Doll Dammaj Cosplay at Nadeshicon!

Made up of DaMaaj Cosplay and Kaoru Doll Cosplay, Doll Damaaj Cosplay has been a highlight of masquerades all over since 2015. Experiments and challenges being their daily bread, they take on every new project from a different angle, either it be a new technique, a new material, a new style of choreography, or, more often than not, all of the above.
 
Talented yet down to earth, they enjoy sharing tips and tricks with fellow cosplayers, and discussing just about anything, so don’t be shy and go up to them!
 
You may find their bio in the Guests section.

CelticSakura and Mathi Cosplay, Team Canada for the 2018 WCS, will be at Nadeshicon!

Known together as Voodoo Cherry, the two cosplayers only started teaming up back in 2016. Quite the alliance, the team would go on to win the Canadian preliminaries for World Cosplay Summit the next year, and will be flying over to Nagoya, Japan, this summer for the big event! Come cheer them on before they leave to compete with other amazing cosplayers from around the world!
 
You may find CelticSakura and Mathi’s bio in the Guests section.

Guest of honour unveiled!

Director, voice director, voice actor, writer, and best friend a certain hero clad in green could ever ask for, James D. Mortellaro is a man of many, many talents especially known for his work in the video games industry. With titles such as Hitman, Horizon Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy and, more recently, 2017 Game of the Year winner The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild on his resume, James has a vast and deep understanding of what happens both in front and behind the microphone, on top of his experience in various different yet close disciplines, like copywriting, improv, and cinema.

Whether you’re interested in what goes into bringing a video game world to life, or you are curious about the ins and outs of voice work more specifically, or maybe simply just have fond memories of the titles he has worked on, don’t miss out on this chance to learn about all the passion that goes into this craft from one of the pillars of the industry.

Head over to the Guests section to read James’s bio.

Valérie Lévesque at Nadeshicon!

Whether we like it or not, cooking is a central part of all of our lives. To some, it may seem like a chore, a waste of time, or even an actual issue. Such vile representations of the culinary arts stop here!
 
Perfect mix of happiness, simplicity which may easily be mistaken for sorcery, and a touch of “kawaii”, Les Bentos de Valérie are an endless source of inspiration to make lunchtime one of the highlights of the day. Forget about culinary struggles; transform your kitchen into a canvas and create your next chef-d’oeuvre!
 
You may find Valérie’s website here (French).
 
To read Valérie’s bio, head over to the Guests section.

Dez, the man behind Frivolesque, will be at Nadeshicon!

Creator of the popular webcomic Frivolesque, Etienne Desilets-Trempe gets his inspiration from both “4-koma” manga and daily life over here, resulting in a charming mix of cultures that anime fans here can deeply relate to and easily fall in love with.
 
You may read frivolesque on its official website.
 
You may find Dez’s bio in the Guests section.

Martin Savard to perform Rakugo at Nadeshicon!

In love with Japanese culture for many years now, Martin Savard set out on the mission to adapt Rakugo to the French language. Performance art in which the storyteller, alone and sitting on their knees, only has their upper body, a paper fan, a small cloth and, most importantly, their voice to carry the story, Rakugo has been part of Japanese culture for well over a thousand years. Adapting such a polished discipline is not something you want to miss!
 
And yet, as if setting out on such an endeavour was not enough, Martin will also be hosting a workshop on shōgi, this intriguing Japanese version of chess. Come discover these lesser known, yet no less fascinating, facets of Japanese culture!
 
You may find more info on Martin Savard in the Guests section.

Phil Mizuno to guest at Nadeshicon!

Notorious Ontarian cosplayer, Phil Mizuno is a pillar of cosplay internationally. Through his incredible talent and irresistible charisma, he not only seeks to share his love for the craft, but also a little positivity throughout the world. Touching upon countless franchises and medias, his cosplays will stun you with their quality and fidelity and, who knows, maybe they’ll inspire you to give cosplay a go as well!
 
You may find Phil’s biography in the Guests section.
 

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.
 

HOSHI★FURU unable to attend the event; Tortuga to offer a performance instead!

We are sorry to inform you that HOSHI★FURU will be unable to perform this coming weekend. The news of the band disbanding came as a blow to us, as fans ourselves, and we sincerely wish the best to all the members in the future. The group also sent us a letter for you all, their fans, which you may read here.
 
With that being said, we did not have much time to mourn, for the gods of metal required a tribute. Rock and metal fans rejoice, for the Montreal-based band Tortuga will present you, on stage, their interpretation of some of the greatest classic video game themes including Megaman II, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Undertale, F-Zero and more! You definitely won’t want to miss it, so gather all your friends, and come let yourself rock to the nostalgia!
 
You may find more information concerning Tortuga in the Guests page.