Monday, June 24, 2024

Celebrate All Things Pokémon at Pokeverse with Iconic Headliners Veronica Taylor and Jason Paige

Celebrate All Things Pokémon at Pokeverse with Iconic Headliners Veronica Taylor and Jason Paige

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Pokeverse, a Pokémon-themed event meticulously crafted by fans for fans, is set to celebrate the world-renowned Pokémon fandom in the Philippines. Organized in collaboration with the country’s top Pokémon licensed distributors and collectors such as Hobby Stadium and Arken, the event will take place from May 31 to June 2, 2024, at the Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall. Dive into the Pokémon Universe, exploring a variety of interactive activities, gaming tournaments, cosplay showcases, and live performances, all in one spectacular venue with the presence of our cherished celebrities Myrtle Sarrosa, Robi Domingo, and Tim Yap.

 

Catch the Excitement – Special Ticket Offers!

Don’t miss out on this unique fan experience! Secure your spot now and take advantage of our special offers, including up to 50% off for students. Grab your tickets along with exclusive family and ‘barkada’ deals, ensuring a fun-filled weekend for everyone at https://pokeverse.ph/. Follow our official Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/PokeverseOfficial for the latest updates and exclusive content.

 

Meet the Voices of a Generation

Joining us at Pokeverse are two of the most iconic figures in Pokémon history— Veronica Taylor, the beloved original voice actress of Ash Ketchum, and Jason Paige, the original singer of the Pokémon theme song “The Voice of a Generation,”

 

During a recent press conference with the Philippine media, Veronica shared her journey and excitement about Pokeverse:

“I was working on another anime called Slayers, in English, and it just happens that the people who cast me in that were doing the casting for Pokémon. So, I auditioned for it and there were many callbacks and I happened to get the role. It was uncertain at first if I was going to keep it, and it just kind of went on and on. It’s one of the most challenging and joyful roles I’ve ever had. I love playing Ash; he was this ten-year-old boy full of courage and positivity. It really changed my life because I think I took positivity for granted before this. Now, I realize how important it is. I get to travel to Comic-Cons all over the world because people love Pokémon. There’s something about Pokémon that people just love and identify with, and luckily, I can be the bridge between their childhood and their memories. It’s such an honor to be a part of people’s lives in this way. I’m looking forward to Pokeverse and meeting everyone!”

 

Jason Paige reflected on the significance of his contribution to the Pokémon legacy:

 

“It wasn’t until the release of Pokémon Go that people became really interested in who actually sang the Pokémon theme song. The song changed my life, especially in 2016 when Pokémon Go came out. I popped out of the Pokéball and greeted the adults who were children when it first came out. The children didn’t really know who sang the song; it was only important that the song moved them. It’s like a great piece of art—you don’t think about who painted it, you just experience it. The Pokémon song became so popular that it was voted to the top 200 songs of all time in the Netherlands. It’s incredible to be recognized alongside some of the greatest musicians in history.”

 

Kirck Allen, one of the lead producers of the Pokeverse Expo, in partnership with Hobby Stadium, Arken, and more, explains, “We’ve had brilliant Pokémon-themed events in the country before, but Pokeverse is the first Pokémon-themed expo of its kind. It distinguishes itself from previous conventions and meet-ups by its unprecedented scale, design, and comprehensive offerings. We’re also thrilled to have Veronica Taylor and Jason Paige as guests for our event—something that is a dream come true for most fans.”

 

He continues, “From our innovative map and business model to our partnerships with official licensed distributors and the themed activities we have in store, we aim to produce an event like no other. Unlike typical conventions, which might focus on specific aspects like community, fan art, and cosplay, Pokeverse spans three days, encompassing these elements while capturing the childhood essence every Pokémon fan, from children to adults, is looking for.”

 

“The event will feature a comprehensive museum with vintage Pokémon products, competitive competitions themed towards the Pokémon IP, and a line-up of local celebrities reigniting their passion and sharing their journey with the brand. Our goal is to create an inclusive environment where true Pokémon fans can fully immerse themselves in the world of their favorite brand in real life.


A Deep Dive into Pokémon’s Legacy

 

Did you know that Pokémon is the world’s highest-grossing media franchise, surpassing heavyweights like Mickey Mouse, Harry Potter, Mario, Barbie, and Star Wars combined? Pokémon has a brand recall of over 2 billion fans represented in 183 countries. From video games and TV shows to trading cards and movies, Pokémon has evolved into a cultural phenomenon that continues to captivate fans across the globe.

 

While Pokeverse maintains no official affiliation with The Pokémon Company and its subsidiaries, this event is made possible through partnerships with licensed Pokémon distributors in the country, including leading hobby shops like Hobby Stadium and Arken, Pokémon collectors, judges, exhibitors, and sponsors such as Philippine Airlines, MINISO, Toy Kingdom, Serenitea, The Manila Times, Business Insight, XOVOX Labs, DIY Bakery, Frigga Charmed Life, Kaloscope, and many more.

 

Join us at Pokeverse for a memorable weekend where you can meet your favorite Pokémon icons, participate in engaging activities, and celebrate your love for Pokémon with fellow enthusiasts. This event is a tribute to the nostalgic childhood memories of Pokémon, generously organized by the Philippine Feng Shui queen herself, Marites Allen, and her son Kirck Allen and the whole Pokeverse team.

 

Catch your tickets now at https://pokeverse.ph/ or contact 0920 9281288. Invitation to the event is on this link: https://fb.watch/s6F5spRmYi/ Various interviews from Veronica Taylor and Jason Paige can be seen on the Pokeverse fan page : https://www.facebook.com/PokeverseOfficial.