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April Events and Happenings!

Summer is fast approaching and that means lots of heat incoming! Don’t swelter in the heat of your house and visit any one of these awesome events this April!

If you have an event and want it posted here, then send us a message! The more, the merrier!

March 31 – April 1: Otaku Connection Special 3: Tomodachi No Wa (Circle of Friends)
“TOMODACHI NO WA” (Circle of Friends)
A Japanese School Fandom Event

◊ ACTIVITIES ◊
MMXVII CRYSTAL GAMES: GAKUEN CUP
● RIVAL SCHOOLS
● COSPLAY CLASS
● ONGAKU IDOLS
● FANWORX STUDIO

OTHER SPECIAL ACTIVITIES & SEGMENTS
● EVA ON FOCUS –> Our traditional onstage interview segment featuring our 3 guest Evaluators (STUDENT) Council.
● SIDE QUEST EXHIBITORS & DISPLAY –> Retail and promotional booths with fandom related products.
● TIME TRIAL MINI GAMES: LEVEL 3
● BROTHERHOOD: CHOSEN ONE III

• NEW ACTIVITIES •
● “I AM KING” MINI GAME
● GREAT TENSAI OTAKU EXAM

EVALUATORS STUDENT COUNCIL
Five well-known personalities in the local community.
♫ ONE STAGE 7 STARS ♫
Seven talented acts in the local community:
♪ ONE STAGE SPECIAL ACTS ♪
CLASS A+
ACE DYAMANTE

HAPPY LESSONS
DISC 1 (March 31)
◊ VOICE ACTING WORKSHOP by CreatiVoices Productions

DISC 2 (April 1)
◊ THE ART OF KIMONO by Kimono PH
◊ COSPLAY TUTORIAL by Team M.A.R.C.H – Philippines

Mar 31 at 11 AM to Apr 1 at 8 PM

Starmall EDSA – Shaw

Edsa-Crossing, 2840 Mandaluyong, Philippines

 

April 1: Summer Komikon 2017

Save the date! April 1, 2017 (no kidding!)
Get ready for the hottest komiks event this summer – Summer Komikon 2017!

Visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/komikon.org/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1362992853753299 for more details about the event.

Saturday, 10 AM – 7 PM

Bayanihan Center – Unilab

Pioneer Avenue, 1501 Pasig

Admission Fee: Php80.00 each

Ticket price: Php 100, now available at Comic Odyssey branches, or you can also buy during the event itself (walk in).

April 2: Art in the Park

Since 2006, Art in the Park has gathered together a diverse group of galleries, art schools, independent art spaces, and collectives for the country’s most significant affordable art fair. An annual event organized by Philippine Art Events, Inc. for the benefit of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines in its mission to create awareness for the National Museum and its network. Art in the Park offers visitors a range of paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and new media at prices PhP 50,000.00 and below.

Set in the relaxed and casual atmosphere of Jaime Velasquez Park in the Philippines’ financial capital of Makati City, Art in the Park keeps to its mission of making the visual arts accessible to everyone.

For more information, please visit: www.artinthepark.ph

Sunday at 10 AM – 10 PMJaime Velasquez Park, Makati City

FREE

April 3: Official WrestleMania 33 Philippine Viewing Party

Come watch WrestleMania 33 live with hundreds of other screaming Filipino wrestling fans.
Presented by Smark HenryPhilippine Wrestling Revolution – PWR, and Skinny Mike’s Sports Bar.

Monday, April 3 at 6 AM – 12 PM

Venue: Skinny Mike’s Sports Bar
The Fort, 1630 Taguig

P300 entrance fee comes with one complimentary drink.

April 7: Cards Against Insanity 2: Improv Comedy Show

Back by popular demand! We’re doing a round 2 for those who missed it and for those who want more!

Experience a different kind of fun with One & A Half Men Improv as they bring you an unforgettable comedy show – Cards Against Insanity 2: Improv Night!

WHAT IS IMPROV AND WHY IS IT AWESOME?
Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers often take a suggestion from the audience or draw from some other source of inspiration to get started. Since the scenes are based on the audience’s suggestions, they have never happened before, and will never happen again. Improv is different every time!

