June Events and Happenings

May brought us the 4th, but if you June-wanna miss a thing, there are a ton of events happening this month that’s sure to tickle your funny bone better than those puns up there.

Here are some of the events happening this month, and some of them are pretty epic.

June 2-4: Magic The Gathering: Grand Prix Manila 2017

GP Manila 2017 will be returning to everyone’s favorite Standard! Play the “best decks” from the Pro Tour or bring your homebrew decks for a chance at GP Manila 2017 Champion! Amazing variety of side events such as CL Events Signature Chaos Sealed, Modern, Legacy and new fan-favorite Frontier! Don’t miss out on this weekend of Magic in GP Manila 2017.

June 2, 11:00AM – June 4, 11:00PM
SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia
Registration starts at Php 3,300

June 3: The Road to BatCon

The Dark Knight PH (TDKPH), the premier Batman group in the Philippines, will hold the biggest Batman fan gathering event called, BatCon on June 3, 2017, at Centris Elements, Quezon City. Entrance fee for BatCon costs fifty pesos (PhP 50) per person.

BatCon is the inaugural gathering event of TDKPH and was made possible with the help of ETON Centris. There will be a lot of local comic book artists, sellers, and people from the geek community. BatCon focuses on building strong relationships between the different fandoms in the community by promoting the different aspects of collecting and the geek community.

You can expect a lot of panel discussions, games, and raffles during the event. Bargain items will also be available and are not limited to Batman merchandises alone.

BatCon is the main event of ETON Centris’ First Hobbies Expo. Simultaneously happening during the event are R/C car racing, car exhibits, motorcycle air art exhibits, arts & crafts sessions, baking sessions, gardening talks, travel photography exhibits, calligraphy sessions, painting sessions, and much more.

So head on over to ETON Centris on June 3, 2017, for a fun-filled event for the whole family!

Saturday, 9:00AM – 7:00PM
Eton Centris, Quezon City
Entrance at Php 50/ticket

June 3: Rage Art at Playbook Makati

Celebrate the release of Tekken 7: Fated Retribution with a tournament sponsored by Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia, Twitch, XSplit, Razer, DataBlitz, and more.

Hosted by Playbook and Team Spooky, this event promises epic prizes to the tournament winner – a Php 50,000 prize pool guaranteed by Twitch and XSplit, and awesome raffle prizes to be given away!

Registered Rage Art attendees will also get a chance to win one of these awesome prizes from our generous sponsors:

  • Two (2) Razer Ripsaw USB Capture Cards
  • Two (2) Razer Gaming Headset with Mic
  • Ten (10) Razer L33T Packs
  • One (1) Panthera Razer Stick
  • Six (6) Fatboys Pizza Php500 Gift Certificates
  • A Glenn Rice signed Shirt from Globe
  • Seven (7) NBA League Passes from Globe
  • Four (4) Tekken 7 game copies from Data Blitz
  • 3 Dobe PS4 Dual Charging docks from Data Blitz
  • Ten (10) Nvidia shirt

Are you ready for the next battle?

Saturday, 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Playbook Video Game Lounge, Circuit Makati
House Fee of Php 250, Allows Casual Play

June 4: Wonder Woman Day 2017

Be part of the WONDER! This is the first ever Wonder Woman Day being held worldwide and we are proud to be part of the celebration. Here’s what to expect on Wonder Woman Day 2017:

(1) FREE Wonder Woman Day 2017 comic. DC Comics has produced 2 different Wonder Woman Day comics for the event. You will be able to choose 1 copy between the two available. No purchase necessary, while supplies last.

Wonder Woman Tiara & Bracelet Sets. Purchase a minimum of P300 on Wonder Woman day and receive a limited edition Wonder Woman Tiara & Bracelet set. These are made of cardboard and were specially produced just for Wonder Woman Day. Limit of 1 set per person, while supplies last.

DON’T MISS:  TGS 2017: Entering the Jungle of Monster Hunter: World at Capcom!

