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.
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
Illustration by Sakimichan
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
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.
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/
AKIBA POP STAGE
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)