Monday, August 22, 2016
FIRST-EVER HISTORY CON 2016 LETS ALL MAKE HISTORY
Join your favorite HISTORY stars at the first-of-its-kind event with interactive experiences, on-ground activities and exhibits.
Join the fun at the biggest entertainment convention! With exhibitors ranging from cars to motorcycles, outdoor gears or tech gadget, HISTORY Con has something for the whole family.
Into sports? Try your hand at our sporting booth with arm wrestling contests, boxing tournaments and archery games, we guarantee that you’ll be working up a sweat!
Calling all history buffs – soak in local history with our special display of Philippine Presidential limousines, as well as World War II exhibits. Tip: Stay throughout the day to catch a glimpse of World War II reenactors who will be performing scenes from the Battle of Manila, to the Battle of Bataan.
Win attractive prizes when you come dressed in your best HISTORY character. From the iconic Las Vegas cast of Pawn Stars to your Scandinavian best from Vikings – we’re on the lookout for the best dressed HISTORY character throughout the event!
Love HISTORY? Now you can be part of it. We are aiming to break the record for the longest TV-watching marathon – currently set at 94 hours! If you’re interested to apply, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immerse yourself in another world with our VR experience that takes you from the wild jungles of ALONE to the great outer space.
Who doesn’t love a good discount? Check out the best deals from the exhibitors and partners and you could score a great buy!
HISTORY’s Digital Host Talent Search
Can you out-crazy the craziest of hosts? You could be HISTORY’s next digital star! Submit a video of yourself reviewing one of our shows on @HistoryAsia’s Facebook page with the hashtag, #HistoryConAuditions. Come join us at the live finals on Sunday, 28 Aug at HISTORY Con!
Come dressed at your favourite characters from HISTORY’s hit shows, from Pawn Stars to Vikings or rock your leather ensemble and strut in your best biker get-up. Register with us at the entrance for your chance to enter and you could win attractive prizes. May the best cosplayer win!
Think you know your history? Local middle school and universities in Metro Manila have been invited to take part in the HISTORY Bee Inter-school Competition, a quiz based competition where the winning school will be crowned HISTORY Bee School Champion in Manila.
World Record Week III
HISTORY attempts to break the 3 world records at HISTORY Con
• The longest TV-watching marathon - currently set at 94 hours
• The most number of Quarter Pounders consumed in 1 minute
• The largest serving of Garlic Mushrooms
Take an immersive experience into the Solar System with Titans of Space and into the wild jungles of HISTORY’s hit-series, ALONE.
Special historical exhibits
• Philippine Presidential Limousine displays
• WWII Reenactments
Tournaments & Demos
• Weaponry & Blade demonstrations
• Boxing Matches
• Wrestling Demonstrations
Mark your calendars! HISTORY Con, A+E Networks HISTORY Asia’s very first-ever convention, will be opening in Manila on 25 August. This can’t-miss event is jam-packed with activities and displays that will bring the channel to life and immerse visitors in the HISTORY experience. Get ready for an epic event that covers a broad-range of genres and interests, with dedicated areas for the paranormal/sci-fi, survival and adventure, motoring, history and culture.
MEET YOUR FAVOURITE HISTORY CELEBRITIES IN PERSON
Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Be At HISTORY Con 2016
GIORGIO A. TSOUKALOS
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is the leading expert and Co-Executive producer of History’s Ancient Aliens: The Series (2009-2016) and publisher of Legendary Times Magazine, the world’s leading Ancient Astronaut research journal. Giorgio has been called "A hybrid of Carl Sagan and Indiana Jones,” and he’s been changing the way the world thinks about Ancient Astronaut Theory since 1998.
As one of the world's foremost Ancient Astronaut experts, Giorgio has been featured in countless media appearances (History,National Geographic, SyFy, Coast to Coast AM, The Joe Rogan Experience), and many other international television and radio programs, reporting on the latest discoveries in the Ancient Astronaut field.
Giorgio's research expeditions have taken him around the world and he is one of only a few people to have visited and explored nearly every mysterious ancient site on Planet Earth.
Legendary Time Magazine is at: http://www.legendarytimes.com
BRANDI PASSANTE & JARROD SCHULZ
Brandi Passante is the "not wife" of Jarrod Schultz, and has been a fan favorite on Storage Wars for years. She's originally from Houston, Texas and moved to Orange County when she was just a teenager, meeting Jarrod not long after. Brandi is the ultimate supporter... of her kids, that is. She loves being a mom and spends lots of time reading to Cameron and Payton, playing games with them, and encouraging their endeavors. With Jarrod she's more of an eventual supporter, because it usually takes her some time to come to terms with his crazy schemes. As a result, the family joke is that Jarrod doesn't get in trouble; he's always in trouble. Like many mothers, Brandi is the voice of reason in a chaotic household. Brandi describes herself as classy, and sassy. She loves to cook, but hates to clean up. She loves to entertain, and loves it more when everyone gets the hell out! When asked why she's still with Jarrod, Brandi will joke that it's because she's a glutton for punishment... but the truth is that no matter how much he infuriates her, he can always make her laugh.
