Events

Canadian 2016 Events

January 24, 2016

Ontario Collectors Con is a fantasy for 80’s and 90’s vintage collectors, well.. actually ALL COLLECTORS and takes place at the at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre (6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario).

For more information visit: http://www.ontariocollectorscon.com/

February 12-14, 2016

Tsukino Con is an independent annual convention organized by fans to promote Anime, Manga and other forms of Japanese Pop culture through an annual convention. The convention is run by the community in a family friendly and fun format that introduces, nurtures and matures the enjoyment and understanding of the Anime and Manga subcultures to the local community and the world at large. It takes place at the University of Victoria.

For more information visit: http://www.tsukinocon.com/

February 22-23, 2016

Animethon is a Japanese Animation (“anime”) themed festival held annually in the city of Edmonton, Alberta. 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, and more. Animethon, as of 2004, is operated by the Alberta Society for Asian Popular Arts (ASAPA). It will take place at the Shaw Conference Centre.

For more information visit: http://www.animethon.org/

February 13-14, 2016

St. Valentines Horror Confeatures local dealers with their collections, horror screenings, a wide variety of horror guests and a costume contest. It will take place at first floor of the RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave in Winnipeg.

For more information visit: http://www.c4winnipeg.com/horror-con-2016/

February 27, 2016

Winnipeg’s Ai-Kon is a convention from Japanese animation to comics, video games, costumes and so much more! Ai-Kon has and continues to grow due to local demand for a nearby convention surrounding Japanese animation and its’ associated media and subcultures. The event will be located at the RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave in Winnipeg.

For more information visit: http://ai-kon.org/

March 3-6, 2016

VancouFur is an official furry convention that brings the furry world to Western Canada. Its an event that educates as well as entertains in the fields of arts, crafts, culture and other aspects of the furry fandom. The event will take place at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 7311 Wesminster Hwy, Richmond, BC.

For more information visit: http://www.vancoufur.ca/

March 13, July 3, September 11 & November 6, 2016

Vancouver Comicon showcases comic books, science fiction/fantasy and film/television and related popular arts.  The Vancouver Comiccon will take place at the Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street).

For more information visit: http://www.vancouvercomiccon.com/

March 18-20, 2016

Toronto Furnal Equinox is an annual furry convention held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is Canada’s largest furry event with an attendance of over 450 people in 2011.Their mission is to bring together fans of the furry genre together in a laid-back, casual environment to exchange artwork and crafts, share ideas, participate in entertainment, and meet the fantastic creators and fans that contribute to the furry community. Location will be at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Center.

For more information visit: http://www.furnalequinox.com/

Toronto Comicon is a spectacular 3 day event  for fans of comics and pop culture. The convention will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

For more information visit: http://comicontoronto.com/

April 1-3, 2016

Nadeshicon is a Japanese culture / Anime convention in Quebec City. Is held at Université Laval (Laval University) in the Desjardins and Maurice Pollack buildings.

For more information visit: http://www.nadeshicon.ca/

April 9-10, 2016

Winnipeg Pop Culture Expo features comic books from the Silver Age to Modern Day, Movie Memorabilia, Vintage Toys, Trading Cards, Jewelry, Amiibos, Video Games, An Artist Alley & More! The expo will take place at the RBC Convention Centre at 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg.

For more information visit: http://www.c4winnipeg.com/event/winnipeg-pop-culture-expo

April 23-24, 2016

Fan Expo Regina is an  all-ages pop culture conventions for fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. The convention will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

For more information visit: http://fanexporegina.com/

April 28-May 1, 2016

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo –  Western Canadas largest pop culture convention! From rubbing elbows with celebs, you will have the opportunity to sit in on our many panels and workshops, dedicated to inform you about your area of interest. Whether it is voice acting, breaking into the comic book industry, improv sessions and everything in between. Special events such as after-show parties, screenings, costume competitions and various other goodies. Located at the BMO centre. Experience everything from sci-fi, horror, comics, anime, and cartoons to gaming and animation!

