Friday, August 18, 2017

Toronto Store Manga & Graphic Novel SALE!!!

Hi everyone!

Our currently ongoing Manga SALE in Toronto will be coming to an end this Sunday, August 20th.

To sweeten the deal, this upcoming weekend from Friday, August 18th to Sunday August 20th, we will also have a SALE on Graphic Novels!


Running all this week until Sunday August 20th!

BUY 3 - Get 1 more FREE!
BUY 7 - Get 3 more FREE!


Runs Friday - Saturday - Sunday, August 18th-19th-20th

BUY 3 - Get 1 more FREE!
BUY 7 - Get 3 more FREE!

Please note that both sales will exclude new releases and select titles, please see in store for details.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

EARN $400 or more working with the Labyrinth at FANEXPO!!!

Hi All,

The Labyrinth is heading to FANEXPO at the end of the month and we are
looking for people who want to work with us!

It's 4 days long and folks who can dedicate to working for all 4 days are preferred.

FANEXPO runs from Thursday, August 31st - Sunday, September 3rd.

If you think you might be interested, please continue reading.

This is a paying job. Pay is minimum wage but there are a lot of hours
(approx 40 hours) in a short time so it adds up fast!

Ideal candidates should have the following traits/experiences:

1. You have previously worked in retail or restaurant services.

2. You are outgoing, not shy; you enjoy talking with new folks and helping to
promote what you do.

3. You love comic books, pop culture, anime and manga. And you are up to date in
your fandom and knowledge with the latest current movies, shows and books.
(This trait is not a must, but it will give you an edge over someone of equal abilities).
4. You are physically fit.  We need folks who don't get tired easily and can work on their
feet all day.

***PLEASE SEND US a resume in PDF FORMAT***  

Also please write a small paragraph telling us about your hobbies and interests.
Tell us what new comics, manga, anime, movies you're enjoying or toys that you like.

Send this to

We will start calling folks back during the month of August. 

Due to time constraints, we will only call back folks who we will interview. If we didn't get
back to you, we hope you understand. We still appreciate your applying.


The Labyrinth



We will also be looking for volunteers to help us at the show!

Volunteers don't get paid, but only work a few hours each day in exchange for a free
pass to the show.

Volunteers can be 16 years old and up.

If you're interested in a volunteer position, please follow the same steps as above
and e-mail us your resume as a PDF document with a small paragraph about what
anime/manga/comics/movies/toys you like and why you like them.

Please state whether you are interested in the paying job or volunteer position.



Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Aug 31st - Sep 1st - 2nd - 3rd, 2017


Metro Toronto Convention Center
North building, 255 Front St. W.
South building, 222 Bremner Blvd.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Shinjuku's VR Zone

While Nintendo does not have any plans to enter the VR market, that hasn't stopped them from teaming with Bandai Namco to create a legitimate VR demo of Mario Kart! If you're in Japan, drop by Shinjuku to check out the 'VR Zone' where you can play this and other titles that Bandai Namco has been testing using a customized Vive VR Headset and motion equipment, including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Dragonball Z and more! It looks like arcades are primed for a come back thanks to VR technology!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Fall of the Simpsons

Most everyone universally sees that the recent era of the TV show 'The Simpsons' is no longer the force and influence it once was back in the 90's. That's assuming you've been watching the show since then. What led to the decline of this culturally iconic series? Here's a video essay looking precisely into that, which has to do with much more than just a change of writers, including considering the era of Television landscape and politics of the time which the Simpsons intentionally satires during its early seasons.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Canada now boasts the largest Mo-Cap Studio!

Learn about the world's biggest motion capture studio in the world, located in Vancouver, Canada!

"A hefty and healthy visual effects, animation, and games industry has been building in Vancouver over the past several years. Now that industry looks set to benefit from a new motion capture studio – the largest commercial facility in Canada. 
Behind the studio is a partnership between Vancouver Film School (VFS) and startup Mimic Performance Capture. The location will be available for students from VFS to use, while also operating as a commercial motion capture facility. 
The studio is located at VFS’ film production campus in Vancouver’s Gastown neighborhood. Here, the capture volume is 32,000 cubic feet (40’ x 40’ x 20’). The set-up involves 40 Vicon Vantage cameras, four head-mounted cameras from Standard Deviation, four HD reference cameras, and audio recording services. 
There are also three 40-foot stunt beams available, since many motion capture sessions often involve stunt work. Other facilities include a foley stage, greenscreen room, green room for actors, an on-site workshop, prop storage, and office space. The capture stage is located three stories underground and is therefore away from traffic or weather noise. 
The performance capture studio came about after VFS explored several options for an industry collaboration to provide motion capture at the film campus. The chosen partner, Mimic Performance Capture, is led by president Graham Qually, who had worked in motion capture for several years at Rainmaker Entertainment and Ubisoft."

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