Improv fans and horrible people of Vancouver have chanted “…3, 2, 1, humanity!” since 2012 and The Fictionals Comedy Company are to blame. This week is the two-year anniversary of Improv Against Humanity. A big bad show is waiting for you and not just once, but twice this week. The first show is at the Rio on Wednesday, November 19th. Then on Thursday, November 20th you can see it again at the Massey Theater in New Westminster. All the horrible people will be there and you should be there too. (more…)
The time has come for nerds and geeks to descend en masse on San Diego – that’s right folks, it’s Comic-Con time! But despite all the revelry and awesometastic nerd goings on, there is one dark spot on an organization that runs an otherwise stellar event… the lack of a clear anti-harassment policy. (more…)
Burlesque was originally about making fun of politics. Now it’s about making fun. The new burlesque movement we’re seeing in Vancouver makes some really biting social commentary, as befits its origins. It’s also all-inclusive, welcoming and celebrating people of all shapes, sizes, genders, orientations, origins, everything. It’s about putting yourself, your personality, your creativity on stage. You can do whatever you want. You can do everything. (more…)
Three of Vancouver’s most celebrated conventions combine like Voltron to form Northwest Fan Fest. We will be there all weekend providing full coverage for you. This is our master page with links to all the articles and coverage we have going on. Check out the live feed for up to the minute commentary. Event Highlights are our must see list. This weekend is going to be fun so stay tuned. (more…)
The audience attending Northwest Fan Fest’s cosplay contest at the Richmond Night Market were treated by an impromptu rendition of the classic Anime Evolution event: THE WALK-OFF!
It was a rematch between last year’s champion Brian Milne and runner-up Arash Azizzadeh.
Strutting ensued… (more…)
Followers of the tradition of mayhem that is the annual showcase of upcoming video games at E3 are probably all too familiar with the concept of trends at E3. Much like movies, the industry is prone to overlapping themes, plots, or items. So, for those that haven’t been able to spend time digging through the hundred or so hours of E3 coverage to find out where the venn diagram of gaming in 2014 on to 2015 overlaps, I figured I’d put together a little compendium to let you all know what’s coming in gaming for the next two years.
Super Smash Bros. was a revolution in fighting games — to the point that it can hardly be compared to other fighting games at all. With its core mechanic of knocking opponents out of the ring instead of depleting health, along with free movement and an impressive(ly ridiculous) array of in-fight items, Super Smash Bros. is really in a category of its own. (more…)
Vancouver is experiencing the birth of a new theatrical genre known as “nerdlesque”, or nerd burlesque. In the form of geek-themed variety shows and huge burlesque reimaginings of popular movies, nerdlesque is bringing burlesque to a whole new audience. But some people are left confused about what burlesque actually is. (more…)
Nerd fashion. It’s always a tough call – what does one wear to a convention when one doesn’t cosplay? Or heck, even for a nerdy night out on the town? Enter my obsession with Mitmunk leggings.
Mitmunk is a local Vancouver based company that was founded in 2011. Run by Wayne Elliott (Principal Designer) and Heather Joan Tam (Administrator), Mitmunk primarily produces leggings, but has also started making shorts, tube tops, and dresses. Mitmunk is truly a local company; all printing, pressing, sewing and cutting for their clothes is outsourced to local Vancouver companies. (more…)