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SGCC 2019:What to Expect

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SGCC 2019(Formally STGCC) is happening at the Marina Bay Sands in about a week time. As one of singapore's long running and biggest pop culture event in singapore here is what is to be expected.

Singapore Comic Con returns on 7 - 8 December with anticipation and adventure for the experienced and uninitiated; with exciting activities such as an enhanced gaming experience with GGXP, PVP @ Singapore Comic Con featuring the thrilling finals of PVP esports leagues, industry showcases and celebrity appearances; and meet & greet sessions with notable artists Pop culture fans of comics, games, toys, cosplay and everything else in between can rejoice as the annual Singapore Comic Convention (SGCC) 2019 returns from 7 to 8 December at Marina Bay Sands with tickets going on sale from 1 July 2019. SGCC will join other constituent events as part of the Singapore Media Festival this year (SMF), hosted by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) Fans can look forward to two whole days of living their fandom fantasies with a rich mix of experiential activities and meet-and-greet sessions with pop culture icons.
“SGCC will continue to feed fans with their favorite pop culture dishes, just as we have for the last 11 years as STGCC. And this year, we’re upping the game with some jaw dropping headliners,” enthused Mr. Suhaimi Sainy, Senior Manager of Special Projects, Reed Exhibitions. “Come gawk at and geek out over your beloved fandoms and franchises as you take in the moment with many activities we have in store. Fans, you won’t feel far from home.”
Comics Illustrators and Award-Winning Toy Artist Amongst Star-studded Line-up 
The two-day extravaganza between 7 – 8 December will see a star-studded line up of illustrators and toy designers. Hailing all the way from UK is three-time New York Times best-selling artist Mark Simpson known by the pen name Jock. Famed for his artwork in graphic novel titles, such as 2000 AD, The Losers, Wolverine and the award-winning Batman: The Black Mirror series, Jock has also produced key art concept designs and promotional imagery for films including Iron Man 3, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Dredd and Star Wars: Episode VII. Fans of DC Comics’ Batman series will also be star struck at a special meet & greet session with American comic book artist and penciller Greg Capullo. A legend in the world of comics, Greg is best known for his work on Quasar, X-Force, Angela, Spawn and Batman. Prior to his current work illustrating for the iconic Batman series, Greg provided art for Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft and contributed lead character designs for the award-winning HBO animated SPAWN series. Joining this stellar line-up is pop surrealist, Tara McPherson known for creating art pieces that explore the realms of otherworldly characters which| are born from complexities of the human psyche. Tara’s talent places her as a leading female artist for the Designer Toy movement. She has collaborated with brands like kidrobot, ToyQube and most recently Tomenosuke. Recently in 2018 she won a Designer Toy Award in the category Best Licensed Toy for her Wonder Woman Art Figure. You can catch these artists and more in action at SGCC 2019.
Changing the Game: Analog vs Digital Sports at GGXP 
Gaming geeks of all ages head down to the Good Game Experience (GGXP) area at SGCC 2019 to experience in the world of gaming. PVP @ Singapore Comic Con Celebrate all things esports at PVP @ Singapore Comic Con by Singtel! The stage will be set for gaming fans to rub shoulders with professional gaming influencers and celebrities, experience exclusive industry showcases such as AR and VR in gaming, witness the finals of the PVP Community Leagues featuring Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and DOTA 2, and much more. Aimed at offering amateur gamers the chance to come together for some friendly competition, the PVP Community Leagues comprise a local inter-tertiary Campus League and a regional Corporate League. A combined prize pool of cash and prizes worth more than SGD 30,000 awaits the winners, and an additional SGD 20,000 will be donated to the PVP Corporate League winners’ charities of choice – it’s gaming for good!
Mr Arthur Lang, CEO of Singtel’s International Group said, “We’re thrilled to bring a whole new level of gaming action to PVP @ Singapore Comic Con as gaming becomes more intertwined in mainstream culture. We’re excited to offer fans in the region an elevated gaming experience from meeting gaming heroes and influencers to witnessing some of the latest developments in gaming technology. The deep passion for competitive gaming is also amazing to see with the PVP Community leagues drawing some 1,250 participants from schools and companies across the region. With the premier of PVP @ Singapore Comic Con we look forward to bringing more excitement to gamers of all ages and walks of life!”
