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Six Greatest “Geeky Conventions” In Philippines 2016

It has been a fruitful year for me! I have accomplished so many things that are beyond my expectations. I was able to check off most of the items on my bucket list for this year and I am completely satisfied with it. Don’t worry, this is not yet my year-ender post but I just made this special entry to list down six of the greatest conventions I have ever attended this year (cuz I don’t think there will be any “geeky” conventions this coming December).  I know this blog is all about my personal travels and pilgrims but sometimes the geek in me comes out and I can’t help to share my personal geeky adventures.  This year was a great blast because i was able to attend some of the biggest conventions of 2016. So without any further ado, here are my list of six greatest conventions of 2016.
1. ToyConPh 2016 (June 2016)
Among all the geeky conventions in the Philippines, ToyConPH has a very high reputation and is probably considered as the longest running convention in the country.  ToyCon is an annual pop culture event that gathers hard core toy collectors, otakus, video gamers, cosplayers and fans together. ToyCon celebrated their 15th anniversary with a vast of wonderful improvements. This yearly event which started way back in 2002 brought by The Asian Comics, Toys and Hobbies Collective Inc. as a convention exclusively for toy collectors has grown so much and is now recognized by the international industry of toys, comics, movies and anime. This year, they have invited Hollywood stars like Daniel Logan (Boba Fett), Bronson Pelletier and Kiowa Gordon (Twilight Saga), Heffron Drive, and Kristian Nairn (Hodor of GoT). Encantadia cast also made waves as they tease their series reboot. The event also highlights the 25 ft tall statue of Voltes V in celebration of their 40th anniversary.

Check the Links about ToyConPH below
My First ToyCon Experience #ToyConPH2016
17 Most Exciting Booths From ToyConPH2016
Amazing Toys and Cosplayers At ToyConPH2016

2. History Con Asia 2016 (August 2016)
History Con 2016 is the first ever convention of its kind. It is done in celebration of all things entertainment with History Channel leading the way. It was actually a very random convention and it has so many things to offer but one thing is clear, the event aimed to break history by making world records.  It has so many things to offer, historically relevant exhibits, Car shows, International celebrity guests, an overwhelming amount of contests and tournaments. The event features celebrities from local and international media. Some of their guests insludes Giorgio Tsoukalos of Ancient Aliens, Ian Matthews, Damon Runyan and whole lot more. One of my personal favorites is the overwhelming amount of antique collections which are all very nostalgic.

Check the Links about HistoryCon Asia below
►  [VIDEO] A Quick Glimpse to History Con 2016
► Exciting Booths, Activities and Happenings From History Con 2016

3. AsiaPop Comicon 2016 (August 2016)
AsiaPop Comicon 2016 is probably one of the biggest and highly anticipated conventions held in our country this year. The event featured a powerful line of celebrities (local and international), entertainments guests, comic artists, cosplayers and a whole lot more that brought the ultimate fan experience! Some of the guests of this year’s AsiaPop Comicon includes Nicholas Hoult (X-Men, Warm Bodies, Skins and Mad Max) , Millie Bobbie Brown (Stranger Things), Joe Dempsie (Game Of Thrones), and Claire Holt (Vampire Diaries and H2O: Just Add Water). On top of these great celebrities, the event also features some exclusive activities and happenings including the intriguing Hall M which is only restricted to 1000 attendees.

Check the Links about AsiaPop Comican 2016 below
►  20 Most Amazing Booths From Asia Pop Comicon 2016
Comic Artists and Cosplayers From AsiaPop Comicon 2016
► Main Stage Events of AsiaPop Comicon 2016

4. Cosplay Mania 2016 (October 2016)
Dubbed as the biggest Cosplay convention in the country. Cosplay Mania 2016 is a two day event and was held at SMX Center in Mall of Asia.Cosmania was the first ever convention I have attended way back in 2012 and since then, I have been patronizing this convention as it brings out the inner geek in me! The event is not just for Cosplayers alone but it also featured an overwhelming amount of booths that are certainly for certified otakus. They had a slight increase with their ticket pricing though which includes the Gold tickets which allows convention goers to watch the concert at 7pm. They have also invited some of internationally acclaimed cosplayers like Kaname, Yukari Shimotsuki, Tomia, Rumi and more. Of course, one of the highlights here are the cosplay competition.

