[STGCC 2011] [Media Release] Fan Favourites returns to STGCC 2011

Singapore, 7 June 2011 – The Singapore, Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) is proud to announce the return of some of last year's fan favourites and a new show feature in the lead-up to Singapore's largest popular culture celebration!

STGCC, which will take place on 20 & 21 August at the Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre, is a popular culture convention showcasing the latest and greatest from the fantastical worlds of toys, games and comics. Co-produced by Reed Exhibitions Singapore and ReedPOP in the USA – the creators of the annual New York Comic Convention (NYCC) –STGCC shines a spotlight on what is hot and new from around the planet.

Return of Fan Favourites at STGCC 2011

The fourth edition of STGCC will include familiar faces and new names from Marvel Comics, DC Comics and the Eastern pop culture space that fans will be eager to meet, and STGCC is proud to reveal that C.B. Cebulski and Simone Legno will be returning to Singapore.

Cebulski is Marvel Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Creator and Content Development.He scouts for talent on an international level, travelling the world on the hunt for the best and brightest new artists. Cebulski appeared at last year's STGCC where he spoke on panels and conducted portfolio reviews with local artists aspiring to work for Marvel Comics.

Cebulski will be back this year to speak more on Marvel's heroes and its upcoming books – and spending more time to meet with local artists and review the portfolios of aspiring creators.

Italian toy designer Simone Legno, the creator of the very popular Tokidoki brand, will also be back again at STGCC. The charismatic designer has been a staple highlight at STGCC since its first edition, launching exclusive collectibles at the event every year. Last year, Legno collaborated with SingPost to launch a limited edition Singapore stamp collection bearing his signature Japanese-style artwork, and Legno and Tokidoki are currently at work on a limited edition Tokidoki “Zip & Cody” figurine for the 2011 instalment of STGCC.

Ms Yeow Hui Leng, Project Director of STGCC, said: “We hear our fans and know how much they relish the chance to meet their favourite artists. The exclusive opportunity to meet famed artists, illustrators and toy designers not just from Asia, but also from the USA and Europe, right here in Singapore, is something at the heart of STGCC. We are honoured to welcome C.B. and Simone back, and we are excited to be announcing more guests soon!"

She adds: “Looking at this summer's blockbuster movie slate with films such as Thor, Green Lantern, X-Men: First Class, and Captain America hitting the big screen, we can expect more individuals to be inculcated into the world of pop culture. Let us not forget, these movies and their larger-than-life heroes were plucked from the pages of comic books published by Marvel Comics and DC Comics.”

Walk Through the History of the Superhero Movie

STGCC fans can also look forward to a special feature at this year's convention. A series of superhero movie posters will go on display at the event, showcasing the birth and growth of the superhero film genre through original movie posters from 1970s classics to today’s modern movie epics.

Pop Corn Pop, a locally-based company specializing in original movie memorabilia, will be presenting the gallery at STGCC, starting from a rare, original 1978 Superman print (worth $750 today) to the latest Captain America banners. Between them, attendees can get a glimpse of other superhero blockbusters including 1989’s Batman and 2002’s Spider-Man.

Fans of Iron Man, Green Lantern and Captain America, which will hit Singapore screens in June and July 2011 respectively, can also get their hands on the original print posters at the Pop Corn Pop booth at STGCC. SingPost will also launch a limited edition “Marvel Comics & Spiderman
Ultimate 50 MyStamp Collection” – an exclusive stamp collection featuring Marvel superheroes and Spiderman’s most unique 50 comic covers. SingPost will also be reproducing Spiderman’s very first comic book issue for sale at STGCC.

The Complete Pop Culture Fan Experience
Ms Yeow Hui Leng said: “There is no other event in Southeast Asia that provides a more
inclusive experience into what is new and hot in the toy, game and comics worlds from both the East and the West. We are proud to bring all these realms together at STGCC to create the complete fan experience.”

Ticket sales will open in mid-June 2011. Ticket purchase will be available at

For more information about STGCC, visit www.singaporetgcc.com.

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