Old school is the new school with the Tabletop experience brought to you by Gamersaurus Rex! Explore miniature tablescapes and battlefields laden with a myriad of terrain features where players enact battles between opposing forces using beautiful hand painted miniature models. Some of the games that will be featured during the convention include tournaments both for Warhammer 40,000 and A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game. Visitors can also try their hand at painting these figurines which they can take home as memorabilia. Role-Playing Adventure Game freshies need not worry as Dungeons & Dragons sessions for beginners will also be hosted, letting them learn as they play.
Bring Home an Exclusive T-shirt Designed by Renowned Guests!Uniquely designed T-shirts by artists hailing from all over the world will be specially reated for this year’s event and is available for sale at SGD $29 each from 1 July 2019. These limited-edition T-shirts will be available online and also sold on site at the Merchandise store at SGCC in December. The designers include New York-based award-winning artist Tara McPherson and Japanese artist Peach MoMoKo whose use of watercolours allows her to create vibrant and vintage Japanese styled artwork. Alongside these talented women is Stephanie Raphela Ho, a Singaporean artist better known as Muffinsaurs whose design style focuses on adorable animals and inspired by her daily encounters.
TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL CREATOR AND ’GEEK OUT’ WITH RENOWNED ARTISTS AT SINGAPORE COMIC CON 2019-New initiative to be unveiled at Singapore Comic Con 2019 to connect aspiring creators with publishers
Premier pop culture extravaganza, Singapore Comic Con (SGCC) 2019, is proud to introduce a brand-new initiative this year that looks into connecting aspiring creators with publishers through the ‘Work In Progress’ (W.I.P) programme. Alongside this exciting initiative, visitors of SGCC
2019 can also look forward to meeting notable artists from the world of comics such as the creators of the hilariously relatable, ‘Sarah Scribbles’ and ‘My Giant Nerd Boyfriend’. If cosplaying is your passion, it’s time to get started on your outfit as registration for the Championships of Cosplay is now open
Telling a compelling sequential narrative with words and pictures is a critical skill when forging a strong creative connection between the comic artist and the reader.
Budding artists that have ever dreamed to work in the world of comics can now get their big break. The new W.I.P programme will allow aspiring local & Southeast Asian creators to step forward and showcase their creativity as they look to leverage on the opportunity to get talent spotted and have their work published.
“Many of our fans don’t just gobble up comics and pop culture but are also aspiring creators with their own original ideas and unique stories to tell. We hope that with the W.I.P programme, we can unearth new talents, encourage people to explore opportunities to turn their passion into reality and make their dreams come true by turning their passion projects into published works,” said Mr. Suhaimi Sainy, Senior Manager, Reed Exhibitions.
Each proposal submitted will be thoroughly vetted by an esteemed group of participating publishers such as Shogakukan Asia, Asiapac Books Pte Ltd and Vividthree Productions Pte Ltd + Darkbox Studio Pte Ltd for unique curated content and fresh ideas. Creators whose entries display their passion and skills in original storytelling will be presented with an opportunity to meet the publishers at SGCC this December and stand a chance of having their works published. Mark your calendars as submissions open on 29 August 2019.
“Shogakukan Asia is pleased to work together with SGCC and fellow creators in the W.I.P programme,” commented Mr. Bunsho Kajiya, Managing Director, Shogakukan Asia Pte Ltd. “As the leading publisher of manga titles, Shogakukan Asia's editors possess a treasure trove of experience and knowledge which we would like to impart to a new generation of local and regional talent.”
“We are delighted to be working with SGCC on this initiative to encourage aspiring creators in the region. Our company has always been committed to nurturing emerging comic talent, having published early works of many successful and well- loved comic artists such as Wee Tian Beng (Singapore), Chan Kok Sing (Malaysia) and Hu Rong (Japan/China). W.I.P programme is a fantastic opportunity for artists to give their dream career a shot,” said Chong Lingying, Manager of Asiapac Books.
Creativity holds no boundaries at the Championships of Cosplay, back again at SGCC 2019. A true test of talent, grit and a lot of patience, the best of the best of Singapore’s cosplay scene will be showcasing their craftsmanship and artisanal skills at this event. Each submission will undergo a pre-judging session where only up to ten contestants will be shortlisted. The ultimate champion will win an all sponsored trip to represent SGCC in the grand finals at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) in 2020 as well as a cash prize and tickets to SGCC 2020. Submissions are open until 6 October 2019.
If you’re a huge comic book fan, you’ll be stoked this December with SGCC’s line up of artists this year. In addition to meeting and interacting with legendary comic creators Jock, Greg Capullo and American artist and toy designer Tara McPherson, fans can geek out to four additional renowned artists this December. Hailing from the streets of Brooklyn, New York, is illustrator and cartoonist Sarah Andersen who rose to fame when she started her webcomic, Sarah’s Scribbles in 2011. The amusing and quirky portrayal of “adult life” which made the webcomic relatable to daily life, made it a viral hit on social media. Since then, the talented artist has published several books, such as Herding Cats, Big Mushy Happy Lump and Adulthood Is A Myth.
