Maids and butlers still needed, and a few staff roles yet to fill!

The Maid Café is in just about one month, and, as such, we’re looking for more maids and butlers to brighten the day with their smiles! Looking for one more reason to dress fancy? Look no further! Send us your application at contact@nadeshicon.ca! Please note that you need your own outfit.

While we’re talking about recruiting people, we’re also looking for just a few more people to complete our team! Here are the different roles left to fill:
-Marketing
-Dance night
-Photographers

While we do not ask for Wonder Guard, Swift Swim or even perfect IVs, there are a few requirements and responsibilities associated with each one of them. You may find them, in French, here.

See you at Animara Con in 10 days!

Details regarding the lottery, and definitions of merchants and artists!

Following the reactions to our latest post, we thought it would be a good idea to shed more light on the lottery system. While it is called that way, it does not revolve solely around luck; we will prioritize content related to the theme of our event, as well as diversity. This way, we will be able to offer you a unique and vibrant Dealers Room. We apologize for not clearing that up sooner.
 
A few times lately, we have been asked about the differences between merchants and artists. These inquiries made us realize such definitions were not readily available. But no more! On top of being in the merchants contract which will be made available tomorrow, here they are now, so you may no longer be astray:
 
Considered as MERCHANTS are:
  • Enterprises or individuals who are selling official goods, used or new, produced by manufactures
  • Enterprises that sells unofficial or homemade goods and that are registered as a business at the Registraire des entreprises du Québec or Canada.
Considered as ARTISTS are:
  • Enterprises or individuals who are selling unofficial or homemade goods and that may or may not be registered as a business at the Registraire des entreprises du Québec or Canada
With that being said, we would like to thank you for your feedback. Every year, we work tirelessly to make this the best, most fun event possible, and we’re now working on our 8th official edition thanks to you. Until then, see you at the Maid Café!

Changes to the procedure to rent a space in the Dealers Room, and reservations starting on September 1st!

Your voices were heard! Starting this year, reservations to rent a space in the Dealers Room will be done online! PDF forms are so 2016 anyway.
 
But that’s not all! To further remedy the problems artists were experiencing due to our increasing popularity, the procedure to rent an artist space will no longer follow the “first come, first served” basis. Instead, artists will be selected using a lottery held one month after the start of reservations. No more waiting list an hour after reservations open! That way, if your teacher decides to keep you the full 3 hours on the first week of class, on a Friday no less, or if your kid suddenly starts thinking crayons look delicious, you won’t run the risk of missing the chance to get your own space. That being said, this change won’t affect merchant spaces, which will still follow the “first come, first served” rule.
 
Reservations start in 3 days! We look forward to seeing your marvelous creations and merchandise in the Dealers Room!

Appointment of directors, and roles yet to fill!

We are happy to welcome the directors of the 2018 edition to the team:
 
  • Technical and TI: Benoît-Pierre Guay
  • Volunteers: Alexandre Belzile
  • Masquerade: Kimberly Bouchard
  • Cosplay guests: Fabienne Marquis
  • Projections: François Vézina
  • Idol: Manuella Coulombe
  • Security team: Marc-André Lamothe, Patrick Beauchesne and Catherine LaRue-thebault
  • Video Games Room: Jean-Christophe Morin
  • Graphist: Kunyue
  • Dealers room: Charles Beauparlant
  • Flea market: Pierre Courtemanche
  • Karaoke: Marie-Ève rigali and Philippe Belleau
  • Fashion show: Ichabod Pride
  • Marketing and media: Marie-Pier Touzin
Welcome to the team, and looking forward to making Festival Nadeshicon 2018 an amazing event with you!
 
That being said, some spots have yet to be filled. To that end, we are extending the applications period to June 18 for the following positions:
  • Panels
  • Guests (excluding cosplay guests)
  • Dance night
  • Marketing and medias (more specifically relating to sponsors)
  • Photography
If one of these positions tickle your fancy, please send us your application at contact@nadeshicon.ca. Bear in mind that these positions require autonomy, wits, initiative and a sense of responsibility. Some also require you to recruit one or multiple assistants, or a team in some cases. Unless otherwise specified, the mandate of directors extends until the post-mortem, which will take place a few weeks after Festival Nadeshicon 2018.
 
In your e-mail, in lieu of a C.V., we invite you to share with us your motivations and experiences related to the desired position.
 
Who knows, maybe you will the next one to join the team!

Festival Nadeshicon 2018 will be held on April 6th to April 8th! Only 351 sleeps left!

Since calendars for the year 2018 are probably not on sale yet, we’d be hard pressed to tell you to mark those dates on it. “But then, how may we remember such distant dates”, you ask? Fear not, friends! We created an event just for you, so you only need to let Facebook (and us) do the reminding! You may find it right here.

Post-mortem of the 2017 edition!

Taking on the form of a exhaustive review of all the different aspects of the festival, the post-mortem meeting for the 2017 edition will be taking place on April 30th, starting at noon, in room 3105 of Pavillon Desjardins-Pollack on the Université Laval campus. If you would like to join us in giving us your comments and suggestions, we will be there for several hours, so you are welcome to do so!
 
Speaking of the 2017 edition, we received word concerning the final count of attendees! We were approximately 2300 in Pavillon Desjardins-Pollack during that weekend, discovering and spreading the love for Japanese culture and its various aspects! Thank you so very much!

Talent Competition hosted by Japan Festival Canada!

As part of the celebrities surrounding the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, Japan Festival Canada is hosting a talent contest with, as its grand prize, a trip to Japan which includes a Japan Debut for the winner, and the opportunity to perform at various Canada-Japan events! Head over to their website to find more information about the contest and how to participate.

Final hour

And so the 7th official edition, which was on the theme of luck, comes to a close! So many activities, guests, shows, screenings and panels all more memorable than the next.
 
The comments and suggestions panel has started. Be it bad, be it good, let it all out and let us know what you think of the festival. If you feel so inclined you may also make suggestions for the future for us to consider. The closing ceremony has also ended, marking the official end to this year’s amazing festival. A big thank you to all the guests, panelists, volunteers, medias, merchants, artists, and, of course, attendees for coming around and making this festival a success! We will see you all again next year for our 8th edition, but also in various events and conventions before that throughout the year!

Dawn of the final day

Registrations for today are open, with badges at 50% off for the last day of the con! Also don’t forget to grab your bracelets for the Orchestre Portable de Jeux Vidéo show and our guests of honour’s second show in front of Salle Hydro-Québec, starting at 10!
 
Activities will also start at 10, with various panels from our attendees and the auditions for the Nadeshicon Idol! Grab your mic, and impress our staff!