Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention: The Sequel • A pop-culture fest of toys, comics, gaming, animation & licensing supported by STB • Extended to 3 days from 14-16 August 2009 at Suntec Halls 401 & 402 • Double the hall space at 6,110 sqm • Key exhibitors include Blythe (JPN), Dollz Inc. (SIN), Hasbro (SIN), LEGO® (SIN), MINDstyle (USA), Nanospore (USA), Nintendo (SIN), Upper Deck (HKG), Simply Toys (SIN), tokidoki (ITA), Ugly Dolls (USA), and Wizards of the Coast (SIN). • Catch special “Walk of Fame” artists Gary Baseman (USA), Brian Bolland (GBR), Joe Ledbetter (USA) and Tan Eng Huat (MAS) SINGAPORE – 23 April 2009 – The Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) returns for a second year running! Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board as part of the MICE1 initiative to anchor and grow quality business events in Singapore, the Convention is set to make waves at the Suntec International Exhibition & Convention Centre from 14 – 16 August 2009. Admission is free and the event is open to the public for all three days. Organised by local event planner PI Events, STGCC 2009 will take up almost double the hall space. At 6,110 sqm (up from 3,300 sqm last year), Convention-goers can expect more in terms of content, event highlights and Convention exclusives. Extended to three (3) days (up from 2 days in 2008), this year’s event includes a full day of Conference sessions, as well as a dedicated Trade session. Targeted at students and industry professionals, the Conference aims to engage its audience in a transfer of knowledge with key players from the global creative industry. Moving the Convention to August this year (from June in 2008) will allow exhibitors to showcase their latest products, after their official launch in the United States. For this same reason, more foreign companies will be able to participate as well, keeping in line with the goal to provide more international content. “In our second year, we aim to bring even more of the latest products and exclusive content from the various industries from all over the world, to Singapore and South-east Asia,” said Denise Tan, Director of PI Events. “It is this international flavour of the Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention that will make the event a major vehicle for setting the tone and shaping trends in pop-culture in this part of the world for years to come.” While influencing pop-culture trends among fans and consumers in Singapore and South-east Asia, the Convention also aims to stimulate and encourage growth in creatively-aligned businesses throughout the region. “In line with our vision to aid in the development of creative industries, the Convention provides an avenue to promote the convergence of multi-platform businesses within the various creative industries,” said Denise Tan. “Apart from bringing in content for a consumer show, the Convention is also about creating more business opportunities, especially for Singaporean and Southeast Asian companies.” “We congratulate PI Events for staging the second edition of the Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention, following the event’s success last year. The event creates an excellent platform for industry leaders in these fields to converge and share ideas, network and explore business collaborations, adding dynamism to Singapore and the region’s arts, design and digital media mindshare in this growing market segment,” said Ms Melissa Ow, Assistant Chief Executive, Business Travel and MICE Group, Singapore Tourism Board.