Cottage Country Comic Book and Toy Show (July 2017)

Cottage

Convention Name
Cottage Country Comic Book & Toy Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.cottagecomictoyshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/30/2017
Venue Name and Address
St. Pauls Centre
62 Peter Street North
Orillia, Ontario L3V4Z1
Canada
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
1,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

Cottage

QC – Boundless Release Party

Join award-winning cartoonist Jillian Tamaki (SuperMutant Magic Academy, This One Summer) on Friday, May 26th at 7:00 PM for the launch of her new book: the inventive and incisive Boundless.

At once fantastical and realist, Boundless explores the intersection (and overlap) between the virtual and IRL worlds. From Jenny, who becomes obsessed with a strange “mirror Facebook,” which presents an alternate, possibly better, version of herself; to Helen, who finds her clothes growing baggy and her shoes looser as she shrinks away to nothingness, these evocative, strange, and magical stories showcase Tamaki’s skill as an artist and storyteller.

JILLIAN TAMAKI is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Toronto. She is the co-creator along with her cousin Mariko Tamaki of the graphic novel Skim, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Their second graphic novel This One Summer earned a Governor General’s Award and a Caldecott Honor. Tamaki’s first collection of her own comics was the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller and Eisner Award-winning SuperMutant Magic Academy.

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Librairie Drawn and Quarterly
211 Bernard O., Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2224

TCBS Summer 2017 – Toronto Comic Book Show (June 2017)

TCBS

Convention Name
TCBS Summer 2017 – Toronto Comic Book Show, Toronto ON
Convention Website Address
http://www.torontocomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/25/2017
About This Convention
Sunday June 25th
10AM4PM
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson AvePRIZES EVERY HOUR!The hottest show in the country is back! TCBS Summer 2017!Over 60 vendor tables packed with JUST BOOKS!The largest selection of key books under one roof! Priced to move! Our vendors are always wheeling and dealing so bring cash! ATM on site too!

Key Books, Graded Books, Tens of thousands of $1 books and so much more! Books from all your favourite heroes including Avengers,Batman, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Superman, X-Men, Wonder Woman to name just a few! Tons of independent and trade paper backs too!

Admission just $5.00, Kids under 12 are FREE!

FREE RAFFLE TICKET for everyone!

For more info, please visit www.torontocomicbookshow.com

Venue Name and Address
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, ON M3L1A5
Canada
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books

TCBS

Toronto Toy and Video Game Show (July 2017)

Toronto

Convention Name
Toronto Toy & Video Game Show (Now Offering Vinyl Records)
Convention Website Address
http://www.torontotoyshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/09/2017
About This Convention
The Toronto Toy & Video Game Show is back!

Sun July 9th, 2017
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Avene
Hwy 400/401 area.

TTVS has quickly become the hottest and most affordable toy show in the city!

Just $5 to enter and kids are free!

60 tables loaded with new and vintage toys & video games!

PLUS! We are now offering vintage vinyl records and tapes!

Find all your favourites including Barbie, Beanie Babies, Board Games, Cabbage Patch Dolls, GI Joe, Transformers, Hot Wheels, Marvel Legends, Matchbox, Old Die Cast Models, Tonka Trucks, Toy Train Sets, Nintendo, WWF and so much more!

Venue Name and Address
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, ON m3l1a5
Canada
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
1,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Collectibles

Toy Show

QC – Soupy Leaves Home Signing

Writer Cecil Castellucci (Shade, the Changing Girl, The Plain Janes, Odd Duck) Librairie Drawn and Quarterly on Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00 PM for the launch of SOUPY LEAVES HOME.

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Librairie Drawn and Quarterly
211 Bernard O., Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2224

Image Comics Announces Panels & Signing for TCAF 2017

May 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Canada, Convention News

Press Release:

Image Comics is pleased to announce that the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) 2017 will celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary with a slew of cannot-miss panels and events.

For two days in May, Image Comics creators, staff, and friends, will take over TCAF’s newest venue The Masonic Temple (introduced in 2016), located at 888 Yonge Street, a block north of TCAF’s main location Toronto Reference Library. The Image 25th Anniversary Party at The Masonic Temple will be a fully accessible venue which will feature both all-day exhibitors and timed creator signings, as well as panel discussions, live drawing, special ‘talk show’ segment, and more.

The Image 25th Anniversary Party at The Masonic Temple runs Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, May 14, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and as with almost every TCAF event, admission will be FREE.

