03-06-2007, 03:17 AM
Yeah, haven't posted on here in an age, been busy.
Well, i got all mixed up, i actually meant the fanexpo thing in august and as it turns out i wont be doing that anyways, i booked up for heroescon instead. I'll be back up in canada (montreal) one day to see everyone and hang out with my friends.
How's it going by the way, got any comc work on?
Hey Kris! Good to see you on the boards.
Which con in Toronto were you thinking you may attend; the Paradise Comics (http://www.torontocomicon.com/) show , or the Hobbystar (http://www.hobbystar.com/hobbystar/Conventions.html) one?
I usually only see Yanick and Clement at the big Hobbystar show in August, so maybe that's it.
03-10-2007, 08:49 PM
The Paradise Toronto Comicon
June 8-10, 2007
Direct Energy Centre @ Exhibition Place, Hall C
2007 will be the 5th year of the Annual Paradise Comicon in Toronto and the 15th year of operations for Paradise Conventions in the Toronto area (formerly known as ParaCon and Tempest Promotions).
The Paradise Comicon is Toronto’s largest convention that focuses ONLY on all types of comic books and sequential art. Both in square footage and in attendance. We are also proud to support the Beguiling's Toronto Comic Arts Festival, which will take place August 18-19, 2007. www.torontocomics.com
Unlike most comic book conventions we keep the majority of the attention on comic books and graphic novels by developing programming around content and creators of all types - mainstream to the fiercely independant.
Over the last four+ years we have created a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where people can enjoy themselves, network and talk about comics. Comicon guests are accessible for the duration of the show and this allows fans a lot of interaction time. Panels and workshop programming are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday. There are rarely scheduled signing times, so attendees do not have to spend their time standing around in long line-ups. We have also been very successful in attracting serious comic book collectors.
We are also the home of:
The Women of Comics II Symposium http://www.womenofcomics.com
The Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards http://www.joeshusterawards.com
The Comics for Kids Initiative
2007 GUESTS INCLUDE:
GUESTS OF HONOUR
Industry Legend! Cover artist, THE MIDNIGHTER, NIGHTWING (DC/Wildstorm) and other projects
Writer/Artist, STRANGERS IN PARADISE (Abstract Studios)
Join us as we celebrate the conclusion of Strangers in Paradise in May 2007!
Writer/Artist, BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK (DC Comics),
Join us as we celebrate 25 years of Wagner’s GRENDEL (Dark Horse Comics)
Writer, NIGHTWING, upcoming: RAVEN (DC Comics)
Industry Legend! Co-creator & Writer of the New Teen Titans, Writer of Crisis on Infinite Earths, Co-creator of The Black Cat & More!
The Paradise Comicon's special guests are professionals that are coming in from outside of Toronto at the expense of the promoters and/or sponsors to attend the convention as well as selected professionals from the Toronto area.
Artist, RUNAWAYS (Marvel Comics)
Writer/Artist, SPIDER-MAN: REIGN (Marvel Comics)
Inker, THE SPIRIT (DC Comics)
Artist, GEN 13 (DC/Wildstorm)
Writer/Artist, THE SPIRIT (DC Comics)
Artist, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (DC/Wildstorm)
Artist, CARTOON BLOCK PARTY (DC Comics)
Artist, MAD MAGAZINE (DC/Mad)
Writer, UNCLE SAM & THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS, JONAH HEX, TERRA (DC Comics)
Artist, THUNDERBOLTS PRESENTS: ZEMO - BORN BETTER (Marvel Comics)
Artist, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD (DC/Vertigo)
Artist, Nextwave, Agents of H.A.T.E., upcoming: Ultimate Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
Artist, DARKNESS/PITT (Top Cow)
Artist, upcoming TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE (DC Comics)
Artist, LOVE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Oni Press), DEGRASSI: EXTRA CREDIT Vol. 3 (Madison Press)
JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
Artist, WOLVERINE & BLACK CAT: CLAWS (Marvel Comics)
Writer/Artist, DAWN (Image Comics), LINSNER: GODS AND GODDESSES (Image)
Artist, IRON AND THE MAIDEN (Image Comics)
MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Writer, OMEGA FLIGHT (Marvel Comics), RED SONJA (Dynamite Entertainment)
Artist, POWERS (Icon), THE CROSS BRONX (Image), THE MICE TEMPLAR
Writer, UNCLE SAM & THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS, JONAH HEX, TERRA (DC Comics)
Inker, TERRA (DC Comics)
Artist, DEGRASSI: EXTRA CREDIT Vol. 2(Madison Press), BUTTERNUT SQUASH
Writer/Artist, MOUSE GUARD (Archaia Studios Press)
Artist, THE BOYS (DC/Wildstorm)
Writer/Artist, SHIVER IN THE DARK
Artist, BIONICLE (Lego)
DAVE SIM (appearing Friday and Saturday only)
Writer/Artist, CEREBUS THE AARDVARK (Aardvark-Vanaheim)
Cover artist, HEROES FOR HIRE (Marvel Comics), OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE 2007 (Gemstone Pub.)
