Sunday, September 17, 2017

STGCC 2017:The captured memories

Posted By: han siang "Speedknight" wong - Sunday, September 17, 2017



Singapore Toy Games & Comic Convention 2017 was it's biggest ever. Into it's 10th year,lets take a look at the captured moments at Halls C,D & F of the Sands Expo & Convention over the weekend from the 9th to the 10th of September 2017.




  • Akiba Zone
  • Mini Stage
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Ayame*Apricot and Masayoshi Minoshima of  Alstroemeria Records

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TAM (TAMusic) & Akai Ryusei (Tokyo Active NEETs & Kokyo Active NEETs)

Akiba zone as the name suggest,was inspired by the very town in Japan. Idols, Doujin music circles,Guest Cosplayers & makeup products are found here. This zone was also made accessible with the lowest tier ticket,benefiting those were only interested in the eastern pop culture(DJ night and Japan Pop stage exclusive,though).      

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Local Dance group Tokimeki Jump
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Local dance group A-live
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Ola Aphrodite 

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Ayame*Apricot
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Rie Yurohara



At the mini stage within Akiba town, visitors were treated with bite size performances. On the first day the stage was largely focused on Idol Performances. Besides Japanese idols like Rie Yurohara, Ayame*Apricort, Sae Tuskiyama & Idol groups like Tokyo Clear's , ColorPionte, local Dance groups like Tokimeki Jump ,  A-live , Natsuiro Party & Ola Aphrodite a member of  an Indonesian idol group Shojo Complex performed to an enthusiastic crowd which wotagei and cheered throughout the performances. The day mellowed down with TAMusic & Akai Ryusei bringing the audiences acoustic rendition of anisongs, games and the all too familar pieces from Touhou.

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M_Minoshima(Alstroemeria Records)

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ARM(IOSYS)

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DJ Benkun

The enthusiastic crowd returns on the 2nd day this time enjoying remixes from Anime, Touhou and   other games. Local anikura DJ Benkun was spinning alongside Masayoshi Minoshima of  Alstroemeria Records, ARM  of iosysDJ Keitan  of Real Akiba Boyz and Shouya Namai.








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  • Guest Cosplayers 
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Siutao
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Shimo
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Leon Chiro
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Iroi Moe
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The 3 Guest taking a pictures together & autographing on them as a mementos for each other
 

Fans of  Siutao(Hong Kong)Shimo(Taiwan)Iroi Moe(Japan)Leon Chiro(Italy) were delighted that not only they get to meet their favourite cosplayers up close, they are able to get their merchandise autographed. Every Single of the guest had their merchandise sold out by the mid of 2nd day!  


 

DJ Night (Day 1) & Japan Pop Stage (Day 2)

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DJ REDShiFT
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Yunomi Feat.Nicamoq

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Ayame*Apricot and Masayoshi Minoshima of  Alstroemeria Records
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Taku Inoue
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ARM of Iosys



On day 1 of STGCC the programme on the main stage ended with the staple of STGCC, the DJ Night. This year hot favourites such as Masayoshi Minoshima of  Alstroemeria Records [Bad Apple!!-Touhou Remix] returns with new faces such as ARM  of iosys [Cirno Perfect Math Class-Touhou Remix],  Taku Inoue [Your Sunset-Tekken Tag Tournament 2 OST]   Yunomi Feat.Nicamoq[Mentai Cosmic-Original Song] all are top DJ from Japan , Last but not least its REDSHiFT[Lucid Dream-Original Song Feat. 巡音ルカ ] from Neighboring Indonesia.


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Sae Tsukiyama and Tracy of Amatres Records 
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Hiiragi Rio
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Yunomi Feat.Nicamoq

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Rie Yorohara
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Ayame*Apricot

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ColorPointe

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Tokyo Clear's
Similarly on Day 2 where Japan Pop Stage ended the day with crowd favourites like Rie Yurohara, Sae Tuskiyama & Hiiragi Rio returns, while Ayame*Apricot (Though not her 1st time in Singapore, She came for EOY 2015 before), Yunomi Feat.Nicamoq,Tokyo Clear's  & ColorPionte Performed on STGCC's Japanese pop culture stage for the very 1st time.




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STGCC Championship of Cosplay & Kids Cosplay parade.


  • STGCC Championship of Cosplay
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The 8 Contestant for this year's  Championship of Cosplay. 

There were 8 Contestants for this year's Championship of Cosplay vying for the top prize of a trip to  Crown Championships of Cosplay finals at C2E2 2018. As of past STGCC Championship of Cosplay fashion contestants this year were all deck out in impressive amours and props. Results after the break!

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2nd Runner Up



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1st Runner Up

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Winner for STGCC 2017 Championship of Cosplay

  • Kids Cosplay Parade 
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The Participants for Kids Cosplay parade.

While the kids cosplay parade every year may not be as impressive as the Championship of Cosplay, it's always interesting to see the young Padawans on stage, at a tender each you can never guest each participants reaction on stage some put up a brave and impressive act while others would be so shy that the would just quickly walk across the exit and entry points to the backstage.

Artist Galore 

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Rachta Lin
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Velvet Room booth 
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Some marvel & DC figurines  

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Sugarfree Booth
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Have your Caricature drawn
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James C. Mulligan


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Sonny Liew
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Frank Cho

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Shimo
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East meets West!

No con is complete without Artist Gallery, STGCC 2017 offering this year has something for everyone.,be it the Eastern or Western Pop culture. This year's Walk of fame is situated in this section as well.  For the artistes get your autograph & interact with them, as for the guest cosplayers get your photos taken with them with a cleaner background and lightings.

GGXP


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Asus ROG Masters Grand Finals  (Counter-Strike)
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VIVE Booth at GGXP has some serious VR action

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Qishan Should not be a stranger to the gaming community here  

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Competitive Gaming too much for you? Have a Casual gaming session or two at the chillax zone   

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Avertigos a kickstarted singapore made board game that revolves around sail ships
  
Gaming is the probably the section that got the biggest boost at this year's STGCC partnering GGXP. Competitive gamers fight it out at Asus ROG Masters. There is also a tabletop gaming section where Avertigos a board game that is made in Singapore that is based on .    
   
Starwars: Experience the Force
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Kylo Ren Resting inside the  Millennium Falcon

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Rey's Speeder bike mockup

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Hmmm..... The timeline has been altered? XD 

Another Section that took up a significant floor space is Starwars: Experience the Force. with life size mock-ups of the Millennium Falcon's interior and Rey's Speeder bike fans of the star wars franchise was in for a treat and certainly the force was strong at the show floor.



Exclusively Your's (or not)

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HMO Megaman Displayed at the booth


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Kinetiquettes Chun li

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Masterpiece Collection of Fire Engines 

Without doubt the STGCC Exclusives are always pulling in the early crowd. Even before i entered the hall on Saturday,the People who wanted the exclusives had already formed up snaking queues at the booths(VIP pass holders get early access to the show floor). Even if you are not here for the exclusive you get to feast your eyes on the highly detailed, most of the time hand sculpted figures many of which is already out of production.

EDP Lab Singapore STGCC official after party  

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Kors K, Ryu☆,Camellia & Kradness

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Kors K

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Ryu

 There was an After party at VLV for STGCC this year with DJs like Ryu☆, Kors K ,Kradness & Quarke, The pictures above was taken at the preview session at the event itself. Why? Because after Covering 2 days of STGCC 2017, the after party is for Enjoyment!



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