Canadian Cons 2019

Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Hey guys, a lot of cons went dark this year and I want to keep the list growing so if you know of a con that is not listed, just let me know and I'll post it. TurboCharizard, I have your list and will include shortly. Thanks.


JANUARY:


NAME: GAnime
Date: Jan 19-20
Location: Gatineau, QC
Events: Guests, Masquerade, Karaoke, Asst Contests, Panels, Screening Room, Gaming Room


Name: Anime Shogatsu
Date: Jan 19
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: Anirevo
Date: Feb 2-3
Location: Richmond, BC
Events: Guests, Maid Cafe, LAN Party, Video and Tabletop Gaming, Cosplay, Idol Contest, Improve and Comedy Performances, Artists Alley, Vendors Market.


Name: Genre Con

Date: Feb 9-10
Location: Guelph, ON

Events: Costume party, Celebrities, Vendors, Panels, Board games, Video Games, Karaoke, Cosplay, Late Night Parties.


Name: Tsukino-Con
Date: Feb 22-24
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: Ai-Kon
Date: Feb 23
Location: Winnipeg, Manitobia
Events: Panels, Tabletop and Video Gaming, Dance, JCam, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Artists, Vendors




MARCH:



Name: Rubik Con
Date: March 2-3
Location: Drummondville, QC
Events: Exhibits, Table Top/Video Games, Anime, Cosplay, Mascaraed, Comics, Techno (VR, Drones,Robots), Artists, Vendors.


Name: Capital City ComicCon
Date: March 22-24
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.


Name: Sci-Fi On The Rock
Date: March 29-31
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland
Events: Media Guests, Vendors, Exhibitors, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, Horror and Geeks.


Name: Nadeshicon
Date: March 29-31
Location: Quebec, QC
Events: Panels, Drawing Contest, Poster Contest, Maid Cafe, Exhibits, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Guests.



APRIL:


Name: Northern Ontario Expo
Date: April 13-14
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: IFF
Date: April 19-21
Location: Toronto, ON
Events: With a deep appreciation of anime, music, comics, gaming, and novels, we’d like to make our mark in Canada’s largest city, Toronto. International Fan Festival (IFF Toronto for short), is a multi-day, multi-fandom, Japanese focused event. We strive to bring high quality guests, content, and experiences to the fans of Toronto. Our goal is to create a small yet intimate event where fans can discover, rediscover, or reinvigorate their passions.


Name: Calgary Expo
Date: April 25-28
Location: Calgary, AB
Events: Media Guests, Artists and Creators, Cosplay Guests and Cosplay Contest, Vendors, Artists Alley, Exhibitors.


Name: Cape Cornwall & Area Pop Event
Date: April 27-28
Location: Cornwall, Ontario
Events: Guests, Artists, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Entertainers, Exhibitions, Panels



MAY:


Name: Ottawa Comicon
Date: May 10-12
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 10-12
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 17-19
Location: Calgary, OT
Events: Heavy Anime activity, Digital Media, Events, Panels, Guests, Exhibitors, Artists Alley, Maid/Butler Cafe, OTAFEST Registration, Charity Event.


Name: Cottage Country Comic Con
Date: May 19
Location: Orillia, ON
Events:
Cottage Country Comic-Con strives to be Ontario's best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As long-time fans of comic books, toys, pop-culture, wrestling, cosplay, animation, sci-fi and fantasy, the promoter wanted to bring that style event to Orillia.


    • The show will have over 100 exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, movies, wrestling, television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss!


Name: Anime North
Date: May 24-26
Location: Toronto, ON
Events: Exhibits, Guests, Actors, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Musicians, Writers, Performers, Gaming, DJs, Dance, Game Show, Panels, Workshops.




JUNE :

Name: YetiCon
Date: June 14-16
Location: Blue Mountains, ON
Events: Mountain Gondola Rides, Pool Activities, Mountain Coaster, Panels, Vendors, Artists, Cosplay.


Name: Animaritime
Date: June 29-30
Location: Frederiction, NB
Events: Artists Alley, Vendors, Contests, Featured Events, Guests, Masquerade and Cosplay, *NOTE* This years theme is: Horror



JULY:


Name: Montreal Comiccon
Date: July 5-7
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: Geek Topia
Date: July 6
Location: Vancouver, BC
Events: SciFi, Retro Gaming, Comic Books, Fantasy, Anime, Vendors, Charity Event, Seminars, Fandom Feud Game, Exhibits, Cosplay.


Name: Ad Astra
Date: July 12-14
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: Ganbatte
Date: July 13-14
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Events: Ganbatte Convention Inc. is a non profit organization focused on promoting Japanese media and arts in Saskatoon through various events in the year leading to our annual anime convention in July. We are organized by members of the local Saskatoon anime, comic, and gaming communities and are run by dedicated volunteers.


Name: Pretty Heroes
Date: July 20-21
Location: Toronto, ON
Events: We are the first (and currently only) girl power fandom convention in Canada.

We started with Sailor Moon and we have expanded with fan demand to include more female heroes, inspirational female characters, and real-life inspirational girls and women. If you enjoy narratives featuring strong female characters - you will find a positive, welcoming space at our events.


Name: ConBravo
Date: July 26-28
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 9-11
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 26
Date: Aug 9-11
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: TBA
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead University
Events: Cosplay, Guests, Panels, Masquerade, Vendors, Exhibitions.


Name: FanExpo Canada
Date: Aug 22-25
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: Edmonton Expo
Date: Sept 20-22
Location: Edmonton, AB
Events: Sci-Fi, Anime, Horror, Comics, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Gaming, Guests and Celebrities, Exhibits, Vendors, Artists Alley.


Name: Animara Con
Date: Sept 21-22
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 27-29
Location: Corner Brook, Canada
Events: Guests, Photo OPs, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Exhibits, Panels, Gaming.


OCTOBER:


Name: EGLX
Date: Oct 18-20
Location: Toronto, Canada
Events: ESport Tournaments, Celebrities, Cosplay, Speakers, Exhibitions, Sponsors, Panels, Family Zone, Artists Alley, Market Place, Game Developers, Workshops.
 
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Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Hello Canada!!!!

Thanks to your boy.....I mean PaiganBoi, you now have a con in October you can all enjoy........but there must be more of them out there......Let me know where and when so I can add to the list!!! Get busy my northern minions.........

Just Added:

Name: EGLX
Date: Oct 18-20
Location: Toronto, Canada
Events: ESport Tournaments, Celebrities, Cosplay, Speakers, Exhibitions, Sponsors, Panels, Family Zone, Artists Alley, Market Place, Game Developers, Workshops.
 
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