BaiCon InFest 2020: A Weekend Trip to Outer Space

In 2019, I somehow found myself on a stage with some of the top content creators in the Philippines, standing right next to Cat Arambulo-Antonio.

I got major impostor syndrome.

Privy to only a significant few people then, at that point I was at one of the lowest points of my life, having gone through an emotional ordeal in recent months. I was scraped raw, deeply anxious, uninspired, and lacked a sense of self-worth and confidence—personal and professional—that I questioned every single choice I made.

Yet being on that stage for BaiCon InFest 2019 kickstarted something inside me: That through it all, I’m a content creator through and through. While I may not have felt like I deserved to be there back then, it was something I could work on.

It took a while considering everything that’s happened in the past year and all the self-doubt I battled with, but a few months ago I strengthened my resolve to start writing and creating content again. It has become therapeutic of sorts, to just write my thoughts down as I experienced things, especially in the new normal.

Today I’m paying it forward and sharing some good news in the hopes that BaiCon would be able to make a difference to someone like it did to me: Although the ongoing pandemic dictates no large physical gatherings this year, that’s not stopping BaiCon from happening.

BaiCon InFest 2020 is invading digital space! Happening on October 23 & 24, this virtual event will be the biggest gathering of content creators and influencers in the Philippines.

There will be over 80 of the country’s most famous online personalities in attendance, including Cebu’s very own Alem Garcia, Sarah Del Mar, Issa Perez-Gandionco, and David Wilde X alongside Erwan Heussaff, Dani Barretto-Panlilio, Enchong Dee, and more.

Here’s the full list of Space Invaders, and the schedule of events:

Day 1: Friday, 23 October 2020

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
TrueID Click Pitch Party
Influencer/Content Creator: Richard Juan, Jako de Leon, True ID Representative
Broadcast Platform: Zoom, Exclusive

8:00 PM – 9: 00 PM
BaiCon InFest Official Launch
Influencer/Content Creators: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Creators
Broadcast Platform: Facebook Live, TikTok Live, Kumu

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
BaiCon After Hours: SUPER CRUNCH
Influencer/Content Creator: Cutprint Production Podcasters
Broadcast Platform: Zoom, Exclusive

Day 2: Saturday, 24 October 2020

Opening Plenary
Broadcast Platform: Facebook Live, TikTok Live, Kumu

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Gaming is a Real Sport: Gaming Content Creation with SMART
Influencer/Content Creator: Alodia Gosiengfiao
Moderator: Issa Perez Gandionco

10:50 AM – 11:35 AM
The Future of Travel Content Creators’ Role in the Travel Industry Today with CEBU PACIFIC
Influencer/Content Creator: Wil Dasovich, Haley Dasovich
Moderator: Ace Gapuz

11:40 AM – 12:20 NOON
Why the Cancel Culture is Toxic AF and How to Rise Above it as told by Canceldt Creators
Influencers/Content Creators: Macoy Dubs, Davao Conyo, Deedee Villegas
Moderator: David Wilde X

DAY 02 | PLANET 386 + AFTER HOURS
Broadcast Platform: Facebook Live, TikTok Live, Kumu

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Mommy See, Baby Do
Influencer/Content Creators: Hazel Quing, Haidee Quing

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
From Korea with Love with SMART
Influencer/Content Creators: Malaya Macaraeg, Echo Calingal

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
So Juicy Sweat Sessions with Christine Samson: KPop TikTok Tutorials with The BaR
Influencer: Christine Samson

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Merienda with the Vlogkada: Answering Fan Questions
Content Creators: Kyo Quijano, Luigi Pacheco, Rozel Basilio

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Bisdak Power: The Power of Content Hyperlocalization with CEBU PACIFIC
Influencer/Content Creator: Alem Garcia ,Sarah del Mar, Issa Perez, David Wilde X, Rigel Thomas, Steffi Jardin

4:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Tabata Workout with a Twist with Enchong Dee!
Infleuncer: Enchong Dee

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
#RelationshipGoals Segment: How to Maintain a Good Relationship with your Co-Creator, On and Off the Camera
Influencer/Content Creators: Kimpoy Feliciano, Gie Cayetano, Alec Kevin, and Ali King

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Duet – Do It Karaoke Challenge
Influencer/Content Creators: Mikey Bustos, JMKO Music

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CICP Spotlight Awards
Influencers/Content Creators: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao Creators

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
BaiCon After Hours; SUPER CRUNCH
Influencer/Content Creators: Cutprint Production Podcasters
Broadcast Platform: Zoom, Exclusive

DAY 02 | PLANET NUME TRACK 1
Broadcast Platform: Zoom, Exclusive, Kumu

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Live Streaming Is Now with KUMU
Influencers/Content Creator: Ruby Ibarra, Juliamica, Jr Estudillo, and Jhelo Cristobal

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Understanding How Monetization Works as a Content Creator
Content Creator: Chinkee Tan
Moderator: John Mendoza

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
TikTok is More than Just Dance Challenges with SMART
Content Creators: Marvin Fojas, Rain Matienzo, Lyqa Maravilla
Moderator: Sarah del Mar

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Follower for Life Lifestyle and Parenting Content Content
Creators: Dani Barretto-Panlilo, Xavi Panlilio
Moderator: Tara Tricia Bontol

DAY 02 | PLANET NUME TRACK 2
Broadcast Platform: Zoom, Exclusive

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Beauty Content Creation: The New Definition of Beautiful as Defined by the Internet
Influencer/Content Creator: Michelle Dy
Moderator: Celle Lacea

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Empowering Creators and Brands on Facebook and Instagram
Influencer/Content Creators: Laurie Lee, Jessica Lee

3:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Lazada Ambassador: Monetize Your Social Influence with LAZADA
Influencer/Content Creators: Rei Germar, Carlo Ople, David Guison, KC Canlas

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Webinar: Food Content Creation: How to Shoot Food Influencer/Content Creators: Erwan Heussaff
Moderator: Mark del Rosario

The best part is you can participate in most of these and interact with your favorite content creators for free. Register now here and get the chance to win giveaways and prizes that are out of this world.

This year’s BaiCon InFest 2020 is also raising funds for the benefit of the most important influencers of them all: teachers. Before the pandemic, they were provided teaching materials from the school, but since then, they’ve had to use up their own money to buy equipment.

BaiCon, through the Republiq Group of Companies and the Creator and Influencer Council of the Philippines’s advocacy drive #CreatorsUnitedPH, will be providing teachers of the Philippine Public School Teacher’s Association with the Teacher’s Digital Tool Kit. This will contain digital necessities such as a pocket WiFi, earphones and microphones, a USB flash drive, and a ring light for adequate lighting.

For a minimum donation of Php 100, you can help out with this cause. Donate through GoGetFunding, or through bank deposit, details below:

BPI
Account Name: Hazel Bernadette Gapuz
Account Number: 3510 0049 99
Account Type: Current

BDO
Account Name: Hazel Bernadette Gapuz
Account Number: 0084 9800 1062
Account Type: Current

Security Bank
Account Names: Jim Christopher V. Guzman and/or Karissa Victoria R. Santiago
Account Number: 00000 313 734 25
Account Type: Joint Current Account

GCash
Account Name: Hazel Bernadette Gapuz
Account Number: 0917 4034 411

Mark your calendars and escape from this world as BaiCon InFest 2020 takes us into space this weekend. Click the photo below to register!

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