Foire Geek is tomorrow!

Featuring countless local artists and geek merchants, Foire Geek is a fantastic place to help spread this amazing culture and get a little something for both you and your loved ones!
See you tomorrow, starting at 10:30am until 5:30pm, at Grand Salon in Université Laval’s Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins!
You may also find more details concerning the artists and merchants who’ll be there by taking a look at the Facebook event!

Drawing contest for our promotional poster, and date at which reservations for the Dealers’ Room will open!

Following last year’s success, we decided to reiterate the drawing contest for our promotional poster for Nadeshicon 2017! The requirements remain fairly the same, with the exception of this edition’s theme. Thus, your drawing will need the following :

  • To star our two mascots, Nadeshiko and Saito.
  • To have one of the two characters wear a traditional japanese outfit, with the other wearing something more modern.
  • To follow the theme of luck, due to the fact that the year will end in 7.
  • To be suitable for a general audience.
  • To represent japanese culture well, since it is the main focus of our convention!

Of course, when talking about a contest, one has to mention the rewards. Unlike last year however, two winners will be selected, instead of one, although only the grand winner’s art will be used. As such, the second place winner will receive :

  • One (1) table in our Dealers’ Room, or $50, to their discretion.

The first place winner will be granted :

  • $50.
  • Two (2) tables in our Dealers’ Room, each tradeable for $50 instead, to their discretion.

The art of the grand winner will be used for promotional purposes, such as the poster and t-shirts, for which no additional royalties will be awarded. However, as per its uses, it is a great opportunity for visibility, so don’t forget to sign your art! So it can be used for thoses purposes, we also require the grand winner to submit us a high-res, colored version, a PDF version, as well as a vectorial, black/white lineart version for the t-shirts, if possible. Since the poster will be in 11×17 format, please make sure the resolution of your drawing is in an adequate resolution.

You may find some of our previous posters and promotional pictures here, which may serve as both references and inspiration.

You have until December 1st 2016 to submit your art at

Also, in other news, reservations for the Dealers’ Room for Nadeshicon 2017 will open on November 1st for merchants and artists alike, at which date the forms will be uploaded to our website. Don’t miss it, because those tables will be gone pretty quickly!

Best of luck to everyone!

Weapon props won’t be allowed during Foire Geek

We wish to inform you that, per Université Laval’s rules, all weapon props are prohibited from the university’s grounds, which includes the Grand Salon, where Foire Geek will be held on October 8th.

Unlike Festival Nadeshicon itself, during which the university grants us a special permission for such props, all weapon replicas, no matter its material or color, are strictly forbidden. This rule applies to both cosplayers and vendors alike.

On a happier note, there are only 36 hours left as of the publication of this post for you to participate in our giveaway for Distant Worlds: Montreal. If you haven’t already, you may find the post concerning it by visiting our Facebook page!

We will have our own tables during the Foire Geek!

Much like our flea market in past Kermesses, you will be able to sell your used articles through our services on Octobre 8th, so it’s the perfect opportunity to find new owners for your comics or your anime figures!
The rules are the same as in past events; we take a 20% cut on sold articles to help fund our festival. We don’t take anything on unsold articles, and return them to their owners.
So, if you want to sell through our services, you only need to bring your items to our tables and tell us at what price you wish to sell it, including our cut. In the case of numerous items, we would appreciate if you could bring a list of them, along with their prices, to accelerate the process. Excel format, on USB flash drive, is not necessary, but would be appreciated.
Oh, one last thing. Since Foire Geek will be replacing Kermesse this year, our usual Kermesse won’t happen. Sorry!

Partial staff nomination!

We are happy to welcome the following people to the team!
  • Security: Marc-André Lamothe and Patrick Beauchesne
  • Traditional Guests Relations: Maxime Girard
  • Pop Guests Relations: Fabienne Marquis
  • Volunteers: Sophie Manseau
  • Panels: Michaël Betty
  • Dealers Room: Charles Beauparlant
  • Technical and IT: Benoit-Pierre Guay
  • Karaoke: Marie-Ève Rigali and Philippe Belleau
  • Graphic Designer and Illustrator: Myriam Bernard
  • Projections: François Vézina
  • Nadeshicon Idol: Manuella Coulombe
  • Gaming Room: Jean-Christophe Morin
  • Masquerade: Kimberly Bouchard
  • Dance Night: Steven Ouellet
Please note that we’re still looking for people for marketing and photographs. If you would be interested in joining the team, please email us at and tell us why you would be the perfect candidate!

Heroes of Nadeshicon on Youtube!