Friday, 8 PM – 11 PM

Hungry Meeples Restaurant, Games & Events Place

Congressional Ave Extension, 1128 Quezon City, Philippines

 

Enjoy the performance (and unlimited access to board games before or after the show!) for FREE for a minimum order of P200 worth of food and drink.

 

April 7: GeekFight: Heroes of Geek Redux

In 2011 we had our first Heroes of Geek game, and now we’re doing it again with a new set of eight media celebrities as categories! How well do you know these icons and their work?

THE TOPICS:
– Akira Kurosawa
– J. K. Rowling
– Lin-Manuel Miranda
– Scarlett Johansson
– Stephen King
– Beyoncé
– Gerry Alanguilan
– Tina Fey

We’d also like to welcome the participation of Jack TV as a prize sponsor for this game, with their very own bonus round! 😀

ABOUT RESERVATIONS:
Table reservations are REQUIRED, so please text Ms. Klare of Splice through 0917 624 6833 to confirm a table for your team. Please note that you can still try to do a walk-in, but Splice will only grant you a table if a prior reservation cancels or doesn’t show up. If a team has not sent even a single representative by 9PM to claim their table, their reservation will be voided. Reserve early, arrive early!

THE NEW LEAGUE SYSTEM:
In 2017, each team will earn league points (LP) based on their performance. While each game’s winners will still determined by the highest scores in that game, the teams with the most LP by the end of the year will also receive prizes and recognition! If you attended our January game, make sure you use the same team name to retain your LP.

Prizes go to the top three teams. Maximum of six people per team, minimum of one!

Questions or concerns? Sends us a message!

Friday, 9 PM – 11:30 PM

Splice Events Place & Restaurant

Greenfield District, 1552 Mandaluyong, Philippines

The door charge per person is PhP200, which comes with a free cocktail. The fee applies whether or not you’re playing, so spectators still have to pay.

April 7-9: Ozine Fest 2017 TokuSpirits
Otakuzine Anime Magazine in cooperation with TokuSpirits present one of this year’s guest performers for Ozine Fest 2017:
Mitsuko Horie, the voice behind the hit theme songs of Voltes V, Sailormoon, Doraemon and so much more!
Takayuki Miyauchi, one of the most well-known Tokusatsu performers notable for his top singles: Choudenshi Bioman, Uchuu Keiji Shaider “Shaider Blue” Kamen Rider Black RX and more!

See them perform these hits on Ozine Fest 2017!
Performance Date: April 8, 2017

More activities and giveaways to be announced soon!

Megatrade Halls SM Megamall 5th Floor Bldg. B Mandaluyong City

Apr 7 at 10 AM to Apr 9 at 8 PM

Entrance Fee: Php 300 (Guest Performers not included).

 

April 8: How To Boost Children’s EQ & IQ Through Board Games

We all know playing board games can be a lot of fun, but did you know that it could help in developing important life skills as well?

DON’T MISS:  Fable Legends isn't what you expect and it's Free-to-Play

Learn more about the benefits of gaming with your children, and how to strengthen your relationships with them when you join Hungry Meeples Restaurant, Games & Events Place in partnership with Mommy Mundo on Saturday, April 8, for:

Roll Models: A Talk on the Benefits of Board Game Play to Child Development and Family Relationships.

Come with your family and friends and let’s discover a different side to playing games!

Saturday, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Hungry Meeples Restaurant, Games & Events Place

Congressional Ave Extension, 1128 Quezon City, Philippines

FREE

 

April 8: Huddle: Game On with Hungry Meeples

Game On: A board game meetup / video game night / LAN party / startup mixer at SparkLab!

Get ready for retro games, board games, and talks on board game design and development here at the makerspace!

Meet visionaries in the field of hardware entrepreneurship, startup founders, gamers, and innovators.

Expect games, product showcases, snacks, and refreshments by Hungry Meeples!

Saturday, 6 PM – 9 PM

SparkLab Innovation Center

118 Matahimik Street, Teacher’s Village, 1101 Quezon City, Philippine

 

April 8: MWF x MCS

It’s the moment of truth… Wrestling returns to Makati Cinema Square as the Manila Wrestling Federation makes it’s highly anticipated debut! Join the stars of the Manila Wrestling Federation for an action-packed afternoon of sports-entertainment fun!

