Geek out at Fandom Fest at #MIBF2017

Fandoms unite this weekend at Fandom Fest at the Manila International Book Fair, bringing together the Philippines’ largest fandoms: 501st Legion, Catscratch Club, FightSaber, Hogwarts Philippines, Justice PH, Portkey Events, Rebel Legion, The Mythology Class by Arnold Arre, The Philippine Tolkien Society, and Westeros Philippines.

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Day 1 at #MIBF2017

I’m home from Day 1 of the Manila International Book Fair, thank you to everyone who reminded me I have to put up a new post today. Pressure, pressure — I am attempting to post this as fast as I can before Day 2 can overtake me. Haha.

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See you at #MIBF2017!

I interrupt my UK recap for this special occasion — the annual Manila International Book Fair, which runs from tomorrow, Sept. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 17, 10 am to 8 pm at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

This year is particularly exciting as it’s bigger than it’s ever been, now with the exhibition floor extended to the second floor! With almost 12,000 square meters of exhibit space this year, that means not just more books, but more room for special events such as book signings, workshops, storytelling, fan gatherings, and many more!

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#FantasticBeasts: #Harryween Party Recap

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My cousin Dianne and I hadn’t been planning on another Harry Potter party so soon after the last one, and we wanted to focus on reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child when it was released earlier this year. We think we’re just about done doing the run-of-the-mill Hogwarts-style Potter party (after having done it so many times, I guess?), but we couldn’t resist a Fantastic Beasts party in anticipation of the upcoming film, so we reserved it for Halloween this year.

We weren’t fans of the original movie franchise (and even stopped watching the films at some point), but I think we’re more open to Fantastic Beasts simply because we have no existing head canon for it. It just sucks that we’ll be in different cities when the film finally hits the big screen next week, but we’ll surely be messaging back and forth about the film when both of us finally get to watch it.

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INKFest 2016

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If you haven’t checked out Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan’s 25th anniversary exhibit “Tinker Tales” yet, this Saturday, Oct. 1 is the best day to go, as we’re having INKFest, a celebration of art and creativity from 10 am to 6 pm at the Ground Floor Lobby of Ayala Museum.

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