G-Anime

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G-Anime
GAnimeLogo.png
G-Anime's logo
Status Active
Venue Palais des congrès de Gatineau
Four Points Sheraton Gatineau
Location(s) Gatineau, Quebec
Country Canada
Inaugurated 2009
Attendance 2,200 in 2014
Organized by La Société d'Animation Japonaise de Gatineau (SAJG)
Website
http://www.ganime.ca/

G-Anime is an annual weekend anime convention held in late January in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada at the Palais des congrès de Gatineau and the Four Points Sheraton Gatineau. The convention is run and organized by La Société d'Animation Japonaise de Gatineau (SAJG)[1] and is one of two anime conventions in the Ottawa-Gatineau Area.

Programming[edit]

G-Anime's events, attractions and activities, just like most other anime conventions, include a Dealers Room and an Artists Alley, anime screenings, panels and workshops, AMV contests, game shows, cosplay events (Masquerade, Cosplay Chess, Fashion Show, etc.), and video games stations (Gaming Room).

History[edit]

The idea for a new anime convention started when an organization called SOAP[2] announced in summer 2008 that the 4th edition of their convention AC-Cubed[3] was cancelled. In an effort to replace the local convention (AC-Cubed was in Ottawa, which along with Gatineau, are part of the National Capital Region of Canada), G-Anime was created. The convention's first edition was held on February 7–8, 2009.

Starting in 2012, G-Anime was held on 3 days and featured 24-hour programming (overnight at the Four Points Sheraton hotel).

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Attendance Guests
February 7–8, 2009 Palais des congrès de Gatineau
Gatineau, Quebec
828 Maral "Sarcasm-hime" Agnerian, Anne-Marie Morin Bérard, Marc Bellier, Brigade SnW, Benoît Cécyre, Lucie Fontaine, Hubert Gagnon, Julien Mathern, Dawn "Kaijugal" McKechnie, Charles Mohapel, and Stéphanie Rivard.[4]
February 6–7, 2010 Palais des congrès de Gatineau
Gatineau, Quebec
1,020 Adaptations GJ, Maral "Sarcasm-hime" Agnerian, Anne-Marie Morin Bérard, Catherine Bonneau, Brigade SnW, Hubert Corriveau, François-Nicolas Dolan, Ed the Sock, Lucie Fontaine, Liana K, David Laurin, Julien Mathern, Dawn "Kaijugal" McKechnie, Charles Mohapel, Sébastien Reding, Stéphane Rivard, Nicholas Savard-L'Herbier, David Stephenson, Ontario Anime Society.[5]
February 5–6, 2011 Palais des congrès de Gatineau
Gatineau, Quebec
1,267 Alison Acton, Maral "Sarcasm-hime" Agnerian, Marie Bilodeau, Brigade SnW, Benoît Cécyre, Hubert Corriveau, Ricky Dick, Patrick Gilliland, Liana K, Kyowa Québec, Julien Mathern, Dawn "Kaijugal" McKechnie, Charles Mohapel, Jay Odjick, Laurence "Pomme" Perreault, Adam Smith.[6]
January 27–29, 2012 Palais des congrès de Gatineau
Four Points Sheraton Gatineau
Gatineau, Quebec
1,486
(estimated)
Marie Bilodeau, Brigade SnW, Benoît Cécyre, Victoria "Vickybunnyangel" Chin, Lee Ann Farruga, Samuel "FullmetalSam" Lachance, Alexandre Lalancette, Michaël Larouche, Julien Mathern, Krystal "Kudrel" Messier, Charles Mohapel, Jay Odjick, Laurence "Pomme" Perreault, Pinku! Project, Frank Pitiot, Géraldine "GebGeb" Robert, Adam Smith, David Stephenson, Christine "Criic" Turcotte, Elise Vézina-Easey, René Walling.[7]
January 25–27, 2013 Palais des congrès de Gatineau
Four Points Sheraton Gatineau
Gatineau, Quebec
1,862
(estimated)
The 404s, L'Académie des chasseurs de primes, Jackie Berger (French Guest of Honor), J-F Bibeau, Marie Bilodeau, Benoît Cécyre, Hubert Corriveau, Megan "MeltingMirror" Elle, Sam "Painxsorrow" Farman (canceled), Suzie "Suki" Girard, Mel Gosselin, Terri Hawkes (English Guest of Honor), Irulanne, Geneviève "CelticSakura" La Haye, Melissa "Jusdepomme" Langlois, Michaël Larouche, Julien Mathern, Charles Mohapel, Mark Nguyen, Noiz (Japanese Guests of Honor), Jay Odjick, Lindsay Anne "Dart: Dense Boy" Pattillo, Laurence "Pomme" Perreault, Pinku! Project, David Stephenson, Jolie Stripes, Christine "Criic" Turcotte, Elise Vézina-Easey, Olivier Visentin.[8]
January 24-26, 2014 Palais des congrès de Gatineau
Four Points Sheraton Gatineau
Gatineau, Quebec
2,200
(estimated)
Joueur du Grenier (French Guest of Honor), Thierry Bourdon (French Guest of Honor), L'Orchestre de jeux vidéos (OJV), Testeur Alpha, Press Start 2 Play, HOSHI*FURU, The 404s, Jolie Stripes (cancelled), Frederick "Frederick Käppel" Dalpé, Raphael "Bloody Funeral" Desruisseaux, DeAnna "It's Raining Neon" Davis, Hitsurie Yuki, Hubert Corriveau, Michaël Larouche, Stephanie "Cadney" Medeiros, Christine "Criic" Turcotte, Laurence "Pomme" Perreault, Julien Mathern, J-F Bibeau, Charles Mohapel, Elise Vézina-Easey, Yves Bourgelas, Jay Odjick, Marie Bilodeau. [9]

Chibi G-Anime[edit]

Since 2012, the SAJG held a 1-day convention called Chibi G-Anime on a Saturday in July at a hotel in midtown Gatineau. Featuring a reduced programming list and a smaller number of exhibitors, Chibi G-Anime caters to summer convention-goers of the Ottawa-Gatineau Area and beyond during the inter-convention period between Anime North in Toronto and Otakuthon in Montreal, a generally lull period where there are no major fan conventions in either of the 3 cities.

Dates Location Guests
July 7, 2012 Clarion Hotel
Gatineau, Quebec
...
July 13, 2013 Quality Inn & Suites
Gatineau, Quebec
Luduc (cancelled), J-F Bibeau, Elise Vézina-Easey, Krystal "Kudrel" Messier.[10]

Mascot[edit]

Drawing of G-Anime's mascot named Gamine
Gamine, G-Anime's mascot

Gamine (French for "little brat"), a play on the convention's name, was chosen as the mascot's name during the first convention by the winner of a cosplay contest where participants had to dress like her. She is recognizable by her reddish hair, her turquoise eyes and her purple clothing.

See also[edit]

  • Naru2u, Ottawa area's other anime convention

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Gatineau Japanese Animation Society
  2. ^ Society for Ottawa's Anime Promotion
  3. ^ AC3, or ACCC, the Anime Convention in the Capital of Canada
  4. ^ "G-Anime 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved January 28, 2009. 
  5. ^ "G-Anime 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved January 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ "G-Anime 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved January 26, 2011. 
  7. ^ "G-Anime 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  8. ^ "G-Anime 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  9. ^ "G-Anime 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ http://chibi.ganime.ca/en/guests/

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