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!
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!
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!
Katie Deobald Photography will be offering professional cosplay photography mini shoot events Saturday and Sunday at Saskatoon Blitz.
For $25.00 you will get 5 poses. After the convention, You will receive one web resolution preview copy of each, and you can pick one of your images to receive in high resolution to use and print anywhere.
These events will be happening in Exhibition Park across from the Prairieland building, and they are first come first serve so be sure to have $25.00 in cash on hand.
The Cosplay Photography mini shoots are happening on Saturday morning from 11:00-11:30 AM, and Saturday afternoon from 5:45-6:15 PM and then again on Sunday from 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM in the morning and 3:00 – 3:30 PM in the afternoon.
The schedule for Saskatoon Blitz 2014 is now up! Head over to our Panels & Activities Section to view it, or grab a paper copy from us at admission!
Particular things to note:
- Blitz 2014 is at Prairieland Park!
- Doors Open on both Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM – Have your registration form AND ticket ready for the fastest line!
- You CAN buy tickets at the door (Cash Only, Though)!
- Panels run on Saturday until 7:30 PM, followed by an Art Jam and a Dance until midnight!
- Panels run until 4:00 PM on Sunday, followed by the Cosplay Contest. Vendors and attractions close down at 5:00 PM, wrapping up the event at 6:00 PM.
- Many of our Special Guests are doing panels on both days!