From neighbouring country Malaysia, is rising comic artist, Tay Yen Ee or better known by her pen name, Fishball. As someone who loves drawing, Fishball uses her talent as a way of recording her daily life. Humorous, captivating and all so true, Fishball’s My Giant Nerd Boyfriend comic strip became a household name when it was picked up by Korean-based publishing portal, Webtoon.
Comic fanboys and fangirls can look forward to getting up closeand personal with amazing artist, Yasmine Putri. Starting out her career as a freelancer with various stints in both Marvel and DC Comics, Yasmine is known for her gritty artistic flair that blends realism with comic styles. Her latest works include variant covers for DC’s limited series, DCeased which debuted on 1st May where she pays homage to classic horror movie posters.
A comic is nothing without a gripping storyline and author Donny Cates’ brilliant writing is testament to that. Joining this year’s SGCC line up, Donny has been making a name for himself on titles such as God Country, Venom and Silver Surfer. His current run on the Absolute Carnage storyline sees the symbiote-empowered serial killer on the hunt for anyone who has ever been attached to a symbiote. It’s not over yet folks! Joining our already stacked guest line-up are comic creators, Livio Ramondelli and Creees as well as illustrators Joey Spiotto and Prema-Ja.
Visitors will also be in awe as they gaze upon the jaw-dropping creations of well-known cosplayers, Astarohime and Jin (behindinfinity) who will be making an appearance at SGCC this year. As an avid cosplayer for over ten years, Astarohime has more than 100 costumes in her wardrobe that exudes outstanding precision and intricacy in each design. She has also been chosen as a representative for Russia in foreign cosplay conventions as guest-of-honor and member of the jury for the past three years.
For Jin (behindinfinity), her love for cosplay has earned the passionate individual unique opportunities such as being chosen to be the official Kenshin Himura cosplayer on the Asian red-carpet premiere of the live action film for Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and the international tour of The Lion King musical. Jin’s passion for cosplayhas also given her the opportunity to share knowledge and interact with her fans around the world.
Come and play as SGCC 2019 celebrates art toys with Mighty Jaxx and answer the age-old question of how to get to Sesame Street Art toy lovers of all ages and pop culture fans can anticipate a nostalgic weekend with their favourite toy artisans at Singapore Comic Con (SGCC) 2019. Returning for their seventh year at SGCC 2019, award-winning design studio Mighty Jaxx prides itself in developing original content and products. Since its inception in 2012, Mighty Jaxx has delivered over thousands of products to collectors all over the world and this year, fans who grew up watching characters Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster can look forward to Mighty Jaxx’s exciting collaboration with iconic children’s show Sesame Street.
“SGCC has allowed us to connect with fans of the local toy, comic and gaming community for the past six years. Through SGCC, we were also able to bring artists to share their passion and amazing works with fans in Singapore,” shared Mr. Jackson Aw, Founder, Mighty Jaxx.
In conjunction with Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary this year, fans will get to relive their childhood memories with Mighty Jaxx’s Freeny’s Hidden Dissectibles: Sesame Street! collection. The collection will feature six fan favourite characters and four hidden variants, with each piece randomly packed in a box. Additionally, Mighty Jaxx will also be introducing a special edition 4-inch Elmo, and the latest XXRAY Plus Cookie Monster - debuting at SGCC 2019!
Art toy afficionados will be on cloud nine with this year’s exciting line-up of toy artisans! Since he started his career in 2006, talented artist, designer and illustrator, Tik Ka from East has held solo exhibitions in major cities worldwide including Taiwan, Paris, New York and London. Tik Ka’s works reflect a cultural blend of traditional Chinese, European, American and Japanese cultures, as a result of growing up in the Hong Kong colonial era. His “Super Hero meets Chinese Opera” series was highly acclaimed by international media and individuals including, Stan Lee and Robert Downey Jr. Be prepared to gawk at the magnificent Codename Colossus series of Mechanical Dieselpunk Walking Tank Scale Models created by Michael Sng. As the owner of Machination Studio, Michael fulfilled his childhood dream of making a large fictional walking tank model and embarked on a journey to learn about 3D modelling, electronics and programming. This journey led to an invitation for him to speak on the main stage at the TED Conference 2016 in Vancouver.
