Gamercamp LV2 is a wrap! The two day conference/social/experience featured talks by local game designers, journalists and luminaries, demos of new and exciting projects being developed in the city, music, food and -bit nostalgia. This is a detailed run down of this extremely fun and enlightening weekend.
One night only! On Nov. 14th, enjoy two nostalgic time capsules of early gaming culture. First, get ready to point out the impossibility of getting 50,000 points in Double Dragon in only a few minutes during the 1989 Fred Savage vehicle (and Super Mario Bros. 3 commercial) The Wizard, and then stick around to see an early foray in to …CG animation in the cult classic The Last Starfighter – a film that finally vindicates the educational value of video games.
In the spirit of good old fashion pro-wrestling and after school duke fest’s please allow Vagrancy to say…”HEY TORONTO WE ARE CALLING YOUR ASS OUT !!!” Smaller markets such as Saskatoon and lame ol’ London Ontario have been kicking your arse when it comes to exploitation attendance This was the primary reason I was very […]
Grab some friends and mark down in your calendars what will be an epic weekend. After launching last year with wicked talks, dazzling demos, a full-blown arcade, and scrumptious, sumptuous cupcakes, Toronto’s festival celebrating the art, creativity, and fun in video games returns November 13-14, 2010!
One night only! On Nov. 14th, enjoy two nostalgic time capsules of early gaming culture. First, get ready to point out the impossibility of getting 50,000 points in Double Dragon in only a few minutes during the 1989 Fred Savage vehicle (and Super Mario Bros. 3 commercial) The Wizard, and then stick around to see an early foray in to ...CG animation in the cult classic The Last Starfighter - a film that finally vindicates the educational value of video games.
Jeff, Will and Zack hit up the Toronto Underground Cinema last week for Son of Kung Fu Fridays and ended up recording a post-fu podcast with some of the gents from the Chinatown theatre. For this episode we were joined by returning guest Peter Kuplowsky, Underground manager and amateur Van Morrison impersonator Alex Woodside, and Morgan White, creator of the The Rep — the excellent web-series based on the theatre.
This Friday (August 13th) Kung Fu returns to the space at 186 Spadina with Son of Kung Fu Fridays! The Toronto Underground and Colin Geddes, curator of Midnight Madness and the original Kung Fu Fridays have teamed up to present the Shaw Brothers classic Mad Monkey Kung Fu. Chen (director Lau Kar-leung) and his sister […]
While shooting Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in our fair city last year, director Edgar Wright made Toronto his home. When Wright wasn’t busy making his movie—which wasn’t often—he was engaging with the local film community. On several occasions he curated his Wright Stuff film series at a local movie house that shall remain nameless. […]
Anyone who has walked down Spadina Avenue near Queen Street has probably noticed that mysterious Golden Classics sign. I knew that there had once been a movie theatre at 186 Spadina Avenue, I just didn’t know if the space still existed. The 700+ seat cinema, first known as the Golden Harvest and later as the […]