Jakarta, 12 October 2017 – Pop Culture fans, get ready for the biggest pop culture celebration in Indonesia! Indonesia Comic Con 2017 is back again with its annual convention that promises a weekend of fun for fans of all ages. ReedPOP through Reed Panorama Exhibitions (RPE) will present the best pop culture experience from both East and West in celebration of the latest content from comics, anime, toys, collectables, gaming, TV, film, apparels and entertainment to dedicated fans across Indonesia.
James Boey, General Manager of ReedPOP and Reed Panorama Exhibitions said, “Every year, thousands of pop culture enthusiasts in Indonesia are waiting for this event. This gives us more reasons to try our hardest to bring massive amounts of fun and excitement to the lives of our audience by creating content and experiences that are original, exciting, memorable and exceptionally awesome. Year on year, we keep improving our content to deliver a compelling world class fan experience and unite new and existing fans across Indonesia. Whether you’re an avid collector, a die-hard AniManga fans, a movie geek, a popular art enthusiast, or even a bystander who are curious about the immense pop culture trends in Indonesia, Indonesia Comic Con 2017 has something special for you. So come and join us at Jakarta Convention Center during 28 and 29 October, as we present pop culture celebration to a whole new level”
Indonesia Comic Con is part of ReedPOP – a quirky offshoot of Reed Exhibitions. ReedPOP is the largest producer of pop culture events in the world. Our events include New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon, BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, Shanghai Comic Convention, Vienna Comic Con, TwitchCon, Seoul Comic Con and UFC Fan Expo. Indonesia Comic Con 2017 will feature 180 exhibitors from 8 countries; USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. The titans of our exhibitors include: Marvel Studios’ Road to Infinity Wars, Walt Disney Indonesia’s Star Wars, FOX Asia’s The Walking Dead, Sanrio’s Gudetama, Live4Toys, TOKIDOKI, Funko, Bandai, Hot Toys, Lego’s Ninjago, MNC Animation’s Zak Storm, M&C Comics, Elex Media Komputindo, Shirokuma Cafe and many more. This year, we welcome a new Sneaker Zone featuring a rare collection of sneakers and the launch of Game Expo (GX) Indonesia (powered by Indonesia Comic Con) co-located with Jakarta Game Fest at Indonesia Comic Con.
“Our global theme for ReedPOP is “We always put our Fans first,” says Mary Franklin, Global Event Director for ReedPOP. “To make the best possible show for Indonesian fans, our Jakarta-based team will bring together outstanding content and talent from the Eastern and Western hemispheres for this year’s Indonesia Comic Con. They have been creating new entertainment and show features that truly fit the show’s subtitle, ‘We Are Pop Culture.’ I can’t wait to see the fans enjoy the show!”
Indonesia Comic Con 2017 is proud to announce the Pop Culture personalities from East and West:
Jason David Frank
Best known as Tommy Oliver on the childhood television show “Power Ranger”, Jason David Frank has been an influential character figure in the series. Because of his acting skill, Jason finally strengthened his character in another Power Ranger series such as Mighty Morphin White Ranger, Red Zeo, Red Turbo, and back in 2004 as The Black DinoThunder Ranger.
Throughout the history of Power Ranger series, Jason’s has appeared in over 225 episodes and is counted played more episodes compared to other ranger characters! Even more, Jason’s skill in showing off his martial art skills is not just acting, but he has 37 years of experience in the field. Wow! Salute!
Yanick Paquette began his career as a comic illustrator in the United States in 1994. He has worked in Topps, Marvel and DC Comics and has illustrated famous characters such as Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Avengers, JLA, X-Men, Wolverine Weapon X, Terra Obscura, Seven Soldiers, and Swamp Thing. He has also collaborated with great authors, such as Alan Moore, Scott Snyder, Jason Aaron, and Grant Morrison with whom he worked on for Wonder Woman Earth One.
This Asian-American designer and artist are known for his work on the comic and entertainment design industry. Some of his popular works include Wonder Woman, Superman, Supergirl, Green Lantern Corps, and The Game (by Neil Strauss). He is currently working on BATMAN BEYOND for DC Comics. Bernard is a Pratt Institute alumnus in Brooklyn, New York who is an architecture graduate. Also, he was the captain of the men’s basketball team! A very talented person!
This Illustrator and comic artist from Surabaya has produced various works such as Wind Rider and Garudayana. He has even received an award from his works! In 2012, Is Yuniarto was even chosen as Indonesia’s representative in the international comic exhibition in Erlangen Germany. As for now, he is working on the comic series Grand Legend Ramayana and Garudayana in which have been published in Japanese by the publisher Digital Catapult Japan. And you know what? In 2017, Gatotkaca Garudayana’s designs are included in the playable hero line in the phenomenal ‘Mobile Legends’ game which hit millions players!
Miralti Firmansyah or known as Alti Firmansyah is an Indonesian illustrator who was born in Bandung. Alti first met a writer and editor of Marvel comics, C.B Cebulski, at a convention in 2014 and became a great step for her career. His first work with Marvel was the mini-series Star Lord & Kitty Pryde in 2015. Later on, she worked on 9 out of 10 The New X-Men ’92 comic series, and she even contributed to the Gwenpool comic in early 2017. Cool, right?! Alti is currently working on her work for Thor VS Hulk “Champions of the Universe”.
Born in 1984, Ario began his career with the release of his first comic “Nadya and the Painkillers” through an independent publisher in 2008. He began to become a draft artist for Drupadi (Sinemart, Dian Sastrowardoyo) in the following year. Later in 2010, he became a freelance art director for DRAFT FCB Indonesia in which he directed several television commercials where one of his works even won a Gold Award in Citra Pariwara in 2011 in animation category. He has established his little studio “Stonefruit Studio” and is still working on Marvell’s work as a penciler and inker. His work included Wolverines, Secret Wars: House of M, Hyperion, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Venom: Space Knight, Uncanny Inhumans, and Secret Empire: United.
Rahmat Handoko has been involved in various works of Marvel comics from Iron Man Special, Guardian of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble, to Amazing Spider-man. For Marvel fans, do not miss this guy!
Angie Nathalia, or better known with her pen name Kuso Taisa, works as a penciler, inker, and colorist. She has involved in several works such as Paddle Pop Comics, Ms Marvel & Black Panther Books, NINJAGO Dark Island, and many more!
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