Singapore Comic Con 2019 (SGCC)

This is a busy end of the year in Singapore. After the Anime Festival Asia 2019 last week at Suntec, we now have the Singapore Comic Con at Marina Bays Sands Convention from 7-8 Dec 2019! Two days of fun and we are there to cover the event.

Singapore Pro Wrestling

In case you don’t know SPW stands for Singapore Pro Wrestling. Similar to your western counterpart WWE, SPW is about wrestling with a local twist.

Right at the entrance of SGCC, you will be greeted with a full wrestling ring with high adrenaline as audience watch local wrestler battle it out at a wrestling ring right before you eyes.

Fan-tastic Community Zone

Dedicated for all the hardcore pop culture fans, this area feature multiple fan clubs in Singapore. A good number of them are dedicated to the Star Wars franchise. You will see Mandalorain, Storm trooper and baby Yoda coexists together.

Artist Alley

Looking for things to buy? Support budding artists by buying their wonderful merchandise. This has to be the most crowded area in the entire show.

Main Floor

The SGTOY Display Booth has a fantastic collection of toy ranging from Disney Characters to Star Wars for you to admire. Toys are not for sale but the display cabinets are!

Let it go! Or should I say, into the unknown.

Various Toy companies such as Tamashi Nations and Mighty Jaxx are there to show off their wares. Some are not for purchase. But a look at them is totally free!

Star Wars X Samurai
An intricate model of the Bat cave

This year’s LEGO booth is totally awesome! The centerpiece of the booth is the huge Jurassic Park LEGO model. Kids can also try their hands on using an iPad to control LEGO monster ticks and cranes.

Of course Tokidoki is there for the fans. Expect to queue up to get in.

Mighty Jaxx with the popular ‘X-ray’ toys

Good Game Experience (GGXP)

A dedicated area just for gaming, this year SGCC has team up with PVP Esports to bring your esports from Mobile Legend to DOTA2.

Once you crossover to the area with many tables , you know you are in the GGXP area. Tabletop games are now a staple of the show.

You cannot miss the PVP Esports area.

A nice place to play and relax
Hearthstone battle ground

Mr Kiasu X Spongebob. Two wacky duo meeting together in same universe.

Cosplayers

What’s a Comic Con without cosplayers? Here are some of the awesome cosplayers we spotted.

Guardian of the Galaxy
Ironwoman! First time seeing!
Bumblebee. Fan made not from USS
Predator spotted!
Spidey and his poster.

Until next year…

It has been a full pack two days. Time to save up for the next SGCC!

C3 Anime Festival Asia 2019

Anime and manga fan will know about this event. Happening now from 29 Nov (Fri) to 1 Dec (Sun) 2019, C3 AFA 2019 will bring you all things related to Japanese Anime and Manga culture. From cosplayer to games and merchandise, there are just so many things to do and see. Here are some of the things to look out for:

Pop Team Epic Shrine

Get your fortune told at the Pop Team Epic Shrine! Just scan a unique QR code and check out your fortune. I’d fortune telling is not your thing, simply take picture with their Tori gate and tell your friends you are in japan.

Takashi Nations Booth

Gundam fans be sure to visit the booth to see a 4m tall Gundam model. Besides that, you can also see the many new toys and figurine offer from Takashi Nations.

AFA PLAY stage

Something new this year is the play stage where you can watch gaming competition. Games include One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows and Disney Tsum Tsum festival. You can also sit down and play some PlayStation games in their comfy bean bag.

Walk down a manga gallery

Ever wonder what does a manga artist do to get you your manga? Walk down the manga gallery to learn more. Presented by Manga Plus.

Bandai Namco Entertainment

Do you know Pac-Man is developed by Namco? The same company now called Bandai Namco Entertainment is still making games till today. You might have already played some of their titles before. At their booth there is a few notable games to try. One Punch Man: Hero Nobody Knows is a fighting game featuring different classes of Heroes in the famous One Punch Man series.

There is also Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris for you to ‘dive’ into the wonderful virtual realty world.

Tsum Tsum fans can also try out the Tsum Tsum festival game for some multiplayer fun in the Nintendo Switch.

Anisong Karaoke at WACAVA booth

At the WACAVA booth you can get a chance to perform karaoke anisong on stage complete with your own audience! This is not just for fun but WACAVA is actually holding real audition to discover the next anisong singer. Be sure to sign up if you have what it takes or simple sign for fun!

