Thursday, 29 August 2013

STGCC 2013: Media Preview - Photo Pimp!

Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC) 2013
Date: 31st Aug & 1st Sept (Sat/Sun) 
Time: 10am - 8pm
Venue: Hall B & C, Level 1
Sands Expo & Convention Centre
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 
Nearest MRT: Bayfront MRT (Circle Line)

The Project Harata team was invited to the Media Preview for STGCC on Thursday, 28th August 2013. 

Last year, I (Emi) went together with Seren, but since she's overseas now pursuing higher education, there' s a new junior writer taking her place ~ *drumrolls* Rian

Media Release: STGCC sets off on an exhilarating pop culture expedition

STGCC sets off on an exhilarating pop culture expedition

  • Star-studded league of 24 celebrated personalities from 8 countries
  • Over 180 exhibitors with toys, games and comics offerings
  • Close to 120 STGCC exclusives and product launches

Singapore, 31 August 2013 – The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC)has swung upon the shores with a splash of pop culture coolness and heavyweight offerings. Taking place over the weekend of 31 August and 1 September at the Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, this year’s STGCC boasts a power-packed line-up from exhibitors to pop culture personalities alike.

With over 180 exhibitors, this year’s STGCC is expected to attract massive crowds of 38,000 local and regional fans over the weekend. Fans will be delighted with near 120 exclusive pop culture offerings from headline exhibitors such as entertainment giant Disney, premium toy figurine companies Hot Toys and ENTERBAY, and famous game developer NAMCO BANDAI.

Not only are the 24 notable personalities from both Eastern and Western pop culture scenes here to meet and greet fans, but some of them have brought their very own crafts to STGCC. Simone Legno, inventor of the much raved tokidoki brand, has brought in a limited edition vinyl unicorno which was first launched at the San Diego Comic Con 2013. David Mack, famed for his Daredevil and KABUKI, has brought in his newest Neil Gaiman print and original art pages from his highly-acclaimed works. From the East, illustrator and designer redjuice will arrive armed with his most popular art books. Get your collectibles autographed by the creators themselves at STGCC!

Be dazzled by the interactive exhibition booths and exclusive show screenings on the show floor. Don’t forget to snap photos of the spectacular display of the Hall of Armor and holographic display showcases, which recreate the movie setting from this year’s blockbuster Iron Man III.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Media Release: Hot Toys gears up for action at STGCC 2013

STGCC is happening just next weekend! Are you ready for it? Check out the latest updates from the organisers:


Singapore, 16 August 2013 – With just two more weeks to an explosive action-packed weekend, the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) unleashes the crowning content from Hot Toys, together with more talented pop culture personalities joining the Walk of Fame.

Image Credtis: STGCC Official Website

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Media Release: Constellation of Star Toy Designers and Toy Exclusives at STGCC 2013

More Asian pop culture personalities coming aboard the show

Image Credtis: STGCC Official Website

Singapore, 25 July 2013 – Members of the illustrious toy-designing faculty have confirmed their presence at the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC), and this army of toy designers is sure to set tongues wagging and hearts aflutter. These incredibly gifted toy designers with huge international cult followings include Angry Woebots, Jesse Yu akaJ★RYU and Luke Chueh.

Adding on to the impressive list, premium toy figurine company ENTERBAY marches in with their exclusive NBA collection, and this will be their first launch in Singapore at STGCC. Perennial crowd favourite Hot Toys returns with its 2013 Toy Fairs Exclusive, comprising three macho figures from The First Avenger, G.I. Joe Retaliation and Superman III. Founder of the much-lauded tokidoki, Simone Legno is back in town with his popular merchandise.

As the spotlight shifts to highlight the eastern pop culture personalities, fans will rejoice at the sight of more famous names joining the line-up. From Korea, we have cosplayer Aza(previously known as Miyuko) with her dashing costumes, and from Japan, we have Yuyoyuppe, vocaloid producer with his ground-shaking pieces. Also from Japan, NAMCO BANDAI Games brings in Hideo Baba, who oversaw the birth of the Tales of series, one of the most critically acclaimed Japanese role-playing game (J-RPG)franchises. Baba-san will be here to experience his first trip to Singapore for STGCC.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Media Release: Go “MAD” with Joe Madureira at STGCC 2013!

Image Credtis: STGCC Official Website

Singapore, 10 July 2013 – Come September, Joe Madureira will make his first paramount appearance in Singapore at the highly-anticipated Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) 2013. Marvel Comics book writer/artist and game developer, he is acclaimed for his works on Marvel Comics’ Uncanny X-Men and his creator-owned comic book Battle Chasers.

Affectionately known as Joe MAD among his fans, his latest art style is coloured with influence from Japanese manga and anime.

Recently, Joe MAD is working hard to dish out more fascinating artwork of fans’ favourite characters from Marvel Comics. Reunited with writer Zeb Wells for the latest Savage Wolverine, which started an arc pitting Wolverine and Elektra against formidable agents of the ninja cult, the original Avenging Spider-Man creative team has once again combined forces to create earth-shattering works for avid comic fans.

Joe MAD will be here in Singapore for the first time at STGCC, and he will be joining the Walk of Fame to get up-close and personal with his fans. He will be bringing along some surprises as well, exclusively for fans only.

Be sure to catch Joe MAD in action at STGCC, which will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Marina Bay Sands from 31 August to 1 September 2013.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Media Release: STGCC 2013 returns to galvanise Singapore’s pop culture sphere!

Image Credtis: STGCC Official Website

Marvel Comics’ artists Adi Granov and David Mack headline the first wave of pop culture personalities

Singapore, 17 June 2013 – The annual Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) is back for another electrifying weekend to satisfy the pop culture cravings of fans in the Southeast Asia. Fans can look forward to meeting Marvel Comics’ artist Adi Granov, the designer behind Iron Man’s trademark red and gold armour on the silver screens, as well as David Mack, famed for his works Daredevil and KABUKI. Both will be in Singapore for the first time at STGCC.

From the popular cosplay scene, cosplayer Vampy Bit Me will jazz up the show floor with her enticingly gorgeous depictions of famous characters from the universe of DC Comics, Marvel Comics, anime and videogame. Fans will be delighted to know that Vampy will be donning brand new costumes at STGCC.

Redjuice, a rising star in the anime industry and the gifted character designer of the hit anime Guilty Crown, will be joining the line-up of comic artists at STGCC. The riotously creative design team behind the highly sought-after TO-FU OYAKO, DEVILROBOTS, will also be back in town due to popular demand.

Up-and-coming music producer DJ kz (livetune) will also rock the floor of STGCC with his latest creations of masterful mixes. This year’s STGCC will also see TAM, armed with his classical violin, performing uniquely refreshing renditions of musical tunes from genres like Anime and Game, which will definitely captivate the senses of fans from both the East and West. Listen up as TAM will be doing a special set list exclusively for STGCC.