It’s the most exciting time of the year once again for toy collectors, comic-book lovers, gamers, and pop culture fans; as the 2017 ToyCon and the Pop Life FanXperience is finally happening this weekend! From June 30 to July 2, fans from all over the country are sure to gather at the SMX Convention Cente; where exhibits, activities, and tons of goodies are in store for attendees.
Now on its 16th year, ToyCon Philippines has again partnered with Pop Life Entertainment, a leading international creative house and brand development company. Their partnership, which started last year, made ToyCon the place to be for the “ultimate fan experience,” as local fans had a chance to get up close and personal with international celebrities like Kristian Nairn from Game of Thrones and Dean Cain from the Adventures of Superman.
For this year’s convention, ToyCon and Pop Life pulled out all the stops and invited seven renowned international celebrities. These include:
- Carla Perez – Rita Repulsa in the Power Rangers 90s TV Series
- Charlie Bewley – The Vampire Dmitri, from the Twilight movie franchise
- Lindsay Mckeon – Tessa the Reaper from the hit TV series, Supernatural
- Karen Fukuhara – Katana of the Suicide Squad
- Stefan Capicic – Colossus in the Deadpool Movie
- Cas Anvar – the voice of Altair in Assassins Creed:Revelations
- Kevin McNally – Joshamee Gibbs in all 5 Pirate of the Caribbean movies
Lucky fans will get a chance to interact with the aforementioned celebrities through live panels and Meet & Greet sessions.
While there are a lot of pop culture stars invited, ToyCon did not forget its roots as the premier toy and pop culture convention, as the con will feature multiple big exhibits such as: a Kotubukiya exhibit featuring figurines from Marvel, Star Wars, and DC; a Mars Ravelo Superhero exhibit; and many more!
There are also more activities at the event, including:
- The grand finals of the World Cosplay Summit Philippine Championship and our very own TOYCON Cosplay Competition
- The awarding of the very first Pinoy Pop Culture Awards
- Musical performances by British electronic duo, Addictive TV and top local bands
- ToyClicks toy photography competition and the Toy Customization contest
ToyCon + Pop Life Fan Xperience 2017 will happen starting tomorrow until Sunday, June 30 to July 2 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.