View Full Version : Montréal -KweeBEK ?!?
September 20th, 2004, 10:28 AM
I know ther are a few people from Montréal on this site, so now I'm gonna keep count.
Or else I'm moving to Ontario.
September 21st, 2004, 12:09 AM
uh Im from montreal :bashful:
September 21st, 2004, 10:37 AM
Nice of U to POP by.
All the workshops from CA are way down south, and us being way up north :rolleyes: ...??...
It could be nice to have a little community here, wether it be sketchnights (in a coffeeshop somewhere) or life model sessions.
But I'm not organising anything yet....I want suggestions and also a head count just to see how many we are that dig this stuff.!! :)
I'll be checking out your "dump", you have good stuff going on !
September 21st, 2004, 11:32 AM
I dig going to cofee shops and drawing over a cup of cofee
(while smoking hookah, but that's another story :P )
September 28th, 2004, 10:59 AM
Where do you smoke? I only know one place " le salon du thé" that has those.
I'd be nice to have more people on here ( maybe everybody thinks kweebec is some exotic place...maybe I should've spelled it correctly :bashful: )
Maybe we could get together maybe once a month or something and do some portraits or sketch street corner ( rather awkward in the winter :\ but coffee shops could work out)??
Where do you hang out ?
September 28th, 2004, 12:19 PM
Lol, yeah maybe people do think that Kweebek is somewhere in the Caribbeans hehe.
There are quite a few place that have hookahs ("salon du the" took them out cuz people were going there just for that) but there are "Cafe Gitana" and "Hookah lounge" that are pretty cool ambience wise. The weird thing about smoking hookah and drawing at the same time is the very weird stuff that comes out onto paper when u start feeling like your floating :bashful:
Well your right, the cold weather is coming in and it would be shitty to sit outside and freeze off with our sketchbooks :nohope: (Starbucks is always a good choice for me :bashful: )
Maybe we should search out members in the members list and ask them, cuz there doesn't seem to be a lot of Montreal people noticing this thread. >:D
September 30th, 2004, 03:54 PM
Patience grasshopper 8)
Just kidding, I think it's a great idea.
Right now I'm leaving it to lady luck, these things can take time before picking up, and this thread is a good place to throw suggestions or post events for people in Montreal.
Maybe one day we'll even throw a TD challenge.
BTW, this isn't my thread, this is just a small snowball. If you have any ideas or feel like doing something to contribute, GO FOR IT !!
Initiative is so much more fun when there are no consequences. >:D
So yeah, track down other members.
So far I found one (other than you)
So it's: Dennal Floss 1 : Demeter Luna:0....................hehehe
September 30th, 2004, 05:58 PM
Well I know that Sparth is in montreal, but I'm pretty sure that he's must be over his head busy with work (oh and I would feel intimidated to sit next to a master artist :bashful)
There's Redmond, La Palida, endregan (at least I only found those that posted something)
Yeh so the score is now Dennal Floss:1 Demeter_Luna: 4 (plus me and plus you) that makes 6
September 30th, 2004, 10:05 PM
There's a couple of guys from Cine Groupe who have comic jams at Casa DelPopulo. They're a bit hard to approach though. :/
September 30th, 2004, 11:39 PM
Cinégroupe ??? I saw that place die...I even relieved them of some stuff. I know they still do some pre-prod and design work but who are the guys you're talking about and ......do they bite ??
I know there used to be jam nights at casa but I never checked to see if that's still happening :vodkamachine: . I'll look it up.
I'll post the schedule here soon. So stay tuned :nerd:
Hey Luna :maybe we should start a competition thread to see who can find the most Montréalais. Wait maybe this is it !!!
shit I'm losing Hey good job !!
October 1st, 2004, 12:10 AM
Hey Redmond! nice to hear from ya :)
the question is: would you be interrested in a meeting where we would just hang around and doodle?