Trivia Contest. Join our Wonder Woman Day trivia contest and receive some wonderful prizes. Sign-ups start at 10 am. The trivia contest will be held at approximately 1 pm.

Costume Contest. Attend Wonder Woman Day in your best Wonder Woman outfit. Participants will receive a Wonder Woman enamel pin (while supplies last). There will be prizes awarded to the best in costume in 2 different age brackets. Ages 1-12 and ages 13-upwards.

Activity Kit. We will be handing out some Wonder Woman Activity Kit pages throughout the day.

Comic Artists. We’ll have a few comic artists on hand drawing quick head sketches on Wonder Woman day for free! Limit 1 Wonder Woman or Wonder Woman universe related sketch per fan, as time permits. First come, first served and we will have to cap requests early so it doesn’t get too crazy.

Wonder Woman Day Sale!

  • 20% OFF all Action Figures / Statues / Collectibles
  • 20% OFF Posters
  • 20% OFF Vintage & Premium Comics
  • 30% OFF all Variant Comics
  • 50% OFF Complete Comic Sets
  • BACK ISSUES IN OUR BINS – only P50 each! Yes, you read that correctly. Only P50 each for all back issues in our bins on Wonder Woman Day!

Raffle prizes. Receive a raffle ticket with any purchase of Wonder Woman comics and/or related merchandise. Also, receive an additional raffle ticket for every P500 worth of purchases on Wonder Woman day. There will be (4) total raffle draws. Raffle draw times will be at 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm.

Sunday, June 4 is going to be a WONDERful day. Don’t miss it!

Sunday, 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Comic Odyssey Fully Booked
Free Admission! (But bring money for comics and prints!)

June 10-11: Sketch: Doujin Expo

Ever thought you could probably make your own Doujinshi? Here’s your chance to make that dream come true. Meet & Greet special guests:

Shirahane Nao*Dmyo. Dmyo is famous for being one of the illustrators of Danny Choo’s Mirai Suenaga and other mascot characters of Culture Japan. Her other works include insert illustrations to light novels and manga series published by Konami and Kadokawa. She also contributed her talent to the production of the Nintendo 3DS game “Onna no Ko to Misshitsu ni Tara ○○ Shichau Kamoshirenai” (女の子と密室にいたら○○ しちゃうかもしれない。︎) by D3Publisher and PSP’s “SUCRE” by Giga.

Miu – ミウ Cosplayer. Apart from her career as a cosplayer, MIU is also an illustrator for mobile games.

This event is sponsored by OtakuZine Anime Magazine and will feature artist booths, drawing competitions, and tutorials for those who want to start their own Doujin project.

Saturday to Sunday, 10:00AM – 8:00PM
SM Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall
Entrance at Php 150/day

June 10: Juicy Fruits at Pineapple Lab

Pineapple Lab, together with TEAM MagAsia Pacific Film Institute & FringeMNL presents: JUICY FRUITS! A Sabado-long queer film-fiesta as part of PRIDE month in Manila! You’re invited to help us celebrate some of the freshest queer indie films that help make Philippine Cinema even juicer.

The first film pops at 1PM with a twin bill & we’re topping the screenings off with a marathon/mixer viewing of TEAM’s “Hanging Out”. Come quench all the thirsts while we mix & mingle with some of the fruits within the TEAM Mag salad!

  • Limited seating available
  • 200 Php per film
  • Full Access Pass 500Php
  • Reserve or purchase tickets by emailing us at rsvp@pineapplelab.ph
  • FREE entry w/ ticket to after-party at Emperius

Saturday, 1:00PM – 11:00PM
Pineapple Lab, Makati
Entrance at Php 200/film, or Php 500 for all-access

June 17: PopQuiz – Pinoy Pop Superstars

Calling all Kapamilyas, Kapusos, Kapatid and even mga Kabarkada! Get ready for the ultimate Pinoy entertainment trivia night.

