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Thursday, August 25, 2016

APCC Manila 2016 | Media Day

08.25.2016 – The Asia Pop Comicon Manila is on its second year. This time the event moves to a bigger venue at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City happening on August 26-28, 2016.

The Media Day introduced some new guests lined up along with familiar faces for this year. The event is hosted by Justin Quirino and it was held at Conrad Hotel’s Lounge area, which are also the residents for APCC Manila 2016. Leveling up the mastery of all things pop and geeky is almost here…

It was a fine Tuesday afternoon as media guests and friends start arriving filling up the lounge area of Conrad Hotels, which is just at the backyard of SMX Convention Centre. This is starting to be a routine for Asia Pop Comicon to held a press conference to give you an idea what to expect for this year.

Before introducing the guests Justin talked about how last year was a success and played a montage of videos that highlight the guests, CAGE cosplay, and so much more that was unforgettable about the very first APCC Manila

Guest Introductions

The invited guests and media where anxious who will be introduced for the Media Day. The line-up introduced comicbook artists Ken Lashley, Mike Zeck, and Whilce Portacio with Alodia Gosienfiao who will be one of the judges for this year’s CAGE. Jason Palmer and Shinichiro Katai aka Devil Robots was also introduced.

There are no merchandise displays as previewed from last year, where you get to see some of the convention exclusives. It’s a straight press conference mostly highlighting the guests on Media as well as the Hollywood stars gracing the convention which features Nicholas Hoult (Best, X-Men Apocalypse), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things), Joe Dempsie (Gendry, Games of Thrones), and Claire Holt (Vampire Diaries).

The highlights of the Media Day after the panel interview was followed by each individual round with various media from print and online, which also announced that the schedule for the next three days has already been released.

Mike Zeck Has Been Around

An exclusive interview with Mike Zeck through Red Dot Diva will be available. Zeck known for his work in Amazing Spider-Man: Kraven, The Last Hunt, Captain America Annual #8 and various covers for G.I. Joe published then by Marvel has been travelling to the Philippines since 1991.

He spoke about his travels to the country and has been seen with one of the local artists a few days before. It’s his first time at Asia Pop Comicon Manila as one of the featured guests for this year and he can’t wait to come back, but right now he’s excited to meet everyone this weekend.

Bigger Than Ever Before

Asia Pop Comicon Manila is all things you expect in the biggest convention in the Philippines. There’s so much to see this weekend and expect some surprises. The best is yet to be revealed and this is Media Day was just a warm-up.

Asia Pop Comicon Manila is happening on August 26-28, 2016 at the SMX Convention Centre in Pasay City. For more about this event LIKE APCC Manila on Facebook, follow on Instagram, and on Twitter at: @AsiaPopComicon

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