Fun activities and surprises await pop culture enthusiasts this weekend when Shopee Indonesia Comic Con 2019 gets into full swing.
The comic convention, presented by Reed Panorama Exhibitions and online marketplace Shopee Indonesia, will open its doors this Saturday and Sunday at Hall A and Hall B of the Jakarta Convention Center, Senayan, Central Jakarta.
The event is set to start at 10 a.m. to roll out the excitement at the Cosplay Zone where 12 top cosplayers, including Larissa Rochefort, Sherly Yukimo, Mayumi Reena, Cxiela, and Hika x Sayuri will welcome festivalgoers and showcase their works.
Toy enthusiasts can join the “Get Your Toys & Make Them Alive” workshop on toy photography, while anime-song lovers can take a one-day course of DJ-ing for beginners.
The comic con will also take fans of the Power Rangers franchise down memory lane with Austin St John, the American actor and martial artist best known for his portrayal of Jason Lee Scott, the Red Ranger.
Another headliner will be American actress Deborah Ann Woll, who played Karen Page, the non-superpower character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Netflix shows Daredevil, The Defenders and The Punisher.
Canadian comic artist James Raiz – who has penciled Transformers, Wonder Woman and Birds of Prey to name a few, as well as Indonesian artists Hendry Prasetya and Ardian Syaf – will showcase their skills at the convention. Si Juki creator Faza Meong is also scheduled to give a class on making a comic strip on Sunday.
For this year’s edition, Shopee Indonesia is taking part as the title sponsor and is using its platform to provide easy access for festivalgoers.
Ticket prices vary from Rp 125,000 (less than US$9) for one-day access to Rp 1.2 million for the Freakishly VIP ticket, which will include the privilege of enjoying the facilities at the lounge, photo and signing sessions with a guest star, fast track and an exclusive goody bag.