APCC 2018: APCC’S Hall M is Bringing a Friend This Year!
‘Hall M’, an immersive experience at the Marvel booth is coming back to AsiaPOP Comicon this year, and fans will definitely be in for a treat with the addition of ANOTHER premium content showcase! Asia will be host to its first ever ‘Hall D.’ Content and entertainment giant, The Walt Disney Company, will be joining Marvel to bring in the fun! This adds another layer of excitement with AsiaPOP Comicon exclusives for fans to expect on July 27 to 29. Two exclusive premium content showcases are definitely better than one.
“We have a lot of great surprises lined up for fans, both old and new ones. Over the years we have built a strong strategic partnership with Marvel in showcasing exclusive content from their movies, TV, animations, comics and merchandise through a platform christened as ‘Hall M.’ Now it is great to have the parent company, The Walt Disney Company, showcase exclusive content and experiences from the rest of its franchises,” said Abdulla Mahmood, Al Ahli Holding Group Marketing and International Business Director.
APCC 2018: The Arrival of the first-ever ‘Hall D’ in Asia
A first in Asia, ‘Hall D’ will showcase what’s now and what’s to come from The Walt Disney Company Philippines. Be among the first to watch special content from Walt Disney Animation Studios, plus join an exclusive session with legendary Disney artist, Mark Henn. Fans will continue to be connected to their favorite Disney movies, shows, and music as they know more about DisneyLife, the world of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel in one app.
‘Hall D’ will be complemented with the Marvel booth, which plans to provide an immersive experience to Marvel fans. Step into the quantum realm as this booth transports fans to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – from interacting with life-size statues of well-loved super heroes to bringing home Marvel merchandise and collectibles.
“We are happy to partner with APCC as we bring our content and experiences closer to our fans. The unwavering support we receive from our fans serves as a strong pillar on why we remain the leader in content and entertainment,” said Veronica Cabalinan, The Walt Disney Company Philippines’ Country Manager. “With the exclusives we have prepared for APCC, we hope to engage our fans further and celebrate their love for all things Disney.”
Assemble at ‘Hall M’
Returning for the third time, is the much-talked about and the much-raved about ‘Hall M,’ a Marvel exclusive showcase of content.
Already an APCC Manila tradition, fans may remember ‘Hall M’ as the amazing event which brought to Filipino fans a rich assortment of exclusive content from Marvel’s many entertainment fields, including past blockbusters such as Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange.
Just last year, ‘Hall M’ gave us clips and trailers from Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and Marvel’s Punisher TV Series.
With a slew of upcoming content following the epic confrontations in the recent Avengers: Infinity War, ‘Hall M’ is bound to have juicy surprises up its long, well-guarded sleeves this year across its different platforms that include films, TV, mobile games, and animation. This year, Marvel’s Vice President for Creative Development, Stephen Wacker, will be hosting ‘Hall M’.
Aside from exclusive Marvel content in ‘Hall M’, fans will be able to meet and greet Finn Jones of The Immortal Iron Fist series on Netflix, as well as acclaimed comic book artist Phil Noto, who has done many works for Marvel.
Another first for APCC
APCC Manila is the first and only pop-culture convention in Asia to have Studios content showcase from leading Hollywood Studios. In 2016 ‘Hall M,’ a Marvel showcase was launched to an overwhelming response. Asia will be host to its first ever ‘Hall D’ this year. This makes it three (3) years in a row for APCC to launch an exclusive platform.
“It is an honor for us to have the world’s leading studios showcase exclusive content at APCC Manila,” said Mahmood on the growing global Hollywood studio alliances. “This just reaffirms the commitment of our team to continuously over deliver with talent and exclusive content while building on the trust and partnerships with various studios by providing them with a perfect platform to connect with their fans in the region.”
APCC Manila 2018 tickets are now available via SM Tickets website, https://smtickets.com/, and at all SM Tickets outlets, with ticket prices PhP650 (one-day pass), PhP950 (two-day pass), and PhP1,150 (three-day pass). Fans can expect a Geek Bundle this year, but APCC has yet to release details. All these will give the ticket holder access to stage activities, performances, and the main exhibition floor. Children aged five (5) and below can participate in the event for free for all days. However, parents do need to present valid identification for verification before entering the show floor.
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