Any vendors and those wanting to display stuff, contact Harold Espinosa through text at 1-204-332-0586. Tables are $25.00 each.

Winkler Comic Con will be on for Feb 17, 2020

We are also pleased to introduce guest panelists Madison Trupp, Ashley, and Aileen!

Costs $10, tickets at the door, cash only!

Extra income from the event will be donated to Bunker Youth Ministry!

Doors open at 10am and wrap up at 6pm. Gaming will continue till 10pm. Check the SCHEDULE for more details.

There are vendors to check out, and things to buy.

There are panels to check out, where they can teach you geeky things you might not know!

There's a Cosplay Contest where you can see contestants dressing as a fictional character from a movie, game, etc!

There are many gaming tables to teach new games and old games from 9:30am till 5pm. Lots of fun for families and friends.

There are also tournaments! Some tournaments cost money to play, but you get items in return!

When is this exciting event happening, you ask? Why I would be glad to tell you! The amazing event is happening on Monday, Feb 17th for 2020

Where is this spectacular event being taken place? All the action is happening at Northlands Parkway Collegiate 139 Northlands Pkwy East.

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The goals of this event within WCC are to demonstrate creativity and showmanship in a genre not normally present in everyday culture;

To utilize the imagination by ‘stepping into a fictional persona’ in a safe and controlled environment.

  • Advanced will get $200.
  • Beginner will get $150.
  • Children under 12 will get $75.
  • Look-a-likes will get $50.
  • Skits will get $50.

There are various genres acceptable for cosplay; all registrants in costume must dress in the manner of a character from a published work in the following genres:

Movies, Manga, Books, Cartoons, Video Games, Comic Books, Anime, Card Games, Graphic Novels
You can register by going HERE and filling out the Registration Form.

All costumes MUST cover swimsuit areas. No nudity or painted costumes will be eligible for entry.

Painted costumes that accompany a non-painted costume (that still covers the swimsuit area) may be allowed upon approval by cosplay staff or judges.

The pre-meeting will take place 30 minutes prior to the Cosplay Contest. This meeting will help coordinators create a line-up for participants and to accommodate contestants as reasonably as possible.

The pre-meeting is for all categories of the Cosplay Contest. Attendance is mandatory for the pre-meeting. Each performance must be reviewed by WCC staff to ensure that it meets Skit-Specific Rules.

Participants may be barred or banned from competition at the pre-meeting if it is determined that it does not meet guidelines and cannot be accommodated to do so.

There will be a pre-meeting before the contest starts to arrange the contestants and prepare audio, etc. Contestants must attend the pre-meeting to be eligible for the contest.

Only items used in skits and for the contest are permitted at the pre-meeting. All other items should be kept in the vehicle, with friends, at the hotel, etc.

Any questions related to your skit or costume can be submitted to tfrost@winklercomiccon.ca along with a brief description of your skit / presentation. Answers will be given in a timely fashion.

  • Choreographic fighting at ¾ speed only. WCC is not responsible for any injuries that occur while performing.
  • No throwing weapons or objects of any kind.
  • No glitter-bombs / pyrotechnics / aerosol / fluids / or other projectiles that will leave a mess on stage. If this is required, contact WCC staff for approval.
  • No real animals.
  • Always keep at least one foot on the stage. Minor jumping or acrobatics must be approved by WCC staff/judges.
  • No smoke / smog / fog-machines / flash / liquids that can soil.
  • No electrical equipment that is not battery operated and self-contained.
  • Weapons must be checked by WCC volunteers and follow admission guidelines.
  • Skits must be no less than 1 minute in length and no more than 3 minutes in duration. 30 seconds will be given for setup.
  • Any setup before and after do not count against the 1 to 3 minute time, however WCC staff will not assist in either. Staff / judges must be made aware of the setup at the time of registration.
  • There is a limit of 6 people on stage at any one time. This includes non-competing assistance.
  • There is only one microphone, and it is only used for typical oration (singing, poetry, comedy, talking, etc.) The microphone may not touch any body parts aside from hands for any reason.
  • All accompanying audio must be in MP3 format, and submitted at least 1 hour before the pre-meeting. It must be presented via USB and labeled/marked for identification purposes. USB can be retrieved after the contest.
  • Audio must be PG rated or less.
  • There will be no additional lighting, or assistance provided by WCC staff. Cues to begin audio are acceptable if pre-arranged.
  • All cosplayers performing are required to submit their scripts at the time of registration or sooner.

