2013 was a great year for me. I was able to exhibit my toys and joined in various contests. And I would like to share my top 5 events I have attended in 2013 be it toy convention, press launch etc. long as it has comic books, toys and geekiness.
I have excluded HEROCON2013 since I'm an active member of the board. :)
5. Free Comic Book Day
My 3rd time to attend a comic-book day and yes, it's uber fun! Aside from the freebies, my eyes feasted on toy displays and signed comic books. Witnessed some artists do their wonders. Excited what's in store this year.
Venue: National Bstore, Quezon Ave., QC.
Date: May 4, 2013
|Local artists displaying their work|
|DC and Marvel comic books on sale|
|Local artists books on sale|
4. Man of Steel Press Launch
I was invited to attend the press launch of the Man of Steel to exhibit my Superman action figures. This event also showcased the Man of Steel shirts and apparels from Penshoppe.
Venue: Atrium Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Date: June 7, 2013
|Freebies. Amazing shirt from Penshoppe and cool cool bag|
|Some of my toys on display|
|Friends who took part also (left) Jasper Tan (right) Jeffrey Velasquez|
3. KAPOWW! Press Launch
I was invited to attend the press launch of the first Marvel concept store in the Philippines. The store offers anything about Marvel from comic books, toys, cool shirts, mugs well, almost anything Marvel.
Venue: Glorietta 5, Makati
|Action figures on sale|
|My winning entry on-the-spot toy photography|
BEST Collecticon for me. Bagged 2 awards - first place toy photography (edited category) and 3rd place for the on-the-spot toy photography judged by Alodia. The con offered toy sale, toy display and panel discussion.
Venue: Robs Place Manila
Date: September 21, 2013
|Myke dela Paz giving tutorial on toy customization|
|On-the-Spot toy photography 3rd place win sponsored by Maxi|
|1st place edited toy photography|
1. TOYCON 2013
Undoubtedly still the best convention. The BEST toycon for me yet. Won in 3 categories, 1st place toy photography, 1st place Cosplay photography and 2nd place Diorama Making.
Venue: Megatrade Hall
Date: June 16, 2013
|My entry for the diorama contest UP house|
|Accepting my award|
I'm looking forward to joining more conventions this year. 2013 will be a hard act to follow but, as always, will give my best shot :)