For more information visit: http://www.calgaryexpo.com/

EGLX (Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo) – Whether its tournaments, talks & panels, retail shopping or developer exhibits, this annual event celebrates all walks of gaming, including computer, console & boardgames. EGLX takes place at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

For more information visit: http://eglx.ca/

May 1, 2016

80’s Toy Expo is exactly what you would think it is, and takes place at the at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre (6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario).

For more information visit: http://www.80stoyexpo.com/

May 13-15, 2016

Ottawa Comiccon showcases comic books, science fiction/fantasy and film/television and related popular arts with larger range of pop culture and fandom elements, such as horror, anime, manga, animation, toys, collectible card games and video games. The Ottawa Commiccon will take place at the EY Centre (4899 Uplands Dr., Ottawa).

For more information visit: http://www.ottawacomiccon.com/

May 14-15, 2016

Toronto Comics Arts Festival  is a week-long celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world. Other Festival events include readings, interviews, panels, gallery shows, art installations, and much more. TCAF is held at the Toronto Reference Library.

For more information visit: http://torontocomics.com/

May 20-22, 2016

What The Fur?  is a furry convention, that brings you not only many panels and workshops, but also events of all types. From games to dances, from competitions to food. We try and offer everyone a little bit of everything. The convention will take place at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Pointe-Claire, Montreal Airport.

For more information visit: http://www.whatthefur.ca/

May 27-29, 2016

Toronto Anime North is an anime convention located in Toronto, Canada that celebrates anime, manga, music, games and all other forms of Japanese Culture! This year, Anime North will take place at the Toronto Congress Centre and Doubletree International Plaza Hotel.

For more information visit: http://www.animenorth.com

June 10-12, 2016

YetiCon is Canada’s Only Resort Geek Con. Come party at the mountain, with geeks and wild yetis! Step into a different world of cosplay on the mountain, monsters in the village, tea parties on the grass. The event takes place at the Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, Ontario.

For more information visit: www.yeticon.ca

June 15-19, 2016

Toronto NXNE Festival for emerging artists and major-label headliners, for music filmmakers, and for digital interactive innovators bridging the gap between technology and the arts. Seen as the most anticipated summer music event in Canada, NXNE Music, NXNE Film, and NXNE Interactive are an essential gathering for artists, industry, and fans.

For more information visit: http://nxne.com/

July 1-3, 2016

Animartime is run entirely by a dedicated group of volunteers to bring you the best in anime and gaming. We take over Fredricton to celebrate all things anime, manga, and gaming. The convention will be taking place at the Fredricton Convention Centre.

For more information visit: http://animaritime.org/

Calgary’s Otafest  is an annual conference for anime enthusiasts. Fans can show off the costumes they have made, the music videos they have created, and the art they have painted and drawn. Otafest is a forum for discussion and education. We host educational panels introducing others to the basics of the Japanese language, and tips on how to use computer programs to enhance music videos and CG art. The convention will take place at the Telus Convention Centre

For more information visit: http://www.otafest.com

July 8-10, 2016

Montreal Comiccon showcases comic books, science fiction/fantasy and film/television and related popular arts with larger range of pop culture and fandom elements, such as horror, anime, manga, animation, toys, collectible card games and video games. The Ottawa Commiccon will take place at the Palais des congrès (1001, Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle)

For more information visit: http://www.montrealcomiccon.com/

Northwest FanFest is a three day convention taking place in downtown New WestMinster, BC dedicated to including all genres of geekdom and costuming. Instead of a focus on anime, they try to encompass a blend of Japanese and North American culture and media, as well as include content for other fandoms such as Steampunk, Furries, alternative fashion, and anything geek-related!

For more information visit: http://northwestfanfest.com/

July 15- 17, 2016

TFCon is the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention and will take place at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre (6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario).

For more information please visit: http://www.tfcon.ca/

July 29-31, 2016

ConBravo is an expo with  electronic and traditional gaming, screenings, cosplay events, a masquerade, and a Saturday night dance party! Not to mention all the vendors and local artists. Taking place at the Hamilton Convention Centre.

For more information visit: http://conbravo.com

August 4 -7, 2016

Fragapoolooza –  Annual video game festival/LAN party that over a period of four days, allowing non-stop gaming. It is currently Canada’s largest LAN party event. It will take place at the Leduc Recreation Centre in Leduc, Alberta.