Check the Links about Cosplay Mania 2016 below
►  [VIDEO] Cosplay Mania 2016
► My Cosplay Mania 2016 Experience : Cosplayers And TORCH Tournament of Champions
► My Cosplay Mania 2016 Experience : Interesting Items and Booths

5. Blogapalooza Horizon 2.0 (Novemeber 2016)
Blogapalooza is a huge blogging convention that gathers an overwhelming amount of social media influenser and bloggers and businesses together. Blogapalooza is a Business to blogger networking and marketing event. This event allows the businesses/ brands to present and promote their products to bloggers and social media influencers. This event could also be a perfect way for the two (Business and Bloggers) to collaborate with each other for their own benefits. This year was a big blast for Blogapalooza. They didn’t just manage to invite various blogger community outside Manila but they also had a very successful launch of the country’s first ever influencer marketing platform, the country’s first ever influencer marketing platform, the Buzzin.

Check the Links about Blogapalooza Horizon 2.0 below
►  My First Blogapalooza Experience (Part 1 – The Booths)
My First Blogapalooza Experience (Part 2 – Bloggers and Speakers)
My First Blogapalooza Experience (Part 3 – Introducing Buzzin)

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6. Komikon 2016 (November 2016)
Komikon is an annual comics convention in the Philippines and what really makes it even more interesting is the fact that this convention promotes our very own comics artists and their marvelous mastepiece. Too bad I wasn’t able to attend this year’s Komikon 2016 and I keep myself updated through their official Facebook Page. Some of the highlights includes the newly launched Pedro Penduko comic series inspired from the original Francisco Coching, Zuma by Hal Santiago, Lingon by Mel Casipit and more. Another interesting highlights is the exhibit od reinterpreted artworks of Mars Ravelo in celebration of the artists’ 100th Anniversary.

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My CosplayMania 2016 Experience : Interesting Items And Booths

To conclude my CosplayMania 2016 Experience, allow me to share some of the interesting booths, activities and items that I spotted during the second day event. You know at, one thing I realized when attending conventions is that you must arm yourself with extra money because you can never tell what kind of interesting items or deals you can encounter during the event. Unfortunately, in my case, i failed to bring enough funds .. so i missed some of the great discounted items… but I took pictures of them anyway haha.

Force of the Will Booth
IMG_0003tNope, it’s note the Gaming Library this time. Asiapop and Toycon both featured Gaming Library and their board and table top games. This time, it is a  booth specializing in one particular game, the Force of the Will. IMG_0007tForce of the Will is a Trading Card game where each player is provided with their own deck and each is endowed with 4000 Life points. If you managed to inflict damage to your opponent and if they lost all their lives, then you win the game. IMG_0009tThe mechanics are very similar to those typical trading card games but it seems like it follows an interesting plot and it also features an app where you can enter the game’s ranking system and get invitations to their event. I just love how interactive this trading card game is.

Those Cute Items From LongLivePlayPH
IMG_0022tOne of the booths that really took my attention is the one from LongLive Play Ph as they showcase some interesting items that will truly bring out the inner geek from you. The first item that grabbed my attention is their cute Pokemon badges!IMG_0020tNow that Pokemon Go is hitting the mainstream, these Badges are truly worth collecting especially to those who grew up loving the first generation of Pokemon!IMG_0026tThese 8BitDo Bluetooth game controllers are very eye catching as well! These game controllers that perfectly work with game emulators and are compatible with mobile too. They are very nostalgic right?IMG_0032tHarry Potter wand-inspired pencils also from LLPPIMG_0036tHow about Link’s shield?

