Panel form now available!

For the longest time, you’ve had this nagging theory about how birds are represented in J.C. Staff productions, and you believe it’s finally time to share it with the world? Or maybe, ever since you found out about Kantai Collection, you’ve been researching everything there is to know about ships and sailing, and wish to discuss it with fellow passionates? Or, who knows, you might have found this alternative tarot that’s unique to Japan, and wish to teach it to new apprentices?
 
Why not become a panelist! Be it in the form of a panel or a workshop, panelists share and teach what drives them, what they truly love about Japan and its complex culture with fellows fans and others who wish to know more about it.
 
Sounds cool? Head on over to the Get Involved page to fill the online form!

Winners of the drawing contest!

Tears and blood were shed as we struggled to pick which of the amazing entries would be the official poster for Nadeshicon 2018. Okay, maybe not quite, but, as you can tell from the beauty of all submitted pictures, it was quite a difficult decision to make. Before we get to the results of that hard-fought battle, we would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts all the incredible artists who participated in this contest; your work breathes life into this world!
 
Alright, enough poetry, it’s time to announce the winners! In second place, with a stunning rendition of our mascot characters in a warm and welcoming setting, Khadija Boulazhar’s (also known as Nero) beautiful entry!
 
In first place, with the powerful representation of two worlds colliding and yet finding harmony, we have Ikeda’s dazzling illustration! This beautiful entry, which captures the very core of our convention, will become the official poster for this edition of the festival!
 
Congratulations to both the winners! It was a tough time only picking two, but we wouldn’t have it any other way; artists from here are just that talented!
 
Thank you yet again to everyone who entered the contest!

Tickets now on sale for A New World: Quebec City!

Whether you live in Quebec City or are just visiting for our festival, you may be very pleased to hear that A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy is going to be performing at Palais Montcalm on the Saturday of the con! Only 20 minutes away via bus from the con, the concert may offer you a well-deserved break from the hype of the event, while also taking you to the magical and beautiful worlds of one of gaming’s most beloved franchises.
 
You may find the event page of the Quebec city show here.

Droo back at the head of the photography booth!

Armed with his trusty camera, Droo will once again be at Nadeshicon to uphold his mission of immortalizing your amazing cosplays! One of, if not the most well-known cosplay photographer in the Eastern provinces, he exudes a highly contagious enthousiasm which, far for taking away from his professionalism, only helps bring your cosplays to life even more.
 
You may find Droo’s bio in the Guests section.

Luduc at Nadeshicon!

Suit? Check. Bowtie? Check. Wig? Check. Irresistible smile? Where did I leave it again… Oh! Found it.
 
By far one of the most well-known faces in conventions across the province, Luduc is a reporter whose personality and sense of humour are sure to brighten up any day! With his very own blend of witty sketches and insightful interviews, he makes for a perfect fit for any event.
 
If you wish to know more about Luduc, you may find his bio in the Guests section.
 

Poster contest entries!

This is one kind of candy you can never get sick of; feast your eyes upon the beautiful creations of our local artists! You may find all the entries in the contest for the official poster for Nadeshicon 2018 in this Facebook album. As per the theme of this year, they feature an amazing blend of Canadian and Japanese cultures and truly bring our community to life. Winners will be selected soon, so keep an eye out for that!

The Maid Café is now open!

Hear ye, hear ye, fair ladies and gentle men! How about a delicious ramen? Our doors are opened now; it is time for some chow!
 
Once your belly is filled and happy, maybe you’ll stay and hear our story. An event is hard to run, what we need are volunteers. While, we know, it is not near, for all it can be fun. Our staff, most agreeable, you’ll find at a table; questions or registration, no need for caution!
 
Allow me this one last rhyme, for to enjoy food it is time!

Food and activities available during the Maid Café!

Two days left until the Maid Café! How about teasing your stomach a little by taking a peek at the menu we’ll offer you on Sunday?
 
Oh, what is this about onigiris, mochis and bubble teas? Why, are we glad you asked! You see, we invited our good friends over at the Fanamanga to come and prepare those amazing specialties of theirs, and they happily obliged! Make sure you don’t miss out on them!
 
Alright, enough talk about food for now, we wouldn’t want to make you too hungry too soon after all. Besides the oh-so-delicious food, the Maid Café is known for featuring ways to entertain yourself, and we are very happy to welcome Les Journées ludiques de Québec to the event once more to provide you with tabletop games and animation starting in the middle of the afternoon! After all, laughing is one healthy way to spend those sneaky calories between meals!
 
And, last but not least, for you brave, brave cosplayers who will be attending, Sephira Photographie will be back with her photobooth, so start practicing those poses! Be careful of stains during the event, though!
 
See you Sunday!

Artist spaces allocated in the Dealers Room

The odds have spoken. Artist spaces have been distributed; whether you’re one of the lucky ones or not, you should receive an email in the next few days.
 
If the odds weren’t in your favor (or even if they were), don’t forget that we have a contest going on for the official poster for our convention, with tables and cash prizes! You can find all the juicy details in our post from October 1st, when the contest began.
 
Thank you to all the artists who submitted for a space, and congratulations to the winners!