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Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) celebrates its 10th anniversary with a bang! Happening between 9 and 10 September at Marina Bay Sands, STGCC lines up an entertaining weekend of pop culture and comic fun for both fans and passionate gamers.

Expect the best of international and local games, toys, comics, anime and collectables. Undoubtedly this is the largest festival of its kind in Singapore. International and local artists from various fields are invited to showcase their skills and talents as well as star-studded guests.

Here are top 10 things to do at the convention:

1. Meet with Hiro Kanzaki
The convention will be headlined by renowned Japanese illustrator and animator Hiroyuki Oda, making STGCC his first ever convention outside Japan. The artist has worked on many hit titles such as Eureka Seven: AO, Rozen Maiden, Ichigo Mashimaro and most notably HEROMAN.

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Illustration by Hiro Kanzaki

2. Meet with James C. Mulligan
James is one of Disney's top selling artists. His fine artwork is collected by famous personalities like Hugh Hefner and Brad Pitt. He has worked for Disney, Lucas Films, Warner Brothers, and currently he has a project with Dreamworks Studios. Besides that, he is also the official artist for Elvis Presley Enterprises.

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James C. Mulligan

3. Be reviewed by C.B. Cebulski
Shortlisted candidates will get their portfolios reviewed by the Marvel Comics editor and talent scout from America.

4. Chat with Frank Cho
The award-wining Korean-American comic book writer and illustrator has just celebrated his 20th anniversary in the creative industry. He has worked for both giants in the industry, Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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Frank Cho

5. Be the First in Southeast Asia to Experience a Replica of Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer
Be transported to a galaxy far, far away by this replica from the upcoming movie,Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Calling all fans, don't miss the larger-than life fan-made Millennium Falcon is designed and built by BCD VZW led by Stefan Cembolista! It will be also the first time for fans in Southeast Asia for experience BB-8 Virtual Reality created by ILMxLAB.

You'll see Star Wars fans donning their costumes likes Padawan, Storm Trooper, Kylo Ren, and Darth Vader.

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Kylo Ren TIE Silencer

6. Learn the road less travelled from Sonny Liew
Sonny had recently won three Eisner Awards -Best Writer/Artist, Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Asia, and Best Publication Design. Be inspired by this humble artist.

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye was a New York Times and Amazon bestseller, and the first graphic novel to win the Singapore Literature Prize.
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Sonny Liew

7. Be Charmed at Akiba Zone,
Anime lovers and music fans can immerse into J-Pop culture, as the acclaimed Japanese composers and DJs like ARM / IOSYS and Taku Inoue take the stage. Many more Japanese singers and dancers take part in this event as well as regional cosplayers.

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Sunday's concert

8. Be Mesmerised by Leon Chiro
The Italian is the official cosplayer for famous video game
companies such as Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed, and Square Enix's Gladiolus - Final Fantasy XV. He is one of the most successful cosplayers in the worldwide male cosplay community.

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Leon Chiro as Edward Kenway of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed

9. Be The First to Get Exclusive Merchandises to STGCC
Be the first to own Hot Toys' Toy Fair Exclusives 1/6th scale collectable figurines. Other exclusive merchandises are Star Wars Tsum Tsum Tote Bags, Tokidoki BE@RBRICK Adios, and Mr. Kiasu stylised art toy with his pet dog, Ah Kow.

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Exclusive Merchandises at STGCC 2017

10. Enjoy Good Game Experience (GGXP)
A dedicated hall for the gaming scene at STGCC serving as home base to the gaming fans. Expect some high octane tournaments with awesome prizes!

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STGCC 2017 Schedule

Catch the return of Singapore's favourite cultural icon, Mr. Kiasu with the launch of a new comic Mr. Kiasu Everything Also Like Real (2017).

Some of these designers are making appearances in STGCC such as the Beast Brothers, Sorbet Jungle's founder DeAnne George, toy designers Hinatique and Yasu who are making their first appearances in Singapore! Co-founder of Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand tokidoki, Simone Legno and acclaimed author and DC Comics' illustrator, Mirka Andolfo are attending this event.

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STGCC 2017 Floor Plan

Tickets are sold here. This is an event not to be missed if you are an anime or comic lover!
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Why? It's the biggest party of STGCC!
When: 9-10 September 2017 10AM to 8PM
Where: Sands Expo & Convention Centre Halls D, E, and F. 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Cost: From $7 to $85
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