Joining the list of toy designers are more renowned illustrators and creators from the world of comics. From our little red dot is award-winning illustrator and comic artist, Koh Hong Teng who in 2012, co-created the graphic novel Ten Sticks and One Rice with writer Oh Yong Hwee. They clinched the bronze award at The 7th International Manga Award in 2013, making them Singapore's first comic creators to win a prized international award from Japan. To mark his tenth year as a comic artist, Hong Teng will also be having a solo exhibition and a talk about his works this December.
If you are a fan of the New York Times best-selling, Harvey Award and multi-Eisner Award winning cannibal cop comedy series, Chew, brace yourself for an opportunity to get up close and personal with creator, John Layman this December. John’s other notable works include Cyclops, Godzilla, Scarface, House of Me: Fantastic Four and the Marvel Identity Wars Annuals.
As a professional freelance artist of over 20 years, Jim Mahfood or better known as Food One has since garnered an impressive amount of followers globally. From self-publishing his own work,Girl Scouts, this led him to scoring his first big break with Marvel Comics – writing and drawing the X-Men related Generation X Underground Special. Jim’s career then took off into the fields of illustration, advertising, fine art and more. His brand-new project includes the upcoming Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost mini-series.
Based in Austin, Texas, Alexander Iaccarino is a professional illustrator who merges screen printing and the feel of classic movie posters with the influence of classic anime, western comics and video games. Alexander expresses his appreciation towards each genre through his work which is full of intricate details and a large cast of characters. Apart from being granted the opportunity to be a licensed Star Wars and Marvel poster artwork creator, Alexander has also worked with many great clients such as Playstation and the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).
Fans are also in for a treat with their favourite artists and illustrators returning once
again to SGCC. The lineup includes Japanese illustrator Peach MoMoKo (artist behind
Frozen and Moana), James C Mulligan (Emmy nominee and New York Times Best
Selling author) artist of KABUKI, David Mack and acclaimed artist and writer of
Unnatural, Mirka Andolfo.
STEP INTO A DIMENSION OF FUN, FANTASY AND MAGIC ATSINGAPORE COMIC CONVENTION (SGCC) 2019!-A feast for the senses awaits visitors as SGCC 2019 gears up for another exciting array of activities!
The countdown has begun to Singapore’s premier pop culture event, SGCC 2019, happening from 7 to 8 December at Marina Bay Sands across Halls A, B and C. Fans of all ages and fandoms can look forward to two full days of exciting activities that will not disappoint.
Be enthralled by a wide range of activities such as meet and greet sessions, limited
edition purchases, talent spotting, solving puzzles & games, Championships of
Cosplay and more at SGCC 2019 – It’s the perfect opportunity to discover what makes
you POP! An event that will have gamers at the edge of their seats over two days, will be the crowning of PVP Esports @ Singapore Comic Con by Singtel’s community league
featuring Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Dota 2. If you’re into dressing up like your
favourite superheroes, come down and meet with your favourite cosplayers and even
take part in the Cosplay Parade happening on 7 Dec at 3.30pm. Just be sure to
not leave your selfie sticks at home as you wouldn't want to miss a photo-opportunity
like never before. For the talented creatives who have always wanted to get a chance to work on a TV series, get your portfolios ready. 108 Media will be premiering Fluorescent Black, a dark sci-fi TV series based on the cult favourite graphic novel published by Heavy Metal Magazine. On top of sharing juicy details about the series in their panel, 108 Media will also be holding talent spotting reviews for artists and writers to work on the series.
According to the creator of the series, Mr Matthew Wilson, “It’s a very distinctive
setting, made more distinctive by the central characters, who are dealing with issues
you don’t commonly see in a sci-fi context. This TV series tells a crime story, like
Breaking Bad, but set in the world of gene-tech-gone-wrong.” For those who love to solve puzzles and mysteries, good news, you are going to love the Heist! Head down to Curious Chimeras booth and be prepared to create a mystery story right at the convention hall - it’s time to put your thinking hat on!
Larger Star-Studded Line Up
Joining this year’s stellar line-up is artist extraordinaire Mico Suayan,
Jonathan Cathey from The Loyal Subjects, and tokidoki’s Simone Legno. Oh but that’s not all! We also have the co-creator of Kinnikuman, Takashi Shimada and last but not least, the duo behind the Sword Art Online light novels, Reki Kawahara and abec!
  • Star-studded Line-up From Across the Globe
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Pop culture fans, you’re in for a treat! Don’t miss this chance to meet and greet with renownedcomic book artists, toy creators, entertainers, cosplayers and pop culture icons! Featuring guests such as Michael Sng, Koh Hong Teng, Astarohime, Andy Kubert, Peach MoMoKo, Fishball, Jason Freeny, Mufizal Mokhtar, Tara McPherson, Yasmine Putri and many more!