The event will be open from 10:00am till 6:00pm. Gaming will continue till 10:00pm. For more information see below.

Start Hosted By Panel
11:00am Trevor Frost Tabletop Roleplaying 101: a how-to for Newbies
1:00pm Madison Trupp Basic Worldbuilding in Any Genre
2:00pm Ashley and Aileen Cosplay for beginners
3:00pm Trevor Frost Roleplaying 103: The art of Tabletop Gamemastery
Start End Activity
4:30pm 5:00pm Pre-Cosplay Contest Meeting for Contestants
5:00pm 6:00pm Cosplay Contest & Awards Presentation
Start End Activity
10:00am 12:30pm Registration, Ages 12 and under
1:00pm 4:00pm Ages 12 and under Tournament
1:00pm 5:30pm Registration, Ages 13 and up
6:00pm 10:00pm Ages 13 and up Tournament
Start End Activity
10:00am 2:00pm Yugioh Tutorial
1:00pm 2:30pm Novice Yugioh Registration
3:00pm 5:00pm Novice Yugioh Tournament
1:00pm 4:30pm Pro Yugioh Registration
5:00pm 10:00pm Pro Yugioh Tournament
Start End Activity
10:00am 5:00pm MTG Tutorial and Practice Event
5:00pm 6:00pm MTG Registration
6:00pm 10:00pm All ages MTG Tournament
Start End Activity
4:00pm 5:30pm Settlers Registration
6:00pm 10:00pm Settlers Tournament
Start End Activity
9:30am 10:00am Registration
10:00am 12:30pm Game 1
12:30pm 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm 4:00pm Game 2
4:30pm 7:00pm Game 3
7:30pm Done Awards and Prizes

Trevor Frost is a GamesMaster (GM or DM) in a variety of Tabletop roleplaying games.

With over 22 years of experience and over a decade in theatre, he spends his time running RPGs (Roleplaying Games) for people new to the genre (newbies) and experienced gamers alike!

60 minutes.

Tabletop Roleplaying 101: A How-To for Newbies. What is Tabletop roleplaying? How is it different from other games? Can anyone play? Find out answers to your biggest questions about TTRPGs!

This is also a chance for parents and teachers to learn more about this game that their children may be already playing, and how to use this for learning and development!

This panel is system-neutral (meaning it doesn’t follow any one specific type of roleplaying game). Optional audience participation may be involved.

Madison Trupp is a simple human with a love for animals, magic, and the Canadian wilderness.

She studied Biology at the University of Manitoba and spends her days writing, reading, and observing.

30 to 40 minutes.
Any time remaining after will be used for a Q&A session.

Basic Worldbuilding. Story writer? Dungeon Master? Video Game Developer? If you've ever needed to design and build a world, Madison's got you covered!

Ashley (Ashquee Cosplay) is a familiar face to many in the Winnipeg cosplay scene for her years of work. Ashley specializes in elaborate foam and thermal plastic armor creations, and enjoys the thrill of completion; having entered and won in a number of events.

This master cosplayer loves sharing her passion with everyone and regularly hosts panels at cons and runs teaching workshops in her free time.

Aileen (Micaev) is a born-and-bred Winnipeg local who’s been actively cosplaying for over 8 years. While they no longer compete and instead offer their services backstage and as a judge, they’ve won multiple masquerade competition awards including “Best Overall” in the Masters Division.

