Pure Speculation Festival 2018

Upcoming Events

Vanessa Cardui Concerts in Edmonton!

Photo by Bastard Photography

The Pure Speculation Festival Society is producing not just one, but two appearances for last year’s Guest of Honour Vanessa Cardui! We’re excited to welcome Vanessa back to perform for her Edmonton fans!

Vanessa Cardui is an outlandish and daring musician with an alarming tendency to swing between the whimsical and the tragic. She has written hundreds of songs in various genres, including rock, folk, filk, and choral music, plays nine different instruments, and has a special love of historical and mythological subject matter. Her debut solo album, Thought Experiment, received high acclaim for its authenticity and bold emotional content. High on the success of Thought Experiment, Vanessa went on to release musical tributes to two Canadian subcultures: The Wine-Dark Sea for the pagan community, and Filk and Cookies for sci-fi/fantasy fandom. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, her 2017 album, Patience, represents a new level of sophistication and production quality.

Vanessa Cardui at Variant Edition Comics (10132 151 Street)

Saturday, April 28 at 2pm. Admission is pass-the-hat, and Vanessa will have merchandise for sale and be available for autographs after the performance. This is an all-ages show.

Vanessa Cardui at The Carrot Community Arts Coffehouse (9351 118 Avenue)

Sunday, April 29 at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm. Admission is $15, $12 for Pure Speculation Society members. Vanessa will have merchandise for sale and be available for autographs after the performance. This is an 18+ event, as alcohol will be served.

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We are ramping up for the 2018 Festival! Once again, admission this year is free!

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If you have any questions about the Festival, please contact us at pure.speculation@gmail.com.