The country’s biggest gathering of digital content creators and influencers is happening on October 30-31, 2021. Creators from all over the Philippines will come together once again for BaiCon InFest 2021.

Screenshots were taken during the BaiCon InFest 2021 online presscon. | Artists’ photos in featured image are from their Instagram accounts.

For its theme this year, the organizing team is throwing in a huge dose of nostalgia. The event will be a major throwback to the era that started the boom of content creationthe 2000s! The most fun part? It’s all for FREE.

Y2K era theme for BaiCon InFest 2021


Going on 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 get recognizedd. The event that gathered 72 creators in 2019 when it had its physical event in Cebu and 108 creators in 2020 through a virtual version is set to become bigger in 2021 as it will be a hybrid event. The details were laid out by representatives from digital agencies at the online press conference yesterday.

• Jim Guzman – Director of Digital Marketing Center of Excellence for Unilab Consumer Health and the President of CICP
• Bea Evardone @beaevardone – CICP Board of Director, Republiq Group of Companies’ Chief Operating Officer, and BaiCon InFest’s Creative Lead
Ace Gapuz @acegapuz – Vice-President of CICP and CEO of #Blogapalooza
• Dindo Marzan @dindomarzan – CICP’s Director for Awards and Recognition and True Digital
Jako De Leon @jakodeleon – Executive Director of CICP and PaperbugTV
• RJ Garcia @appleboyrj – CICP Director for CSR and Apple Drive Project

“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.

Taking the Spotlight (Awards!)

Also part of the much-awaited event is the Spotlight Awards 2021 and here are the nominees narrowed down from over 15,000 public nominations, over 400,000 public votes, and over 3 million people reached. They will be awarded based on their use of their platforms to drive innovation, impact, and influence.

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These creators are tagged as the ones who sparked a digital revolution this year.

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PLATFORM SUPERSTARS

Facebook Superstar

  • Dexie Diaz
  • ChooxTV

Instagram Superstar

  • Andrea Brillantes
  • AC Bonifacio

TikTok Superstar

  • Jersey Adams
  • Nurse Even

Youtube Superstar

  • Beks Battalion
  • Donnalyn Bartolome

Twitter Superstar

  • SB19
  • Vice Ganda

CATEGORY CHAMPIONS

Beauty Champion

  • Ayn Bernos
  • Ry Velasco

Fashion Champion

  • Mimiyuuuh
  • Laureen Uy

Food Champion

  • Panlasang Pinoy
  • Ninong Ry

Lifestyle Champion

  • Toni Sia
  • Hazel Quing

Parenting Champion

  • Candy Pangilinan
  • Kryz Uy and Slater Young

Travel Champion

  • Daniel Marsh
  • Patrice Averilla

Gaming Champion

  • Franzell Placido
  • Dwine Enriquez

Education Champion

  • Chinkee Tan
  • Dr. Kilimanguru

Entertainment Champion

  • SB19
  • CongTV

Tech Champion

  • Ivan Ramos
  • Mary Bautista

PREMIUM AWARDS

Creator of the Year

  • Ivana Alawi
  • Guerrero Family

Innovator of the Year

  • Home Buddies
  • Presello

Rising Creator of the Year

  • Esnyr
  • Ninong Ry

BaiCon InFest 2020 creators

These content creators were part of last year’s event

Apart from the fun and entertainment and trip down memory lane it will bring, BaiCon also aims to be 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. BaiCon InFest Team with BaiCon CSR 2020 beneficiary, Philippine Public School Teachers Association

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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 via our website at www.baicon.ph.

As of yesterday, during the launch, 50 creators have confirmed their attendance . The event is expected to bring in more than 100 creators from all over the Philippines and some parts of the world. Joining us this year 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, Jen Barangan, 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), Malaya Macaraeg, Kim Charlie Cruz, Gandang Morenx, Chinky Enopia, Deedee Villegas, Clare Inso, Chezka Carandang, Inka Magnaye, Dom Guyot, Justine Luzares, Maggiekarp, Amara, Blink, Nikkinikki, and many more.

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.

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