Canadian Cons 2018

Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
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.
 
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TurboCharizard

RMO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
For the Vancouver Island Region the start of the year is pretty goofy. There's others in April and May but I'll post them later once their sites are more fleshed out.

Tsukino-Con
February 10-12
Victoria BC, University of Victoria Engineering and Computer Science Building

LANtasy
March 10-12
Victoria BC, Pearkes Recreation Center

Capital City Comic Con
March 16-18
Victoria BC, Victoria Conference Center
 
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