Pop culture fans of comics, games, toys, cosplay and everything else in between can rejoice as the annual Singapore Comic Convention (SGCC) 2019 returns from 7 to 8 December at Marina Bay Sands with tickets going on sale from 1 July 2019. SGCC will join other constituent events as part of the Singapore Media Festival this year (SMF), hosted by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). Fans can look forward to two whole days of living their fandom fantasies with a rich mix of experiential activities and meet-and-greet sessions with pop culture icons.
“SGCC will continue to feed fans with their favourite pop culture dishes, just as we have for the last 11 years as STGCC. And this year, we’re upping the game with some jaw-dropping headliners,” enthused Mr. Suhaimi Sainy, Senior Manager of Special Projects, Reed Exhibitions. “Come gawk at and geek out over your beloved fandoms and franchises as you take in the moment with many activities we have in store. Fans, you won’t feel far from home.”
The two-day extravaganza between 7 – 8 December will see a star-studded line up of illustrators and toy designers. Hailing all the way from UK is three-time New York Times best-selling artist Mark Simpson, known by the pen name Jock. Famed for his artwork in graphic novel titles, such as 2000 AD, The Losers, Wolverine and the award-winning Batman: The Black Mirror series, Jock has also produced key art concept designs and promotional imagery for films including Iron Man 3, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Dredd and Star Wars: Episode VII.
Fans of DC Comics’ Batman series will also be star struck at a special meet & greet session with American comic book artist and penciller Greg Capullo. A legend in the world of comics, Greg is best known for his work on Quasar, X-Force, Angela, Spawn and Batman. Prior to his current work illustrating for the iconic Batman series, Greg provided art for Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft and contributed lead character designs for the award-winning HBO animated SPAWN series.
Joining this stellar line-up is pop surrealist, Tara McPherson, known for creating art pieces that explore the realms of otherworldly characters which are born from complexities of the human psyche. Tara’s talent places her as a leading female artist for the Designer Toy movement. She has collaborated with brands like Kidrobot, ToyQube and most recently Tomenosuke. Recently in 2018, she won a Designer Toy Award in the category Best Licensed Toy for her Wonder Woman Art Figure.
You can catch these artists and more in action at SGCC 2019.