Cable channels History Con, A+E Networks, and History Asia’s first ever convention will take place in the capital on August 25. This can’t-miss event is jam-packed with activities and displays that will bring the channels to life and immerse visitors in the History experience.
Like the channel, the “History Con” will be epic in scale and cover a broad range of genres and interests, with dedicated areas for the paranormal/sci-fi, survival and adventure, motoring, history and culture. The four-day ticketed event will be held at the World Trade Center and will be open to the public. Convention passes are now available for sale at HistoryAsia.com/HistoryCon.
“We are thrilled to make history with the conception of History Con, the biggest entertainment convention of its kind, in Manila. History Con reinvents the way we connect with our local audiences, as an on-ground extension of our brand that offers something for everyone, whether they’re our loyal fans who just can’t get enough of history, or they’re curious onlookers who are new to our brand. We’re creating an experience beyond the television screen to engage our visitors at a deeper level that allows them to feel, live and see history come alive in an entertaining way,” said Prem Kamath, Deputy Managing Director of A+E Networks Asia.
History Con will feature a star-studded lineup of popular HISTORY personalities who will make appearances, sign autographs, host talks and conduct workshops. Fans will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Ancient Alien’s Giorgio Tsoukalos; Storage War’s Brandi and Jarrod; Gangland Undercover’s G ANGLAND Damon Runyan; and the cast of Celebrity Car Wars, which includes several Filipino celebrities like KC Montero, Joey Mead King and Marc Nelson and professional car driver, Gaby Dela Merced. The latter is HISTORY Asia’s brand-new original production that follows celebrities as they compete in automotive challenges.
Event-goers are also invited to make history by participating in three world-record-breaking attempts at History Con. One of the Guinness World Records that History aims to break at the convention is the record for the longest TV-watching marathon – currently set at 94 hours!
Within the four-day affair, History will also launch a talent search for the channel’s next digital host.