Nadeshicon

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Nadeshicon
Status Active
Venue Université Laval
Location(s) Quebec City, Quebec
Country Canada
Inaugurated 2011
Attendance 1000+ in 2013
Organized by Club Animé Québec (CAQ) [1]
Filing status Non-profit

Nadeshicon is a Japanese culture / anime convention held in April in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada at Université Laval[2] (Laval University), in the Alphonse-Desjardins and Maurice-Pollack buildings. The convention is run and organized by Club Animé Québec (CAQ), an extracurricular student association and nonprofit organization. It is recognized as one of the main Japanese cultural events in the city. Like most other anime conventions, Nadeshicon's events, attractions and activities include a Dealer's Room and an Artists Alley, anime screenings, panels and workshops, AMV contests, game shows, cosplay events (Masquerade, Fashion Show, etc.), and video games stations (Gaming Room). A part of the convention is also dedicated to cultural Japanese activities.

Programming[edit]

Like most other anime conventions, Nadeshicon's events, attractions and activities include a Dealer's Room and an Artists Alley, anime screenings, panels and workshops, AMV contests, game shows, cosplay events (Masquerade, Fashion Show, etc.), and video games stations (Gaming Room). A part of the convention is also dedicated to Japanese cultural activities.

  • Art: a Dealer's Room and an Artists Alley
  • Cosplay events: Masquerade, Fashion Show, etc.
  • Gaming: Video games stations (Gaming Room)
  • Merchandise:
  • Music:
  • Panels and workshops:
  • Saturday Night Dance:
  • Video screenings: Anime music video|AMV
  • Other attractions:

History[edit]

Nadeshicon had its beginnings with a single day celebrating Japanese culture in April 2009, which included a sushi dinner, a Japanese teacher sharing her experiences while living in Japan, and Calligraphy demonstrations. This event was held at the CAQ (Club Animé Québec) located at Université Laval and was followed the following year by the first Nadeshicon festival. In 2011, soon after CAQ became a non-profit organization, the festival was given it`s official name, Festival Nadeshicon, which mixes Popular Japanese Culture (ex: anime, masquerade)and Traditional Japanese culture(dance, martial arts, religion, cuisine, calligraphy, etc.)

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Attendance Guests
April 9–10, 2011 Laval University
Quebec City, Quebec
650 Richard Fournier.[3]
April 21–22, 2012 Laval University
Quebec City, Quebec
800 Richard Fournier, Maxime Chouinard, Fireflies, Léa Gabriele, Patricia Legrand, Hoshi*Furu, Pierre Nadeau, Ryoko Nakajima, Ryunosuke Yamazumi.[4][5]
April 26–28, 2013 Laval University
Quebec City, Quebec
1,000+ Mel Gosselin, Tiffany Grant, Matt Greenfield, Komachi Montreal, Ryunosuke Yamazumi.[6][7]
April 4–6, 2014 Laval University
Quebec City, Quebec

Mascot[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club Animé Québec homepage". "An extracurricular student association and nonprofit organization." 
  2. ^ "Université Laval homepage". "Quebec City's largest university." 
  3. ^ "Nadeshicon 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Nadeshicon 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Nadeshicon 2012 Guests". 
  6. ^ "Nadeshicon 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Nadeshicon 2013 Guests". 

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