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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Source: en.wikipedia.org

Like “Mini-Comiccon de Montréal” on Facebook for more information leading up to the event!

Ottawa Pop Expo coming up this weekend!

After wrapping up a successful Montreal ToyCon this past weekend, we’re reminded that sometimes, the fun just doesn’t stop! On November 22 and 23, the Ey Centre in Ottawa will be hosting the Ottawa Pop Expo.

It’s looking to be a great one as a variety of notable and special guests will be in attendance! Among them is John Barrowman, known for his role in the BBC hit sci-fi drama Doctor Who and its spin-off, Torchwood.

Source: theguardian.com

Source: theguardian.com

Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s James Marsters will also be in attendance.

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Source: bestof.provocateuse.com

Allison Mack from Smallville will be hanging out there, too!

Source: tvguide.com

Source: tvguide.com

And don’t forget to check out the Toys on Fire/CMDStore booth while you’re there. As usual, we will be taking in the great vibes and fabulous sights with a stockpile of the latest and greatest in toys. We’re stoked to see you!

Montreal Comic Con

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.

“JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM”‘S AWESOME CAST

IGN has some really great news for Justice League fans! Have a read:

The first DC Universe Animated Original Movie of 2012, Justice League: Doom, will bring back Nathan Fillion and Tim Daly as the voice of Green Lantern and Superman respectively, Warner Home Video has announced. The film will also feature a reunion of the voice actors from the animated TV series Justice League Unlimited, including veteran Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy once again taking on the Dark Knight, Michael Rosenbaum as Flash, Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman and Carl Lumbly as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter. Bumper Robinson joins the cast as Cyborg.

According to the official description, Justice League: Doom finds the heroes on their heels when a team of super villains discover and implement the Dark Knight’s “contingency plans” for stopping any rogue Justice League member. The story is inspired by Mark Waid’s much-heralded JLA: Tower of Babel.

Fillion, a fan-favorite choice who lost out to Ryan Reynolds in last summer’s live-action Green Lantern movie, finally got to play the role of Hal Jordan in the recent DC Universe movie Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. It was actually his second time voicing a character from the DCU on home video; he also played Steve Trevor in the 2008 hit Wonder Woman.

Daly first provided the voice for Superman in the landmark cartoon, Superman: The Animated Series. He went on to play him twice more, in 2009’s Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and 2010’s Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.

The all-star casting also extends to the villains in the film. Three alumni of the Justice League animated series will reprise their roles – Phil Morris (Smallville, Seinfeld) as Vandal Savage, Olivia d’Abo (The Wonder Years) as Star Sapphire and Alexis Denisof (Angel) as Mirror Master. Newly added villains include Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) as Bane, Paul Blackthorne (The Dresden Files) as Metallo, and Claudia Black (Farscape, Stargate SG-1) as Cheetah. David Kaufman (Danny Phantom) also reprises his Justice League role of Jimmy Olsen.

The film is executive produced by Bruce Timm (Batman: Year One), and directed by Lauren Montgomery (Batman: Year One), who is also credited as producer alongside Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series). Justice League: Doom is the final script from the late Dwayne McDuffie (All-Star Superman, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths). Casting and dialogue direction is once again in the capable hands of Andrea Romano (Batman: Year One).

Warner Home Video will premiere the Justice League: Doom trailer during its presentation at New York Comic Con on Friday, Oct.14 in our own IGN Theater. Also premiering during that session will be the Catwoman animated short attached to Batman: Year One, the next DC Universe Animated Movie (due out on October 18).

THIS SUNDAY: THE MONTREAL TOYCON

THIS SUNDAY it is pretty much mandatory that you attend our awesome bi-annual convntion, THE MONTREAL TOYCON!

Visit the official site here or read on for details!

JUNE 19TH 2010 marks the date of the next MONTREAL TOY CON and if you’re a fan of practically any series of popular toys and collectibles, you’re definitely going to want to come and check this out! We’ll have a ton of tables filled with everything from HALO: REACH to GREEN LANTERN figures, HASBRO to SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES and MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE toys to Comic Books! Plus, displays from QUELUG (Quebec’s premiere Lego Fan Group), the Legion of Bat and more! Seriously, if you haven’t already checked out the ToyCon or gotten your hands on some of the great deals on offer, you’re definitely missing out.

To join in, head over on June 19th at 10am at the Courtyard By Marriott Montreal Airport! Here’s the address:

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT MONTREAL AIRPORT
7000 Place Robert-Joncas
St-Laurent, QC H4M 2Z5
(Near Mega-Plex Spheretech 14 Guzzo)

Admission is only $4 for the entire show (Children under 5 are free) and we can promise you’ll have a good time.

See you there!

Pre-Order: SDCC Exclusive PREDATOR Masks

The Predator franchise is one that boasts a ton of action-packed movies and some of the most loyal fans out there. So it is absolutely no surprise whatsoever that Sideshow is bringing out some gorgeous new exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

Naturally, these guys only ship in August once the Con itself it over, but you can pre-order now to make sure you get your hands on the set. They’re about 6 inches tall, built at a 1:4 scale and based on the look of the beasts in ALIEN VS PREDATOR. They’re a product of Sideshow and Amalgamated Dynamics.

TOMORROW: COMIC NEWS INSIDER LIVE in NYC

Looking for something to do in NYC? Want to geek out among your peers? Want to meet and greet some exceptionally cool people in the industry? Then look no further than the 300th Episode recording of the hugely popular podcast, COMIC NEWS INSIDER, inviting a live audience to join in the fun!

Here’s the info from Jimmy Aquino’s podcast page:

As you know, my podcast, COMIC NEWS INSIDER, is recording our 300th episode in front of a live audience on Tuesday, October 19th. Info below:

What: Live recording of COMIC NEWS INSIDER Episode 300
When: Tuesday, October 19th.
Time: 6pm-9pm (We’ll start recording around 7pm).
Where: Latitude Bar & Grill (783 8th Ave b/w 47th & 48th). 3rd Floor.

And I know you’ve been wondering who some of the special guests will be. Here they are:

Kate Beaton: Her online webcomic, Hark, A Vagrant is pure historical hilarity. She’s extremely talented, intelligent and quite engaging. You’ll love her!

Kevin Maguire: Massively talented artist who has been drawing superheroes for years. He’s best known for his great run on Justice League of America back in the 80’s.

Veronica Taylor: She was the voice of “Ash” in the ridiculously popular animated series, Pokemon. Her voice over credits are extensive and include roles in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Slayers.

Michael Emerson: Recently seen in his Emmy winning role of “Benjamin Linus” in the hit series Lost. He’s an old friend and is stopping by for a quick cameo to say hi at our anniversary recording! (p.s. Stalkers, don’t bother coming. If you act crazy, I will have you removed!)

Lots of friends in the comic book biz will be in attendance and maybe we’ll call them up on mic. You may even see the likes of Frank Miller, John Cassaday and others! Come on by for a rockin’ good time!