Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Summer Komikon 2011

Metro Manila, 1 April 2011 - It's going to be a cool and refreshing summer with Summer Komikon 2011, a spin-off of the annual Philippine Komiks Convention!

For its third consecutive year, this local gathering of Filipino comics creators and enthusiasts will be held on April 16, 2011 from 10am to 7pm at an all-new venue: the Bayanihan Center along Pioneer St., Pasig City.

This year's theme is "Bayanihan: Komiks Moving Onwards" and the main highlights of the event include:
  • the opening of the nominations for the 3rd Komikon Awards for Komikon 2011;
  • exhibit and guest spotlight on women cartoonists;
  • release of the first Summer Komikon Tabloid;
  • screening of Animahenasyon 2007 and Animahenasyon 2008 winning entries;
  • book launches of new comics titles (28 titles from the Indie Komiks Tiange);
  • various comics-themed competitions;
  • plus: surprise guests, contests and activities.

All of these for only a Php 100 entrance fee. What's more, the first 200 ticket buyers (presold at Comic Odyssey and during the event) will get a free Komikon Canvass Bag to put all your comics and merchandise goodies. Hold on to your tickets for a chance to win prizes at the Komikon Raffle throughout the day.

Exhibitors include Sacred Mountain Publishing, AKDA, Point Zero Comics, Digital Arts Chef (DAC), Polyhedron Comics, Anonymouse, JonasDiego.com, CoRe Studios, Kommix Veterans, CS Centrl, Electromagnetic Tentacle, Happy Lockjaw, Cadimus Prime, Sputnik Fantastik, Alamat and Visprint Publishing. Notable artists aside from our special women guests who will make an appearance include Tony de Zuniga, Pol Medina Jr., Elbert Or, Budjette Tan, Manix Abrera, Gilbert Monsanto, Carlo Vergara and Gerry Alanguilan.

The 3rd Summer Komikon is presented to you by Komikon, Inc. in partnership with PSICOM Publishing. It is also brought to you by Comic Odyssey (official store partner), Philippine International Cartoons, Comics, & Animation (PICCA), Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI) and our Media Partners UR 105.9 and Bandera of Inquirer Publications. And special thanks to Love is in the Bag (Studio Studio), Lampara Publishing House and Glasshouse Graphics Inc.

For more information on the floor plan, schedule of activities and detailed comics release information, please visit www.komikon.org or email us at inquiry@komikon.org.

Support the Filipino Komiks industry. See you there!