SMX Convention Center

Seashell Lane cor. Marina Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila

SMX Convention Center
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Charlzz C.
3.0 Stars
4

The experiences here at SMX convention varies depending on who's organizing the event.There were hit and misses as far as the number of times I've been here.

A couple of weeks ago I have an invite for the Manila International Book fair,without any expectations if what I'm going to experience attended and went in with the flow of the influx of book lovers and some curious attendees.Saw the usual giant players in the business as well as some independent book sellers . Got my share of books from other countries and fortunate enough to make some friends from Australia and New Zealand.

With this event ,it was orderly though it was crowded .It was ok.

#tseeboogASIANO128024
#simpleyetTRUE🦁🦁

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars
10

AsiaPOP Comicon Convention, also known as AsiaPOP Comicon or simply APCC! It is an annual comic book fan convention held in Metro Manila.

APCC features international brands in the fields of comics, toys, animation, film, television and music within the pop culture phenomena. The convention has since included a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, such as video games, books and sports. APCC is the largest pop culture convention in the Philippines 🇵🇭 and South East Asia, and one of the largest in Asia!

The long wait is over ! Finally AsiaPOP Comicon 2018 happened just this July 27-29. ( Friday to Sunday ) it’s usually a 3 day event at the SMX Convention Center at SM Mall of Asia .

My family loves to attend this kind of event . This was our second time to attend the APCC. We went on the Day 2 of APCC. Arrived their around 2pm . Ticket price for a 1- Day Pass is 650 pesos . They accept Cash and Credit card 128179. What I loved about the ticket selling is that it was organised and service was fast 128168

After paying for the tickets , we claimed our wrist bands that will served as your pass for the event. We fall in line immediately at the Hall N by Netflix . Glad we were early so we got seats 128186 on the middle of the room . This is from 3-6 pm.

For the flow of the program on this Hall N By Netflix . We were lucky to hear from the producer of the first animated film Godzilla , Takashi Yoshizawa And Adi Shankar, creator of the vampire themed , video game series inspired Castlevania! They sit in a 45 minutes panel . Then surprises visit by Aggretsuko! Aggretsuko or Aggressive Retsuko is a Japanese anime musical comedy franchise based on the eponymous character created by "Yeti" for the mascot company Sanrio.

At around 3:44 pm, we’re so lucky to meet Luke Cage creator/executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker and stars Mike Colter and Mustafa Shakir, who portray the title role and the villain Bushmaster, at the panel .

Luke Cage has been dubbed one of, if not the most important show from the time of its Season 1 premiere in 2016, for its social and political relevance with Luke Cage as the first black lead superhero for the Marvel film and television Universe. Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix. And what a surprise also because British actor Finn Jones who plays Daniel Rand, also known as the Iron Fist, in Marvel’s Iron Fist and Marvel’s The Defenders joins the panel of the Luke Cage also.

Am I dreaming ? 10024 I’ve been watching and a big fan of Iron Fist 🤛 And can’t believed that I saw Finn Jones in person 128525 I’m star struck 128525

Then after that left and went to the main hall to check what’s store for us on Day 2 of the APCC. Some of the biggest epicenters of geekdom set up their booths at the event. Disney put the spotlight on Marvel, particular on Avengers: Infinity War – where people could get up close and personal to the Infinity Gauntlet, and go through a special photo booth that will determine whether they've been spared by Thanos or not.
Not to be outdone was the very Instagrammable Netflix booth, which had special zones dedicated to some of its most popular shows: Iron Fist, Riverdale, and Stranger Things. Got some freebies also like Pop’s shirt from the popular Netflix series Riverdale and some wristband from Netflix.

At the Creative Circle, booths were open for all sorts of collectors – from toy hoarders, to sticker fiends – with local creators being able to share their work to their fellow geeks.

Really crazy 128540 taking pictures with my family . Everything was awesome there . There are some food booths also in case your hungry 128523. My son was able to bought a cute PlayStation wallet in one of the stalls there .

Congratulations to APCC 2018 for a very successful event , can’t wait for the next 128525128077

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars
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Asia Pop Comicon Manila 2017!

Went there last Saturday evening at the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia. Glad we made it! We arrived 6pm and it's ends at 8pm and we got few hours left wheew128517

It's an international pop culture convention themed around comics, film, toys and Collectibles, animation , games, cosplay, etc.

Highlight of the event why people www dying to go there last week because of the Game of Thrones and the famous Netflix Series, Stranger Things'

Lucky to have souvenir ballers, cap, shades etc, thanks Netfkix for the freebies!

Can't wait for another event like this next year 128522

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Foodcrawl P.
5.0 Stars
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It's a wrap for the first day of Asia Pop Comic Con 2017! Netflix fans will definitely love this year's exhibit and line-up.

Come earlier and lines are relatively long after lunch time.

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Nicole C.
4.0 Stars
6

Went to SMX for Toycon! It's a 3-day long event but I only went on day 2. 128514

When we got there, the line (line!! singular lang i c r i) for tickets were long because there was only 1 person issuing tickets. Huhu, y u like dis.
SMX being what it is, the place was spacious but I don't think that they maximized the use of the space - super sikip ang merch area haha, anhassle dumaan 128517 Same problem as last year tbh. Hopefully the organizers do something about it na next con.
There were a lot of cool toy displays, but since there were lots of people, I didn't get to stay that long na to see everything.
Lots of awesome cosplayers too! I think there was one person that cosplayed the clown from IT.
Nothing wrong with the area, just with the spacing of the merch booths lol.

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Raquel d.
4.0 Stars

Spacious.

