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CONQuest 2023: Embracing the Power of Gaming, Art, and Community

Kenzie Sy | May 29, 2023

Prepare your controllers, dust off your cosplay costumes, and get ready for the return of the convention of conventions. CONQuest 2023 is back, promising an unparalleled experience for gaming enthusiasts, artists, and pop culture aficionados. Taking place from June 2-4, 2023, this year's event is set to be bigger than ever, featuring a diverse range of activities and an impressive lineup of gamers and artists. With its unique blend of entertainment, advocacy, and community spirit, CONQuest 2023 is set to captivate attendees in five different venues around the SMX Convention Center.

CONQuest prides itself on being a convention of conventions, providing a space where people with overlapping interests can come together to celebrate and explore their shared passions. Whether you're a gamer, an artist, or simply a fan of pop culture, CONQuest offers a rich tapestry of programming and activities designed to entertain and engage attendees of all ages. 

From adrenaline-pumping gaming competitions to inspiring art exhibitions, CONQuest 2023 has something for everyone. Attendees can witness the intense Alliance Games Finals, where the most skilled gamers battle for supremacy. The Art Gallery showcases the creativity and talent of artists, providing a visual feast for the eyes. Cosplay enthusiasts can don their favorite costumes and participate in the Cosplay contest, bringing beloved characters to life. The Expo Floor is a treasure trove for tech enthusiasts and game developers, providing a platform for showcasing the latest innovations. Other highlights include Freeplay & Retro Arcade, Meet & Greets with beloved personalities, thought-provoking Panels & Workshops, and a bustling Questmarket featuring unique merchandise.

CONQuest 2023 goes beyond gaming and pop culture to embrace new experiences. One notable addition is the Food Festival, a first in the history of gaming conventions in the Philippines. Set outside on Seashell Lane, attendees can savor a culinary adventure while immersing themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of the festival. This fusion of gastronomy and geek culture promises to delight the taste buds of attendees and create unforgettable memories. Adding to the excitement, CONQuest 2023 presents Music Night, an enchanting evening that celebrates the harmony between gaming and music. Featuring artists who are passionate about gaming, this concert showcases their talent while bridging the worlds of gaming and music in a unique way. Attendees can expect an electrifying atmosphere and a memorable live performance.

Beyond entertainment, CONQuest 2023 also embraces its advocacies and social responsibility. This year, the event aims to make a positive impact by partnering with causes such as Make-a-Wish PH, One Million Lights, and Gamer Girls PH. These said organizations will be in attendance in support of the event. By supporting these organizations, CONQuest fosters a sense of community and highlights the importance of giving back.

CONQuest 2023 is set to be an extraordinary celebration of gaming, art, and community. With its wide range of activities, diverse lineup of artists and gamers, and commitment to advocacy, the convention promises an unforgettable experience for attendees. Whether you're a die-hard gamer, an art enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the power of community, CONQuest 2023 is the place to be. Mark your calendars, gather your friends, and get ready for an epic adventure that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

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Kenzie Sy

HEIGHTS Online Staffer (2020-2021), Associate HEIGHTS Online Editor (2022-2023)

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