London Comic Con is a three-day celebration of awesomeness being held in London Ontario’s Western Fair District in the Progress Building. In September 2016, London will be filled with a cocktail of comics, cosplay, anime, horror, films, sci-fi and gaming.
There’s a massive range of fun in store, including screenings, workshops, fashion shows, performances, question and answer sessions, debates, panels, discussions, special guests, vendors, tournaments, playable games, huge prizes, famous faces and more fun than you can handle!
For those who love games, you will find a massive display on the history of video games – and plenty more fun including many video games tournaments, a table top Risk tournament, a retro arcade and a pinball arcade. So get those fingers and thumbs warmed up and ready to go!
Fans of the freaky will be shocked and horrified by the monster museum, the house of horrors walk-through and interactive ghost-busting action in the Ghostbusters Zone. There will also be a screening of highly-anticipated horror film Death House. Other screenings at the event will include plenty of titles in sci-fi, horror, anime and more, so bring your popcorn!
In attendance will be a feast of featured artists, who have contributed to massive comic sensations such as Deadpool, Big Hero 6, Superman, X-Men and many more graphic novel greats. These famous names will include Tony Gray, James Edward Clark, Dan Hammond and many others.
You can also meet many huge names in acting, illustration, writing, directing, voice acting and more, with a whole host of famous faces like Emily Kinney, Mark Boone Junior, wrestler Kevin Nash, Levar Burton, Lori Petty, Sean Gunn, Felissa Rose and Chris Sarandon, voice of Tim Burton’s Jack Skellington. All guests will be available for photographs and autographs.
You will be able to attend many panel discussions, classes and expert workshops, which will include topics such as miniature modelling, weapons making, wrestling, live action role-play, Pokémon Go, comic book self-publication and lectures on the cultural significance of comics.
Cosplay is of course a big focus this year, with many famous cosplayers attending in their best garb, and the opportunity for guests to get their grubby mitts on over $5000 in cash and prizes in the cosplay competitions. There are a number of categories in which you can win, including best sewing, best props… and of course best overall costume.
If you feel like returning home with bags and bags of treats, then you’ll love the huge vendor area. There will be a massive zone with loads of memorabilia, comics, merchandise and more, with chances to buy old, new, classic, upcoming, independent and retro stuff.
The event is fun for all the family, so there is a special kids’ zone with crafts, games, songs, shows, live action superheroes and a load of other kiddy chaos.
So bring your smiles, bring your kids, bring your costumes and bring your energy – it’s going to be three jam-packed days!