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Renowned pop culture artists to attend Indonesia Comic Con

Masajeng Rahmiasri
Masajeng Rahmiasri

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, August 23, 2016 | 06:35 pm
Renowned pop culture artists to attend Indonesia Comic Con

Spiderman enthusiasts are seen at Indonesia Comic Con. Tickets for this year's event are on sale now. (indonesiacomiccon.com/-)

Indonesia Comic Con (ICC) is set to entertain pop culture enthusiasts for the second time on Oct. 1-2 at the Jakarta Convention Center in Senayan, South Jakarta.

In addition to various events and zones relating to comic books, movies, Star Wars, family and gaming, the event will also host panel discussions, live shows and cosplay championships, the winners of which will represent the country at next year's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo in the US. There will also be a live mural battle between Indonesian and Hong Kong artists dubbed Secret Walls.

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“We're happy to see that ICC was well accepted not only by Indonesians but also pop culture fans across Southeast Asia last year. For this year, we will bring a more exciting festival and try to capture our fans' aspirations through new elements,” said James Boey, general manager of event organizer Reed Panorama Exhibitions.

Renowned pop culture artists are slated to attend the event, including Deadpool star Brianna Hildebrand, Kamen Rider actor Hiroshi Fujioka, Transformers comic book illustrator Alex Milne, My Little Pony illustrator Andy Price, US cosplayer Stella Chuu, Bandai graphic artist Tsuyoshi Nonaka, composer D. Watt from Japanese band IOSYS and Japanese music producer Yoyuyuppe.

(Read also: Indonesia Comic Con 2015: Wonderland of classic, latest pop culture)

Local artists are also scheduled to participate, such as Is Yuniarto, artist of the Garudayana and Wind Rider comic series, professional illustrator Iwan Nazif and Alston Stephanus, a Star Wars enthusiast famous for his Mega-R2 (mix of Megaman and R2D2) cosplay at San Diego Comic Con 2015.

Tickets for ICC went on sale in early July. Prices start at Rp 90,000 (US$6.80) for a one-day pass and Rp 170,000 for a two-day pass. (kes)

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