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Everything you need to know about CONQuest 2023

Kenzie Sy | May 29, 2023

Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of gaming, art, and community as CONQuest 2023 arrives, promising an unforgettable weekend-long experience. With five venues, including the iconic SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, this year's event is set to be the biggest and most exciting yet. From June 2-4, 2023, attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in a diverse range of activities, engage with renowned artists and gamers, and celebrate their shared passions. Join us as we delve into the captivating world of CONQuest 2023.

What is CONQuest?

CONQuest is the convention of conventions, a gathering that brings together people with overlapping interests to celebrate and explore gaming, art, and pop culture. It serves as a hub where enthusiasts can come together, indulge in their favorite activities, and connect with like-minded individuals. With a mission to create a space that fosters inclusivity, creativity, and community, CONQuest has become a highly anticipated event for fans across the Philippines.

What will happen in CONQuest?

CONQuest 2023 boasts a diverse lineup of events and programs that cater to the varied interests of attendees. The convention offers an extensive map that guides visitors through the five venues, with the SMX Convention Center serving as the central hub. From thrilling gaming competitions to immersive art exhibitions, attendees can expect a weekend filled with entertainment and discovery. To see all activities, check out their website here!

Gaming enthusiasts will be captivated by the Alliance Games Finals, where top gamers showcase their skills and compete for glory. Cosplay aficionados can pick out their favorite costumes and participate in the highly anticipated Cosplay contest. The Expo Floor, dedicated to tech and game developers, will feature the latest innovations and provide an opportunity for attendees to engage with industry professionals. For those seeking a nostalgic trip down memory lane, the Freeplay & Retro Arcade area will offer a chance to relive classic gaming moments. In addition, CONQuest 2023 offers a plethora of activities, including art exhibitions, music performances during the Music Night, panels, workshops, and the Questmarket, where attendees can explore unique merchandise and collectibles. With so much to see and do, CONQuest ensures that there is something for everyone.

This also includes the Food Street showcasing Filipino culture through the cuisine. This will be located at Seashell Lane, one of the five venues of CONQuest. Here’s the official Event Map:

Who will be at CONQuest?

CONQuest 2023 has curated an impressive lineup of renowned artists, gamers, and personalities to delight attendees. From artists who are passionate about gaming to influential gamers who have made their mark in the industry, the event offers an opportunity to meet and interact with some of the biggest names in the pop culture world. Whether it's getting an autograph, attending a meet-and-greet session, or participating in a workshop led by industry professionals, CONQuest 2023 promises memorable encounters with your favorite icons.

Leading the event will be Valkyrae, a Filipino-America live streamer, and YouTuber. She was awarded YouTube’s most-watched female streamer in 2020. View the complete line up here.

Where can I buy tickets for CONQuest?

Securing your spot at CONQuest 2023 is essential to ensure you don't miss out on this incredible event. Tickets can be purchased through their website. Keep an eye on the official CONQuest website and social media platforms for updates on ticket sales and availability. Early ticket purchases are highly recommended as CONQuest has gained immense popularity over the years, and tickets are likely to sell out quickly.

There are five different types of tickets for you to choose from:

  1. Friday Pass (June 2)

  2. Saturday Pass (June 3)

  3. Sunday Pass (June 4)

  4. Three-Day Pass

  5. Premium Pass

  6. (ADD-ON) Music Night

You can view the different inclusions on these tickets here.

CONQuest 2023 is poised to be the ultimate weekend festival for gamers, art enthusiasts, and pop culture lovers. With its array of exciting events, immersive experiences, and an impressive lineup of artists and gamers, the convention promises an adventure for attendees. Mark your calendars, prepare your costumes, and get ready to embark on a thrilling journey at CONQuest 2023. Secure your tickets, join the community, and be a part of the celebration that brings together the best of gaming and pop culture in one extraordinary event.

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Written by

Kenzie Sy

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

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