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.
Check out this geeky lineup of events:
FANDOM FEST ACTIVITIES:
FandomFest at MIBF Book Swap
Do you want a chance to discover a new book? Do you want others to read the ones you’ve come to love? Come and bring your books to the FandomFest at MIBF Book Swap!
Just bring a book to the Fandom Fest Activity Area at the 3rd flr of the SMX MoA. Wrap it up for a bit of mystery, and write clues of the synopsis and genre on it!
Strictly one book in, one book out. :D Are you ready to explore more worlds?
FandomFest at MIBF Book Drive for Marawi
Teachers in Marawi are in need of your help!
Please donate books for the Marawi teachers so they can continue shaping the minds of Marawi children amid the conflict. Drop off your books at the FandomFest at MIBF Activity Area from September 13-17!
FandomFest Cosplay Contest:
Show your fandom some love! Cosplay your favorite book-based characters and strut the ramp on September 16 5PM for the Pinoy Category and September 17 5PM for the Western Category! Register here: http://bit.ly/2eF1DEC
FANDOM FEST AT MIBF PANELS:
Celebrate your fandom with talks and activities at the Fandom Fest at the MIBF on September 16-17, 3rd flr, SMX Convention Center! To pre-register for the panels, click here: http://bit.ly/FFTalks
Middle Earth Warfare and Weapons + Learn Elvish with the Philippine Tolkien Society
Ever want to learn how to write your name in Elvish? Curious about the weapons and warfare strategies of Middle Earth?
Join The Philippine Tolkien Society on September 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Meeting Room 7 as they help us learn the writing system and medieval weapons and warfare of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series!
Homecoming of Heroes with Hogwarts PH
In times like these, we need our heroes.
Hogwarts Philippines joins the FandomFest at MIBF on Sunday, September 17, 1 p.m. at the Meeting Room 7 for the Homecoming of Heroes panel, with Hogwarts Philippines Deputy Headmistress Ms. Anne Frances N. Sangil and a visiting professor from Justice PH!
The Mythology Class Talk and Q&A with Arnold Arre
Want to learn more about the gang of The Mythology Class from the author himself?
Manila Critics’ Circle National Book Awardee Arnold Arre will be regaling us with a talk and presentation on this genre-breaking graphic novel and his other works on September 17, 2:30 p.m. at the Meeting Room 7, SMX MoA! There will also be a Q&A and a book signing at the FandomFest at MIBF Activity Area at 1 p.m. Reserve your seats for the panel via the link below!
Arnold Arre is a Filipino comic book artist and animator whose other works include Trip to Tagaytay, Martial Law Babies, Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat, and After Eden. The Mythology Class is slated to be adapted into film, with Heneral Luna Jerrold Tarog as director.
Geeky Debates with CatScratch Club
Fans have a lot of feelings and we want to hear your side! Can you use your geekery to compare and contrast fictional worlds? Can you cite sources to support your stand? Do you need to exercise your debating skills in the service of your fandom?
Who would give better love advice: Wonder Woman or Black Widow? Which one would you save: Edward Cullen or Christian Grey? Who would solve the case of Extra Judicial Killings, Batman or Sherlock Holmes?
Register here if you want to participate in the debates! http://bit.ly/2vG3WyJ