During the masquerade of Nadeshicon 2016, we showed you a video of our two cosplay guests, Jessie “Nienna Surion” Frenette and Félicia “Darkarnival Butler” Dussault, realizing cosplays for a friendly bout.
With the World Cosplay Summit drawing closer, we invite you to watch it again and cheer for our two canadian representatives in the coming competition!
A huge thank you to everyone involved, especially Jessie and Félicia, Rebecca Tremblay for editing the video, and Luduc for being such a good sport and agreeing to being the host!

Foire Geek de Québec is associating with Nadeshicon for its third edition!

In partnership with Nadeshicon and taking place on October 8th in Grand Salon, Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, Université Laval, this edition will once again feature numerous local artists and merchants in order to celebrate the culture that is so dear to us and to gather funds for a charity that will be revealed at a later date!

Make sure to Like Foire Geek de Québec’s Facebook page, especially so if you are an artist or merchant looking to sell at the event, as all the info can be found there!

Here’s also the Event page, so you don’t miss it!

Ouverture des postes de directeurs

Le temps est venu de faire l’appel de candidatures pour les directeurs, communément appelés staffs, responsables des différents aspects de l’édition 2017 du Festival Nadeshicon!

Les postes suivants sont donc ouverts :

Directeur de la sécurité
Directeur des invités
Directeur marketing et médias
Directeur des bénévoles
Directeur des panels
Directeur de la salle marchande
Directeur technique et informatique
Directeur karaoké
Directeur des projections
Directeur du Nadeshicon Idol
Directeur de la Gaming Room
Directeur de la mascarade
Directeur de la soirée dansante
Directeur des photographes

Les tâches et responsabilités de chacun sont décrites en détail dans le document ci-joint.

Notez que tous ces postes requièrent une grande autonomie, de la débrouillardise, ainsi qu’un sens de l’initiative et des responsabilités. Car ils auront à rencontrer l’organisation plus ou moins fréquemment, les directeurs devront aussi être en mesure de se rendre à l’Université Laval lorsque nécessaire. De plus, certains directeurs devront, à leur discrétion, se construire une équipe sur laquelle ils auront autorité afin de répartir les différentes tâches associées à leur rôle. Seuls les directeurs auront à entrer en contact avec les organisateurs du festival ; ils représenteront donc leur équipe et se chargeront de transmettre les informations pertinentes entre l’organisation et leur équipe.
Les postes nécessitant une équipe sont spécifiés dans le document ci-joint. Les directeurs ne requérant pas d’équipe devront tout de même se dénicher un assistant qui les aidera et, lors du festival, les remplacera au besoin. Ces absences doivent cependant demeurer rares ; nous nous attendons des directeurs qu’ils respectent leurs engagements en tout temps au cours de l’événement. À moins qu’autrement spécifié, le mandat des directeurs s’étend jusqu’au post-mortem qui aura lieu quelques semaines après l’édition 2017 du festival Nadeshicon.

Si vous désirez vous présenter pour un des postes, vous n’avez qu’à envoyer un courriel à dans lequel vous nous ferez part du poste que vous souhaitez, de vos motivations, ainsi que des raisons pour lesquelles nous vous choisirions, dont notamment vos expériences en lien avec le rôle désiré. À noter que ceci n’est pas une embauche formelle, et qu’un C.V. n’est donc pas nécessaire ; une présentation soignée reste toutefois de mise. L’appel de candidatures se termine le 1 juin 2016.

Au plaisir de vous avoir dans l’équipe!

Post-mortem for Nadeshicon 2016

Since we’re on the topic of feedback, we’ll be holding a post-mortem meeting for Nadeshicon 2016, during which we’ll discuss the strong points, as well as the weak points, of this year’s festival. It will be held on Saturday, May 7th, starting at noon, in room 3105 of Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, on Université Laval’s campus.
You are therefore more than welcome if you wish to give us your feedback on the event!

Feedback on the festival

The numbers are in! We were about 2300 people in the halls of Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins between April 1st and 3rd! Thank you all for coming to our event!
With that said, wether you attended our festival or not, we would like to receive your comments so that we can make our convention even better in the future. To that end, we created an online survey to collect your feedback. However, bear in mind that it is in French.
Thank you for your time!

Nadeshicon 2016 is now over

And so ends Nadeshicon 2016. The closing ceremony is starting as we speak in Salle Hydro-Québec, after which we will be heading to panel A to hear your comments about our event, as well as your suggestions.
We would like to thank all of you who attended this year’s edition of our convention, and hope you had as much fun as we did throughout the weekend! See you hopefully on March 31st, April 1st and 2nd 2017!