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Expect a Galore of Expos and Events in Bacolod This September 2019

You're in for an entertaining treat in these expos, conventions, and events!

By: Shanice Reyes | August 28, 2019
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Share your interests with other people in these conventions happening this September.

In a society where pressure from work, school, or the daily hustle of life takes out the idea of having fun, we need to find things to keep stress at bay. Some people indulge in physical activities, some create art, and some bring art to life. Luckily, there are events in Bacolod this September 2019 to keep everyone happy.

For one, cosplayers can attend Playground EX, where a mobile gaming and a card trading tournament will also happen. For a convention on a more serious topic, there’s Kasal at Kotilyon to help engaged couples in their wedding preparations. Find out the details of each of these events in Bacolod City this September 2019 down below!

1. Playground EX

Where: SMX Convention Center, SM City Bacolod, Bishop Antonio Y. Fortich Ave., Bacolod City
When: September 14 to 5, 2019
Ticket Prices:
1-day pass – Regular, PhP120; Seated VIP, PhP250
2-day pass – Regular, PhP200; Seated VIP, PhP400; VVIP, PhP750


Come as your favorite fictional character in the biggest pop culture event in Negros.

Image: Playground EX Facebook Page

Costume playing, which is more popularly known as cosplaying, is how fans bring to life their favorite characters from films, games, and TV series. Cosplaying involves dressing up in a costume, copying the exact look of the fictional character and even mimicking the moves. Over the years, successful cosplay events have been held, encouraging a lot of young people and adults to join cosplay expos like Playground EX, the biggest pop culture event in Negros.

Aside from cosplaying, the event will be filled with activities like a K-pop/Jpop dance competition, mobile gaming and trading card tournaments, and a showcase of life-sized statues and anime figurines. This child-friendly event will also have food stalls, carnival games, and a photo booth.

Tip for a better experience: Want to cosplay for the event? Look for costume rentals in Facebook shops like Wonderland PH and Ira Nichole’s Tailoring Shop and Supplies.

How to get to the SMX Convention Center, SM City Bacolod: Ride a Fortune Towne-Central Market PUV if you are coming from the east area of the city. Then ask to be dropped off in the north side of SM City Bacolod. If you are from the old airport or Sum-ag area, find a Pta.Taytay jeepney. Meanwhile, if you’re along Lacson Street, ride a Bata-Libertad or Mandalagan-Libertad jeepney. Get off at SM City Bacolod. The SMX Convention Center is within the mall complex.

2. Gameswalker 50k

Where: SMX Convention Center, SM City Bacolod, Bishop Antonio Y. Fortich Ave., Bacolod City
When: September 14, 2019
Registration Fee: PhP850 for those playing in the tournament


Magic the Gathering is easier to play than Pokemon and has a massive array of cards to collect and choose from.

Image: Gameswalker Facebook Page

Part of Playground EX is a Magic the Gathering Standard Format Tournament. Magic the Gathering is a collectible card game in which players use cards to battle each other. The tournament will have a cash prize pool of PhP50,000. The best player will win PhP21,000, a champion trophy, and a custom playmat. The registration fee comes with a 2-day pass for Playground EX, a lanyard, and a participation badge.

Tip for a better experience: Do a playtest before the games start. Go around and observe other players’ strategies before playing.

How to get to the SMX Convention Center, SM City Bacolod: Please follow the previous instruction.

3. Bacolod: Proving Grounds: A Mobile Legends Tournament

Where: SMX Convention Center, SM City Bacolod, Bishop Antonio Y. Fortich Ave., Bacolod City
When: September 14 to 15,2019
Registration Fee: PhP200 per team member


This is the first Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament in Negros.

Image: Unbox with Bruce Facebook Page

Gather your squad and slay your enemies to be the best player in Proving Grounds: A Mobile Legends Tournament, which will also be a part of Playground EX. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) is a popular mobile game among Filipinos of all ages and it is even a part of the Southeast Asian Games 2019! An elimination round will take place on the first day of the tournament. On the second day, the best teams will play for the semi-finals and finals. The champion will be awarded with a PhP12,000 cash prize and a gift check worth PhP1,500.

Tip for a better experience: Recruit a sixth player or a reserve in your team in case of emergencies during the event or game time.

How to get to the SMX Convention Center, SM City Bacolod: Refer to the instructions provided in Item #1.

4. Kasalan at Kotilyon 2019

Where: Ayala Malls Capitol Central, Gatuslao St., Bacolod City
When: September 14 to 15,2019
Registration: To be determined


Find the perfect suppliers for your wedding or debut.

Image: Facebook Page

Having the perfect wedding is every couple’s dream, but planning it can be stressful especially if you don’t know where to find vendors. To help couples make practical decisions on their wedding preparations is Kasal at Kotilyon 2019, a wedding and debut expo that will be held on the grounds of Ayala Malls Capitol Central. The expo’s purpose is to promote and showcase event suppliers, wedding filmmakers, and event planners in Bacolod.

The expo is hosted by, the first Philippine-based wedding information website. You can pre-register online and get reminders, updates, special event promos, and a coupon for the raffle draw during the event.

Tip for a better experience: Bring a little envelope or a cardholder to keep the business cards or contact information of the photographers, stylists, event holders, and event planners.

How to get to Ayala Malls Capitol Central: Ride a Mandalagan-Libertad jeepney that passes by the downtown public plaza. If you’re along Lacson Street, take a Bata-Libertad jeepney and get off in front of Ayala Malls Capitol Central.

Now that you know what’s happening this month, jot down the activities you want to attend and make fill your September with engaging activities!

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About Shanice Reyes
Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.
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