Hey Dennal, maybe we should just write up all the names of people who live in montreal. And when they see their own name show up, theyll post something...... seems to be working so far :bashful:
October 1st, 2004, 11:06 AM
I'll get back to you on that this week-end.
October 1st, 2004, 06:00 PM
So I spoke to a guy at la casa who told me to speak to Billy Mavreas who then said:
" Comic jams at la casa should be every last sunday of the month between 1 and 6 o'clock "
That's good for me ( especially daytime hours ) but the last sunday of octobre is Halloween so unfortunately I'll be pretty busy that day.
But once a month is nice because I sometimes have an overly charged schedule and I wouldn't want to start something that I can't commit to.
Other than that, I sometimes go to a life model session
thursdays from 7 to 10 P.M , 5455 de Gaspé suite 200
I will also be going to the uqam sessions at the "pavillon design" (when time will permit )
wednesdays 6 to 9 P.M on Sanguinet (corner st-catherine)
I know there should be other sessions ( like colins and mclean, and maybe another session at uqam on sundays between 11 A.M. and 2 P.M. ) but I haven't been there for years so I can't confirm.
Post any places, sketchgroup suggestions or events !!!
May 20th, 2005, 04:21 PM
Gah, I had to search for post in the entire last year to find Montreal, what's going on here.
September 29th, 2005, 10:13 PM
*pokes head in*
Wow I didn't know there was a thread going in there. Abandonned this corner of the forums after I saw this thread die (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=21967) ..
September 30th, 2005, 07:05 AM
Hahaha, it died faster than a batch of sea monkeys!
October 4th, 2005, 06:40 PM
Seriously, there outta be more concept artists then that in Montreal, with Ubi, EA gameloft and stuff.
October 6th, 2005, 12:32 PM
Well yes. And a few of them are on the forums... Guess they all have a life ;)
October 11th, 2005, 09:18 PM
salut les caves! :tihi:
i've seen way more people form montreal than that on this forum.
nice to see this thread is revived.
by the way, anyone know where i can attend life drawing session with a model, not a class, just a session for like 5 or 10$, had them in CEGEP but now.... anywhere in montréal or the area.
oh, as for ubi and EA, sparth was in montreal, but he's leaving right now for ID games....
October 11th, 2005, 09:22 PM
im in montreal
October 12th, 2005, 10:43 AM
element412 : I know of a few places but can't give the address off handed. Plus I never went to check them out. I saw what seemed to be a place near work but still have to investigate. A lot of the attendees looked afwully young -read CEGEP material ;) So I don't know how professional that place is or what does the instructor (?!??!) is worth.
If anyone else has some good places to share, I'd also be interested. I'm in a dire need to shake the cobwebs of my brain's right side...
October 12th, 2005, 01:13 PM
i'm actually searching for something without any professor or anything so it's cheaper, already had some class in CEGEP now i'd like to practice...
well at 20 i think i'd also be in your ''young'' people class but oh well, i think i can still attend some session at my old Cegep,(ahuntsic) but if i remember it's on friday nights... that ain't really nice.
ah oui en passant tu semble parler français, alors salut!.
en passant , est-ce que tu travail comme concept artist à montréal?
October 12th, 2005, 06:26 PM
Yeah I know of some place but they have lessons, maybe if enough ppl are interested I could ask them for sesions without class.
October 24th, 2005, 07:41 PM
Would anyone know where to get replacement nibs for wacom tablet in Quebec? I know you can order them from the wacom website but it looks like less trouble to find them in Quebec.
October 24th, 2005, 08:30 PM
There isn't any shop i know in montréal that really got wacom products.. everyone can order.. usually... but for a nib....
i actually got 5 of them at home, they came with my intuos 2.. and i don't use my tablet enough right now to use them, if your are interested..
i'm in the montreal area if your need some now.
in other way, any store could order them with their next batch of wacom products, i'd try something like www.sigmawave.com , they're not "that' friendly but they usually got the best price i can find.
