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Montreal Independent Games Festival 2016

MIGF 2016 Poster |

Over the weekend Rick and I had the extreme pleasure of attending the 2nd annual Montreal Independent Games Festival (MIGF for short). As you might recall, I was actually a judge at last year’s event, but this year I was able to attend as a civilian and go at my own pace. Sadly, as we had another event later that day we didn’t end up getting to try all of the games, but I definitely saw a few things I’m…

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Otakuthon 2016

Otakuthon 2016 Cosplay Overwatch Reaper Tracer Mei |

Due to prior commitments I was only able to attend one day on this year’s Otakuthon convention, unlike last year where I was around for the full 3 days. This meant that I had to be very disciplined about which panels I attended and how much time I could spend in the dealer’s room. Which I guess was better for my wallet than my comiccon experience. Yikes. Despite being somewhat weary last year, this year I dove in enthusiastically. There’s…

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5 Self Care Apps Tested

5 Self Care Apps Tested |

Being a recovering cynic (my brother and sister were convinced Daria was modeled on me), ‘self care’ is one of those terms that really squicked me out initially. It seemed both too woo-woo and too obvious to be taken seriously. And what did bubble baths have to do with well-being anyways? Well, fast forward a few years and a few therapy sessions later and I’ve finally (finally!) started to understand the benefits of not shitting all over myself for not…

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Montreal Comiccon 2016 Part 2: LOOT!

Montreal Comiccon 2016 art by Yien Yip |

As I mentioned in Part 1 of my Montreal Comiccon 2016 recap, I spent a lot of money on art this year. Like, a LOT. I mean, I went in with a budget and a plan… I blame my friend Anne for enabling my art hoarding tendencies. That said, I genuinely LOVE everything I bought, although finding room on our walls is going to be a whole other story. My first bit of loot was technically free as it was…

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Montreal Comiccon 2016 Part 1

Montreal Comiccon Nichelle Nicols |

Although I haven’t been able to travel to any conventions this year, I did make a point of buying a ticket from Montreal Comiccon 2016. Not nearly as big as SDCC or even something like Wondercon, Montreal Comiccon is slowly growing in size and reputation. In particular they’re investing a lot in having a strong video game presence, with a lot of people I know serving on panels or showing their games. The day started with Geek Girl Brunch Montreal’s…

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