Canadian Cons 2022

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FEBRUARY:


Name: Shawicon
Date: Feb 1-2
Location: Shawinigan, QC
Events: The Shawicon is an event intended to be a tribute to popular culture in Quebec but also internationally. During 2 days, visitors will have the opportunity to meet famous personalities, take photos with them, obtain autographs as well as attend conferences.
Also on site, more than forty traders from various backgrounds will present original and exclusive merchandise. The ShawiCon is a unique opportunity for people of all ages to meet the artisans of their favorite film, series and book.
In addition: virtual reality, video game tournament, retro gaming, card tournament and more.


Name: FanExpo Vancouver
Date: Feb 19-20
Location: Vancouver,BC
Events: Celebrities, Voice Actors, Anime, Comic Creators, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Comics, Contests, Photo OPs, Panels, Vendors, Exhibits.


Name: Pop Culture Canada
Date: Feb 26
Location: Oshawa, ON
Events: Comic Books, Toys, Games, Sports Cards, Collectibles, Autograph & Photo OPs, Celebrities, Cosplay, Video Game Tournament, Charity Event.



MARCH:


Name: Toronto Comiccon
Date: March 18-20
Location: Toronto, ON,
Events: Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror, Anime, Comic Books, Gaming, Panels, Vendors, Exhibitors, Artists, Guests, Cosplay


Name: Island Entertainment Expo
Date: March 26-27
Location: Charlottetown, PE
Events: The Island Entertainment Expo is taking place at the Prince Edward Island Convention Centre in downtown Charlottetown on March 28-29, 2020. It is Prince Edward Islands only full-scale popular culture fan convention. The event will focus on several key areas including gaming, music, movies, television and literature. Consider us very similar to a Comic Con!
Just like a regular fan convention, you can expect an array of displays, merchandise, events, activities, panels, talks, workshops and of course, special guests. IEX will be produced with a family friendly experience in mind. Our aim is to create an atmosphere suitable for everyone. Whether you are a con-goer or not, this event will have something for you. We encourage people to cosplay at the event. In fact, we offer a discount for those who do. There are various other offers available on our TICKET page. Read on to learn more…
IEX will offer various activities throughout its two-day operation. Below you will find a description outlining the things you can hope to find! A preliminary schedule will be available in early 2020. Special guests will be announced on our social media pages and then added here!



Name: Ontario Collectors Con
Date: March 27
Location: Mississauga, ON
Events: Guests Wrestler, Exhibitors, Door Prizes, Dealer Room, Autograph & Photo OPs, Collectors


APRIL:



Name: Pop Culture Canada
Date: April 9
Location: Collingwood, ON
Events: Comic Books, Toys, Games, Sports Cards, Collectibles, Autograph & Photo OPs, Celebrities, Cosplay, Video Game Tournament, Charity Event.


Name: Pop Culture Canada
Date: April 10
Location: Barrie, ON
Events: Comic Books, Toys, Games, Sports Cards, Collectibles, Autograph & Photo OPs, Celebrities, Cosplay, Video Game Tournament, Charity Event.


Name: Northern Ontario Expo
Date: April 9-10
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: Cape Cornwall & Area Pop Event
Date: April 23-24
Location: Cornwall, Ontario
Events: Guests, Artists, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Entertainers, Exhibitions, Panels


Name: Calgary Expo
Date: April 21-24
Location: Calgary, AB
Events: Media Guests, Artists and Creators, Cosplay Guests and Cosplay Contest, Vendors, Artists Alley, Exhibitors.


Name: Pop Culture Canada
Date: April 23
Location: Napanee, ON
Events: Comic Books, Toys, Games, Sports Cards, Collectibles, Autograph & Photo OPs, Celebrities, Cosplay, Video Game Tournament, Charity Event.


Name: Pop Culture Canada
Date: April 24
Location: Kingston, ON
Events: Comic Books, Toys, Games, Sports Cards, Collectibles, Autograph & Photo OPs, Celebrities, Cosplay, Video Game Tournament, Charity Event.


Name: CK Expo
Date: April 30
Location: Chatham, ON
Events: Cosplay, Artists, Authors, Game room, Podcast, Vendors


MAY:


Name: Northern FanCon
Date: May 13-15
Location: Prince George, BC
Events: Guests, Vendors, Artists, Panels, Cosplay, Workshops, Podcasts


Name: Victoria's Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair
Date: May 14-15
Location: Victoria, BC
Events: Charity Fundraising, Silent Auction, Vendors, Toy Fair, Door Prizes, Cosplay, Guests.



Name: OTAFEST
Date: May 21-22
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 22
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!



JUNE:


Name: Niagara Falls Con
Date: June 3-5
Location: Niagara Falls
Events: Guests, Celebrities, Legends of Wrestling, Artists Alley, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Panels, Photo OPs Exhibitors, Vendors.


Name: YetiCon
Date: June 17-19
Location: Blue Mountains, ON
Events: Mountain Gondola Rides, Pool Activities, Mountain Coaster, Panels, Vendors, Artists, Cosplay.


Name: Sci-Fi On The Rock
Date: June 24-26
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland
Events: Media Guests, Vendors, Exhibitors, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, Horror and Geeks.



