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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

HISTORY CON 2018 at World Trade Center Manila | August 10-12, 2018


A+E Networks Asia holds another biggest entertainment convention dubbed as HISTORY CON 2018, which will be held at the World Trade Center Manila on August 10-12, 2018. Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, leading contributor and Co-Executive producer of HISTORY’s hit series Ancient Aliens hit series will headline this year’s star-studded entertainment convention.
As part of HISTORY CON 2018, the mega-convention will also include an exclusive special talk, a HISTORY Asia ‘LIVE’ Session themed “Mysteries of the Past with Giorgio A. Tsoukalos” to be conducted with limited slots available. HISTORY fans are invited to explore the unexplained with Giorgio A. Tsoukalos and examine some the world’s greatest mysteries about extra-terrestrial existence throughout history. This special talk will bring together truth-seekers and HISTORY fans on the discussion, debate and exploration up-close with the leading expert himself.


Eligible ticket purchasers of HISTORY CON 2018 may request a slot to the “Mysteries of the Past with Giorgio A. Tsoukalos” ‘LIVE’ session with every purchase of the HISTORY Maker Pass (PHP 2,500) or HISTORY Maker VIP Pass (PHP 10,000).


Other Highlights
Katheryn Winnick of HISTORY’s Emmy-winning series, Vikings will make her first special appearance in Asia as the headlining international celebrity alongside Giorgio A. Tsoukalos of HISTORY’s hit series, Ancient Aliens. The star-studded extravaganza also include Manila’s favourite local celebrities Xian Lim and Diego Loyzaga starring in HISTORY Asia’s award-winning original automotive reality series, Celebrity Car Wars, Jamie Dempsey (Ride N’Seek), Simon Yin (Hidden Cities Extreme and HISTORY Hustle) and popular Singaporean social media influencer, Yeoh Mong Chin of LIFETIME Asia’s latest digital-first original series, Who Runs the World.

HISTORY CON, the world-class entertainment convention is now in its third year instalment in Manila, which saw a record-breaking attendance of 68,800 people in 2017 and 50,000 people in 2016. Since the overwhelming response of Giorgio A. Tsoukalos’ first exclusive appearance at HISTORY CON in 2016, HISTORY fans have continually been extending the invitation for his return to the Philippines.


“I am incredibly excited to be returning to Manila for HISTORY CON 2018,” said Tsoukalos. “The Philippines is home to some of Ancient Aliens’ most passionate fans, and I look forward to delving into some of the most enduring questions surrounding Ancient Astronaut Theory and engaging in the age old debate: did extra-terrestrial beings really help shape human history?”

History Maker Awards
HISTORY Maker Award Ceremony will take place on the second day of HISTORY CON 2018, 11th August 2018 at the World Trade Center Manila.


In partnership with The Philippine STAR, A+E Networks Asia announced the stellar line-up of Filipino luminaries who will be honoured for their significant contribution to the nation’s life and culture with the HISTORY Maker Award. This year’s distinguished recipients are Victor Consunji, Jessica Soho, Lea Salonga, Nora Aunor, Christopher de Leon, Albert Martinez, Sharon Cuneta, Vilma Santos, Aga Muhlach, and The Philippine Azkals. HISTORY CON 2018 ticket purchasers are welcomed to join in the celebration to honour these extraordinary Filipinos at the award ceremony, which will be conducted on 11th August, the second day of HISTORY CON 2018.

HISTORY Makers are a special few whose talent, efforts, dedication and sacrifices illuminate and inspire the lives of many others. The inaugural HISTORY Maker Award was launched in 2017 with distinguished dignitaries, namely, Pia Wurtzbach, Anne Curtis, Hidilyn Diaz, Himalayan Adventure Team, Ryan Cayabyab, Illac Diaz, Brillante Mendoza, Reinabelle Reyes, and Romi Garduce.


Open Competitions

AIRSOFT WAR GAME TOURNAMENT
The biggest airsoft war game tournament in the Philippines.
3-Day tournament with local and international players.
Inspired by the HISTORY original military combat hit series SIX.

REGISTER HERE: Historycon 2018 SIX Airsoft Tournament


WRESTLING SHOWCASE
Witness the fun, thrilling and action-packed wrestling showcase presented by the Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF), the country’s sports and theatretainment company. The 3-day athletic spectacle features MWF’s colourful and uniquely Pinoy characters that will surely give History Con many unforgettable moments.

FIND OUT MORE: MANILA WRESTLING FEDERATION


GRAND SUMOBOT COMPETITION
Design, build and program your indestructible Sumobot for victory!
Join the ultimate Sumobot wrestle at HISTORY CON 2018.
Game Categories:
- Autonomous
- Remotely Controlled (RC)
Tournament Format: Straight Knockout.


KNIGHTFALL
Steel shall clash as modern-day Knights engage in fierce duels in Forge: Martial Fitness' Knightfall Longsword Tournament! Inspired by the medieval warriors of old, our Knightfall Longsword Tournament will pit swordsmanship practitioners, wielding steel swords and garbed in modern armor, against each other, in a fight to claim the top spot and be proclaimed History Con's Knightfall Champion!

REGISTER NOW: FORGE - MARTIAL FITNESS


BLADED WEAPON SPARRING
Be part of the history. Witness and be one of the  Knife fighters of the first  reality based, Knife Fighting Tournament in the country. Join the high caliber FMA practitioners in the quest for Championship. Show them  the best Knife Fighting Skill you’ve got.

REGISTER HERE.



GO FOR GOLD 3X3 RETRO BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Back by popular demand! Form a team of four according to the eligible age divisions to participate:

Men’s Division:
15 to 17 years old
18 to 30 years old
31 to 45 years old

REGISTER HERE.


HISTORY BEE INTER-SHOOL COMPETITION
Calling all High School and College students, get ready to put your thinking caps and participate in the largest national inter-school competition in the Philippines at HISTORY CON 2018!

Applications to HISTORY BEE 2018 is now officially open where contestants will be tested on the knowledge of History, Culture and General Information and one ultimate HISTORY BEE & GAMES Grand Champion will be named. Make your mark in HISTORY today!

REGISTER HERE: High School Category
REGISTER HERE: College Category


JUEGO TODO: A MODERN ADAPTATION OF AN OLD FIGHTING TRADITION
Juego Todo is a kind of no holds barred challenge match that gained infamy during the golden age of kali. Its modern adaptation, the brainchild of fight promoter Ferdinand Abadilla Munsayac, burst into the local fight scene a few years ago, and will take its biggest stage yet at HistoryCon this coming August 11 2018.

READ HERE.

HistoryCon 2018 Tickets
HISTORY CON 2018 tickets are available in three different categories with exclusive privileges for the HISTORY MAKER VIP pass at PHP 10,000, limited to 100 tickets for sale only. Other ticketing categories include the HISTORY MAKER pass at PHP 2,500 for a three-day admission and GENERAL ADMISSION pass at PHP 350 for a one-day access to the mega entertainment convention. Tickets are available for sale exclusively on SM Tickets.

Ancient Aliens explores the theory that extra-terrestrials have been visiting the Earth for millions of years. The series is produced by Prometheus Entertainment.

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