A history buff all my life, I am just excited that once again History Con is upon us. The annual history-fest is taking place from August 10-12, 2018 at the World Trade Center. At the media launch held at Gerry’s Grill Morato, Jacque Ruby, the country head of A+E Networks Asia presented the exciting activities for this year’s HISTORY CON.
For the Pop culture fanatics, the three-day gathering is going to be a pop culture pilgrimage with a long list of activities line up for them. HISTORY CON is a world-class entertainment convention that is proudly initiated in the Philippines and conceptualized by no less than Mr. Jacque Ruby. The past two HISTORY CON is a revelation as it has attracted an attendance of 50,000 in 2016 and a record-breaking attendance of more than 100,000 people in the last year convention. And here’s another good news for people outside the country as HISTORY CON is going to be exported in countries like the United States among others.
|The Diva Princess with Mr. Jacque Ruby|
So, what are the 19 Things We Can’t Wait to See at HISTORY CON 2018? (Photos used for the following is from the official FB page of jacque Ruby)
HISTORY’s Emmy-winning series Viking’s Katheryn Winnick will make her first special appearance in Asia.
Everyone’s favorite History Con fixture Giorgio A. Tsoukalos of Ancient Aliens will hold a live session called “Mysteries of the Past with Giorgio A. Tsoukalos,” to fans to explore the unexplained. It aims to bring together truth-seekers and HISTORY fans and engage them in a discussion, debate, and exploration with the leading expert himself.
For the car enthusiasts, Manila’s favourite local celebrities Xian Lim and Diego Loyzaga, the stars of HISTORY Asia’s award-winning original automotive reality series, Celebrity Car Wars as well Jamie Dempsey of Ride N’Seek and legendary Filipino race car driver Mike Potenciano will make an appearance.
Spotlight on Yeoh Mong Chin of Who Runs the World
HISTORY Hustle and Hidden Cities Extreme’s Simon Yin
Mystery Manila’s Two Escape Rooms: Escape from the EXTRATERRESTRIAL and the WW2 Prison Camp (in cooperation with Philippine Veterans Bank)
This year, PILIPINAS Philately joins HISTORY CON in hopes of attracting stamp collectors. HISTORY CON will have its own stamp to commemorate Manila’s biggest entertainment convention.
2018 History Makers Awards. Recognizing the country’s famous pop culture figures with the likes of Lea Salonga, Sharon Cuneta, Aga Muhlach and more!
Cosplay and Grand Sumobot Competition.
The largest gathering of people scratching scratch cards in an attempt for a World Record.
Sporting events like the 3X3 Retro Basketball Tournament and Airsoft Competition.
For all hobbyist, an exhibition of rare collectibles of vintage cameras, cash registers and phones among others.
Exhibition of new, classic and vintage toys.
Comic Artists unite at HISTORY CON 2018
Steampunk Art by Ram Mallari
Carnival Rides and Food booths.
Be informed and don’t miss the action with PNP LTOPF and PTCFOR CARAVAN, and PNP Museum.
Nautilus Dive Booth, Bohemian Rhapsody, Selling of Led Lensers, MWF Mania, Pinoy LUG, Tarot Readings and many more!
Tickets will be sold exclusively at SM Tickets with the following rates:
Php 350 – General Admission (one-day access to the convention)
Php 2,500 – HISTORY MAKER Pass (good for three-day admission)
Php 10,000 – HISTORY MAKER VIP Pass (with only 100 limited tickets available)
Eligible ticket purchasers of HISTORY CON 2018 with HISTORY Maker Pass (PHP 2,500) or HISTORY Maker VIP Pass (PHP 10,000) may request a slot to the “Mysteries of the Past with Giorgio A. Tsoukalos” ‘LIVE’ session.