Friday, October 23, 2015

ASIAPOP COMICON MANILA 2015 (PART ONE)

Though I'm not really a comic geek like my brothers, I am very familiar with COMICON via numerous uploads in Youtube! Seeing the many fans dressed in creative costumes and watching stars get grilled during their panel interviews, I could just imagine how fun it was for all attendees.

When we heard that there was going to be an Asian COMICON, the Chinese Adonis and I made no immediate plans to attend though because we were becoming our usual lazy selves on a Sunday. However, fate has something else planned for us because my High School buddy Sandra called me up asking if THE YAPPY BUNCH wanted to attend COMICON using their VIP tickets. I was so touched because my friend said when they received their COMICON kit, she immediately thought of my sons and how they would have a lot of fun there. Such generosity!! How could we turn down such offer? I'm always in awe of friends who share their blessings.

With that we knew, this is indeed a sign that THE YAPPY BUNCH was meant to invade COMICON.


              

And that we did!

Wow! We enjoyed it sooo much that we will DEFINITELY be back next year. 


No matter how lazy we are! 




Yohooo! We got our VIP tickets to ASIAPOP COMICON!!1

Thank you so much Sandra!




The ASIAPOP COMICON ran for 3 days in the World Trade Center in Manila. Hopefully even if we went on the last day, there would still be many sights to see!




And we're ready to go in!





Initially I thought that you could only pre-order tickets at ASIAPOP COMICON online. Latecomers still have a chance to join the party by buying tickets by the entrance booth!

Hmmm... Something that might probably do next time.




The schedule for today!




I'm not sure how it was in the US but in the ASIAPOP COMICON you have to pay a big extra for photo ops with the stars.

Hmmmm... If Henry Cavill was here, I would've!!



ASIAPOP COMICON Floor plan!




My first official brush with the essence of COMICON is when I had a run in with Drago! He he he he he he!



And we're going in!




YOHOOO!




For those dreaming that COMICON is this big wonderland similar to what they have in Universal Studios, you may get disappointed. COMICONS is like being in a big warehouse where different stalls feature/sell something about their comical goods. 

You look for the magic here! And that is what happened to us many times!



Now where to go first????



I wonder how and where we could abuse this? He he he he he! Kidding!

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There were many areas in COMICON that we explored into. The first was...


STAR WARS AND MARVEL SECTION!



Ooh! The force is strong in this section!




Here, the little lords saw life like models of their heroes!




Captain America!




Andrei's favorite is THE HULK!




Mati's first Marvel favorite was IRON MAN!




Iron Man again!




There was also a big movie screen that showed promotional snippets from STAR WARS and AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON!




Being Marvel and Star Wars fans, we settled in for quite a significant amount of time here. He he he he he!




It's nice to relax here a bit.




And see some Iron Man! 




Instant movie date with my man!




In another part of ASIAPOP COMICON, the little lords had a closer view of Spiderman!




And a very big Ant Man!



Even if this was just a model, it gave me goosebumps!




ASSEMBLING TIME!


THE FOX SECTION!

Where they watched TV. Ha ha ha ha ha!




Hmmm... Could we go now?



Yes Andrei! Your girlfriend is waiting for you.

Kidding!


THE LEGO LAND SECTION!

Everything is awesome!




Why hello there Lego policeman!




Just in time for THE FORCE AWAKENS!




Could you see the Ewoks?




Ooooh the Millenium Falcon!




And a LEGO Storm trooper!! I wonder what would happen if Andrei pushed it? He he he he he!



STUDIO ADI SECTION!

Here they showed the robotics they used in movies and some of the special effects!




Plus some of our favorite characters that rely heavily on models and prosthetics!




The Beast!




ALIEEEEN!



HA! The Predator wins!!! I knew it!




Uh oh!



Oh well... I choose to ignore what's going on behind because of my cute boys (#teampredator)!




I don't know who this guy is but he looked good!




In another section, they showed motion graphics! Similar to what Mark Ruffalo did to THE INCREDIBLE HULK!


TOMICA SECTION!

Andrei shares the same love for cars as his daddy!



The little lords were able to try this hi tech skate board!




My Andrei got the hang of it in an instant! Check out that triumphant laugh!




Mati wanted to try it too!




He was shakey at first but he was able to move around at will!



Later on, Andrei went back for a second round.

I'm grateful that the attendant was very accommodating and fair with the customers who lined up!




My adorable Andrei! 


GAMING SECTION!

Of course, since we're in COMIC CON, I'm expecting the little lords to play a bit. 




WORLD OF TANKS!




My Andrei really wanted to try this out and waited patiently for his turn.




Good thing that the attendants were extra nice that when somebody was finished, they called Andrei and helped him out in starting up the game.




Mati joined him shortly!




The Yub and I were so happy that the boys got a chance to play.




To celebrate, we're going to have a YELFIE! He he he he he he!




Later on it was just Andrei playing.




We learned that the game blocked Mati because he killed his camp mates. Ngeeee! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!




Don't pity Mati too much. He saw a friend later on to chat with!


IN COMICON, WE ALSO SAW MANY OF OUR FAVORITES!


Knight Rider!




The Chinese Adonis met his "crush"!




He said he was so obsessed with KIT before!

I could almost hear the WOWOOOH....




The little lords saw VERONICA!!!!




Is somebody behind us?




Yub is finally reunited with his long lost ex-girlfriend!




Darth Vader with his "minions"! He he he he he!




The Chinese Adonis also saw his classic favorites! 




Voltes V!!!




I forgot who this one is again.


GUEST AREA

This is where fans could have autographs and pictures with comic book and cosplay personalities!




Do you know who he is?

My kids do! Ha ha ha ha ha!




Comic animators!



Teehee! Sorry I'm such a fan of Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez! He he he he he he!




Yub said this next lady is a very famous Cosplayer!




Aloda Gosiengfiao!




Commander Holly was also there!




My husband was taking her picture and when I asked Yub who she is, he answered "I don't know but a lot of people are flocking around her."

He he he he he!




This Storm Trooper seem to know who this lady is!



More animators!

WHEW!!!!! 

WASN'T THAT A LOT ALREADY??? But believe me, THERE IS SO MUCH MORE COMING UP!



In our next blog post you will see the different characters we encountered PLUS the interivews in ASIAPOP COMICON 

WOHOOO!!!!!!





2 comments:

  1. OH MY super inggggiiiiiittttt!!!!!! I actually heard about this event but I didn't know if it was like super serious un pala.. legit waaaa :D sayang wasn't able to attend... :D glad you guys had fun though... alodia is like epic in terms of cosplaying... :D :D :D wala lang . Cheers

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    1. Me too!!!! I I never thought much of it but then I got free tickets so okay let's go. When we got there, WOW! So fun! Nakakatuwa the interviews (the energy, the vibe) and the cosplayers going around! Will definitely go back next year. Tara!!!!!!!!

      Thanks! Eric did say big nga daw that girl in cosplaying!!! Naks epic pala!

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