Long-running hobby night instills camaraderie
Walking into Cameron Farn's garage on a Tuesday night is like walking into something out of a sci-fi movie. Paintings of bloody alien-like creatures, life-like superhero figurines, and Victorian-era vests created for cosplay enthusiasts, fill Farn's heated garage in the southeast neighbourhood of Acadia.
This is hobby night for Farn, and eight other Calgarians.
- Published on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 19:13
- Written by DANNY LUONG
Calgary's largest annual video game tournament features over $20,000 in prizes
For the third year in a row, the Canada Cup has been a beacon to the fighting game
community for Canadian gamers as well as the international community.
- Published on Friday, 02 November 2012 10:37
- Written by Jodi Twerdun
Local company hopes to share their experience with others
Owner and creator of Park Tek, Matt Neufeld, says the company aims to promote the sport of longboarding because of the powerful experience that it can provide.
Neufeld says Park Tek, which creates custom longboards to fit an individual's height, weight and even preferred style of riding, would like to make the sport more accessible to others by making its products affordable and available to everyone.
- Published on Thursday, 18 October 2012 14:39
- Written by David Goldenstein
Calgary could benefit from a similar event
The air is heavy with energy and heat. Green, pink and yellow strobe lights rip through the pitch-black night, frantically shifting like millions of atoms colliding with each other. Bass quivers through dancing bodies in sequential beats as thousands of people pump their arms above their heads. Together, we share this moment.
- Published on Friday, 05 October 2012 11:15
- Written by CONOR MAHONEY
Performing as a form of therapy
She is vain. She is vindictive. She is vogue; or so Visha Loo – a Calgary-based contortionist, artist, and fetish event planner – describes herself.
A familiar face in Calgary's alternative scene, Visha Loo is a stage character created by Janice Adshade, who sews all her own lace and latex costumes, sports outlandish makeup and is the creative director behind her shocking – and usually adult-only – performances in Calgary for the past six years.