LOOK: The many things you can do at History Con 2018

Vincent Garcia, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 10 2018 07:34 PM

At the World Trade Center in Pasay, History Con 2018 combines reenactments of the Battle of Manila in a set featuring a replica tank, with professional drifters doing donuts around an empty parking lot. 

The main guests are Giorgio Tsoukalos of "Ancient Aliens,” a show that argues that we’re not alone in this universe, and Katheryn Winnick of “Vikings,” about the Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok and his family. 

As with the previous two editions, it casts a pretty wide net as it aims to become of the biggest entertainment conventions in the country. The chance to rifle through antique collectibles and perhaps take “selfies” with life-size replicas of Western superheroes was welcomed by curious Filipinos who attended its opening day this Friday. 

There are also opportunities to catch exhibitionists fight with kali sticks, learn about the life of Emilio Aguinaldo by hearing stories from his great grandson, or watch an amateur basketball game. 

Below is a glimpse of the things you can do at History Con 2018, which will run until Sunday: 

You can meet Vikings’ lead actress Katheryn Winnick. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can catch a panel by Ancient Aliens' Giorgio Tsoukalos. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can hear stories from the descendants of President Emilio Aguinaldo. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can watch the actors reenact the “Battle for Manila.” Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can purchase the newly-released special stamp featuring Presidential cars. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can see professional drifters in action. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can check out huge personal collections of memorabilia from the 80s and 90s. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can buy old coins, as well as other antique collectibles. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can take selfies with life-size replicas of iconic characters. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can check out an exhibit from the PNP, where they’re showing off their latest tech. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can sing old hits for prizes. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can take photos with fan-favorite characters. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can sift through old vinyl records. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can rifle through mountains of old toys. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can check out old sewing machines. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can take photos with the many vintage cars on display. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can visit the ABS-CBN store featuring Darna and other Pinoy superheroes. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

You can spend half a day going around the massive History Con 2018 exhibition hall. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News