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2016 ATTRACTIONS

TORONTO COMICON OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY

Join us Friday, March 18th @ 9pm for the Official Toronto Comicon After Party at the Brassaii Lounge, 461 King St. W. Hosted by the delightful Cosplayers of geekxgirls.com! Back by popular demand, DJ Lazarus spinning Retro tunes all night! Drink specials, dance floor and special guests! Dress code: Stylish & upscale or cosplay (Dress to impress!) $10 in advance only! Click here to buy now! 21+ only. Limited quantities! Under 100 tickets left! Sales end at 5pm today!

INNERSPACE LIVE WITH CAST OF DARK MATTER

Join InnerSpace hosts Ajay Fry, Teddy Wilson and Morgan Hoffman as they are joined by Dark Matter stars Melissa O’Neil (Two), Anthony Lemke (Three), Alex Mallari Jr. (Four), Jodelle Ferland (Five) and Roger Cross (Six).
Free Autograph session with the stars of Dark Matter.
* The first people 100 to attend the panel will be guaranteed an autograph. They will be given a ticket to grant them the autograph once back at the Autograph Area.

INNERSPACE LIVE WITH THE CAST OF KILLJOYS

Join InnerSpace hosts Ajay Fry, Teddy Wilson and Morgan Hoffman as they are joined by Killjoys stars Hannah John-Kamen (Dutch), Aaron Ashmore (Johnny), Luke Macfarlane (D’avin) and writer/creator Michelle Lovretta.
Free Photo op with the stars of Killjoys.
* The first people 100 to attend the panel will be guaranteed a photo-op. They will be given a ticket to grant them the photo-op once back at the Autograph Area. Must bring own camera. Sorry, no autographs.

CELEBRITY PHOTO SESSIONS

Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favourite celebrity! This is the only way to get a beautiful 8x10 glossy photo of you with one of our guests in an intimate setting.

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AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

A perfect opportunity to get that special something signed by your favourite celebrity! Be sure to check out the schedule so you don’t miss out! NOTE: guests may charge additional fees for an autograph. Celebrities have their own signing booths on the Exhibit floor. They set their own hours, but basically if they are not scheduled for something else, you will find them in their booths.

ARTIST ALLEY

Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all of your favourite pencillers, inkers and writers. This is a “must experience area” for anyone interested in meeting the rising stars and the people who work the front lines of the industry! Here, you’ll find it all – comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art and sketches!

RETAILER AREA

Specializing in comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming, our retailers are bringing the newest and most rare goods on the market today. Find the missing book or DVD in your collection, or get a complete set at prices you’ll never find elsewhere. Toronto Comicon will make sure you leave with your hands full.

CELEBRITY Q&A

Get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities! These unique sessions give fans a chance to ask questions and get answers to horror’s best-kept secrets - from the celebs themselves. Prepare to be wowed and learn about how the biggest names in the industry got to the top!

MEET THE CREATOR OF DEADPOOL – ROB LIEFELD

Rob Liefeld is one of the most prolific comic book creators of our time. Come and meet the man who conceptualized and brought to life characters such as DEADPOOL, CABLE, X-FORCE, NEW MUTANTS, YOUNGBLOOD, PROPHET and BRIGADE. Oh yah, and he started a little company called Image Comics!

MEET THE CAST & CREATORS OF NEW HORROR SERIES SLASHER

Join the cast and creators of SLASHER for a panel discussion and exclusive sneak peek of Shaftesbury's new 8-part horror series, premiering April 1 on Super Channel in Canada. After a young woman returns to the town where her parents were brutally murdered, the citizens of Waterbury find themselves terrorized by a series of horrifying copycat murders. Panelists include; Aaron Martin (Creator), Craig David Wallace (Director), Steve Byers (Alphas), Patrick Garrow (Hannibal), Mayko Nguyen (Killjoys) and Christopher Jacot (Rogue). 5pm, Saturday, Room 803

MEET THE CAST OF SAILOR MOON – SATURDAY ONLY!

