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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