Presentation of the next theme for Festival Nadeshicon 2019!

Speaking of the 2018 edition, we received word concerning the final count of attendees! We were approximately 2350 in Pavillon Desjardins-Pollack during that weekend, discovering and spreading the love for Japanese culture and its various aspects! Thank you so very much!

While all the organizers, staff, guests, merchants, artists and atteendees rest after a lively year, Nadeshiko and Saito are already getting ready for what’s coming next…

The theme for the 2019 edition of Festival Nadeshicon is Japanese mythology!

 

Art created by : Kunyue

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Post-mortem and survey!

Attendees, volunteers, staff and everyone else are invited to participate at the post-mortem of Festival Nadeshicon 2018. It will take place May 5th at 1:00 P.M. You can come participate at room 3105 at the Maurice-Pollack Pavilion at Université Laval. This will allow us to create an even better edition for 2019.

Also, here is a link for a small survey that will allow us to take the pulse of whether you came to Festival Nadeshicon or not, and of your interests.

And thus ends this 8th edition of Festival Nadeshicon!

With its wide variety of charismatic guests from all around the continent, a show room packed so full with content our IT team no longer understands what rest is, passionate panelists who shared their love for a wide variety of topics, ranging from how technology can be used for cosplay to a lesson about shogi, a huge team of volunteers who oiled this gargantuan machine of an event, wondeful staff who prepared the various aspects and activites you enjoyed, and of course, the amazing attendees who rocked Université Laval during this weekend.
 
Thank you all for coming, we hope you had a blast. See you next year, this time in Quebec City’s convention center!

Nadeshicon starts tomorrow!

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that, despite everything going on, it is very important for you to stay hydrated, to sleep and to eat. When it comes to eating, you really have no excuse; there’s food everywhere!
 
Starting on site, we have our very own Nadeshicon Café, situated in the Gaming Room, where you will be able to get hot dogs and donuts for a very low price. In the Dealers Room, you may find the Fanamanga serving various dishes and beverages at the counter. Are also on site the Fou AELIÉS Café, the university pub, and the Chez Alphonse convenience store.
 
Just a short distance from the venue, one may find Place Ste-Foy and Place Laurier, both of which host a number of food counters, and Pyramide Ste-Foy, in which various restaurants do business. Also right next to the campus is La Cuisine Ludique, the gaming restaurant that is helping us with the Gaming Room this year! Head over there and enjoy the atmosphere, as well as the delicious comfort food.
Variety is really not an issue here, so go ahead and eat your fill! After all, having fun is good and all, but taking care of yourself is just as important! See you tomorrow!

Boutique Imaginaire to host a raffle at Nadeshicon!

Imaginaire, your one stop for geek and otaku products in Quebec City, will be hosting 3 raffles during Nadeshicon! Stop by their table in the atrium of the festival to receive one ticket to put toward one of them!
 
But that’s not all! Visit their store and show your Nadeshicon badge to get 10% off their Manga section, as well as two additional tickets for the raffles! And it’s really close to the venue, too! Don’t miss out on this chance to win awesome prizes, and buy some nice stuff at a discount!

La Cuisine Ludique joins the battle!

Partner for the Gaming Room, La Cuisine Ludique will supply the gear you will be battling with, digitally of course, during the weekend, as well as sofas. Yes, sofas! As if the Gaming Room wasn’t going to feel cozy enough, they’re going to host some Werewolves of Millers Hollow games on Saturday night, so join us in unmasking those bloodthirsty beasts! Or maybe you’re in the mood for a little night snack…

The programme and the schedule are now available!

The wait is over! The PDF versions of the schedule and the programme are now available on our website! Plan out your weekend, write down those questions for our guests before they float away, take a trip down memory’s lane looking for anecdotes for certain panels, and get those thumbs up to shape for the gaming tournaments!

Association de Chado Urasenke Tankokai de Québec will be hosting the tea ceremony!

You know, sometimes a festival can be a bit hectic, so how about a quick break from it? Its roots deep within Japanese culture, tea has developped, over the centuries, its own customs and traditions. The tea ceremony, through which they take shape, will allow you to escape the craze of the con and live a peaceful and enlightening experience.
 
You may find the Association de Chado Urasenke Tankokai de Québec’s bio in the Guests section.

Martial arts exhibitions!

Several martial art dojos, both new and old, will be performing exhibitions at Nadeshicon! Ranging from iaido to lightsabers, there will be something for everyone. Let yourself be inspired by their philosophies and discipline!
 
You may find the complete list of represented dojos, their school, and their description over in the Guests section.