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Weekend exciting stuff: Canadian Videogame Awards photos & House of Marley

by Blogger ‎04-24-2012 02:46 PM - edited ‎04-24-2012 04:06 PM

I've been traveling a lot lately so being in Vancouver this past weekend was a good thing. I saw fellow Tech Blog writer and founder of, Paul Hunter, attended the first ever Fan Expo Vancouver and was a part of the Future Shop team to bring the third annual Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs) to life. 


I thought I'd share weekend photos taken by Mr. Marjo Wright, a talented photographer I have the fortune of working with, and who once shot for big name papers like the Los Angeles Times. 

Before I dive into CVAs photos, here's a cool photo taken by my pal Tami Quiring at sharing on Twitter the Future Shop media swag bags made possible by amazing partners. Two dozen bloggers and reporters from across Canada received a bag prior to snapping photos of red carpet celebrities and gaming notables - the first time the CVAs offered this, thanks to the team at Future Shop:



(Photo from Tami Quiring,


Here's what was included in the Future Shop CVAs media swag bags:

  • Sennheiser PC 350 gaming headset
  • House of Marley headphones
  • Mindforce PS3 controller, courtesty of Collective Minds
  • ModNation Racers, courtesy of United Front Games
  • Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection, courtesy of Konami
  • NHL 12, courtesy of EA Sports
  • $30 in coupons for CinemaNow digital streaming service
  • April issue of Click Magazine, CVAs special edition, guest edited by Victor Lucas
  • Assassin's Creed inflatable tomahawk, courtesy of Ubisoft
  • Konami t-shirt
  • House of Marley t-shirt and leather bracelet


Special shout-out to the House of Marley team who stepped-up last minute to even provide sound docks to pump-up the volume at the CVAs pre-party.


Side note: House of Marley is getting a lot of attention these days. Ellen Degeneres recently featured their Freedom Exodus headphones in her Earth Day giveaways campaign:


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Now, on the CVAs photos by Marjo Wright. Enjoy:



That's Mary Zilba from the Real Housewives of Vancouver walking the Canadian Videogame Awards red carpet.




Christina Kiesel from the Real Housewives of Vancouver.




David Hayter, voice of Solid Snake, actor, writer and host of the 2012 CVAs with his wife Marisa.




Actors Kyle Cassie ("Death do us part") and Emilie Ullerup ("Death do us part").




Actors Peter and Julia Benson, from "Death do us part."




Actors Dakota and Shyann Daulby ("The Woodcarver" and "Camp good times" respectively).




Lou Ferrigno, the original Incredible Hulk and former Mr. Universe. (Still hulk-sized as ever.)




Hosts of Reviews on the Run, Shaun Hatton and Marissa Roberto. 




The Deus Ex: Human Revolution developers team.




Capybara Games accepting one of several awards they won this year at the CVAs.



See more photos on the Future Shop Flickr page


Watch the CVAs broadcast on G4 Canada and Citytv this Saturday, April 28, 2012. Check local listings.



by Exalted Expert on ‎04-25-2012 04:35 AM

Can I get one of those swag bags? :smileywink:



by Blogger on ‎04-25-2012 08:20 AM

JB, if only there were extras!

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