Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Some weekends, we're twiddling our thumbs looking for things to do.
And then there are anomalies--like this coming weekend which has four big events.
There's the APCC 2016 (Asia Pop Comic Con Manila) at SMX with headliners Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max, X-Men), Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones, Skins), Claire Holt (Vampire Diaries), Millie Bobbie Brown (Stranger Things), Simone Legno (Tokidoki) and Whilce Portacio (Image Comics).
The convention--the second of its kind here, runs from August 26 to August 28, 2016.
For more information on tickets, other guests and schedules, go to their website.

There's the first ever History Con at the World Trade Center which starts Thursday August 25th and ends Sunday August 28th.
Headliners include: Giorgio A. Tsoukalos from Ancient Aliens, Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz from Storage Wars, Damon Runyan from Gangland Undercover, Justin Mott from Photo Face Off and Marc Nelson, KC Montero and Joey Mead from Celebrity Car Wars
The website also promises, VR demos, a History Bee competition, a cosplay competition, a treasure hunt and a rally of cars and bikes at the four day convention.
For more information, visit this website.

The 10th International Silent Film Festival also happens at the Cinema 2 of EDSA Shangri-La.
Silent films from the United States, Germany, Austria, Japan, France, Spain, Italy, the Philippines and the UK will be screened and musical accompaniment will be provided by:
Tago Jazz Collective
Oh, Flamingo
Ely Buendia
Makiling Ensemble
Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas
Ding Dong Fiel Chamber Ensemble & Miguel Angel Lobato
Felipe A. Latonio, Jr.
Basti Artadi
Up Dharma Down

The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival 2016 happens at the Raffles Makati from August 26th to the 28th. Guests include Pulitzer award winner Adam Johnson (The Orphan Master's Son, Fortune Smiles), author Anna Todd (After) and Paula Mclain (Paris Wife, Circling the Sun).
Admission is FREE. Visit their website for the complete schedule.

Deus Sex Machina 9: Like A Virgin happens at Route 196 on Friday night. Click here to see their Facebook event page.