THE 2019 AsiaPop Comicon Manila (APCC) which was scheduled for Aug. 2 to 4 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts, a statement from the company said.

“APCC Manila has always prided itself in bringing exclusive international content to the region that no other convention brings, but, unfortunately, our various content and strategic partners have not been able to commit completely due to their organizational restructuring and multiple conflicting events happening during the couple weeks before and at the same time as the original APCC Manila 2019 dates,” the statement released on June 20 said.

The 2019 installment was supposed to be the 5th installment of the annual pop culture convention and featured booths, cosplay competitions, and celebrities in the field of comic books, cosplay, film, television, and animation.

The convention is organized by Al Ahli Holding Group.

“We did not want to organize the event by diluting the quality of the show, as we are aware the benchmark has been set and APCC fans expect the best from us that we promise to deliver in our next year’s event,” the company said.

“We regret any inconvenience this has caused you and all exhibitors, including creative circle artists. All booth payments received will be refunded as a separate communication will be sent across to them,” it added. — ZBC