It was another great event at the Palais des Congres Convention Center in Montreal…Thank you, Otakuthon. We had 4 booths filled with tons of goodies for the customers. We had our Shrimp Wonton Soup with Noodles and we are happy. If you didn’t make it to the show, you better be there next year.
It’s on…..Otakuthon is back, Quebec’s largest anime convention promoting Japanese animation (anime), Japanese graphic novels (manga), related gaming and Japanese pop-culture has set a date for 2010. It will be a 3 day event (Aug. 13-15) held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is a non-profit, fan-run anime convention that was initiated by Concordia University’s anime club, named “Otaku Anime of Concordia University” (Otaku Anime for short). The name “Otakuthon” is a portmanteau of the Japanese word “otaku” and “marathon”.
Show Date: August 13-15, 2010
Location: Palais des Congres de Montreal
For more information on the show, click the banner:
Some links for you to check out:
Official Site: http://www.otakuthon.com/
Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=274291291089
Otaku Anime of Concordia University: http://otaku.concordia.ca/
Otaku (Anime of Concordia University) Convention was a huge success and I can’t wait for the next show. Updates on their next show will be posted here. In the meantime, if you need your anime fix and the show date is too far away, you need to visit these two Montreal stores:
SCI-FI Anime – Located near Atwater Metro, Sci-Fi has a good selection of anime/manga and is run by a really cool dude (Luen). They have moved from Villa Maria/Queen Mary to this downtown location a few years back. Walking distance from Concordia University…you should definitely drop in. Love their enormous selection of Gundam model kits!
2186 rue Ste-Catherine O. (near Atwater Metro)
Montreal, QC H3H 1M7
Marche Clandestin Mangaya- Since 1995, Marché Clandestin counts over 7000 members and a library of over 5000 DVD and Bluray titles. It is the largest selection of anime in Quebec, which makes it ‘THE’ place to go to if you want to experience a bit of Asian Pop Culture. They also offer a wide variety of wallscrolls, posters, CD soundtracks, figurines and other assorted Asian goodies. Located near Berri-UQAM Metro station, you will need to check their hours of operation as they are closed from Mondays to Wednesdays.
325 Rue Ontario Est
Montreal, QC H2X 1H7
Did I miss an anime store in Montreal? Please feel free to comment.
UPDATE: It appears that Marche Clandestin has closed.