17 August 2009

Singapore Games Toys & Comics Convention (STGCC) 2009

It's that time of the year again for the gathering of the geeks. Spanning 3 days (14-16 Aug 2009), this year's convention was bigger and better than last year's inaugural event.

Good points:
- Guests of honour were comic book superstar artists Brian Bolland and Tan Eng Huat who gamely signed my books.
- More great local comics in Artists Alley
- Larger exhibition space and more exhibitors
- Transformers!
- Lego Singapore bringing in many many exclusives including the Lego 10197 Fire Brigade modular building set to be released in Singapore way before anywhere else in the world.
- Great costumes in the Coscon (cosplay competition).
- Extended to 3 days for public instead of 2.

Bad points (both relating to Brian Bolland's autograph line):
- Door bastiche at the Brian Bolland queue - my nemesis that ruined the convention experience.
- Brian Bolland fan behind me who kept interrupting my time with the main man. Zero respect in my book. Wait your turn!

Transformers by Hasbro

Comic Book artists

Comic book loot (local)

Comic book loot (Tan Eng Huat)

Comic book loot (Brian Bolland)


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