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Geek Out At APCC 2018: Exclusive Disney And Marvel Content, Netflix Experience, Plus Stars Finn Jones And Tye Sheridan

So you’ve heard about the upcoming AsiaPOP Comicon (APCC) Manila 2018 happening on July 27 to 29? Well, it’s going to be the return of the biggest annual convention of all things pop and comics-related in the whole region. There will be tons of merchandise, exhibitors, cosplayers, and even celebrity guests that will pack the 3-day fanfare.

If you’re interested to check it out, here’s what the APCC has got in store for you, your kids, your friends, and your family during this crazy exciting weekend.


Exclusive Disney and Marvel content

For the first time, “Hall D” is coming to Asia, bringing first-hand special exclusives from the Walt Disney Animation Studios and exclusive content straight from Marvel.



Animator Mark Henn with paper and pen at the @disneyanimation booth. #D23EXPO

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Legendary Disney artist Mark Henn, who has worked on many Disney classics such as Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Young Simba in The Lion King, and Mulan is coming for an exclusive up-close session. He has been with Walt Disney since 1983 and has been on board the team even until Disney’s latest projects like Big Hero 6 and Frozen. Prepare all your animation-related questions for this amazing guy!

Complementing Disney’s “Hall D” is the Marvel booth called “Hall M,” which promises to provide an immersive experience for Marvel fans. Still hung up over the epicness of Avengers: Infinity War, or still fresh from your trip to the cinema for Ant-Man and the Wasp? Celebrate all things Marvel and get your hands on exclusive content from past Marvel Cinematic Universe titles like Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange at Hall M.



Special celebrity guests

Have you been bingeing on Marvel-related TV shows on Netflix or have you watched Steven Spielberg’s latest movie, Ready Player One? You’ll be pleased to know that two exciting stars are flying to the Philippines for a Meet & Greet session.

Spielberg’s Ready Player One earlier this year made huge waves in the pop and sci-fi scene, as the movie featured a number of pop and culture references across generations and media. At the center of the book adaptation is Tye Sheridan, who played the protagonist Parzival (Wade Watts).




Apart from his phenomenal portrayal of Parzival, Tye is also best known for playing the young Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Netflix is also returning with a bang this year, and is bringing not just one but two of their shows' stars to the Netflix panel!


Finn Jones first became popular for portraying Loras Tyrell in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Today, he is most known for his portrayal of Danny Rand in Netflix shows Iron Fist, The Defenders, and Luke Cage, all of which are set inside the huge Marvel Cinematic Universe.



Beside the rise of Finn Jones is American actor Mike Colter, who we now know as Marvel's Luke Cage. This APCC Manila, Netflix is bringing both Finn and Colter to "Hall N" for some photographs and panel sessions.

If you've been dying to get an update about the upcoming season 2 of Iron Fist, best join the panel at "Hall N," where Finn will be joined by showrunner Raven Metzner to tease what will be coming for the next season.

If you're fresh from watching season 2 of Luke Cage, you can also catch Mike with showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and this season’s villain Mustafa Shakir (Bushmaster) to answer some of your burning questions from the last episodes.

Apart from the Luke Cage and Iron Fist panels, Netflix is also bringing back The Netflix Experience: Destination Fun, where you can walk through life-size replicas of sets from Iron Fist, Riverdale, and Stranger Things.



How to go to the APCC

The APCC Manila 2018 will be held at the SMX Convention Center from July 27 to 29.

Tickets can be purchased via the SM Ticket website or through any SM Ticket outlets nationwide, and gives you access to the stage activities, performances, and the main exhibition floor. A one-day ticket price will set you back P650, a two-day pass is at P950, and a three-day pass can be bought at P1,150. Children below 5 years old are free to enter the convention during the three days.

Meet & Greet passes for Tye and Finn can also be bought via the website starting at P1,200.