Fan Favourites Return to the 2011 STGCC

STGCC 2011

Singapore, 7 June 2011 – The Singapore, Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) is proud to announce the return of some of last year’s fan favourites and a new show feature in the lead-up to Singapore’s largest popular culture celebration!

STGCC, which will take place on 20 & 21 August at the Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre, is a popular culture convention showcasing the latest and greatest from the fantastical worlds of toys, games and comics. Co-produced by Reed Exhibitions Singapore and ReedPOP in the USA – the creators of the annual New York Comic Convention (NYCC) – STGCC shines a spotlight on what is hot and new from around the planet.
Return of Fan Favourites at STGCC 2011
The fourth edition of STGCC will include familiar faces and new names from Marvel Comics, DC Comics and the Eastern pop culture space that fans will be eager to meet, and STGCC is proud to reveal that C.B. Cebulski and Simone Legno will be returning to Singapore.Cebulski is Marvel Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Creator and Content Development. He scouts for talent on an international level, travelling the world on the hunt for the best and brightest new artists. Cebulski appeared at last year’s STGCC where he spoke on panels and conducted portfolio reviews with local artists aspiring to work for Marvel Comics.

Cebulski will be back this year to speak more on Marvel’s heroes and its upcoming books – and spending more time to meet with local artists and review the portfolios of aspiring creators.

Italian toy designer Simone Legno, the creator of the very popular SingPost brand, will also be back again at STGCC. The charismatic designer has been a staple highlight at STGCC since its first edition, launching exclusive collectibles at the event every year. Last year, Legno collaborated
with SingPost to launch a limited edition Singapore stamp collection bearing his signature Japanese-style artwork, and Legno and SingPost are currently at work on a limited edition SingPost “Zip & Cody” figurine for the 2011 instalment of STGCC.

Ms Yeow Hui Leng, Project Director of STGCC, said: “We hear our fans and know how much they relish the chance to meet their favourite artists. The exclusive opportunity to meet famed artists, illustrators and toy designers not just from Asia, but also from the USA and Europe, right here in Singapore, is something at the heart of STGCC. We are honoured to welcome C.B. and Simone
back, and we are excited to be announcing more guests soon!”

She adds: “Looking at this summer’s blockbuster movie slate with films such as Thor, Green Lantern, X-Men: First Class, and Captain America hitting the big screen, we can expect more individuals to be inculcated into the world of pop culture. Let us not forget, these movies and their larger-than-life heroes were plucked from the pages of comic books published by Marvel Comics and DC Comics.”

Walk Through the History of the Superhero Movie
STGCC fans can also look forward to a special feature at this year’s convention. A series of superhero movie posters will go on display at the event, showcasing the birth and growth of the superhero film genre through original movie posters from 1970s classics to today’s modern movie epics.Pop Corn Pop, a locally-based company specializing in original movie memorabilia, will be presenting the gallery at STGCC, starting from a rare, original 1978 Superman print (worth $750 today) to the latest Captain America banners. Between them, attendees can get a glimpse of other superhero blockbusters including 1989’s Batman and 2002’s Spider-Man.

Fans of Iron Man, Green Lantern and Captain America, which will hit Singapore screens in June and July 2011 respectively, can also get their hands on the original print posters at the Pop Corn Pop booth at STGCC. SingPost will also launch a limited edition “Marvel Comics & Spiderman Ultimate 50 MyStamp Collection” – an exclusive stamp collection featuring Marvel superheroes and Spiderman’s most unique 50 comic covers. SingPost will also be reproducing Spiderman’s very first comic book issue for sale at STGCC.

The Complete Pop Culture Fan Experience
Ms Yeow Hui Leng said: “There is no other event in Southeast Asia that provides a more inclusive experience into what is new and hot in the toy, game and comics worlds from both the East and the West. We are proud to bring all these realms together at STGCC to create the complete fan experience.”Ticket sales will open in mid-June 2011. Ticket purchase will be available at www.singaporetgcc.com. For more information about STGCC, visit www.singaporetgcc.com.


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ABOUT REED EXHIBITIONS
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. In 2010 Reed brought together over seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organised by 34 fully staffed offices.Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors, including: Aerospace& aviation, automobiles, beauty & cosmetics, broadcasting, building & construction, electronics, energy, oil & gas, engineering & manufacturing, food service & hospitality, gifts, healthcare, interior design, IT & telecoms, jewellery, life science & pharmaceuticals, machinery, marketing, business services & training, medical education, printing & graphics, security & safety, sports& recreation, travel.

Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments Reed ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many Reed events are market leaders in their field. Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a publisher and information provider. In 2010, Reed Elsevier made an adjusted profit before taxation of £1,279 million on turnover of £6,055 million.

ABOUT SINGAPORE TOY, GAME & COMIC CONVENTION
The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention combines the best of pop culture from East and West to Asia, uniting the worlds of comics, anime, toys, collectibles and games. It is the preeminent event in the Asian market that fits with other shows in the Reed pop culture portfolio, including New York Comic Con (NYCC), the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Star Wars Celebration and New York Anime Festival.
STGCC will reach out to a whole new world of fans in Asia and opens a vast market with exciting opportunities for companies to break into the Asian market and/or reinforce a growing presence. Fans will experience a showcase of pop culture’s coolest and latest products, and be thrilled by personalities and characters from the worlds of superheroes, villains and realms of fantasy.STGCC’s vision is to deliver quality content and spread the currency of cool in Asia and aims to be the leading catalyst for the pop culture industry.

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