JANUARY: NAME: GAnime Date: Jan 19-21 Location: Gatineau, QC Events: Guests, Masquerade, Karaoke, Asst Contests, Panels, Screening Room, Gaming Room Name: Anime Shogatsu Date: Jan 20 Location Toronto, Ontario at the Japanese Canadian Culture Center Events: Anime Shogatsu is an event which celebrates the anime culture and Japanese New Year! Our goal is to spread awareness of the anime and Japanese culture. By showcasing various aspects of anime and Japanese culture, we hope to spread awareness of the wonderful and often misunderstood side of this subculture. Join us for games, workshops, lectures, showcases, masquerades, live performances and more! FEBRUARY: Name: Tsukino-Con Date: Feb 10-12 Location: Victoria, BC Events: Tsukino-Con is a not-for-profit, community oriented convention held annually at the University of Victoria with a focus on anime fandom and Japanese culture. Established in 2009, following the seven year run of our predecessor convention, Kei-Kon, the first official Tsukino-Con ran in February 2010 and continues to run annually during Uvic’s winter reading break. The name “Tsukino-Con” literally translates to “Convention of the Moon.” This relates to the location of the convention, the University of Victoria, and the ring road that surrounds the campus. Name: Anirevo Date: Feb 11-12 Location: Vancouver, BC. At the La Salle College Events: Guests, Maid Cafe, LAN Party, Video and Tabletop Gaming, Cosplay, Idol Contest, Improve and Comedy Performances, Artists Alley, Vendors Market. Name: Ai-Kon Date: Feb 24 Location: Winnipeg, Manitobia Events: Panels, Tabletop and Video Gaming, Dance, JCam, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Artists, Vendors MARCH: Name: LANtasy CANCLED Date: March 10-11 Location: Victoria, BC Events: LANtasy Gaming Society is a Victoria-based nonprofit organization. Our core mission is to throw inclusive, all-ages gaming events integrating Board Games, RPG’s, Tabletop Minis, Computer Gaming (LAN), Indie Gaming, Cosplay and Panels. Name: Capital City ComicCon Date: March 16-18 Location: Victoria, BC Events: Capital City Comic Con will be dedicated to comics, toys, games, family fun, science fiction, special guests and pop culture of all kinds. Victoria, B.C. will play host to three days of panels, signings, cosplay, vendors and more in the Victoria Conference Centre and Crystal Gardens. APRIL: Name: Sci-Fi On The Rock Date: April 6-8 Location: St. John's, Newfoundland Events: Media Guests, Vendors, Exhibitors, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, Horror and Geeks. Name: Nadeshicon Date: April 6-8 Location: Quebec, QC Events: Panels, Drawing Contest, Poster Contest, Maid Cafe, Exhibits, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Guests. Name: Cape Cornwall & Area Pop Event Date: April 21-22 Location: Cornwall, Ontario Events: Guests, Artists, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Entertainers, Exhibitions, Panels Name: Northern Ontario Expo Date: April 21-22 Location: Timmins, Ontario Events: Now entering its 8th year, the recently renamed Timmins Comicon showcases over 40+ exhibitors and programming. 2018 will continue with the Timmins Comicon Kid's Zone, Cosplay Corner, photo booth and the return of Artist Alley and the Vendors Market. Also returning will be the annual Cosplay contest and Gaming Zone. Name: Calgary Expo Date: April 26-29 Location: Calgary, AB Events: Media Guests, Artists and Creators, Cosplay Guests and Cosplay Contest, Vendors, Artists Alley, Exhibitors. MAY: Name: Fan Expo Regina Date: May 5-6 Location: Regina, SK Events: Celebrity Photo OP/Autographs/Q&A, Sketching Duels, Artists Ally, Vendors, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests. Name: Ottawa Comicon Date: May 11-13 Location: Ottawa, Ontario Events: Celebrity Photo OPs/Autographs/Q&A, Concerts, Masquerade and Cosplay, Panels, Workshops, Special Events, Tabletop and Video games Name: Keycon 35 Date: May 18-20 Location: Winnipeg, MB Events: Art Show, Dealer's Room, Gaming, Guests, Masquerade and Cosplay, Panels, Demonstrations, Ice Cream Social, Dance Party. Name: OTAFEST Date: May 18-20 Location: Calgary, OT Events: Heavy Anime activity, Digital Media, Events, Panels, Guests, Exhibitors, Artists Alley, Maid/Butler Cafe, OTAFEST Registration, Charity Event. Name: Tsurucon Location: Red Dear, Alberta Goodbye & Thank you It is with heavy hearts that we as the Tsurucon Executive Team have decided to no longer continue