Image 25th Panels:

SATURDAY, MAY 13th

TIME: 11 a.m.
LOCATION: Forest Hill Ballroom, Marriott Bloor-Yorkville
Image 25th: THE WALKING DEAD artist Charlie Adlard and KILL OR BE KILLED artist Sean Phillips in Conversation

Charlie Adlard (THE WALKING DEAD) and Sean Phillips (KILL OR BE KILLED) are giants of not only Image Comics, but also of the great wide world of British comics! Come and see these two titans in conversation, as Sean interviews Charlie about his career, being part of such a huge cultural phenomenon, and his new role as the UK’s Comics Laureate.

TIME: 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St
Image 25th: Drawing Action
Lights? No. Camera? No. Action? Yes! Action! Comics are full of them! But how do you draw something with enough POW that it jumps off the page? Join Brandon Graham, Emma Ríos, Adam Warren, Jason Latour, and Cameron Stewart as they discuss everything from fight choreography to epic chase sequences and beyond.

TIME: 2:45 p.m.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St
Image 25th: Designing New Worlds
Magical Monsters! Terrific Technologies! Alien Alternatives! When the real world isn’t big enough for your ideas, sometimes you’ve got to build your own! Join Jamie McKelvie, Sloane Leong, Simon Roy, and Andrew MacLean as they discuss what it takes to design a whole new world to contain your stories.

TIME: 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St
Image 25th: Glitterbomb vs. Monstress—Terrifically Terrifying Comics
Few things are as horrific as real horror! Few things are as felt as true feelings! So how do you convey both of those things in comics? Join the teams behind the terrific and terrifying MONSTRESS (Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda) and GLITTERBOMB (Jim Zub and Djibril Morrissette-Phan) on how they go about imbuing their stories and characters with real emotion, while also scaring your pants off.

SUNDAY, MAY 14th

TIME: 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Forest Hill Ballroom, Marriott Bloor-Yorkville
Image 25th: SNOTGIRL vs. KAPTARA—they’re funny, off-the-wall, and always enGROSSing
Snotgirl. Gross. KAPTARA. Also gross. But these books are also both very funny and very stylish! Come hang out with Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung as they talk with hometown heroes Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod about comics, collaboration, and jokes.

TIME: 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St
Image 25th: Finding a Balance
Day jobs. Everybody’s got one. But how do you go about paying the bills while creating hit creator-owned comics? How do you make sure you have enough creative energy for both? Marjorie Liu, Jim Zub, Ivan Brandon, and Jason Latour are no strangers to balancing projects they do for others and projects the do for themselves. Come and hear how they try to make it work.

TIME: 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St
Image 25th: From MOTOR CRUSH to ISOLA, Fletcher, Stewart, Tarr, and Kerschl talk collaboration of the years
The teams behind MOTOR CRUSH and the upcoming Isola have been working together for quite a while. Come and hear Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, and Karl Kerschl talk about their comic book making pasts, jumping to creator-owned comics as a team, and if there’s any friendly competition when both of their books are on the racks.

TIME: 2:45 p.m.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St
Image 25th: Cartooning On The Edges of Reality
Drawing things you can see is hard enough. But how do you go about drawing things that aren’t what they seem? How do you draw the surreal and the supernatural? Join masters of the unreal Farel Dalrymple, Vanesa Del Rey, Wes Craig, and Ray Fawkes as they talk about creating visuals for the unknown.

TIME: 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St
Image 25th: Island: Experimental Storytelling and Beyond
Island was an exciting experiment in creating a Heavy Metal-style anthology for North America. Having recently wrapped with issue #15, come and join series editors Emma Ríos and Brandon Graham, along with contributors Simon Roy and Farel Dalrymple, as they discuss the goals and achievements of Island, and what’s coming next for North American sci-fi.

CREATORS ATTENDING:

