By: Jo-Marie Bala
IT’S official! The Defenders stars, Jessica Henwick and Finn Jones, are coming to Manila for this years’s AsiaPop Comicon. It was announced this afternoon, May 17th, during the AsiaPop Comicon Press Conference.
Finn Jones is a British actor who plays a role as Ser Loras Tyrell, The Knight of Flowers, in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Later, he also plays a well-known Marvel character named Danny Rand in Netflix’ The Iron Fist. While Jessica Henwick was known for her portrayal as Nymeria Sand in Game of Thrones, and Colleen Wing in The Defenders.
AsiaPop organizers also announced some well-known artists, and writers; namely comic book colorist Alex Sinclair (Batman & Robin, Wonder Woman), British comic book artist Mike McKone (Green Lantern, Teen Titans), American painter and comic book artist Phil Noto (Poe Dameron, Captain Marvel), renowned film sculptor Brian Muir (Star Wars), Filipino-American comic book writer Whilce Portacio (X-Men, The Punisher), and vinyl toy artist Simone Legno of Tokidoki for his 4th appearance in APCC.
As usual, Cosplay Authority Global Challenge (The CAGE) will be part of the APCC event lineup, including Canvas Cosplay (aka Philip Odango) and Leon Chiro as guest judges. The CAGE is one of the most prestigious cosplay competitions in the world.
AsiaPop Comicon will run for three days on May 27 to 29 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Tickets are now available at SM Tickets website, and at all SM Tickets outlets, with ticket prices PHP 650 for 1-day pass, PHP 950 for 2-day pass, and PHP 1,150 for 3-day pass.
For more information, visit the official AsiaPop Comicon Facebook page.