Kumu Nerd Expo launches today, hopes to be online Coachella for Pinoy geekdom

Sep 27, 2020

YOU’VE heard of Comic Con, or Wonder Con, or even our own homegrown Komikon.

But are you ready for a nerd con?

Social platform Kumu will be launching its first Nerd Expo later at 12 noon, and will run all the way until 8 p.m. With six individual networks featuring various categories, the livestreamed event hopes to be a Coachella for true blue Pinoy geeks.

The event will be patterned after a ‘school fair’ setup, where a main channel is devoted to awarding winners, giveaways, announcements, and the main party while a variety of interesting booths are also available all around.

The five other KUMU networks for the event will feature: anime personalities (including top dubbers in the industry); the latest in gaming including reviews of fresh releases and RPG games; toys and comic collections from noteworthy enthusiasts; art sessions with tips from the top contemporary artists in the country; and a cosplay network with makeup, voice acting, and prosthetic tutorials.

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“Each stream will be hosted by different streamers from the Kumunity. We wanted the event to be Kumunity-based by asking other streamers from the platform to help people interact with each other more and discover more existing streamers within the app,” shared Sely Kyle, a streamer and cosplayer who’s a regular in the app.

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There will be a smorgasbord of performances, online parties, community discussions, and awesome prizes up for grabs all throughout.

The event will finish with awarding ceremonies, where organizers will be giving away kumu coin prizes to the Best Cosplayer, Bayani Champion, Nerd Debate Champion, Best Streamer, Best Performer, Best Artist, and Best Toy Collection.

Fellow nerd celebrities including theater actor Bibo Reyes (@biboreyes) and cosplay genius Prince De Guzman (@princedeguzman) have already signed up to grace the online convention, plus a roster of other fantastic performers headlined by DJ Rocky Rock (@djrockyrock) with his ultimate nerd playlists.

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You can download kumu here (Apple Store, Google Play).

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