Toronto is preparing to geek out as Toronto Comic Con is fast approaching. From March 16th to 18th; fans, nerds, geeks, artists, collectors, and celebrities alike will flock to downtown Toronto for the 18th annual Toronto ComiCon. The event, from the organizers behind Fan Expo Canada, will feature actors and actresses from movies and TV shows such as Star Trek, Star Wars, The Hobbit, The Flash, Arrow, The Walking Dead, X-Files, Game of Thrones, and more! The show will also have a couple dozen talented artists from the comic book industry taking residence in Artists Alley.
Headlining the guest list is Joonas Suotamo, the basketball player turned actor who has taken over for Peter Mayhew in the Chewbacca suit in the new Star Wars films. Joining him are actors like Manu Bennett (Arrow, The Hobbit, Spartacus), Mitch Pileggi (X-Files, Sons of Anarchy), Eugene Braverock (Wonder Woman), Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek TNG), Kristy Swanson (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Lucie Pohl (Overwatch), and more.
Legendary Star Wars artist Dave Dorman and legendary creator Howard Chaykin headline the comic guest list that features over 30 talented artists. Other artists attending the con include Pablo Marcos (Red Sonja), Gerhard (Cerebus), Ryan Browne (Curse Words), Joe Eisma (Riverdale), Ramon Perez (Spider-Man), Nen Chang (Cover Artist), and many, many more.
If celebrities and artists aren’t your thing, there’s a gigantic vendor floor where you can buy just about anything you’re looking for. Comics, action figures, Funkos, posters, weird cat art; your wallet’s going to hurt. There is also a myriad of panels, Q&A’s, workshops, and sketch duels that you can sit in on and maybe learn a little bit about your favorite celeb/artist/creator.
If you’re even a little bit familiar with conventions, then you probably know about convention exclusives. Toronto Comic Con will have a nice arrangement of exclusives spanning from Funko to comics to shirts to tumblers. My personal favorite is the Exclusive DIY Bob Ross Funko Pop. Also available is a 7’’ Supergirl Vinyl figure, an exclusive Amazing Spider-Man #797 cover featuring art from Gabriele Dell’Otto, Arrow and Flash toon tumblers, and more.
For more information like a complete guest list and ticket sales visit the website here.
(Feature Image Credit: Fan Expo Canada)