Comic Book Conventions across Canada

For the sake of this list we’ve concentrated on events where comics are advertised as being a significant element of the convention. Omitted are the many literary and science fiction/fantasy conventions that do not actively/promote comics as an element of their event.

But first, a note about Canadian regions and geography.

Most of Canada’s 34+ Million population clusters in cities close to the US/Canada border like Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax. 21 Million people live in Central Canada (Ontario and Quebec). 10 Million people live in the Western Provinces and the other 3 million in the Maritime Provinces. Under 100,000 people live in the northern territories.

If you see an event is missing from this list please let us know kevin@joeshusterawards.com

Recent updates made

- April 27: Added to the Toronto and London, ON sections: — Ontario Collectors Con , Toronto Comic Book Show, Toronto Comics Show, Ting Comic and Graphic Arts Festival

Newfoundland
CORNER BROOK
Atlanti-Con – September
ST. JOHN’S
Sci-Fi on the Rock – May

Nova Scotia
DARTMOUTH
– Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival – August
HALIFAX
Hal-Con – October/November

New Brunswick
FREDERICTON
Animaritime – June
MONCTON
East Coast Comic Expo – May

Prince Edward Island

Quebec
GATINEAU
Le Rendez-vous de la bande dessinée de Gatineau – Novembre
MONTREAL
Expozine – November
Montreal Comic-Con – September
Montreal Mini Comic-Con – December
Festival de bande dessinée de Montréal – Mai.

QUEBEC CITY
Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec – Avril

Ontario
GUELPH
Con-G – February
Kazoo! Zine and Comic Expo – April
HAMILTON
Hammer Town Comic Con – Early October
KINGSTON
– Zine Fair – Defunct
LONDON
Forest City Comicon – October
Ting Comic and Graphic Arts Festival – Late April
NIAGARA FALLS
Niagara Falls Comic-Con – June
OSHAWA
Oshawa Comic Con – Every few months
OTTAWA
Ottawa Comic Con – May
Ottawa Pop Culture Expo – Early December
SARNIA
Sarnia Pop Culture Show – Late March/Early April
TORONTO
Canzine – Fall
Fan Expo Canada – Late August
Anime North – Late May
Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) – Early May
Toronto Comic Con presented by Wizard – On Indefinite Hiatus
– Toronto ComiCON/Toronto AnimeCON (1 day show) – December
Toronto ComiCON presented by FanExpo Canada – March
Zine Dream – Late summer
GTA Comic Con – Mid-April
SuperFan ComicCon – Late May
Toronto Comic Book Show – Late May
Toronto Comics Show – Monthly begining June 2014
Ontario Collectors Con – January
WINDSOR
Christmas Comic Con – Early December

Manitoba
WINNIPEG
Central Canada Comic-Con – November

Saskatchewan
REGINA
– Regina Comic Fair – September
Fan Expo Regina – May
SASKATOON
Saskatchewan Blitz – June
Saskatchewan Expo – September

Alberta
CALGARY
Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo – April
Red & White Calgary Comic & Toy Expo – Fall
EDMONTON
Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo – September
Edmonton Pop Culture Fair – March

British Columbia
VANCOUVER
Fan Expo Vancouver – April
Canzine West
VanCAF – Vancouver Comic Arts Festival – May
Vancouver Comicon – every 2 months
Vancouver Comix & Stories
VICTORIA
Vancouver Island Comic Con – Unknown

Territories

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