Canadian Regiment Events Master List

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SPARTAN II

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This is a list of all events that take place within the Canadian Regiment throughout the regular calendar year (January to December).

I edited out any events that did not seem to involve any sort of cosplay component or welcomed the same.

All events have been broken down by province and are listed in order of month, with a legend for the different event types listed below.

Hyperlinks to each province, for ease of navigation (instead of having to scroll down the page), have also been listed.

Please feel free to contact me by PM if you have an event you want to suggest be added to the list.

EDIT: A big Thank You to @GeekGuardianDee for her help in compiling some of this info.



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Major 405th Canadian Regiment events are underlined (TBD) **

CC = Comic Book event or Comic Con
SF = Science Fiction/Fantasy event
AN = Anime event
VG = Video Gaming event
GM = Gaming (boardgames, tabletop) event

** Once we know which cons are going to be the major ones for Canadian Regiment members to attend we will use this format to indicate those.
 

SPARTAN II

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ONTARIO (ON) CONVENTIONS & EVENTS

FEBRUARY:

Con-G (AN Guelph): **CANCELLED AFTER THIS YEAR (2014)** (http://con-g.com/)

MARCH:

Toronto ComiCon (CC Toronto): Located in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the show will be boasting unique exhibitors, presentations, workshops and many celebrity guests. Toronto ComiCon, as presented by Fan Expo Canada, has now grown to become a spectacular 3-day event! (http://www.comicontoronto.com/)

APRIL:

Ting Comic & Graphic Arts Festival (CC London): A two-week festival showcasing comic and graphic artists from London and the greater Southwestern Ontario area, past, present and future. (http://tingfest.tumblr.com/)

GTA Comic Con (CC Burlington): Newest GTA con! Featuring many of your favourite comic vendors, artists and guests! (http://www.gtacomiccon.com/)

Ad Astra (SF Toronto): Ad Astra is a literary fan-run convention, promoting local talent within the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Paranormal, for all media of the written word. The event features many vendors, writers, exhibitors, artists and artisans as well as an Art Show and auction. (http://www.ad-astra.org/)

Sarnia Pop Culture Show (CC Sarnia): A multi-genre convention, with an emphasis on comic books, games, toys, cosplay, collectibles but open to anything fan-related. (http://popculturesarnia.com/)

FilKONtario (SF Mississauga): Ontario's folk-ish sci-fi & fantasy music festival based on themes in science fiction and/or fantasy writing; or on the space program, modern technology, computers, cats, food... or just about any subject people in SF fandom like to talk about. (http://www.filkontario.ca/)

MAY:

Anime North (AN Toronto): Canada's premier fan-run anime convention that celebrates anime, manga, music, games and all other forms of Japanese Culture! (http://www.animenorth.com/live/)

Ottawa Comic Con (CC Ottawa): Pop-culture fan convention that showcases sci-fi, horror, anime, video games, tabletop games and comic books. (http://www.ottawacomiccon.com/)

SuperFan ComicCon (CC Toronto): The SuperFan ComicCon features comic retailers to anime vendors, local and international artists, memorabilia, toys, collectibles, crafts, movies, apparel, video games, kids toys, and so much more! (http://www.superfancomiccon.com/)

JUNE:

Niagara Falls Comic Con (CC Niagara): (http://niagarafallscomiccon.com/)

JULY:

Polar Chill (CC Toronto): Join us for a full weekend of fun as we celebrate your favourites of all things Geek in science fiction, fantasy, comics, gaming, anime, horror and more through discussions, activities and games. (http://tcon.ca/polarchill/)

AUGUST:

Super Summer Comic Con (CC Windsor): Featuring comic books, graphic novels, vintage toys, original art, movie posters, collectibles, Japanese anime & manga, cosplay costume contest & much, much more! (https://www.facebook.com/events/261861567328577)

SEPTEMBER:

Oshawa Comic Con (CC Oshawa): Pop Culture Canada's Oshawa Comic Con features comic books, toys, dvd's, books, T-shirts, records, VHS movies and all things pop culture. This is a FREE admission event. Come in costume for a chance to win prizes. (http://www.popculturecanada.ca/comiccon.html)

