A Day at the HISTORY Con 2018

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It was a rainy Friday morning, but I was off to the World Trade Center for the opening ceremonies of Asia’s biggest entertainment convention HISTORY Con 2018. The three-day convention promised to celebrate bigger milestones, bolder names, and better activities, which I personally think they accomplished. When I arrived at the venue, some media attendees were already setting up their cameras for the convention’s opening ceremonies led by A&E Networks Philippines’ Country Head Jacque Ruby.

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Sen. Grace Poe was one of the special guests at the opening ceremonies of HISTORY Con 2018

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US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim giving his welcoming remarks

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Sanitation is key: The History Hustle‘s Simon Yin sharing his hand sanitizer with Ancient Aliens‘ Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

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Giorgio, Katheryn, and Jaime

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HISTORY Con 2018’s celebrity guests: [L-R] Simon Yin, Diego Loyzaga, Katheryn Winnick, Giorgio Tsoukalos, Yeoh Mong Chin, and Jaime Dempsey

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Ribbon cutting with HISTORY Con 2018 celebrity guests, US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, Sen. Grace Poe, A&E Networks Phils. Country Head Jacque Ruby, and some of the event’s major sponsors 

HISTORY Con 2018 was graced by HISTORY Channel stars like Ancient Aliens’ Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, Ride N’ Seek’s Jaime Dempsey, and The History Hustle’s Simon Yin, who are all no strangers to the convention since this is not their first time to be part of it. I was mostly excited about the attendance of Vikings’ Katheryn Winnick a.k.a. Queen Lagertha since I do watch the show. It was her first time in Asia and has been in the Philippines days before the convention to spend a well-deserved r&r at the beautiful El Nido. Also present at the first day were local actors Xian Lim and Diego Loyzaga representing the all new season of Celebrity Car Wars and Singaporean personality Yeoh Mong Chin from the show Who Runs the World’s .

I had fun walking around the halls of the World Trade Center, checking out this year’s booths and displays.

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Upon entering the main convention area, we were all greeted by this huge tank

Toys for the big boys

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By Ram Mallari Jr.

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by Pinoy Lego User Group

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Vinyls

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Music related paraphernalia

Reptiles

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Toys

Sculptures by Ram Mallari Jr.

Stickers

Artworks

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stones

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Tabletop plants

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There’s a lot of food booths at the convention but I decided to grab a classic Pepi Cubano sandwich and I loved it.

I was given a quick Q&A time with Jaime Dempsey and was able to ask Katheryn Winnick about her role on Vikings. Check out the video below.

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At the presscon: Katheryn Winnick, Giorgio Tsoukalos, and Jaime Dempsey

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Celebrity Car Wars’ Diego Loyzaga and Xian Lim

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Hi!

Congratulations to everyone who were behind this year’s HISTORY Con. I can’t wait for what’s in store next year.

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