officiating Tsurucon. It has been an absolute pleasure these past five years meeting so many of you and putting on this event. Each of us will cherish the memories that we have made being a part of Tsurucon for the rest of our lives. Although Tsurucon has been a success, the amount of work that it takes to run a convention, no matter the size, is a heavy burden. As most of our key Executive members move on to other chapters in their lives, we found that we had perhaps reached the final chapter of Tsurucon. The decision we made to not continue was one of the most difficult that we have had to make. We would like to sincerely thank each and every patron that has ever attended Tsurucon, each of you made all the time and effort we have put into this organization unbelievably worth it. With kindest regards, The Tsurucon Executive Team JUNE: Name: Fantasticon Date: June 3 Location: Montreal, QC Events: Artists, Guests, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Comic Books, Toys, Vendors, Exhibitions. Name: Animaritime Date: June 30-July 2 Location: Frederiction, NB Events: Artists Alley, Vendors, Contests, Featured Events, Guests, Masquerade and Cosplay, *NOTE* This years theme is: CARNIVAL JULY: Name: Northwest Fanfest Date: July 8-10 Location: Downtown New Westminster, Vancouver Events: Northwest Fan Fest is three amazing days packed with celebrities, exhibitors, and tons of programming on a huge variety of topics and interests. Featuring musical performances, comedy shows, contests, massive gaming tournaments, and a Saturday street festival, there is something for everyone at NWFF! Name: Ad Astra Date: July 13-15 Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario Events: Guests, Panels, Rooms: Dealer's/Lego/Games/Anime/Costume Repair, Cosplay and Masquerade, Author Readings and Signing, Charity Event. Name: Montreal Comiccon Date: July 6-8 Location: Montreal, QB Events: Celebrities/Q&A/Photo OPs, Panels, Workshops, Charity Events, Concerts, Masquerade, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Meet and Greet, Tabletop and Video Gaming, Artist Alley. Name: ConBravo Date: July 27-29 Location: Hamilton, ON Events: ConBravo! is the Annual Festival of Everything Geek! We're a weekend of gaming, anime, comics, and a whole lot more. Come join us at the Hamilton Convention Centre! AUGUST: Name: Anirevo Date: Aug 3-5 Location: Vancouver, BC Events: Guests, Maid Cafe, LAN Party, Video and Tabletop Gaming, Cosplay, Idol Contest, Improve and Comedy Performances, Artists Alley, Vendors Market. Name: Animethon 25 Date: Aug 10-12 Location: Edmonton, AB Events: Animethon is a Japanese Animation (“anime”) themed festival held annually in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We have expanded our focus beyond screening anime and now also include voice actor guests from North America, musical acts from North America and Japan, improvisation groups, as well as various related activities such as gaming, costume contests, Media, Panels, AMV Contest,and much more. Name: Kita-Kon Date: Aug 26-28 Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead University Events: Cosplay, Guests, Panels, Masquerade, Vendors, Exhibitions. Name: FanExpo Canada Date: Aug 30- Sept 2 Location: Toronto, ON Events: Guests, Celebrity, Comic Creators, Anime, Gaming, Horror, Sci-fi & Fantasy, Cosplay, Internet-tainers, Voice Actors, Authors, Family Fun Activities, Vendors, Exhibitors. SEPTEMBER: Name: OTAKU Palooza Date: Sept 8-9 Location: Argyle Park Community Center, SK Events: Cosplay, People's Choice Artwork Contest, Panels, Vendors, Exhibitors, Live Chess, Cosplay Contest, Otcku Triva, Pokemon Fun, State Alchemist Exam, Game Room. Name: Animara Con Date: Sept 8-9 Location: Sherbrooke, QB Events: We offer programming over 2 days in 10 different rooms. The main events room has shows and interactive games, and also hosts the masquerade (costume contest) and concerts. The secondary events room has games like Cosplay Battleship, as well as the Costume Ball in the evening. We also have a large Dealers Room, a console and tabletop gaming room, and 2 screening rooms (English subtitled and French subtitled)! Access to all these activities and rooms is included in the cost of your badge, so there are no additional fees to enjoy the programming! Name: Atlantic-Con VII Date: Sept 28-30 Location: Corner Brook, Canada Events: Guests, Photo OPs, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Exhibits, Panels, Gaming.