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Thanks to everyone who made our wonderful movie+dinner meet up possible yesterday! We met up at the cinema with amrhamza, hellhoundp2k, sodalicious and two friends, and we were really glad that astralojia could join us from all the way across the border and despite the (empty) threat of snow. Even though we had mixed opinions about whether Disney's new Cinderella was a good movie, we could agree that there'll likely be more movie meetups going into the future. We also meet up with WildPencil and artofMilica after the movie and took a stroll through the famous Silver Snail to satiate our nerdy/geeky window-shopping needs. Following that we headed to our own favorite Pickle Barrel for an early dinner, where Midnitez-REMIX and hazle2020 joined us for delicious burgers and beers. All in all, the meet up was hugely fun. Till next month, deviants! :wave:

PSA #2: We will be meeting on the ground floor of 10 Dundas East Ave, right inside the doors that open onto Dundas Ave. I will be holding a sign with a dA logo on it (it'll be the old logo, sorry). Please see the following image. Feel free to note me (justMANGO) if you have any questions, or for my cell phone number if you wish.

PSA: There has been a slight change of plan. To make the event cheaper for our attendees, we decided to forego the IMAX showing at 2:50 in favour of the UltraAVX showing at 2pm, which means we're meeting an hour earlier. Please let us know if this will affect your schedule.

When: Saturday, March 14, 2015 @ 2:30pm We're now meeting at 1:30pm!
Where: Cineplex Yonge/Dundas + Pickle Barrel

:emailsend: RSVP here

Join us for a trip into the world of classic Disney stories (probably with a new spin). We will be attending the 2:50 showing of Cinderella in IMAX we're attending the 2pm showing in UltraAVX instead, but please show up at least 30 mins early to meet with the group and purchase tickets. For those who are fans of Frozen, there will be an short sequel animation (titled Frozen Fever) that will be shown exclusive with Cinderella. You may find here the trailers to Frozen Fever and Cinderella.

:bulletblue: 2:30-2:45 1:30-1:45 - Meet up and ticket purchase. (Feel free to purchase your ticket ahead of time. It will skip you the lines.)
:bulletblue: 2:50 2:00 - Movie!
:bulletblue: 2:00-6:00 4:00-6:00 - We can visit the Silver Snail or another shop of the group's choosing.
:bulletblue: 6:00 - Dinner at the Pickle Barrel.

So come on out! Feeling shy? Bring a friend! Bring a parent! All ages are welcome.

:emailsend: RSVP here
Thanks to everyone who came out! Our Dungeons & Dragons players were Furilas (human bard), hazle2020 (gnome wizard), justMANGO (dragonborn paladin), WhimsicalSquidCo (half-elf ranger), and Pasiphilo (the DM), and our Cards Against Humanity players were Asuna1108, random-artist101, ronbennett, and WildPencil. Our D&D adventurers got half-way through thwarting an orcish horde's battle plans and our Cards Against Humanity players were all still friends by the end of their game.  We socialized over pizza dinner and wound down the evening with a thematically relevant screening of Futurama: Bender's Game (which spoofs Dungeons & Dragons) followed by an episode of Ron D. Moore's Battlestar Galactica. Hope to see you all in March!

:iconasuna1108: :iconfurilas: :iconhazle2020: :iconjustmango: :iconpasiphilo: :iconrandom-artist101: :iconronbennett: :iconwildpencil: :iconwhimsicalsquidco:

When: Sunday, February 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Party Room at 5460 Yonge Street (Finch & Yonge)

:emailsend: RSVP HERE

:bulletblack: 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm – games
:bulletblack: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – dinner
:bulletblack: 6:30 pm – movies

Join us for a night of sword-wielding adventure and politically incorrect mix-n-match, followed by a movie or TV series screening.

For the Games portion of the evening, attendees are asked to choose one of the following options. Please “sign up” for the option you prefer by indicating your choice in the comments.

:bulletorange: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition – If you've ever wanted to play the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy tabletop roleplaying game but had no idea how or where to start, this is your chance. We'll be running a short, one-shot adventure for 3 to 5 players. No prior experience with roleplaying games is required and pre-generated characters will be provided.

:bulletorange: Cards Against Humanity – If you think you've reached the limits of your dark side, then you probably haven't played Cards Against Humanity yet. This is the infectiously fun card game where you mix and match your randomly drawn cards in hilarious and, often, hilariously irreverent ways. Learn just how creatively depraved you and your fellow deviants truly are.

Dinner will be whatever we order in or take out, so bring some money for that.

The Movie portion of the evening will take place after the dinner break. Feel free to bring a favourite DVD movie or TV series 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.

:emailsend: Don't forget to RSVP! See you all then!

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. :)


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
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What\'s your favorite Disney movie? 

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6 deviants said Tangled
5 deviants said The Lion King
4 deviants said Aladdin
3 deviants said Beauty and the Beast
3 deviants said Toy Story
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Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is it whenever I cannot make it SO many other Deviants can?
sodalicious Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
I don't know. ._. I wanna see you again, I miss you!
Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss you guys too.
Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can probably come to the one in April.
Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Maybe the next one will work out? :D
Sin-Q-Bus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dentist appointment. :l  I am getting upset that I have missed a lot of devmeets.
Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, that is too bad. :(
Lycx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got any new ideas?
Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
We've got another games and movie night coming up in February. Watch for our journal posting this week.
OhioErieCanalGirl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
moving to Toronto the 25th, hopefully see ya guys soon.
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