Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith With all the hype modern gamers experience for each new Triple-A release, it’s difficult to see the gaming industry in more depth than what is in front of us: big titles coming from big name studios. … Continue reading GDX Edmonton 2016 celebrates best in Alberta gaming industry
Written by Russ Dobler It’s a new holiday tradition! Drink for a week straight then take the rest of the month off before coming back to list the old year’s top nerdish science stories just before Valentine’s Day. Be mine? … Continue reading ICYMI: The Top 4 Nerdy Science Stories of 2015
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith It can be a long stretch between the end of con season (September/October) and the beginning of the next (March/April). Thankfully, Edmontonians refuse to let a little thing like the weather get in the way of celebrating fandoms. Edmonton’s main winter convention, A Taste of Animethon (ATOA), will be holding it’s seventh annual event on January 22 and 23 at a new location this year: the Shaw Conference Centre. A miniature version of the Alberta Society for Asian Popular Arts’ main summer event, Animethon, ATOA began in 2010 as a way to tide anime fans over until … Continue reading Con Watch: A Taste of Animethon 2016
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith In the past year and a half, I’ve been to eight different comic, entertainment, or anime-related conventions. I’ve plain-clothed it at some and cosplayed at most. And the differences I’ve found between the comic cons and … Continue reading Keeping it kawaii: thoughts on the culture of anime conventions
Written by Russ Dobler *PLEASE NOTE: this article contains spoilers regarding the new Thor. You have been warned. The comic book industry has an enviable problem. While its once vast sea of publishing colleagues continues to suffer huge attrition rates, … Continue reading Why can’t comics companies figure out what women want?
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Creative Edmonton, our city’s go-to pop-up market specialists, will be holding their next event on Friday, June 5th from 6:30pm to 11:30pm at MacEwan University (Building 6, 10700 104 Avenue). The Heroes vs. Villains market will … Continue reading Creative Edmonton presents: Heroes vs. Villains
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Eek Fest is back—bigger, better, and nerdier. Embarking on its second year, the convention brings a slew of pop culture-related activities and events to the St. Albert area. And swag—don’t forget the swag. With 3,000 attendees … Continue reading Eek Fest returns for second year