Are you ready for the AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018?
AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018 (APCC Manila 2018) –held on July 27-29 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City – is back at it again promising fans nationwide a jam-packed three-day run. Upon the announced return of this year’s APCC, the convention was quick to give out the celebrity headliners.
And who were the first batch of celebrity guests expected to join us? – They’re no other than The Defenders stars Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick!
Following the announcement of the celebrity guests, AsiaPOP Comicon have been cryptically teasing fans about to what expect on this year’s convention. Their social media sites have been announcing more details, ticket information, giveaways, and more special appearances to its audiences!
And in spite of Henwick’s withdrawal due to unforeseen circumstances, the convention geared fans to expect a big announcement the next week. Just a few days later, it was officially announced that Ready: Player One star Tye Sheridan will be set to make an appearance at the convention!
As we’re counting down days until the AsiaPOP Comicon 2018, here’s a quick backgrounder and some fun trivia about the two celebrity guests.
Finn Jones is an English actor, relatively known for playing the lead role of Danny Rand ‘Iron Fist’ in Marvel/Netflix’s Iron Fist and The Defenders. You may also recognize him for the role of skilled warrior Loras Tyrell, in six seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Finn has also starred in a number of film roles including: Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012), The Last Showing (2014), and Leatherface (2017).
He changed his name from Terrence to Finn to avoid confusion with the Monty Python actor.
Finn is a vocal supporter of social causes including: racial equality, gender equality, and gay rights.
A Christmas Angel
Finn assisted in a 2015 Oxfam fundraiser to support Syrian refugees by singing Christmas carols.
Finn auditioned for Jon Snow
He originally auditioned for the role of Jon Snow on “Game of Thrones”.
“Hollyoaks Later” was his TV debut
Finn Jones made his TV debut in a show called “Hollyoaks Later”, a spinoff of the UK soap opera “Hollyoaks”.
Tye Sheridan is an American actor, known for playing Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse and Wade Watts in Ready: Player One. He made his first feature film debut in Terrence Malick’s experimental drama The Tree of Life. Tye has also starred in other movies such as: The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015), The Yellow Birds (2017), and Deadpool 2 (2018).
He had no interest in acting
Unbeknownst to his skills, Tye gave acting a shot after being recruited by a casting agent. The aftermath? he managed to get an audition!
Tye’s first film debut was in “The Tree of Life”
At the age of 11, Tye competed against 10,00 kids to star alongside Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain. Not too shabby for a debut role!
The “Top 25 Filmmakers and Actors to Watch”
Tye made it Indiewire’s Top 25 Filmmakers and actors to Watch in 2011.
About AsiaPOP Comicon
AsiaPOP comicon is the biggest annual comic and pop culture convention in the region. The event brings the ultimate fan experience with a line-up of celebrity guests, artists, cosplayers, digital stars and more.
What does the convention focus on? Well, the event specifically centers on geek and pop culture such as, movies, television, comics, music, and games. With that being said, AsiaPOP Comicon incorporates lifestyle elements of beauty, sports, and technology to create an all-inclusive experience for fans nationwide!
The convention also delivers pop culture offerings such as: merchandise, exhibitions, activities, contests, and panel sessions.
For more information and event updates about the AsiaPOP Comicon, visit asiapopcomicon.com/manila.