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A+E Networks Manila makes History with the First-Ever History Con

Thursday,14 July 2016 – Mark your calendar as HISTORY Con, A+E Networks®’ HISTORY® Asia’s very first-ever convention, will be opening in Manila on August 25. This can’t-miss event is jam-packed with activities and displays that will bring the channel to life and immerse visitors in the HISTORY® experience. Like the channel, HISTORY Con will be epic in scale and cover a broad range of genres and interests, with dedicated areas for the paranormal/sci-fi, survival and adventure, motoring, history and culture. The four-day ticketed event will be held at the World Trade Center and will be opened to the public. The convention passes are now available for sale at HistoryAsia.com/HistoryCon.
“We are thrilled to make history with the conception of HISTORY Con, the biggest entertainment convention of its kind, in Manila. HISTORY Con reinvents the way we connect with our local audiences, as an on-ground extension of our brand that offers something for everyone, whether they’re our loyal fans who just can’t get enough of HISTORY, or they’re curious onlookers who are new to our brand. We’re creating an experience beyond the television screen to engage our visitors at a deeper level that allows them to feel, live and see history come alive in an entertaining way,” said Prem Kamath, Deputy Managing Director, A+E Networks Asia.
HISTORY Con will feature a star-studded lineup of popular HISTORY personalities who will make appearances, sign autographs, host talks and conduct workshops. Fans will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with ANCIENT ALIEN’s Giorgio Tsoukalos; STORAGE WARS’ Brandi and Jarrod; GANGLAND UNDERCOVER’S Damon Runyan; PHOTO FACE-OFF’s Justin Mott; and the cast of CELEBRITY CAR WARS, which includes several Filipino celebrities like KC Montero, Joey
Mead King and Marc Nelson and professional car driver, Gaby Dela Merced. The latter is HISTORY Asia’s brand-new original production that follows celebrities as they compete in automotive challenges.

Each booth at HISTORY Con will have its own distinct theme that showcases HISTORY’s mostpopular series, including ANCIENT ALIENS, SWAMP PEOPLE, STORAGE WARS, ALONE,PAWN STARS, COUNTING CARS, LEEPU & PITBULL, RIDE N’ SEEK WITH JAIME DEMPSEY,PHOTO FACE-OFF and CELEBRITY CAR WARS. HISTORY Con will also include the large rallyof automobiles from cars, motorcycles and boats, featuring restored classics and customized rides.For history buffs, there will be a section dedicated to historical characters, a PhilippinesPresidential limousines display, and World War II exhibits.

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In addition, visitors can take a 3D experience into our Solar System at the virtual reality booth withOculus Rift, flex their muscles and take on other strongmen and women at arm wrestling, or get aringside seat at Muay Thai and boxing demonstrations. Visitors will also be eligible to participate inraffle draws to win fabulous prizes. For the first time, fans will also be able to catch exclusivescreenings of premiering HISTORY shows.

Event-goers are also invited to make history by participating in three world-record-breakingattempts at HISTORY Con. One of the Guinness World Records that HISTORY aims to break atthe Convention is the record for the longest TV-watching marathon – currently set at 94 hours!In conjunction with HISTORY Con, local middle school and universities in Metro Manila have beeninvited to take part in the HISTORY Bee Inter-school Competition, where the winning school will becrowned HISTORY Bee School Champion in Manila. HISTORY will also launch a talent search forHISTORY’s next Digital Host. A separate announcement will be made with further information andentry requirements.Tickets for HISTORY Con are priced from Php200 onwards and are now on sale online atHistoryAsia.com/HistoryCon. More details and updates about celebrity appearances and otheractivities will also be available on the HISTORY Con website.

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About HISTORY® and HISTORY HD™ HISTORY® and HISTORY HD™ are the leading destinations for entertaining hit series andrevealing, award-winning event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative,immersive and fascinating manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diversevariety of genres ranging from real-life characters who bring history to life every day, to naturalhistory, contemporary history, technology and science, as well as archaeology and pop culture. Hitseries include Kings of Restoration, Pawn Stars, The Vikings, Ancient Aliens, Duck Dynasty,Counting Cars, Ride N’ Seek and Photo Face-Off.

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