Comic book fans and cosplay aficionados flocked to the 2016 AsiaPOP Comic Convention, which took place from August 27 to 29 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
Hundreds of Filipino fans were able to meet the convention's four Hollywood headliners for its second edition.
These includes The Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown, Game of Thrones actor Joe Dempsie, The Originals star Claire Holt, and Nicholas Hoult who is best known as Beast in the X-Men franchise.
Even celebrities unleashed their inner fan boys and fan girls upon meeting their favorite Hollywood stars during the event touted as Asia's biggest annual pop culture gathering.
MYRTLE SARROSA. Probably one of the luckiest of them is former Pinoy Big Brother housemate/cosplayer Myrtle Sarrosa who was invited at the comic con as a panelist and cosplay cage judge.
The Kapamilya star was able to meet some of the Hollywood headliners backstage including Nicholas and Joe.
Myrtle was able to take not just one but two photos with Nicholas and shared the experience on her Facebook account. She wrote, "This boy had been my phone wall paper for years and I can't believe I got the chance to meet him yesterday. I've been his biggest fan since 2011 and now I'm just the happiest person in the world for getting the chance to meet him..."
The 21-year-old actress/singer also recalled her awkward fan girl moment with Nicholas on her post and continued, "I can't imagine how stupid I must've looked like while he was talking to me yesterday. I just completely froze when I heard him saying my name and asking about my songs. All I could do was nod in awe that he actually knew my name. My name had never sounded so beautiful... "
Also, both Nicholas and Joe are now her followers on Twitter!
ALODIA GOSIENGFIAO. Meanwhile, Philippines' Cosplay Queen Alodia Gosiengfiao uploaded her encounter with Nicholas on Instagram. Alodia was also invited as a panelist and cosplay cage judge along with Myrtle. Her caption: "Wacky #NicholasHoult with CAGE judges~ @asiapopcomicon #apcc #asiapopcomiconmanila"
CHICO GARCIA. Radio DJ Chico Garcia is also a lucky fan boy! RX 93.1's resident DJ had the chance to interview Nicholas and Joe at the comic convention. Chico was able to take selfies with the Hollywood actors and shared the experience on Instagram.
For his selfie with Joe, Chico wrote, "Backstage with @josephdempsie right before the interview! He was so friendly, we chatted about the beautiful Philippines beaches and how he planned to visit a couple. #AsiaPopComicon #SmartComicon"
Chico was also able to take a photo with Nicholas. His caption: "Waaah I was able to get a quick pic with @igotinstagram ! Sayang lang, against the light much? Haha at least I got one! Nice guy, you can see he was really overwhelmed by the fans' reaction to him. Many times he just stops and stares at the screaming fans. #AsiaPopComicon #SmartComicon"
On a sepearate post, the Morning Rush host clarified his "kilig" photo with the Nicholas and wrote: "Here's my official statement: hindi kilig yang ngiting yan, more like "bro, ang sarap mong kausap tungkol sa sports, sa chicks, ganern..." Haha, my favorite moment was when he took a groupfie with the fans after the interview. I really love how he seemed genuinely surprised that he's got so many fans! #AsiaPopComicon #SmartComicon"
Here's my official statement: hindi kilig yang ngiting yan, more like "bro, ang sarap mong kausap tungkol sa sports, sa chicks, ganern..." Haha, my favorite moment was when he took a groupfie with the fans after the interview. I really love how he seemed genuinely surprised that he's got so many fans!???? #AsiaPopComicon #SmartComicon