Industry legend and publisher!
Artist, THE OTHER SIDE (DC/Vertigo)
Writer, CIVIL WAR: CHOOSING SIDES (Marvel Comics)
Artist, THE SIMPSON SUPER SPECTACULAR (Bongo Comics
Editor, Mr. Comics
Writer, DEGRASSI: EXTRA CREDIT GRAPHIC NOVELS (Madison Press), LOVE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Oni Press), TEEN TITANS GO! (DC Comics), Ninja Scroll (DC/Wildstorm)
Artist, Heroes for Hire (Marvel Comics)
Creators and Publisher, Street Fighter II and more!
Writer/Artist, MONSTER COPS (Legion of Evil Press), contributor ACT-I-VATE
SPECIAL GUESTS: WOMEN OF COMICS
(sponsored by AllNewComics.Com)
Paradise Comicon is proud to host the second annual Women of Comics Symposium, sponsored by All New Comics. The participants in the WOCII event are professionals from all aspects of comic book publishing - from creators who do mini-comics and web comics to editors, journalists, colorists, artists, writers and inkers. While the Symposium is centred on Saturday June 9, the participants will be around for the duration of the convention (unless otherwise noted).
Writer/Artist, DRAMACON (Tokyopop)
Artist, TERRA (DC Comics)
Webcomics cartoonist, GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS
TANIA DEL RIO
Artist, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (Archie Comics)
JANET HETHERINGTON (Just added!)
Writer, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (Claypool Comics)
JOAN HILTY (Just added!)
Editor, DC Comics
Co-Writer, DARK IVORY (Image Comics)
MICHELE LAFRAMBOISE (Just added!)
Intrepid Comics Reporter, THE BEAT
Acclaimed illustrator, FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL (DC/Vertigo)
Managing Editor, Abstract Studios
Colourist, 100 BULLETS, LOVELESS (DC/Vertigo)
Artist, HOPELESS SAVAGES (Oni Press)
Artist, BIRDS OF PREY (DC Comics)
Writer, BIRDS OF PREY, ALL-NEW ATOM (DC Comics), GEN 13, WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY (DC/Wildstorm)
Acclaimed mini-comics cartoonist
RAINA TELGEMEIER (just added!)
Artist, BABYSITTER’S CLUB (Scholastic)
THOMPSON, Jill (just added!)
Artist, FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL (DC/Vertigo)
Writer/Artist, SCARY GODMOTHER
Publisher, Eva Ink Publishing
ADDITIONAL GUESTS & ARTIST’S ALLEY CREATORS:
The Canadian comic book creative community is large and very diverse. Here you'll find even more professionals, as well as a few creators from outside of the Toronto area, and those who are trying to launch their own comics, web comics and mini-comics. Over on the Comicon site www.torontocomicon.com we've tried to link in everyone's websites so you can take a look at their work in advance if you are not already familiar with it. If you are attending and your name is missing from the list, please contact Kevin@torontocomicon.com and he will adjust asap.
ACEDERA, Kei (Imaginism Studios)
BLACK TOWER STUDIOS
CHIU, Bobby (Imaginism Studios)
COLT, Saul (SSS Comics)
KIRSHENBLATT, Shane (Freefall Entertainment)
MANALE, Steven Charles
MILLER & MULLET
ODJICK, Jay (Darkwing Productions)
RUDDICK, Chris (Virus Comics)
SOCIAL RETARD PRODUCTIONS
03-10-2007, 09:09 PM
Hope that information I listed above is helpful and clarifies which convention Raff was talking about. We've come a long way from that first show back in November 2003, and the show is housed in Hall C of the Direct Energy Centre (formerly known as the National Trade Centre). The Direct Energy Centre is a relatively new and state-of-the-art convention and conference facility located on the historic Exhibition grounds in Toronto.
Last year's attendance was just shy of 6,000 comic book fans, we're expecting the same or more in 2007. Unlike the other show that has been mentioned earlier in this thread from another promoter, the Paradise Comicon is all about comics. That is, we don't ghetto-ize or compartmentalize comics in with other fan genres. We concentrate on comic books, manga, graphic novels, original art and some related animation and film. That being said there will be some crossover items (toys, magazines, models, statues, art books, videos, posters, etc.) available in our dealer area, which takes up roughly 2/3 of our 60,000 square foot hall.
If you go to shows to stand hours on end in lines, then we're probably not the show for you. If you want to meet professionals, get sketches and autographs, learn about current and upcoming projects or just go back issue hunting, then we think you will enjoy yourself at the Paradise Comicon. Many attendees have compared our event to other comics only shows like HEROES CON and the BALTIMORE COMICON.
We've also got a one-day event coming up on March 25th at the Holiday Inn on King (11AM-5PM). Admission $5 - Details can be found here: http://torontocomicon.com/story.asp?storyID=80
Co-Promoter & Organizer
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