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Toronto ComiCon 2017

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RETRO 90’S VIDEO DANCE PARTY

An exclusive event! 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 and some very special guests! Dress code: Stylish or cosplay! $15 in advance only! Click here to buy now! 19+ only

COSPLAY AFTER DARK – THE OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY

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. Click here to purchase now! 19+only

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.

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.

CAST OF DEGRASSI REUNION

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!

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!

COSPLAY CRAFTMANSHIP CONTEST

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!

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.

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.

D&D LIVE! THE LEGEND OF T’RANNAH

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.

SWORDPLAY: A PLAY OF SWORDS

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.

SPONTANEOUS SUPERHERO STORIES – THE DANDIES LIVE IMPROV SHOW

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!

SPONTANEOUS STAR TREK STORIES – THE DANDIES LIVE IMPROV SHOW

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!

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

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.

MASQUERADE 101: ALL DRESSED UP, NOW WHAT?

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.

WIG RESCUE WITH ARDA WIGS CANADA

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!

WIG HEAT STYLING WITH ARDA WIGS CANADA

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!

ADVANCED WIG TECHNIQUES WITH ARDA WIGS CANADA

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!

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.

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.

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).



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