AsiaPOP Comicon 2017 day 1

As if just warming up for the action-packed, heated, hyper-active weekend ahead, AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2017 or APCC or #APCCManila2017 online, sets up the stages, the booths, and the exhibits for all the fans, the geeks, the closet geeks, the cosplayers, and pretty much everyone in-between to convene at SMX Convention center, Pasay to celebrate everything fandom.

Where can I begin to paint a picture with words all of things you could do, see, watch, buy, take a picture with, ask for autographs and selfies with?

The Netflix booth ala Netflix street with ‘shoppes’ or establishments of some of the favorite series from Riverdale, Orange is the New Black, Marvel’s Defenders, and Stranger Things complete with a surprise at the end (no spoilers here, you really have to go for yourself to check it out.

Acer Predator is also present complete with a one-on-one Overwatch competition that’s available for the first 60 to register for today until tomorrow where the top 4 of each day are invited back to compete for an Acer Predator 15 as the grand prize.

The Walking Dead brought in by TV 5 with a blindfolded ‘escape the room’ game.

Speaking of ‘walk’ the Walk of Fame that called in Canvas Cosplay, Haiden Hazard, Jin, Myrtle Sarrosa, Pion Kim, Carl Potts, Quiccs, Rodney Ramos, Shoji Kawamori, and Whilce Poracio for autograph signing, picture taking, and quick questions for those fans who have been looking up to any of them or all of them.

There’s a lot to do even after that with Magic the Gathering taking up a big space right beside Game of Thrones brought in by Sky Cable and Globe at Home with Hooq right beside it or Stormtroopers ready to be shot for Php 50 for five Nerf darts to fund

Toys, collectibles, shirts, jackets, stickers, posters, artwork, art supplies, comic books, books, pens, masks, lights, and just about everything else that points to fandom is available here complete with a baby Dalek leashed to its owner walking around the convention.

And that was just day one. even before the Tyler Hoechlin or Ray Fisher arrive, even before Hall M or Hall N opens to the public, even before meet and greets with the cast of Stranger Things arrive.

It’s still not too late for you to join AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2017 for 26-27th August! Head on over to the nearest SM Tickets outlet or go online to!

See you guys there!

Mabuhay Manila.

Drew Uy

I do words, food, coffee, and photos. Hit me up on Twitter @ginuhit

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