Geeks all over the country sure have had a blast this 2017, but January 2018 is proving to be quite the month to look forward to. If you think Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi did a good job giving a preview of an awesome year to come, then you’re in for a treat! Here are some January 2018 events you might want to add in your to-go list.
Our What’s A Geek! team has compiled a list for some January 2018 events and festivities just for you. What a way to start the year!
January 2018 Events: Quick Rundown
If you think you’d get a break from geekiness this January, you’re wrong. January 2018 starts with a bang thanks to a ton of events to rekindle your love with your interests.
Moreover, should you fancy yourself a music enthusiast, a gamer, a toy collector, or even an extreme sports fan, then this list is for you!
Week 1 (Jan. 1 to Jan. 6)
WAT UP Intimate Sessions Vol 1
Start the year with an intimate session of music with WAT UP Intimate Sessions Vol. 1 at 1787 Dian St., Brgy. Palanan in Makati. Artists like Toni B., Yan Abelardo, Nikki Nava, Anne Dimayuga, Mark Enriquez, and others will be there to captivate listeners with their music. Moreover, Stormshooters and Nut A Recordings will be filming the encounter!
Week 2 (Jan. 7 to Jan. 13)
Saturday, 13 January 2018 8:00 pm
Cynthia Alexander: Even Such Is Time Album Launch
Fans of Cynthia Alexander can head to Missouri St., Promenade Building in San Juan this January 13 for the Cynthia Alexander: Even Such Is Time album release with Ben&Ben. Moreover, folks from SOS Movement, Vandals On The Wall, Gabi Na Naman Productions, and Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang Aawit are going to host the event. Join the acclaimed singer, songwriter, and guitarist Cynthia Alexander in her album launch, and listen to the dazzling tunes of the world/folk pop ensemble Ben&Ben.
Robotics is becoming the new “in” in the technology scene, and if you fancy yourself as the next Doctor Light or Tony Stark, then maybe Arduino is the place to start. SparkLab Innovation Center’s Arduino Workshop will allow enthusiasts to have a basic grasp on concepts involving programming with Arduino, which is a popular tool used by engineers. Moreover, head to 118 Matahimik Street in Quezon City this January 13 to learn more about this interesting field.
Week 3 (Jan. 14 to Jan. 20)
Friday, 19 January 2018 10:00 am
Creator: Otaku Events
Galaxy Battles Major 2018
If you fancy yourself a gamer up for a challenge, then perhaps you can dazzle your competitors with your skill at the Galaxy Battles Major 2018. The event will be on January 19, so there’s still a few weeks left to practice your skills. Moreover, head to the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, and maybe you’ve got what it takes to dominate the gaming battleground.
Nitro Circus Live Manila
If you’re into sports action, then you may have heard about Nitro Circus. If you’re free this January 19, then you may actually be a part of this sports action show! Head to the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City to experience Nitro Circus’s first appearance in Manila. Moreover, grab some friends and you may have a night of thrill to enjoy!
If you’re a wildlife enthusiast, then perhaps ReptileX will be up your alley. Head to the World Trade Center, Metro Manila in Makati this January 19 to January 21 to see a multitude of exotic pets. Moreover, we have 50 Shades Of Scales to thank for this exotic pets showcase. However, the event will also tackle issues on animal keeping and the legalization of keeping exotic pets as well.
Manila Hobbies & Collectibles Convention 2018
What’s a year without hobby conventions? Official_Hobbiworx starts the year with an awesome toy showcase with the Manila Hobbies & Collectibles Convention 2018. Toy enthusiasts and toy collectors ought to head to SM Megamall this January 20 to January 21 to join the festivities. Moreover, there might be sales and exhibits to marvel!
Week 4 (Jan. 21 to Jan. 27)
KPOP Summer Showdown 8
If you know your KPOP moves, and if you’re itching for a good dance showdown, then perhaps you and your friends can head to Jackman Plaza in Quezon City for KPOP Summer Showdown 8. Free your January 21 and practice your moves for a fresh start of the year! Additionally, grab your friends for a round of fun!
KPOP Daebak: The Story Begins
If you fancy yourself a future idol in the Korean pop music, or KPOP, industry, then perhaps this is the best place to start. KPOP Daebak: The Story Begins unites KPOP enthusiasts all over the country in an event that tackles how to do dance covers, cosplays, singing, and rapping. Head to Muntinlupa Sports Complex to mingle with your fellow KPOP fans!
Aklat Awards 2018
BLACK INK caps the last month of January with an awesome selection of works for its annual Aklat Awards. Readers of BLACK INK will know its releases, in the form of graphic novels, manga, and comics, that explore a myriad of genres. Moreover, fans also praise some of the stories featured that dwell in the boys’ love and girls’ love genre, as this is not often tackled by local publishing companies. Head to Sto. Domingo Ave 16 in Quezon City this January 27 to join the festivities.
Week 5 (Jan. 28 to Feb.3)
Monday, 29 January 2018 8:00 pm
Creator: Manila Concert Scene
Ambitions Asia Tour: One OK Rock Live in Manila
One OK Rock fans can see the band once again in Manila this January 29. The crew is back in the Philippines for their Ambitions Asia tour! Folks who want to see the band live can buy tickets via SM Tickets. Moreover, they better reserve the date and head to SM Mall of Asia Arena for the festivities.
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 4:00 pm
Creator: UPFI Film Center – Cine Adarna
7th Brazil Film Festival: Brazilian Music in the Movies
What better way to start the year right than with learning things about other cultures? If Brazilian filmography has been your fancy, then head to Cine Adarna in the University of the Philippines, Diliman, for the 7th Brazil Film Festival: Brazilian Music in the Movies. Moreover, folks from Cine Adarna and the Embassy of Brazil in Manila will host the event, which is bound to feature interesting films from Brazil.
This caps our list for January 2018 events and happenings. Feel free to reach our team if there are any awesome geek events and festivities we may have missed. If you plan on attending any of these events, share your thoughts and first impressions with us! Additionally, you may even catch us in some of these events!