Saturday, 4 PM – 8 PM

Makati Square Arena

2nd fl, Makati Square, Chino Roces Ave., 1120 Makati

 

PHP 250 Per Ticket

 

April 8: Persona 5 Launch Party & Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Tournament

Come join us for a small gathering to welcome Persona 5!
You can definitely come in cosplay or in casual!

ACTIVITIES: Tarot Card Readings, P5 International release gameplay demo, P4AU tournament, Cosplays, Social Link activities and more!

*PERSONA 4 ARENA ULTIMAX TOURNAMENT REGISTRATIONS STARTS AT 4PM.
*NO SPOILERS ALLOWED OR PAY A HEFTY SUM!

Saturday, 4 PM – 10 PM

Cosmic Gorgons Gaming & Art Lounge
Unit #60 Cubao Expo, Gen. Romulo Ave., Cubao
Quezon City 1109

DOOR FEE: 130PHP with one FREE food or game rental

April 8: Sketchy Characters: A Character-Creation Workshop

SKETCHY CHARACTERS: a character-creation workshop with Mervin Malonzo

Do you want to learn how to conceptualize and draw a character for comics? How do you translate a writer’s words into a drawing? Do you want to learn how to draw the human figure? How do you make your characters become alive?

In this workshop, Mervin Malonzo, creator of the award-winning comics series TABI PO, will facilitate a series of drawing exercises to help you conceptualize and design your own character whether it be for a comic book, a mascot for your brand, concept art for your movies, or just for fun. Beginners are welcome. Sign up now!

Inclusions:
> Drawing materials (sketchpad and pencil)
> Certificate
> Light snacks

What to Bring:
> You have the option to bring your own drawing materials and other tools. It can be digital like an iPad Pro as long as you can draw with it.

Saturday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Creative Verve

154 J Maginhawa Street, Quezon City, Philippines

 

Fees: Php 3,500

April 16: Harajuku Street Shoot at BGC

We are inviting you guys to show off your creativity by mixing and matching some clothes to create your look and express yourself as you join us in our photo-shoot. You’re free to come on any outfit that you got may it be, punk, kawaii, or any other fashion styles.

We are still looking for people who are interested and also photographers who can join us on April 16 at 28th Terra St. at BGC.

We’d be looking forward to see you! 🙂

Sunday, 1 PM – 7 PM

28th Terra St., BGC

Taguig City

 

April 22: Earth Day 2017 Celebration

EARTH DAY 2017: ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE LITERACY
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Education is the foundation of progress. This year’s theme encourages the need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and provide awareness to the unprecedented threats of our planet. We have prepared an entire day of various educational activities designed to boost environmental awareness among all ages—from bird watching and tree canopy walks to meditation sessions and an advocacy fair. Invite your friends and family to celebrate Earth Day with us!!

Saturday, 6 AM – 5 PM

La Mesa Eco Park

brgy. fairview, 1118 Quezon City, Philippines

 

April 22: KPOP Coalesce 3

KPOP COALESCE 3 is Link-Up Productions’ anniversary celebration of Link-Up’s first official event- Kpop Coalesce which took place back in 2015. By now, a close-knit community of dancers, cosplayers and fans of everything about Korea are its attendees! Celebrate with us to find out why Link-Up Productions is well-loved by many. Make new friends who share the same hobbies as you do, meet interesting people and enjoy high-quality performances by our talents!
So what’s NEW about Kpop Coalesce 3? We bring you the first ever KPOP DANCE BATTLE MEGACREW DIVISION. Another upsized innovation in this event is our GROUP ULZZANG COMPETITION. Dear audience, brace yourselves for an eyegasmic treat! Show us just how much you adore your idol or favorite artist by cosplaying as him/her in the COSPLAY COMPETITION. SPECIAL Segment: Link-up is entrusted once again with the responsibility of handling 2017 K-POP COVER DANCE FESTIVAL in Manila. We are working with Kpop Cover Dance Festival to promote Korean culture and Kpop in the country. To add icing to the giant cake that we’ll serve you, there will be a KPOP COVER GROUP CONCERT which will feature Link-Up’s winners from last years’ events. Special performance numbers will surely leave you wanting for more. To add the final touches to our delightful treat for you- we’ll sprinkle our event with SPECIAL GUESTS/ CELEBRITIES whose identities will be released in our final poster.

