Come dance with the band TurboQuest!
TurboQuest is a rock band with metal influences that takes the classics of the video game world while bringing a whole new dimension.
The five musicians share the same two passions, those of music and, of course, video games. Each having a very fulfilled musical background, each musician brings a unique touch and a distinct sound, both in writing and in interpretation.
Sometimes heavy, sometimes melodic, TurboQuest will transport you from one universe to another and make the gamer in you vibrate with nostalgia.
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Martin Savard is a Rakugo enthusiast.
What is Rakugo?
Rakugo is a form of traditional Japanese comedy. It is characterized by a narrator (the Rakugoka) who tells a humorous story using only a fan and a small cushion as props, seated on a tatami in front of an audience seated in a circle.
The story told by the Rakugoka is often a short story, based on a main character who finds himself in an absurd or comical situation. Stories usually have an unexpected ending that makes the audience laugh.
Although Rakugo is traditionally told in Japanese, it has also been adapted into other languages, including English and French. It is moreover a wish of Martin Savard to interpret the tales and legends of Quebec in the Japanese way.
Come and meet him at his panel named Rakugo: les contes insolents.
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Marie-Claude Bourbonnais is a cosplayer passionate about Japanese art, fashion and popular culture. Patternmaker and professional seamstress specializing in costume making, she participated in her first convention in 2010. Since then, she has participated in dozens of conventions in Canada, the United States and Mexico and has also been invited to conventions in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Romania, Belgium and Italy.
She crafts her costumes using all kinds of materials, from textiles to leather, resin to fiberglass and so much more!
Come meet her at her panel as she answers all your questions!
Gunpla Montréal (GMTL) will be with us for the 2023 edition of Nadeshicon!
Are you passionate about Gunpla? Want to learn more about Gunpla? Want to see the largest Gunpla exhibit in North America? Well you won’t be disappointed!
Go meet them at their various panels and in their workshop. You will see how overflowing and contagious their passion is!
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Chado Urasenke Tankokai de Québec have the mission to make known the way of tea.
In Japanese culture, tea is more than just a drink. It is a symbol of hospitality, respect and harmony. The practice of the tea ceremony emphasizes the importance of mindfulness, discipline, and attention to detail.
Come and attend their tea ceremony to discover more about this century-old art.
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Come and meet the Espace Japon Shodo Club during a workshop on Japanese calligraphy.
Japanese calligraphy is often used to write poems, maxims and proverbs, as well as names and titles for works of art. The characters are traced using brushes and ink on paper or fabric.
You will learn more about this artistic writing while the Shodo Club will share its knowledge on the different techniques and tools used to allow you to create your own works!
Come meet Team AnniMae, the cosplaying duo of Annichie Designs and Mae-Gwyn.
They are veterans of masquerades and the proud representatives of Canada for the World Cosplay Summit 2023.
Team AnniMae will host 3 panels that will help you better understand the World Cosplay Summit, plan a stage performance, and how to develop or start a cosplay YouTube channel!
Here’s their message for you:
“This message is for you, festival-goers: Come and share the festive energy of our performance! We will also present a Japanese drums performance and a traditional dance called “Bon Odori”. Dance with us and enjoy yourself with Komachi Montreal!”
Come and see them in large numbers and let yourself be transported to Japan!
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