Jul 21, 2016

STGCC 2016: Haruhiko Mikimoto, Emma Rios , Jacob Chabot, AKIBA POP STAGE & more!

A second wave of pop culture guests have been unveiled by the organisers of STGCC! Catering to the interest of fans from both the eastern and western arena – STGCC promise to be another exciting line up of guests and activities this year.


Haruhiko Mikimoto

Legendary character designer; Haruhiko Mikimoto will be gracing the event. Amongst the most respected and well loved illustrator, Mikimoto-sensei has lent this talent to titles such as The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Macross 7, Gunbusters, Mobile Suit Gundam 0800: War in the Pocket and the recent Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.




Character design by Haruhiko Mikimoto




A popular and respected digital artist with a considerable follower – Sakimichan has painted a wide variety of subjects. Her works include digital painting of characters from popular games, movies and shows such as Sailormoon, LoL (League of Legends) and Disney titles. She enjoys painting fantasy inspired characters and is known for spinning her own creativity into classic cartoon characters. Rarely participating in conventions, Sakimichan will be making her first ever Asian appearance here at STGCC 2016


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Illustration by Sakimichan


Emma Rios

Known for her surrealistic artwork and thought-provoking stories, Emma Rios is a veteran in the world of comics. Having illustrated for Boom! Studios (Hexed) and Marvel (Doctor Strange, Amazing Spiderman), she returned to creator-owned productions in 2013, thanks to Image Comics. She has just published I.D., her first solo graphic novel, and currently co-edits the Island magazine with Brandon Graham.



Island by Emma Rios


Hwei Lin


A regional illustrator that has made it big on the international scene is Hwei Lin. Hwei paints in a distinctively stylish and bold yet incredibly soft watercolour approach. Emma Rios and Hwei Lim will be debuting their collaborative work, Mirror: The Mountain (published by Image Comics), exclusively at STGCC 2016. Touching upon existential questions, Mirror’s thoughtful story and beautiful art is a combo made to take your breath away.


Illustration by Hwei Lin



Jacob Chabot

An Eisner Award-nominated and New York Times bestselling cartoonist, Chabot is the writer for the brand new Marvel Tsum Tsum miniseries, and is well-known for his work on all-ages comics like Plants vs Zombies, Hello Kitty and his creator-owned series, The Mighty Skullboy Army. Colourful, funny and slapstick best describes some of Jacob Chabot’s works. Tying in with his appearance, a Marvel Tsum Tsum #1 STGCC variant has been specially commissioned for sale. It is available for purchase on our website: http://singaporetgcc.com/Tickets-Merchandising/merchandise/





With the popularity of Japanese pop culture , this year will be the first time STGCC features an AKIBA POP STAGE. Presenting talents from Japan such as GuildStars from Akiba Guild, Road of Alice, Rie Yunohara and Rio Hiiragi. Joining the idol units on stage will be Sae Tsukiyama and Tracy (Amateras Records), representing the doujin culture from Akihabara.


Together with nomico and Masayoshi Minoshima (Alstroemeria Records) who were included in the first guest announcement, fans can expect energetic performances by the artistes and experience the party in true Akiba style!





More information about the Singapore toy Games and Comics convention can be found at their official website.


Tickets and merchandising for STGCC 2016 are available via http://www.singaporetgcc.com/Tickets-Merchandising/. Tickets are also on sale at authorized retail outlets from 22 July onwards. Check http://singaporetgcc.com/Tickets-Merchandising/Authorised-Retail-Outlets/ for more information.

  • SGD19 for a one-day pass

  • SGD28 for a two-day pass

  • SGD120 for VIP packages (limited to 300 pax)

  • 10% off for STGCC merchandise for online ticket purchase (limited merchandise quantities)

Jul 4, 2016

Cosfest 2016 (Cosplay Photos)

The annual Cosfest cum gathering of the year just came to an end last weekend. Did you guys enjoyed Cosfest? I was only able to attend the event on saturday but it’s nice to see all my friends again. I also managed to see a few cosplays that made my heart flutter! Check out some of the cosplayer photos I took at the event.




I arrived late and wasn’t able to capture a lot of photographs but hope you guys enjoy the photos! A big thank you to all the cosplayers who posed for me, all your costumes looked so awesome ^_^













Jun 29, 2016

Makeup Tutorial: Sailor Jupiter

The 3rd senshi I’m ‘cosplaying’ from the classic Shoujo Anime/Manga series ; Bishoujo Seishi Sailor Moon is Sailor Jupiter!


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Sailor Jupiter is the 4th Guardian senshi to be reveal and she is protected by the power of Jupiter. Her name is Kino Makoto and she uses electricity and plants as well as physical strength. She is probably the inner senshi with the highest offensive power. Despite her tall stature and tough appearance, she is actually very girly and likes falling in love.

Jun 14, 2016

SMASH! Sydney announces guests!

SMASH! have recently announced a slew of Japanese voice actors and actress that will be gracing the event. The newest guest to be announces is internationally recognised cosplayer, YUEGENE FAY. SMASH! will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the event this August 20th and 21st

Event name: SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show
Date: 20 & 21 Aug 2016
Venue: Rosehill Gardens.
Entrance Fee: Early bird $30 –35 , On-site $35 –$40
Web: https://smash.org.au/ 


YUEGENE FAY is Thailand’s top-ranking cosplayer who is well-renowned for her accurate ‘cross-play’ portrayal of characters from the multi-verse realms of manga, anime, gaming and music. Amongst her anime and gaming cosplays, Yuegene Fay is best known for cosplays such as Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan), Rin Matsuoka (Free! Iwatobi Swim Club), and Mikoto Suoh (K).






SMASH! President Andrew Qiu believes Yuegene’s attendance reflects fans’ “enthusiasm for authentic cosplay talent” at pop-culture conventions like SMASH!.

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