Saturday, 10 AM – 8 PM

Tanghalang Pasigueño

Pasig City Hall Compound, 1600 Pasig

Ticket prices will be as follows:
• Regular: P350
• VIP (couches located near the stage with Kpop Coalesce 3 shirt): P600
• Pre-sale: Regular P300 VIP 500
• Registration fee for contestants: P250

April 22: Drop The Mic: AbrilAta

BUKAS NA ANG KITCHEN FRIENDS!

Because April Fool’s is just around the riverbend (yasss callback!), we’ve picked the funniest songs for you, from parodies to jingles to memes to the plain funny! Let that comedy queen shine!

Saturday, 9 PM – 12 AM

Catch272, 41-B T. Gener, Kamuning, 1103 Quezon City, Philippines

April 28-30: Pinoy Gaming Festival – Summer Assembly

It’s the return of one of the longest gaming event in the Philippines (currently on its 5th year) and most well known esport event of the summer: Pinoy Gaming Festival Summer Assembly 2017!

As with the previous PGF SA, the event will feature several games that will be showcased throughout the 3 day event!

Trinoma Activity Center, EDSA Cor. North Ave. Quezon City

FREE ADMISSION

DON’T MISS:  Marvel's Hip-Hop Variants

April 29: Open Jamilton 3: Jamilton at Fully Booked

“Jamilton is back, ladies and gentlemen! This time we’re including women in the second sequel! (WERK!) We’re highlighting all the female-led songs, and get a chance to ANGELICA-OFF! Meet us inside Fully Booked Top Shelf Bonifacio High Street on April 29th! (Meet us inside! Meet us inside!)

Sing along to the Hamilton soundtrack with your Hamilfam! Join the Raffle! Come in your best Hamilton costume! Tell the story of tonight!”

Saturday, 9pm – 11pm
Location:
Fully Booked High Street
Entrance: Free (terms and additional details at event page)

April 29: Kawaii PH Creator’s Market

This summer, we are inviting everyone to our arts and crafts fair called “Kawaii PH Creators Market” on April 29 (Saturday), at Venture Space in Shaw Boulevard! ❤️

The event will be held from 11am – 7pm! Come and show your support to local artists and crafters, and at the same time hoard some art/crafts materials for yourself! ☺️

We will also be having a stamping activity booth by @marztoday in which you can stamp, stamp, stamp away!

Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

VentureSpace PH

724 Shaw Boulevard, 1552 Mandaluyong, Philippines

 

Entrance fee for the event is 50pesos only.

 

April 29: Three: Words Anonymous’ Third Anniversary Show

OUR LITTLE FAMILY IS TURNING THREE!

All of us at Words Anonymous are incredibly honored to bring you our third anniversary show at the PETA Theater Center on April 29. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Tickets are P500.

This show is for everyone who helped and supported us through our spoken word journey. For those who have told us that they related to what we wrote; that they, too, have been struggling, hiding, pretending, loving someone from afar, moving on, or fighting the patriarchy. This is for you.

We can’t wait for you to hear our new pieces and collaborations, plus a few surprise guests! We can’t promise that you’re not going to cry, but we promise that everything’s going to be okay after.

FOR TICKET RESERVATIONS AND INQUIRIES, you may CALL (02) 725 6244 loc. 23 or TEXT 0915 687 6053.

Tickets are also available through TICKETWORLD: http://bit.ly/2llr8x2
Saturday, 7 PM – 11 PM

PETA Theater Center

No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, 1110 Quezon City, Philippines

Tickets are P500

 

April 29-30: International Tabletop Day: 24 Hour Gaming Marathon 2017

Once more into the breach! For the 4th year in a row, Ludo will be hosting a 24 hour gaming marathon this International Tabletop Day. One whole day of gaming, non-stop… the way it was meant to be. Oh, did we mention that we will also be raffling off prizes throughout the night?

Prizes await to those who can truly live to play.

