All the best events are held at SMX!
Without a doubt, the home of the AsiaPOP Comicon is the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. It stands as one of the most prominent venues for all the biggest and grandest conventions and gatherings in the country. Ideally located beside the Mall of Asia, flanked by numerous parking facilities, and full of conference halls and huge convention halls, where else would the AsiaPOP Comicon go? Inside the main halls on the ground floor are the major booths, showcases, and galleries of the AsiaPOP Comicon. While a short escalator ride to the 2nd floor will bring you to the CAGE. This is where the Cosplay competition happens!
Something for everyone
It has enough restroom amenities for the thousands in attendance, ample food stalls and cafes for you to go to when hunger strikes, and of course the Mall of Asia and the Mall of Asia Arena is just next door for the next stop on your trip!
Fans and Cosplayers!
One thing that makes the AsiaPOP Comicon unique is its ability to bring all the fans together! Video gamers, cosplayers, toy enthusiasts, TV & Movie fans, all these and more come under one room to celebrate the things they love. There is such a warm and friendly atmosphere in the APCC because you know that the person standing next to you loves the same things you love!
I am especially fond of the cosplayers. They put in so much time and effort into their costumes and in the end…they look great! The good ones bring an attitude to match their costume. The stance the grit, all these are imbedded into their character that you won’t even ask their real name, you will call them by their character! Just check out these shots of Spiderman, Black Widow, and a Jedi Master!
There is always something to catch your eye when you are there. Graphic and sketch artists can flock to the many booths of independent artists, you can even purchase a sketch of your favorite character! Video gamers can congregate on the live gaming competitions happening on site! And if you’re just there for the toys, there are literally hundreds of collectible toys and figurines for you! Fan of Funko Pop? There are awesome selections to choose from such as Marvel. DC, and even Game of Thrones!
The Netflix Booth
Netflix is the biggest name in online streaming today. With award-winning original shows, a huge list of movies, and of course, it is the home of Marvel and Stranger Things! The AsiaPOP Comicon has a GIGANTIC Netflix booth! Here Netflix fans congregate to see…wait for it…the cast of Stranger Things! Yep! But that’s not all! With the success of Marvel and Netflix at producing Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and The Defenders, they also showed a 4-minute clip of the upcoming Punisher series! Oh yes! It was definitely a treat for all Netflix fans!
Massive exhibit by the streaming giant
They had a short show going on hosted by Rovilson Fernandez wherein fans got to know the cast of Stranger Things up close and personal. Videos streamed of popular Netflix shows and of course the big reveal was The Punisher! Just for that, your ticket to the APCC was definitely worth it!
The Iron Throne
Who sits on the Iron Throne?
Not to be outdone, SKY and HBO joined forces to bring the Iron Throne of Westeros to the AsiaPOP Comicon! Wait in line patiently and be treated to the feeling of being the leader of the Seven Kingdoms!
We all know and love Game of Thrones. The latest season has given us nothing but more thrills and spills and we all a bit sad at it ending soon. With all the hype that has grown about the show since these past few weeks, the line at the booth says it all, people are going crazy over Game of Thrones! I even found myself a Funko Pop toy of Jon Snow! Now if only he and Daenerys can finally come together, we can watch the White Walkers get a taste of Dragonfire! But with the way Game of Thrones handles the story, we are even more scared of the grueling and probably deadly fate that our favorite characters will see in the next and final season! Keep watching! I know that I will!