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20th March 2014

BC Gets Interactive At The Game Developers Conference

Province of BCBritish Columbia’s thriving video game and interactive technology sector is taking centre stage with over 40 BC companies and organizations actively participating in this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. The expo floor at Moscone Center features a distinctive B.C.-branded booth, including game-inspired artwork by artist Michael Miller, to promote the province as a creative hub of businesses and institutions at the forefront of interactive technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th March 2014

Arcade Fire, OneRepublic, And Sarah McLachlan Join 2014 Juno Awards Broadcast

Juno AwardsCTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that six-time JUNO Award winners Arcade Fire, rockers OneRepublic, and eight-time JUNO Award winner Sarah McLachlan, are the latest performers confirmed for CTV’s broadcast of The 2014 Juno Awards on March 30th. Leading the 2014 JUNO Award nominations with six, including Album of the Year, Arcade Fire, unable to attend The 2014 Juno Awards due to touring commitments, take part in broadcast via a taped performance. The world premiere, exclusive performance – dedicated by the band to the JUNO Awards – will be a one-of-a-kind recorded experience for viewers of Canada’s biggest night in music. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th March 2014

Vancouver Fan Expo Offers Fan-tastic Easter Break Escape

fan expo canadaFan Expo Vancouver™ will mark its third year by delivering a fan-tastic Easter Break escape for geeks and superheroes of all ages. The celebration of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming returns April 18-20, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. In the wise words of Jedi Master Yoda “Do or do not, there is no try.” At Fan Expo Vancouver™ fans can ‘do’ it all: Q&A’s with celebrities and industry pros, sketch duels, photos opportunities with the entire Star Wars 501st Legion crew, retail and exhibitor areas bursting with rare comics and collectibles to the latest nerd-wear and tech-gear, and gatherings of fellow minded superheroes in and out of disguise (Batman or Bunny costume optional). Read the rest of this entry »

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14th March 2014

CanWIT BC Presents: The March Breakfast Club

CanWIT BC ChapterYou are invited to join the CanWIT BC Chapter for breakfast on March 19 as the group hosts Small Business Start Up: How A Business Plan Will Help You Launch – And Grow – Your Company. If you are aching to turn your great idea into a business – but you don’t know where to start – talk to Celeste Munger from Write Ahead Inc., a team of consultants, writers, and trainers who help entrepreneurs launch and grow businesses that support their lives and passions. Grab their free report, 5 Critical Steps for Taking Your Business from Idea to Open, and learn to build your business the “write” way. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th March 2014

Call for Presenters: Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology Summit

Banff centreThe Banff Centre is seeking national and international presenters on subjects related to interdisciplinary arts practices that engage with digital arts for Convergence, an upcoming arts and technology summit. Convergence is dedicated to exploring what happens when contemporary professional practices in all forms of music, visual and digital art, film, theatre, dance, literature, or interdisciplinary arts cross-pollinate with emerging production and dissemination technologies. Proposals are being accepted until 5 p.m. on March 21, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th March 2014

Canada Media Fund And RioFilme Announce Codevelopment Incentive

Canada Media FundToday at RioContent Market the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and RioFilme announced an agreement for the two organizations to join efforts to support the codevelopment of television projects and related digital media content. The incentive’s budget is set at CAD $300,000, with each funding partner investing half of the total amount. The incentive will take the form of a non-repayable contribution of up to 75% of a project’s eligible costs, up to a per-project maximum of CAD $50,000 per funding partner. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th March 2014

Video Games Live Announces Massive 2014-2015 Tour Schedule

Video Games LiveComing off the highly successful 3rd album release (Video Games Live: Level 3), Video Games Live continues its spearheading 13 year history of spreading the art and culture of video games and their music around the world, announcing over fifty more tour dates, kicking off this weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. Some of the highlights of the ongoing groundbreaking 12 year tour include: Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2014

Writer’s Guild Of Canada Announces Screenwriting Awards Finalists

Writer's Guild of CanadaThe Writers Guild of Canada has announced the finalists for the 18th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards. The WGC Screenwriting Awards will celebrate the excellence of Canada’s best screenwriters with a gala event on April 28, 2014, at Toronto’s Koerner Hall. This year, more than 190 scripts were nominated for awards in seven categories, with 30 chosen as finalists. In total, 50 screenwriters are up for awards. Several special awards, including the WGC Showrunner award and the Alex Barris Mentorship Award, will also be handed out at the gala event. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2014

Nominations Open For Startup Canada Awards

startup canadaStartup Canada will recognize the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship movement with a new awards program. The Startup Canada Awards will distinguish the individuals, communities, organizations and institutions in Canada that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, impact and outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th February 2014

Fan Expo Coming To Regina This May

fan expo reginaDust off your comics, and bring out the costumes. It’s time to embrace your inner nerd: Fan Expo is finally coming to Regina. The all-ages pop culture convention, Fan Expo Regina™ is uniting fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. Thousands of fanatics will gather for a weekend of full frontal nerdity to meet film & TV stars, snag rare comics, and snap pictures with other fans dressed like their favourite characters. The pop culture convention will be packed with Q&A sessions, sketching duals, and retail and exhibitor areas to check out enough of the latest nerd-gear and tech ware to satisfy any Star Wars Jedi-Master. Fan Expo Regina has something for the nerd inside all of us.  Read the rest of this entry »

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