Toronto Comic Book Show (CC Toronto): The GTA's premier monthly comic book show! Make sure to check out what expects to be nothing short of an action packed day! 45 exhibits set up for buying, selling and trading and loaded to the max with the city’s best comic books, toys, and related TV& Movie memorabilia. Door prizes awarded every hour! (http://www.torontocomicbookshow.com/)

Fan Expo Canada (CC Toronto): Canada's Fan Expo is an annual multi-genre fan convention showcasing comic books, science fiction/fantasy and film/television and related popular arts. Fan Expo Canada has expanded over the years to include a larger range of pop culture and fandom elements such as horror, anime, manga, animation, toys, collectible card games, video games and web entertainment. (http://fanexpocanada.com/)

OCTOBER:

Ochiba-Con (AN Oshawa): Ochiba-Con is an anime and japanese culture convention held in Oshawa ON, enriching the local community by providing education on Japanese culture, arts and films through special events. Ochiba-Con is a division of Northern Anime Festival. (http://www.ochibacon.ca/)

Ottawa Geek Market (CC Ottawa): The Ottawa Geek Market is a philanthropic company devoted to creating the ultimate cosplay, comic book, sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk, horror, anime and gaming shopping experience in the Ottawa region. The event was established with three main goals in mind: 1) to provide local geeky artisans, vendors and shopkeepers with an opportunity to sell their awesome items, 2) to celebrate the thriving geeky community in Ottawa in a fun and safe environment, and 3) to donate as much money as we can to local charities. (http://geekmarket.ca/)

Oshawa Horror Show (Oshawa): The event features comics and magazines, toys, books, games, artists, food and a costume contest. (http://www.popculturecanada.ca/shwa.html)

Forest City Comicon (CC London): A celebration of nerd culture like no other, the Forest City Comicon is coming to London, Ontario’s Centennial Hall this October. The event will feature costumes, vendors, panels, board games, video game tournaments and more. (http://www.forestcitycomicon.ca/)

NOVEMBER:

Oshawa Toy Show (Oshawa): (http://www.popculturecanada.ca/toycon.html)

DECEMBER:

Christmas Comic Con (CC Windsor): Christmas Comic Con is an annual all-ages event held in Windsor that promotes comic books, literacy, art and cosplay. (https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasComicCon)
 
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SPARTAN II

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QUEBEC (QC) CONVENTIONS & EVENTS

JANUARY:

G-Anime (AN Gatineau): G-Anime is an annual weekend anime convention held in late January in Gatineau, and is one of two such conventions in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Like most other anime conventions, it includes a Dealer's Room and an Artist's Alley, anime screenings, panels and workshops, AMV contests, game shows, cosplay events (Masquerade, Cosplay Chess, Fashion Show, etc.), and video game stations (Gaming Room). (http://ganime.ca/2015/)

JULY:

Chibi G-Anime (AN Gatineau): Mini G-Anime, 10$ one day, panels, dealers, anime, activities, gaming room. (http://ganime.ca/chibi-2014/en/)

AUGUST:

Otakuthon (AN Montreal): Quebec's largest anime convention promoting Japanese animation (anime), Japanese graphic novels (manga), related gaming and Japanese pop-culture (music, cinema, television).[SUP][/SUP] It is held annually for 3 days in Montreal during a weekend in the summer months. (http://www.otakuthon.com/)

SEPTEMBER:

Montreal Comiccon (CC Montreal): Pop-culture fan convention that showcases sci-fi, horror, anime, video games, tabletop games and comic books. (http://www.montrealcomiccon.com/)

OCTOBER:

Quebec City Comiccon (CC Quebec City): Québec City Comiccon is a convention that showcases artists and products from entertainment genres like Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, Gaming (in all its forms), BD, Comic Books, Cosplay, and so much more. (http://www.comicconquebec.com/en/home/)
 

SPARTAN II

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SASKATCHEWAN (SK) CONVENTIONS & EVENTS

