Int’l stars, fandoms to converge at ManiPopCon 2023

The ManiPopCon 2023 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay, running 17-19 November, will see an lineup of international stars joining the event, among them Netflix series One Piece actor Mackenyu, Emily Swallow, Diana Lee Inosanto and voice actor Mela Lee.

Swallow, known for her role as The Armorer in The Mandalorian, will bring a unique glimpse into the behind-the-scenes tales of The Mandalorian through interactive Q&A sessions.

Inosanto, who played Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth in the Disney+ series Ashoka, is the daughter of legendary Filipino martial artist Dan Inosanto. Her journey from plastic lightsaber play to studying multiple martial arts disciplines, including Eskrima, the national sport of the Philippines, has led to a career that extends beyond acting to choreography, stunt work and even children’s book writing.

Lee, meanwhile, has voiced Jade in Mortal Kombat 11 to characters in Fate/stay night, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir and more, her versatility spanning across animated series, films and video games.

Martial arts enthusiasts, Star Wars aficionados, anime lovers and gaming geeks will find common ground at ManiPopCon 2023. The event offers a unique opportunity for fans to interact with these international stars, gaining insights into their craft and perhaps even hearing some iconic lines from their beloved characters.

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