Upcoming Events in Toronto (May 2013)

In case you missed the mentions on our Facebook page, here is a little info about a couple of events we think Moon Chase readers might enjoy in the Toronto area. I will be attending both of the following events. Feel free to say hello if you see me!



Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF)

Cost: Free!

Location: Toronto Reference Library and surrounding area (Yonge and Bloor, Toronto)

When: May 11, 9am-5pm and May 12, 11 am-5pm.

Who Should Go: anyone who likes comics! Especially if you want to see smaller publishers and independent comic artists.

What You Can Expect: This celebration of comics, graphic novels, and their creators includes a vendor fair of comic artists selling prints, merchandise, and of course comics! There are also readings, interviews, panels, workshops, gallery shows, art installations, and much more.

Guests: You can find the full list here.

Cosplay?: Not recommended. This event is held in a public library. Geeky and comic fan clothing is cool though 🙂



Anime North

Cost: Varies. See the registration page for full details. Currently $60 for a full weekend pass, kids 6-13 are half price.

Location: Toronto Congress Center, 650 Dixon Road, and at the Doubletree International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Rd. (directly across the street) and surrounding area.

When: May 24, 6pm -2am (dealers’ room opens early at 5pm); May 25, 10am-2am; May 26, 10am-6pm

Who Should Go: Anyone who likes anime!

What You Can Expect: This large, fan-run convention features a variety of vendors (dealers’ room, artists’ alley, crafters’ corner, comic market, and art show, various contests (masquerade, music videos, Anime North idol, skit contest, etc.), panels (fan run and guest run), anime showings, and many other events.

Guests: You can find the guests of honour listed here, and featured guests listed here.

Cosplay?: Strongly encouraged! even if you do not want to participate in the masquerade, there are lots of photoshoots and you will see many attendees walking the halls in costume. Saturday is the most popular day to cosplay, but you can wear costumes as often as you like. Regular clothes are cool too 🙂

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