THIS WEEKEND: The Montreal Mini Comic Con!

Good news for anyone looking to geek out this weekend! A miniature-sized version of the Montreal Comic Con hits Place Bonaventure on Sunday, December 5th! Naturally, you can expect artists, special guests and all kinds of great deals, so be sure to check it out this Sunday at 11am! For more info, just read on!

Montreal, November 24th, 2010Following the tremendous success of the September Montreal Comiccon, Place Bonaventure will welcome the first edition of the Montreal Mini-Comiccon, on Sunday, December 5th, 2010, a one-day-only event for fans of comics, sci-fi, manga, horror, anime, toys and collectibles. In addition to artists, entertainment celebrities and fun activities, the public will be able to browse through numerous specialized retailers and exhibitors to discover exciting and hard-to-find Christmas gifts.

The Mini-Comiccon will count amongst its guests actor Sam Witwer (Smallville, Star Wars, Unleashed, Battlestar Galactica, Dexter), anime movie voice actor Spike Spencer, comic book artists Marcus To (Red Robin) and Francis Manapul (The Flash), the cast and producers of the popular Montreal web series Heroes of the North and wrestling legend The Iron Sheik. The event will showcase amazing 1:1 scale Star Wars Landspeeder and R2-D2 replicas for unique photo opportunities, nCw superhero wrestling performances, Magic and CHUNIN (NARUTO) tournaments and a Pokemon game demo. And, as tradition dictates, the costume contest is expected once again to draw crowds, offering many prizes to the most creative outfits.

“When the September Comiccon exceeded our attendance expectations, we realized that Montreal should not have to wait an entire year for another show,” said co-founder Oscar Yazedjian. “The Mini-Comiccon is a perfect holiday excuse for fans to come together again, shop and have a great time.”

“We are especially pleased to see more and more families with children attending the shows,” added Alex La Prova, the other co-founder. Sharing our passion for comics and fantasy fiction and entertainment was one of the main reasons for creating the Comiccon.”

The Mini-Comiccon will also receive many professional and amateur artists, thrilled to share their work and know-how with art fans of all ages.

General admission tickets are $5 and kids under 8 come in for free. For additional information on guests and activities, the public is invited to visit www.montrealcomiccon.com.