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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!

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.

Finally our very first Singapore Comic Con 2019!

This year Singapore will finally have her very own Singapore Comic Con! While the name is new, the convention is actually a continuation of the yearly Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC), one of Singapore’s top Pop Culture show. We are just two weeks away from the convention which will take place on the 7th and 8th Dec 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo Hall A/B/C from 10am-7pm. Ticketing information can be found here.

Image Courtesy of SGCC 2019
Image Courtesy of SGCC 2019

Although the word ‘Toy’ has been taken out from the show name, what’s a Comic Con without toys? Exhibitors will be bringing their latest toy collections to the show. For Star Wars fans, be sure to check out the Star Wars Chess set complete with Princess Leia, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.

Image Courtesy of SGCC 2019

Besides the latest pop culture merchandise, fans can look forward to a star-studded line-up, including three-time New York best-selling artist famed for his artwork in graphic novels such as Batman: The Black Mirror series, Mark Simpson or better known as Jock. Alongside Jock, comic book artist and penciller, Greg Capullo will also be present for a special meet & greet session. Fans can also catch a glimpse of pop surrealist, Tara McPherson in action this year.

Image Courtesy of SGCC 2019
Image Courtesy of SGCC 2019
Image Courtesy of SGCC 2019

A visit to the Good Game Experience (GGXP) area is a must for all gamers. PVP Esports zone will be holding the finals of Singtel’s PVP Campus and Corporate Leagues featuring Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Dota 2 at the area.

From console games to tabletop games, be sure to check out this area to get all your gaming fix. If you are a Pokemon Trading Card gamer, do participate in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Special Event Championship at the Comic Con Pokémon Special Event, by Maxsoft and Project EXT. Register here on their website.

Image Courtesy of SGCC 2019

With so much to do and see, Singapore Comic Con should definitely be on your agenda for your next weekend outing!