JULY:


Name: IFFT
Date: July 8-10
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: Montreal Comiccon
Date: July 8-10
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: Anime North
Date: July 15-17
Location: Toronto, ON
Events: Exhibits, Guests, Actors, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Musicians, Writers, Performers, Gaming, DJs, Dance, Game Show, Panels, Workshops.


Name: Anirevo
Date: July 29-31
Location: Richmond, BC
Events: Guests, Maid Cafe, LAN Party, Video and Tabletop Gaming, Cosplay, Idol Contest, Improve and Comedy Performances, Artists Alley, Vendors Market.


AUGUST:


Name: Animethon
Date: Aug 5-7
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: Pretty Heroes
Date: Aug 13-14
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: FanExpo Canada
Date: Aug 25-28
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: Ottawa Comicon
Date: Sept 9-11
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Events: Celebrity Photo OPs/Autographs/Q&A, Concerts, Masquerade and Cosplay, Panels, Workshops, Special Events, Tabletop and Video games


Name: Edmonton Expo
Date: Sept 16-18
Location: Edmonton, AB
Events: Sci-Fi, Anime, Horror, Comics, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Gaming, Guests and Celebrities, Exhibits, Vendors, Artists Alley.


Name: Capital City ComicCon
Date: Sept 23-25
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: Pop Culture Canada
Date: Sept 25
Location: Kingston, ON
Events: Comic Books, Toys, Games, Sports Cards, Collectibles, Autograph & Photo OPs, Celebrities, Cosplay, Video Game Tournament, Charity Event.



OCTOBER:


Name: Hal-Con
Date: Oct 28-30
Location: Halifax, NS
Events: Guests, Gaming, Costume Contest, Cosplay, Charity Auction, Panels, Vendors, Autograph and Photo OPs, Maid Cafe, Lolita Tea Party, Artist Alley, Halloween Parade


Name: Pop Culture Canada
Date: Oct 29
Location: Bowmanville, ON
Events: Comic Books, Toys, Games, Sports Cards, Collectibles, Autograph & Photo OPs, Celebrities, Cosplay, Video Game Tournament, Charity Event.







CONS WITH DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED:


Name: East Coast Comic Expo
Date: TBD
Location: Moncton, NB
Events: East Coast Comic Expo is an all-ages convention organized by dedicated Fanboys and Fangirls to celebrate comic books and comic book culture. We’ll have industry professional writers & artists joining us to celebrate, along with local vendors and many talented local creators and artisans as well.

Official Announcement​

With NB on the path to recovery, our province has ambitions to have the population vaccinated so that larger public gatherings will once again be allowed. We’re looking forward to this time when Comic Book fans can get together once again. So, making a few assumptions that our venue will be available to us (and no longer be in use as a COVID clinic for the region), we’re starting the preparations for the next East Coast Comic Expo. We have a lot to do over the coming months to get the show ready, the dates are 2022 are still to be determined but will be at the Coliseum Agrena. We look forward to seeing you all once again at the East Coast Comic Expo.


Name: Caper Con
Date: TBA for the Fall of 2022
Location: Sydney, NS
Events: Dance Party, Fan Fiction Theater, Cosplay Contest, Charity Raffle, Garage Sales, Panels, Gaming, Exhibitors.



GENRE SPECIFIC CONS:

Name: VancouFur
Date: March 3-6
Location: Surrey, BC
Genre: Furry


Name: Furnal Equinox
Date: March 18-20
Location: Toronto, ON
Genre: Fury


Name: Breakout
Date: July 15-17
Location: Toronto, ON
Genre: Tabletop Gaming


Name: Shock Stock
Date: TBA
Location: London, ON
Genre: Horror, Goth
Events: Shock Stock is Canada’s Premiere Horror & Subculture Event, with Spring and Fall Extravaganzas that offer the most unique, intimate, and authentic horror fan experience.
Living by our own set of rules, we at Shock Stock HQ strive to be the embodiment of THE REAL – meaning we NEVER FAKE IT – and that shows with every detail of the con. We aren’t here for the glory – We’re here for the PARTY!


Name: CanGames
Date: May 20-22
Location: Ottowa, ON
Genre: Table Top & Miniatures


Name: Fue-Eh
Date: July 14-17
Location: Edmonton, AB
Genre: Furry
Events: Fur-Eh! is Western Canada’s Premier anthropomorphic Convention held annually at the Edmonton Inn & Convention Centre in June over four fun-filled days.
Fur-Eh! features a variety of panels, games, entertainment, dining events and more suitable for attendees of all ages, as well as featuring Canada’s only outdoor fursuit parade (weather permitting of course).


Name: Calgary Horror Con
Date: June 24-26
Location: Calgary, AB
Genre: Horror


Name: TFcon Toronto
Date: July 8-10
Location: Mississauga, ON
Genre: Transformers


Name: Wild Prairie Fur Con
Date: August 12-14
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Genre: Fury


Name: Gatecon
Date: Sept 1
Location: Vancouver, BC
Genre: Star Gate


Name: Attack X Tabletop War Gaming Expo
Date: Sept 16-18
Location: Kamloops, BC
Genre: Table Top Games


Name: Frightmare In The Falls
Date: October 28-29
Location: Niagra Falls, ON
Genre: Horror
 
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