OMDC Newsletter
APRIL 2013


OMDC congratulates the Ontario winners of the Canadian Cover Awards. The awards, hosted by Magazines Canada and CMC, recognize and celebrate the success and importance of the industry's top-selling magazine covers in Canada. Winners included Rogers Publishing titles Canadian Business, Maclean's, Chatelaine and Style at Home, Legion Magazine, TC Media's Elle Quebec, and SkyNews - whose winning edition included a handy pair of solar eclipse glasses for safe viewing of the transit of Venus in June 2012.

It was a big evening for OMDC-supported SkyNews. In addition to an award-winning cover, the publisher, Greg Keilty, was awarded the Newsstand Marketer of the Year Award which goes to an individual who shows true innovation and passion through a successful marketing project. In addition to the innovative May/June edition, Greg oversaw a spectacular rise in newsstand sales of 43% over 2012.

Industry Deadlines and Events

Game On 2.0 | It's geek paradise -- and an educational kaleidoscope. Game On 2.0, the largest museum exhibition about the history, technology and future of video gaming, premieres in Canada March 9 at the Ontario Science Centre. Planned Ontario outreach features guest speakers including Toronto game developer Ryan Henson Creighton, and U of T game and transmedia expert Sara Grimes. Game aficionados won't want to miss the VirtuSphere, a giant sphere equipped with virtual wireless goggles, which may be the closest replication for the public of a full-body game play experience. Said Lesley Lewis, CEO of the Science Centre, an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport: "Video games have changed the way we think, learn and play. This immersive exhibition gives visitors a powerful perspective on the past, present and future."; #gameonscience; @ontsciencectr

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Upcoming Awards, Festivals and Markets

Apr.5-14 Cinéfranco 2013, Toronto, Ontario
Apr. 8-11 MIPTV, Cannes, France
Apr. 9-21 TIFF Kids, Toronto, Ontario
Apr.9-21 TIFF DigiPlay, Toronto, Ontario
Apr.10-14 ReelWorld Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario
Apr. 14-19 Discovery Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
Apr.15-21 JUNO Week, Regina, Saskatchewan
Apr. 15-17 London Book Fair, London, UK
Apr.21-23 FITC-Toronto 2013, Toronto, Ontario
Apr. 25-May 5 Hot Docs, Toronto, Ontario
May 15-16 INPlay, Toronto, Ontario
May 15-26 Festival de Cannes,Cannes, France
May 29-June 1 Book Expo America (BEA), New York City, New York.
May 29-31 2013 Creative City Summit, Ottawa, Ontario.
May 29-31 Ottawa International Game Conference, Ottawa, Ontario

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