Get your geek on! Bursting at the seams, with loads of activities sure to catch the eyes of geeks of various fandoms, APCC 2016 surely does live up to its moniker!
Catering to various types of pop media, APCC differs from most Philippine conventions because of its inclusivity towards both Eastern and Western geek culture. Taking up both floors of the SMX Convention Center and spanning three whole days, APCC boasts one of the the largest galas dedicated to glorious geekery!
Ventilation and space, more often than not, are issues that every con has to contend with, but fortunately enough, APCC has more than enough breathing space to ensure that people can go about with their businesses without worrying about dehydration and/or heatstroke.
From people goofing off and playing human foosball, to artist alleys where you could buy prints and have photographs taken of cosplay stars, various meet and greets with Hollywood A-listers associated with all types of geeky movies, to seminars on how great comic book artists work on their craft and beauty tips, display of grand collections of figures by dedicated fans and a wrestling ring even, APCC is sure to have something that will leave you slack-jawed.
APCC had a lot of celebrities from all sectors of the geek kingdom. Here are some pictures of the celebrities that we managed to take. (The contributing writer apologizes that she could not take more pictures, her camera’s memory got crammed full of Nicholas Hoult’s pictures. Three guesses on who she’s a fan girl of).
Of course the highlight of the event was Hall M, teasing content that were SDCC exclusive. The event was limited to 1,000 people and to maintain the air of mystery, recording devices were prohibited. Of course the experience itself was exhilarating and once could feel the heavy atmosphere during the event! We are quite lucky that we get to experience something this awesome. It’s truly a great time to be a geek!
All in all, APCC was a truly ambitious event that’s worth looking forward to every year. Though at times, it could be overwhelming due to the number of activities, and one must have serious scheduling-fu to get the most out of the event, it truly was an exhilarating experience! We are looking forward to next year’s event!