Conventions & Events Calendar

With thanks to Lloyd Penny, Dom Durocher, Lynda Pelley

Last updated: March 22, 2018  Montreal event for April 29th added.

Montreal area events are in bold.


March 24 – Oshawa Comic Con, 1661 Harmony Rd., Oshawa. For more information,

March 25 – Heritagecon 12, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton, Ontario,

March 25 – Durham Toy Invasion, Ajax Convention Centre, Ajax. Toy convention. For more information,

March 31 – Kingston Comic Con, Queen’s University, Kingston. For more information,

April 6-8 – Capital Gaming Expo, Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, Ottawa. For more information,

April 6-8 – Nadeshicon, Pavilions Alphonse-Desjardins and Maurice Pollack, Quebec City. For more information,

April 7 – Georgina Fan Fest 3, Georgina Public Library, Keswick. Hours: 10am-2pm. For more information, see Facebook page

April 8 – Buffcon 35 Model Show, Cheektowaga, NY.

April 15 – Montreal ToyCon,  Comic Book and Toy show, Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 7000 Place Robert-Joncas, Ville Saint Laurent

April 15 – 80’s Toy Expo, Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, Mississauga.

April 15 – Cobourg Comic Con, 750 D’Arcy St., Cobourg, ON.

April 14-15 – Tora-Con 2018, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. Anime convention.

April 15 – Sarnia Pop Culture Show VI, Point Edward Memorial Arena, Point Edward, ON.

April 15 – Queen City Comic Book Show, Buffalo Marriott Niagara Hotel, Amherst, NY. For more information, see Facebook page.

April 20 – 22 – FilKONtario,  Monte Carlo Inn Brampton Suites, Brampton, Ontario.Guests: Leslie Hudson, Tim Griffin, Sabine & Michael Kinder

April 21 – Can/Am Model Show, Plattsburg, NY,

April 21 – City of London Steampunk Society Annual Gala, London, ON. Steampunk event.

April 21 – Markham Comic Con, 7755 Bayview Ave., Markham. Special guest: James O’Barr.

April 21 & 22 – Cornwall & Area Pop Event, Benson Centre, Cornwall.

April 22 – Canadian Toycon, Holiday Inn, Burlington.

April 22 – Peterborough Comic Con, 911 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough. Speical guest: James O’Barr.

April 28 – CKX2018, John D. Bradley Convention Centre, Chatham. Guest: Stephen B. Pearl.

April 28 – Skycon Light, Holiday Inn, Kitchener. Gaming convention.

April 28 – CritCon II, Hart House, University of Toronto. Tabletop gaming convention. Guest: Ed Greenwood. Facebook page

April 29 The Children of Mary Shelley English | 60min | Adult, Fear & Darkness Sunday Apr. 29, 2018 16:00 Salle Jardin (Hôtel 10) Admission: Free.  Moderated byauthor Su Sokol,  panellists: Hugo Award winning author Amal El-Mohtar, an Ottawan who is also now SFF reviewer for the New York Times, David Demchuck, whose book The Bone Mother may be the first work of speculative fiction to be nominated for the Giller Prize, and Melissa Yuan-Innes, a local doctor and award-winning speculative fiction writer.

April 27-29 – Shock Stock, Ramada Hotel, London. Horror convention. Guests: Parry Shen, Tony Moran, Lar Park Lincoln, Christy Canyon, James Duval, Felissa Rose, more.

April 29 – Barrie Comic Con, East Bayfield Community Centre, Barrie.

May 4 – Star Wars Day Toronto 2018, The Rec Room Toronto. For more information, see page on Facebook

May 4-6 – Congrès Boréal, Temple Maçonnique de Montréal, QC

May 4-6 – Corflu 35, Ramada Plaza Toronto Downtown, Toronto. Fanzine convention.

May 11-13 – Ottawa Comiccon, EY Centre, Ottawa. Guests: Doug Jones, more.

