Be the VIP!

If you are the sort of person who needs the best, deserves the best, and wants to get more out of their Fan Fest experience, then you just might be a Very Important Person!

VIP passes at Northwest Fan Fest include front of the line access for all main events. This means the VIPs have access to an exclusive VIP waiting area that is inside the building (regular attendees line up outside.) Stay comfortable and get prime seating in style!

You also get exclusive passes to our VIP Guest Meet and Greet (with food and an open bar,) where you can have some up-close and personal time with our special guests.

In addition to the best seats in the house, you will get a cloth VIP swag bag that includes such goodies as:

  • T-Shirt
  • Starbucks swag
  • Harmonix swag
  • Gift cards and discount cards
  • Candy and more!

If you believe you deserve the best, make sure you treat yourself to a VIP pass and be the best. VIP passes are only on sale until May 25! Make sure you buy yours today!

 

 

Want to help? Last call for Volunteers!

Have you been considering volunteering for Northwest Fan Fest? Now is the time to sign up! 

Northwest Fan Fest is still seeking passionate and dedicated volunteers for all departments and many different positions, from challenging to casual. There is something for every skill level! Come and join our team of awesome volunteers, have a great time, make new friends and contacts, get valuable experience, and earn yourself a discount on your attendance pass*, as well as other benefits.

If you would like to join the team please fill out our volunteer form, and our HR will be in contact with you shortly. If you have questions, please contact hr@northwestfanfest.wcsfa.org.

Deadline for application is May 7.
Volunteer orientation is May 9.

 

Gamemasters needed! *LAST CALL*

Have you been considering volunteering at Northwest Fan Fest? Are you a tabletop GM? Now is the time! Sign up to run a game (or more) at Northwest Fan Fest!

We are still looking for GMs to run various tabletop roleplaying sessions at con. All games are welcome! Show off your favourite system, run a pre-made module or bring one of your own. Meet new players and show your stuff. Perks for GMs willing to run four hours or more hours of gaming content!

Time is running out to sign up if you want your game included in our con guide, so make sure you sign up today!

To sign up, fill out the GM sign up form.

If you have any questions, please email tabletop@northwestfanfest.wcsfa.org

 

 

 

More Guest Announcements

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Northwest Fan Fest is happy to announce more guests added to our lineup for 2015!

Kieran Strange is a quirky, dynamic young artist blending pop sensibilities, edgy guitars, and extremely high-energy live shows into her own personal brand of British pop-rock.  Amidst multiple convention appearances, art work releases, and costume crafting, Kieran is also currently working on a side-project with Japanese-inspired apparel and accessories company Tasty Peach Studios, which will feature J-pop influenced tunes written by Strange, along with cute animations and designs in collaboration with TPS’s talented graphic artist, Ryan Zanfei, who is responsible for the extremely popular characters currently featured in TPS’ products.

Andy Rae Cosplay is a costume designer from small town British Columbia, Canada. She has been cosplaying for roughly a year and has become totally immersed in the amazing cosplay community, making so many close friends along the way. She specializes in armor construction and has created several large scale armor builds using a thermoplastic material called Worbla. Even though she has only been in the cosplay community for a short time, she has already won several awards for her craftsmanship and is constantly challenging herself with bigger and more detailed builds.

Kayla Rose Cosplay is based out of Vancouver, BC. She’s made everything from Darth Maul to Cinderella, and has taken home a few awards for her cosplays since her first costume, Masquerade Iron Man, at Cos & Effect 2013. Since then she’s kept gravitating toward genderbends so much so that she has often been affectionately called the ‘Queen of Genderbends’. Kayla is self taught in all the elements used in her cosplays, from making patterns and sewing to teaching herself to do her own makeup and special FX.

Stay tuned for more guest announcements!

Celebrate your childhood at Northwest Fan Fest!

 

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If you grew up with Saturday Morning Cartoons in the 80’s, then you know and love Tom Cook’s vast library of work. From Scooby-Doo and The Flintstones to Flash Gordon and She-Ra Princess of Power, Tom has animated or directed his way into your living room.

He also animated on a number of motion pictures including Walt Disney’s Prince and the Pauper starring Mickey Mouse, Roger Rabbit in Tummy Trouble, The Jetsons Movie, Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night, and Steven Spielberg’s We’re Back.  We’re happy to add him to our list of guests!

Learn more about our guest here and stay tuned for more guest announcements!

More Guests Announced…

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Northwest Fan Fest is happy to announce more guests added to our lineup for 2015!

Uwe Boll is a German director, producer and screenwriter, who is best known for loosely adapting video games into movies including House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark, Alone in the Dark II, BloodRayne, BloodRayne II: Deliverance, BloodRayne: The Third Reich, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, Postal, and Far Cry. He finances his own films through his Boll KG and Event Film Productions production companies. Many of his grindhouse-type films are produced on low budgets and are routinely a favourite target for Internet critics.