January 10th, 2006, 02:52 PM
*digs through threads*
hey did you guys n gals noticed that some time ago in Jason's MB showcase thread (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=53087) that they were actually considering Montreal for the next CA North American Workshop ? Did you go sharpen your pencils right away ? No ? Well what the fuck are you waiting for then ??! :)
January 11th, 2006, 07:05 PM
and in case it might interest anyone here, tomorow jeudi le 12 janvier, there is a special IGDA meeting for chicks only 19h at the SAT.
January 11th, 2006, 07:41 PM
Will you be there ? I know I will, provided memory doesn't fail at the last minute that is.
January 11th, 2006, 08:05 PM
Unless my cold comes back with a vengeance, I will.
January 17th, 2006, 11:08 PM
Layil Here... yes, you are correct that the next workshop is in Montreal (are you excited? youd better be!!!) and im starting the preliminary research on the city and its resources to start setting things up.
Id like to hear what you guys have to say on the city, if any of you are willing to volunteer a hand scouting places out, or know anyone up there who may. Also, any local guys who want to play tour guide to us when we get there, were gonna need a local contact to show us around and do some running around for us as well.
Were looking for a large event space that holds about 1000 people, with multimedia capabilites and several rooms for different demos. It should be as centrally located as possible and near public transportation and hotels... We arent looking for a really commercial or corporate looking space, rather an alternative "artsy" place with a cool aesthetic to it. The venue isthe first step in setting this up, everything else (hotels, etc) revolves around the venue location.
A starter question: What are the most popular neighborhoods in montreal, the artsy part (think east village in NY or soma in SF), the downtown area, the touristy area, the industrial warehouse district, etc.....? Were thinking cheap, cool, but not too far away from everything.....
January 18th, 2006, 02:23 AM
Nice Nice Nice.
When i tough texas was far away, montréal is 5 min away.
Really great to know Workshop is coming here, proud of my city.
As i don't really know if i'm gonna be able to be there.. ( depends when it's gonna be.. i guess this summer.. but i should be somewhere near thailand...no luck eh..)
Montréal is a big island, acutally don't bother about the outside of the island, pretty crappy, (i'm there it's crappy). The island is divided in sections witch all got different aspect to them. You are gonna have to inform yourself a bit, i'll try to help you a bit if i got some time.
I don't know much about the hotel, motel or hostel cause i never used them, you may have some luck in a ''lonely planet'' style book about montreal or Québec province.
As for place, the ExCentris is nice for conference and is a really nice looking place ( actually created by the guy who have Softimage... it's right beside it, if i'm correct ), though it's too small for your need. ( that was useless isn't it...)
check this list if you can read some french its's every place in MTL
Le Voir is a great place to advertise btw... though i don't think you'll have..:P
Ask Professionals here for help and i'm sure they are gonna help you out.
Very excited to hear about that happening.
January 18th, 2006, 02:31 PM
Voir in french and MIRROR (http://www.montrealmirror.com/2006/011206/upfront.html) in english !
As for venue places, I don't think that l'Exentrice (http://www.ex-centris.com/?l=en&s=leader) could hold up 2000 ppl. I'm thinking more of the SAT (Société des Arts Technologiques) (http://www.sat.qc.ca/sommaire-sat.php3?id_rubrique=68). The only problem with it is that there would be stations but no separate room per se.
The place where the Montreal Game Summit took place (Centre Mont Royal (http://www.centremontroyal.com/))would have enough space but would cost a pretty penny. It would be something to consider as well.
N.B.: I've attended events in all these spaces before.
Offhand these are spots I'm thinking about. I can find more choices if the crew still haven't thought about it!
As for artsy place.. Well montreal isn't really segmented into specialised neighborhoods like that. It's easy to go to one part of central montreal to another. Most of the serious galleries of modern art are downtown, but there are other smaller galleries in Plateau Mont-Royal, Quartier Latin, and on the anglophone side of town too ;)
January 18th, 2006, 04:44 PM
awsome you guys, ill look into all these places... thanks!!
