Learn Japanese in Québec City!

L’École de Langues de l’Université Laval, who hosted an introductory panel to Japanese during the latest edition of our convention, offers classes throughout the year in Pavillon Charles-De-Koninck for those who would like to learn to use this beautiful language! Learn from energetic teachers and discover how wonderful the Japanese language is!

You may refer to this flyer (French) to learn more about the Japanese classes offered by École de Langues de l’Université Laval.

Post-mortem, new executive council, and Nadeshicon 2016!

We will be holding a public post-mortem meeting to look back on Nadeshicon 2015 on saturday, May 16th, starting at 1pm in room 2249 of Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins of Université Laval. The goal of the meeting will be to take your comments and suggestions concerning the latest edition of our festival so that we can make sure next year’s will be even better, so be sure to come!

The post-mortem meeting will also be time for the team of Nadeshicon 2015 to officially step down and let the new executive council for Nadeshicon 2016 take the reins! We would like you to welcome them:

-Maude Cuerrier, president
-Jonathan Gauvin-Richard, vice-president
-Mathieu Deshaies, treasurer
-Benjamin Lampron, commmunications
-Michaël Betty, secretary

We are confident that they will be able to meet your expectations and that they will give birth to the greatest edition of Nadeshicon yet!

Last but not least, we have recently created the Facebook event for Nadeshicon 2016, which will be held from April 1st to April 3rd, in Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins of Université Laval! Don’t be afraid to join it and share your cosplay progress!

Thank you so much for all of your support!

Review of the convention

Hello everyone!

We hope you had a great time at the 5th edition of our convention! It was our biggest edition so far; you exceeded even our most generous estimates in terms of attendance, with 1832 festival-goers, around fifty panelists, over sixty volunteers including the teams for the masquerade and the fashion show, as well as over 140 merchants, artists and exhibitors. Add the organisation team, the security team and the hundred guests to that, and we were over 2200 in pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins during the week-end! It was a huge success for us, and we have you to thank for that.

Of course, the success of our festival isn’t only based on math. We had the talented and famous Mika Kobayashi give not only one, but two shows. We hope you were able to attend atleast one of them, as her voice and stage presence were incredible! We will have a hard time finding a guest as amazing as her for next year’s convention, but we will do our best!

Arashi Daiko’s show was another must-see of the week-end. Through the unrivaled power of their taikos, they were able to recreate the history of Japan, be it its wars or its traditions. They even had the people attending try playing their intimidating drums!

Christopher Macdonald’s panels were another event we did not want to miss! It is no easy task to find a greater fan of Japan’s culture and animation than mister Macdonald, and, with his insight on the industry, his panels are a must for anyone even remotely interested in japanese culture!

Last but not least, while several other events and activities would have deserved to be in this list, we want to save this last spot for the amazing cosplayers who attended our convention. We witnessed it during the week-end and keep witnessing it through photos: your cosplays were astounding! We can’t help but be in awe before the passion that burns in you and all the work you put in it! The masquerade was a resounding success, and we have you to thank for that!

Speaking of thanks, we would like to give a special shoutout to a person very important to us. For two years straight, Laurent Fleury has acted as a volunteer interpreter and translator for our japanese guests. He traveled from Montreal and even took days off his job to give us his help, without ever asking for anything in return. We wouldn’t hope to find a kinder and more energetic interpreter, and, as such, would like to give him the gratitude he deserves. Thank you so very much Laurent, and we hope to keep working with you for many years to come!

As a last note, Le Site du Japon has published an article about us! You can read it here (French).

Also note that the Facebook event for the 2016 edition of our festival should be created soon! Also, a post-mortem meeting will be held in the near future to get your feedback on our convention. Please keep an eye out, as the date and location will soon be announced!

Again, thank you very much for your support everyone!

Last day of the con!

We’re already Sunday! Don’t miss out on the second martial arts display, held by different dojos, the tea ceremony, the OPJV show, the second signing session with Mika Kobayashi, as well as all the other amazing activities that will be happening throughoutt the day!

Don’t forget that bracelets for the OPJV show will be handed out starting at 10am at the table in front of Salle Hydro-Québec! Grab one while you still can! Don’t be too stressed, however, if, by the time you get here, they’re all gone; we will be livestreaming the show in Le Cercle, on the fourth floor.

We can’t wait to see you again 🙂

Registration is open!

Come as soon as you can so you don’t miss out on the martial arts display in Le Cercle (on the 4th floor) at 10am! You wouldn’t want to miss it!

We would also like to inform you that, due to the resounding success of yesterday’s show, Mika Kobayashi is all out of CDs to sell, and therefore won’t be able to sell any after her show this afternoon or in the Dealers Room throughout the day.

Speaking of miss Kobayashi’s show, bracelets for both this show and the masquerade will be available starting at 10am at a table in front of Salle Hydro-Québec. Small reminded that Mika Kobayashi’s show will be at 3:30pm, and the masquerade at 6pm. Both of them will also be streamed live in Le Cercle, again on the fourth floor. Also note that registration to the masquerade will be from 11am to noon, at another table in front of Salle Hydro-Québec.

As for all the other activities today, you may find the full schedule either in your programme or online.

Lastly, we invite you to follow on Twitter to keep in touch with our posts throughout the convention!

Enjoy the con!

Registration starts now!

We’re ready to welcome you at the reception desk! Keep in mind however that activities will only start in one hour, at 5pm!

Here’s a reminder of the main activites of the day:
-Mika Kobayashi’s first show at 9pm. The bracelets will be handed out starting at 5pm in front of Salle Hydro-Québec.
-The opening ceremony at 5pm in Salle Hydro-Québec.
-The panel « 20 Otaku Mecca of Japan », by Christopher Mcdonald, at 6pm in panel A.
-The panel « Dépannage de Cosplay – Cosplay Troubleshooting », by Melting Mirror, in panel B at the same time.
-« Oui, je suis master mais… », by WildRose in panel A at 7pm.
-« L’arcade, la disparition d’une culture », by Puissance Maximale, at 8pm in panel A.
-« Con running: the why, the how! », by WildRose at 10pm in panel C.

Don’t forget that the flea market will be happening from 5pm to 10pm in room 3344, and screenings will be going throughout the evening.

Have fun!