Sunday, January 20, 2008

Singapore Toy and Comic Convention

Following World Cyber Games (WCG), Singapore will add another major otaku/geek convention to the calendar of events. The SINGAPORE TOY & COMIC CONVENTION (STCC) will be the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.

The convention, modelled after San Diego Comics Convention and the Tokyo Game Show, is organised by Play Imaginative - the people behind the conceived-in-Singapore urban vinyl series “Trexi“. The three day event, from 27 to 28 June, will be held at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The first day is reserved for the industry and media, with 28 to 29 June opened to the public. Admission is expected to be free. There’s plans for a cosplay contest, animation screenings, toy (exclusives?) redemption, autograph sessions, art auction and workshops/talks by industry practitioners. Special events include the 45th anniversary of Old Master Q (Lao Fu Zi/老夫子) Showcase. Check out the official event web page for programme and updates.

The organiser intends STCC to be an annual event that will bring new audiences to the world of toys and design. The convention targets to bring in 150 exhibitors. Major industry players from Asia, Europe and North America will be attending the event.

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