  • Good Game Experience (GGXP)

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Calling all gamers – both hardcore and casual, be sure to head down to GGXP and experience the world of gaming in a whole new level. From tabletop to console, SGCC promises that there’s something for everyone! Gaming fans rejoice and celebrate all things esports at PVP Esports @ Singapore Comic Con by Singtel and witness the finals of the PVP Community Leagues featuring Mobile Legends:Bang Bang and Dota 2. Get up close with your favourite celebrity streamer Alodia Gosiengfiao and grab the chance to battle with OG Dota 2’s Topson. Try your hand at Hearthstone®: Battlegrounds, a brand-new auto-battling game mode that introduces a fresh, strategic and 8-playerexperience. While you’re there catch Resurgence members Samuel ‘Sequinox’ Chan, Wesley ‘Lambyseries’ Seek and Deborah ‘Wolfsbanee’ Sim in a showcase segment on 7 Dec at 3:30pm. Pop by the Gaming Lounge, sit back and relax as you work your thumbs on Dota Underlords and bring home exclusive prizes! Not to mention there are over $1,000 of Dash credits are up for grabs too!
    Alternatively, visitors of SGCC 2019 can also snap photos of themselves within the PVP arena, publish it on Instagram with the #PVPComicCon and stand a chance to bring home a SecretLab Omega Stealth at the end of the day.

