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EdmontonInfo
02-06-2008, 10:43 AM
NEW FESTIVAL FOR EDMONTON

6:45
EDMONTON/630 CHED
6/2/2008

A new festival for Edmonton opens today.

The Creative Age festival is considered a first for North America.

Festival producer Christy Morin says it's aimed at those 55 and older.

The festival is being held at various locations around the city and runs until Friday.

http://www.630ched.com/Channels/Reg/NewsLocal/Story.aspx?ID=1010391

Rocket252
02-06-2008, 12:15 PM
Pretty soon there will be a festival for Mosquitoes - let's not get carried away people on the festival thing - it can wear pretty thin after a while.

luxbeauty
02-06-2008, 12:20 PM
Mosquito Fest... not such a bad idea.

Rocket252
02-06-2008, 12:35 PM
I think there is a town in Manitoba that has a giant mosquito and associated festival.

North Guy66
02-06-2008, 01:16 PM
http://www.creativeagefestival.ca/

Creative Age? Is that what you call people over 55 now?

Does this mean anyone under 55 is uncreative?

Sonic Death Monkey
02-06-2008, 01:30 PM
Pretty soon there will be a festival for Mosquitoes - let's not get carried away people on the festival thing - it can wear pretty thin after a while.
We still need a sci-fi/fantasy convention/festival.

JayBee
02-06-2008, 03:23 PM
Pretty soon there will be a festival for Mosquitoes - let's not get carried away people on the festival thing - it can wear pretty thin after a while.

I know what you mean for sure, but I think gone is the era that we try to take everything in. There just isn't enough time. But increased specialisation generally is a good thing, I think, and every festival probably adds new participants that then start branching into other festivals. It's gradually becoming part of the culture. Everyone I know has a slightly different set that they take in, either all big ones, or just one bigger one and smaller complimentary ones, like Fringe/Nextfest/Shakespeare for theatre buffs, but Folk/Jazz/Bluegrass for certain folksies or KDays/Trees/Children's for families.

About the Creative Age Fest, many of our best artists have progressed/mellowed/matured into that generation, and absolutely have a lot to interest or please or excite. I welcome the new festival, and look forward to testing it out sometime. Good luck to the organisers.

Thomas Hinderks
02-06-2008, 04:48 PM
SDM
We still need a sci-fi/fantasy convention/festival.

You really think there is a need for an event like that?

How about anime'?

Tom

richardW
02-06-2008, 05:15 PM
theres that thing at grant mac for anime and the like. dont remember the name.

Sonic Death Monkey
02-06-2008, 06:45 PM
There's Animethon, there was Pure Speculation (which seems to have died), Fragapalooza for the gamers, and there seems to be some comics/pop-culture fair every month or so. I've always felt that they should combine all this into one big-arse geek festival or convention.

Some examples:
http://www.calgaryexpo.com/
http://www.hobbystar.com/fanexpo2008/

And the star-studded granddaddy in San Diego:
http://www.comic-con.org/cci/

JayBee
02-06-2008, 06:55 PM
Wow, that would be something for sure. Why not contact the respective organisers to see if they feel like meeting for a quiet dinner together in October or something?

I still might not be able to take much more than a small dose personally, but that would definitely add something to the spirit of each of them.

Sonic Death Monkey
02-06-2008, 07:01 PM
^ I recall suggesting the idea to posters who were promoting Pure Speculation and Animethon on this board.

But seeing that there's lots of important eyes reading C2E, maybe someone with way more money and organizational skills than I can take the idea and get the ball rolling.

JayBee
03-06-2008, 11:53 AM
Well I don't have that much money, and a lot of people who know me in the flesh seem to be skeptical of my organisational skills, furthermore location, location, location, you know...

But the idea of synergy between these ones is pretty compelling. They would all be bigger and better together somehow. I bet the Interfear people could benefit by tying up in here too. They needed more human resources so they folded, but if everyone could piggyback on everyone else strategically, I bet they could make it without having to each reinvent basically similar wheels.

Uh, by the way, maybe time for a different thread...

Again, best of luck Creative Age!

Thomas Hinderks
03-06-2008, 12:08 PM
In August if there is interest I would consider working with the groups for an event in 2009.

At the Museum we are always looking at ways we can enhance the community and community interests.

I too have no money but have bbe accused of having an ability to organize and run major events.

Tom