When not donning costumes they can be found behind the lens providing photoshoots and creating costumes for their friends.

45 minutes.

Ever wanted to get into cosplay? Wondering where to start? Does the thought of making your own costumes seem daunting?

Let seasoned cosplayers Ashquee and Micaev help walk you through what it means to be a 'cosplayer'.

Trevor Frost is a GamesMaster (GM / DM) in a variety of TTRPGs (Tabletop Roleplaying Games).

With over 22 years of experience, Trevor spends his time with family, friends, and gamers alike exploring entire worlds made from his imagination!

60 minutes.

Roleplaying 103: The Art of Tabletop GameMastery. In this panel, Trevor takes a deeper look into how a GM (Games Master) can create campaigns and scenarios quickly and efficiently.

Trevor will also expand upon creation of NPCs (Non-Player Characters), and making fictional worlds a bit more “procedurally generated”. This panel is designed to help GMs manage a multitude of multi-tasking during their game.

This panel is system-neutral, meaning no experience with any particular game is required. Audience participation may occur.

Open to all ages.

Note: You can use your controller but cannot share with another player. We have controllers at the consoles.

Rules will be announced at the tournament.

Prizes will be Gift Cards from Gamers Disco.

1st Place $75.00 in value, and a 1st Place Trophy.
2nd Place $40.00 in value, and a 2nd Place Trophy.
3rd Place $25.00 in value, and a 3rd Place Trophy.

Prizes will be Gift Cards from Gamers Disco.

1st Place $125.00 in value, and a 1st Place Trophy.
2nd Place $75.00 in value, and a 2nd Place Trophy.
3rd Place $50.00 in value, and a 3rd Place Trophy.

Open to all ages.

  • Tutorial can be individually or as a group.
  • No commitment to the Novice Event tournament is required.
  • Free play is also allowed during this time as long as it does not interfere with Tutorial sessions.

Entry Fee is $20.
This will include a Structure Deck that will be used for Tournament.

Tournament will be played under the upcoming April 2020 rule set and under most current Forbidden/Limited card list.

Prizes will be Gift Cards from Gamers Disco.

1st Place $75.00 in value, and a 1st Place Trophy
2nd Place $40.00 in value, and a 2nd Place Trophy
3rd Place $25.00 in value, and a 3rd Place Trophy

Entry Fee is $25.
This will include 4 packs of the latest Booster Packs.

  • Event requires each entrant to use their own pre-built tournament valid deck. (Each deck will be checked for validity before tournament begins)
  • Tournament will be played under the upcoming April 2020 rule set and under most current Forbidden/Limited card list.

Prizes will be Gift Cards from Gamers Disco.

1st Place $125.00 in value, and a 1st Place Trophy
2nd Place $75.00 in value, and a 2nd Place Trophy
3rd Place $50.00 in value, and a 3rd Place Trophy
Entry Fee is $15 for 3 packs (Draft form)
Open to all ages.
  • Tutorial can be individually, as a group, or practice before the tournament begins.
  • No commitment to the tournament is required.
  • Free play is also allowed during this time as long as it does not interfere with tournament.

Prizes will be latest MTG packs.

1st Place $125.00 in value, and a 1st Place Trophy
2nd Place $75.00 in value, and a 2nd Place Trophy
3rd Place $50.00 in value, and a 3rd Place Trophy
Open to all ages.

Prizes will be Gift Cards from Janzen Hobby Land.

1st Place $125.00 in value, and a 1st Place Trophy
2nd Place $75.00 in value, and a 2nd Place Trophy
3rd Place $50.00 in value, and a 3rd Place Trophy
Open to all ages.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will get Trophies.

Armies need to be built using the Matched Play rules in the 2019 General’s Handbook. All FAQ’s, erratas, and designer notes are used, up to and including February 8th, 2020.

Everything must be included in your army list and does not change between rounds.

