May 2018 Events and Happenings Checklist

Geekdom worldwide is celebrating the critically-acclaimed (inasmuch as initial reviews are concerned, anyway) release of Avengers: Infinity War. If you’re the ones who’ve already watched the film, you’d understand if we say our tiny geek hearts could only take in so much. However, in the spirit of our events calendar posts, you know what this next part says: May 2018 events and happenings have just revealed once again why 2018 has just begun after Thanos [REDACTED].

May 2018 Events: Countdown to Half-time

Interestingly enough, the majority of May 2018 events this time aren’t conventions and concerts. More interesting events this month will involve a lot of the geek community. So if you’re itching to interact with fellow fans, below are some events that might be up your alley:

Week 1 (April 29 to May 5)

Stem Cells & Mitochondria: Secrets to Total Rejuvenation (May 2)

Head over to the Pan Pacific Manila in Malate for the Second Annual Conference on Integrative Medicine. Speakers from all around the world will talk about not just the mitochondria, but its potential impact on chronic degenerative diseases. Yes, the mitochondria is more than just the powerhouse of the cell.

First Aid CPR with AED } Heartsaver (American Heart Association) (May 2)

Folks from the American Heart Association will go to the Healthcare Advantage Training Institute in Pasig for a hands-on tutorial on First Aid CPR. Attendees may be able to learn not just CPR, but become AHA-certified Heartsavers.

Free Comic Book Day (May 5)

It’s that time of the year, again! Comic book fans will rejoice this first Saturday of May as Fully Booked and Comic Odyssey will once again team up for a big FCBD 2018. Watch out for other local comic stores as they may have a ton of surprises this year for comic lovers.

Action to Aid: A Dungeons & Dragons Epic Event for Charity (May 5)

If you’re a Dungeons and Dragons fan, then head out with your fellow adventurers to kill monsters for a cause. Adventurers Anonymous MNL presents Action to Aid, a charity epic for Childhope Philippines. Adventurers in this Tier 1 Adventure will go to Krpytgarden Forest and unveil the true purpose of the Cult of the Dragon.

Week 2 (May 6 to May 12)

Game Night! A mystery to solve in the French Alliance (May 9)

The Alliance française de Manille will ask for your assistance this May 9 in Makati to solve the mystery of the vanished French fries. Can you figure out who committed the crime… in French?

Most Popular Cheesecakes from Around The World (May 10)

We don’t normally post about food, but this is cheesecake. Chef Juan Carlo Estagle will teach attendees how to make various cheesecakes at the Henry Sison Culinary School in Quezon City. “Various” being the operative word.

Liyab Spoken Word Poetry Workshop (May 12)

If spoken word is your fancy, then go to Quezon City this May 12 for a workshop on how to make them. The Artidope, Cavite Young Writers, APIS ArtCom, and White Wall Poetry have teamed up to bring fans of the medium this all-in-one learning experience. In speaking of…

How to Write Crime Fiction (May 12)

Writer Joem Antonio himself will go to Fully Booked in Greenbelt Mall Makati this May 12 to teach writing hopefuls how to write Crime Fiction. If detective stories are your bread and butter, then you may want to head here.

Week 3 (May 13 to May 19)

CN Summer Splash (Philippines) (May 13)

It’s summertime in the Philippines, and you can enjoy it with your favorite Cartoon Network characters. This year’s iteration of CN Summer Splash is back, and it’s just as tropical as ever.

FurryPinas 2018: Press Start (May 19)

FurryPinas 2018 is the furriest convention in the Philippines. If you’re an enthusiast for anthropomorphic animals, then this convention is for you. Talks, seminars, panels, performances, games, and many more surprises await you in this event.

Week 4 (May 20 to May 26)181

PLG x Human Nature – Solo: A Star Wars Story (#PLGMeetup17) (May 25)

Folks at Philippine Lightsaber Guild and Human Heart Nature bring to you a Solo experience unlike any other. This viewing of Solo: A Star Wars Story hopes to help rebuild Marawi, as all proceeds in the event will go to rebuilding 50 homes in the region.

The Bike Playground, Game of Drones PH (May 26)

It will take another year before we see the final season of Game of Thrones, so how about a Game of Drones instead? This anticipated drone competition is back, and if you fancy seeing these awesome machines in the sky, then Circulo Verde is the place to go this May 26.

Verdict: May 2018 Amping Up To Spice The Year

Although there aren’t admittedly a lot to happen this month, events compensate with community involvement and excitement. If you’re not excited for what’s in store for the rest of the year, this post would hopefully increase the hype meter for you.

Rhenn Taguiam

Rhenn Taguiam is a frustrated journalist with a knack for comic books and video games. He likes pizza and pasta, and has an uncontrollable urge to gush over anything Super Sentai, Star Trek or X-Men. He is currently on his way to get his Master's Degree - unless he creates his own video game or graphic novel first.

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