Thursday, July 31, 2014

STGCC ramps up excitement with 12 more pop culture personalities

Posted By: han siang "Speedknight" wong - Thursday, July 31, 2014





The Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) will take Southeast Asia’s pop culture scene by storm with its latest power-packed announcement of 12 top-notch personalities, released six weeks before the main event kicks off in September.






From East to West, from comic book artists to the elusive creative forces behind
popular Japanese entertainment, this year’s STGCC will see a wide range of pop
culture personalities appearing in Singapore for the first time, bringing with them
new collaborations and exciting news.





  • Tomokazu Sugita



This edition of STGCC will see the debut appearanceof Tomokazu Sugita, a famous seiyuu (voice actor) best known for voicing many memorable roles in 
various Japanese anime and game titles – from Gintoki of the popular Gintama, to Kyon from Haruhi Suzumiya and Joseph Joestar from Jojo’s Bizzare 
Adventure. He also brought to life Ragna the Bloodedge from fighting game BlazBlue, which spawned an anime series.
In fact, not only is this his debut at STGCC, the trip also marks his very first visit 
to meet fans in Southeast Asia!




  • Good things come in PAIRS





Pop culture aficionados are in for a real treat as Reed Exhibitions will be 
showcasing not one, but two pairs of power duos at STGCC. Freshly announced at the recently-concluded  San Diego Comic-Con, Fight Club, the novel 
brought to stardom in 1999 by Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in the Hollywood cult classic of the same name, is taking on a new storytelling 
format and returning as a comic book series –Fight Club 2. 

Cameron Stewart and David Mack, who will be in Singapore to meet fans at STGCC, areworking together on the artwork for all 10 issues of the highly anticipated sequel, with Stewart doing the art, and Mack as the cover 
artist. The series, published by Dark Horse, will debut in May 2015.
David Mack, famed for the New York Times Best Selling KABUKI Graphic Novels and Daredevil from Marvel Comics, is back at STGCC with first-timer Cameron Stewart, an Eisner Awards (the comic industry’s equivalent of the Oscar Awards) 
winning writer and artist. 

Together with artist Babs Tarr, Stewart recently gave DC Comics’ Batgirl a new 
look, and he is officially on board as part of the new writing team with Batgirl #35,
starting in October 2014. Stewart also wrote and drew the Assassin’s Creed: The
Fall, Assassin’s Creed: The Chain and Assassin’s Creed: Brahman, based on the 
extremely popular Assassin’s Creed video game series. 
  • Dmyo & Stayxxxx



The next power duo recently collaborated on the “Sleepless Child” project in May 2014. Shirahane Nao (AKA Dmyo) from Korea, a prominent illustrator best 
known for her works with celebrity blogger Danny Choo on Mirai-chan (the official mascot character of Culture Japan), tied up with Stayxxxx, a high profile 
Taiwanese cosplayer on this project.

Their first collaboration takes the form of “Cosplay x Illustration”, with Stayxxxx 
cosplaying as Eiji Seiun, the male partner of Mirai-chan, spiced up with
Shirahane Nao (AKA Dmyo)’s illustration of Mirai-chan. It was a piece done in 
celebration of the launch of Danny Choo’s Smart Doll. 




Stayxxxx may look like a suave and stylish guy when donning various 
anime/manga/game outfits, but she is in fact a female cosplayer well-known for
cosplaying male characters. Her depictions of anime characters such as Captain 
Levi from Attack on Titan, Houka Inumata from Kill la Kill, and Gilgamesh from 
FATE series have won her fans from across the region.

  • Olivier Coipel


Comic artist Olivier Coipel rose to fame as the artist of the DC Comics’ Legion of Super Heroes, before moving on to Marvel Comics, and teamed up with
writer J. Michael Straczynski (also the creator of popular science fiction TV series Babylon 5) on the critically acclaimed book Thor, where he designed the
look of the God of Thunder. Coipel has also showcased his gift for spectacle in his work with writer Brian Wood as the penciller for the series: X-Men, and
his three issues of Avengers vs. X-Men (AvX) comic book series as an artist.
Coipel is currently working on a top secret Marvel project. Meet him face-to-face
at STGCC to find out more!



  • Frank Kozik






Frank Kozik is the father of the iconic Labbit character. An entirely self-taught 
artist, Kozik works closely with Kidrobot and other boutique toy companies to create over 500 different limited edition figures. He also has a pair of NikeSB Dunk Quickstrike sneakers, a special edition Swatch watch, and an “Absolut Kozik” print ad amidst other notable projects under his belt. 


  • Andy Price 



Andy Price is the lead penciller and ink artist for the wildly popular My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic comic book from IDW Publishing. The book broke the 100,000 presale mark; the first independent book to beat out DC 
Comics and Marvel Comics in nine years.Price is making his debut in Asia at STGCC. Calling all fans of My Little Pony, be sure to catch Price in person at 
the show.



  • Makoto Kedouin (KEDWIN) 



Makoto Kedouin (KEDWIN) is the writer of Corpse Party, a survival horror adventure Doujin (self-published works) video game series. The popularity of Corpse Party has spawned titles in many other games, manga and OVA 
(original video animation). Catch him at STGCC as he 
brings the “horror factor” from Japan to Singapore!


  • haLRu (MONOMIND)

haLRu (MONOMIND) is a prominent independent engineer of SOUND VOLTEX BOOTH and his responsibility is to drop beats on the dance floor daily. 
He was the sound engineer for the recording of the underground Doujin hits such as Himawari Remix, RayRain and even albums like Anime House Project 
and enigmatic LIA4.







  • estha (GEOGRAPHIC)

estha (GEOGRAPHIC)’s music mostly encompasses styles of house music, but he has multiple releases in the Touhou and Game music genres as well, most notably his works with Key Sounds Label. He is also the founder of two paramount Doujin groups within the Touhou scene – “GEOGRAPHIC” and “XL PROJECT”, both comprising experienced talents from Music, Design, Programming and Storytelling.







  • Harvey Tolibao 

                   

Harvey Tolibao returning to STGCC after two years, Tolibao will be launching a brand new HMT (Home of Multi-Talent) Studios artbook at the show to inspire other artists. Get ready to be impressed with the amazing collection of artwork in the book!




So grab the tickets to the pop culture fiesta now! Priced at $19 for a one-day 
pass and $25 for a two-day pass, tickets are available for sale at selected 
authorised retail outlets and at the event itself. Visit 
www.singaporetgcc.com/tickets-queues for more ticketing details.

Check out www.singaporetgcc.com for the latest STGCC news!


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