We are proud to welcome the cast of Sailor Moon! Come and meet Linda Ballantyne (Sailor Moon), Toby Proctor (Tuxedo Mask), Susan Roman (Sailor Jupiter),  Jill Frappier (Luna), Ron Rubin (Artemis) and Katie Griffin (Sailor Mars) at Toronto Comicon! Click here for more.

COSTUMES! COSTUMES! COSTUMES!

Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it is known, is a BIG part of Fan Expo weekend. Literally hundreds of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don't be shy; get your photo taken with all your favourite characters or come dressed up yourself. View our props policy here: Props and Weapons Policy

WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

Listen in and participate in our numerous sessions! Soak it all in through seminars and workshops held by the pros of the industry. With the professionals leading the way, you’ll be sure to learn how they do it in the real world.

SKETCHING DUELS

Sketching Duels: The best of the best in the comic industry join together in a fun and relaxed atmosphere where creatively anything can happen! Each sketch duel provides a lucky chance to win artistic masterpieces drawn during each session. Come one – come all and experience the creative minds in comics.

ECTO-1 VEHICLE FROM GHOSTBUSTERS

One of the craziest vehicles in movie history Ecto-1, sometimes called the Ectomobile, is the car the carried the Ghostbusters all over NYC. On display all weekend for photos.

FAN FAVOURITE COSPLAYERS

Toronto Comicon wouldn't be complete without the help of some great Cosplayers! Cosplaying all weekend, running panels, taking photos and having fun!

THE 501st LEGION: STAR WARS PHOTO SESSIONS

A great chance for fans to get up close and get photos with Vader, Boba, and those lovable Stormtroopers! Be sure to visit the 501st Legion booth on the Exhibit floor.

FIND OUT ABOUT THE VR EXPERIENCE FOR THE NEW HORROR SERIES “SLASHER”

Set in the world of Chiller and Super Channel’s new horror series, the Slasher VR experience places you in the creepy town of Waterbury as an undercover reporter investigating The Executioner’s horrific series of murders. Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift.

CELEBRITY Q&A WITH KENNY HOTZ & TONY GRAY

Kenny Hotz and Tony Gray discuss their upcoming comic books, 'Lou & Blue' and 'Tokyo Rednecks' along with their new series of comic based prints being launched at the Toronto ComiCon. Kenny will also be happy to talk about 'Kenny vs Spenny' and his other television work, while Tony will answer any questions about his work on The Conduit and the many other comics he's illustrated!

OFFICIAL GOOGLE INGRESS GAME PANEL & MISSION

This panel covers news on the official Google Ingress Game, community feeds and is also a regional player meetup. An exclusive mission will be created for players to complete on their devices while attending Toronto Comicon, with lots of Official Ingress swag to be given away to those who attend the panel! Not playing yet? Click here. 

STEAMPUNK ARTISANS

What began as a literary sub-genre has become a full-fledged flavour of cosplay! With a little Victorian inspiration, a dash of the fantastic and good pair of goggles, the possibilities are endless! Fantastic gadgets, costume pieces and accessories are all available for sale from our wonderful attending artisans.

STEAMPUNK COSTUMING PANEL

What began as a literary sub-genre has become a full-fledged flavour of cosplay full of Explorers and Adventurers, Airship Pirates and Evil Scientists, Inventors and Thieves. Take a little Victorian inspiration, add a dash of the fantastic and good pair of goggles, and the possibilities are endless! Hear from the experts of the Toronto Steampunk Society.

STEAMPUNK GADGETS AND GIZMOS

Fantastic gadgets and weapons play an important part of many a Steampunk costume... Steampunk is after all a form of Science Fiction, and gadgetry of all sizes help add the “Science” to that equation. Our panel of expert propbuilders have years of experience and will share techniques and tips. We want to take the slant away from just painting nerf guns and show other things that can be done.

LOLITA FASHION ARTISANS

Visit with some of the talented artisans behind many of the most beautiful Lolita projects ever created! The Lolita fashion craze from Japan has inspired an entire creative movement in North America and you can see what’s available and where the artists are taking it.

IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY LIVE IMPROV SHOW

A Galaxy Far, Far Away includes familiar favorites from one of the best loved movie series of all times, with the fresh originality of unscripted comedy. Each show is a completely unique, standalone episode, in which original characters face a new set of intergalactic discoveries and dangers within the Star Wars universe. With all of the adventure, action, and imagination of the original movies, this unscripted comedy highlights the unsung (and unheard of) characters just off screen. Truly sci fi comedy fun at it's best!

EMILY STRIKES BACK – LIVE PERFORMANCE OF A PLAY ABOUT FANDOM

Travel back to 1980 and join Star Wars fans Ricky, Peter, Muppet-loving Denise and just-got-dumped Kevin for the much anticipated squeal of all time: The Empire Strikes Back! Not even sitting beside the only Star Trek fan in the entire theatre will ruin this monumental evening…That is until Kevin’s ex-girlfriend, Emily, decides that she’s going to make a come-back into his life. It’s going to take more than the force to keep Emily from ruining their night—and the theatre’s!

THE DANDIES LIVE SUPERHERO IMPROV SHOW

The Mutables – Audience-created improvised super stories

Comic book superheroes come alive as Toronto-based comedians, The Dandies, make up new adventure stories based on audience suggestions and create new heroes, new superpowers, and new fearsome foes on the spot!

COSPLAY PANEL: THE GIRLS OF GEEKXGIRLS.COM

An open Q & A session on the topics of what it’s like to be a part of the Geek Girls, how to become a Geek Girl and why it’s so much fun! The serious part we will discuss the ever changing world of social media and branding. Hosted by the ladies of geekxgirls.com

COSPLAY PANEL: COSPLAY FOR BEGINNERS

An introduction into the world of cosplay for beginners! Maybe you have been thinking about getting into the hobby but don’t know where to start? Join the ladies of geekxgirls.com and you’ll be sure to know more about it. Our panelists will share their personal experiences, tips on getting started and maybe a few things you should avoid. Hosted by Player Two, Jenn Marvel, and Lady D Cosplay.

COSPLAY PANEL: TIPS ON STRIKING A POSE FOR COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY

Join us to get some tips and tricks on giving your cosplay photos that extra special “something”. Learn about effective poses and what you should plan for to get the best results. Discussion about common mistakes and misconceptions; is there a “best way”. How to conquer the method of becoming your character. Hosted by Lady D Cosplay and Evie E. 

COSPLAY PANEL: ARMOUR & PROPS FABRICATION 101

Armour and props show your commitment to your cosplay. They can be tricky and expensive to produce, but we are here to help, with tips and tricks selecting materials and fabrication. We will go through whole process, because as cosplayers, we know everyone has some kind of budget. Hosted by Lily Spitfyre. Jenn Marvel and Scarlett Quinn.

COSPLAY PANEL: SPECIAL EFFECT MAKE-UP

In this panel the ladies from geekxgirls.com will be focusing on Make-up and Special Effects Make-up techniques used in Cosplay. Tips on how to make prosthetics, how to apply Make-up effectively and related product reviews. The literal do’s and don’ts of all things Make-up. Hosted by Roxy Lee, Gina G and Lady Di Cosplay.

COSPLAY PANEL: SPANDEX 101

An in-depth look at how to work with stretch fabrics, for beginners and experts. You will learn tips and tricks for working with spandex, including drafting and the finishing process. Other types of stretch fabrics will also be covered. Hosted by Gillykins and Gina G cosplay.

COSPLAY PANEL: PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS & TRICKS

An in-depth look into specialized world of cosplay photography. There is so much to consider including lighting, camera types, and other equipment. We will guide the way to getting you the best picutures. Hosted by GG : Amaleigh Photography. Ailes Noires Photography and Gillykins.

COSPLAY PANEL: BODY PAINTING

The ins and outs of Cosplay Body paint. Learn how to incorporate body paint into cosplay; it’s not as difficult as you might think. Related products and techniques and procedures will be discussed for beginnings and experience cosplayers alike. Hosted by Shelle Chii, Evie E and Scarlett Quinn.