MAY:

Fan Expo Regina (CC Regina): Highlighting celebrities, shopping, panels and workshops, this will be the place to be to find the newest and hottest in Anime, Manga, Comics, Sci-Fi, Gaming and Horror. Fan Expo Regina™ is brought to you by the same team that runs Fan Expo Canada in Toronto. (http://www.fanexporegina.com/)

JULY:

Saskatoon Blitz! (CC Saskatoon): Saskatoon Blitz is Saskatchewan’s premiere & longest running Comic, Anime, Gaming, Sci-fi & Pop Culture Convention! For the fans, by the fans! Now 3 Days! (http://www.saskblitz.com/)

SEPTEMBER:

Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo (CC Saskatoon): If you have an interest in the wonderful world of comics, pop culture, sci-fi, horror, cosplay, cartoons, or simply feeding your imagination, then you're in the right place! (http://saskexpo.com/)
 

SPARTAN II

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ALBERTA (AB) CONVENTIONS & EVENTS

FEBRUARY:

Taste of Animethon (AN Edmonton): (http://atoa.animethon.org/)

MARCH:

Tsurucon (AN Red Deer): Alberta's one and only anime convention! (https://www.facebook.com/Tsurucon)

Edmonton Pop Culture Fair (CC Edmonton): (http://www.popculturefair.com/)

APRIL:

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (CC Calgary): In nine years we have become Canada's 2nd largest pop culture show and the LARGEST in Western Canada with over 97,000 attendees! (http://www.calgaryexpo.com/)

JUNE:

Nishikaze (AN Lethbridge): A local gathering for fans of Japanese anime, manga, and related media such as video games. While we showcase anime, we strive to expand our event into other areas of interest like live-action movies and Asian culture. (http://www.nishikaze.ca/)

Spock Days (SF Vulcan): Spock Days is an annual community event held the second weekend in June in the town of Vulcan, Alberta, the "Star Trek Capital of the World". (http://www.vulcantourism.com/spock-days.html)

JULY:

Vul-Con (SF Vulcan): A new convention experience beginning in 2015. (http://www.vulcantourism.com/vul-con-2015.html)

Fragapalooza (VG Edmonton): Fragapalooza (also referred to as Frag or Fraga by participants) is an annual video game festival/LAN party that takes place in Edmonton. (http://www.fragapalooza.com/)

Geekmoot (GM Calgary): (http://geekmoot.ca/)

Medicine Hat Fan Round Up (CC Medicine Hat): (http://www.mhfanroundup.com/)

Otafest (AN Calgary): (https://otafest.com/)

AUGUST:

Animethon (AN Edmonton): Animethon is a three-day anime convention held annually at MacEwan University in Edmonton. (http://www.animethon.org/)

SEPTEMBER:

Red & White Calgary Comic & Toy Expo (CC Calgary): The Red & White Calgary Comic & Toy Expo offers comics, toys, manga, original artwork, role-playing games and much, much more! There will be an artist alley, costume contest and silent auction! (http://www.comicandtoy.ca/)

Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo (CC Edmonton): (http://edmontonexpo.com/)

OCTOBER:

Lethbridge Comic Con (CC Lethbridge): (http://www.lethbridgecomiccon.com/index.html)

NOVEMBER:

Otafest Aurora (AN Calgary): (https://otafest.com/)

Lethbridge Entertainment Expo (CC Lethbridge): (http://lethexpo.com/)
 

SPARTAN II

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BRITISH COLUMBIA (BC) CONVENTIONS & EVENTS

FEBRUARY:

Tsukino Con (AN Vancouver): Canada's annual Anime and Manga convention. (http://www.tsukinocon.com/)

MARCH:

J-Fest (AN Burnaby): J-Fest is an annual 1-day event, held midway between the larger 3-day event and serves as a light version of the main convention with a special focus on the art and culture of Japan. In addition, J-Fest offers many of the traditional events of Anime Evolution on a smaller scale including panels, video and AMV showings, gaming, artists, and vendors. (http://www.animeevolution.com/1dayevents/jfest/)

