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Ptarmicon seeking name for summer-long convention

Last modified: April 30, 2021 at 10:59am


Ptarmicon says its annual gaming and cosplay convention, which didn’t take place last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, will return this year in a new, summer-long format. 

On Facebook, the society wrote: “This year we are doing things quite a bit different, but we are still just as excited to bring a huge program to you all.”

Ptarmicon brands itself the world’s most northerly gaming and popular culture convention.  

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The Yellowknife summer convention normally takes place over one weekend and features panels, workshops on everything from wand-making to prosthetic makeup, vendors, and contests. 

For 2021, Ptarmicon says it is working with the City of Yellowknife to offer a similar range of workshops, panels and meetups through the city’s recreation program. Events will be scattered throughout June, July and August.  

Ptarmicon is now looking for help naming the summer-long convention. People are asked to comment their ideas on Ptarmicon’s Facebook page. The winning name will be announced on May 12.

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