Pre-loved Collectible Items
IMG_0044tGosh I wonder how much these items are? The rarest the item is, the higher the value it gets.IMG_0048tNot sure about this one but it seems like a Power Ranger Morpher or something!IMG_0049tStuffed toys and plushies from Motsu booth

Bandai Booth
IMG_0065tI guess the Cosplay Convention will not be completed without the Bandai booth right? IMG_0071tIMG_0074tOne Piece Action figures

Notice Me Senpai Booth
IMG_0078tI learned that Notice Me Senpai is a new mobile game app where you play as the first female student in an elite all-boys private school. You take on a job at the Third Year Building Cafe to help pay for your tuition. You attract new customers with new cafe decoration combinations. As you manage the cafe, you meet all sorts of upperclassmen. From nerds, to jocks, to famous pop idols, this school has them all.IMG_0079tThe booth features bookmarks and pins featuring the 30 collectible Senpai based on their mobile game.

Cute Items
IMG_0101tWho would like to wear these colorful socks inspired from some of your favorite characters!IMG_0415tHow about this Saitama Bonnet?

Little Akiba Booth
IMG_0114tOne of the most interesting booths in Cosmania is the Little Akiba Booth. The booth features Mr Kenjiro Kakimoto or Realmaid Ninja manga series. IMG_0118tMr Kakimoto offers a 3minute long instant portrait sketch session. Each participant will only have to pay Php50 for the drawing session and it comes up with free photo opp as well. IMG_0124tTadah! Me and Mr Kakimoto! IMG_0130tHere’s my portrait sketch drawn my Mr Kenjiro Kakimoto

PokemonTretta Booth
IMG_0395tI am going to have a separate post about this new game craze but one thing I can tell you, this one is way way better than Pokemon Go

NHK World Booth
IMG_0401tIn case you were looking for freebies, you can grab one through NHK World Booth. You just have to answer their surveys and holah! You are now entitled to claim a prize from them!IMG_0409tI got a cute Domokun pin!

SilverWorks Booth
IMG_0419tNow who would have thought that SilverWorks will come up something so classy yet so geeky? IMG_0424tThese are not official yet bet they are indeed planning to release these Pokemon-inspired jewelries soon!IMG_0426tIn case you are not a Pokemon fan, then you might enjoy their Justice League inspired watches!

That Booth With Origamis
IMG_0429tSorry, I failed to get the name of this booth because when I saw it, no one is there to be asked so I grabbed some photos instead.

My CosplayMania 2016 Experience – Cosplayers And TORCH Tournament of Champions

Sorry for the late update! I just got so busy lately but it’s better late than never right? I’m taking you back to the recently held Cosplay Mania 2016. Interestingly, this is my fifth convention this year but unlike the rest, Cosplay Mania has a very special place in my heart as it is my very first cosplay convention ever! Even though I am not really a cosplayer, I have been an avid attendee of Cosmania since 2012.  Cosplay Mania 2016 is a two day event and was held at SMX Center in Mall of Asia. This year, the price for a day pass is worth Php350 (for Silver which gives you a brief access to their concert area) and Php599 for Gold which allows you to watch the concert at 7pm. The event was a blast for me.

This will be a two part posts. The first one will feature those cool cosplayers I spotted during the second day of the event and also the Torch Tournament of the Champions competition while the second post will highlight those interesting booths and items I found.

Take note, I am not familiar with some of the characters here so if in case you know, feel free to drop a comment below!
IMG_0410tElsa of FrozenIMG_0417tKimahri RonsoIMG_0440tEkko (League of Legends)IMG_0444tPikotaro of PPAP songIMG_0446
The Next page will feature some highlights from TORCH: Tournament of The Champions

[VIDEO] Cosplay Mania 2016


Have you been to Cosplay Mania this year? Cosplaymania or Cosmania is one of the biggest cosplay convention here in the Philippines and it is being held every year. Cosmania was the first ever convention I have attended way back in 2012 and since them, I have been patronizing this convention as it brings out the inner geek in me! Unfortunately, I have missed the convention last year due to my conflicting schedule but I’m glad I was able to make it this year (too bad I didn’t get a chance to cosplay due to some costume-making delays). Anyway, I will post more of my Cosplay Mania 2016 experience in my future entries (which includes the photos) but for the mean time, feel free to watch this video summary that I made!Make sure to watch the video in HD