STGCC 2013 - Through the Lens of QB-sensei
It has been more than a couple of weeks since STGCC passed us by... but the memories of the event live on, through pictures. With thanks to anibee and resident writer Q, I swooped down to Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre on 31st August and 1st September to experience a crossover of eastern and western pop culture of games, toys and comics, with my trusty DSLR and my constant companion in tow!
The Iron Man Hall of Armor took up quite a huge space at the back of the stage area, but it was a comprehensive showcase of Iron Man's array of armoured suits nonetheless, all based on the recent Iron Man 3 movie!
Moving right along from the stage area (more details on the stage area goings-on later), the Artist Alley and Exhibitors booths have been the staple of events and conventions, and it is no different in STGCC! Various fan-made wares and collectibles can be purchased at the booths around the convention areas, including the $40 Scouting Legion poncho which I bought on Day 1!
With all the goodies going around in the convention area, how can we forget the cosplayers that graced the event? Characters from both eastern and western pop-cultures come to life with various cosplays donned by various awesome cosplayers!
Going back to the stage events, we were greeted with master-class performances on both days! At the tail end of Day 1, we were greeted with TAM's live performance on violin, performing violin solos of songs from anime, Vocaloid, games and even Touhou Project! I was mesmerised by his ability to evoke all the nostalgia and feelings through his violin, so kudos to him and I hope he returns next year, be it STGCC or any other event!
On Day 2, the afternoon was bustling with DJ master-classes from DJ ToMU of Show Ning DJ Lab and DJ Night featuring DJs kz (of Livetune) and Yuyoyuppe, with the Cosplay Runway sandwiched in the middle of both DJ showcases!
STGCC Reflections & Summary
Overall, it is not just the event that makes it memorable; the friendships you forged, the priceless memories taken in pictorial form and the experience of the event provide the sweet memories to make it an enjoyable event, and STGCC is no different. There may be some hitches, difficulties and troubles plaguing any event, but as long as we "the event-goers" are in this together, we can make it a memorable one. All the cosplayers, the fellow photographers, and general pop-culture enthusiasts provide the heart and soul of the event, and that made STGCC as enjoyable as we can make it to be.
For more pictorial coverage of STGCC, do hop by to my Facebook page for photography at Geniuth Photography!