|Official Promo Poster of the event|
Demigods Philippines hosted "The Blood of Olympus: Fan Gathering" in cooperation with Fully Booked. This happened last October 25, 2014 at Top Shelf, 5th Floor of Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. This event is especially for Rick Riordan’s book, “The Blood of Olympus”. It is the last book to the Heroes of Olympus series.
As the team's president, we can say that we all wanted this event to be grand and spectacular! After all it is the last book. We want this event to be memorable. We did not really want it to be a sad one and make people feel bad because the series ended; we wanted them to feel happy because it happened. We wanted the fans to get to meet up and interact with one another.
Say hello to our Freedom Wall too!
To get everyone pumped up and going, we got Splatt MNL as a sponsor for our event. Splatt MNL is a store that sells different fandom items. Everyone was really happy to see all the different stuff you could buy from them! I'd say they were a truly great store and it was fun having them around. They had their own booth at one corner of the room.
At one corner of the room will have a bake sale where Percy Jackson inspired treats will be sold. We sold diet cokes, blue cupcakes, blue cookies, ambrosia chocolate chip cookies and a bag of sweet treats! Proceeds from this sale went to our group funds.
We encouraged all the attendees to cosplay and dress-up as characters from the series. Here are the amazing people who did so!
The rest of the space was used for the main event where we had games and activities. The next photos were some of the things that happened and the rest of the people who came to the event!
|Clarisse and Reyna|
|Hazel and Nico|
|Calypso and Leo|
|Reyna and Annabeth|
|Bianca Di Angelo|
|Jason and Piper|
((Well... this was more of how they dress. We weren't able to get the hair color but NICE ONE STILL!!))
((((If you don't remember this person, he's here.)))
As the president, I had to manage and overlook everything. Basically, I had to run from one corner to the other, entertain guests coming in, fix prizes and merchandise, host the whole event (which I was nervous for), and many others. When you look at it, the situation can seem pretty stressful but honestly, I had a really fun time doing all of it. :) I really enjoyed!
So here is me with my two other admins who went to the event. We are originally seven but sadly the others couldn't make it.
|L-R: Tricia, Me, Lexi|
Overall, the event was SUCCESSFUL. A lot of people came, more than the first event we hosted (House of Hades Fan Gathering, the fourth book to the Heroes of Olympus series) and I couldn't be any prouder. This was the second time we made an event like this and it was definitely BIGGER. Words could not express how happy I am. All the hard work absolutely paid off when everyone told me they had fun and enjoyed.
|Top Photo: The House of Hades Gathering|
Bottom Photo: The Blood Of Olympus Gathering
To end this post, I would like to thank the people around me, who supported my team and I all the way! I would like to thank my closest friends for being there. I would like to thank Fully Booked, for letting us work with them again! They are one great bookstore. I would also like to thank Splatt MNL for sponsoring us. I would like to thank the publisher for sending AMAZING merchandise from abroad. And I would like to thank EVERY DEMIGOD WHO CAME AND SUPPORTED MY TEAM.
**All photos were taken from the Demigods Philippines page. Taken by Doti Dimarucut.