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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Jay and Silent Bob are back!
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are hitting the road with their new animated film, Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, which blazes across North America in a series of one-night-only shows which started in April of this year. The legendary best buds from Jersey are back to dispense weed and wisdom in cartoon form and audiences will have the opportunity to watch the new movie AND stick around for a rip-roaring Q&A afterwards. This will be a special event at the Montreal Comiccon at the Palais des Congrès on Saturday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. Check out the Montreal ComicCon website for more details and tickets.
There were some celebrity cancelations and changes but the line-up still looks great. Lots of things to see and do at the show. We have 5 booths packed with our toy inventory (and our Ottawa store has 3 booths). Oscar and Alex have done a fantastic job and this will be a awesome show. Hope to see you all there this weekend.
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.
May 1st • 11:00am-5:00pm • Place Bonaventure • $6 at the door*
The mini-Comic Con is hosted by the Montreal Comic Con. 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.
Half of ticket sales will be donated to the Red Cross to help Japan and its people.