8 Filipino Entertainment Icons, 8 Categories, 1 night of fun, trivia and maybe questionable judgement. So if you know your chismis and trivia from Anne Curtis to Sharon Cuneta then head on over to Bao on the Block on June 17!

DON’T MISS:  Get Ready for Conclave!

PopQuiz has eight rounds with ten questions each. You’ll have one Power Up! to double up your points from your chosen round.
Top scoring team will win a prize from the Bao on the Block team!

Topics for this trivia night are:
Round 1: Jolina Magdangal
Round 2: Sharon Cuneta
Round 3: Aiai delas Alas
Round 4: Kris Aquino
Round 5: Vice Ganda
Round 6: Anne Curtis
Round 7: Sarah Geronimo
Round 8: Vic Sotto

Participation fee is P200/member which includes a Beer or Bao per person! Teams can be from 2-6 players.

Table registration is required so please PM us with your team name/contact person, contact details and head count to guarantee your team a spot.

Saturday, 8:00PM – 10:00PM
Bao on the Block
Php 200/participant, table registration required

June 21: PopQuiz presents Showstoppers

It’s Tony’s season once again! Will your favorite productions from last season finally get the coveted award? Well, at least for you guys, your theater knowledge will get you the bragging rights of being a PopQuiz champ! So if you know your local theater scene, know the lyrics of Broadway tunes by heart, and have stock knowledge on non-musical production, then head on over to the room where it happens: Borough Ortigas on June 21!

PopQuiz has eight rounds with ten questions each. You’ll have one Power Up! to double up your points from your chosen round.
Top scoring team will win a prize from the Borough team!

Topics for this trivia night are:
Round 1: Characters
Round 2: Local productions
Round 3: Locations
Round 4: Lyrics
Round 5: Award Winners
Round 6: Theater to Screen
Round 7: Non-musical Theater
Round 8: Casting Couch: Theater edition

Participation fee is P200/member which includes an appetizer for the team! Teams can be from 2-6 players.

Table registration is required so please PM us with your team name/contact person, contact details and head count to guarantee your team a spot.

Wednesday, 9PM-11PM
Borough, Podium Mall
Php 200/participant, table registration required

June 24: Drop the Mic: GleeMix

DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’! Drop the Mic is back with Gleemix! Get your New Directions on and warble your way to the top! We’re lip-syncing to MASH-UPS this time around!

Saturday, 9:00PM
Catch 272, T. Gener corner Kamuning
FREE ADMISSION!
Bring money for food, drinks, and if you’ve got dibs on a song, bring it all!

June 25: Gamers & GMs: Hold the Line

G&G is hosting its most high-stakes event yet! Hold the Line against the Titans in a Scion Mega-game, or gain immortality among champions as we launch our first D&D 5e Gladiatorial Arena!

Sunday, 10:00AM
Venture Space, 2nd Floor CBC Corporate Center, 
Entrance at Php 200

June 30: ToyCon 2017

The Philippine Toys, Hobbies, and Collectibles Convention has found a new home in SMX, and we’re even bigger this year by having 2 levels of fun and excitement! A larger venue will allow for more activities, including dedicated areas for exhibits, selling, cosplay, and even more meet-and-greets.

June 30 – July 2 (Friday to Sunday), 10:00AM 
SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia
Entrance at Php 500 (1-Day Pass) | Php 1,200 (3-Day Pass)


If you’ve got an event happening or know of an event you think we can add – comment below, or send us a message and we’ll be happy to add it to this list!

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Miggy Castañeda
Miggy Castañeda
Gamer, Writer, Golden Time Lover. I like match-three games and I play tabletop RPGs every Saturday and I wear pink most Wednesdays. I'm one of those big honking smart boy brain types, except for when I actually want to say something.

Miggy Castañeda

Gamer, Writer, Golden Time Lover. I like match-three games and I play tabletop RPGs every Saturday and I wear pink most Wednesdays. I'm one of those big honking smart boy brain types, except for when I actually want to say something.

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