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~