We were gone almost a week working at the Fan Expo 2013 in Toronto. It was a great fun show. Here are some pics for you guys…..
In Toronto? Heading to Fan Expo Canada 2012? COME TO OUR TABLE!
We’ll be at Booth 1215, offering some fantastic deals on the best of the best figures and collectibles. Everything from The Avengers to Portal 2, from Batman to Transformers, from GI Joe to Masters of the Universe. If you’re a fan–and we know you are– you should definitely stop by and pick something up. We’ll be set up every day, Thursday through Sunday. Introduce yourself and we will give you some candy! Yes, sweet, sweet candy. Forget what your parents said about strangers giving you candy. We’re not strangers! See you there!
On a side note, if you placed an online order from August 21st to 26th, your order will only be processed and shipped out on Monday, August 27th when we return from the show. If you have any email question, we will be answering them after the show closes each night. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you.
May 12th-13th brings you the OTTAWA COMIC CON. The first of its kind, they’re really starting things off with a bang, nabbing some incredibly awesome guests, including Patrick Stewart, John De Lancie, Lou Ferrigno, Elvira and Jeremy Bulloch! If you’re a fan of any of these lads and ladies, you should definitely head over! We’ll be there, too, with some awesome deals on action figures, statues and a variety of other collectibles!
Here’s some more info from EMC Kanata
EMC entertainment – Ottawa Comiccon is set to launch this May 12 and 13 at the CE Centre where fans will have the opportunity to meet several popular actors and actresses from Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Incredible Hulk and Star Wars.
“It’s extremely exciting that we can bring events like this to Ottawa that normally wouldn’t have a place (to set up),” said Josh Zaret, general manager of the CE Centre.
Zaret also stated that the “financial impact and publicity” that Comiccon brings is doing wonders for the new centre as the event looks to bring fans from Ottawa’s neighboring cities together under one roof.
Local convention goers also have a share in the excitement as they wait for the convention’s detailed floor plan to become publically available.
“It’s difficult to (plan) right now because they haven’t released all of the programming yet,” said Courtney Stone, a Carelton University student and Ottawa Comiccon exhibitor. “But it’s exciting because I know they will have something for everybody.”
Stone said that her exhibit will feature jewelry and accessories she created out of polyhedral dice, “which are most know from games like Dungeons and Dragons.”
Among the exhibition buffs are those who immerse themselves in convention culture to a more extensive level. The cosplayers – those who dress as specific pop or science fiction characters – will be attending the event in throngs and are currently hard at work as they look to complete their costumes in time for weekend-long event.
Algonquin College alumnus, Morgan Dunbar has cosplayed in multiple Comiccon events where she would often create a different costume for each occasion.
“When you go to things like Comiccon or Fan Expo, it’s more common to see people dress up,” said Dunbar. “You actually end up standing out more if you don’t.”
This year, Dunbar plans to dress as Captain America, a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Creating the costume from scratch gave her the chance to add some personal flare on the more classic design.
“It was a lot of finding individual pieces and modifying them, like my helmet, which was originally green, but I spray painted it blue and hand painted the ‘A'” said Dunbar. “Others, like the belt, were made from scratch. I sewed all the pouches from my own pattern.”
Dunbar is also an exhibitor for Ottawa Commicon and plans to sell jewelry that she created out of polymer clay.
When asked about the decision to bring the convention to Ottawa, David Newman, vice-president of creative development at Ottawa Comiccon said that one of the main reasons was the multiple requests from fans on Facebook and countless ones from enthusiasts who normally attend the convention in Montreal but wished that the event was closer to home.
“Ottawa convention goers have really humbled us,” said Newman. “We knew we had a fan base here but we didn’t realize just how many.”
To those fans who are wondering whether or not Comiccon will make a returning appearance next year, rest easy: “We intend to make this event happen every year, for eternity,” said Newman.
Based on similar popular conventions held throughout North America, the Ottawa Comiccon offers a lot more than just meeting famous guests. It is also a great place to discover independent artists and their creations, numerous merchants selling rare comic books, exclusive toys, pop culture-inspired apparel, well-established companies in the industry and other great surprises along the way.
Media stars including Patrick Stewart, Lou Ferrigno, Elvira, Jeremy Bulloch, John de Lancie and Vic Mignogna, and comic artists Neal Adams, Darick Robertson, Dale Eaglesham and more will appear at the Ottawa Comiccon on May 12 and 13!
The stars will be signing autographs and doing Q & A sessions with fans throughout both days. Professional photos with most celebrities will be available on site.
Date: May 12-13, 2012
Admission can be purchased online from their site ($25 Sat., $20 Sun., $35/2-day pass)
4899 Uplands Dr.
Ottawa, Ontario K1V 2N6
The largest item Mattel has ever made for their awesome exclusive line, the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man is one figure Ghostbusters fans can’t afford to miss!
Stay Puft is the largest item ever made by Mattel and sold at SDCC, standing at over 20″ tall! Our favorite squishy villain is made from soft foam and features articulation at the arms, head and legs. A huge city diorama is included in the packaging – perfect for displaying your entire Ghostbusters collection!
Just got back from the Montreal Mini Comic Con held at the Place Bonaventure last Sunday (May 1, 2011). Half of the admission proceeds were donated to the Red Cross for the Japan Relief so it was a good cause. We had 3 booths and it was pretty slow….luckily we had tons of food to keep our bellies happy. We had Banh Mi (Vietnamese baguette sandwich), BBQ pork and Curry beef buns. Screw the veggies….we just wanted our carbs.
It was a beautiful Sunday and it was tough working and manning the tables with weather like that. Anwways…as promised, here are some pictures from the show….we had a little helper with us….and she was NOT camera shy. There was an actual wrestling ring set up near our booths and the noise was bothering the little flower girl.
Here are some photos of the most recent Montreal Comic Book and Toy show held at the Marriott Hotel in Montreal on October 18, 2009. If you missed it, just close your eyes for a moment….place yourself at the show…..and click the pics below.
We have not set a date for the next show….so keep your eyes peeled for any updates.
This year, the New York Comic Con attracted 77,000 people, up a whole 10,000 from the 2008 show. On Saturday, it was actually sold out and–trust me–the place was absolutely packed with people. And it didn’t help that there was a Travel Show taking up the other half of the building, so that any legroom NYCC needed wasn’t available. So while it was a little hot and sticky as we rubbed shoulders (and the rest of our bodies) with Batmen, Hellboys, Rorschachs, Poison Ivies and more Jedis than you can shake a stick at, a good time was definitely had by all. There were premieres and panels, a ton of comic books for sale, action figures for sale and for show, interactive displays, videogames (including the hugely-anticipated-by-me DCU Online) and a really impressive talent list over in Artists’ Alley.
It was awesome.
For a better sense of things, and a better look at the convention than my paltry words can easily provide, here are some pictures…
And if the still photos aren’t enough, check out Rachel Maddow’s February 10th report on the convention, located right here: Click me!