As the premier event for hobbyists in Cebu since 2004, ARCHcon, short for Anime Role Playing Games, Comics & Hobbies convention, will once be again thrilling fans from all over the world with an impressive line-up of attractions, special guests, activities, competitions and performances that geeks and the curious alike would not want to miss, happening on Novermber 18-19, 2023, at the IC3 Convention Center in Cebu.
What started as a student event for the alternate hobbies club in Sacred Heart School – Jesuit now grew to the biggest annual hobby convention with a cause, featuring a wide array of geek-centric hobbies; cosplay crafting & performances, hobby photography, figurine collecting, traditional & digital art selling, game development, esports, tabletop games, international cosplay guests, Vtubers, voice actors, regional cosplayers and artists, competitions for the worldwide stage and much more – con goers are in for an unforgettable experience!
Being home to many communities, ARCHcon 2023 is scheduled for November 18-19, 2023, at the IC3 Convention Center, utilizing all the halls for community activities related to Tabletop Gaming, Cosplay, Esports, Tournaments, and more.
This year ARCHcon is co-presented by Razer Gold, in partnership with the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc.(CESAFI) Esports League to bring the Game Zone to life. The main stage JPOP idols are also brought to us by Ambox Events. The Heroes Hall for tabletop gaming is brought to us by their partners, Top Deck Games and Table Top Fiesta.
ARCHcon 2023 features an incredible lineup of guests including:
International Guest Cosplayers – REIKA & Kat Grey
International Vtubers – BAO THE WHALE & SODA KIT
Japan Idol Performers – CHICKEN BLOW THE IDOL, HIMEGOTO ZETTAICHI, BUGVEL, WEST& , GUMI and KUROGURO.
Local Guests – MNL48, Pastel Mix, Charess, Vanille Velasquez
And featured participants such as:
60 Artists, 17 Cosplay Caverners, 4 Tavern Spaces for niche hobby communities, 22 Merchant Market Vendors, 8 Game Developer Booths, 10 Exhibitor Booths, 6 Sponsors Booths
As a “Convention With A Cause,” ARCHcon’s mission to grow and develop the hobbyist community in Visayas can be reflected in the support of the community. For the Cosplay Community, winners of the international competition will be given aid in their cosplay journey presenting Cebu and the Philippine. In the Esports community ARCHcon is promoting #ResponsibleGaming and donating part of the proceeds to the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc.(CESAFI). Part of the proceeds will also go to their main beneficiary, the Blue Plate Project of Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu, as well as giving aid to their other partnered beneficiaries as well: The 501st Garrison, The Gihay Initiative & One Hour to be Heroes.
Truly, ARCHcon welcomes hobby convention goers with open arms and a place where they can freely express their love for their hobbies.