Public meeting, and video shot at the Maid Café!

Thursday, March 2nd, starting at 6pm, the organization of Nadeshicon will be hosting a public meeting in room 3105 of Pavillon Desjardins-Pollack, on the Université Laval campus. Don’t be afraid to drop by if you have questions or comments, or even if you simply want to attend one of our meetings!
 
A few hours ago, Impact Campus, the news outlet managed by students of Université Laval, published the video they shot at last weekend’s Maid Café! Give it a watch!

Deadlines for the pre-registration and panel submissions!

Good monday everyone! We hope you had a great time at the Maid Café yesterday. Thank you so much for coming; it was awesome to see you! Of course, it wouldn’t have been as great if it weren’t for all the maids, butlers and volunteers who helped us, the Journées Ludiques with whom you played boardgames, Geneviève Lévesque who so graciously offered her services as photographer and took stunning shots of the amazing cosplays, and the Fanamanga who brought delicious onigiris and bubble teas. Thank you all for an incredible Maid Café!
 
With the Maid Café now over, the last stretch before Nadeshicon itself begins! As such, we will be closing online badge pre-orders on the 28th of this month. If you were thinking of pre-ordering it but were still holding off, you only have a few days left! You can do so, and find all the info relating to it, in the Pre-order page.
 
Another deadline coming up is the one for panel submissions, which will be on March 7th. You have a brilliant idea for a panel but haven’t submitted it yet? You can find the form and the instructions in the Get Involved page! Send them fast so we can start working on the event schedule!

Maid Café and volunteers

The Maid Café is tomorrow! During the event, our staff in charge of volunteers will be at your service to answer your questions concerning the roles and benefits of volunteers. Forms will also be available if you decide to lend us a hand!
 
If you are unable to attend tomorrow’s Maid Café, or if you already know you want to be a volunteer during Nadeshicon, you can also find the form in the Get Involved section!

Journées Ludiques de Québec will be at the Maid Café!

What better way to have fun and process all that food than boardgames? Journées Ludiques de Québec will be on site this Sunday to lend and animate boardgames! Take a breather and sit down with your closed ones for just a moment to enjoy one of the simplest (yet sometimes most complex!) forms of entertainment. So pick up pawns, dices, cards and boards, and have fun!

Menu for the Maid Café, and photographer on site!

It is finally time to reveal the menu for this year’s Maid Café, which will be held in 5 days! Take note, however, that warm meals may only be ordered using the maid and butler service, within the timeslots mentionned on the menu, in order to keep everything organized.
 
For those who will be wearing cosplays during the Maid Café, a photographer will be on site to do photoshoots in her booth. Since the event mostly revolves around food, be careful of stains and spills!
 
Until then, we wish you a great Valentine’s Day!

Rules concerning weapon replicas, and accomodation on campus!

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that there are various rules concerning weapons, replicas of weapons and accessories during the festival, especially since it takes place on a campus. As such, do note that NO WEAPONS OR REPLICAS OF WILL BE ALLOWED ON SITE during the Maid Café. However, some exceptions are made for the festival itself, from March 31st to April 2nd. Here is what’s still forbidden:
 
  • Any firearm, replica of a firearm, or anything resembling a firearm;
  • Any object that can shoot projectiles, including but not limited to guns, bows, bolas, slingshots, water guns and nerf guns;
  • Weapons made of metal, even if they do not cut, and even if they’re packaged, hidden, or sheathed (weapons made of wood or other soft materials are accepted unless otherwise forbidden by other rules);
  • Taser guns, brass knuckles, truncheons, nunchakus, pepper spray or any other object forbidden by law;
  • Excessively large, long or heavy accessories may be confiscated, if considered dangerous by the security;
  • Any other object considered dangerous by the security.
 
Please also note that, as mentionned in the case of firearms, any real weapon is also prohibited.
 
On a lighter subject, the residences on the Université Laval campus offer accomodation just a few steps away from the festival. If you would like to know how to book a room, be it through email or phone, you can find all the info in the Accomodation section of the General Information page.

Concerning the tragedy

Two days ago, tragedy struck in Québec City

Our festival’s primary goal is to spread the love for the culture of a certain distant country. As such, when we heard the news about the events that took place on our very own doorstep, we simply didn’t want to believe it; such horrors may often only seem like rumors, whispers from faraway lands. Yet, this time, the horror was much too close.

We are saddened, if not disappointed, by the events that transpired during this weekend. However, yesterday, countless thousands of people took on the streets, brandishing candles and flowers in response to the atrocity, boon on this wound to our community. We would like to do the same. While our festival focuses exclusively on matters relating to Japan, both our organization and our attendees have various origins, religions, as well as sexual orientation and identities. In this era of technology and globalization, of cultural and ideological shock, we believe acceptance is of the utmost importance. Differences should not be something to separate people based on, but to learn about instead. After all, while we may come from different countries, or have different beliefs, we are all human.

Dare to open your heart.

We are recruiting for the Maid Café, and times at which main dishes will be served!

We are looking for volunteer maids and butlers for the upcoming Maid Café, on February 19th! No experience required; we however need you to bring your own outfit. If you would like to help, send us an email at contact@nadeshicon.ca.
 
While the menu has yet to be announced, here are the times at which main dishes will be served during the Maid Café:
  • Noon to 2pm for lunch
  • 5pm until we’re out of stock for dinner
Rest assured that you will still be able to order snacks and drinks between meal times.
Please do note that warm dishes will only be available through the maid and butler service, in order to keep things as organized as possible.
 
Also, while we have already annouced our guests of honor, keep your eyes peeled for more guests announcements in the next few days!