UPDATE: Emily Swallow will not be appearing at Manipopcon 2023 according to the organizers. The official statement was published at their official Facebook page.
The Manila Pop Culture Convention (ManiPopCon) is about to hit the intergalactic jackpot with the star-studded addition of Emily Swallow, best known for her iconic role as the Armorer in Disney+’s smash-hit series, The Mandalorian.
Swallow, whose talents have propelled her to the forefront of Star Wars fandom, is set to take the stage at ManiPopCon from November 17 to 19 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay. There, she will regale fans with behind-the-scenes tales and engage in an interactive Q&A session that’s sure to leave enthusiasts of the galaxy far, far away absolutely delighted.
For Star Wars aficionados, Swallow’s appearance is nothing short of a celestial alignment. As the enigmatic leader of a tribe of Mandalorian warriors, she not only guides Din Djarin (the eponymous Mandalorian) but also lends her wisdom and expertise to mend his iconic armor. Even with her face obscured behind the iconic Mandalorian helmet, Swallow’s indomitable presence shines through, marking her as an integral character in the Star Wars tapestry.
Beyond the galaxy’s edge, Swallow boasts an impressive resume that extends to other celebrated US series. She left an indelible mark as FBI Special Agent Kim Fischer in The Mentalist and made a memorable appearance in the 11th season of the beloved dark fantasy drama Supernatural as Amara/The Darkness, God’s formidable sibling.
What’s perhaps most endearing is Swallow’s own genuine passion for the Star Wars universe, which she considers an integral part of her upbringing. In her own words, it’s “a fabric of her childhood,” with a particular soft spot for those lovable Ewoks.
ManiPopCon, a playground for geeks of all ages, welcomes Emily Swallow to an event that bridges generational fandom. The allure of the Star Wars saga knows no bounds, captivating new fans as passionately as those who’ve been part of the journey since its inception.
Swallow, who has been busy this year with multiple conventions, is also excited for ManiPopCon. “I have been all over the world this year meeting spectacular fans in phenomenal conventions.”, she said in a video message to fans.
“I have been hosted by the best hosts and seen the most amazing cosplay but I need to see more. I’ve only been to four continents and I thought, why not do one more? How about I come to the Philippines?”, she added.
So why not come to ManiPopCon and show Swallow that Filipino geeks are as strong in their fandoms as any fans in the world.
For those eager to secure a coveted spot at Emily Swallow’s appearance, ManiPopCon is currently offering tickets for premium experience photo ops and autograph sessions. Fans can find all the details and updates on ticket availability at www.ticketmelon.com/manipopcon/manipopcon-2023