SALT LAKE CITY & MANILA, Phillippines–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Pop Life Entertainment, Ltd. and Salt Lake Comic Con (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/) kicked off the 15th annual ToyCon and Pop Life FanXperience 2016 in Manila, Philippines marking the second joint event since partnering together in March 2016. The show runs June 10-12, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, Halls 1-4, SM Mall of Asia.
The global partnership between Pop Life Entertainment and Salt Lake Comic calls for Pop Life Entertainment to develop and manufacture pop culture merchandise, while Salt Lake Comic Con organizers will focus on strengthening their imprint outside the United States, immediately establishing a prominent worldwide foothold in pop culture merchandise, social media fan channels and fan events.
The Asian Comics, Toys and Hobbies Collective Inc. focuses on promoting pop culture fans in the collection and display of all types of comics, toys, movies, animation, games and related childhood memorabilia and maintaining a network of collectors to help members keep in touch with each other and advance the collecting hobby.
The 2016 edition will include celebrity attendees, a special Stan Lee Excelsior Exhibit, artists, a zombies and aliens zone, Tokyo Underground and Encantandia 2016. Celebrity attendees includes:
- Kristian Nairn is an actor and DJ best known for his role as Hodor in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ripper Street and as himself in The Chronicles of Comic Con.
- Dean Cain is an actor, producer, writer, director, and television show host. He is known for his role as Superman in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
- Daniel Logan played young Boba Fett in Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones. He’s also a voice actor performing voices in two animated series, Tamota and Takapu.
- Bronson Pelletier played Jared, a Quileute shape shifter in the The Twilight Saga movie series. He also appeared inRenegadepress.com and Dinosapien.
- Frankie J is a R&B Singer and Songwriter. He’s a former member of the group Kumbia Kings. In 2003 he released his solo album featuring the hit song What’s A Man To Do.
- Kiowa Gordon played Embry Call in The Twilight Saga. In addition to The Twilight Saga, He appeared in Murder for Dummys and The Red Road.
- Mario Maurer is a Thai model and actor. He played the leading role in 2007 in The Love of Slam and the 2010 First Loveand in Thailand’s highest grossing movie ever, Pee Mak.
“This will be a premier event for pop culture fans in Asia,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer. “There are so many fun activities and celebrities for fans to meet. This will be a premier event in Asia and is a can’t miss for collectors and fans of all interests in the Philippines.”
“We are excited to bring the FanXperience to ToyCon,” said MD Young, POP Life Co-Founder. “This has been a 5 year endeavor to bring this type of production to the amazing fans of the Philippines. We are thankful for all the amazing tastemakers, artists, celebrities, companies, staff and volunteers who helped make this happen. Special thanks to our local partners, The Asian Comics & Toys and Hobbies Collective, Inc. for their passion and desire to bring the best FanXperience to their fans!”
Tickets to Pop Life FanXperience 2016 are on sale now at: https://smtickets.com/events/view/4473.
“We are excited to continue to build an international brand and presence with our esteemed partners Pop Life Entertainment, LTD.,” said Bryan Brandenburg, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Salt Lake Comic Con. “This show will be a building block and a taste of things to come in the future. We know there are passionate fans here and we excited to be creating an international company with Pop Life who distribute and are brand ambassadors of Funko™ in Asia.”
In addition to this event, upcoming 2016 Salt Lake Comic Con and Pop Life events include:
- Salt Lake Comic Con, USA: September 1-3, 2016
- Pop Life FanXperience, China: September 14-17, 2016
- Pop Life FanXperience, Thailand: December 9-11, 2016
Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 is September 1-3, 2016 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Salt Lake Comic Con or to buy tickets, visit the Salt Lake Comic Con website.