See you then!

Apr 29 at 9 AM to Apr 30 at 11 AM

Ludo: Boardgame Bar & Bistro

No. 38 Jupiter St. Corner Planet St. Brgy. Bel-Air, 1209 Makati

 

  1. *Early bird fee : Php1500 includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, two snacks, bottomless drinks all day and one raffle ticket. **Late registration and walk-in fee is Php1700.
    2. You may pay through either of our branches or you may deposit to BPI with the following bank details:
    Account name : AFTER Inc.
    Account number: 3143-4230-68
    Please don’t forget to send a copy of the deposit slip to jaymata@ludogames.ph for confirmation. Deadline for payments is on April 20, 2017
    3. There will be 2 raffle draws. Promos will be raffled off every hour and full games will be raffled off every 4 hours. You may earn more tickets by participating in our various events throughout the duration of the event.
    4. Registration will start at 9:00AM. Event will begin at 11:00AM*Early bird fee : on or before April 20, 2017
    **Late registration and walk-in fee : April 21, 2017 onwardsNote : Registration fee is non-refundable but transferrable. Limited slots available

 

April 29-30: The Gathering 11th Tagcom (Toys and Hobbies Convention)

Come and join us on our 11th year. Hobby at Worx proudly present. The Gathering 11th TAGCOM (Toys and Hobbies Convention). This event is a two day festivity and gathering of collectors and toy enthusiasts. Over 50 booths of our toy sellers and retailers in the Metro. Series of activities that will sure be enjoye by hobbyist and collectors. Exciting line up of activities which includes (1) Collectors display and exhibit of life size statue (2) Toy auctions (3) Cosplay contest and many more suprises await you.
For more details kindly follow us at our Facebook page (Official _ Hobbiworx) https://www.facebook.com/officialhobbiworx/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Apr 29 at 10 AM to Apr 30 at 9 PM

Megatrade Hall 3, SM Megamall

5th Level, SM Megamall Building B, SM Megamall

 

April 30: Detective Conan PH (DCCPH) 2nd Fan Gathering: Sakura Gathering 2017

In collaboration with SEACAT (9 Lives Animation Studio) we are proud to present to you:
DCPH Second Fan Gathering: Sakura Gathering 2017.

Registration at 9:00am
We’ll start the activities at 9:30am till 6:00pm.

Sunday, 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

9th Floor Union Square Condominium,
15th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City
(Near ART IN ISLAND, SEACAT and PAG-IBIG)

Ticket Price: ₱500 inclusive of the following:
– Entrance fee
– Lunch and Merienda
– Freebies

 

April 30: PWR Wrevolution X 2017

All roads lead to the Philippines’ biggest wrestling event of 2017! Philippine Wrestling Revolution is proud to present the third annual WREVOLUTION X. April 30th, 2PM, at the UNILAB Bayanihan Center.

MATCH CARD:
– PWR CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: John Sebastian (c) v. Chris Panzer
– 3-WAY PHX CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Peter Versoza (c) v. SANDATA v. ???
– 3-WAY PWR TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: Fighters 4 Hire v. Deadly Sinns v. The YOLO Twins
– FIRST EVER WOMEN’S MATCH: Crystal v. Robynn
– ALL OUT WAR: Rederick Mahaba v. The Apocalypse
– Jake De Leon v. “Beautiful” Billy Suede
– Ralph Imabayashi v. Chino Guinto (Winner enters 3-WAY PHX Championship Match)

Order your PWR Wrevolution X 2017 tickets now! Send us a Facebook direct message or e-mail us at pwr.tickets@gmail.com

 

Sunday,  2 PM – 6 PM

Bayanihan Center – Unilab

Pioneer Avenue, 1501 Pasig

 

TICKET PRICING:
Earlybird Tickets (until April 29th) – P350 each
Barkada Bundle (until April 29th) – P999 for 3 tickets
Regular Tickets (April 30th, at the venue) – P400 each

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This is an absolute smorgasbord of April Events! If any of you visit these events, don’t be shy and say hi to the friendly What’s A Geek staff! Let us know on Twitter if you’ll go at @whatsageek! Let’s beat the heat this summer at all these amazing events!

 

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