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:star: Reminder: This DeviantMEET is this coming Sunday! If you're planning to attend, don't forget to RSVP.

What: Skating at Nathan Phillips Square
Where: Nathan Phillips Square / Pickle Barrel Restaurant
When: Sunday, December 21 @ 4:00 pm

:emailsend: RSVP here!

Welcome Winter in Canada with your fellow Toronto-area Deviants by lacing up a pair of ice skates and joining us for our annual skate beneath the festive lights of Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto. Then join us afterwards for dinner at the Pickle Barrel Restaurant to warm up and chill out. Be sure not to miss this, our last DeviantMEET of 2014!

:bulletblack: 4:00 pm - Skating at Nathan Phillips Square (we'll meet at the Skate Rental)
:bulletblack: 6:00 pm - Dinner at the Pickle Barrel Restaurant

Feel free to request a mobile number from one of our admins in case you arrive late or have trouble finding us.  See you then!
Hello everyone,

Midnitez here with my review of this month's meet! It was just me and Joe (Pasiphilo) and he stayed longer so he would be a better reviewer, but, first come first served I guess? XD

Anyway when it was brought up that the DevMeet was at a Book Fair, I'm sure I like many of you who were free but not sure found it possibly a boring concept. You and I were wrong. Oh my gosh, I wish I could stay longer! Yes there were a lot of people selling chapter books but there were also some people selling graphic novels, comics and there was also a food area with different food samples. Oh and before I forget, the comic place we got to first had 1st addition superhero comics for $1 each; you missed out on an awesome deal.

And hey, though it was just me and Joe, some of the people selling their books are from DeviantART! We didn't exactly go around asking people if they had DA accounts or anything, though I did make sure to check their promotional cards / bookmarks for if they had DA links. So I don't know if Joe found more people after I left, but as we were walking through the convention center we met a group of guys selling their book and they are from the Winnipeg DeviantArt community. It's too bad they were from Winnipeg and not from here but it was still pretty cool. Second group of people we met were two nice ladies who were selling a children's book. Very impressive work, all hand-drawn, full color; it was beautiful. And hey, though not super active on DA because it's gradually gotten more complex to use (it totally has), they were from Toronto!

Anyway, we looked around for a bit, saw a lot of fun books, some reminders of our childhoods, went for lunch and then I headed off and Joe went back in. I and I'm sure Joe agrees; we wish you could come, it was awesome and totally worth the $15 admission fee. But hey, there's always the December Meet which is our most popular of the winter season. It's off to skating and more info on that meet will be posted soon I hope. :)


Hey Gang,

Pasiphilo here, just adding my extra notes to Midnitez' excellent recap.

The fellow Deviants we were fortunate enough to meet were Mili Fay (a.k.a. artofMilica), a Toronto-based writer and illustrator who was showcasing her delightfully illustrated children's book, Animals in my Hair; and Justin Currie (a.k.a. ChasingArtwork), a talented illustrator from Winnipeg who was there with his colleagues showcasing their beautifully crafted story, Cassie and Tonk.

In addition to chatting with fascinating and talented exhibitors, I was fortunate enough to sit in on three separate hour-long interview/Q&A sessions with world-renowned writers. Anne Rice, best known for her enduring vampire tale, Interview with the Vampire, was there talking about her latest novel, Prince Lestat. William Gibson, who brought the cyberpunk genre into hi-rez with his groundbreaking novel, Neuromancer, spoke about his latest sci-fi novel, The Peripheral. Margaret Atwood, internationally acclaimed for works such as The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye, and The Robber Bride, charmed all with her wit and wisdom about writing and life and discussed her latest anthology of short stories, Stone Mattress. It was an amazing opportunity to get to ask these writers questions and learn from their expertise. And those were just the writers I saw - there were so many more speaking throughout the show.

The Inspire! Toronto Book Fair was an excellent show which would appeal to aspiring writers, those trying to get their work into the world, and fans of the written word in all its formats, from traditional prose to graphic novels. I'll definitely be going back again next year and hopefully you'll join us, too.

- Joe
What: Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair
When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building (Google map)

:emailsend: RSVP here

To all the writers, readers and fans of all forms of fiction, join your fellow Toronto area Deviants at the Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair showcasing world famous authors, hosting workshops, and celebrating the written word. We'll meet at 10:00 at the main entrance to the North Building. We can tour the show together, diverge to take in separate events, reconvene to share notes - whatever works. We'll leave the itinerary for this meet wide open.

Feel free to note Pasiphilo for a mobile number to help you find us at the rendezvous point or anytime during the meet.

Tickets* are $15 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 13-17) and seniors (65+) and free for children 12 and under, and can be purchased online here.

*Admission gets you in for all 3 days of the event - Friday to Sunday.

