HISTORY Con 2017, Manila’s Biggest Entertainment Convention Returns with a Bigger, Better, and Bolder Showcase

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HISTORY Con 2017, Manila’s biggest entertainment convention is back and promises a bigger, better, and bolder showcase at the World Trade Centre Manila from August 10 to 13.

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Enjoy over 300 exciting exhibits and experiences, from historic and classic displays of traditional, as well as contemporary and popular cultures; including the first-ever ‘FYI Home & Living Fair’ and exclusive talks and workshops by your favorite stars.

Corey Harrison
Corey Harrison (Pawn Stars)

Back by popular demand, Corey Harrison (Pawn Stars), Jaime Dempsey (Ride N’ Seek) and Justin Mott (Photo Face-off) returns to the Philippines, alongside “Horny” Mike Henry (Counting Cars), Danielle Colby (The Pickers), Ryu Lim (Forged In Fire), and Phoemela Baranda (Celebrity Car Wars). Popular international celebrities from FYI’s hit shows John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin (Tiny House Nation), and Adam Liaw (Destination Flavour) will also join the stellar line up.

Jaime Dempsey of Ride N Seek
Jaime Dempsey of Ride N Seek

This year’s world record attempts will feature special guests and internet sensations that took the world by storm. Get to watch professional freestyle basketball dunker Jordan Kilganon, also known as “The Dude who dunked in jeans,” as he performs multiple “Mission Impossible” attempts. His 50-inch vertical jump which allows him to do acrobatic dunks is a feat not to be missed. Catch Takeru Kobayashi, one of the world’s most extraordinary professional competitive eaters, who is widely known for breaking the world record in eating 50 hotdogs in just 12 minutes. After multiple hugely successful world record attempts and performances internationally, both Jordan and Takeru will take on the challenge at HISTORY Con on a new series of world record attempts right here in Manila.

Official portrait of astronaut Butch Wilmore in EMU suit. Photo Date: July 20, 2012.  Location: Building 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio.  Photographer: Robert Markowitz
Official portrait of astronaut Butch Wilmore in EMU suit.Photo Date: July 20, 2012. Location: Building 8, Room 183 – Photo Studio. Photographer: Robert Markowitz

Other special guests include Barry E. Wilmore (Captain, U.S. Navy), a veteran of two spaceflights who has accumulated a total of 178 days in space as a NASA Astronaut, and Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo, award-winning and distinguished public historian whose research covers the Philippines in the 19th Century. Both honorable guests will be conducting exclusive talks respectively at the mega convention.

Making her debut appearance in the Philippines, Danielle Colby shares the art and antics of the trade with exclusive talks. The extraordinare holds down the fort at Antique Achaeology, the home base of The Pickers show on HISTORY.

Danielle Colby
Danielle Colby

Special highlights include the largest automotive display of cars and motorbikes. See your beloved international celebrities in action at the legendary motorcade rally with Jaime Dempsey and hands-on ‘live’ car airbrushing showcase by “Horny” Mike Henry. Check out the best of customized motorbike designs engineered by some of the most talented Filipinos.

Marawi Heroes Bike by Laguna Chopper
Marawi Heroes Chopper by Laguna Chopper

Originally from the Northern islands of the Philippines, Ryu Lim has been practicing bladesmith since the age of nine. He is returning to the homeland and will be conducting “live” demonstrations on the test of blades forged by some of the best local artisans and bladesmith in the country.

Explore the ‘lenscape’ of photography with award-winning resident professional photographer, Justin Mott. He will be conducting a few exclusive photography masterclass sessions where participants will learn photography tips and tricks, including a hands-on photo walk to apply their learnings in an out-of-classroom experience. Participants are encouraged to bring along their DSLR cameras for the session.

 

Uncover the rise of popular culture at the comic strip as “Superheroes” come to life through the art and creative expression of “Cosplay” (costume play). Suit up as a character or even iconic national hero or personality to win great prizes. Explore the amazing display and special collectibles of superheroes, toys, and comics by creative talents in the Philippines and around the world.

Game for a challenge? An array of exciting indoor and outdoor activities will put you to the test, both physically and mentally. Participate in some of the thrilling combat activities such as shooting range, medieval battle, airsoft wargames, paint ball, archery attack, or even the urban assault’s daredevil motorbikes obstacle course. Bounce to the sensational new “bubble sport” or play a tactical “laser max” game of indoor laser tag.

 

This year, as part of HISTORY’s 10th anniversary celebration in Asia, 10 notable Filipinos who have had a significant impact on the nation’s life and culture will be awarded the HISTORY Maker Award at the closing ceremony. Who will make it to the list? Check out ‘live’ updates on HISTORY social community page on Facebook.

Get exclusive privileges when you purchase a HISTORY MAKER VIP ticket at P10,000, limited to 100 tickets only. Other ticketing tiers include HISTORY MAKER PASS at P1,500 for entire four-day access to the convention and regular GENERAL ADMISSION ticket at P250 for one-day access only. Tickets are on sale at SM Ticket outlets and www.smtickets.com.