SPEND THIS weekend at the World Trade Center in Pasay City and watch as some of HISTORY channel’s biggest stars — including Katheryn Winnick who plays shield maiden and Queen of Kattegat in the Vikings series — grace the stage at this year’s History Con which runs from Aug. 10 to 12.
The series, created by Michael Hirst, premiered in 2013 and has now been renewed for a sixth season. It follows the exploits of the Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, his crew and sons in their adventures in England, Scandinavia, and the Mediterranean. The show has consistently received emmy Awards nominations since its premiere, especially in the Outstanding Visual Effects category. Ms. Winnick’s portrayal of Lothbrok’s first wife earned her trophies from the Critics’ Choice Awards and the Canadian Screen Awards.
Aside from Ms. Winnick, the entertainment convention will see the return of Giorgio A. Tsoukalos of the show Ancient Aliens (now on its 13th season) to the convention since gracing it in 2016.
Also returning is Jamie Dempsey of Ride N’ Seek who was also part of the 2016 convention. Joining her and the aforementioned stars are Mongchin Yeoh of Who Runs the World, and Simon Yin of HISTORY Hustle and Hidden Cities Extreme.
On the home front, Xian Lim and Diego Loyzaga will be present as they are the stars of the latest season of HISTORY Asia’s automotive reality show Celebrity Car Wars which airs again in September.
Now on its third year, History Con will be presenting “over 300 astonishing exhibits from historic displays to exclusive talks, workshops, and more,” according to a press release.
Last year’s convention attracted 68,800 attendees.
A three-day pass to History Con 2018 (called a History Maker pass) costs P2,500, while a General Admissions pass, which gives one day access, is P350. Tickets are available in SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com). More details can be found on History Con 2018 website (www.historyasia.com/historycon). — ZBC