Five days until Blitz! All con attendees need to register each year, and many seem to do this on the day of the con – save time and get your form filled out now! Forms can be found here if you are over 18 and here if you are under 18 (**REMEMBER YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN WILL HAVE TO SIGN**). You will not be allowed entry into the con nor get your wristband without it. Each year there are crowds of people at the entrance who did not fill out their forms and they miss out on much of the early action. Don’t be one of those this year! Be a Blitz Champion and have your forms filled out and ready to hand to admissions when you arrive! Also, volunteers will be taking these forms and handing out wristbands to those who are coming to The Roxy on Friday, so if you have one ready for us and want to skip the lines on Saturday please bring them on Friday!
One more guest announcement for today and this one is especially for cosplayers! Saskatoon Blitz welcomes Damien Maverick! Damien Maverick has been a cosplayer since 2007. He loves to explore all of the artistic possibilities within Cosplay. He is part of an improv group called the 404s and has judged around western Canada. Damien will be presenting a couple of cosplay panels at Blitz this year, and you can check out Damien’s Facebook page and Tumblr here!
Here comes another exciting guest announcement! Saskatoon Blitz is pleased to announce James Zintel will appear this year! James is a cartoonist/local strongman urban legend from Saskatoon who is responsible for the creation of a number of web comics including Bear Factoids, Gary & Ted, and SpaceSquatch: Future President of Freedom. He enjoys sandwiches and Nintendo tapes (Anyone remember this one from back in the day?) Only 7 more days ’till Blitz!
Are you excited? We are one week away! Here are the titles that will be shown at the screening room at Blitz, courtesy of Sentai Filmworks (click the title links for more information):
And for those of you who are weekend pass holders, there will be a bonus screening night at The Roxy on Friday Night! Doors Open at 7:00 PM.
Anime being shown there will be:
A big thank you to The Roxy for once again hosting our Bonus Screening Night! See you there!
We’re very excited to welcome back Elaine Will for another panel at Blitz 2014!! Elaine has been drawing comics since she was five years old and self-publishing since 2002! Her graphic novel serial Look Straight Ahead is a 2011 Joe Shuster Award nominee and a 2012 Xeric Award winner!