Blitz 2014 – Survey is Up! Please Help Us Blow Your Minds!

The survey for attendees of Saskatoon Blitz 2014 is up!  If you attended this year, we would really appreciate your feedback, so we can make Blitz even better for you next year!  Please follow the link below to the survey!

Saskatoon Blitz 2014 Survey!

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Saskatoon Blitz 2014 Complete!

Well, that’s a wrap for Saskatoon Blitz 2014!  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

A huge Thank-You goes out to all of our super-hard-working volunteers and our Chair, Laura, for making it all possible!

We would also like to thank all of our Special Guests, Panelists, Vendors, and Artists for all of their time and effort!

And of course, it wouldn’t be a convention without all of you, our fans! Thank you all so much for joining us again this year!

We will soon be collecting feedback from all of you via a short survey, so we can work to make next year even better! Stay tuned for that!

Thank you all so much again, and we’ll see you next year!

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Changes & Updates for Sunday

We have a few schedule changes and updates for you about Sunday!  Please see below!

In order to maximize fans’ opportunities for photos with their favorite Guests, the Celebrity Photo Shoot times have changed for Sunday. The new times are as follows:

Christine Marie Cabanos: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sugar Lyn Beard: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Lauren Tom: 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Also, the Katie Deobald pro cosplay photography mini shoot in the morning will not be taking place, but the one in the afternoon at 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM!

Lauren Tom’s panel will be shortened, now running 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM in order to maximize photo shoot availability

Sugar Lyn Beard’s panel will also be shortened to 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM to help with photo shoot availability

Community Panel Room Additions:

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM : Encore of the Amateur Voice Acting, Abridging, and Parodies Panel!
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM : Moonie Meetup! All Sailor Moon fans come join! There will be prizes for costumes!

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Weather Robs Us of Darrel Guilbeau :(

Due to an airline cancellation (tornado weather), Darrel Guilbeau will not be able to make it to Blitz 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience and distress this has caused!

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Blitz 2014 – Guest Announcement!

We are proud to present another guest for Saskatoon Blitz 2014 – Wes Funk!

The success of his chapbook Humble Beginnings inspired Wes to keep plugging away at his sort-of-memoir Dead Rock Stars. Shortly after being released, his novel was shortlisted in the Readers’ Choice category of the Saskatchewan Book Awards and received an Honourable Mention in Writers’ Digest’s International Self-Published Book Competition. Currently in its fourth printing, the book has now sold over a thousand copies and has been incorporated into both University and high school curricula. Wes’ second novel Baggage, a tale of a group of Saskatoon misfits, has also become a Saskatchewan Bestseller and a pick-of-the-month of several book clubs across Canada.

Besides participating in author readings and signings in many parts of Canada, Wes has conducted numerous independent publishing and marketing workshops around the prairies. A love of Saskatchewan, a strong belief in diversity, and a passion for rock ’n’ roll, are all strong themes in Wes’ books. Currently, he is the host of the Saskatoon Shaw weekly TV Program, Lit Happens. Cherry Blossoms, his most powerful novel yet, was released in 2012. This book catapulted Wes to the title of Saskatoon’s Second-Most-Favourite Author in Planet S Magazine’s annual Best of Saskatoon survey!

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