Only 1 week to go! Are you ready for CONQuest 2023?
Are you ready for CONQuest Festival?
CONQuest is your summer gaming and pop culture getaway this June 2-4, 2023!
Owned and organized by AcadArena, this star-studded convention combines all things gaming, music, pop culture, comics, anime and more!
This huge event will be held in multiple places at the same time during the event – namely at SMX Manila, Conrad Hotel, NU MOA, Mall of Asia Atrium, Seashell Lane and Microtel MOA.
CONQuest Festival event doors will open starting 10:00AM on all days from Friday until Sunday and is aimed to end at 6:00pm each day, with the exception of The Food Festival, remaining open until 9:00PM on each day.
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CONQuest 2023 presented by Globe expands on last year’s SMX Convention Center venue to include the adjacent Seashell Lane, Conrad Manila, Mall of Asia (MoA), and National University MoA (NU MoA). The multi-venue setup will host a variety of events such as the Alliance Games in partnership with NU Laguna and NU MoA. This weekend event will feature over 70 local and international guests celebrating gaming, tech, music, pop culture, and everything in between.
Headlining the CONQuest 2023 guest roster are Valkyrae, Pokimane, Sykkuno, South Korean rock indie band The Rose, and Filipino singer-actor James Reid. Other notable internet personalities include Fuslie, Michael Reeves and LilyPichu, and anime content creators JoeyTheAnimeMan and AkiDearest.
“We always joked about eventually growing CONQuest in Iloilo to the point we’d get to Manila and have international guests,” said CONQuest founder and AcadArena Chief Growth Officer Justin Banusing. “We even had OfflineTV as an April Fools’ joke. But thanks to the community’s undying passion, our dreams are coming true.”
CONQuest 2023 also brings musical acts into the fray for the first time with the introduction of Music Night. Joining The Rose and James Reid are local stars Carousel Casualties, Oh Flamingo!, and Autotelic, as well as international DJs James Landino and Hyper Potions.
A number of warmly-received guests from last year’s CONQuest are also set for a return. This includes Genshin Impact voice actresses Anne Yatco and Ratana, Vtuber Bao, and content creators Atsu and BTMC.
The allure of worldwide attention has also enticed some of the biggest brands to support CONQuest, who extends its gratitude to Presenting Partner Globe, as well as Platinum Partners Riot Games, Predator Gaming, and Blockchain Space. Joining the roster are Gold Sponsors composed of Lazada, Grab Philippines, Jollibee, Kumu, Coin98, coins.ph, SVGA, NU Laguna, UniPin, and Tier One Entertainment.
What to Expect?
There are a lot of exciting activities planned for this year’s #CONQuestFestival!
Current lineup of activities, festivities and events happening are as follows:
- Alliance Games Finals
- Featured Art Gallery
- Celebrity Showmatch
- Cosplay Events
- Food Festival
- Freeplay & Retro Arcade
- Meet & Greets
- Music Night
- Panels & Workshops
- Tabletop & TCG
Everyone’s headed to the Sky Islands for #CONQuest2023… including YOU! ☁️
— CONQuest Festival 2023 ☁️ (@CONQuestPHL) April 21, 2023
- Free MeetZone – test your luck to get a chance to meet your favorite creators! See the full guidelines and lineup here: https://www.conquestph.com/meetzone
- Community Panel – filled with a star-studded lineup through all days! Check out the detailed breakdown here: https://www.conquestph.com/community-panel
- Music Night – available for Saturday Pass holders + Music Night Add-on to access June 3 Music Night.
- Other Meet & Greet:
Aside from these, there are also a lot of other things to check out before the big day!
- Scholarship Opportunities:
- Valkyrae’s Homecoming Scholarship (in partnership with 100 Thieves)
- Fuslie’s Scholarship for Women in Gaming (in partnership with 100 Thieves)
- Globe x Conquest Scholarship
- Photo-Only Pet Cosplay Contest
- Quintella Art Contest – Sky Islands Adventure
- Meme Contest – on CONquest Facebook / Twitter
- Low Budget Cosplay – on CONquest Facebook / Twitter
- Conquest on the Streets – varying real-life locations
AcadArena is a company guided by its mission of building communities and creating everyday heroes through the power of technology, gaming and storytelling. On top of running CONQuest, one of the largest pop culture conventions in Southeast Asia, AcadArena has supported over 250 student clubs and 1,100 scholars all over the Philippines and Brazil and brought the first academic esports laboratory to life.