Billy Tan, MARVEL / Top Cow Artist
Artist Billy Tan honed his skills at Top Cow Studios under the tutelage of studio founder Marc Silvestri. Tan soon became one of Top Cow’s most prolific artists, contributing work to Tomb Raider, Tales of the Witchblade and Spirit of the Tao, as well as the blockbuster Marvel Comics/Top Cow crossover event Devil’s Reign. In 2003, Tan joined Marvel Comics with X-23, the teamed with writer Reginald Hudlin for a run on Marvel Knights Spider-Man. Career-making assignments on Uncanny X-Men and New Avengers followed.
Carlo Pagulayan, MARVEL Star Artist
Filipino comic-book artist Carlo Pagulayan broke into the business as a contributor to Dark Horse Comics’ WTC Tribute Book, a charitable 9/11 project. His Marvel projects include Elektra, Academy X, Emma Frost, X-men Unlimited, Marvel Adventures Fantastic 4 and most notably on Marvel’s Planet Hulk event with Greg Pak. He designed Hulk’s son Skaar, paired up with Brian M. Bendis to bring Avengers Annual #2 and then lent his hand bringing back Agents of Atlas with Jeff Parker. He has also ventured into sculpting and in partnership with Bowen Designs released a Planet Hulk mini bust, with a few more to follow.
Leinil Yu, Superstar MARVEL Artist
Leinil Francis Yu’s first mainstream comics gig was Wolverine in 1997, the no. 4 highest selling book at the time. He has also taken on other titles such as Uncanny X-Men, X-Men, Highroads, Superman: Birthright, Silent Dragon, Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk, New Avengers, Marvel’s 2008 Epic: Secret Invasion. Leinil has worked on magazine covers and designed toy packaging as well as produced concept art for movies and video games. Most recently, Leinil is collaborating with Wanted and KickAss writer/co-creator Mark Millar on Ultimate Avengers and their creator-owned project, Superior.
Jay Tablante, Lifestyle/Cosplay Photographer
Jay Tablante was introduced to a camera during college and his love affair with photography began. He hasn’t looked back since and turned his passion into a profession.
His work has ranged from covering local TV to shooting for established advertising brands, television networks and international clientele. Jay’s cosplay photography work was amazing enough to merit several write-ups in Marvel’s website and notable pop culture portals.
Alodia Gosiengfiao, Cosplay Queen
Alodia Gosiengfiao is a regional celebrity cosplay model and artist seen on Animax (Astro Ch 715) as its ‘Ani-Mate’ TV personality and presenter. Based in the Philippines, Alodia has been hailed as the ‘Cosplay Queen’ and enjoys the following of a large fan base not just locally, but across Asia and beyond and her Facebook fan page has fans numbering over 1 million currently. Her achievements and popularity in the cosplay community has led her to become a celebrity ambassador and endorser of many brands and products in the Philippines, such as Globe Tattoo, Swatch, Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass, Maxicollector, F’g Freshgear Apparel, Belo Skincare and TinierMe.com. Gosiengfiao has appeared twice on the Philippine FHM ‘100 Sexiest Women’ poll and was named by UNO Magazine as one of the ‘Most Influential Women in the Philippines’.
18 May - Masterclass
Cosplay photography (2 different masterclasses). Digital Painting (An introduction), An Introduction to Comics, Game Development workshops (for beginners and professionals).
19 May - Convention Day 1
Meet the fans sessions with our headliners, Panel discussions, a special signing session with Alodia & Jay Tablante, 24 hour comic & 24 hour GameDevThon and much more!
20 May - Convention Day 2
More meet the fans sessions, panel discussions, a chance to meet Alodia, 24 hour comic & 24 hour GameDevThon ends! Anugerah Pekomik 2012, performances by the Fightsaber group and so much more!