Photo/IllutrationA scene from the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Comic Convention held on Nov. 30, 2018, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

The Tokyo Comic Convention 2019 will kick off on Nov. 22 at the Makuhari Messe complex in Chiba, bringing together the latest technology and the best pop culture trends.

The three-day fourth installment, held at Exhibition Halls 9-11, will feature photograph sessions and autograph signings with Hollywood stars and offer new events.

The Tokyo Comic Con is a sister event to the original Silicon Valley Comic Con, founded by Stan Lee, creator of “Spider-Man” and other comics at Marvel, and Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Attendees can play the latest video games, obtain up-to-date information on comics and movies and browse rare items from around the world on display at the venue.

The first installment in Tokyo in 2016 attracted about 30,000 visitors. The following year, the convention featured Hollywood actor Mads Mikkelsen and none other than Stan Lee, drawing more than 40,000 attendees.

The 2018 edition hosted various events featuring Tom Hiddleston, Ezra Miller and other stars, bringing in a record 63,146 visitors during its three-day run.

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