Hal-Con is the largest sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention in Atlantic Canada. Earlier this month Paul Rebar quested to this annual Atlantic geek mecca to capture the fans, LARPers, cosplayers, collectors, gamers, modders, makers, artists, writers and special guests gathered together by their shared pursuits.
Also included are stills from Hal-Con’s tie-in event Rave of Thrones, held at Halifax’s Marquee Ballroom and hosted by Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn. Yes, Hodor is also a DJ.
“I think it’s important for people to recognize that the current nature of the sex trade, the underground nature of it, the lack of supports in this province, the harmfulness and unconstitutionality of our federal laws, it all makes for a situation where sexual violence can and does happen and can and does go unreported.”
On BlueKaffee, people were sharing their innermost experiences, like the trauma of being a teenager, or the excitement of seeing a new girlfriend or boyfriend, with people that they ran into in math class every day […] That just wasn’t a thing then. So for a lot of us it was an exposure to social networking with peers that they knew in real life before that was a common experience.
For the last two months we’ve stressed our intention to build a platform where you call the shots and tell us what’s cool around Atlantic Canada. In an ongoing effort to follow through with this plan In Case You Missed It is back for round two.
Once again, we are looking to you folks for a capture (picture, video, blurb etc.) from any event in Atlantic Canada you wish to share with us. We’ll be featuring our favourite entries on the site.
In case anybody missed it, or you’re just getting brought up to date through this post now, two great locals recently put together the best skateboarding video to come out of Newfoundland to-date.
For “Nitty Gritty”, which premiered this passed June, Jacob White and Jared Hawco stacked film from around the St. John’s area onto footage collected during their winter trip skateboarding in China this passed February.
We at Secret East are reaching out to you to share a capture (picture, video, blurb etc.) from any event or occurrence you happen to catch in Atlantic Canada for a chance to have your contribution published on the site. To celebrate the announcement of this segment we will be holding a Secret Giveaway. Any submission featured on the site will be entered in a draw to win a gift basket of solid Atlantic Canadian loot.