Yeah, it’s Con Season. As we did with the Calgary Comic Expo, we wanted to let you know that our entire staff is going to be attending the Ottawa Comic Con and will be out of the office from May 9th to 12th! That means anything ordered on those dates will only be processed the week of May 13th. Of course, our online store will STILL BE OPEN 24/7, but our shipping department is going to be closed during this period.
See you at the Con!
SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST 2013
9:00am – 3:00pm
Collectables, Toys, Figurines, Vehicles, Comics, Cards and more
Early Bird 8:00am-9:00am 15$
0-6 years old FREE
7-12 years old 3$
Dave’s Toy Cave
SAMEDI, I er JUIN, 2013
9h00 – 15h00
Objets De Collection, Jouets, Figurines, Véhicules, Bandes Dessinées, Cartes et plus
Lève-tôt 8h00-9h00 15$
0-6 ans GRATUIT
7-12 ans 3$
Dave’s Toy Cave
GET READY, TORONTO!
On the weekend of March 9th and 10th, Toronto plays host to the TORONTO COMICON, a show featuring some of the most awesome guests from comics, film, television and beyond! Patrick Stewart? Jonathan Frakes? LeVar Burton? YUP. Them and the whole Star Trek TNG cast! Sean Astin! Michael Hogan! And that’s only from the realm of TV and film celebrities. Amazing comic guests include Joe Jusko, Katie Cook and Ty Templeton!
And we’ll be there too! If you’re looking for awesome figures and collectibles, be sure to swing by BOOTH 622, where we’ve got six tables full of awesome figures, plush toys, games and statues. It’s going to be rad and we can’t wait to see you!
For more info, visit the official site!
The 43rd Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo is sure to please all who attend with over 900 tables of rare cards and non-sport items you are sure to find what you need. Many of their dealers have been scouring the world to bring you the best collectible merchandise they can find. Patrick Roy is the guest of honor and will be signing autographs at the show.
This year’s event will take place at:
Toronto International Centre
6900 Airport Rd
May 3-4-5, 2013
Friday 1:00 P.M – 10:00 P.M
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 A.M – 6:00 P.M
Adults per day $ 12.00
Kids 6-12 $3.00
WEEKEND PASS $ 25.00
There’s another Montreal Comic Con going down this year! On December 8th (Saturday), head down to the Palais des Congres (Montreal Convention Centre) and check out the Mini Con. It’s only $5 and puts the focus on comics, anime and cosplay. Guests of honour include Assassin’s Creed’s Shawn Baichoo and comic book artist Nick Bradshaw. Click the pic above to join the Facebook event! We’ll see you there.
Here are some pics I took from our recent ToyCon event this past week….
These pics were taken my me but if you are looking for a professional photographer, please check out ALKLO Photographie.
In Montreal? Then head down to the Montreal Comic Con! Hosted at the Palais de Congres (Place D’Armes or Square Victoria metro stations), the 2012 edition of this growing Con is sure to be bigger than ever!
Featuring guests including Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, James Marsters, Mike Mignola, Frank Cho, Darwyn Cooke, Tim Sale and many, many more, it’s going to be a packed 3 days.
We’ll be there, too! Come and check out the Toys on Fire / CMDStore booth for some amazing deals and awesome merch! Everything from Portal to Transformers, New 52 to GI Joe and beyond.
Sending Superman on tour to inspire hope in those who need it the most. Please read and donate if you can….below is some info from his site.
What is Hospital Heroes?
Hospital Heroes is an exciting new charitable endeavor in which I, Dustin Dorough, will be hitting the road to visit at least one children’s hospital in every one of the 48 continental United States and two Canadian provinces while wearing my movie quality Superman uniform.
During these visits, the children will receive:
- An autographed 8×10 picture of Superman (Thanks to Superhero Photography by Adam Jay www.superherophotography.co.uk )
- A “Certificate of Heroism” in recognition for the bravery exhibited in their personal struggles and all those that they have been able to inspire with their strength in fighting their illnesses.
- A chat with the “real” Superman, photo opportunities, etc. I will be 100% in character the entire time.
- The most important thing a hero can give: Hope.
Who is Dustin Dorough?
I’m a 25 year old Superman fan, actor, costumer and general do-gooder. I’ve been active in the costuming community since 2007, though I was born on Halloween, so I’ve been wearing costumes most of my life. I’m just a comic nerd who wants to share the joy that my heroes brought to me as a child with a younger generation. When I’m not wearing spandex, you can find me working as an emcee for the Spartan Race series (www.spartanrace.com).
Where is the money going?
15,000 miles will be around 652 gallons of fuel in my 2009 Dodge Caliber, which gets around 23 miles per gallon. Estimating around $3.75 per gallon, that brings us to around $2500. I’ve alotted myself $25 per day for food, though I’m trying to get by on less. For a trip that is likely to be 100 days, that’s another $2500. The base costs of the materials to be given to the children is $1000. The extra $500 is to cover the Indiegogo and PayPal fees.