  • Charlie Adlard (THE WALKING DEAD)
  • Ivan Brandon (BLACK CLOUD)
  • Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS)
  • Farel Dalrymple (POP GUN WAR)
  • Valentine de Landro (BITCH PLANET)
  • Brenden Fletcher (MOTOR CRUSH)
  • Brandon Graham (ISLAND)
  • Meredith Gran (OCTOPUS PIE)
  • Leslie Hung (SNOTGIRL)
  • Karl Kerschl (ISOLA)
  • Jason Latour (LOOSE ENDS, SOUTHERN BASTARDS)
  • Bryan Lee O’Malley (SNOTGIRL)
  • Jeff Lemire (ROYAL CITY, AD: AFTER DEATH, DESCENDER, PLUTONA)
  • Sloane Leong (FROM UNDER MOUNTAINS)
  • Marjorie Liu (MONSTRESS)
  • Andrew MacLean (HEADLOPPER) (Andrew MacLean will be exhibiting in Toronto Reference Library.)
  • Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE)
  • Kagan McLeod (KAPTARA)
  • Djibril Morrissette-Phan (GLITTERBOMB
  • Sean Phillips (KILL OR BE KILLED)
  • Emma Ríos (ISLAND, PRETTY DEADLY)
  • Simon Roy (ISLAND)
  • Cameron Stewart (MOTOR CRUSH, THE OTHER SIDE)
  • Sana Takeda (MONSTRESS)
  • Babs Tarr (MOTOR CRUSH)
  • Chip Zdarsky (KAPTARA)
  • Jim Zub (GLITTERBOMB, WAYWARD)

 

ON – Snotgirl Signing

Writer Bryan Lee O’Malley and artist Leslie Hung appear at Indigo on Friday May 12th at 7:00 PM to sign copies of their latest Image Comics release: Snotgirl Volume 1: Green Hair Don’t Care.

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Indigo Eaton Centre
220 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H1
+1 416-591-3622

ON – Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash Performance

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) and Seneca College are proud to present the incredible live performance of BLACK DOG: The Dreams of Paul Nash, by Dave McKean, as part of TCAF 2017. This special multimedia presentation will be performed by McKean, alongside Cellist and Baritone Matthew Sharp and Violinist Clare Haythornthwaite. Get tickets here…

Traveling to Canada after its performances in England after being commissioned by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash is a multimedia performance and new graphic novel by illustrator, comic artist, filmmaker and musician Dave McKean. Part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, McKean explores the work of Paul Nash, one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century, whose First World War experiences inspired him to create paintings of disturbing, lasting power.

Doors will open at 8:30pm, with the performance scheduled to begin at 9:00pm. A short Q&A will follow, but there will be no signing at this event. Autograph opportunities will take place at the main Festival on Saturday May 13 and Sunday May 14, see TorontoComics.com for details.

I’d like to explore Paul Nash’s role in the birth of modernism and surrealism, and how those movements were actually witnessed by Nash in the dream-/nightmare-like battlefields of the war. He used the landscape that he loved to try to deal with what he’d been through, and to try and find calm and solace beyond.’ Dave McKean

This performance is presented by Seneca College, and by LICAF: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, with special thanks to Dark Horse Comics.

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The Masonic Temple
888 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2J2 Canada

AB – Saga Signing

Artist Fiona Staples (Saga, Archie, Mystery Society) appears at Happy Harbor Comics on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 3:00 till 6:00 PM.

A Multi-time award winner, Fiona will be greeting her fans and signing copies of her works. Recognized as one of the top comics’ artists in the industry today, we’re excited to have her return to Edmonton for this event!

Fiona will do 10 original custom drawings for 10 lucky fans! With every in-store donation of $5 to the CBLDF, your name will be entered into a draw for one of the drawings. Donations will be accepted until Thursday, May 11th at 9:00 PM
and the selected supporters will be contacted on Friday to get their requests!

The drawings will be done during the signing and will be ready at the end of the event!

Happy Harbor Comics
10729 – 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1
780-452-8211

ON – Authors for Indies Day 2017

Press Release:

The Beguiling Books & Art is joining in for its first Authors for Indies Day on Saturday April 29th at the new shop location! Authors for Indies is an event where selected authors come hang out at independent book stores, and volunteer their time as store clerks, recommending great reads! We think The Beguiling is the first comics-focused bookstore to take part, and hopefully it’s something we’ll be able to do for years to come.

Participating authors:

Brian McLachlan, 11am-3pm: Brian is the author of the young-person-oriented Draw Out The Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics, and What Noise Do I Make?, a children’s picture book, both published by Owlkids. Brian has a wide range of taste in comics, and is just as happy suggesting great graphic novels for grownups as he is some of the best comics out there for younger readers.

Claudio Ghirardo, 3pm-4pm: A graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon 19& Graphic Art, Inc., Claudio Ghirardo contributed to small press zines before focusing on freelance illustration and then being a full time artist. He has his own monthly experimental webcomic, “UNTITLED” where he combines modern art with sequential storytelling. He publishes his own graphic novels/zines, and has contributed to numerous anthologies.

The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

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