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A limited number of tickets will be available at the Admission desks onsite at Toronto Comicon! Join us Friday, March 17th @ 9pm for the Toronto Comicon Retro 90’s Video Dance Party at One Loft, 292 College St. (at Spadina) Music videos by DJ Lazarus, drink specials, dance floor, special guests and Exclusive Decor by United Torch Productions! Dress code: Stylish or cosplay! $15 in advance. 19+ only
A limited number of tickets will be available at the Admission desks onsite at Toronto Comicon! Join us Saturday, March 18th @ 9pm for Cosplay After Dark the Official Toronto Comicon After Party at the Brassaii Lounge, 461 King St. W. Hosted by The Sean Ward Show and our delightful Cosplayers! DJ spinning Throwbacks all night! Drink specials, dance floor and special guests! Dress code: Cosplay or stylish $10 in advance at any Toronto Comicon Admissions counter. 19+only
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.
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.
Join us for a very special cast reunion from one of the most beloved television series in television history! See cast members Pat Mastroianni, Stefan Brogren, Dan Woods, Stacie Mistysyn and Kirsten Bourne assemble on stage together and reminisce about the greatest moments of Degrassi! A chance of a lifetime moment! Do not miss!
Visit the Mirage VR booth at Toronto Comicon! Try out a multi-player Virtual Reality Role Playing Game experience where you can become a powerful character in a fantasy world and team up with three friends to defend yourselves from the incoming invaders.
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!
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.
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!
Saturday & Sunday! Are you having the time of your life with all your kids in tow? Do you just need to sit down and take a breather? Here is a place to rest for all you great families! For parent(s) with kids under 12, the Kids Zone is a quiet corner where you can just chill and get away from the crowds for a bit. Lots of free activities! Take a load off, and thanks for bringing the kids! *Note - this area is not a daycare service, all children must be with an adult at all times. Click here for the schedule! Located outside Hall G.
The Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest is a costume contest where cosplayers can show off their crafting skills without having to appear on stage. This contest focuses solely on workmanship, and does not contain any presentation aspect. Cosplayers will sign up for scheduled appointments throughout the weekend where they will have ten minutes with our judges to show off all of their hard work. Click here for all the details!
Visit the Entertainment One booth for a sneak peek at the upcoming film POWER RANGERS in theatres on March 24th! You can even “Power Ranger Yourself” and see some authentic film props! You may also try the Valerian green screen experience in support of the upcoming film VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS in theatres July 21! Also some exclusive contests and giveaways only at eOne.
Toronto Comicon is excited to welcome Alfred and the young Bruce Wayne from the Fox’s hit television series GOTHAM. Signing autographs and posing for photo ops all Saturday & Sunday!
What a weekend for wrestling fans as Toronto Comicon welcomes two of the most popular personalities of all time with Mick Foley and Bret Hart. Added bonus: Noelle Foley is here too! Signing autographs and posing for photo ops all weekend, but Bret Hart is Saturday only!
Come and meet the beautiful Michaela Conlin and the charming T.J. Thyne, best known for their starring roles as Angela Montenegro and Dr. Jack Hodgins on the long running Fox crime comedy-drama Bones. Signing autographs and posing for photo ops all Saturday & Sunday!
This panel will focus on how fans, young and old, can get started in the art of collecting. Learn tips and tricks in displaying and expanding collections, and keeping them well protected. With huge releases over the last few years, many new fans of all ages are joining the collecting scene. Learn from expert panelist George Zotti (former Silver Snail owner) as he explains his journey from collecting at an early age to now owning one of the largest and most respected collections in the country!
The technology changes almost everyday, but there is one thing that is still a constant in working on Visual Effects in film and television, talented people! Come and meet Jennifer Maillett of Spin VFX, a skilled creator who will share secrets and behind the scenes techniques and footage on how they pull off some of the most impressive Visual Effects in the industry.
A Toronto Comicon Premiere! Come and be among the first to see the new Sci-Fi Series, “Deep Six”! An exclusive screening of the first episode followed by a Q&A with series stars, Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black, Murdoch Mysteries), Jonathan Whittaker (The Expanse), Katherine Gauthier (Saving Hope) and Mika Collins (co-creator/writer). The panel is joined by series director Davin Lengyel, Space & Sci Fi Historian Rob Godwin and Jaymie Matthews the series scientific consultant.
Have you ever thought about joining the ranks of the ultimate evil in the universe? Come out and learn some tips from the Canadian Dalek Empire on how to build a Dalek.
Calling all young Time Lords! Stop by and have some fun with Doctor Who activities – You might even get to meet a Dalek! Please Note: Parents must attend this panel with their child.
Join the Doctor Who Society for Whovian trivia, Jeopardy style! Create a team of up to 3 players and come test your knowledge, both new and old. The audience gets to play along too!
You’ve see them on the convention floor, causing both fear and delight. Now, learn more about what it’s like to engage with humans from inside the Dalek while fundraising for Children’s Hospitals.
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: 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.
Toronto Comicon wouldn't be complete without the help of some great Cosplayers! Cosplaying all weekend, running panels, taking photos and having fun!
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.
Meet the New York Times #1 Bestselling author of one of the most anticipated Star Wars books of the decade! E.K. Johnston will be attending Toronto Comicon for a book signing for her latest novel Star Wars: Ahsoka! Come and meet her on Saturday, March 18th between Noon and 1:30 pm in the 501st Legion booth in the lobby, just outside of Room 802. She will have a limited amount of copies on hand, and you can bring your own if you wish.