    Card collectors you’re in for a surprise! Singapore’s very own Bushiroad joins SGCC’s stellar line up of tournaments as they bring to you Cardfight!! Vanguard and Future Card Buddyfight. Battle it out with your fellow competitors on the Tabletop and stand a chance to win exclusive prizes.
      Additionally, fans can look forward to previews of upcoming Bushiroad cards.Explore Tabletop experience brought to you by Gamersaurus Rex! Delve into the miniature tablescapes and battlefields where players enact battles between opposing forces using hand painted miniature models. Tournaments include games like Warhammer 40,000 and A Song of Ice and Fire.
        Making its debut at SGCC 2019, Pokémon fans can look forward to the #PlayPokémon Trading Card Game and Video Game Tournament from the official Pokémon Championship series. Featuring the standard format Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon on Nintendo 3DS. Participants can also fast track their invitation to the prestigious Pokémon World Championships by earning up to 200 Championship Points!

        • Main Stage Programmes, SPW Wrestling Ring and The Creative Space
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        Join SGCC’s guests on the main stage for live demos, exclusive panels and Q&A sessions. For a
        full programme line up, visit Additionally, for the first time ever, catch wrestlers from Singapore Pro Wrestling (SPW), showcasing live dramatic battles between good and evil with a unique local twist - don’t blink, you won’t want to miss out! Ignite your creativity at The Creative Space and learn how to turn your hobby into a business. Join us for talks and knowledge sharing sessions by SGCC guests and industry professionals. Limited seats are available, so be sure to register your spot now.

        • Championships of Cosplay (CoC)-
          8 Dec 2019, Sunday 4.30pm – 6.30pm
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        Catch your favourite cosplayers showcasing their craftsmanship and artisanal skills as they battle out
        to win an all sponsored trip to represent SGCC in the grand finals at the Chicago Comic &
        Entertainment Expo (C2E2) next year! CoC Judges: Jin (behindinfinity), Astarohime & Bernard Phee (General Manager of Caesars)
        • Exclusive Merchandise & Limited Edition Collectible
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        From comics to toys and collectibles – visitors of SGCC 2019 can look forward to all the limitededition offerings that is not to be missed! Get first dibs on Mighty Jaxx’s Freeny’s Hidden
        Dissectibles: Sesame Street collection; Royal Selangor’s Limited Edition 80th Classic Batmobile Replica as well as SaberMach’s limited edition in-universe sabers. Other exhibitors’ merchandise that you can look out for are from the MINT Museum of Toys where you can learn about the history of toy collections and participate in crafting activities. Singapore’s favourite Mr Kiasu is back and this time in celebration of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants’ 20th anniversary. Bikini Bottom meets Singapore in this clash of worlds in a coffee table book format, everyone’s favourite yellow SpongeBob SquarePants runs into the Singaporean icon and hero, Mr. Kiasu. SGCC 2019 is proud to have this new coffee table book launched during the two-day fanfare and will be signed by Mr. Johnny Lau himself. Get your hands on the limited edition SPAWN #303 selling only at SGCC 2019. Rumour has it that there will only be 250 copies available. Be sure to make this your first pit stop as soon as you enter the pop culture realm.
        • Discover Amazing Creations at the Artist Alley
        If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind commissioned art pieces, then this is the place to be! Explore hidden gems from an eclectic collection of sketches, toys at the Artist Alley booths. Each booth promises a showcase of unique trinkets that like-minded fans can get their hands on. Be prepared to be inspired by the creations of mixed artists, illustrators and even toy-makers such as Drawmonsterdraw, FRUS, Laugh and Belly,and many more.

        • Other fringe activities not to be missed!

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        1. Doodle Wall: Visitors of all ages can join in the fun doodling on the doodle wall with the Band of Doodlers. Who knows, you might be channelling your inner Picasso.
        2. Talent Spotting Program: 108 Media will be on the lookout for artists and
          writers to work on Fluorescent Black through portfolio reviews done at their booths. Taipan Films, the studio behind Singapore’s first monster film, Circle Line, will also be conducting portfolio reviews to spot talented creatives for the chance to work as concept artists and more on the movie.
        3. Photo booth: Bring home a momento at our photo booth. Snap a picture or two for keepsakes and to remember your experience at SGCC 2019!

        • Official Tea Sponsor

        Feeling parched? Don’t worry we got you covered! Get your hands on the SGCC-exclusive R&B Tea drinks such as Ivy’s Poison Potion, The Dark Night and Mad Love only at SGCC 2019.
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