Upcoming Conventions

Here’s our official line up of Upcoming Conventions for 2017!

Stay tuned during the year when we announce and add to our upcoming conventions list.
Have a convention in Western Canada and would like us to vend? Drop us a line!

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Otafest 2017
June 30 – July 2, 2017

http://otafest.com/
Otafest is an annual conference in Calgary, AB for anime enthusiasts. They bring the latest shows and videos, as well as the fondest classics, and provide an opportunity for fans to see anime on the big screen as well as a chance for the curious to see what it’s all about. Otafest is also a marketplace, gathering dozens of vendors together from all over Western Canada to facilitate the best bargain hunting in town.

*** UPDATE ***
Monica will be on-hand selling her custom horns on Friday & Sunday at Otafest. Look for her at the Elemental Illusions booth #E46!

Canada Day East Village Street Fair
July 1st

https://www.facebook.com/YYCEVNA/
The East Village Street Fair (EVSF) – EV Street Fair provides unique entertainment, showcasing Street Fair wares, vendor tents, food trucks & children’s area with activities and cultural exhibits. In 2017 we will celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday with added entertainment & live music providing sounds and experiences of East Village. East Village is home to RiverWalk, St. Patrick’s Island, Studio Bell National Music Centre and Fort Calgary who will be providing even more family experiences to make 2017 a year to remember!

Calaway Park

Calaway Park Comicfest 2017
July 14-16

http://www.calawaypark.com/
CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES! Dress up in your best family friendly costume and visit the Artist Market featuring unique items from local artists! Or stop by the Photo Op Zone to be transported to a world far, far away. Forgot your mask? Stop by the Superhero Face Painting Center. Come experience Calaway Park like you never have before!

Vul-Con

Vul-Con
July 22-23

http://www.vulcanconvention.com/
Vul-Con weekend will be packed with lots of guests and excitement, offering DIFFERENT GUESTS AND EVENTS ON EACH DAY OF THE WEEKEND. Vendors room is open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday! You won’t want to miss a single day. So plan ahead and be here for the entire weekend.

Calgary Night Market
July 28 & 29

https://www.facebook.com/calgarynightmarket/
SOUTHCENTRE MALL PARKING LOT Friday & Saturday Nights! This summer make your way down to South Centre Mall parking lot and enjoy an evening out with your friends and family. Enjoy live local entertainment, local eats and our one of a kind market with a variety of artisan vendors, our geeky section of anime and comic inspired and local businesses.

– Friday and Saturday Nights
– Food Trucks and Food Stalls
– Easy acccess from the train station (Anderson stn)
– Free Event to attend
– Free parking
– Pet friendly
– Nearby Craft Beer Market and Milestones
– Karaoke Nights

Kensington Diagon Alley

Spend a Day in Kensington’s Diagon Alley
July 30

https://www.facebook.com/events/426263324425517/
Join us for the 2nd Annual Spend a Day in Kensington’s Diagon Alley.

This year will be bigger, better and more magical. We learned a lot from the event last year, and are working with the City of Calgary to ensure we can adequately support an event of this capacity this year.

On Sunday, July 30th we will transform the Kensington community into a wizarding world full of brilliant oddities. There will be a Quidditch match taking place in the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association park. Enjoy watching the match and browsing the team’s official Quidditch merchandise. Participate in the costume contest, drink butter beer on the patio, rock out near the music stage and more!

Inglewood Sunfest

Inglewood Sunfest
August 5

https://inglewoodsunfest.ca/

A feisty summer festival in the heart of Inglewood. We’re here to celebrate, engage, entertain, and delight. Seize the Sunfest on Saturday, August 5th 2017.

At Sunfest, there is an activity made for all ages. This could mean a jump in the bouncer for the kids, discovering a great new band, being wowed and amazed by our cool street performers, choosing a perfect summer patio or searching for a trendy fashion; there is no shortage of things happening.

Inglewood is host to over 200 vendors that vary from artisan crafts, to imported wares, to community organizations and more!

Marda Gras Street Festival
August 13

http://www.mardagras.ca/
Marda Gras is a FREE family-friendly event attracts over 35,000 visitors from all over Calgary. On Sunday August 13th, 2017 the streets of Marda Loop celebrate the festival’s 33rd year in the community.

Come and enjoy live music, dance and cultural performances, a fun kids area, unique shopping and lots of great food! There is something for each member of the family and best of all it’s no charge to attend!

Calgary Night Market
August 25 & 26

https://www.facebook.com/calgarynightmarket/
SOUTHCENTRE MALL PARKING LOT Friday & Saturday Nights! This summer make your way down to South Centre Mall parking lot and enjoy an evening out with your friends and family. Enjoy live local entertainment, local eats and our one of a kind market with a variety of artisan vendors, our geeky section of anime and comic inspired and local businesses.