January 18th, 2006, 07:58 PM
I'd also have a look at place bonaventure http://www.placebonaventure.com/English/place_1.aspx it's downtown with a subway station in the basement, a shoping centre, hotel and conference center all in one.
Maybe even Palais des congres
I'll look around a bit for hotels and the like but it will be easier when we know in what area the workshop will be.
The stm has the best maps, especially for the downtown area:
January 18th, 2006, 09:14 PM
Thanks for the links you guys... ive taken a look at all of them and so far the Excentrice place is the most like what were looking for. The others are too conventional of conference centers, good for boring business men, but not us!!
we want alternative spaces, or at least modern facilities with some style to them.
Heres an example of some of the ones were looking at:
and my favorite so far:
still, none of them are quite right yet...
the hunt continues......
January 19th, 2006, 11:08 AM
as we said i think the exEntris is too small for your need.. if it's really 2000 persons.
The last one you mentionned seems nice and is actually 5 min from where i work. never heard of it before though.
you could try this one : http://www.usine-c.com/
i think you can have it without the ''theatre'' configuration.
You have any idea about when it could be? ( not an exact date , more like ...this summer or next winter.. )
January 19th, 2006, 01:11 PM
Layil : Quartier Ephemere is adjacent to my favorite resto in the Old-Port / Multimedia cité neighborhoods!... It's great as a gallery but not quite so much as a venue. In terms of architectural style, I'm sure we can find something equivalent close to everything. (I know of somethign similar but it's in the south Rosemont... not a walking distance from downtown unfortunately).
element412: wow this place sounds interesting!
January 19th, 2006, 04:54 PM
element412: were only looking for space for 1000 people and were only actually expecting half that, we just want lots of extra space to run around.
the usine place looks nice, but its way too small. the foundry is 12000 spuare feet total and usine is only 5. plus, the theater config is too limiting. With the foundry, we can black out the whole venue and divide up the space however we want, and there will be plenty of space for everone.
Egerie: what was it about the venue you didnt like? Id be interested to know so i can factor it in to my decision...
thanks guys, your help has been great!
January 19th, 2006, 07:16 PM
I was also thinking along the line of something like the Rialto but the info contact info I found was this (no web site):5723 du Parc Montreal, QC H2V4H2 Phone: (514) 272-3899
Along with pics:http://www.preservationdirectory.com/photodatabase_theaters.html
It's a very very old movie theater converted ...
Usine C is nice but I didn't find an english side to their site... If you even need help translating (even tho there are french ppl at MB if I remember well, just ask here, I'm sure we'll be usefull.:^^:
I like the centre des sciences, it's in the old port, built in an old hangar turned into a science museum. They kept a lot of the old industrial look
January 20th, 2006, 01:36 AM
i understand the space you need, in fact i had only pointed the usine C because it's quite known as an artistic place, but i didn't check enough details on it.
As for the foundry, are you talking about the quartierephemere one? i still think this place looks nice.
A quick proposition, Sparth just left montreal and there are still really good CA artist working for ubisoft in example, maybe you could ask them to get another view on the question... i don't know, i'm sure there is a lot of people from montreal here that could help you.
Something important in montreal is being near a metro station as you can really get everyone with this transportation. the foundry isn't bad in that point, it's actually not far from downtown too.
I would suggest to make this happen on summer, so you could do a session on the Mont-Royal witch is really populated on sunday where you have big live Tam-Tam and percussion performances.
a search for "tam tam montreal" in google image would give you a small idea.
