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Marvel Comics makes first appearance and looks to recruit new talent at Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention

Singapore Toy Games and Comic Convention (STGCC) website
Singapore Toy Games and Comic Convention (STGCC) website
Reed Exhibitions, organizers of the Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC), announced today that Marvel Comics will be exhibiting at STGCC 2010. This is the first convention that Marvel has ever exhibited at in Asia. Top Marvel talent will also be on hand at STGCC 2010, including Guest of Honor Salvador Larroca and other Walk of Fame Featured Guests including Leinil Yu, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Esad Ribic, Harvey Tolibao and Alex Maleev. Marvel’s Senior VP of Creator & Content Development and international talent scout, C.B. Cebulski, will join Larroca as Guest of Honor at STGCC 2010 as well. STGCC takes place from December 10-12, 2010, at the Suntec International Convention Centre.

In addition to various Marvel-specific panels that Marvel talent will be presenting on Friday, December 10th, there will be sessions with other creators, writers and illustrators, discussing the impact of Asian influences and elements on Western comics on Saturday, December 11th. On Friday, there will also be a panel by Cebulski on Marvel’s talent hunt, where he will give an inside look into the world of Marvel and what he looks for in Marvel artists. He will also explain the procedure for aspiring talent to submit a portfolio and the possibility of having it reviewed during the show.

Michael Pasciullo, Marvel’s Senior VP of Brand Planning & Communications said, “We have built a strong partnership with Reed in the U.S. through its conventions in New York and Chicago where they have created platforms for our fans to access our creators in a personal manner. We recognize the importance of these events in engendering a community where we can interact and engage our fans. Marvel has had a strong presence in Asia for a long time through publishing and consumer products. We are very excited to have the opportunity to reach out to our fans in Asia by attending STGCC with a strong roster of creators who will be participating in panels and autograph sessions.”

Find out more about the Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention at singaporetgcc.com.

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