Wicked Comics (organisers of the annual Malta Comic Convention and promoters of the comic culture world wide) are proud to announce the Malaysia Games and Comics Convention (MGCCon) which will be happening on Saturday 19th May and Sunday 20th May 2012 at the KDU University College (Damansara Jaya campus).
This wicked event that comics and game lovers should not afford to miss is being brought about through a collaboration between the Malaysian comics creators association PeKOMIK, the Malaysian Chapter of International Game Developers Association and creative consultancy Banshee Creative Sdn. Bhd. The event organizers are promising a platform where comic and gaming fans from all walks of life can meet up to discuss, share, and indulge in their life-long passions. Be it videogames, boardgames, comics of every kind, official merchandise and everything in between, the organisers of MGCCon2012 promise attendees a weekend filled with fun activities, awesome moments, and jaw-dropping excitement.
Attendees can look forward to the Comic Market known as the Indie Valley, art galleries, Cosplay activities, video-gaming areas, and three major event competitions related to art, Cosplay and games. In addition to this, there will be masterclasses, workshops, and VIPs conducting live demos and portfolio review sessions. In addition to this attendees can expect a 24 hour comic creation and 24 hour GameDevThon. Registration for these will be open shortly.
The VIPs include Billy Tan (X-Men, Avengers), Leinil Francis Yu (Marvel), Carlos Pagulayan (Marvel), Jay Tablante, renowned Cosplay photographer as well as international celebrity Cosplay ambassador, Alodia Gosiengfiao.
There will be other local well known personalities within the local creative industries present, from indie comic creators Gilamon Studio preview of new titles and their special 10th anniversary project to the Anugerah Pekomik 2012 where the comics industry acknowledges the creators within their field. Datuk Lat and other notable personalities will be present during the Anugerah awards in addition to participating in a industry panel discussion. The Games industry will also be bringing industry leaders to educate and support those within their fields.
In the run up to the event, MGCCon is launching a T-shirt Design contest with its official merchandising partner Zicco Tees where the winning design of this contest will (from March 22nd) become the official t-shirt merchandise of MGCCOn 2012. In April, Malaysian cosplayers can submit their application to become a model for our VIP Guest, Jay Tablante”s masterclass on cosplay photography this coming 18th May. The winner will also win a series of headshots taken by this famous cosplay/lifestyle photographer.
For more information kindly check out their website:
http://www.mgccon.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/mgccon. Or follow news on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mgccon