On October 30-31, 2021, creators from around the Philippines will once again gather for the country’s biggest influencer event, BaiCon InFest. This year, BaiCon is doing a major throwback to the era that started the boom of content creation – the 2000’s!
Now in its fourth year, BaiCon InFest, powered by Smart, is an event that was created to provide a platform for fans and aspiring influencers to see their favorite creators perform, educate, and even get awarded. The event, which gathered 72 creators in 2019 when it had its physical event in Cebu and 108 creators in 2020 through a virtual version of the event, is set to become bigger in 2021 with a hybrid event.
Here are some of the content creators we’re excited to see!
Malaya is a digital superstar who entertained a lot of people with her eponymous web series Hay Malaya and the live digi-serye Miss You, Ga, She is also a singer who headlined the Sinulog 2018 remix with other Visaya musicans.
Follow her on Instagram at @haymalaya
Jen Barangan rose to fame with her Tiktoks on life as a flight attendant and has since seamlessly made the transition to being a lifestyle vlogger. Her winsome smile and cool-girl fashion sense have won many hearts over.
Follow her on Instagram at @jenbarangan
Clare Inso & Chezka Carandang
Vloggers Clare Inso and Chezka Carandang are the epitomai of #RelationshipGoals! On their separate Instagrams, they make their followers swoon over their dreamy getaways and urban adventures.
Iloilo-based content creator Nana Silayro became a hit on the digital landscape with her ‘toks on self-love and acceptance, which are hilarious and empowering at the same time. We can’t help but stan.
Follow her on Instagram at @nanasilayro
Johanna Ariexia Sabado Quilinderino, also known as Gandang Morenx, was crowned Binibining Heneral Santos in 2018. Her dreamy Instagram feed features envy-worthy travel destinations and #SupportLocal content.
Follow her on Instagram at @gandangmorenx
Other people to look forward to are AC Bonifacio, Kween Yasmin Asistido, Dimples Romana and her husband, Boyet Ahmee, Dr. Kilimanguru, Kimpoy Feliciano, Angie “Anghet” Cayetano, Mikey Bustos, Gino Quillamor, Bogart D’Explorer, Medyo Maldito, Snake Princess, Kean Cipriano from the band Callalily, Ramon Bautista, Jae Miranda, Ady Cots, Mayonnaise, Xavier Gonzales Solis, Erwan Heussaff, Mark del Rosario, Renz David, Ian Mauricio, Kit Digno, Dr. Dex Mallari, Dr. Zeke Albaria, Ninong Ry, Alem Garcia, Phillip Te Hernandez (Davao Conyo), Kim Charlie Cruz, Chinky Enopia, Deedee Villegas, Inka Magnaye, Dom Guyot, Justine Luzares, Maggiekarp, Amara, Blink, Nikkinikki, and many more.
“The event will still be accessed through BaiCon InFest’s Facebook, TikTok, and Kumu pages, but this year, we will be holding a physical stage in Cebu where the hosts and even some performers can perform live and engage with their audience real-time,” shared Bea Alfar Evardone, Production Head and Creative Lead of the event.
Apart from the fun and entertainment that the event brings its audience, especially when this year’s theme aims to take a trip down memory lane by bringing back the Y2k and 00’s vibe, BaiCon is also an avenue to promote digital media literacy and the responsible use of the internet.
“We believe in the power of the internet – it has many benefits but it can also be an avenue for negativity. From the spread of fake news, the practice of the cancel culture to online exploitation, many netizens can fall prey to this internet negativity. But if there’s one thing more powerful than the internet, it’s influence. This is why BaiCon InFest fuels creators and influencers to be the champions against internet negativity,” Evardone added.
That said, the event is set to include sessions where creators and influencers educate the audience about using the internet responsibly. Educational skits and talks will fill up the whole event, all while having one grand, entertaining time with your favorite influencers and creators.
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To further amplify the message on the responsible use of the internet, the event also serves as a fundraiser. While the event may be accessed for free, audiences are encouraged to make donations to the #CreatorsUnitedPH, a cause that aims to provide 1,000 students who go to school in mountain barangays across the country with digital media literacy workbooks. Donations can be done here.
BaiCon InFest is an event organized by the Republiq Group of Companies (RGC), VisMin’s largest digital agency, in partnership with the Creator and Influencer Council of the Philippines, an organization that aims to elevate the standards of content creation and influencer marketing in the country.