Last Saturday was the first day of Indonesia Comic Con 2016. It was the second Indonesia Comic Con after last year. It was affiliated to New York Comic Con and was held in Jakarta. I know I've always labeled myself as a geek girl, so I'm quite ashamed to say that this was my very first time going to a comic con *insert the monkey emoji here*. If I could give you a reason, I'd say because these cons (there is another annual comic con called Jakarta Comic Con) are always held in Jakarta and Jakarta is like three hours away from where I live. Would be nice if there's a comic con held in Bandung someday. Fingers crossed, everybody!
So anyway... The crowd was so crazy! Everybody was excited. It took us about an hour just to get into the venue. The venue was Jakarta Convention Center, a big hall usually used for concerts and other conventions. It's huge but it was still crowded, and got even more crowded as the event went on.
Brianna Hildebrand was the guest star that everybody was waiting to see. Before the special guests were announced, there was a rumour going around that Chris Evans and Tom Hiddleston were coming to ICC, but Brianna was the real kickass. People already know a lot about Chris and Tom, but Brianna brought a new, fresh face and it was very fun to get to know her. I didn't know she could sing before seeing her singing on stage! I'm in love with her now and I really want to see her character again in the next Deadpool movie. (She confirmed that yes, there will be Deadpool 2, but no, she still doesn't know whether she'll be on it or not.)
And since the new Star Wars film is coming up later this year, there was a fair amount of promotion for Rogue One at ICC, like this propaganda from the Empire. Also there was a booth selling Star Wars medallion, another one showcasting the planes, and another one selling Sphero BB-8 (husband bought one for his office. I am SO jealous.) There were also like maybe a dozen Star Wars cosplayers, making me regret not going there sporting my Leia hijab style. Hahah
And of course I wouldn't ever go home without purchasing anything! I've always been a huge fan of MachoMachi from Tumblr (did you know that they're from my country? I didn't until last Sunday lol!!) and finding that there was a booth selling some of their creations was pure heaven. I bought this Matt The Radar Technician stickers set as all the other sets were all sold out. Also, I bought my very first Funko Pop! I was so excited I found it hard to choose among Agent Peggy Carter, Daredevil, Lord Voldemort, and Dementor. Since I could only afford one Funko Pop (because expensive and also I was broke) and I'm all for girl power, I decided to take Little Aunt Peggy home. She's so cute I can't even!
I'm definitely going to next year's Indonesia Comic Con. And next time, I'm going to wear my best Leia cosplay ;)
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