Here's What You Need to Know About CONQuest Manila 2023

It's the largest gathering of everything pop culture and more.
by Leana Vibal
May 28, 2023

( If you're a fan of streamers on Twitch and Youtube, esports, and all things otaku and weeb, read up. CONQuest is back, and it is bigger than ever. The three-day festival featuring all things pop culture, gaming, art, and music is coming to Pasay this June 2 to 4, and you better hold on tight because there are lots to see, do and experience in what is dubbed as the year's convention of conventions.

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Here's your guide to CONQuest Manila 2023:

CONQuest 2023 is bringing the big guns. We're talking about the crème de la crème of local and international creators descending upon Manila to create a weekend of pure geek and pop culture bliss. It's like a music festival but with way more cosplay and way fewer flower crowns. This weekend extravaganza will let you immerse yourself in the world of gaming, tech, music, pop culture, and everything else. This year CONQuest is ditching the cozy confines of the SMX Convention Center and spreading its wings to take over Seashell Lane, Conrad Manila, Mall of Asia (MoA), and National University MoA (NU MoA). The multi-venue setup means more space to roam and more chances to stumble upon something cool.


Think, three days of pure fun, games, and appearances from your favorite content creators, streamers, artists, and gamers like Valkyrae, Pokimane, Sykkuno, LilyPichu, Michael Reeves, South Korean rock indie band The Rose, Filipino singer-actor James Reid and more.

How to get tickets to CONQuest Manila 2023:

Tickets for CONQuest Manila can be bought per day (P800) or as a package with access to all three days (P2,000). There are also some add-ons, like the new Music Night on top of a Day 2 pass (P5,000) and special meet and greets (price starts at P750) that you can pay for to access. If you're really into the whole idea of CONQuest and want to skip all the fuss with buying tickets per day along with the add-ons, you also have the option of buying the premium pass (P20,000), which grants you unlimited access to everything CONQuest has to offer along with some special merch. 

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PHOTO BY Website/ CONQuest 2023
PHOTO BY Website/ CONQuest 2023

Tickets are only available for purchase online at CONQuest's website. You will be given a digital ticket, which you have to exchange for a wristband. There will be booths in the Mall of Asia Atrium and Microtel MOA for claiming your wristbands. There will be a pre-claiming of wristbands activity on May 30 to June 1 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Microtel MOA,  in case you want to claim your wristbands ahead of time. TBH, it's best to buy your tickets ahead as they tend to get sold out. 

Schedule of Events for CONQuest Manila 2023:

It's going to be a jam-packed three days of CONQuest Manila. As you may have guessed, there are tons of talks, games both online and offline, cosplay competitions, meet and greets, and many more. 

PHOTO BY Website/ Conquest 2023
PHOTO BY Website/ Conquest 2023

There's a little something for everyone, but most of them are happening at the same time and in separate venues. So as much as we want to say, head to all the activities, you're pretty much going to have to choose which ones to prioritize and take part in. For a full view of the schedule of CONQuest, check out their website.

PHOTO BY Screenshot Website/ CONQuest 2023

Make sure to note all the events you specifically want to visit, as it can get pretty overwhelming. The schedule of events is broken down by day and by location. This way, you can pick out events close to each other and decide where to head next.


How to Navigate CONQuest Manila 2023:

Okay, Mall of Asia is already large, SMX is also pretty huge, but add on the Conrad Hotel, NU MOA, and Seashell Lane, and you, my friend, are bound to get lost. Here's a simplified map of the world of CONQuest that might just help you find your bearings:


CONQuest Manila is set to have events in all these venues, so our best tip to navigate the convention? Know which events you want to attend along with their schedule.

So, mark your calendars, set your alarms, and get your cosplay game on point because CONQuest Manila 2023 is coming for you! Unleash your inner fanboy or fangirl and get ready for three days of ultimate geek extravaganza. 

CONQuest Manila 2023 is at SMX Convention Center on June 2 to 4. For more information, visit CONQuest 2023's Facebook page.

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