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Canada gets its nerd on

By TO411 staff writer Daisy Maclean

Have you been crushing on a nerd but have had no idea how to approach them? No idea what to talk to them about? No clue about their world? Well, have I got news for you! A new TV series narrated by Aaron Ashmore will be premiering on Space this week has just what you need. Fanboy Confessional is a kind of Nerd 101 and will introduce you to all kinds of cool geekery going on in Canada and the US, because everyone knows – Nerds Rule! And today there are literally millions of self-professed nerds around the world.

Fanboy Confessional covers the pop culture enthusiasts’ waterfront: with COSplay, Steampunk, Horror, Larping, Real-life superheroes and yup, they even cover Furries. It’s a celebration of unique interests and creative knowledge. The show’s arch usually centers around a few particular heroes and heroines in their own right. From experts to noobs, the characters in the series come from all areas of fandom, and all have a sense of humor about their passions, mixed with a healthy measure of self-awareness and respect.

Each Wednesday, two back to back episodes deliver an insight into a specific nerd subculture starting this week with a COSplay edition. COSplay, short for costume play, is the art of dressing up like a popular fictional character, often from Japanese manga. Participants usually gather at comic and video game conventions to show off their skills, meet like minded individuals and to pose for pictures. The episode follows Michelle aka Nova & Melanie Stainton, Canadian sisters and COSplay experts, and Katya & Clarissa, Canadian high school COSplayers who search for the most obscure or newest anime/manga to cosplay – the goal is to be the first ones to make a particular costume. 

Airing together with the COSplay edition is the Steampunk edition. Steampunk is an alternative history made popular in science fiction that supposes the rise of steampower over electricity. Often this type of speculative fiction is set in the victorian-era, utilizing the fashion, culture, architecture and art. The series introduces Tommy Wlasichukand Jake Von Slatt. Tommy is the Canadian founder of VSteam: The Steampunks of Vancouver. VSteam is a non-profit organization created to stimulate the Steampunk culture in Vancouver, BC, and the surrounding area. The group has regular events, including high tea, gallery shows, club nights, dinners, parties, tours, and craft meets. Von Slatt is an American maker, tinkerer, and all around techno dilettante living and creating just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Jake is interested in the blending of 19th century aesthetics and technology with the modern world and showcases his super cool projects of that ilk on his website at http://steampunkworkshop.com. 

Fandom is no longer just about collecting things, it’s about collecting experiences. Fanboy Confessional gets inside these experiences and shares insights into unique worlds, celebrating the real superheroes of the nerdverse: the fans. 

From a zombie walk 6000 strong to a Furries bowling night, this series has it all – and it’s all going on in the great white north. Catch this fascinating, six episode series as it introduces the world of genre, subculture and obsession starting Wednesday, July 13 at 10 pm ET/PT on SPACE.

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Front Page, Industry News

Canada gets its nerd on

By TO411 staff writer Daisy Maclean

Have you been crushing on a nerd but have had no idea how to approach them? No idea what to talk to them about? No clue about their world? Well, have I got news for you! A new TV series narrated by Aaron Ashmore will be premiering on Space this week has just what you need. Fanboy Confessional is a kind of Nerd 101 and will introduce you to all kinds of cool geekery going on in Canada and the US, because everyone knows – Nerds Rule! And today there are literally millions of self-professed nerds around the world.

Fanboy Confessional covers the pop culture enthusiasts’ waterfront: with COSplay, Steampunk, Horror, Larping, Real-life superheroes and yup, they even cover Furries. It’s a celebration of unique interests and creative knowledge. The show’s arch usually centers around a few particular heroes and heroines in their own right. From experts to noobs, the characters in the series come from all areas of fandom, and all have a sense of humor about their passions, mixed with a healthy measure of self-awareness and respect.

Each Wednesday, two back to back episodes deliver an insight into a specific nerd subculture starting this week with a COSplay edition. COSplay, short for costume play, is the art of dressing up like a popular fictional character, often from Japanese manga. Participants usually gather at comic and video game conventions to show off their skills, meet like minded individuals and to pose for pictures. The episode follows Michelle aka Nova & Melanie Stainton, Canadian sisters and COSplay experts, and Katya & Clarissa, Canadian high school COSplayers who search for the most obscure or newest anime/manga to cosplay – the goal is to be the first ones to make a particular costume. 

