But I'd like to start off first by saying that this year's convention in Singapore is being held for the first time after being taken over by Reed Exhibitions, the same people who run New York Comic Con.
|Random door gift: cutesy key chain|
So with the new management this year, how did things go on Day 1? Well here's a hint: I spent close to 10 hours there and I'm raring to go back tomorrow!
|Starting 2nd from left: C.B. Cibulski, Matt Fraction, Gail Simone, Tim Tsui, Leinil Yu|
|Leinil on the right. Me? On his right.|
While I'm not huge on the Eastern part of pop culture, I'm a big fan of art done by guys from this part of the world for Western companies like Marvel and DC. Here's one of them: Leinil Yu, who drew Superman: Rebirth (with Mark Waid) and Ultimate Hulk vs Wolverine (with Mark Millar).
|The Rangerlord, Gail Simone, and me again!|
|Flanking the Fraction|
The Rangerlord wanted to get his graphic novels signed by all the artists and writers and he was pretty psyched to meet them all . So we spent the next 2 hours or so jumping between lines for their autographs and darting in and out of the toy vendors.
|Mad over Maleev, Alex, that is. ;)|
|Hyper Happy over Harvey! (Talibao)|
Like: That the signing sessions were well organized. The queues moved at a steady pace and the writers and artists were friendly and all smiles, especially Matt Fraction, Gail Simone, Leinil Yu and Harvey Tolibao. It was so efficient we got everything we wanted signed!
Like: That there were panels, though we didn't have time to attend any. This means that there'll be panels on Day 2 and Day 3, and I'll get to sit in on some then! :)
|1st buy: Henkei Hound S$25! (US$19.20)|
|One more for Jabba at S$5!|
Like: The deals we found! As you can see, Day 1's toy haul was more than satisfying. There's more MOTU Classics and Transformers I was eyeing but I'm gonna bide my time on those.
|A buddy for Clone Armor Obi-Wan: S$8|
|S$40 (US$30)? Yes, please!!!|
|For S$10 (US$7.70)? Too good to pass up!|
|S$15! To complete the preludes. :)|
Day 1 Convention Rating: A solid 8/10!
|The wife finds her idol|
More from Day 2 of STGCC tomorrow!