History Con 2017: Opening Day and Press Conference

 

After indeed making history on its very first year last 2016, History Con came back bigger than ever this year and has laid rightful claim as Manila’s biggest entertainment convention, even better, and bolder than before.  Kicking off this grand affair was its opening day and press conference where their fabled guests were presented to the media and the public.

Upcoming Event: Otaku Expo Reload 2017


Otaku Expo Reload 2017 is already this weekend, August 12-13 at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall, with even bigger contests and attractions you shouldn’t miss.

arkadymac.com is an official media partner for Otaku Expo Reload 2017, so we hope to catch you there as we have our special coverage.  For a glimpse of what to expect, here are some scenes from last year’s event.

A Glimpse of Manila Masters Cosplay


It’s been months since the Manila Masters, the first Dota2 event held in the Philippines for 2017, almost a year after the Manila Majors where a lot of pro gamers were invited from around the world.  Again our very own Filipino cosplayers showed their talents once again to the world what they can do for the Manila Masters Cosplay Competition.

The Cosplay Competition was held on the third day of the event after the Semi-Finals of the Dota2 Game between Evil Geniuses vs Team NP, where EG battled it out for the Finals.  The competition was judged by Dota2 shoutcasters Toby “TOBIWAN” Dawson and SirActionSlacks, along with our very own cosplayers, Fred Vinas and Kang Dupet.

 

Bacchus concludes in Rampage ‘League of Legends’ 2017

Rampage 2017 was once again a huge success as the biggest Esports gaming in partnership with Bacchus, the number 1 energy drink in South Korea. Bacchus is a non-carbonated South Korean energy drink.


For the second consecutive year, Bacchus, the No. 1 Energy Drink of Korea, successf ully hosted the return of Rampage 2017, which is now on its sixth run and is touted as the biggest and grandest annual convention among LoL (League of Legends) community diehards.

The number one energy drink brand from Korea brought a whole new level of fully energized gaming experience to the more than 10,000 enthusiasts who came to the biggest one day one game event in the Philippines as Bacchus delivered great gifts and amazing news to one of the the biggest online gaming communities in the Philippines and in the world.

Filipino e-sports fans trooped in full force to take part in the ultimate gathering, which indeed brought a leveled-up interactive gaming experience like no other. Summoners of all ranks and specialties enjoyed the jam-packed, day-long event, which featured fun activities like the fan-favorite cosplay competition, a Merchandise Caravan (for limited edition and exclusive LoL items), a Celebrity Show Match that showcased the hottest stars namely cosplay queen Ashley Gosiengfiao, Jack Reid, Sam Concepcion, Riot Spiffy, and Sinio Cagasan, among the heavy hitters.

Celebrity Alert: AsiaPop Comicon 2017 brings in Cyborg

 

Once again the most anticipated western event of the year is coming, AsiaPOP Comicon is just around the corner and a lot of surprises are about to be dropped!  AsiaPOP Comicon released its first wave of guests a few weeks ago which includes the Artgerm, Alan Quoh, Simone Legno of Tokidoki and many more. A few days ago, AsiaPOP Comicon dropped a major celebrity which will be coming this year’s event and many others are currently spazzing on the said Hollywood celebrity.  Who would have thought that AsiaPOP Comicon could bring the one and only Cyborg from the upcoming DC Movie, Justice League?  Yes, Ray Fisher will be coming to Manila!

 

Wargods Shares Love for Gaming at Rampage 2017

Sharing the love of gaming at the biggest one-day one-game event in the Philippines, Wargods Pro Gaming Arena made another successful return to Rampage 2017 and having avid League of Legends from all over country flock over to their booth from start to finish. arkadymac.com is privileged to have been asked to cover this occasion for the gaming and cosplay community for Wargods, the most awarded internet cafe franchises in the industry.

Upcoming Event: HistoryCon 2017

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Everyone is very  excited as History Con, 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.  This year’s attendees will definitely 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.

Get Creative: AsiaPOP Comicon Manila Announces First Batch of International Artists

 

From international artists’ Stanley Lau aka artgerm, Quiccs, Alan Quah, Simone Legno, to Jason Freeny, these creative geniuses are set to share their talents and insights to thousands of pop culture fans from all over the region who will converge at the country’s biggest pop culture convention.  And joining the first roster of guests are Cosplay Authority Global Challenge (CAGE) stalwarts Haiden Hazard, Philip Odango, Pion Kim, and Jin “behindinfinity”, to share their passion for bringing their favorite characters to life. The CAGE is one of the biggest cosplay competitions of its kind in the region.

Gelo Grayson: Dedication

arkadymac.com highlights not only the best events in the Philippines but also its cosplayers. We are fortunate enough to get a small interview with him. Here is our feature on one of the most talented crafters in the Philippines and our dear friend, Gelo Grayson.

Upcoming Event: Anime and Cosplay Expo 2017

Ever felt like you’re just a spectator at the same old events?  Get to experience more and be an actual part of the event as there as so many opportunities for every congoer to have fun and have a great time by themselves or with friends as Anime and Cosplay Expo 2017 is ready for its second year! Anime and Cosplay Expo 2017 is a unique event that brings together concepts launched during the Cosplay Carnival earlier in the year and sets the line-up of events at Cosplay Mania 2017 in October. In this way, it bridges the two events and creates a continuity between the events. Anime and Cosplay Expo 2017 will be on July 29-30, 2017 at the Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Tickets now available via SM Tickets​ for only P119!