Upcoming Conventions: April 15 – May 10, 2009

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Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec (FBDFQ)

(Montreal, QC)

April 15-19, 2009

Guests include: Hicham ABSA, ACHDé, Line ARSENAULT, Martin BALCER, Louis-Philippe BASTIEN, Jimmy BEAULIEU, Jean-François BERGERON (DJIEF), Jean-Sébastien BéRUBé, Paul BORDELEAU, Simon BOSSé, François BOUCQ, Joël CALLèDE, Serge CARON, Olivier CARPENTIER, Maryse CHOUINARD, Karine CHURCH, Philippe DAVèZE, DELAF, Martin DESBAT, Francis DESHARNAIS, Jeik DION, Maryse DUBUC, Jean-Paul EID, Michel FALARDEAU, Pierre FOURNIER, Serge GABOURY, Pascal GIRARD, Philippe GIRARD (PHLPPGRRD), Thierry GLORIS, Réal GODBOUT, Benoît GODBOUT, Dominique GRANGE, Alain HENRIET, KAN-J, Adeline LAMARRE, Jacques LAMONTAGNE, Mario MALOUIN, MAN, Laureline MATTIUSSI, Claude MEUNIER, MIKAëL, Jean-Philippe MORIN, Julien NEEL, Christ OLIVER, PISHIER, PROUCHE, Michel RABAGLIATI, Louis RéMILLARD, Denis RODIER, Eva ROLLIN, Jean-Michel ROSSIGNOL, Yvon ROY, SAMPAR, Mathieu SAPIN, Daniel SHELTON, Leif TANDE, TARDI, Jean-Nicolas VALLéE, Jean-Pierre VERNEY, ZVIANE. Presentation of the Bedeis Causa coincides with this event.

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Toronto ComiCON – 5th Annual Fan Appreciation Event

(Toronto, ON)

April 18-19, 2009

Canadian guests include: AC Arts, Agnes Garbowska, Alex Milne, Alvin Lee, Andy B., Attila Adorjany, Awesome Marcus Ninja, Beach Studios – Jim Su, Bootcamp Comics, Dale Campus, Darryl Graham, Dave Ross, Divine Authority Comics, DMF Comics, Evan Shaner, Francis Manapul, Furious Comics, Howard Wong, Jason Armstrong, Jeff Lemire, Joe Shuster Awards, Jon Bryans, Kalman Andrasofszky, Kent Burles, Kurt Lehner, Kyle Latino, Lamin Martin, Laurel Vision, Marcio Takara, Marvin Law, Max the Mutt Animation School, McHozer Comics, Michael Cho, Nick Postic, Once Upon a Time, Paul Rivoche, Ray Fawkes, Richard Zajac, Rob Coughler, Sam Agro, Scott Hepburn, Shane Kirshenblatt, Shaun Turnbull, Spent Pencil Studio, Stephanie Gorecki, Studio.Comix / Night Spike, Ty Templeton, Udon Entertainment – Omar Dogan, Erik Ko & Matt Moylan, Valentine De Landro & Willow Dawson. Also features American guests: Steve Epting, Bill Sienkiewicz, Doug Mahnke, Alex Maleev, Todd Nauck, Chris Sprouse, Joe Benitez, Sal Abbinanti, Richard Isanove and Aspen MLT.

F/X: International (Orlando, Florida, USA)

April 17-19, 2009

Canadian guests: Kathryn and Stuart Immonen.

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The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo

(Calgary, AB)

April 25-26, 2009

Canadian guests include: Beach Studios – Jim Su, Bryan Lee O’Malley Darwyn Cooke, Ray Fawkes, Red 5 Comics, Riley Rossmo, Scott Hepburn, Svetlana Chmakova, The Joe Shuster Awards, and Udon Entertainment – Joe Ng, Omar Dogan, Jim Zubkavich. Many other Canadian creators in attendance. Canadian celebrities Jewel Staite, Tahmoh Penikett and Ed & Red. Plus many American guests and celebrities.

SATURDAY MAY 2ND IS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Check with your local comics retailer about any special events or sales they may be scheduling to coincide with FCBD2009!

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The Toronto Comic Arts Festival

(Toronto, ON)

May 9-10, 2009

Canadian guests include: Bryan Lee O’Malley, Seth, Kei Acedera, Ho Che Anderson, Kalman Andrasofszky, Neelam Arora, Kate Beaton, Andy B., Caitlan Black, Pascal Blanchet, New Reliable Press, Conundrum Press, Chester Brown, Scott Chantler, Bobby Chiu, Svetlana Chmakova, Michael Cho, Marek Colek and Pat Shewchuk, Joey Comeau, Michael Comeau, Aaron Costain ,Nick Craine, Claudia Davila, Willow Dawson, Arthur Dela Cruz, Brian Evinou, Ray Fawkes, Matthew Forsythe, Tom Fowler, Shannon Gerard, Clayton Hanmer (CTON), Scott Hepburn, Faith Erin Hicks, Kathryn & Stuart Immonen, Emily Horne, Karl Kerschl, Jason Kieffer, Eric Kim, Anne Koyama/Koyama Press, Patrick Kyle, Chris Kuzma, Ginette LaPalme, Michèle Laframboise, Dave Lapp, Aaron Leighton, Jeff Lemire, stef lenk, Hilary Leung & David Bruins, Miriam Libicki, Troy Little, Nick Maandag, Steve MacIsaac, Jason Marcy, John Martz, Billy Mavreas, Brian McLachlan, Kagan McLeod, Jim Munroe, Michael Noonan, Ryan North, Joe Ollman, Ramon Perez, Rina Piccolo, Michel Rabagliati, Ethan Rilly, Paul Rivoche, Steve Rolston, Simon Roy, Evan Munday, Brian Hoang, Zen Rankin, Alana McCarthy, Tyrone McCarthy, Jason Loom, Fiona Smyth, Chad Solomon, Kean Soo, Cameron Stewart, Tara Tallan, Craig Taillefer, Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki, Diana Tamblyn, Peter Thompson, J. Torres, Noel Tuazon, James Turner, Jason Turner, Davis Weir/Everything Elevator, Steve Wilson, Zach Worton, Chip Zdarsky, Jim Zubkavich, Anteism Press, Broken Pencil, Le Dernier Cri, the Doug Wright Awards, Drawn & Quarterly, Taddle Creek and the Joe Shuster Awards. Many international creators and publishers also in attendance. Presentation of the Doug Wright Awards coincides with this event.