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September, 2015

  • 13 September

    Report On: FanExpo 2015

    FanExpo is a behemoth of a convention, stomping into the city like a four-day rampage sucking energy and money from everybody who can explain to you the difference between the Avengers and Guardians Of The Galaxy. FanExpo 2015 lasted from September 3rd to the 6th, at the Metro  Toronto Convention …

June, 2015

  • 2 June

    Report on: Anime North 2015

    Anime North is annually held at the Toronto Congress Centre and a hefty handful of surrounding hotels. It’s an unstoppable hurricane of a convention that marks the start of the summer (which ends with FanExpo). Thousands upon thousands of people pre-register, book their hotels, prepare their costumes, their wallets, and ready their …

April, 2015

  • 18 April

    Report on: GTA Comic Con 2015

    Many people have a misconception that Burlington doesn’t count as part of the “GTA”, but it does, and so this year Burlington’s Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre hosted the second annual GTA Comic Con on April 12th, 2015. It was an ambitious mix of usual comic convention elements without …

March, 2015

  • 26 March

    Report On: Toronto ComiCon 2015

    People who remember the Toronto ComiCon from the days when it was nicknamed “M-TAC” can recall the tiny convention that was just for getting extra mileage from leftover costumes and getting two or three back-issue comics. A lot of people gave up on it and now miss out on how …

January, 2015

  • 29 January

    Charity Skating with the X-Men Of Toronto

    Cosplayers typically inhabit conventions and events like movie launches, but January 24, 2015 the X-Men of Toronto again held a Cosplay Skating event in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square and while they’re at it, they also gathered clothes to donate to charity. It might have not been the adventure that G Anime …

November, 2014

  • 10 November

    Report On: Youmacon 2014

    When asked to describe Detroit, most people say “Crime”, or “Economic decay” or “Motown”. But to a few thousand people, for one weekend a year, Detroit is all about the sensational anime party convention that is Youmacon. Keeping Detroit’s People-Movie transit system filled with colourful nerds all weekend, it’s a …

October, 2014

  • 8 October

    Report On: Hamilton Comic-Con 2014

    Last year’s Hammer Town Comic Con was a first rate convention with not enough people to appreciate it. This year’s convention had the world out, some for the guests, some for the deals, some for the spectacle. Now the name has been renamed to the more technical “Hamilton Comic Con” …

  • 2 October

    Report On: Unplugged Expo 3

    A lot of people, if not the majority of people going to FanExpo go for a tight handful of precise, like seeing a guest, getting a deal, or showing off their outfit. Anything else is just white noise to them. But for the more seasoned convention crowd, every part of the …

September, 2014

  • 5 September

    Report On: FanExpo 2014

    The winter con was a modest but fun experience. The March convention was a fun experience too. But Informa would be foolish to think they were prepared for an event the scale of Fan Expo. Always a mixed bag, a lot of great experiences, interactions, deals, and the fear that …

July, 2014

  • 24 July

    Report On: ConBravo! 2014

    ConBravo started as general purpose Geek experience, but it stumbled into being a Canadian analogue of Vidcon. While Fanexpo might have the stars of television and movies, Conbravo focuses on the stars of Youtube, and Youtube has sort-of caught on. But to those not immersed in the culture of Angry …