Popcon Asia is an acronym for Popular Culture Convention Asia, and as the name suggests, it is the single largest convention of pop culture in Asia. The convention is dedicated to honor and recognize artists, professionals and creators within the creative industry; focusing on comics, games, toys as well as films and animations. An annual event since 2012, Popcon Asia has served as a magnet attracting top contemporary art performers hailing from various countries and regions in Asia. Inline with the company?s continuing mission of elevating the general public?s awareness on VR and AR technologies, Octagon Studio attended the PopCon Asia 2016 held from Friday (12/08) to Sunday (14/08) at the Jakarta Convention Center?s Assembly Hall.
The three-day event was expected to attract some 40,000 visitors to the available 225 booths, which featured local creators ranging from comic artists to local start-up companies. Additionally, visitors to the convention was treated with a series of lively and inspiring events ranging from workshops, street art performance, masterclasses to panel discussions which involved international names including distinguished illustrators Ross Tran and Stanley Lau, South Korean webcomic artist Park Taejoon, American cinematographer Russel Carpenter as well as Peter van Dongen, a Dutch comic artist.
Not to be outshined, talented Indonesian creators including Emte, Sweta Kartika, Faza Meonk and Dennis Adhiswara also made their presence felt.
Octagon VR Luna Takes Center Stage
Octagon Studio?s booth was located among the most crowded spot and intersection of the exhibition hall and thus enabled the team to interact with many of the visitors directly. The team had prepared a line up of products to engage Popcon visitors, including the Octagon VR Luna, 4D Flashcard decks and Octaland 4D+ Color Me! Book.
As predicted, it didn?t take long for the Octagon booth to attract the attention of visitors. Within a reasonably short period of time since the convention?s opening, a number of people started to amass at the booth and took the Octagon VR Luna for a spin. The VR apps which the team had prepared easily captured and piqued the interest of a number of visitors who were able to try out the VR Luna.
The many visitors flocking at Octagon Studio?s booth had varied responses to the VR Luna. For some, this was their very first encounter and exposure to VR and AR technology, while others had already been aware of the VR Luna and seized at the opportunity of having to try it out. The majority however, were surprised with the fact that VR technology was accessible through only a combination of a VR headset and a smartphone.
Needless to say, after realizing what the VR headset was capable of offering, a number of visitors were anxious to purchase their very own VR Luna. The team had no trouble in selling hundreds of VR Luna in three days of exhibition.
If you missed the chance of acquiring the Octagon VR Luna and our other products at Popcon 2016, you may purchase them through our online store and have it shipped right to your home.
The Octagon VR Luna received a lot of attention and generated a fair amount of buzz among Popcon visitors, especially since the team had prepared fun and engaging VR apps to keep visitors engaged and entertained. In addition, other products such as the 4D Flashcards and Color me! Book also garnered some well-deserved attention, which in turn attracted the attention of several media agencies.
Among some of the most notable news outlets to have visited the Octagon booth were BBC Indonesia, CNN Indonesia and Metro TV, which conducted short interviews with the team. A number of celebrities also visited the Octagon booth, among which were Vidi Aldiano, Dennis Adhiswara and Marchella FP.
Finally, Octagon Studio gave away three units of VR Luna to the most deserving visitors following a very lively quiz which took place on center stage. The fortunate visitors were rewarded with the VR Luna and a set of 4D Flashcard decks.
See You Next Year!
Popcon Asia is expected to continue its current role as a platform for individuals (and companies) to develop and thrive within the creative industry of Indonesia and Asia, which, on that sense, this year?s Popcon can be considered a resounding success. Octagon Studio is delighted to have been given the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful hub for creators and enthusiasts alike.
Thank you Popcon Asia, and see you next year!
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Octagon VR Luna
Octagon VR Luna is an Octagon Studio’s virtual reality wearable headset. This handcrafted lightweight device allows user to experience the world of virtual reality, engaging with Octagon 360 and other VR applications.