As we commence 2018, we like a reflect briefly on our journey in 2017 and how these experiences would shape the new year.
In November 2017, Outpost organised our first conference titled "The Growing Influence of Geek Pop Culture and How to Profit from It" as part of the Comic Play festival in Publika Shopping Gallery. Geeks from various fan communities spoke first sharing what they wanted for the local geek pop culture scene, then followed by industry panelists speaking on the opportunities available via partnerships with movies, fan engagements at the cinema, and growing hobby interests.
|Industry panelists from United International Pictures, TGV Cinemas and ShiokToys.com.|
|Geek panelists from Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club, POP Culture Fun and Comic Fiesta.|
Our Outpost Commander also facilitated fan panel discussions for Ghost in the Shell collaborating once again with Comic Fiesta, and sharing of Star Wars fandom at The Force is 40 fan event in Sunway Pyramid.
|Panelists from BFM, Comic Fiesta and The Hyped Geek discuss Ghost in the Shell.|
|Star Wars 40th Anniversary fan panel at The Force is 40 event in Sunway Pyramid.|
|Outpost table at The Force is 40 with charity raffle raising RM422 for the Spastic Children's Association of Selangor & Federal Territory (SCASFT)|
|Our resident Vulcan Mr. Smock (right) talking about Star Trek at KL Sci-Fi Convention 2017.|
Proud to Cosplay
Thanks to the nice folks at the movie distributors and cinemas, local cosplayers had occasion to show off their love of geeky fandoms at Movie Premieres for a number of superhero franchises.
|Try counting all these Spideys at a special Fan Screening for Spider-man Homecoming hosted at mmCineplex e@Curve.|
|Star-Lords and friends assembled for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 at MBO Starling.|
|The Mighty Thor with half-brother & sister Loki plus Dr. Banner with Mr. Dr. Strange at the Premiere of Thor Ragnarok at GSC Mid Valley Megamall.|
This year we will be looking unite the largest gathering of Marvel superhero cosplayers in conjunction with release of Avengers Infinity War in late-April.
Bringing Smiles to Malaysians
Special thanks to our esteemed clients at United International Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment for continuing to trust us with their mascot roadshows bringing smiles to Malaysians across the country.
|Gru together with his Minions delighting the young and young at heart for Despicable Me 3.|
|The Smurfs returned for their third movie outing.|
|Gene and Poop from one of the stranger animation flicks, The Emoji Movie.|
Experiencing a Slice of the Movies
Last year Outpost were also involved with a number of promotional activities for blockbuster movies. We kicked off an early summer hit with racing simulation tournament for Fast & Furious 8 at TGV Cinemas. Then we shot a thematic video for sci-fi horror flick, Alien Covenant.
|Finalists for the Furious Showdown racing simulation tournament by TGV Cinemas.|
|Warning! Alien xenomorphs are infesting your cinemas! #FacehuggerAttack.|
Closing the year at Comic Fiesta, we setup a thematic "jungle" photo booth for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and had convention attendees try to Outrun the Maze in challenges inspired from Maze Runner: The Death Cure (in cinemas 25 January 2018).
|Bringing a bit of Jumanji's jungle for Comic Fiesta attendees to photo shoot.|
|Recruiting Gladers to outrun the maze via game App and X-trainer running machine.|
Beaming In Mr. Smock, Vulcan Cultural Officer
In the latter half of 2017, Mr. Smock of Vulcan beamed in to observe geeky human pop culture and has since conducted a number of YouTube video reviews about movies and geek collectibles.
Thank you for being part of the journey with us at Outpost Productions. This year we will continue our mission to terraform the Geek Pop Culture landscape in Malaysia through thematic engagements with local fandoms. For corporate clientele, Outpost Productions offers Geek Consulting supported by on-ground events implementation.
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