Warner TV Pop Expo 2018 was an event that could bring the inner geeks out of multiple generations. Whether you are a child, a teenager, an adult or even an elder, the expo has sections catered to your appeal! From the previous article, a broad understanding of what to expect was given to readers. Now that the event has finished, this entry will give readers what specific opportunities they missed for not being able to attend this year’s expo. The event took place in Bonifacio High Street on July 14, 2018.
Now why would this booth be here? For sure, the registration booth isn’t something that usually gets featured. However, they did surprise attendants with a freebie. Much to their surprise, people were being given free spaghetti noodles upon registering themselves in the event. Nothing wrong with it in particular – it was just rather unusual.
Virtual Reality Booth
Arguably one of the best booths in the expo this year, the virtual reality booth was strong in gathering viewers. For only P100, people are able to experience one of the most accurate virtual reality systems to date. The booth featured “Beat Sabers” – a virtual reality game where you hit beat boxes accordingly while dual-wielding light sabers. Paying P100 only gives the user 5 minutes of play time, but the experience will make you feel like time slowed down a bit. Its authentic. Its fun. It feels like you’ve actually set foot to a different dimension.
No geek expo is complete without games. While the virtual reality booth fits the category, the gaming booth was where the real gamers were at. The booth featured 4 PS4 systems plugged into 4 different flat screen TVs. Reasonably, the featured and only game to play was Injustice 2. As an event for Warner TV, this game fulfills the role of entertainment and marketing. Each PS4 has 2 controllers attached which is perfect for 1-on-1 competition!
3D Printing Booth
The 3D Printing booth was definitely one of the most interesting booths. From this booth, passers-by are able to see display models printed by the stall’s very own 3D printers. In addition, there was a quiz for people to try. The quiz featured 20 questions with a few hallmarks for challengers to reach. Each hallmark gives the challengers a prize depending on how many questions they get right before hitting a wrong answer. The quiz stops upon one wrong answer so players had to take advantage of the quiz not being timed.
Arts and Crafts
There were at least 3 booths of these. One of the booths showcased the works of local artists. From comic books to portraits, these were all well-drawn, originally made, and are available for people to purchase. The second booth had works that were more fresh. For those who wanted to buy coin purses, their orders were designed live and up close! After selecting a design, artists will paint of the purse’s canvas and will dry it out. When dry, the artist accepts your payment and gift you the newly designed coin purse. Finally, is the coloring booth for kids. Kids are artist themselves and they want to show that potential to their parents. In order to do that, Warner TV had a coloring booth for children to freely join in.
Right in front of the Stage was the Tabletop Booth. This booth in particular only called those who were interested in learning about the event’s exclusive card and board games. Those who know how to play can freely challenge others in a duel. As an obvious motivation, winners get bragging rights.
Interestingly enough, right beside the Tabletop Booth was a 360-spinning camera stand. It doesn’t do much except spin a camera but it did catch people’s attention.
The most wholesome booth of the expo was sponsored by the Philippines’ own Make-a-Wish Foundation. People who donate to the booth are able to take pictures with Warner TV’s very own heroes. The donations are set to a cheap price and go straight to the children in dire need of funds. Bottom line, this booth shows that heroes do not necessarily wear capes or have super powers of their own. A hero by definition is someone who “saves”. Donating to a worthy cause is a heroic act that will surely make you a hero in the eyes of many.
This section of the expo was probably the first thing anyone sees when they entered. The stage had multiple instruments that supported various performances from featured bands to keep the public engaged. As follows, the bands that performed were Hansom, Nanay Mo!!!, BennyBunnyBand, and Cheats! Being the loudest section of the expo, it served well in attracting potential audiences who may also want to register in this year’s Warner TV Pop Expo.
Another main attraction of the expo was the Archery Range. In this, participants are able to play around with bows and arrows in an enclosed grass range filled with bouncy plastic and balloons to target. The arrows were properly developed and had a bouncy bulge instead of a standard arrow head. With this, the arrows give little-to-no harm and can be played by both children and adults.
Beside the Archery Range was the Shooting Range. Unlike the Archery Range, this range was made for guns. Although the guns aren’t real models, only grown ups are able to participate due to the height requirements. Those who join the booth get to use a few guns in which they must use on a target. Participants are timed until they finish each trial and are also judged based on their accuracy.
Various Stalls of Merchandise
What is an expo without merchandise? Probably not an expo. In here, attendees are able to view and purchase merchandise that are not limited to the coverage of Warner TV. Although the expo highlights products from Warner’s brands, there were also merchandise from Bleach, Monster Hunter, Pokemon, Yokai Watch, Bakugan, and much more.
In The End
The event in particular was not grandiose but it was surely engaging. One downside, however, was the weather. While it did make the atmosphere colder, it was a problem for people to cross from one side to another due to the heavy rainfall. Thankfully, the rain only took a small duration of time and people eventually went back to the other booths.
Overall, the event was fun and it did succeed in bringing the inner geek out of many. It being “free” was a huge contribution to its success and it can surely make those who were not able to go jealous.