NEW WORLDS - The 1st Philippine Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention
March 12, 2003, Premiere THX Parking Lot
New Worlds brings together - for the first time in Philippine history! - fans from all the major science fiction and fantasy genres into one giant convention. rganized by Via Astris, the country's Star TrekTM Club, and supported by the leading clubs for Star WarsTM, Harry PotterTM, Buffy the Vampire SlayerTM, The X-FilesTM, Lord of the RingsTM, and a host of other similar organizations. New Worlds will be the biggest focused-demographic gathering of its kind ever.
New Worlds will be on March 12, 2003, 3 pm to midnight, at the Premiere THX Theater Complex (Cinema, Club V Bar, Brotherz Gameroom, and Mile Long Parking Lot), formerly known as Louie's THX Theater. Timed for the opening day of Star Trek: Nemesis, the 10th film in the most durable Sci-Fi franchise of all time, New Worlds is a convention, eyeball event, movie screening, and collector's fair all rolled into one mega-affair.
New Worlds will be the venue for Philippine SF&F fans to meet, join up,sell/buy toys, books, games, videos, costumes, collectibles, swap, and share their common interests in the genres that account for more merchandise marketing than any other special interest sector in the 18-35 year old market segment. Other activities are a film screening of Star Trek: Nemesis, giveaways/raffles, costume contest, trivia contest, LegoTM building contest, club role playing shows, and fan film screenings.
This demographically-focused captive audience of more than 5,000 attendees provides opportunities for companies targeting this market to promote and directly sell their products, including:
a.. Science Fiction and Fantasy collectibles
b.. Tech Gadgets
c.. Internet Services
d.. Books, Magazines and Comics
e.. Movies on video
f.. Computers and Computer Games
Participating groups include:
a.. Via Astris, Inc. (Star TrekTM)
b.. Star WarsTM Philippines
c.. Pinoy Slayers (Buffy the Vampire SlayerTM /AngelTM)
d.. Pinoy Harry PotterTM
e.. The Philippine Tolkien Society (Lord of the RingsTM)
f.. Pinoy X-Philes (X-FilesTM)
For more information, you may email Star Wars Philippines at firstname.lastname@example.org