Ryeberg travelled to Vancouver and found its people. Sincere thanks to every one of you who packed into the Cabaret Room of the Waldorf Hotel to make Ryeberg Live Vancouver such a glorious event. Michael Turner kicked off the show by throwing a frisbee into the audience and urging us to “live in fragments no longer.” Miriam Toews followed, asking us to join 30,000 Stoke football fans in a minute’s silence. After intermission, Charles Demers showed us whose houses to raid when the shit hits the fan, and Stephen Osborne closed the evening with his own “view cone” of historic Vancouver. Everyone went home with a copy of Geist Magazine and a whole lot to talk about.
Waldorf Hotel (1489 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC)
Erik Rutherford, Ryeberg Editor
Miriam Toews, “Silence”
Stephen Osborne, “Said The News Item”
Thanks to Geist — Stephen, Ben, Lauren, Chelsea, Michal — for publishing a fine magazine and for supporting Ryeberg Live. Thanks to Lizzy Karp for initiating Ryeberg Live Vancouver and for getting the word out to Vancouverites. Thanks also to the Waldorf Hotel — Danny, Michael, Kasha, Brittney, Tom, and tech wizard Garzita. Brilliant venue. Thanks Christine McAvoy for the great pictures. Finally, huge thanks to the Ryeberg curators: Michael Turner, Miriam Toews, Charles Demers, and Stephen Osborne.