Now it is time for the second wave of announcements for STGCC 2015. Bringing to you more special guests and also exclusive items for the event!
As you Singapore fans know that this year, it is our 50th birthday for the country and to celebrate this special year, the 8th edition of this pop culture extravaganza will be having some collaboration with the local and international artists!
First up, we have the limited edition STGCC x tokidoki Unicorno which is specially designed to commemorate SG50 by tokidoki co-founder and Creative Director, Simone Legno who is returning to STGCC this year bringing with him his ever-popular brand of adorable, Japanese inspired characters.
“I wanted to create the SG50 colourful Unicorno to compliment the beautiful creative mix of diverse cultures I’ve experienced in Singapore,” says Legno.
You can purchase this exclusive merchandise at the event for $30 each but be aware that they will have a limited run of 1,000 pieces. More details on how to get your hand on this lovely merchandise will be released at a later date but VIP ticket holders will have one included in their gift package.
The next guest that will be making his appearance at this year STGCC is none other than Jim Cheung. This will be his first time attending the event. He is known for his work like Secret Wars and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., he has also penciled for Marvel series Axis and Avengers: The Children’s Crusade.
Outside of Marvel, Jim has amassed an extensive portfolio of illustration projects that range from co-creating Scion for CrossGen Comics to penciling for Kill Bill (The Village Voice), and has worked with The New York Times, ESPN, Mattel and Dorling Kindersley (DK Books).
Also on the list for artist is Adi Granov. This will be his second appearance at STGCC.
He is best known for his work on Iron Man: Extremis and also his role as a conceptual designer and illustrator on the Iron Man and Avengers films. Other works includes Star Wars, Darth Vader and Princess Leia comics.
Moving on, we will be having 4 guest cosplayers joining us in this event.
First off, from the west we have Stella Chuu, also known as the Anime Princess of Burlesque for marrying cosplay and burlesque in her one-of-a-kind acts. She will be making her first appearance in Asia at STGCC. Her humorous and risqué performances in themes ranging from Pinkie Pie to Jayne Cobb from Firefly, as well as her trademark TRON routine, are her calling card to fame and saw her touring around the Americas.
She is also recognisable for cosplaying Ivy Valentine from Soul Calibur, Supergirl Kai and Devil Momura Akemi, all hinting at what she may bring to the table at her maiden appearance in Asia.
Next is from the east we have the doll-eyed wonder with sensual curves cosplayer Saku. Hailing from Japan and making her debut appearance in Singapore, she has brought to life the characters Ryuko and Satsuki of Kill la Kill, and Juliet Starling.
Apart from female characters from animations, games and fantasy-themed titles including Vocaloid, Kantai Colllection, Love Live and many more! The charismatic cosplayer also cosplays male characters.
And finally, One of Japan’s most well-kept secrets is Kuryu, who will be in Singapore for the first time with fellow cosplay personality Nakoto. The duo often pair up and are expected to enthrall fans at STGCC with a showcase of their artfulness and chemistry as demonstrated through their partnership as characters like Haruka Nanase and Tachibana Makoto of popular anime Free! Other famous anime brought to life through their cosplay are Diamond no Ace, Tiger & Bunny and Gintama.
Do stay tune to STGCC facebook for more personalites to be announced in the coming weeks. This year, STGCC promises to turn the pop culture heat up in September!
For fans who wants to purchase tickets, hardcore fans can purchase the $100 STGCC VIP Package valued at $255 that grants each holder priority entry, a two-day VIP Badge, 3 Fast Passes for the Walk Of Fame to meet their favourite pop culture stars, and the STGCC x tokidoki Unicorno, among other prized goodies in the package.
STGCC tickets are on sale now, priced at $19 for a one-day pass and $28 for a two-day pass. Tickets are available for sale at selected authorised retail outlets and at the event, while VIP Packages are sold online exclusively.
Visit www.singaporetgcc.com/tickets-queues for more ticketing details.
With the second half of the year packing up so much excitement, you will be begging for some breaks for yourself (and your wallet).
Do stay tune for more announcement and until then, see you!