Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Last Weekend at G-Anime

I had a great day at the con. I met some neat people and encountered a Zombie hunter (?) that I challenged to a duel! :P 

And then at the after party I won a gift bag with super neat socks and a signed photo of Kudrel. 

G-Anime was a small but fun Convention. I had plenty of Frnehc and Bilingual programming, but I felt that there could have been more in English. I played some fun video games, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four, and Just Dance.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Things to do:

Fun things happenning Soon!


From new media guests, panels, workshops, activities, and special events, G-Anime has it all.
2014-2015 illustration par Alix Mia Lagassé Gallant
 G-Anime is the premiere anime convention in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, founded in 2009. The event is all-ages, and includes a wide variety of programming to meet many different interests.
There will be a dealers room, games of all kinds (board games, video games, party games), panels, improv, a cosplay masquerade and more.

When? G-Anime happens this weekend (January 23-25)
Where? Palais des congrès de Gatineau, Gatineau, QC
More Info

Swizzles Alternative Nights
246 Queen St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P5E4

Swizzles has started hosting alternative nights on the 3rd and 4rth Saturdays of every month!

G-Anime After Party 
This weekend is a special G-anime after party. The night caters to cosplayers as well as darker subgenres with electronic music, industrial music, goth music and a cosplaying competition. Opening the night from 10pm until around 11:30ish will be guest DJ Phillogic followed by DJ Leslie. Also present will be local Pro Cosplayer, Kudrel, acting as judge of the cosplay competition. 
When: January 24, Saturday, 10:00PM - 2:30AM

Chiptunes: Gaming + DJ
The regular geek-meets-goth night will be moved to January 31. Similar electronic and industrial music, plus a variety of video games station can be found in Swizzles on these nights. 
When: January 31, Saturday, 10:00PM - 2:30AM
           (Normally, Every 4th Saturday of the month)
Retro Underground
This night is for the trad-goths and old school alternative folks, and it features the best of what was known as "alternative" back in the late 70s, 80s and early to mid 90s. Genres you'll hear include Industrial to goth, EBM to techno, new wave to cold wave, and oldschool electronic music of all kinds. 
When (Tentatively): February 21, Saturday, 10:00PM - 2:30AM
            (Or, Every 3rd Saturday of the month)

These nights are brought to you by DJ Leslie and friends (Lots of people are getting involved, but I don't have a list of everyone that is :P ). These nights are regularly NO COVER!
I'll try to post reminders for these nights when I can, and provide links to the Facebook Events when they appear.


Listening to:  "Tear Garden" - IAMX

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

A quick trip to Amsterdam.

I spent the last the last two weeks travelling. On our way back there was a 5 hour layover in Amsterdam. I was happy to have some time to explore the city, but I didn't get much of a chance to see many museums. I did do a bit of shopping, and drank the most delicious hot chocolate in a lovely cafe.
We arrived in Amsterdam very early in the day, so not many things were open.
But this Candy store looked amazing from the outside too!
There were candy stores, bakeries and cafes on almost every corner.

And so many cool posters for shows and events. I'd love to see this city come to life at night.
Even in the middle of January, on a grey, rainy morning, the flower market was buzzing with activity.
This store was positively amazing. It carried all kinds of alternative styles: Gothic, Victorian, Lolita and more...

...And the interior felt like walking into a fairy tale. The store sold clothing, trinkets, oddities, and jewelry.

This strange creature was carved into one of the elaborate displays in the store. 
There were so many thing that were still left to see. I didn't make it to the art museums, or the "Amsterdam Dungeon" (above), or the Red-light district. All the more reason to go back. 

I was a pretty good way to spend a layover, and I can't wait until I can go back and spend a full trip in Amsterdam!

Friday, 9 January 2015

Going out.

 Actually this is from a while back but I never posted the images. I don't even remember where it was that I had planned on going. But I liked this outfit so sharing is caring :P 

Listening to: nothing at the moment.