The Pros and Cons of Asia Pop Comicon Manila

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I’ve never been crazy about local geek conventions. I’ve attended a few just to see what’s out there, but I always felt local conventions leaned more towards commerce rather than the celebration of fandom. That’s why I didn’t buy my ticket to Asia Pop Comicon Manila until days before the event. I only gave in because I was told Nathalie …

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The Philippines Hosts Funatics Day Out 6

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For the first time in history, Funatics Day Out goes global and one of the first two non-US cities to host the event is Manila, Philippines with the other one being Singapore. The burgeoning community of Funko fans in the Philippines has caught the attention of US Funatics and now we are one of the first non-US cities to be invited to …

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5 Reasons to See Wicked in Manila

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Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a musical based on a novel that runs parallel to film The Wizard of Oz (1939) which is based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). Obviously, most people who are familiar with the concept of books and movies know about the magical land of …


SDCC 2013 Thoughts and Things

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Once again, I’m battling SDCC envy. For the past 5 days, like thousands of geeks around the world, I’ve been living vicariously through the army of weirdos who have descended upon San Diego for this year’s Comic-Con International aka San Diego Comic-Con aka Geek Heaven. But while I may not have experienced the magical — and I imagine very smelly …