The News:Hello everyone! We have some bad news.. Winkler Comic Con for 2019 has been cancelled. We're sorry to have to do this..
The Reason:The City of Winkler is in the middle of a transition with it's event coordinators, and it just wouldn't be ready yet for 2019. Our main hero Debby is sadly leaving and we wish her all the best. Without funding/blessings from the City, it just won't happen.
However!, that doesn't mean every year is cancelled. Keep tuning in to see how things are going on the website and social platforms. We will most likely be coming back like a great sequel!
When is this exciting event happening, you ask? Why I would be glad to tell you! The amazing event is happening on Sunday, Feb 17th and Monday, Feb 18th for 2019
Where is this spectacular event being taken place? All the action is happening at the GVC Building (Garden Valley Collegiate), which is at 736 Main St.
Comic Con is a place where nerds/geeks/fans can roam amok in an outfit of choice (be it normal garb, or fictional character of choice).
It is also a place to buy fictional geeky merchandise (like comic books, figurines of action heroes and characters, shirts, etc).
Basically, it’s a place to escape the normal trudge of reality, and relax among fellow like-minded individuals.
Aside from the all-day action you’re getting at the gaming area in the Zone, Merchandise, and sprinkled timed activities (Panel Discussions, Demonstrations, the Cosplay Contest, the various Tournaments, etc);
You can always just chill around at the tables near the entrance (we set them up for the more chatty of us), and hangout with other Comic Con’ers (is that even a word?), drink some pop/coffee, have some snacks, n’ relax!
Unfortunately we gotta get the boring stuff out of the way. We’ll keep it simple though.
Harassment: If you’re coming to treat someone poorly (harassment), judge them, harm them, or make them feel uncomfortable in any way; Don’t come! Because then we gotta give you the boot. Treat everyone with respect, and we’ll all have an awesome time!
Responsibility: We won’t be held responsible or liable if you hurt yourself or lose something. But if you do lose something at Comic Con and we find it, we’ll put it at the entrance at the registration tables.. But if we/you can’t find it, we can't replace it (sorry!). That also goes with having your stuff damaged. Like your car, your phone, yourself (we definitely can’t replace you!), etc.
Vendors: Shortest section ever.. Wait for it… Don’t sell anything illegal! .. annnd no pornography (porn, pr0ns, etc, etc).
Taking pics: When taking pics of cosplayers (people that are dressed up), please ask them beforehand!
Gotta tell us something? Let us know with some feedback!
Cosplaying is an important part of Comic Con. Comic Con is a place where you can be free to dress up (cosplay) as a character from a fictional universe.
This allows geeks/nerds to roam about unjudged by other like-minded people in the building.
We appreciate the handmade costumes, and that's the focus! But you can't come in with “no” costume if you catch our drift. Make sure you cover up the privates! We don't wanna see your 'stuff'.
Besides, it's cold outside. Since there may be any age of human, young and old, be wary of said eyes.
Let's see some awesome well built costumes! There IS a costume contest after all, and you CAN win money (yeah, you read that right).
We know you'd like to come in swords, and guns blazing, but not everybody appreciates your real sword collection (they may be awesome and all..).
Make sure your props look like toys, 'cause we don't want any global wide-spread zombie panic.
Foam swords, toy guns, etc. (if it looks like a gun, make sure it's one of those toy guns with the coloured tip at the end).
You can make toy-ish weapons look awesome!
|10:00am||10:45am||Intro to Table Top Role Playing, presented by Trevor Frost|
|11:00am||12:00pm||The Journey to Full-Time Illustration, presented by Justin Currie|
|2:00pm||3:00pm||Intro to Cosplay|
|3:00pm||4:00pm||Cosplay on a Budget|
|Vendors, food, and merch|
|Escape Room (free with VIP!)|
|Vendors, food, and merch|
|Enchanted Forest Escape Room (15 minute escape for $5)|
|6:00pm||6:30pm||Registration for tournaments (upstairs)|
|6:30pm||9:30pm||Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament (12 and under)|
|Pokemon Tournament (all ages)|
|9:00am||10:30am||Registration for tournaments (upstairs)|
|10:30am||5:00pm||Yugioh Tournament (all ages)|
|1:00pm||5:00pm||Mario Kart Tournament (all ages)|
|5:00pm||6:00pm||Registration for evening tournaments (upstairs)|
|6:00pm||10:00pm||MTG Tournament (all ages)|
|Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament (all ages)|
|Settlers of Catan Tournament (all ages)|
|Age of Sigmar Tournament (all ages)|
|3:30pm||4:00pm||Participant Preparation||Participants gather in the lobby and listen for announcements|
|4:00pm||4:15pm||Kids 12 and under||1st place prize $50 and a trophy! 2nd place prize $25|
|4:15pm||4:30pm||Family or Group||1st place prize $100 and a trophy! 2nd place prize $75|
|4:30pm||4:45pm||13+ Amateur||1st place prize $75 and a trophy! 2nd place $50|
|4:45pm||5:00pm||13+ Professional||1st place prize $100 and a trophy! 2nd place $75|
|5:00pm||5:15pm||Winner Announcements||Giving prize monies and trophies|