For more information visit:  http://www.fragapalooza.com/

August 2016, Date TBA

The Montreal Otakuthon is Quebec’s largest fan-run festival promoting Japanese animation (anime), Japanese graphic novels (manga), related gaming and Japanese pop-culture. The location for the convention will be at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

For more information visit: http://otakuthon.com/

August 5-7, 2016

Vancouver Anime Revolution is a three-day convention located in Vancouver, Canada. We cater to a wide range of activities, exhibits, panels, and performances. These include art, animation, comics, costuming, cultural displays, dance, gaming, musical performances, and others. The convention will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

For more information visit: http://www.animerevolution.ca/

August 8-10, 2016

Thunder Bay Kita-Kon is an annual anime convention that will be held at the Valhalla Inn Hotel & Convention.

For more information visit: http://kita-kon.org/

August 2016, Date TBA

Unplugged Expo is a 3 day celebration of Geek Culture. Whether you want to check out the amazing costume players, learn to bend it like Avatar Korra with some amazing Tai Chi instructors, or rock out on some epic game tunes. Unplugged provides a platform for local and independent artists to develop, play and prosper.  The convention takes place at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

For more information visit: http://unpluggedexpo.com/

September 1-4, 2016

Fan Expo Canada is an  all-ages pop culture conventions for fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. The convention will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

For more information visit: http://fanexpocanada.com/

September 30 -October 16, 2016

Vancouver VCON is the oldest general-interest science fiction and fantasy convention in Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Offering events and exhibits focused on a variety of Science Fiction and Fantasy fandom interest areas such as literature, art, media, music, costumes, comics, games, etc.

For more information visit: http://www.vcon.ca/

October 2016 – Dates TBA

Toronto After Dark Film Festival is 8 full nights of horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies. The film festival takes place at the Toronto Underground Cinema.

For more information visit: http://torontoafterdark.com

Quebec Comiccon is an event devoted to popular culture (science fiction, horror , anime, video games, table games , comics and comic books. The event will take place at the Quebec City Convention Centre.

For more information visit: http://www.comicconquebec.com/

October 2016 – Dates TBA

Across Canada Zombie Walks – Will be posted up in August 2016. Stay tuned for more details.

November 11 – 13, 2016

Fan Expo Vancouver is an  all-ages pop culture conventions for fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. The convention will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

For more information visit: http://fanexpovancouver.com/

November 2016 – Date TBA

Central Canada Comicon (C4) is a three-day pop culture event held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The event features celebrity guests, comic book artists, exhibitors, costume contests, video rooms, gaming, and more. It will take place at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

For more information visit: http://www.c4con.com

Halifax Hal-Con is a Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Comic Convention encompasses the full-spectrum of geekdom, including Comic Books, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming, Cyberpunk, Steampunk, Renaissance, Anime, Furry, Cyber goth,Cosplay. Includes music, stage show, and small social gaming circles, and the chance to rub elbows with the famous and infamous of geek pop-culture. Located at the World Trade & Convention Centre.

For more information visit: http://hal-con.com/

Quinte Mini Con is pleased to announce their first convention, taking place at The Travelodge, Belleville; this convention brings everything you love! Anime, manga, gaming, comics, and more!

For more information visit: http://quinteminicon.weebly.com/

Edmonton PURE SPECULATION FESTIVAL is an annual multi-genre fan convention taking place in Edmonton, Canada. It is an event that prides itself on being “by geeks, for geeks.” Its a festival celebrating geek and fan culture and offers programming dealing with science fiction, fantasy, pop culture, gaming, anime, comic books and webcomics.

For more information visit: http://www.purespec.org

Ottawa Pop Expo is a pop-culture fan convention that showcases artists and products from entertainment genres like: Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, Gaming in all its forms, and, of course, Comic Books. The Ottawa Pop Expo will take place at the EY Centre (4899 Uplands Dr., Ottawa).

For more information visit: http://www.ottawapopexpo.ca/

 

**We are always updating and adding more events. If you noticed that we missed anything, please let us know!!

 

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