Format Matched Play
Points per Player 1000 points
  • There will be no mercenaries.
  • Malign Sorcery
  • Realm relics and artifacts can be used, along with all endless spells.
  • Realm Rules will NOT be used.
  • Special Terrain rules in the GHB will not be used (ie. Commanding, Arcane). Buildings can still be garrisoned and all woods will count as Citadel Woods.

Missions are TBA
All games will be played on a 4x4 table.

The basic scoring system will be as follows:

Major Victory 12 points
Minor Victory 9 points
Draw 6 points
Minor Loss 3 points
Major Loss 0 points
Open to all ages.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will get Trophies.

Armies need to be built using the Matched Play rules in the Big Rulebook for Warhammer 40K using the detachments available.

All FAQ’s, erratas, and designer notes are used, up to and including February 8th, 2020.

Format Matched Play
Points per Player 1000 points
Max Detachments 2
All Warlord Traits, Relics, Psychic powers and Specialist Detachments from Vigilus Defiant/Ablaze must be declared ahead and remain locked in for the event.
Missions TBA

All games will be played on a 4x6 table. The basic scoring system will be as follows:

  • Did you kill a unit on your turn? Get 1 point.
  • Did you hold an objective on your turn? Get 1 point.
  • Did you kill the most units at the end of the game? Get 1 point.
  • Do you hold the most objective points at the end of the game? Get 1 point.
  • Slay the enemy warlord will yield 1 point.
  • Having a unit partially within the opponents deployment zone yields 1 point.
  • Killing an enemy unit in the first Battle round yields 1 point. (Note: This can happen on your opponents turn as well)
How much?
$10
How can I pay?
You can pay by cash at the door!
Where is it at?

139 Northlands Pkwy East, Winkler, MB

HERE is a link to the place on Google Maps.

When does it start?
The event opens at 10:00am, for more information, see the Schedule.
What's a Panel?
A panel is a live presentation of a particular topic. This can include but is not limited to Q & A (Questions and Answers)
What is Cosplay?

From Dictionary.com: The art or practice of wearing costumes to portray characters from fiction, especially from manga, animation, and science fiction.

A form of performance art, if you will. the word originates from the portmanteau of Costumed Play.

What is a Comic Con?

Originally dubbed from Comicbook Convention, it has become a cultural event to celebrate the comic book/science fiction/anime/fiction culture and is typically held over multiple days, including (but not limited to): celebrity meet-and-greets, autographing, Q&A, panels, cosplay, buying and selling fandom items, etc.

Our con is a bit more humble but we still have fans who want a safe-space to celebrate!

My costume has a weapon, can I wear it?
  • Illegal weapons cannot be used or entered. No actual firearms are permitted inside the building.
  • Weapons must be prop only and cannot be too ‘life-like’. Foam blades, or dulled PVC / hard-plastic weapons only. Hollow wood may be acceptable upon approval. It doesn’t hurt to have those plastic orange tips on life-like guns, etc.
  • All participants must act responsibly with their props and weapons.
  • Absolutely no play fighting or LARPing (Live-Action Roleplaying) is permitted within the scope of the competition. Please see ‘Skit-Specific Rules’ regarding fighting during the competition.
What if my costume is sharp, etc.

There are many ways to create stable and safe edges to a costume. Don’t be afraid of cardboard, blue-styrofoam / foam, or other sponge-like material that can be shaped to emulate the costume.

Cosplay skills often include the creative ways fans can create costumes in a safe and responsible way.

Can I leave in the middle of the event and come back?

When you pay for entry, you will receive a ticket stub. This can be your way back in should you choose to leave and return before the event is over.

My kid(s) are in there, can I go get them?
No, but you can inform one of our volunteers to go and get them for you!
Will there be food?
Yes! Sponsored by the Bunker Youth Ministries.
Will there be first aid available?
Answer may be coming soon to a website near you!
Is there a place to store my private / purchased goods?
No, but you are free to head to your vehicle or have a buddy hold them for you.