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When is this exciting event happening, you ask? Why I would be glad to tell you! The amazing event is happening on February 20th! And will hopefully be a yearly event!

Where is this spectacular event being taken place? Mostly all the action is happening at the GVC Building (Garden Valley Collegiate), which is at 736 Main St.

There are also some events happening at the Arts Gallery (547 Park Street), and the Concert Hall (783 Mountain Ave.). See the Schedule for more details!

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, Anime/Movies in the screening room, Merchandise, and sprinkled timed activities (Panel Discussions, Demonstrations, the Cosplay Contest, the various Tournaments, the movies at Concert Hall, 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!

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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.

Category Prize Level Judges
6 and under$50Amateur Ashleigh Viveiros, Manuel Viveiros, Cori Bezan
7 - 13$50Amateur Ashleigh Viveiros, Manuel Viveiros, Cori Bezan
14 - 17$50Amateur Ashleigh Viveiros, Manuel Viveiros, Cori Bezan
Adults$50Amateur Ashleigh Viveiros, Manuel Viveiros, Cori Bezan
14 - 17$100Professional Dennis Fehr, Jaz Jackson
Adults$100Professional Dennis Fehr, Jaz Jackson

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!

Start End Leader Description
11:00 AM12:00 PM Scott Bell A brief history of comics, designing action characters, how to draw action poses.
1:00 PM2:00 PM Dallas Hollett and the Mandalorian Mercs How to build your own armour and props.
2:00 PM3:00 PM River City Jedi Sharing what they're about, plus demonstrations.
3:00 PM4:00 PM Justin Currie How to make your own Graphic Novels.
Start End Show Details
9:00 AM9:30 AMAssassination Classroom (Anime)Episode 1
9:30 AM10:00 AMEpisode 2
10:00 AM10:30 AMEpisode 3
10:30 AM11:00 AMEpisode 4
11:00 AM11:30 AMMob Psycho 100 (Anime)Episode 1
11:30 AM12:00 PMEpisode 2
12:00 PM12:30 PMEpisode 3
12:30 PM1:00 PMEpisode 4
1:00 PM3:00 PMIron Man (Movie)Because Iron Man.
3:00 PM4:00 PM"Superheroes" TrailersGVC Student Work
Start End Event
4:00 PM5:00 PMCosplay Contest
Start End Event
9:00 AM5:00 PMRegistration all day for Tournaments
Gaming all day
6:00 PM9:00 PMSmash Bros Tournament
Warhammer Tournament
Settlers of Catan Tournament
MTG Tournament
Yugioh Tournament
Start End Event
10:00 AM11:00 PMIntroduction to Quidditch
1:00 PM2:00 PMIntroduction to Quidditch
Start End Event
4:00 PM6:00 PMDisney's Moana
7:00 PM9:00 PMDr. Strange
Start End Event
9:00 AM4:00 PMLego and Art exhibit
4:00 PM6:00 PMReception
How do I get tickets for comic con and how much are they?
Click here or visit www.winkler.ca. Tickets will be sold online until 10pm Feb 19th, at which point they will be available at Garden Valley Collegiate beginning at 9am. There's no admission for 6 and under. Everyone else is $10 plus gst and services (which equals to $11.50). We will accept cash and cheque only.
Where is this happening?
The main venue will be Garden Valley Collegiate at 736 Main Street. Other satellite venues include the Winkler Arts and Culture Center at 547 Park Street as well as the Concert Hall at 783 Mountain Ave. Maps will be included in the program which will be available when you arrive at the venue.
What is happening? Where do I get a schedule?
The schedule is available here. We will also have maps to help you find all of the locations and parking lots.
How do I become a vendor so that I can sell and show off my merchandise?
The deadline for vendor applications was Jan 10th, but there is still space. If you wish to have an application form, please email dpenner@cityofwinkler.ca
Will you be selling souvenirs?
We will have buttons available for purchase at GVC in the main entrance. Prices have yet to be determined, but they will be less than $5 each. The wristbands you receive with the admission fee could also be a keepsake.
What are the prizes for the Cosplay Contest?
We have four age categories. 6 and under, 7-13, 14-17, and adults. For the two youngest age groups there are a $50 cash prize for first place. For the other two age groups, there will be judging for amateur and professional costumes. The amateur winners will receive $50 cash prize; the professional winners will receive a $100 cash prize. The amount of prize doesn't change whether the winner is an individual or group.
What are the prizes for the gaming tournaments?
There will be a Warhammer, Settlers of Catan, Smash Bros, and MTG Tournament. Registration will be from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Prizes for Warhammer and Settlers of Catan will be $200 gift cards from Janzen's Hobbyland. The Smash Bros prize will be a $200 gift card from Gamer's Disco, and the MTG prize will be a $100 gift card from Fusion.
What are the door prizes for participating in Quidditch?
We are offering Introduction to Quidditch outdoors in front of the school with sessions at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. All participants will be entered to win either a Harry Potter collectable Quidditch Set, or a Harry Potter cookbook.
What is happening at the Art Gallery?
The gallery will be hosting a month-long Comic Book Art Show, plus on Feb 20th they will have Lego in the classroom for the younger Comic Con attendees to get creative. For information email admin@winklerarts.com
What is happening at the Concert Hall?
Your wristband will also be valid at the Concert Hall. We will be showing Disney's Moana at 4:00 PM and then Dr. Strange at 7:00 PM.
Do you have special guests coming?
Dan Bergman, the Guiness World Record holder (finalization pending) for the longest amount of time playing a fighting game in one sitting (57 hours), will be in attendance 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. He will be taking on challengers!
Will you be hosting Panel Discussions?
For more information, see the Schedule.
How do I register for the Cosplay Contest?
Registration will take place in the entrance of the High School at the same location where you purchase your wristband. The contest begins at 4:00 PM in the gym.
How can I stay up to date and get all the latest information?
Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter @wcomiccon or visit www.winkler.ca