May 12 – Réal Côté Model Show, Centre A. Desjardins, Montreal, QC

May 11-13 Ottawa Comiccon, Ottawa, ON

May 12 – Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale, Lillian H. Smith Branch, Toronto Public Library. Admission: $3. Hours: 10am-4pm.

May 12 & 13 – Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto Reference Library, Marriott Bloor Yorkville, Masonic Temple and Pilot Tavern, Toronto. For more information,

May 12 – July 29 – Alter Ego: Comics and Canadian Identity, TD Gallery at the Toronto Reference Library. Produced by the Toronto Public Library and Library and Archives Canada

May 18-20 – CanGames, Rideau Curling Club, Ottawa. Gaming convention.

May 18-20th –  2018 Creative Ink Festival, Burnaby, BC

May 18-20 –  KeyCon SF 35, Winnipeg, MB

May 18-20 – CanGames Ottawa, ON

May 20 – Brockville Comic Con, Brockville Memorial Centre.

May 25-27 —  Anime North, Toronto Congress Centre and surrounding hotels ,Toronto, ON

May 25-26 – Beer-lesque and Carniv-ale, Railway City Brewing Co. Big Top, St. Thomas, ON. Steampunk event with craft brewing, tattoo and sideshow aspects.

May 26 – Torcan Model Show, Century Gardens, Brampton, Ontario,

May 26-27 – Limestone Genre Expo,Genre fiction event with writing workshops  Kingston, ON

June 2 – Pickering Comic Con, O’Brien Arena / Pickering Recreation Centre. For more information,

June 2-3 – Festival of Thrones, Cowbell Brewing Company, Blyth, ON. For more information,

June 1-3 – Niagara Falls Comic Con, Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON. Guests: Jonathan Frakes, Dawn Wells, more. Includes Niagara Horror Fest. For more information,

June 1-3 – Game Summit, Palais de congres de Gatineau. For more information,

June 3 – Fantasticon Montreal, College Andre-Grasset, Montreal. Comics/toys convention. For more information,

June 6-9 – Montreal Bheer Festival,

June 9 – Graphic-Con 2018, Sudbury Community Arena, Sudbury. Comics/SF con. http:/

June 9-10 – Flower City Comic Con, Rochester Riverside Convention Centre, Rochester, NY. Guests: Caitlin Blackwood, Catherine Sutherland, Diana Leo, more.

June 10 – Star Wars Collectors Expo, Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, Mississauga.

June 15-17 – YetiCon 2018, Blue Mountain Resort, Blue Mountains/Collingwood, ON. Anime convention.

June 15-17 – Festival Geekulture Lanaudiere, Seigneurie des Patriotes, L’Assomption, QC. For more information,

June 16 – Whitby Comic Con, Abilities Centre, Whitby. For more information,

June 16-17 – Pretty Heroes & Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration 2018, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto. Anime convention. For more information,,

June 17 – Brampton ComiCon, 340 Vodden St. E., Brampton. For more information,

June 22 & 23 – Lindsay Comic Con, 401 Kent St. W., Lindsay. For more information,

June 22-24 – Oxford Renaissance Festival, Dorchester Fairground, Dorchester, ON. For more information,

June 23 & 24 – Cottage Country Comic-Con, West Orillia Sports Complex – Rotary Place, Orillia.

June 23 & 24 – Canadian Gaming Expo, Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, Ottawa.

June 30 – Oshawa Comic Con, 1661 Harmony Rd., Oshawa. For more information,

June 30 – Lil-Con 5, American Legion Sikora Post, North Tonawanda, NY. Gaming/comics/anime convention.

July 6-8 – ComicCon Palais de congres de Montreal, QC,

July 6-8 – FanWorld 2018, Niagara Falls,  Guests: Kevin Eastman, Thomas Astruc, J. Michael Tatum, more or

July 7 – Freak Con Canada, Tribute Communities Centre, Oshawa, ON. SF/horror convention. See facebook page

July 13-15 – Ad Astra, Sheraton Parkway North Hotel, Richmond Hill ON,

July 13-15 – TFcon Toronto 2018, Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale Hotel, Mississauga. Transformers convention. For more information,

July 13-15 – Motor City Steam Con, Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport Hotel, Romulus, MI. For more information,

July 27-29 – ConBravo!, Hamilton Convention Centre & Hamilton Sheraton Hotel, Hamilton.

