toycon 2008

This was the other event that kept me busy yesterday. It’s my third year attending the annual toycon event since a friend first invited me to tag along. Every year there was a featured film being promoted. The first time it was Superman, last year Transformers, this year it’s Batman. It was either just me or this year was unusually jam packed or was it because it was a Sunday? Anyway, I made my way inside and I happened to chance upon the Private Iris booth where I met ms. Jo-I of blue cow who was very accomodating with my queries. I ended up buying all 11 issues of Cast, Siglo:Freedom and Siglo:Passion and Buhay ang Baston all from Nautilus. She even gave me a Krispy Kreme Donut to sweeten the deal on top of a 10% discount on 2 of the books! She was such a nice lady.

Next on my list of things to do was look for the Beerkada booth where I met again with its creator Lyndon Gregorio who as always was eager to promote his wares. I ordered a Beerkada boxed set for myself since I keep losing a book or two. He promised me that I’ll probably have it on Tuesday. Can’t wait.

But the personal highlight of this year’s toycon was my close encounter of the 4th kind with cosplay princess Alodia Gosiengfiao. She was busy moving from booth to booth signing autographs and posing for the camera. Fortunately for me unlike what Budjette Tan said, absent were the bouncers and since the place was jam packed (mostly because of Alodia’s presence) she had to make her way to the next booth at a snail’s pace. I was just fortunate to be where I was at the precise moment she passed by in front of me, and because of the crowd, there was a several seconds that I saw her up close, literally inches from my face. And me without my camera. Oh well, the memory of that moment will just have to do.

Until the next toycon next year.

~ by allen mallari on June 16, 2008.

3 Responses to “toycon 2008”

  1. i envy you…

    i heart Lyndon Gregorio.

  2. you’re not alone. seems a lot of people do.

  3. true that…

    and Pol Medina Jr.

    *sigh* Local artists and I haven’t even crossed paths with them. Tsk..

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