Manila, get ready for Khal Drogo of Game of Thrones!
Hollywood star Jason Momoa is expected to attend the 2015 AsiaPOP Comicon Manila that will take place at the World Trade Center in Pasay from September 17-20.
He is best known for playing the tribal chief Khal Drogo. In the Emmy-nominated first season of the HBO series Game of Thrones, his character got married to warrior queen Daenerys Targaryen (played by actress Emilia Clarke).
During his visit to the Philippines, Filipinos will also get to see Jason before he reprises the role of Aquaman in the much anticipated DC Comics films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
In his Instagram account, Jason confirmed that he will play Aquaman. The upcoming Batman v Superman movie will feature Ben Affleck as Batman while Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman.
A photo posted by Jason Momoa (@prideofgypsies) onOct 15, 2014 at 10:26am PDT
AsiaPOP Comicon has partnered with Cosplay Authority Global Challenge (CAGE) for a cosplay competition to search for the next global Cosplay star.
Judging the cosplayers is a specially handpicked panel of judges that include international prop and costume maker Bill Doran, cosplay superstar Alodia Gosiengfiao, Philippines’ own cosplay photographer extraordinaire Jay Tablante, traveling artist and global cosplay phenomenon VampyBit Me, and actress/model Allison Harvard of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 12 and America’s Next Top Model: All Stars.
Adding to the entertainment lineup of celebrities is Jeremy Shada, the teen heartthrob and talent behind the voice of Finn on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.
Participants can also look forward to seeing actress/model/host LeeAnna Vamp, or the "Ghoul Of Your Dreams,” add spice to the event. Vamp is the host of I Love Nerd Girls and Fiends Forever.
There will also be special appearances of internationally-acclaimed cosplayers Monika Lee and Riki "Riddle" Lecotey. The two are well-loved “characters” in the costume and anime-loving world, both of whom starred in SyFy channel, Heroes of Cosplay.
“It is our goal to treat pop culture fans in Southeast Asia with a mega event that boasts the best of the best in the areas of movies, television, entertainment, comics, toys, collectibles, gaming, and cosplay. And our first lineup of stars proves just that,” explained Rita Magnus, General Manager, Events, Universal Events and Entertainment.
For more info and event updates on APCC Manila 2015, please visit asiapopcomicon.com, like APCC Manila on Facebook (www.facebook.com/apccmanila), and follow on Twitter @AsiaPOPComicon. APCC Manila tickets will be going for P500 (one-day pass), P800 (two-day pass), and P1,000 (three-day pass).