Posts by Dork Shelf Staff

IGDA Toronto Social Meetup

Interested in game development? Want to get your foot in the door? Look no further than the IGDA Toronto Social Meetup. Join local game developers for a few drinks at the Toronto International Game Developers Association social for December 2010.

Pontypool with Very Special Guests

As part of the Toronto Underground Cinema's "Good Canadian Cinema" series, we are proud to present director Bruce McDonald's Pontypool which has not only solidified its place in Canadian cinematic history, but is also very quickly becoming a cult hit around the world. Joining us for this special evening, co-presented by Rue Morgue and Chizine Publications, will be the stars of Pontypool famed Canadian actor Stephen McHattie and actress Lisa Houle. We will also be joined by the author of the novel Pontypool Changes Everything and the writer of the film, Tony Burgess.

The Games Day Podcast
Live @ DIG London

Our friends over at The Games Day Podcast — dork brothers from another mother — are doing a very special live podcast recording today at the Digital Interactive Game Conference in London, Ontario. GDP Episode 78 will be in keeping with the theme of DIG, discussing and celebrating all things indie gaming.

Sitges 2010
Tucker & Dale vs Evil Review

About 15 minutes into Tucker & Dale, you will think to yourself: why did no one have this brilliant idea before? Maybe if they did, it would not the work of horror comedy genius that this film is. While initially worried that I saw all the best jokes in the trailer, I was amazed at how Craig and Jurgenson kept the entire film fresh and brilliantly funny.

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2010

The 14th annual Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival is Canada's premier pan-Asian international film festival, fostering the exchange of cultural and artistic ideals between east and west. It provides a public forum for homegrown Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.

Dork Shelf and GamerCamp Present JOY STICK HEROES: THE WIZARD & THE LAST STARFIGHTER DOUBLE BILL

One night only! On Nov. 14th, enjoy two nostalgic time capsules of early gaming culture. First, get ready to point out the impossibility of getting 50,000 points in Double Dragon in only a few minutes during the 1989 Fred Savage vehicle (and Super Mario Bros. 3 commercial) The Wizard, and then stick around to see an early foray in to …CG animation in the cult classic The Last Starfighter – a film that finally vindicates the educational value of video games.

FILM SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL presents Brian DePalma’s BLOW OUT

FILM SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL Presents a 35mm presentation of Brian DePalma’s BLOW OUT Wednesday, November 25th, 9:30pm The Bloor Cinema …Taking his cues from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, American filmmaker Brian DePalma has proven himself one of the major cinematic stylists of all time. His work is signature: fluid camera movements, sensational subject matter, […]

Hibernation Sickness /// Team Macho Exhibition

Narwhal Art Projects is pleased to present Hibernation Sickness, a solo exhibition with Toronto collective Team Macho. Hibernation Sickness marks the collective's notable return to fine art after a two year sabbatical dedicated to their individual pursuits. A term used to describe the side effects associated with awakening from a period of suspended animation, Team Macho related similar type symptoms when returning to their group practice. Although their creative environment has remained virtually unchanged for the past six years with all members continuing to create out of the legendary shared space, the dynamic within the collective altered as each member developed their individual practice.

Gamercamp 2010

Grab some friends and mark down in your calendars what will be an epic weekend. After launching last year with wicked talks, dazzling demos, a full-blown arcade, and scrumptious, sumptuous cupcakes, Toronto’s festival celebrating the art, creativity, and fun in video games returns November 13-14, 2010!

The Hand Eye Society Social #10

Hosted by JASON “6955” DEGROOT - Conjurer of 8-bit sounds traveling from the stages of Blip Festival all the way to Grasshopper’s No More Heroes 2 soundtrack and creator of Points TV project for the 1UP Show, makes his triumphant return to Canada after ten years immersed in Japan’s video game culture. Like an ambassador of the video game age, he brings back tales of the very cool and very unique including video-game themed bars, a Nintendo museum, and other retro game-influenced happenings.

CINSSU Presents WTF Films:
9 Deaths Of The Ninja

To start off our WTF Film Series, Shane will be showing one of his favorite random discoveries on a 8 Movie DVD collection he found for 2.99. With a 2.1 IMDB rating, 9 Deaths of The Ninja is going to ROCK.YOUR.WORLD! This film "stars" Sho Kosugi [Ninja Assassin] as (and I'm freaking serious) Spike Shinobi the world's lamest ninja secret-agent who will slice watermelon, spin midgets and strip women underwater in order to get at the gay-crippled-Nazi-terrorist-who-love-a-Muslim-terrorist-who-laughs-evilly-every-time-he's-on-screen.

Dork Shelf & GamerCamp Present JOY STICK HEROES: THE WIZARD AND THE LAST STARFIGHTER DOUBLE BILL

One night only! On Nov. 14th, enjoy two nostalgic time capsules of early gaming culture. First, get ready to point out the impossibility of getting 50,000 points in Double Dragon in only a few minutes during the 1989 Fred Savage vehicle (and Super Mario Bros. 3 commercial) The Wizard, and then stick around to see an early foray in to ...CG animation in the cult classic The Last Starfighter - a film that finally vindicates the educational value of video games.