January 20th, 2006, 01:36 AM
:: double-post ::
January 20th, 2006, 03:27 PM
And speaking of which, UBIsoft held this year's xmas party (2005) at the Just For Laughs Museum (http://musee.hahaha.com/accueil.jsp?lang=en). I wasn't sure it was a good choice to offer since we were around 2000 in the place and it was a little difficult to move around relying solely on the elevators. It has an interesting décor and style you might want to look at it to see if it fits the needs of a workshop. But since you mention that we would be less then this it could work. Compared to SF's workshop, I'd say you could compare. The museum is located downtown, near Quartier Latin (correct me if I'm wrong YULers, it's corner St-Laurent, and up René-Levesques), another good spot for drinking, dining, etc.
Last year's (2004) party took place at the Science Center that Qitsune mentionned. It has fair amount of space but I dunno what's available and how configurable it would be. It has the advantage of being in the very touristic part of town (and Pub St-Paul is accross the street :vodkamachine: ;) ).
Layil : I wasn't sure about using Quartier Ephemere as a venue since I think it's too small.
Element412: The tamtam really changed in the last 5 years... Do you go ?
January 20th, 2006, 03:50 PM
Just for laughs is on St Laurent between Ontario and Sherbrooke if I'm not mistaken. St-Laurent up Rene Levesque is the SAT. Both are very accessible by subway.Just for laughs looks like a good venue to me because it's quite scalable, I've been there for shows and a movie launch and the events were of vastly different magnitudes.
As for the tamtam, as far as i know, there wasn't any last year because of the renovations.
I mentioned Science center because they have many different rooms of different sizes, maybe a mix of them would be good.
January 20th, 2006, 04:03 PM
qitsune : Obviously, I was drunk enough not to remember how I got there/left the place and mix the addresses :hatsoff:
January 20th, 2006, 06:08 PM
actually i haven't been to the tam-tam for almost 2 years now, i'v been in the Canadian Rockies all summer for a big trip so it's been 2 years now.
Hope it didn't change too bad.
January 20th, 2006, 06:33 PM
Egerie: the foundry is 12,000 square feet in total. MORE than enough space for 500 people...
I like the just for laughs museum. Ive contacted them, lets see what they have to say. It may serve as a back up...
February 2nd, 2006, 06:53 PM
It looks like were going with the Darling Foundry as a venue....
now, i need to start looking into Hostels and Apartment rentals for the staff and attendees....
i seem to recall someone posted a cool Hostel link somewhere, but i cant find it anywhere....
any recommendations, anyone?
this is starting to get exciting!!
February 5th, 2006, 02:44 PM
I have never been to a hostel in Montreal since, well, I already live here but this place looks nice to me.http://www.auberge-alternative.qc.ca/
It's very very close to the Foundry (same subway station) and I like their eco-sane-sensible-local attitude.
I found this one that's a little further away but still in old Montreal:
Just ask if you need someone to drop by and check the places out.
February 6th, 2006, 05:07 PM
Im actually already in negotiations with both those hostels... Id love to have someone go take a peek at them though... itd be nice to get an extra set of eyes on it!
February 6th, 2006, 09:41 PM
I could do it, it wouldn't be a problem....
February 6th, 2006, 09:59 PM
That would be awsome quitsune. If you could just stick your head in and see the places... im already talking to the people in charge of booking, but if you wanna spread the word of the workshop it wouldnt hurt either... ;)
February 7th, 2006, 08:22 PM
You talked about negociation with 3 different places, what is the third one? If I'm going to be in the neighborhood, I might as well check all 3...
February 9th, 2006, 10:23 AM
the hostel i mentionned was the hi hostel. ( for Hostelling International ) they are international and i've been there a lot in western canada, still i think it would be more pricey than what qitsune found.
no big infos.:blah:
February 26th, 2006, 06:38 PM
Has anyone heard of a good place for life drawing since this came up in the thread last fall?
I have found some models and with a few friends we'd like to hire some and split the cost sometime. Maybe once a month, would be good to get in shape for the workshop.
We would do that at my place which is a semi large loft so we could be 6-8 artists and not be squeezed. Would anyone be interested?
March 8th, 2006, 06:32 PM
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