Pop culture lovers and followers alike must have noticed this year’s edition of Indonesia Comic Con which has been held last October. Organized by ReedPOP through Reed Panorama Exhibitions (RPE) for two days in 28 – 29 October 2017 at Jakarta Convention Center, the event grabbed the attention for pop culture fans especially those who reside in Jakarta Greater Area. They invited Jason David Frank (Green Power Ranger), Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode II), international cosplayers as well as international comic artists. James Boey as the General Manager of Reed Panorama Exhibitions said, “The presence of local and international pop culture workers and the attendance from Jason David Frank and Daniel Logan became an interesting offer for this year’s Indonesia Comic Con. Seeing the enthusiasm this year, it encourages us to create a more fantastic event next year.” Other activities like Indonesia Comic Con Championship of Cosplay, Secret Walls Mural Battle, and even Japanese lazy egg -Gudetama’s party have satisfied the visitors of ICC.
An interactive program from Walking Dead series called Escape Room allowed the visitors to experience being chased by zombies. RyuStar and KorsK also entertained the audience with their DJ set on stage. Sneakers, t-shirt, poster, and other collectibles were also available to be purchased during the event on the dedicated marketplace. People could be seen taking photos with the cosplayers as well as photo booths around the area. A gaming area that combines classic and modern gaming consoles and machines could make gamers everywhere felt like it was heaven. “We will keep trying to give the best pop culture event for the fans. To make it happen, we even provided a huge billboard in the area so the visitors could write down their wishlist and guest star for next year and hopefully we could fulfill it,” said Mary Franklin, the Global Event Director from ReedPOP. A total of 30.981 visitors were present during the two day event and 169 exhibitors participated. Hopefully ICC return with much better concept and guest star next year!