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A Fanboy/Fangirl’s Ultimate Guide to the POP HUB @ Manila International Book Fair 2018

There’s more to be excited about for this year’s MIBF other than returning with two floors of exhibit space!

Fandoms can now rejoice for the very first POP HUB: Comic Splash x Fandom Fest Vol. 1 is co-locating the MIBF on Sept. 15 and 16 (Saturday and Sunday) at the SMX Convention Center Function Room 3

Manila International Book Fair 2018

The country’s largest fandoms—The 501st Legion, a Lucasfilm-recognized worldwide costuming organization; FightSaber; The Philippine Tolkien Society; Westeros Philippines; Pinoy Harry Potter; and Hamilton PH among others will come together with renowned comic book creators, artists, writers, and collectors for a weekend of fun fellowship and geeking out!

To tide you over ‘til Game of Thrones returns for its last season, join Westeros Philippines for their talk, “Makeover 101: How Clothes Make the Men and Women of Westeros” on Sept. 15. Think you know everything about Westeros (or Essos), test your knowledge at the Game of Thrones Henyo on Sept. 16. 

Learn to wield the saber with FightSaber PhilippinesFightSaber Academy “Basic Saber Training for Kids & Adults” or deepen your knowledge of The Force in their talk “Learning the Ways of The Force” on Sept. 15. 

Attention, Potterheads! Cast your best spells with your wands and join the Hogwarts Dueling Club on Sept. 15. If you’re feeling brave, take your broom for a spin and participate in the Quidditch Try-Outs on the weekend. Take part in the Lightning Debates with Hogwarts Philippines - Pinoy Harry Potter and Scholastic Asia or sharpen your skills at the Defense Against the Dark Arts Class on Sept. 16. 

Ever wondered how to write your name in one of the languages of Middle Earth? The Philippine Tolkien Society’s got you covered in the “Write Your Name in Elvish” workshop on Sept. 15. Join them again on Sept. 16 for their discussion on the “Weapons and Warfare of Middle Earth Part 2.”

Sit down with your fellow Trekkies and join Star Trek Philippines for their talks “Can Spock Have Babies? & Other Sci-Fi Questions”, “Strange New Worlds: Worldbuilding and Biology”, and “These Are The (Favorite) Voyages by John Tawasil” on Sept. 16.

POP HUB @ MIBF is organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. For more event details, follow @pophubmnl and @manilaintbookfair on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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