Please RSVP if you're planning to attend. Hope to see you there!
I'd like to thank everyone who attended our Games and Movie Night this month:

:iconfaeleena: :iconfurilas: :iconhazle2020: :iconhellhoundp2k: :iconjustmango: :iconlycx: :iconpasiphilo: :iconsodalicious: :iconwildpencil: :iconwhimsicalsquidco:

As restless warrior initiates on a quest to rescue their kidnapped friend in the Wildlings roleplaying game, our brave heroes traversed a bottomless bog, slew a pack of predatory wolves, set a possessed tribesman on fire, conversed with a dryad, fought off reanimated skeletal warriors, smote a vampiress, and stopped a grisly Blood Moon ritual that would have unleashed an undead tyranny upon the land. Oh, and they skewered a pesky raven, to top things off. The roleplaying game portion went longer than expected, but there was still enough time for a rousing round of Cards Against Humanity that effectively earned those playing a spot in one punitive afterlife or another. All in all, a successful meet. :thumbsup:

Stay tuned for November's DevMEET announcements. Hope to see you next month!
:star: Reminder: Our Games and Movie Night DeviantMEET (see below) is this Saturday starting at 2:00 pm. Don't forget to RSVP if you're coming. If you have RSVP'd but can't make it, please let us know by commenting here or sending us a note.

:star: Wildlings: For those attending, the Wildlings game makes use of polyhedral dice (4-sided, 6-sided, 8-sided, 10-sided, and 12-sided dice); I will be bringing plenty of these dice to share, but feel free to bring your own if you have them. See you Saturday!

October is a toronto DeviantMEET double-header! Yes, we're hosting two meetups for Deviants from the Toronto and surrounding areas.

World Press Photo 14

Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Adam Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, Toronto

:emailsend: RSVP for this meet here

World Press Photo is a a travelling exhibition featuring award-winning photojournalism of the past year from around the world. The images will amaze, shock, inspire, and humble you. Whether you're a photography enthusiast or simply a curious citizen of the world, this exhibition is not to be missed. We'll meet at 4:00 pm at the Bay Street entrance to Brookfield Place. Viewing the gallery takes about an hour, after which we can meet for dinner nearby and discuss what we've seen. This is an all-ages meetup, however some of the images, which are sequestered from immediate view, are of a graphic nature.

Directions by TTC: Get off at Union Station and walk north on Bay Street for about 5 minutes to Brookfield Place. Google Street View.

Games & Movie Night

Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Party Room at 5460 Yonge Street (Finch & Yonge)

:emailsend: RSVP for this meet here

Join us for a fun and social night of games and movies. We'll start with Wildlings, an exciting and easy-to-play fantasy tabletop roleplaying game (RPG) in which players portray warrior initiates who must solve the mystery behind a foul incursion in to their village. No prior experience with tabletop RPGs is required, characters are generated in minutes, and the game consists of infectious imagination and improvisation. Dinner will be whatever we decide to order in or seek out nearby (so bring some money for that). After we've satisfied our gaming needs, we can finish off the evening with a favorite movie or binge-watch a favorite series. Feel free to bring your DVDs/Blu-Rays and we'll take a vote on what to watch.

We'll meet in the main lobby of 5460 Yonge Street at 2:00 sharp and proceed to the Party Room. You are strongly encouraged to send justMANGO a note requesting her mobile number so that you can call to gain entry if you're late.

Directions by TTC: Take the Yonge Subway northbound all the way to Finch Station and walk south about 2 blocks to 5460 Yonge Street, which is this building.

We hope to see you in October!
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Countdown to Our Next DeviantMEET

Sunday, December 21st @ 1:00pm

RSVP Policy - "If you can't show, let us know"

The RSVP tool lets us know how many people to expect for our DevMEETs. However, we understand that occasionally the unexpected can force you to change your plans. If you have RSVP'd for a DevMEET but cannot attend, please inform us as soon as possible by posting a comment on the event's RSVP page or sending a note to the group. Please be courteous to your organizers and fellow Deviants: if you can't show, let us know.

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The #Toronto Featured Gallery is reserved exclusively for photos taken at #Toronto DeviantMEETs. (All other types of submissions will be declined.)

Toronto themed Deviations (photos, artwork, etc) not associated with a #Toronto DeviantMEET may, instead, be suggested for inclusion in our group's Favorites.

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If you could live in or visit any fictional world, which one would it be? Feel free to elaborate or add your own answer in the comments. 

10 deviants said Another choice (please comment)
8 deviants said Hogwarts (Harry Potter)
5 deviants said The Marvel Universe
4 deviants said Narnia (The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe)
3 deviants said Middle Earth (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit)
3 deviants said The Star Trek universe
2 deviants said Discworld (Terry Pratchett)
2 deviants said Tamriel (The Elder Scrolls)
1 deviant said The Doctor Who universe
No deviants said The Star Wars universe



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Lycx Featured By Owner Edited Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ice skating ice skating
justMANGO Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
We haven't posted details in a journal yet, but our December DeviantMeet - which IS skating - is already listed and RSVP-able. :)
Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there any chance a devmeet will be to go see Big Hero 6?
Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
We're discussing next month's plans, so you never know. Thanks very much for the idea! :)
Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot make tomorrow's DevMEET.
I spent what I had on a PS4 bundle and Ground Zeroes.
Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's okay. :)
Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Tomorrow's meet was cancelled anyway. Have fun PS4 gaming!
Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to but I cannot connect my console to the PVR so I will definitely need a new tv.
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