August 3-5 – Otakuthon, Montreal, QC , website not yet updated for 2018 event. Facebook

August 3-5 – CanFURence, Alt Hotel, Ottawa.

August 4&5 – Rockton Festival of Witchcraft & Wizardry, 812 Old Highway 8, Rockton. Harry Potter event.

August 4-6 – 2018 Guelph Pirate Festival, Marden Park, Guelph. For more information,

August 11 – Coldwater Steampunk Festival, downtown Coldwater, ON. For more information,

August 10-12, 2018 – When Words Collide, Calgary, Alberta

August 16-20 World Con in San Jose, CA Guests: Spider Robinson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Pierre & Sandy Pettinger, Edgar Pangborn, Bob Wilkins, Frank Hayes, John Picacio, more.

Aug 30 – Sep 2 – FanExpo, Toronto, ON Guests: Michael J. Fox, Karen Gillan, more TBA.

September 7 & 8 – Lindsay Comic Con, 401 Kent St. W., Lindsay. For more information,

September 8 & 9 – Animara Con, Delta Hotel & Conference Centre, Sherbrooke, QC. Anime/gaming convention. For more information,

September 15 – Royal Medieval Faire, Waterloo Park West, Waterloo.

September 14 – 16 – Albacon, Albany, NY

September 21-23 – Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition, Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. Steampunk event.

September 22 – Forest City Comicon, London Convention Centre, London, ON.

September 23 – Peterborough Comic Con, 911 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough.

September 28-30 – Ottawa Geek Market X, Nepean Sportsplex, Nepean.

September 29 – Brockville Comic Con, Brockville Memorial Centre.

September 29 & 30 – Windsor Comicon, Cassars Windsor Hotel & Casino, Windsor.

October 5-7 – Scintillation, Montreal, QC  SOLD OUT

October 5-7 – N2U 2018, Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, Ottawa. Anime convention.

October 12-14 – Can*Con 2018 Sheraton Hotel downtown Ottawa, ON  Guests: DongWon Song, more

October 13 – Barrie Comic Con, East Bayfield Community Centre, Barrie.

October 13 & 14 – Hamilton Comic Con, Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton.

October 13 & 14 – Skycon, Hotel TBA, Kitchener. Gaming convention.

October 12-14 – VCON 42 , Vancouver, BC

October 19 & 20 – Mississauga Comic Expo 2018, Mississauga Central Library. For more information, see Facebook page

October 20 – Cobourg Comic Con, 750 D’Arcy St., Cobourg, ON. For more information,

October 26-28 – London Comic Con, Western Fair District, Metroland Media Agriplex, London. For more information,

October ?? – Toronto CosCon, Hotel TBA, Toronto. Cosplay convention. For more information, see pages on Facebook and Twitter.

November 10 – Trenton Comic Con, Knights of Columbus Hall, Trenton.

November 11 – Napanee Comic Con, Strathcona Paper Centre, Napanee.

November 30 – December 2 – Smofcon 36, Santa Rosa, CA

November 16-18 – SFCONtario 9, Ramada Plaza Toronto Downtown, Toronto. Guests Lawrence M. Schoen, Gunnar Wentz, more.

November 17 – Kawaii Land, The Design Exchange, Toronto. Anime convention. Guests: Baeged Cosplays, Xgouki Cosplay, Toronto Cosplay Medic. .

December 15 – Oshawa ComiCon, Legends Centre, Oshawa. For more information,


World Con in Dublin, Ireland Several Montreal fans are attending! 


March 13-16, 2020 – CostumeCon 38, Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal.

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