We’re only one week away from the fan convention that YOU made possible! We can’t wait for you to come and experience everything that FanQuest has to offer. Here is a rundown of everything that’s happening:
The Star Wars 40th Anniversary Social Celebration
We’re celebrating the greatest movie ever made (IMHO) in true Manitoba style: Star Wars themed drinks, food and music, trivia and awesome silent auction prizes to be won. Check out the event page on Facebook and you can get your tickets here.
The DnD Improv Show – Four shows over the weekend, each story building from the previous one, and it all adds up to the epic prequel for their critically-acclaimed Fringe show this fall. You must experience all four shows to get the whole story. Get your evening show tickets here.
Workshops – Just added this week, we have a great lineup of interesting and educational workshops taught by our talented bazaar artists and vendors. All workshops are free for FanQuest attendees, check out the schedule here.
Panels/Q&As – Our awesome guests talk about their careers and answer your questions in the Eckhardt-Gramatte theatre. We’ve also got panels on cosplay, LARPing and live commentary screenings! Theatre schedule.
Video game tournaments – we’re running four tournaments over the weekend: Retro NES, Mario Kart Double Dash, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Star Wars: Battlefront. More information on tournaments here.
Beer & Board Games Live – Come see YouTubers Blame Society Films in their element as they play Winnipeg-made games and enjoy local craft beer. It’s a celebration of comedy, fandom and Winnipeg! Get your tickets here.
GuestQuest – This is something new we came up with: in a small group of 10 or so people, you sit down with the guest of your choice and have a conversation with them about their career, life and the fandom-based projects they’ve worked on! Seats are limited and it is first come, first serve. More information here.
Performances in the Quad – From chiptune artists to j-pop dance routines, our outdoor courtyard area will be a place for you to relax and enjoy the show. Free for all attendees, schedule is here.
The FanQuest Bazaar – more than 50 local artists, crafters and vendors selling the coolest fandom-themed merch around! Interactive floor plan.
All this and more, as there are sure to be lots of surprises throughout the weekend. If you didn’t get tickets as part of your Kickstarter reward, they’re available on Yapsody or at Book Fair, Maxx Collectibles, Galaxy Comics and Gizmo’s Galaxy. Note to parents: all children 12 and under get in for free!
If you did receive tickets as part of your reward, all you have to do is show us ID at the door and you’re in!
Please let all your friends who love fandom know about FanQuest, we want to pack Riddell Hall to capacity, to fill Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, and to show the world how much Winnipeg loves its fandoms.
Thank you all so much for supporting us, we can’t wait to see you all at the first ever FanQuest!