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.

Orchestre Portable de Jeux Vidéo is back at Nadeshicon!

While we’re on the topic of video game scores, allow yourself to be transported to these beloved virtual worlds with the portable branch of L’Orchestre de Jeux Vidéo. Once again filling the air of the Hydro-Quebec room with the sweet aroma of nostalgia, they will be bringing the songs from your favorite video games to full bloom with their orchestra!
 
Head over to the Guests section to read the OPJV’s bio.

Registration form for the masquerade!

The rules and registration form for the masquerade are now available, so you can print the registration form and fill it out before the festival! That being said, just filling it does not guarantee you an entry into the masquerade; you must present yourself at registration, starting at 6pm on Friday or 9am on Saturday, and hand in your form there. Blank forms will also be available on site if, for one reason or another, you can’t fill it ahead of time.
 
No forms sent to the management, electronically or not, will be accepted.
 
Registrations are limited to 20 teams per registration session, for a total of 40 entries, no exceptions.
 

Meeting for volunteers!

For those of you who are going to give us some of your time during the con, as well as for those who may still be on the fence about it, we will be holding a meeting to give you all the information you may need so that you’re ready for the event! Here’s when and where the meeting will be held:
 
  • Date: April 4th
  • Time: 7pm
  • Location: Room 3105, Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, Université Laval, Quebec City
See you there!

Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey at Nadeshicon!

Five-time world champion in competitive Counter-Strike and game designer, missharvey lives and breathes video games. Born in Beauport, she travels the world to compete in eSports tournaments against other professionals, and was just in Haikou, China, where she and her team won 3rd place. Coming back to her homeland, she will be at Nadeshicon on Sunday, April 8th, to meet you and share her experience in the pro-gaming world.
 
Head over to our website to read missharvey’s in the Guests section.

Reminder for the flea market!

You were looking through your stuff for that old Dragon Ball manga collection of yours when you stumbled upon your Sailor Moon one instead and, reliving your childhood memories, you completely forgot about the flea market? Fear not, we’re here to remind you!
 
Here’s what you need to know about the flea market:
  • You deposit the items you wish to sell at the market’s counter while the market is open during the festival, and specify the price at which you wish to sell them
  • We sell them for you
  • You come get your money and unsold items later during the festival, again while the market is open
  • We take a 20% cut on the specified price on sold items; unsold items are given back to you free of charge
  • You’re thinking of selling a lot of stuff? Fill out this document and bring it with you when depositing your items to accelerate things!
You have nothing to lose by trying to sell your geek and japanese items, and it may even allow you to get that beautiful print your eye has been glued to in the dealers room!

Jean-François Bibeau to host activities at Nadeshicon!

Author and animator in conventions, Jean-François Bibeau is an adept at creating fun times. Featuring a mix of game mechanics and improv, his activities will be awaiting you at the festival, whether you wish to participate or simply be part of the audience! In the meantime, drop by his Facebook page to find the many web series he is working on.
 
You may find Jean-François’s bio in the Guests section.

Komachi Montreal to brighten up the weekend!

We know conventions can be exhausting, so why not fill those batteries back up with some Japanese folk dance! The troupe will be performing dances from across all of Japan, and even teach you some so that you too can join in on the fun! It’s time to spread some joy!

Head over to the Guests section to find Komachi Montreal’s bio.