Airing together with the COSplay edition is the Steampunk edition. Steampunk is an alternative history made popular in science fiction that supposes the rise of steampower over electricity. Often this type of speculative fiction is set in the victorian-era, utilizing the fashion, culture, architecture and art. The series introduces Tommy Wlasichukand Jake Von Slatt. Tommy is the Canadian founder of VSteam: The Steampunks of Vancouver. VSteam is a non-profit organization created to stimulate the Steampunk culture in Vancouver, BC, and the surrounding area. The group has regular events, including high tea, gallery shows, club nights, dinners, parties, tours, and craft meets. Von Slatt is an American maker, tinkerer, and all around techno dilettante living and creating just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Jake is interested in the blending of 19th century aesthetics and technology with the modern world and showcases his super cool projects of that ilk on his website at http://steampunkworkshop.com. 

Fandom is no longer just about collecting things, it’s about collecting experiences. Fanboy Confessional gets inside these experiences and shares insights into unique worlds, celebrating the real superheroes of the nerdverse: the fans. 

From a zombie walk 6000 strong to a Furries bowling night, this series has it all – and it’s all going on in the great white north. Catch this fascinating, six episode series as it introduces the world of genre, subculture and obsession starting Wednesday, July 13 at 10 pm ET/PT on SPACE.

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Front Page, Industry News

Canada gets its nerd on

By TO411 staff writer Daisy Maclean

Have you been crushing on a nerd but have had no idea how to approach them? No idea what to talk to them about? No clue about their world? Well, have I got news for you! A new TV series narrated by Aaron Ashmore will be premiering on Space this week has just what you need. Fanboy Confessional is a kind of Nerd 101 and will introduce you to all kinds of cool geekery going on in Canada and the US, because everyone knows – Nerds Rule! And today there are literally millions of self-professed nerds around the world.

Fanboy Confessional covers the pop culture enthusiasts’ waterfront: with COSplay, Steampunk, Horror, Larping, Real-life superheroes and yup, they even cover Furries. It’s a celebration of unique interests and creative knowledge. The show’s arch usually centers around a few particular heroes and heroines in their own right. From experts to noobs, the characters in the series come from all areas of fandom, and all have a sense of humor about their passions, mixed with a healthy measure of self-awareness and respect.

Each Wednesday, two back to back episodes deliver an insight into a specific nerd subculture starting this week with a COSplay edition. COSplay, short for costume play, is the art of dressing up like a popular fictional character, often from Japanese manga. Participants usually gather at comic and video game conventions to show off their skills, meet like minded individuals and to pose for pictures. The episode follows Michelle aka Nova & Melanie Stainton, Canadian sisters and COSplay experts, and Katya & Clarissa, Canadian high school COSplayers who search for the most obscure or newest anime/manga to cosplay – the goal is to be the first ones to make a particular costume. 

Airing together with the COSplay edition is the Steampunk edition. Steampunk is an alternative history made popular in science fiction that supposes the rise of steampower over electricity. Often this type of speculative fiction is set in the victorian-era, utilizing the fashion, culture, architecture and art. The series introduces Tommy Wlasichukand Jake Von Slatt. Tommy is the Canadian founder of VSteam: The Steampunks of Vancouver. VSteam is a non-profit organization created to stimulate the Steampunk culture in Vancouver, BC, and the surrounding area. The group has regular events, including high tea, gallery shows, club nights, dinners, parties, tours, and craft meets. Von Slatt is an American maker, tinkerer, and all around techno dilettante living and creating just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Jake is interested in the blending of 19th century aesthetics and technology with the modern world and showcases his super cool projects of that ilk on his website at http://steampunkworkshop.com. 

Fandom is no longer just about collecting things, it’s about collecting experiences. Fanboy Confessional gets inside these experiences and shares insights into unique worlds, celebrating the real superheroes of the nerdverse: the fans. 

From a zombie walk 6000 strong to a Furries bowling night, this series has it all – and it’s all going on in the great white north. Catch this fascinating, six episode series as it introduces the world of genre, subculture and obsession starting Wednesday, July 13 at 10 pm ET/PT on SPACE.

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