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Icon Manila reveals long-awaited face-to-face comeback for 10th anniversary

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Over the past three years, the creative community has learned how to come together virtually. As the world opens up, however, ICON MANILA, in collaboration with the Animation Council of the Philippines (ACPI), has announced its long-awaited face-to-face comeback for the momentous 10th year which promises to be a milestone celebration of creativity, inspiration, and connection. 

ICON MANILA, founded by Armand and Bing Serrano, has always been driven by a noble cause. Profit from this event supports humanitarian, educational, and medical missions across the country and an anti-human trafficking organization based in the US. 

ICON MANILA 2023’s lineup of speakers includes TB Choi, a world-renowned storyboard and character artist and concept designer for games, presently working for Blizzard Entertainment. She is joined by Tiffanie Mang, an accomplished art instructor, digital illustrator, landscape painter, and visual development artist at Marvel Studios. Along with these two talented women are industry veterans Armand Serrano, an independent production designer and visual development artist who’s worked on studios like Skydance, Marvel, and Walt Disney Animation, and presently working as a production designer for an unannounced biblical epic, and Bobby Pontillas, a character designer and animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios, as well as Zac Retz, who’s worked as an art director and visual development artist at Dreamworks Animation, Disney, Sony, and one of the creators and owners of Impetus Animation. Completing the lineup is George Hull, a Senior Conceptual Designer who has worked on many iconic films including the highly acclaimed DUNE, BLADE RUNNER 2049, STAR WARS IV, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol2, THE MATRIX, and many more. Their invaluable expertise and insights are sure to elevate creativity to new heights.


Join ICON MANILA at Samsung Hall, SM Aura, Taguig City, from September 27 to 28 for an epic creative celebration, uniting the brightest minds in animation, film, games, illustration, and visual effects.

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