Jarrod Schulz, "The Young Gun" from A+E’s smash hit Storage Wars started buying storage units and opened a thrift store as just another opportunity in a long line of "unique" business ideas. And lucky for he and his family, this one struck gold! Jarrod has lived in Orange County his whole life. He describes himself as the ultimate facilitator; "I don't know how to do everything, but I know how to hire the guy that can." Jarrod's a big risk taker, and with that comes big rewards. Sure he's fallen down a few times, but he's got a great support system. And number one on that list is Brandi. Without her Jarrod doesn't know where he would be. Everyone's seen them bicker, but Jarrod thinks the key to their relationship is that they never give up, "We fight through the fights. And that's what's up." Jarrod loves pinball, beer, and anything with a motor. He does NOT like losing. A little known fact? Jarrod's a morning guy; "I peak at 10am, then it's all downhill from there!"
Damon Runyan is an actor, writer and director. Born and raised in Canada, he has starred in a long list of made-in-Toronto shows, including Lost Girl and Covert Affairs. He is well-known for playing the role of Coach Carson on Degrassi. Besides acting, he is also a filmmaker and his short film – Cassidy, won the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 National Film Challenge. He also managed to snag the Best Actor Award for that film as well. Gangland Undercover is Damon’s first show where he is the series lead.
Ian Matthews is a television and film actor, having been in a few critically acclaimed movies, such as A History of Violence and The Captive. He has also guest starred on a few television, including Saving Hope, Nikita and Cracked. He has appeared prominently in Toronto’s International Film Festival (2014), with roles in two highly acclaimed feature films – Bang Bang Baby (TIFF Best First Feature Award) and Pat Mills’ Guidance. Ian stars as Darko, Vagos Sergeant-at-Arms in Gangland Undercover.
Bobby Tonelli takes the wheel as host of the freshest show to hit the streets – Celebrity Car Wars! The Italian-American Tonelli, who first arrived in Southeast Asia as a runway model, has made his name as one of Singapore’s most multifaceted foreign actors.
He has appeared in Hollywood films (‘Cages’, ‘Running Red’, and ‘No Tomorrow’), several Singaporean and Malaysian drama series (‘The Little Nyonya’, ‘Fighting Spiders’, ‘Double Bonus’), and was a radio DJ at Mediacorp for four years.
Before he entered the entertainment limelight, Tonelli was an accomplished athlete who lived and breathed baseball.
Tonelli loves cars and over the years has owned two Pontiac Firebirds, a Dodge Avenger, BMW X5, Acura TL and Acura RL) and cannot wait to get behind the vehicle of some of the guest cars on ‘Celebrity Car Wars’.
JOEY MEAD KING
Filipino-Iranian Joey Mead King wears many hats – model, runway coach, TV presenter, animal rights advocate, and wife. Joey grew up in Australia and came back to Manila in her early teens.
The fashion world warmly welcomed her into its fold and she has since stomped runways and graced magazine covers all over Asia and New York.
While in Hong Kong, she became the first Filipina VJ for ‘Channel V’, and was model mentor on ‘Asia’s Next Top Model’. On ‘Celebrity Car Wars’, Joey can’t wait to get onto the track and strut her stuff.
Marc Nelson is a television host and model, and was most recently seen as host on Asia’s Got Talent and hosted Sports Unlimited for 14 years. Marc hails from an international background – he was born in Sydney, is of Chinese, Burmese and English descent, has visited 40 over countries and lived in seven of them. This WWF and WorldVision ambassador is always up for an adventure, Marc joins the cast of Celebrity Car Wars, ready to get into action.
Filipino-American entrepreneur and media personality KC Montero broke into the scene in 1999 after winning the MTV VJ Hunt.
After his stint on MTV, KC became a mainstay in the Philippine variety shows ‘SOP’ and ‘Party Pilipinas’ and was a minor character in the comedy series ‘Beh Bote Nga’. In 2011, KC joined the ‘Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Edition’ and made it to the final four.
KC hosts the interactive sports show ‘The GOAT’ on Fox Sports, the radio show ‘The Wildside’ on Wave 89.1, and runs several retail and bar businesses in Manila.
Justin Mott is an award-winning documentary, editorial and commercial photographer born in Rhode Island USA and based for over nine years in Southeast Asia. His work has featured in publications as diverse as the New York Times, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Guardian, BBC, CNN, Bon Appetit, Forbes and numerous other international publications.
Justin’s work has won awards from the Travel Photographer of the Year, PDN Annual, NPPA, CPOY, and the Missouri School of Journalism.
He also has wide-ranging experience on commission for numerous NGO's, including The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations, the Red Cross, the Asia Foundation, Asian Development Bank, The United States Government, and Doctor Without Borders.
Justin is an engaging and entertaining on-screen presence and is one of Asia and the world’s most varied photographers having shot weddings to disasters and everything in between.
Simon Yin started his long lasting and deep relationship with History Channel when he first risked his life on the hit show, Hidden Cities Extreme. He went on to eat many disgusting things and participate in a lot of life threatening activities, all the while loving every second of it. Simon won Best Entertainment Presenter/Host at the 19th Annual Television Awards-the award proudly displayed on the dusty desk of his executive producer. Recently, Simon has tackled the mean streets of Asia with his new show, The History Hustle. Simon pounds the pavement asking every day people relevant questions on their home town’s history…sometimes with hilarious results. To say that Simon loves History is an understatement, and it is his ultimate goal to make sure you love it, too. If you see him on the streets (or at the Con), make sure to say hello!
DATE: August 25 – 28, 2016
Thursday to Sunday / 10am – 10pm
WHERE: World Trade Center Manila
2/F WTCMM Building, Gil Puyat Ave. Extension
cor. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd.
Pasay City Philippines
How to buy tickets:
The convention passes are now available for sale at HistoryAsia.com/HistoryCon or you can buy them on the event day at World Trade Center during the event days.
Lets all have have See you there!
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