Maid Café – September 2018

The ever popular Maid Café will take place on September 23, 2018! Come have a taste of Japanese dishes and snacks during this new autumn edition of Nadeshicon’s Maid Café! Well known for its table service by maids and butlers, the event will, as always, be held in Grand Salon, Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, on the Université Laval campus.

Looking for one more reason to dress fancy? You would like to volunteer to be a maid or a butler during the event? Look no further! Send us your application at [email protected]! Please note that you need your own outfit.

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

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.

Regarding the new location

Many of you have, rightfully so, raised questions and worries regarding our move to Quebec City’s Convention Centre for Nadeshicon 2019. We would like to take some time and address some of them.
Most likely the most important and noticeable change that will come with the new location is the space allocated to each and every activities. In the past, some rooms, especially the show room and Dealers Room, have suffered from severe lack of space. The Convention Centre will allow for a much more adequate area to be dedicated to them and people participating in them. We are especially glad we will be able to welcome more artists in the Dealers Room from now on, as they were hit the hardest by space restrictions.
Panels and screenings will also benefit from more freedom. Regulations being more lax at the Convention Centre, certain types of content that were either declined or had their presentation altered to respect the rules will have a lot more breathing room from now on.
Following the same vibe, cosplay props and accessories will also suffer from fewer restrictions, due to the venue not being an educational institution anymore. Gun Gale Online cosplayers rejoice!
Amongst the most discussed aspects of the move, pricing was without a doubt the most common. While we cannot go into any details yet, the new location will make implementing single-day tickets a lot easier due to it not being a public establishment like our previous venue. However, parking will inevitably be more expensive as some of you pointed out.
And last but not least, we heard concerns in regards to the atmosphere of the convention. We strongly believe that you will still find the same homely, warm atmosphere you have come to expect from our event. The location may change, but the core of the festival remains in you and us.
This move is, as you may guess, an exciting new chapter for us. A lot of the aspects that make up the event need to be re-evaluated or even rebuilt from scratch, which is why we can’t go into a lot of details just yet. We can only really ask that you keep an eye on our page as we cross this bridge over the next 12 or so months, and join us on this journey to a brave new world~

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…