WE’LL have to give our influencers and creators their due: their Tiktoks, DIY instructions, and all the content they’ve put out have kept us from snapping during this pandemic.

The CICP (Creator and Influencer Council of the Philippines) is holding its second BaiCon on Oct. 23-24, the largest gathering of creators and influencers in the Philippines, with this year’s theme being “BaiCon InFest 2020 The Space Invasion.” It will be held over a plethora of virtual platforms — from Facebook, TikTok, and Zoom.

It will be attended by over 50 of some of the most influential influencers and creators in the country, including Mikey Bustos, Erwan Heussaff, Inka Magnaye, Bogart the Explorer, Gino Quillamor, Ranz and Niana Guerrero, Kimpoy Feliciano, Gie Cayetano, Haidee and Hazel Quing, Chinkee Tan, Dani Barretto-Panlilio, Xavi Panlilio, Kyo Quijano, Luigi Pacheco, Rozel Basilio, Echo Calingal, Jen Barangan, Shaine Buhat, Ali King, Alec Kevin, and many more. It will also feature VisMin creators and influencers like Phillip of Davao Conyo, Alem Garcia, David Wilde X, Malaya Macaraeg, Sarah del Mar, Aicy and Trishia Fabe.

“We just really wanted to have that platform where creators and influencers could inspire and push other aspiring influencers to start their content creation journey,” said Bea Evardone, CICP Board of Director and COO of Republiq Group of Companies (RGC) and BAI TV during a webinar early this month. “We want to be able to elevate the digital entertainment industry.”

The conference will also serve as a fundraiser for its CSR projects. This year, they’re planning to distribute 100 digital learning kits (a ring light, pocket wifi unit, flash drive, and mobile phone) to 100 teachers across the nation. “Our teachers are the new wave of influencers,” said RJ Garcia, CICP Director for CSR. Earlier this year, they also had fundraisers for medical frontliners to procure PPEs.

To join BaiCon, register via www.baicon.ph or follow BaiCon InFest 2020 The Space Invasion’s Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @baicon.ph. — JLG