Akiba Stage

Music, Guest Cosplayer and dance performance. This is the place to be for pure energetic events. Check out the stage schedule below

BanG Dream Girls Band Party – A new ANIPLUS cafe at Esplanade

A brand new ANIPLUS cafe is opening on the 29 Nov 2019 at The Esplanade Mall Unit 01-13C. The theme of the cafe from now till mid Jan 2020 will feature BanG Dream Girls Band Party. Besides food inspired by multimedia project, there will be exclusive merchandise for you to purchase at the cafe. Be sure to visit them!

Cosplayers

This is the day where people wouldn’t judge you (as much) when you dress up as your favorite character form the 2D world. Even if you are not a cosplayer, coming to AFA and seeing everyone in cosplayer is quite an experience by itself. Remember if you want to take photo of the cosplayer, do seek permission.

There are also guests cosplayer including Enako from Japan who is dubbed Japan’s no. 1 cosplayer!

SITEX 2019 – The last consumer tech show for the year

Did you miss the 11/11 sales? Fret not, there is still another chance for you to get the gadgets you want at SITEX 2019 which will start today from 28th Nov to 1st Dec, 11am-9pm daily at Singapore Expo, Hall 5 & 6.

At the media preview, we got our first look at this year SITEX. Here are some of the highlights that you can check out too when you visit the show.

Jumanji: The Next Level Booth

The sequel to the 2017 Jumanji starring Jack Black and Dwayne Johnson, Jumanji: The Next Level will be showing in Cinema on 5th Dec 2019. Before catching the movie, you can try out the movie-inspired obstacle course at their booth located in Hall 5 besides the entrance. Complete it under 70 seconds and you will win a compass carabiner. The course is pretty simple, no ninja skills required.

You can also take a selfie with the cast of the movie. Scan the QR code at the selfie booth to do that.

Xiaomi Booth

Xiaomi showcases a number of their smart-home devices at their booth. Beside your usual smart lights and kettles, for the first time in Singapore, Xiaomi is launching their portable projector with a build-in auto-focus function.

Smart Projector with auto focus

The smartphone lineup shown at this roadshow will be the Redmi Note 8 at $269 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro at $369. Both comes with a Quad Camera System.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro

Roidmi is Xiaomi’s new sub brand for vacuum cleaner. There will be three models available for pre-order. Collection date will be mid December. You can download an app to monitor the vacuum cleaner such as its battery life.

Samsung The Frame TV

At the Gain City booth, you can check out the Frame TV which is part TV and part Art work. The TV itself looks like a painting with changeable border. When you off the TV, you can turn off an ‘art mode’ which will start showing you famous paintings around the world, transforming your TV into a piece of painting instantaneously.

Vivo V17 Pro

The latest flagship phone from Vivo is the V17 Pro. Selfie lovers will like this phone as it comes with a industry’s first 32MP Dual Elevating Front Camera. It sports a professional-grade 48MP AI Quad camera that features a Super Macro Camera for ultra-close shots.

At this roadshow, you will get a free portable juice blender worth $39.90.

Sony PlayStation Booth

At the booth, you can try out a number of games that PlayStation has to offer. The highlight will be the Marvel Iron Man VR that you can try out which uses PlayStation VR to give you an out-of-body experience.

Games that you can try includes Overcooked 2, FIFA 2020 and Spider-Man.

Table Top and Card Game – Gallant Games

Gaming need not always be with your phone or computer. Check out Gallant Games booth where they will showcase different “offline” games that you and your friends or family can enjoy together.

Play with Robots at UBTECH

Fancy playing an Augmented Reality Game with Iron Man? At the booth, you can get to interact with a real Iron Man robot built by UBTECH. The MK50 Iron Man robot comes with coding capabilities for your kids to try their hands on simple coding logic.

There is also a robot soccer game that you can try out at the booth.

Aftershock – Custom Built Rig

For those who are interested in custom build PC, Aftershock has what you need. Some of their custom PC is showcased at the booth for your eyes to eyes to feast on. Of course if you prefer cash and carry laptops and desktops, they have it at this year SITEX as well.

D.Va Secret Lab chair

It’s pink. It’s D.Va. It’s Secret Lab! A bold pink Secret Lab chair is at the Secret Lab booth for you to try out. If pink is your color, this is the chair for you! Of course that is not the only chair available there.

After a long walk at SITEX, this is definitely the best booth to visit to rest your tire legs.