The ACG scene started out strongly with Comic Con Malaysia Pop Con 2019 at the Mid Valley Convention Centre on the 26th and 27th January 2019.
The emphasis for this convention this year is geared more towards Blizzard’s Overwatch as the main special guest was Jonny Cruz, a Voice Actor for one of the games support playable characters Lucio. Appearing also on this con was Ario Anindito who is an artist for DC and Marvel comics. Other special guests were Angie a Malaysian cosplay artist and Misa Chiang a cosplay artist from Taiwan.
The conventions activities included an Overwatch cosplay contest which was judged by Jonny, Ario and Igor Phillips who happens to be Jonny’s wingman in his videos on IG. As well as panels from Ario teaching about the comic industry as an artist and Jonny with Igor, Angie and Misa speaking with their fans and fielding questions to each other with the fans sitting on the floor engrossed with the stories Jonny and the other celebrities speaking about their experiences.
Lightsaber fight school aka Fightsaber was also on hand to give a demonstration and a workshop on how to wield a lightsaber like in the Star Wars movies.