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Fan Expo Vancouver 2016 - Final Thoughts

This past weekend Vancouver played host to the return of the local version of Fan Expo. The show represents, in my opinion, the biggest and most established convention that Vancouver must offer its fandom. There may be shows that are of a larger scale, or perhaps even offer a better representation of their individual fanbases, but Fan Expo seems to be the most recognized and draws in some of the biggest celebrity guest stars that our town sees on an annual basis.

Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo 2016 : New Feel, New Venue!

This year represented a transition year for the Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo. For years it's operated in a very similar structure and location. Primarily as a venue for vendors to pedal their wares of the old-timey video game variety, and out of New West's historic Columbia. Now the convention "Beta Tests" it's fit with the new Anvil Centre (recently built) to define the next generation of the convention and it's crowd.

Brain Teasers, A New Geek-Themed Variety Show

The Vancouver nerd-community seems divided into two halves, if the conversations I have with friends (who identify as nerd) are any indication. There seems to be one group that is completely unaware of the bustling hive of nerd-activity that Vancouver is, and a second half that feels overwhelmed by the amount of options we have for nerdy night outs.

Vancouver's EXP Restaurant & Bar to Host "G List" Halo 4 Tournament.

On Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m. PST. Vancouver's premier video game themed bar and restaurant EXP will play host to a Halo King of the Hill tournament. Normally we'd limit event announcements to our Facebook page, but this one has a unique twist.

Interview with EXP's Head Chef Miranda Williams

If you’ve been following our coverage of EXP Restaurant + Bar’s opening, including founder Brian Vidovic’s recent troubles with the LCBC, then you know that Vancouver citizens are on the verge of finally getting the video game venue we’ve been clamoring for.

Brian is an inspiring individual, but while he’s one of the primary minds behind EXP, he’s also the head of a team of remarkable people dedicated to making the business successful. 

LCLB Bans Video Games at EXP Bar

Hopefully you’ve had an opportunity by now to read through our previous interview with local entrepreneur Brian Vidovic, the man behind Vancouver’s Video Game themed Restaurant + Bar. If not, I would highly recommend that you do, so you’ll understand the full weight of how awesome the concept is, and how far Brian and his team have come in the development of his dream.

Interview with Brian Vidovic of EXP Restaurant + Bar

For almost two years now the crew of Shogun Gamer has been following along, with personal and professional interest, on the progress of a new local gaming hub in Vancouver. EXP Restaurant + Bar has been in development for some time, and while we’ve watched it grow from the dream of one man into a full-time job, legitimate venue, and reality, there’s always been talk of sitting down with the man behind the plan.

Canadian Video Game Awards & Canada Games Conference 2011!

 

Canadian Video Game Awards:

To further express our countries amazing video game developers, we here in Vancouver hold an annual Canadian Video Game Awards show. This show is filled with development superstars and high profile press/entertainment icons. The second annual CVGA's took place the eve before we kicked off the Canadian Games Conference. Here is the list of the winners and nominees followed by my romp through the Canadian Games Conference.

Vancouver's Nintendo 3DS Launch Party

In the world of the Gamer there is no larger event than the launch of a new console. Considering we generally only get to see one every five years or so, it would be easy to compare a video game console launch to the Olympics. That in mind, a smaller hand-held launch like this weekend’s launch of the new Nintendo 3DS might be compared to something like the winter Olympics (assuming you’re not of Canadian heritage, because arguably those are far more interesting to us).

Exclusive Tommy Tallarico Interview

Why you will love Tommy Tallarico: GAMER OR NOT.

For those out there looking for a hero, seeking that special someone to look up to or even just in need of an icon to pray to at night. I’d like to introduce you to the genius that is Tommy Tallarico. I’ve been a huge fan of Tommy’s for decades and wanted to help spread the word of just whom this industry giant is and what he’s got up his sleeve for you (and your grandma). Tommy and I recently chatted over the phone and this is the contents of our conversation. 

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