#HistoryCon2017: Sneak peek and survival guide for first-timers

“Come back stronger,” they said. History Con definitely did.

With a bigger, better, and bolder lineup of stars and exhibitors, millennials flocking to the World Trade Center should be prepared to make the most out of the 4-day event. We’ve come up with a short survival guide for the weekend so you won’t end up feeling defeated (sums up our feelings from last year’s activities). We had lots of fun this year so I’m pretty confident that the following things will work for you as well:

So comfy, I can sit down beside E.T. LOL!

1. Put on your comfiest battle gears

There are different areas to visit so we strongly advise you to wear comfy stuff from head to toe. History Talks and stage appearances are scheduled every hour so you better get ready to run to the next session since slots are usually on a first-come, first-served basis. Expect a lot of people inside the halls! Make way, make way.

They’re positioned near the entrance. Photo ops, anyone?

2. Choose your own adventure

You can go there and let the wind carry you to where you should be OR you can plan your schedule ahead so you’ll have enough time to check out every nook and cranny of the activity areas:

  • FYI Area: Main Stage, Destination Flavor: Your Taste, Your Home and Adventure, Tiny House Nation, Your Style, Pets
  • History Area: Main Stage, Celebrity Car Wars, His Lounge, Ride N’ Seek, Pawn Stars/ The Pickers, Superheroes Decoded, Forged in Fire, His Recreation/ Photo Face-Off, Historical/ Educational, Counting Cars, Basketball Court
  • Outdoor Area: Food Truck Gastro Park, Race Track, ATV, Airsoft

Meet this year’s stellar lineup. Did you spot your favorites? ♥

3. Prioritize once-in-a-lifetime opportunities

Seize the day and attend workshops or FYI/History Talks. You won’t be able to breathe the same air as your favorite stars and see them in the flesh, so take note of the following:


Saturday (August 12)

  • 11:30 AM: Barry Wilmore, NASA Astronaut (Luna Room)
  • 11:45 AM: Paolo Ollero, History of Batman (Talent Holding Room)
  • 3:30 PM: Zack & John, Tiny House Nation (Amorsolo & Hidalgo Room)
  • 4:00 PM: Rober Rubin, The Art and History of Tarot (Luna Room)
  • 4:30 PM: Dr. Ambeth Ocampo (Amorsolo & Hidalgo Room)
  • 5:00 PM: Barry Wilmore, NASA Astronaut (Luna Room)

Sunday (August 13)

  • 11:30 AM: Robert Rubin, The Art and History of Tarot (Luna Room)
  • 1:00 PM: Zack & John, Tiny House Nation (Amorsolo & Hidalgo Room)
  • 2:00 PM: Barry Wilmore, NASA Astronaut (Luna Room)
  • 5:00 PM: Barry Wilmore, NASA Astronaut (Luna Room)
  • 2:30 PM: Paolo Ollero, History of Batman (Joya Room)
  • 4:30 PM: Dr. Ted Esguerra, Wilderness Medical Doctor (Amorsolo & Hidalgo Room)

Schedule and activities are subject to changes without prior notice. 

This is where your adventure starts.

4. Remember: The early bird gets the worm

Sign up for everything you can as soon as you get there. Don’t forget to ask if there’s a line or holding room for attendees so you can reserve a slot ASAP. Doors open at 9 am!

Follow the lights.

5. Visit the stage area from time to time

There are interesting things happening at the stage area every hour. Day one was filled with jaw-dropping performances, special appearances, unbelievable announcements, and special screenings. We heard that there are even more things to watch out for this weekend. Never a dull moment there!

It’s got that Game of Thrones vibe.

6. Don’t be afraid to spend

Collectibles and hard-to-find vintage items are on sale here. You can even get a discount just by asking. They have blades, vintage phones, typewriters, lamps, replicas, clothes, accessories, pets, food, and a lot more! Look for the booth where you can get your sneakers cleaned, the area where you can get a haircut, and the corner where people are getting inked.

I’d love to have a vintage phone at home. ♥

7. If you have questions, go to the Information Booth

Don’t rely on hearsay. Best to confirm details with organizers who are staying at the booth near the entrance. They’re usually wearing black.

Just because.

8. Have fun!

We hope you enjoy the History Con and FYI Home & Living Fair as much as we did. Take lots of photos with the military guards inside and read up about Philippine History at the educational area. If you want freebies to take home with you, visit booths that are giving away premium items to those who sign up for activities. Don’t be shy and just go for it!

The History Con and FYI Home & Living Fair will be open to the public from August 10-13, 2017 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Get exclusive privileges when you purchase a HISTORY MAKER VIP ticket at P10,000 – limited to 100 tickets only. Other ticketing tiers include HISTORY MAKER PASS at P1,500 for an entire four-day access to the convention and regular GENERAL ADMISSION ticket at P250 for one-day access. Tickets are also on sale at SM Ticket outlets and www.smtickets.com. Purchasing your tickets to History Con already gets you an inclusive admission to FYI Home & Living Fair.

See you there this weekend!

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