The Gentlemen Hecklers provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! Sit with Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing and join the Gentlemen at Northwest Fan Fest as they take a gander at, perhaps, the ultimate in cinematic sci-fi camp: Ed Wood’s PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, starring Bela Lugosi and Vampira.

Geekenders is a Vancouver theatre troupe celebrating alternative beauty and pop culture and producing Vegas-style nerdy spectaculars, plays, events, and dances. Their shows, described as “geeky fun meets Moulin Rouge and the Muppet Show,” have drawn thousands of audience members over the last two years to shows ranging from a send-up of The Wizard of Oz to a cabaret-style show exploring the world of Doctor Who. The performers have entertained over 6,000 people at their sold-out Star Wars shows (“A Nude Hope,” “The Empire Strips Back” and “Reveal of the Jedi”.)

Stay tuned for more guest announcements!

Tickets on Sale Now!

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Get your ticket now, and get 3 FULL days for the price of two!

Tickets are now on sale for Northwest Fan Fest 2015! Buy now at the early bird price and get 3 full days chocked full of content for the price of two. Taking place this year at the brand new Anvil Centre in New Westminster, NWFF 2015 is going to be a extravaganza of fandom from start to finish!

Guests already include:

  • The Doubleclicks
  • Michael Coleman
  • Beverley Elliott
  • Faustino Di Bauda
  • West Coast Geeks vs Nerds
  • The Fictionals
  • missingNo
  • with many more to come!

We’re also bringing back many of your favourite events and adding new ones including:

  • NWFF Costume Contest – Grand prize $1000!
  • Console Tournaments
  • The Gauntlet
  • Lolita Fashion Show
  • Improv Against Humanity (feat. The Fictionals)
  • The Walk-off 10th Anniversary (feat. Jesse Inocalla)
  • Quiver: The Green Arrow Podcast
  • Star Wars: The Rebel Podcast
  • Fandom Feud
  • “There Is No Easy Mode” video game trivia (WC Geeks vs Nerds)
  • Improvised Adventures of Northwest Fan Fest (feat. The Fictionals)
  • Cosplay Photo Walk with Will Box

This is just the START! More announcements will come as we confirm guests, content and performances!

Buy your tickets now and save!

Meet Once Upon a Time’s Happy, Sleepy and Granny at Northwest Fan Fest!

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Northwest Fan Fest is excited to announce guests from the hit TV series Once Upon a Time!  Meet Happy, Sleepy and Granny!

Michael Coleman is a local Vancouver actor, writer, director, producer, and coach, best known for his role as Happy on ABC’s Once Upon a Time.  Other on camera credits include Supernatural, Eureka, Psych, Blood Ties, Stargate: SG-1, and Stargate: Atlantis.  He has also voiced numerous characters in dozens of animated series including X-Men: Evolution, Dragonball Z, Gundam Seed: Destiny, Hellsing and Transformers.

Faustino Di Bauda‘s very first television role was earned in an audition in March of 2011 as Sleepy for Once Upon a Time. His feature film debut is in the upcoming film Seventh Son, based on the first book of Joseph Delaney’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles, with Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore.

For the past 30 years, Beverley Elliott has been based in Vancouver and has over 100 film and TV credits. She is well known around the world for her recurring role as Granny on Once Upon a Time.  Her film credits include Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning Unforgiven, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Santa Claus Two, Bye Bye Blues and Who’s Harry Crumb.

Stay tuned for more guest announcements!

 

 

 

 

Artist Alley Submissions are Open!

Calling all artists!

Northwest Fan Fest applications for Artist alley are now OPEN, and we will be taking portfolios until Dec 5, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified via email by no later than Dec 15, 2014.

We welcome artists of all sorts to apply. Visual artists, literary artists, 3D artists, fabric artists, leather artists, are all welcome at NWFF! This year, there is not only our standard artist alley, but we are also pleased to offer our Night Time Artist Alley event for artists who might not be able to afford or commit to a full three day table, but would still like to have a shot at showing their work at NWFF. The Night Time Artist Alley is a one day table, taking place on Saturday, May 30th from 6pm to 12am outside the main venue in a “night market” style event.

We had an OUTSTANDING artist alley last year, and this year, we’d like to see it be even bigger and better!

Tables for the Artist Alley this year are $150 for standard table, and $200 for a corner placement. The full rules for the AA can be found here. Night Time Artist Alley tables for Saturday, May 30, 2015 are only $50. The AA rules still apply to Night Time AA participants as well.

For full details and FAQ about Artist Alley, including how to submit your portfolio, please visit the Application Page. If you would like to apply, please download the application form here: NWFF 2015 Vendor Application

If you have questions about the AA, or the application process, please email artists@northwestfanfest.wcsfa.org.