I’m asking for the bare minimum cost to cover the expenses of food, fuel and materials to give away to the children. Unfortunately, a 15,000 mile road trip can get expensive, especially when over the course of three months. To save money, I am willing to sleep in my car nightly and shower using my nationwide LA Fitness membership. If I were to stay in a cheap motel ($40) each night, it would cost nearly $4000 for lodging alone. Though, hopefully I will be able to borrow the sofas of some nice people along the way. If the fundraising exceeds expectations, I will stay in an inexpensive hotel from time to time.
If I DON’T meet the fundraising goal, then the trip will just have to be shorter. I’m visiting as many children’s hospitals as I can with however much I’m able to raise, no matter how long or short the journey may be.
Why are you doing this?
I’m going on this trip to brighten the lives of thousands of children who are in such desperate need of hope. I feel that the most important duty of any superhero is not so much saving people directly, but rather in inspiring them to save themselves.
The character of Superman has had a profound impact on my life and the way I view the world. He’s a man with the power to rule the world, but instead chooses to serve it. He lost his home planet, but chooses to protect ours. He has every reason to be angry, but he lives to inspire others with the sheer power of hope. I feel like Superman is exactly what these kids need when dealing with such intense struggles of their own.
I also often see individuals who truly wish to do great things for others in the most selfless of ways, but unfortunately we live in a world where kindness is immediately cause for ridicule. Far too often do I see someone with good intentions hold back for fear of embarrassment. As part of this tour, I want to help inspire all those who hear of it to remind them that old-fashioned kindness still has a place in the modern world. I want to remind them that it’s still okay to be a good person.
How can I help?
Monetary donations are certainly appreciated, but I do fully understand that times are tough for a lot of people and they might not be able to give as freely as they would like to.
I will be setting up a P.O. Box next week so that I will be able to receive tangible donations as well. Useful things would be gift cards you hadn’t planned on using, gas cards, etc. You can also just send me a letter if you wish.
You can find a list of other ways to help on my Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/notes/dustin-dorough-official/hospital-heroes-how-you-can-help/10151047509598798
Right now, the most important thing is getting the word out and sharing this Indiegogo page with as many people as you can. The more traffic this site gets, the more likely that I will be able to go on this journey to help these kids.
We had some time to sit down and chat with Patrick and Renata (promoters for this interesting new show in the West end of Montreal).
What type of items can people find at your event?
-NON-SPORT RELATED CARDS
-MILITARY (HELMETS, SWORDS, ETC)
-AND MUCH MORE….
How many dealers or tables do you plan to have?
WE ARE AT 52 DEALERS WITH MORE PENDING CONFIRMATIONS. APPRAISOR WILL ALSO BE ON SITE. OUR GOAL IS 65 FOR OUR 1ST SHOW, AND 100 FOR THE NEXT. SPACE IS NOT AN ISSUE.
Where and when will the event be held? How much is admission?
EVENT HELD AT ST-LAZARE SPORTSPLEX, 1850 RUE DES LOISIRS, ST-LAZARE, QC J7T 3B4. SUN., SEPT. 09, FROM 9AM TO 4PM. ADMISSION $8 (CHILDREN 12 & UNDER, FREE). 25% OF THAT WILL BE DONATED TO THE VETERANS HOSPITAL. WE HAVE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY PROMOTING AND ADVERTISING THE SHOW AND HOPEFULLY, IN THE FUTURE AS THE SHOW GETS POPULAR, WE WON’T HAVE TO SPEND AS MUCH SO THAT WE CAN DONATE MORE. OUR GOAL IS TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES WHERE FUNDS ARE NEEDED MOST TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED.
Why did you decide to create such a show? How did this come about? And why in this area?
WE HAVE ATTENDED AND PARTICIPATED IN MANY SHOWS AND MET MANY DEALERS ALONG THE WAY AS WELL AS PRIVATE COLLECTORS AND DECIDED TO PUT ON A SHOW IN OUR AREA AS WE DON’T HAVE ONE. THERE ARE MANY PRIVATE COLLECTORS IN ST-LAZARE AND SURROUNDING AREAS. WE THOUGHT THIS WOULD ATTRACT MANY PEOPLE INTO THE CITY. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON IT FOR OVER A YEAR NOW. THE VERY FIRST THING WE DID WAS COMMUNICATE WITH DEALERS AND COLLECTORS TO SEE IF THERE WAS AN INTEREST, AS WELL AS LOCAL RESIDENTS AND BUISNESS OWNERS. THE REACTION WAS HUGE AND RECEIVED A LOT OF POSITIVE FEEDBACK.
Do you also collect items personally? If yes, what do you like and collect personally?
WE COLLECT ANYTHING OF COLLECTABLE INTEREST. FROM COMIC BOOKS, COINS, MILITARY, ANTIQUES, TOYS, ETC..
Anything to add about the upcoming show?
HOPING TO SEE YOU ALL ON SEPT. 09, 2012 AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS TOO!