Visitors decked in cosplay attire arrived in resounding force at the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC), which took place over the weekend (8 and 9 September) at the Marina Bay Sands Expo. Billed as the largest pop culture convention in Singapore, this year’s STGCC featured unique toy figures, comics from past and present, musical performances, and special guests which included Marvel comic artists David Finch and Mark Brooks. Malaysian pair Stefaan Fangman and Jonathan Goon, who were both dressed in the iconic Ghostbusters jumpsuits, said that they engage in cosplay mostly “for the people”.
Fans of e-sports, music and anime came together at the inaugural Asia Game Festival, which took place over the weekend (9 and 10 June) at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. Celebrity cosplayers such as Aza Miyuko and Onnies graced the festival, taking part in a meet-and-greet session with visitors. The two-day festival also featured anime music concerts from the likes of BACK-ON and bless4, and had several stalls selling anime merchandise and toys.