Anime Evolution Festival Hits Vancouver

Photo Credit: Rale PhotographyCalling all anime fans! The three day Anime Evolution festival, which celebrates Asian culture, Japanese animation and gaming is returning to Vancouver between 17-19 July at the UBC new Student Union building. The festival started back in 1998, as ‘Anime Showcase’, a one-day event from the SFU Altered Reality Club (ARC), but soon grew in popularity, with attendance rising from 300 to more than 1200. From cosplay to performance, role playing to meeting the celebrity voices behind beloved characters, the Anime Evolution festival is one of North America’s most popular fan convention events and tickets are still availableContinue reading:
Anime Evolution Festival Hits Vancouver

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
This Friday to Sunday is packed with arts, community festivals, live music.. and the Celebration of Light!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
How many events and festivals can you fit in this Friday through Sunday? Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

We’ve rounded up a variety of events this long weekend – tulips, classic cars, crafts, sports and more!  Read on for our top picks for things happening around Vancouver this Friday through Monday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Film, dance, music, adventure.. this weekend’s got it all!  Read on for our top picks for events happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

weekend-events4TGI(almost)F!  Here’s a roundup of events happening all over Metro Vancouver this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Fan Expo Vancouver April 20 – 21

Fan Expo Vancouver

Batman, Catwoman and Black Canary at Vancouver Fan Expo 2012. Photo credit: Shawn Conner.

“Geeks” is too derogatory and “nerds” is so passe. “Fan” is as good a term as any, although the people coming out to Vancouver’s second Fan Expo (at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place) might more accurately be called “pop culture vultures.” They love (and collect) their fave pop culture media and titles, particular when it comes to genre TV and movies, along with comics, games, manga and anime.

But just about anyone who’s ever seen an episode of a Star Trek series or picked up a comic book can enjoy a Fan Expo. Taking its cue from the multi-media soiree that is the San Diego Comic-Con, Fan Expo brings together folks of all stripes to mix and mingle. Many of them dress up for the occasion as their favourite character/characters, making Fan Expo Vancouver possibly the best people-watching experience this side of Burning Man. And there’s a ton of celebrity guests, too.

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Fan Expo Vancouver April 20 – 21