With Singapore Comic-Con 2019 set to open its doors tomorrow at Marina Bay Sands, it's only natural for people to start asking our dear friend Google what's on the menu this year. Frankly, that might have been us, too, had we not attended the SGCC 2019 media preview held on Thursday!
As far as we're concerned, no one can get things done on an empty gas tank. Fortunately, SGCC 2019's official tea sponsor R&B Tea was on hand to help kick things off with some complimentary bubble tea. Of course, it's not just regular "milk tea with pearls" - they're hopping aboard the comic book craze together with us. Event-exclusive flavours inspired by Batman and his rogues gallery, such as The Dark Night (Batman), Mad Love (Harley Quinn) and Ivy's Poison Potion (Poison Ivy) are coming to town, so make sure to try them out!
Also, for the record, black sesame ice cream in bubble tea is actually pretty good.
Star Wars has always been a big part of pop culture, and with the franchise's final conclusion arriving soon in the form of The Rise of Skywalker, everyone's getting on board the hype train.
Even big companies like Coca-cola are no exception to the rule. To commemorate the franchise, they've announced exclusive Star Wars-themed collector's cola, so to speak. It's much easier to show it to you than explain it actually, so have a look!
Cool, huh? It's a real pity we only managed to get the Kylo Ren version, but hey, us beggars can't be choosers, right?
That being said, we haven't told you how you can get your hands on one of these yet. Coca-Cola is hosting an islandwide event called the Galactic Hunt, which will take place over the next three weekends: 6-8 Dec, 13-15 Dec, and 20-22 Dec. There are only 8,000 of these unique "lighted" bottles up for grabs, so here's how it works.
At 10 pm the night before each session begins, there will be five riddles released through Coca-Cola Singapore's Facebook, Instagram and official campaign website for fans to solve. Doing so will lead them to the location of a "gatekeeper", who will hand them a special pass to redeem the collector's bottles from the nearest 7-Eleven outlet. While they won't be free, they'll cost the same price as a regular bottle of Coca-Cola.
Also, do take note that gatekeepers will only hand out passes from 12 pm-8 pm each day, and the special passes have to be redeemed by 9 pm the very same day they're claimed.
The last major presentation from the preview yesterday was the rather amusing segment/skit put up by Singapore Pro Wrestling (SPW), featuring two of their wrestlers in a typical trash-talking press conference like those you see in the United States.
Of course, what made it hilarious was the localised, slapstick approach they went with for the skit, but that's not really the important bit. What is important, though, is that SPW will be having showcase matches over the weekend at SGCC's Hall A. They'll be hammering it out on Saturday at 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm, as well as on Sunday at 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm.
After the dust settled on the wrestling presentation, members of the media were treated to a small sample exhibition of SGCC's offerings. It wasn't much, but there were still a few nifty pieces here and there from various exhibitors, ranging from trading card game company Bushiroad to renowned modeller Royal Selangor and even Tintin. That being said, the lightsabers were definitely our personal favourite.
On that note, regardless of which aspect of the Force you side with, it doesn't change the fact that we're all looking forward to SGCC this coming weekend. See you there!
Images: SGCC 2019, HardwareZone