Welcome, brave souls, to Toronto’s premier Adventure Comedy where fully improvised fantasy is resolved with your own die rolls! What peril awaits our stalwart heroes in the mysterious, yet familiar realm of T'Rannah? Will they battle with the dreaded Bedbugbear in the ruins of Forthright Ed's? Lead a wayward Minotourist through the snow-capped peaks of the Mountains of Finance? Lock horns with a fire-spitting Drake in the Valley of Dawn? Only you, our Playing Customers (PCs) can decide.
Swinging from chandeliers, scheming for the crown and swordfights, swordfights, swordfights await in Sex T-Rex's high-action meloromantic comedy SwordPlay: A Play of Swords! Dancing from The Princess Bride to Final Fantasy to Game of Thrones like an assassin at a Masquerade Ball, Sex T-Rex dips its rapier wit into all things sordid and sworded and brings them to the stage in cinematic style. Also, dragons have for sure been extinct for thousands of years, so totally no dragons in this show. Nope.
How do superheroes unwind after a long day of justice? What happens when everyone's powers are switched? Join The Dandies for SuperFollies -- an hour of comic book inspired comedy made up on the spot! Jump into an improv scene and save the day or be like your favourite villain. Superpowers are not required to participate! Fun for all ages!
Holodeck Follies – Canada’s only Star Trek parody for Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike! Join The Dandies for an hour of Star Trek inspired comedy made up on the spot! Beam down to join the crew on an away mission or watch safely from your seat. Fun for all ages!
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.
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.
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.
You've taken the time and the effort to build a great costume and you want to show it off at the Masquerade. Well, here is an opportunity to get some hands-on advice from panelists who have competed at the different levels in the Masquerade competitions. Learn how to present your costume on stage. And it all starts with a little planning. Whether looking to do a walk on, tell a very mini story, a little dance or anything in between, here is an opportunity to break down the process and discover tips that can help you show off your Cosplay in the best light possible.
Arda-kedabra! Are you in search of the resurrection spell to revive your wig from the grave? Looking to cast it back to the state of whence it came? Join Arda Wigs Canada for the wig master’s guide on wig repair and revival! Learn about our favourite tools, and behold the various techniques, tips and tricks for turning tangled messes back into magnificent, wearable wigs! Watch us wave our wands and reset curly and straight wigs in minutes. Let us teach you our ways of wig care, washing, and maintenance to keep your wigs at their most fantastical! Trust us, it’s just like magic!
Heat is a staple in wig styling and can be harnessed in a way that makes your wigs look professional and top notch! However, it can also be daunting. Which is why Arda Wigs Canada is here to teach you how to properly use blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, and garment steamers to style synthetic wigs. See techniques for curling, straightening, spiking, adding volume, changing parts and more! It’s going to be a hot topic!
Level up! Take your wig styling knowledge to the next level with Arda Wigs Canada. Learn advanced techniques such as sewing wefts, resizing, dyeing and creating structured styles from one of our Master Wigmancers. You’ll also witness some of our key Arda Tips and Tricks! Don’t miss this chance to equip yourself the necessary wig expertise to step up your game and advance to the next level!
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.
Join moderator John Kirk for a special Q and A with our comic book industry legend guests TREVOR VON EEDEN (Co-Creator of Black Lightning), ALEX SAVIUK (Web of Spider-Man, Spider-Man newspaper strip), GERHARD (Cerebus) and TONY HARRIS (Starman, Star Wars: C3P0, Blood Blister).
Cartoonist and educator Ty Templeton (Batman Adventures, Batman ’66) introduces you to the basics of creating your own comic books.
Toronto ComiCON presents a special spotlight panel on our guests who are pushing the artistic limits of comics and illustration including JOE JUSKO (Legendary painter), JK WOODWARD (Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever , Star Trek/Doctor Who), JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER (Frostbite) and JIM MAHFOOD (Grrrl Scouts, Clerks). Moderated by John Kirk.
A look at what’s in store for Canada’s national hero in comics and animation in 2017. Moderator- Tony White; GUESTS: Paul Amos, Fadi Hakim, Richard Comely, Kalman Andrasofszky.
Please join us for a discussion and preview of what Chapterhouse Comics has in store for readers and fans in 2017. Moderator- Fred Kennedy; GUESTS: Andrew Wheeler, Jim Zub, Kalman Andrasofvsky, Keith Morris
As we celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial this year (150 years 1867-2017), where is Canada’s comic book industry and what is in store for us in this changing world? Our esteemed panel will attempt to address this question and more. Moderator- Ivan Kocmarek; GUESTS: Fadi Hakim, Keith Morris, Andrew Wheeler, Walter Durajlija
After the decline of Canada’s comics publishing industry after World War 2, comics fandom in Canada flourished and inspired many fans to become creators themselves, especially in the 1970’s with the rise of Orb Magazine, Croc, Captain Canuck, Cerebus and more. Moderator- Ivan Kocmarek; GUESTS: James Waley, Ron Kasman, Art Cooper
An all-star panel of comic writers Amy Chu (Kiss), Jim Zub (Thunderbolts), Tini Howard (Power Rangers: Pink) and Andrew Wheeler (Another Castle) gather to discuss how they got into comics and the craft of writing for comics – whether it’s for major publishers on licensed characters or on their own personal projects.
Meet Author Michelle Sagara at her book signing times:
11am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday in the Ad Astra booth in the main lobby outside the Exhibit Hall.