APRIL:

Fan Expo Vancouver (CC Vancouver): Highlighting celebrities, shopping, panels and workshops, and was the place to be to find the newest and hottest in Anime, Manga, Comics, Sci-Fi, Gaming and Horror. Come out and meet your favourite celebrity or creator and shop for the hottest or most rare in comic books, graphic novels, manga, toys, t-shirts and more! (http://www.fanexpovancouver.com/)

JULY:

Anime Evolution (AN Vancouver): Vancouver's premier event for anime, manga, gaming, and every kind of related fandom. (http://www.animeevolution.com/)

OCTOBER:

VCON (SF Vancouver): Vancouver's premier science fiction, fantasy and games convention, since 1971. (http://www.vcon.ca/)
 

SPARTAN II

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MANITOBA (MB) CONVENTIONS & EVENTS

MAY:

KeyCon (Winnipeg): Keycon is Manitoba's premier Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Convention. It focuses on science fiction, fantasy and related literary genres in any form. It includes, but is not limited to, writing, visual arts, television and film. (http://keycon.org/2015/)

AUGUST:

Maneki-Neko-Matsuri (AN Dauphin): A convention celebrating anime, scifi, comics, video games, and Japanese culture in Dauphin. (http://maneki-neko-matsuri.webs.com/)

OCTOBER:

Central Canada Comic Con (CC Winnipeg): The Central Canada Comic Con is an annual fan convention held in Winnipeg. (http://www.c4winnipeg.com/)
 

SPARTAN II

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NEW BRUNSWICK (NB) CONVENTIONS & EVENTS

MAY:

East Coast Comic Expo (CC Moncton): East Coast Comic Expo is an all-ages, day-long 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. (http://www.eastcoastcomicexpo.com/)

JUNE:

Animaritime (AN Fredericton): The maritime's leading anime and gaming convention, Animaritime is entirely run by a dedicated group of volunteers to bring you the best in anime and gaming. (http://www.animaritime.org/)
 

SPARTAN II

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NEWFOUNDLAND (NL) CONVENTIONS & EVENTS

APRIL:

Sci-fi on the Rock (SF St. John’s): Sci-Fi on the Rock is Newfoundland's premiere science fiction & fantasy event. (http://www.scifiontherock.com/)

SEPTEMBER:

Atlanti-Con (CC Corner Brook): Atlanti-Con is a sci-fi, fantasy, comics, gaming and anime convention being held in Corner Brook in September. (http://www.atlanti-con.com/)
 

SPARTAN II

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NOVA SCOTIA (NS) CONVENTIONS & EVENTS

NOVEMBER:

Hal-Con (SF Halifax): Hal-Con is a sci-fi, fantasy & gaming convention run completely by much-too-dedicated volunteers. (http://hal-con.com/)
 

SPARTAN II

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YUKON (YT) , NORTHWEST TERRITORIES (NT) & NUNAVUT (NU) CONVENTIONS & EVENTS

There aren't any conventions or events that we could find located in the territories.
 

MikyVengeance

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Just a note, Fan Expo in Toronto, Ontario has been moved from August to September 3-6 to match the dates of the long weekend.
 

SPARTAN II

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Thanks for the info, Angela :) I've updated the events listing for Alberta.

I already had the Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo listed for Saskatchewan.
 

Artifice

RXO and BXO
405th Regiment Officer
For anybody going to Toronto Fan Expo this year, I will have a booth at Artist Alley under TriForged Studios. Come, stop by and let's talk armor!
Miky Thats great to hear sorry to say, I'm on the west side so I shall not be attending. But best of luck with your booth and hopefully you'll meet some new faces!!
 

Roku

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For anybody going to Toronto Fan Expo this year, I will have a booth at Artist Alley under TriForged Studios. Come, stop by and let's talk armor!
Same for me sadly I won't be attending as I'm on the west. If I were to go I'd totally stop by. I hope you have fun and your booth goes well and hope your able to meet others from here.
 
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