Akiba Zone, inspired by Tokyo’s Electric Town, allows for the indulgence in Japanese subculture. Not to mention, there are stage performances with idols and cosplay guests. Other than cosplayers, there were also various idols and DJs taking the stage, adding to the atmosphere of the entire convention.
Hiro Kanzaki, a renowned illustrator and animator, who is known for his work on OreImo and Eromanga-Sensei also came and talked about his life as a professional illustrator.
The entire guest list can be seen here.
Good Game Experience (GGXP)
For the GGXP, an entire hall has been reserved for various sorts of gaming activities. From tournaments to console gaming on a beanbag, GGXP is one of the more unique parts of the SGTCC. The aforementioned tournament – Republic of Gamers (ROG) Masters 2017 – by ASUS has professional gamers play qualifiers LIVE for Dota 2 and CS:GO. With a grand total prize pool of USD$500,000, players can vie for a sponsored trip to represent Singapore in the APAC Regional Qualifiers in Philippines.
Players can also have a hands-on experience with new and unreleased games. Endless varieties of games with Mario + Rabbids (Nintendo Switch) and beanbags at the Chillax Zone, to Stifled (PSVR).
Star Wars: Experience the Force
Star Wars lovers rejoice! SGTCC showcased the life-size replica of Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer, from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Additionally, you could also experience Rey’s Speeder and being inside the film replica of the Millennium Falcon’s interior!
There were also exclusive merchandises such as the Egg Attack Action EAA-055 Darth Vader Hologram Version and many more.
Last but not least, there will always be a showcase of homegrown and regional artists with their fan art, toys and so much more other goodies!
What is a toy convention without a figurines? STGCC got you covered. Spam warning
Not forgetting, every toy convention centres’ mandatory drawing site.
This year’s STGCC has been an amazing experience. It has a great atmosphere, all thanks to the constant music that is being played. Accompanied by its good use of space, made our time there pleasant.
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