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Friday, August 14, 2009

STGCC 2009 Exclusive Media Coverage: Opening Ceremony

And yes, i am finally back with an Exclusive Media Coverage of the Official Opening Ceremony of Singapore's very own Toy, Games and Comic Convention, STGCC. This annual event, is now ongoing on its sophomore endeavor to cement its reputation as an event not to miss for everyone.

This following post will be the first of several that i will be posting, with the posts coming up in these formats:

1. Opening Ceremony
2. Booths and Exhibitions
3. Meet the Artists!
4. The Stormtrooper Hunt!
5. The faces behind the posts ( Sg's toy collecting blogger community )
6. My Hauls!

First and foremost i would like to take this opportunity to thank both Leon Chen and STGCC commitee for giving me and my fellow bloggers this wonderful opportunity to experience this celebration of Pop Culture firsthand, and exclusively.

My Exclusive Media Coverage Pass to STGCC 2009!


The kickoff for this event would namely be, the opening ceremony, and considering this opening was done privately for the media, VIPs and organisers, and not open to the public, allow me this chance to it share with you.

It begins with the VIPs, and guests escorted into the hall to their seats by the stage. And what other escorts can you choose to reinforce yourselves with than the fearsome 501st Stormtrooper Legion also notoriously known as Vader's Fist?

With the grand march past, invited media and guests are then called to gather round the stage for the ceremony.


The opening speeches were heart rendering at parts, with hopes that this STGCC event would be rallying cry to stand strong against the falling economy and to be merry and celebrate pop culture despite these dark and desperate times.

A stormtrooper standing guard over the speaker.

Guest of Honor Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoun, Minister of State, Ministry of Community development, Youth and sports ( in red ). Ushered to the stage.

all under the watchful eyes and protection of Vader's Fist

The lauching of STGCC 2009 by a push of a button. 5-4-3-2-1.





You see the details, NOW head on down!


Steadfast and Ready, these troopers will never falter in the line of duty to serve the Emperor. Their current mission? Ensuring the safety of the Guest of Honor.

Till someone sneaks up from behind them!

TADA! they didn't notice me doing that. They just though they're gonna be in for pictures. Kudos to Leon Chen of Open The Toy for the shot. Adrian of Little Plastic Man can be seen to the left.

Dang! I'm compromised, spotted by the trooper to the right!

Behold the power of the FORCE!

I would strongly encourage everyone to make time for this event, for this event is not limited to gamers, toy collectors, hobbyists or even cosplayers. This event is an annual celebration of pop culture, and i can say with definite certainty that pop culture has in some way or another, affected, influence and even inspired us.

This article will be followed by 5 other posts as mentioned early on my Exclusive Media Coverage of STGCC 2009!

You can also read up on the Opening Ceremony of STGCC from my fellow bloggers at these links

Adrian of Little Plastic Man
Leon Chen of Open The Toy
Juliana Heng of Juliana's Toy Collecting Tips
Dennis of Collect em' All
Bayu aka KazeTora


@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

hey joshua, it's nice to finally meet you in person :)

Joshua said...

likewise alex! its great to finally meet in person!!!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Great coverage on the official opening!

LEon said...

Sorry my hand not steady to take the photos. Really blur...

deSMOnd said...

Tonight, the place must be crowded. Siao liao!!