From SAIT IT to custom mini figure press 3D-Printer Grym Forge provides affordable custom goods for tabletop gaming

For tabletop war and role-play gamers alike, quality 3D-printed terrain and custom miniatures are about to get exponentially cheaper and more convenient to get a hold of. The credit for this goes to Grym Forge, an emerging online retailer run by James Eby, a member of SAIT’s academic IT department …

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Sickboy breaks illness-related stigmas through humour Halifax-based podcast hits The Gateway

The Gateway’s Thursday, Jan. 11, 2017 conclusion to the Polar Jam marked Sickboy’s first collective appearance in Calgary, with a line-up of guests that wrote in as fans to appear on the podcast to talk about their illnesses. Sickboy is about making conversations about illness and disease easier to have, …

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CUFF.Docs show final words of Charles Manson

The fifth annual CUFF.Docs International Documentary Festival came out of hiding during the weekend of Nov. 16, bringing some of the most unique films to the city. The annual documentary film festival featured four film directors in attendance. One of the directors in attendance was Calgary film director, James Buddy Day …

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Celebrating the Indigenous new wave

A music mentorship program, a series of in-community workshops and an intimate evening of live music, poetry and story-telling, are the gears that run New Constellations. “We’re just artists engaging with other artists who happen to be Indigenous. “We want to let the artists articulate what they want in the …

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Youtube star behind the viral sensation, the harlem shake, gets emotional in new EP

How do you separate the artist from the comic? When your internet presence is known mainly as being the king of alt-comedy on YouTube, when you’ve made videos about eating rats and baking cakes from vomit, it’s not easy to take a step in a completely different direction. This is …

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The legend continues

The Legend of Zelda returns with the Symphony of the Goddesses on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. The video game series is presenting its second concert with live music from local and international instrumentalists and clips from The Legend of Zelda games, displayed on a …

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Back to the Future star set to visit largest entertainment convention in Calgary

Canadian movie star Michael J. Fox, AKA. Marty McFly on screen will be speeding into the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo at 88 miles per hour. “It’s so exciting. He’s somebody that we’ve been working on for several years and we’re just really happy that all the schedules aligned and …

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SAIT’s new downtown culinary campus prepares future entrepreneurs

The Tastemarket had its grand-opening to the public on Friday, Nov 2. to give the first class of SAIT Culinary Entrepreneurship students an opportunity to get a 100 per cent hands-on experience in a culinary workplace. “It’s needed. There’s an entrepreneurship class in many universities, but The Tastemarket is the …

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Beakerhead Club in full swing

        As of the week of Nov. 1 2017, The Beakerhead Club is now considered an official club by SAITSA and is in full-swing preparing for 2018s iteration of Beakerhead amongst other things. Beakerhead is Calgary’s very own science, art and entertainment festival and year-round education initiative. …

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Flashbacks at the Peer Support Centre

The SAITSA Peer Support Centre sends students back through time to the days of Saturday morning cartoons every Friday. “The idea is to take [students] back to a time when [they were] younger with less stress,” said SAITSA Peer Support Centre Coordinator, Sarah Hogendorp. “You [get to] disengage from homework …

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Danko Jones ready to get wild at The Gateway

Danko Jones, twenty-year veterans of the Canadian music scene, will be returning to The Gateway, bringing howling guitars paired with wild vocals. “It’s [The Gateway] a great room, it’s very intimate, sometimes too intimate, but I enjoy that,” joked Danko Jones, lead guitarist and singer for the band Danko Jones. …

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Contemporary start to Indigenous art

ACAD’s Illingworth Kerr Gallery brings together six distinctive Indigenous artists, from regions across Canada, to express the concept of time in new perceptions of how long we have in existence. Future Memories (Present Tense) | Contemporary Practices in Perspective, challenges the ideas of time by using the artist’s feelings on …

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There’s a chill in the air

Screamfest owner, Mike Sheppard, says to “bring spare underwear” because it’s that frightful time of year again, and the biggest celebration of all that goes bump in the night has commenced above and below the grave. According to Sheppard, Screamfest is the largest Halloween event in Calgary. “Our whole goal …

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Dawn of the dead

Blair Lindsay, veteran firefighter and paramedic-turned-SAIT instructor of paramedic and respiratory therapy, recently completed his self-published sci-fi horror trilogy with the release of his third novel, Armageddon Machine. The series has been the object of Lindsay’s attention in his spare time since he began writing in 2010. “I write horror …

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Creating the perfect costume

Edmonton Expo may be over, but the amazing convention cosplayers can serve as inspiration for creating the perfect Halloween costume. The Expo played host to some of the most popular cosplayers including Garnet Runestar, J. Hart Designs and JediManda, who shared some of their favourite tips for creating the perfect …

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Calgary leading the way in international film

The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) ended on Sunday, Oct. 1 with a record-breaking estimated attendance of 40,000 people. Though the CIFF has come to an end, it isn’t the end to the filming being done in Calgary. “[Calgary has evolved] more and more, lots of international films come to …

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The Gateway turns 16

The Gateway turned 16 years old in its current iteration with a party on Wednesday, Sept. 27 celebrating its place in both the hearts of SAIT students and modern day Canadian music. July Talk, Arkells, Sticky Fingers, Illy, Anti-Flag, Shred Kelly, X- Ambassadors, The Darcys, Paper Lions, The Strumbellas and …

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Edmonton Expo recap

  Since 2012, the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo has been a place for people from all walks of life to gather and celebrate comics, movies and television. For three days attendees got non-stop shopping, saw amazing cosplayers, and got to meet fantastic guests from the and from the film, …

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A newbie, a veteran and Zach Galifianakis walk into a bar

The city of Calgary is being spoken of in the same regard as some of North America’s stand-up comedy hot-spots, and it might be due to a bar downtown that serves up fresh stand-up every Monday night. “We have something here in Calgary that’s pretty cool and pretty unique,” said …

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Indie all-stars

Calgary band Windigo is coming back to The Gateway with a party to celebrate the release of their EP. Magic alongside fellow indie bands 36?, The Ashley Hundred and Ivory Hours. The band is, “very excited [to be] coming back to The Gateway,” said Anthony Kameka, lead singer and guitarist …

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