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Tommy T.
4.0 Stars
10

We to the Madrid Fusion Manila yesterday April 8, enjoyed the food, drinks and exhibits

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Michelle A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Kathryna d.
4.0 Stars

Madrid Fusion Manila 2016!!!! 🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭

Overall good experience with the place, ample lighting and ac. I wish their restrooms had bidets though. But there was an abundance of toilet paper so that's fine.

There's a Café Bene downstairs and another coffee shop as well. I wish they put a local coffee shop, fine kahit hipster na coffee shop, so we can promote our own to the thousands of foreigners and delegates who grace this spacious venue. I prefer SMX over WTC.

In the photo: Chef Yoshiro Narisawa of Narisawa Restaurant in Tokyo, the beautiful and inspiring Amy Besa of Purple Yam in Brooklyn and Malate, Chef Fernando Arellano of Zaranda, Es Capdella in Madrid, and Chef Oscar Calleja of Annua in Spain. Three of which are from Michelin Star restaurants in Spain.

Adios! 128111

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April H.
3.0 Stars

This was the venue of our learning conference last February... I always think that it's a great location, albeit far from QC... The neighboring mall and restaurants keep you from getting too bored and are great options to pass the time... The nearby hotels make it a perfect location for big events with many out of town guests... In events requiring a huge space, the blank canvas can automatically be transformed... Many, many parking spaces available, so no problem in that regard... Plus it is also pretty accessible to public transportation... Difficult to sell and create ambience though; but then again any event that requires that much space will suffer a lack of intimacy...

I thought the place was just right for the conference, what concerned me during my last visit was their security... My colleague and I were seated at a half-full table on the side (being quite late to the festivities)... Suddenly, a woman took a seat on one of the available chairs... She was NOT one of our colleagues, for sure. She chatted us up, insisting that she was part of the Media people covering the conference. Please, this is not my first rodeo. Everyone seated at the table was too polite to point her out to the staff. It was only when she got a little too, umm, disruptive that the staff zeroed in on her. This particular occurence was probably harmless, but they should really do something about the security. I'm sure no one wants party crashers to their events. Just saying.

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Ruth D.
3.0 Stars

Every year, there are at least 2 travel fairs hosted at SMX. It is expected that it will be crowded yet somehow, the security or whoever is in charge of crowd control just can't get it right. A few weeks ago, the first travel fair for the year happened and we went on the first day. I arrived around noon but good thing my mom and sister already bought a ticket for me early in the morning.

My sister was one of the exhibitors and she told a story that happened to her officemate. Officemate had to get out but the security wouldn't let her because it was for entrance. When she went back and had to enter using that same door, same security personnel wouldn't let her in because it was for exit. 128563

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Will C.
4.0 Stars

Went here yesterday for the travel expo hoping to get good deals. Last year, i was told tons of people will be waiting outside smx as early as 7am and its was the same case yesterday, i arrive at around 930am and the line was circling smx convention like a snake line... ohhh flashback of getting an nbi clearance x3.

Long story short, i was able to get inside and went straight to the section im interested in and when im heading outside, tons of people rushed in and the aftermath is in the picture. 128533

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Kara G.
5.0 Stars

Obviously this was sometime ago since my hair is shorter now 128540

First time here for our PAPJA convention where Psychology students from all over the Philippines come and congregate. The pic is of me and my 2 classmates and some Adamson students (behind us) 9786️ Besides listening to and learning from amazing speakers, we get to meet awesome people from different schools.

During the break, we got to explore MOA for a bit and I actually got to stay and have dinner with a friend after the convention so yay 128525

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Jacqui T.
5.0 Stars

Our company held our Year End Party here last Saturday and seemed like the whole corporate world shared the same mind of conducting year end parties on the same day and same location.

Going to Pasay on a Saturday was a no joke, especially this holiday season. We spent almost 3 hours on our way here from Muntinlupa, plus the long queue to the parking lot and overflowing party peeps. We can’t blame anyone. Who doesn’t love Christmas?

Our party was held in the function rooms 4 & 5 and it was better than the hall that we had last year (1st floor area). The place was fully carpeted with cool air-conditioning and clean restrooms. Good thing our company got a good caterer as well this time. We were not able to join the raffle since we came in late due to the traffic, but we still enjoyed the night.

Good company. Good friends. I enjoyed my [last] Year End Party. 128076

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Ynah N.
5.0 Stars

So we just celebrated my cousin's 21st birthday! And to be memorable we decided to go on ice skating weeeee!! We're not informed that there's a new ice skating rink.in the place! It has moved beside the SM MOA Arena and yes its very improved amd cold lol what do i expect. Cant wait to be back here anytime soon! I enjoy a bunch! ♥♥♥ #12days

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

September 2013. The day i finally had the guts to speak with my forever crush - Lourd Ernest De Veyra. I've been crushing on him since 1998, fancy that, more than a decade of admiration.

Anyway, i braved the beastly weather and went to SMX for the Manila International Book Fair. Bought a lot of books as always and waited in line for Lourd. For those who are nkt aware, he is a Palanca Awardee for poetry. And he has written three books of poetry (Subterranean Thought Parade, Shadowboxing in Headphones and Insectissisimo). Waited patiently and then it was my turn. We chatted for a bit - fangirl fantasies materialised.

SMX is always the venue for the bookfair. The place is huge and can accomodate a lot of bibiliophiles. It can be a lil crowded sometimes but i aint complaining. This is my hapoy place.

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Tommy T.
3.0 Stars

Last day of International Book Fair, crowded

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Roy T.
4.0 Stars

The Feast Bay Area sessions here for next few Sundays of the month. It's a well ventilated area. I dint like the restrooms because they were outside though. 128517

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April H.
5.0 Stars

Love ko na smx dahil close na kami ni xian!128525

Seriously it's a great venue that you can transform into anything you want! Very spacious!128076

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Michelle A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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