Montreal to host Mini Comiccon in December

To mark the halfway point after one Montreal Comiccon and the next one, the wonderful folks who the yearly toy and fan spectacle put together the Mini Comiccon for one day during the winter. The Montreal con in particular is known for uniquely bridging the gap between the American pop-culture market and the European bande dessinée art form. Now fans have more opportunities to cosplay, purchase the comic-related stuff on their holiday lists and mingle with like-minded people!

The 2014 Mini Comiccon will be held at Montreal’s Palais de congrès on December 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for adults is $5, or free for children 12 and under. It’ll be well worth the deal to see the special guests, which will include Canadian cosplayer and glamour model Marie-Claude Bourbonnais and American comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver, known for his work on titles like Green Lantern and The Flash: Rebirth.



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In or near San Jose? Head on down to the BIG WOW COMIC FEST this weekend!

It’s a relatively young Con, but one that boasts some pretty amazing talent from the world of comics. You’ll be able to meet the likes of Adam Hughes, Jim Lee, Steve Niles, Frank Cho, Juanjo Guarnido, Tim Sale, Travis Charest, Dean Yeagle and many, many, many more. It all goes down on May 19th and 20th at the San Jose Convention Centre. Be there!

When the Con’s over, stay tuned to this blog for a full report and plenty of pics!

February and March 2009 Webkinz: Cute, Cuter, Cutest.

When it comes to Webkinz, you might have been asking yourself: “Now, Webkinz are cute. But can they possibly get any cuter?”

The answer is an emphatic yes.

February’s Webkinz, for example, boasts the Blue Whale, Irish Setter, Mountain Goat, Pelican and Spotted Turtle. There’s also a Lil’ Kinz: The Pink Glitter Fish.

The cuteness is almost excessive, as illustrated here:

The mountain goat is almost too much. Look at his eyes! And the hooves! He’s like the personification (goatification?) of ‘adorable’.

Plus, with Valentine’s day coming up, some might prefer the delightfully-named “Love Monkey”, a delightful pink, chimp-y Webkinz seen here:

And if you still demand further proof that they’re not going to stop tempting you with their precious little eyes, nor their fuzziness, we offer this image of the March 2009 Webkinz:

For those not in the know, Webkinz are stuffed beanbag toys that come with a unique code on the tag, allowing you to visit and use the code to access a complete online world wherein you can play with your pet and a ton of cool accessories. Definitely worth checking out!

And in other news, the New York Comic Con starts this Friday and goes down throughout the weekend. As a dilligent geek, I’ll definitely be attending and will be sure to offer full reports from the convention when I return! It’s sure to be an awesome time and the guest list this year is beyond cool! See you then!