An Awesome Weekend at the AsiaPOP ComiCON Manila 2016

The biggest annual comic and pop culture convention in the Philippines was held last August 26 to 28 at the SMX Convention Center. Pop culture fans were treated to an impressive line-up of international and local artists, talents, and shows.

Though Hayley Atwell and Holland Roden had to cancel, international actors such as Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals), Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), and Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, Warm Bodies, X-Men: Apocalypse) were all present.

Not only that, but renowned singer Hiroshi Kitadani of JAM Project and world-renowned comic book artists Mike Zeck, Ken Lashley and Billy Tan graced the event. To represent the Philippines, we have our Filipino Beauty vlogger Say Tioco Artillero as well as Alodia Gosiengfiao and Myrtle Sarrosa who were both Cosplay Authority Global Challenge (The CAGE) judges.

This is only the second year of APCC Manila but my first time at the said event. I really wanted to attend the first APCC as I’m a fan of Paul Bettany, who plays Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately, I had to cancel.

But this time I made sure to attend the 2016 edition –rain or shine. As a reminder of this awesome weekend, I bought a Giordano x Voltes V 40th Anniversary polo shirt and a Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure –The Joker from Geek PH.

Now I know that the APCC 2016 ended a week ago. But I’m already preparing for next year. You never know who they will invite. I just wish they release their line-up and ticket prices early so I could allot a budget. Plus, I really need to purchase a good power bank as I wasn’t able to capture more moments at the APCC. Despite that, I was still able to have a great time.

To sum up that awesome weekend below is a short video! 😀

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