– Friday and Saturday Nights
– Food Trucks and Food Stalls
– Easy acccess from the train station (Anderson stn)
– Free Event to attend
– Free parking
– Pet friendly
– Nearby Craft Beer Market and Milestones
– Karaoke Nights

Upcoming Conventions - Red & White Calgary Comic & Toy Expo

Red & White Comic Expo – Fall Show!
September 12

http://www.comicandtoy.ca/
The Red & White Calgary Comic & Toy Expo offers comics, toys, manga, original artwork, role-playing games and much, much more! There will be an artist alley, costume contest and silent auction!

The show is located at the Red & White Club at the north end of McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We offer free parking and easy CTrain access from the Banff Trail CTrain Station.

Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo

Saskatoon Entertainment Expo
September 16-17 Booth #’s 901 & 902

http://saskexpo.com/
The Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo is Saskatoon’s premier pop culture event, featuring incredible artists, vendors, guests, workshops, panels, and so much more! Heading into year 3, this show is predicted to grow in size and capacity, akin to its sister shows: The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo and The Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo. Our 2016 Saskatoon Expo featured special guests Carrie Fisher, Tom Felton and James Marsters, plus professional comic artists & voice actors.

The 2017 Saskatoon Expo will take place on September 16-17, 2017 at Prairieland Park.
If you’re a fan of comic books, pop culture, film, television, science-fiction, horror, animation, as well as toys, collectables, cosplay, art, workshops, panels and MORE – then this is the show for you! What does your pass get you? Access to the main exhibit show floor, programming, and all the awesomeness that you can handle! You can check out things like the costume contest, Q & A panels with special guests, workshops, and much more!

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Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo
September 22-24

http://edmontonexpo.com/
The Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo is in its fifth year featuring special guests from industries spanning pop culture’s diverse spectrum: from film & television to comic books, to sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming, cartoons & collectibles and more! The Edmonton Expo spans the whole of Northlands Edmonton Expo Centre. There’s a diverse array of panels, workshops, exhibitors, and guests… something for everyone!

With a 2016 attendance of 45,000, the upcoming 2017 show is not one to miss!

What does your pass get you? Access to the main exhibit show floor, panels, workshops, and all the awesomeness that you can handle! You can check out things like the costume contest, Q & A panels with special guests, industry talks, and much more!

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Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival
Oct 13-15

http://www.albertatattooshows.com/Tattoo-Calgary/
The biggest show of its kind in Canada! Over 350 of the best local & international artists. Entertainment, contests, retail exhibits, and tattooing all weekend long!

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Collectorsfest
Oct 21

http://www.collectorfest.ca
CollectorFest is Calgary’s newest pop and geek culture event taking place October 21, 2017 at the Chinese Cultural Centre.

This is the first year we are exhibiting in Calgary with our one day event specializing in all things pop culture! Toys, Video Games, Movies, Collectibles, this show has something for everyone! There will be a variety of Vendors, Artists, workshops and special events available for you to check out!

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Winnipeg C4
Oct 27-29

http://www.c4winnipeg.com
Central Canada Comic Con comes to Winnipeg on October 27th – 29th, 2017. Look forward to more great guests, attractions, exhibitors, artists, video gaming, 5k tournaments, arena demos, programming and so much more!

Fan Expo Vancouver

Fan Expo Vancouver
November 10-12

http://fanexpovancouver.com/
FAN EXPO VANCOUVER is a three day pop culture event in Vancouver, BC, running in the Fall. The event is brought to you by the same team that produces the long-running FAN EXPO CANADA event in Toronto.

Everyone is a fan of something, and FAN EXPO VANCOUVER is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favourite guest and get the inside scoop about your favourite movies & TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favourite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with over 100,000 square feet of shopping madness.

Calgary Expo Holiday Market

Calgary Expo Holiday Market 2017
Nov 25 & 26

http://expoholidaymarket.com
‘Tis the season for comic books, collectibles, cosplay, and Christmas shopping!

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Starships in a Nerdy Wonderland of comic book venders, toy dealers, collectible retailers and more! Santa Claus will, of course, be Coming to Town to make a personal appearance as we celebrate The Most Wonderful Time of the Year geek-style.

Spruce Meadows Christmas Market

Spruce Meadows Christmas Market
Nov 17-19, 24-26 & Dec 1-3

http://www.sprucemeadows.com/
Established in 2001, the International Christmas Market presented by TELUS has become Calgary’s favourite Christmas Market destination for the whole family. The Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market offers everything a holiday shopper could desire — all in one, unique and beautiful venue!