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This event has been cancelled due to insufficient interest. We will be hosting this one again in the near future. Stay tuned for next month's devMEET!





What: We bowl, then we eat.
Where: Bowlerama Newtonbrook - 5837 Yonge St. (just north of Finch Ave.) We'll meet at the main doors.
When: Saturday January 17th, 2015 @ 3:30

:emailsend: RSVP here!

Join your fellow Toronto Deviants this month for bowling at Bowlerama followed by dinner at Congee Time (5817 Yonge Street).

:bulletblack: 3:30 pm Rendezvous at Bowlerama
:bulletblack: 4:00 pm Bowling!
:bulletblack: 6:00 pm Dinner at Congee Time

Minimum RSVP Required. We need at least 8 RSVPs for this DevMeet by Thursday, Janurary 15, at 3:30 pm or it will be cancelled, so be sure to RSVP if you're coming. Bringing a friend is encouraged! You can RSVP here :emailsend:

Cost: The price to bowl is $29 per lane per hour, so the cost divided among all attendees should be manageable. You'll also need to rent bowling shoes, which are $3.75 a pair.

Directions by TTC: Take the Yonge/University subway to Finch Station. Walk north on Yonge Street from Finch Station to 5837 Yonge Street, approximately 5 minutes.

See you then! :wave:
: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. :)

Admin,
-Midnitez


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!
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:iconlycx:
Lycx Featured By Owner 2 minutes ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got any new ideas?
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OhioErieCanalGirl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
moving to Toronto the 25th, hopefully see ya guys soon.
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
See you soon! :D
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Reshireka Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Any idea of where the next meet will be and what we will be doing? I was really upset to miss out on skating last month. .n.
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:iconmidnitez-remix:
Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Something was just posted. :D
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:iconpasiphilo:
Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
We're going bowling on Jan 17. The event details have just been posted. Hope you can make it! :)
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:iconlycx:
Lycx Featured By Owner Edited Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ice skating ice skating
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justMANGO Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
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:iconpasiphilo:
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. :)
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:iconlycx:
Lycx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah woah woah I missed it!
That's weird... I was actually there that day- but in the evening. Well well, maybe next time!
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