Wednesday, January 8, 2014

My Top 2013 Conventions

2013 was a great year for Toy Conventions and one of my goals this year is to attend more cons and have one helluva time!

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
Date: September 29, 2013 
Spidey! Yey!






















































My winning entry on-the-spot toy photography
2. 2013 Collecticon

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 :)



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