Montreal Mini Comic Con

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.

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.

TODAY: THE MONTREAL COMIC CON

COME ON DOWN! THE MONTREAL COMIC CON IS OPEN TODAY AND TOMORROW! MEET ADAM WEST, BURT WARD, MICHAEL DORN, JAMES MARSTERS, STAN LEE AND MANY MORE! PLUS, ART, COLLECTIBLES AND…COMICS!

Location

Place Bonaventure
room 400-West
800, De La Gauchetière Street West
Montreal (Quebec) H5A 1K6

Opening hours

Saturday, September 17

General admission: from 11:00am to 7:30pm
VIP: from 10:00am to 7:30pm

Sunday, September 18

General admission: from 10:30am to 6:30pm
VIP: from 10:00am to 6:30pm

STARTING TOMORROW: THE MONTREAL COMIC CON

COME AND JOIN US TOMORROW AND SUNDAY AT THE MONTREAL COMIC CON!

We’ll have a ton of amazing action figures and collectibles for sale, so come say hello! And once you’ve visited with us, then you’ve gotta check out everything–and everyone–at the Con!

Look out for a ton of great artists and special guests including BATMAN’S ADAM WEST and BURT WARD, BUFFY and TORCHWOOD’S JAMES MARSTERS and the man, the legend…STAN LEE! It’s going to be an awesome weekend, so be sure to come and check it out. It runs both the 17th and 18th and it’s only $20 a day or $35 for the entire weekend! Click the pic of Batman and Robin to visit the official site!

If you need a little more convincing, check this out:

SUNDAY: The MONTREAL Mini Comic Con!

Check out the Montreal Mini Comic Con this Sunday, May 1st!

May 1st • 11:00am-5:00pm • Place Bonaventure • $6 at the door*

Half of ticket sales will be donated to the Red Cross to help Japan and its people.

The mini-Comiccon is hosted by the Montreal Comiccon. This is a small-scale event where visitors can meet a dozen of local artists, participate in a masquerade and a costume contest, as well as buy products from a large array of dealers – comic books, manga, collectibles, movies, video games, toys, and much more!

Tickets will only be sold at the door (room 200-N). Free for children under 10.

Montreal Comic Con : Post-Con Wrap-Up!

I headed down to the Montreal Comic Con yesterday and not only had a great time, but was able to snag a few Christmas deals for my geek-leaning friends. Not to mention seeing a number of great comic artists, taking in a great costume contest and meeting the occasional geek-celeb!

There were a ton of hugely talented artists present, including Tom Fowler, Marcus To and Francis Manapul, and they were selling prints and originals, plus doing the usual Con sketches for their adoring fans!


Francis Manapul

And though Iron Sheik was forced to cancel, Spike Spencer (voice actor best known for his work in Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Sam Witwer (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica, Dexter and Star Wars Unleashed) were there to make sure that the fanboys and fangirls still had plenty to get excited over.


Sam Witwer

Finally, the vendors were out in full force, there were Pokemon, Magic and Naruto tournaments and demos, plus some NCW Superhero wrestling and Star Wars replicas of a Landspeeder and, of course, fan-favourite droid R2-D2!

Now, with 2010 almost behind us, I can only look forward to next September and the 2-day Con extraordinaire that the 2011 MCC will bring!

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.

The Montreal ToyCon Recap by Board To Death!

Did you miss Sunday’s MONTREAL TOY CON? Or maybe you attended the action figure fest but want to relive some of the memories from a time when you were surrounded by the best and brightest of Montreal’s collecting scene? Well, then you’re in luck! Because Board to Death just did a little story about the convention, which you can find right here:

There was a lot of different vintage and new toys for all collectors.  Here are some photos of the Montreal ToyCon held in October 2010.   We plan to have another show in Spring of 2011….we hope to see you all there….

The Montreal Comic Con: Post-Con

The Montreal Comic Con has come and gone and we had a blast! Our booth was set up, we sold a ton of awesome items and we got to meet fellow fans, see a bunch of geekdom celebrities and watch a parade of costumes stroll past! Here’s a look at our CMDStore/Toys on Fire booth!

On the day of the Con, the Gazette posted a great article about the events going down at Place Bonaventure!

If, like me, you’ve spent years wondering who would win if Batman and Spiderman pretended to fight using folding chairs and histrionics, then this weekend’s Montreal Comic-Con at Place Bonaventure is for you.

Featuring superhero wrestling by local pros, a costume masquerade and the chance to fire Nerf guns at Stormtroopers, imagine someone melted down the entirety of pop culture and used it to build an amusement park.

The convention, run by Alex La Prova and Oscar Yazedjian, is in its third year. The inaugural event drew about 800 people, but this year, La Prova expects between 5,000 and 6,000 people. “We actually expanded the show floor to close to 40,000 square feet … to accommodate all the extra events and the increase in popularity,” he said.

La Prova attributes the rising interest to the way comic books have infiltrated pop culture. “It’s video games, it’s toys, it’s (Hollywood). … Every big medium these days has a direct link and tie to comic books,” La Prova said.

As such, the event spans a wide variety of interests.

The time-travelling DeLorean from the Back to the Future films will be on display, Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournaments will be held, and special guests include the French voice cast of The Simpsons and horror hostess Elvira.

And, obviously, Star Wars. Along with appearances by actors Peter Mayhew, Billy Dee Williams and Maria de Aragon, the Con will be graced by the Quebec-based Imperial Fortress unit of the 501st Legion, an international Star Wars costuming group that makes appearances for charity. About 15 Fortress members will be appearing at the Con, member Stephen Beaupre says.

“We just got some Nerf guns, and we’re going to do a Stormtrooper shootout. So, if people want to give money, they’ll be able to blast at a Stormtrooper,” he explained.

But don’t expect to see any Jedi Knights, adds Beaupre, whose own costumes include a snowtrooper, bounty hunter Dengar and a clone trooper. “Some of us do Rebel stuff (on the side), but we don’t really talk about it.”

Of course, plenty of attention will be paid to comic pros, especially Montrealers.

“We like to (promote) local artists,” La Prova said. “They all have their tables to sketch and sign.”

“It’s nice to have a local Con,” artist Kelly Tindall added. “The fans get to know you after a while.”

Tindall, a Montrealer whose creations include paranormal investigator Archie Snow and webcomic That’s So Kraven, which replaces Raven Simone’s sitcom character with a Spiderman supervillain like a psychotic mash-up album, has attended several conventions and finds Montreal’s has its own unique charm.

“There’s not really anything like it here,” he said. “It’s a big draw for creators, too, because Montreal is such a lovely city.”

Tindall will spend the Con drawing fan requests of characters both popular and obscure, occasionally in bizarre situations.

“It’s like any other trade show, except instead of trying to hock your Shamwows, you get to draw pictures of an overweight Galactus, or Apocalypse and his four My Little Ponies.”

And don’t forget! Comic up NEXT in Montreal Cons is our very own event, the MONTREAL TOYCON, a convention where you can expect to get some great deals on awesome items from Bakugan to NHL Hockey, Beyblade to the DC Universe. It all goes down October 17th, 2010 and you can check out the Official ToyCon site for more details!