Continued from STGCC 2013 Day 1 Event Report
Day 2 at STGCC brought even more to the table with even more signings, live performances, exhibits, giveaways, and the STGCC Cosplay Catwalk. Day 2 is also Children’s day at STGCC — which meant that kids aged 12 and younger could get in for free (why can’t we have that at cons in Manila?!) :3
After a frenetic opening day trying to catch as many of the activities for the blog as possible (watch out for our Interview series very soon!), Day 2 was more chill for us — we spent most of our time roaming the exhibition hall and scoring swag from the Marvel booth.
Aside from the massive Hot Toys booths (we did mention that they were ginor-effin-mous, right?), there was another exhibit by fellow high-end toy producer Play Imaginative, that threatened to suck collectors’ wallets dry with their brand new Super Alloy series.
The Play Imaginative people really brought out the big guns to promote their new product, putting up not one but three different miniature armour walls, an life-sized Mark XVII chilling on a couch that you could take photos with, and a whole bevy of beauties dressed as the Ironettes from Iron Man 2.
Last but not least was the STGCC 2013 Cosplay Catwalk featuring VampyBitMe from the USA and Aza from South Korea. Both cosplayers are legendary in their own right, with their photos featured in cosplay photo books the world over, and their personal appearances mobbed by photogs and cosplayers alike.
STGCC is one of those cons that don’t seem to be content on resting on their laurels. Every year they try to bring in something newer and bigger to satisfy the ever changing demands of pop culture fans in SEA. I personally love the heavy slant they gave to western comics culture, given that SEA already has enough J-pop cons to go around. For the longtime comic fans and the new blood streaming in, STGCC provides a fun and safe venue to celebrate fandom.