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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Revenge of the Nerds: Geeks Unite in SJ

If you see a posse of strangely-dressed young people roaming around town, Halloween hasn't come early. Saint John is catching on to an international fad known as cosplay--or costume play, in which folks dress up as their favourite characters from comic books, films, or anime. In case you haven't heard that's another term for Japanese animation.

To some, it seems strange pastime but it's one a lot of people seem to enjoy. So much so that there's a whole convention dedicated to nerdy pursuits coming up this summer. Organizer Meghan Milne tells CHSJ News the event--called Harbour Con-Fusion--is a place for fans of sci-fi, horror and fantasy to meet and talk about their favourite works of geeky art. And wear their crazy costumes, of course.

 Harbour Con-Fusion will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Saint John, NB, on Saturday July 28th and Sunday July 29th, 2012. In the meantime, the group will be holding smaller, geeky get-togethers and raising money for the Animal Rescue league.

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Join the Facebook group:!/groups/197099307057650/

Rollover Leaves Woman Trapped

An elderly woman getting trapped in her vehicle after a crash this morning.

According to early reports, the car hit a pole this morning on the intersection of Bay Street and Gault Road aroung 9:10am, causing it to roll over.

Police and Fire officials were able to free her from the car within twenty minutes or so No serious injuries have been reported at this tme.

Winter's Not Over Yet: Snow Expected This Weekend

After an unseasonably warm winter, New Brunswick getting a reminder that this is still a regular Canadian March.

 Meteorologist Claude Cote with Environment Canada tells CHSJ news there's a storm system developing south of Sable Island and curving toward Cape Breton. It's going to hit the Saint John area with 5-10 centimetres of snow beginning late this evening.

Moncton and Bathurst are expected to get 15-20 centimetres. Cote says things will have mainly calmed down by Sunday around midday, although we could receive an additional 2-4 centimetres.