COSPLAY PANEL: HARRY POTTER FANDOM

A loving discussion about the vast world of Harry Potter, it’s popularity and impact on global pop culture and costuming communities. Hosted by Lady D cosplay. Shelle Chii. Evie E cosplay. 

COSPLAY PANEL: DISNEY FANDOM

An in depth discussion about the world of Disney characters and its influence and impact on the cosplay community and pop culture. Hosted by Player Two. Shelle Chii. Evie E cosplay. 

COSPLAY Q AND A:

Be sure to have your questions ready when you join the ladies from geekxgirl.com for this cosplay Q and A. Absolutely any cosplay related questions are welcome! Our experts have years of experience and solutions to real life cosplay situations. Learn a series of helpful hints on how to get the most out of your cosplaying experience.

SECRET WARS REUNION PANEL

30 years ago Marvel Comics published the groundbreaking Secret Wars maxi-series, now the legendary creators reunite at Toronto ComiCON - Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck and John Beatty to discuss the project and their incredible careers.

CREATOR SPOTLIGHT ON WILLIAM STOUT

Renowned illustrator William Stout guides you through a special career retrospective presentation.

COMIC BOOK BOOTCAMP PRESENTS TY TEMPLETON

Cartoonist and educator Ty Templeton (Batman Adventures, Batman ’66) introduces you to the basics of creating your own comic books.

CREATOR SPOTLIGHT ON JOHN OSTRANDER

Please join us for a special interview with legendary comics writer John Ostrander. For over 35 years he’s thrilled audiences with the adventures of characters like Grimjack, The Spectre, Martian Manhunter, Firestorm and the Suicide Squad.

CREATOR SPOTLIGHT ON SCOTT KOLINS, ANDREW C. ROBINSON & DAVE McCAIG

Join all-star artists Scott Kolins (The Flash), Andrew C. Robinson (Fifth Beatle) and colourist Dave McCaig (All-New, All-Different Avengers) for a special Q&A.

CHAPTERHOUSE COMICS PRESENTS CAPTAIN CANUCK & FRIENDS

Meet the people behind Chapterhouse Comics: Kalman Andrasofszky (Captain Canuck), Jason Loo (The Pitiful Human Lizard), Rossi Gifford (Spirit Leaves), Richard Comely (Captain Canuck), Fred Kennedy (The 4th Planet) and Danny Zabbal (Life, Death + Sorcery).

75 YEARS OF CANADIAN COMICS PANEL WITH GERHARD, RICHARD COMELY & MORE

In 1941 Bell Features published the first Canadian comic book, Better Comics #1. Please join an esteemed group of comicologists as they discuss the ups and downs of Canada’s unique comic book publishing history. Featuring Walter Durajlia, Ivan Kocmarek, Richard Comely (Captain Canuck), James Waley (Orb Magazine), Gerhard (Cerebus) and Fadi Hakim (Chapterhouse Comics).

CHAPTERHOUSE STUDIOS PRESENTS CAPTAIN CANUCK – SEASON 2

The eagerly awaited second season of Captain Canuck The Animated Webseries has begun. Ajay Fry hosts a behind the scenes look at the show, featuring Kris Holden Ried, Kalman Andrasofsky, Fadi Hakim, George Zotti and Mike Valiquette.

MEET THE YOUTUBERS! SEAN WARD, ALB & KARLI WOODS

More and more YouTube is the place to go for fan made entertainment and connection with the fan community. Come and meet some Toronto area YouTubers who are making it happening in the world of Fandom. Maybe you are already a fan or perhaps you have a channel of your own that you want to take to the next level. Join us and meet these talented and successful people as they share their experiences in the Golden Age of the 21st Century truly global network.

FREE BUILD YOUR OWN DEADPOOL PLUSHIE!

Free Plushie Building Pop-up! You can make your own stuffed toy on the spot with with a helpful pattern and instruction from expert builder, Heather! It's fun! It's easy! It's free! All ages! Plushie Building Pop-up is located in the lobby of the 800 Level, just outside the main doors of the Exhibit hall. Runs from Noon to 4pm, Saturday & Sunday!



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