The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention or TOYCON is a highly-anticipated annual event which celebrates the diversity of collecting as a hobby

which is highlighted by the launch of upcoming blockbuster movies, the latest games and gadgets, awesome advances in animation, comics, anime and manga

and the sensation of the latest releases in toys and collectibles. It is a gathering of collectors, cosplay enthusiasts, gamers, artists and musicians

all bonded by a common passion. It is simply put the biggest pop culture event in the country.

See you this June 8-June 10, 2018 at the SMX CONVENTION CENTER HALLS 1-4, SM MALL OF ASIA, Manila, Philippines

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Artists' Den in UST (comic workshop and exhibit)

Artists' Den in UST (comic workshop and exhibit)

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UST Accountacy Journal

a pause from numbers

A Literary and Art Lecture
workshop and contest

Venue : Velayo-Sycip Multi Purpose Hall
AMV College of Acountancy bldg,
University of Sto. Thomas

Speakers for Arts. (9am-5PM)

Sept 19 - Gerry Alanguilan (Comics Story Telling) , Ariel Atienza and Lyndon Gregorio ( Comic Strips )

Sept 27 - Wilson Tortosa ( Cartooning and Comics)

for other inquiry - email Dorothy Cay-an at

Contest will start at the afternoon, after the lecture.

1st prize - P1000, plus gift item
2nd prize - gift item
3rd prize - gift item

GXCon: 1st Philippine Console Gaming Event


GX-Con is the first-ever console gaming convention in the Philippines presented by GamEX Magazine. Kindly mark your calendars on October 7, 2007 at the SM Megamall Mega Trade Hall 3 at exactly 10:00 am as we bring you a never before seen gaming con for all gamers out there. Ticket price will be at Php 100.00.

Get to play your favorite consoles, compete with other gamers, and win prizes. We have lots in store for you. Various bands from the anime community will be there to perform music from your favorite games. Watch out for NeOtaku, Do’ahou, Progeny, Trance, Armada, PPF All Star, Ethereal Anthem, and Harap sa Likod. Also we will be having contests like: Name that Tune, Game Trivias, Tournament Finals, Individual and Group Cosplay, and many more.

We will give out consoles and games to lucky ticket holders during our raffle. So if you want your very own Playstation 3 or Xbox 360, see you all there!

For updates and details, Pls. visit GamEX official site at:

Tekken 5 tournament and meet Haruki Suzaki, the game designer for Tekken

Tekken 5 tournament and meet Haruki Suzaki, the game designer for Tekken

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When: September 29, 2007 (tournament starts at 1PM)
Where: SM Mall of Asia, Entertainment Mall, 2nd floor (activity area)

:bulletred: Get to meet Haruki Suzaki, Main Game Designer for tekken!!!
:bulletred: Watch the tournament
:bulletred: Join the Drawing contest (register in the venue at 10AM)
:bulletred: Take photos with Tekken Cosplayers
:bulletred: Win prizes in the raffle!!!

news source found at ~syeri:iconsyeri:

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Toy Stories - article in Philippine News

MANILA — In these times when contemporary pop culture is rife with superheroes, intergalactic knights and wizards, it's no wonder toys and collectibles have become more than just playthings. Just ask the growing number of adolescents and adults aggressively invading the realm of toy collecting once tagged 'for kids.'

One of the five organizers of the annual Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention (ToyCon,, which celebrated its sixth year last June, Azrael Coladilla notes how the perception about toys have transcended the notion that they're just for kids. A collector since he was a kid, Azrael points to the deluge of adult fanatics who grace their yearly event. Families are actually the target market.

read full article here