Happenings: Con Bravo! (Oakville, ON) July 3-4

This is a new one. I’d never heard of it before until – oh, about two minutes before I started to write this post… It says that it is also a comics show, but I don’t see much on their site that would confirm that. It seems very Anime and Cosplay focused. It seems that this event is designed to emulate events like Anime North and Polaris that have events running day and night for fans.

The programming schedule has three comics oriented panels listed – the “Comic Books” panel at 4PM on Saturday, the “How to Draw Comics” panel at 7PM on Saturday night and the “Indie Comics” panel on Sunday at 2PM. There is something called “Sketch Battle” scheduled for Saturday at 2PM.

However, there is an Artist’s Alley, which they say is full – always good news for any show but there’s no listing for who is in there.

ConBravo! will be held on July 3-4th 2010, at the Holiday Inn on Argus Rd. in Oakville, Ontario. We are the very first convention catering to comics, anime, and gaming in the Burlington-Oakville-Mississauga area!

Our convention programming goal is to meet the needs of multiple fandoms, from indie comic fans to Japanese animation and gaming enthusiasts.

As a new convention, we hope to deliver an exciting first year to all attendees, with plenty of panels, events, and screenings, as well as guests and exhibitors.

The convention programming runs from 9:00 AM on Saturday through to 8:00 PM on Sunday, with no break inbetween. That’s right, we’re an all-night convention!

Night owls and early birds can enjoy a screening or panel in the wee hours, having just come from the dance, or before heading off to their rooms for the night.

We hope to see you there and to hear from you as to your experience with ConBravo!. Mark your calendars now, folks!

Robert Axelrod (voice actor)
Svetlana Chmakova (Cartoonist, Nightschool series)
The 404s (improv troupe)
The Savage Bandito (a youtube personality?)
Team JavX (appearing at the Sat. night Masquerade)
The Moonroses (costume-makers)
Live Action Mario Party

From the website: Tickets are priced at $25 for the whole weekend. For single day registration, Saturday badges are $15, and Sunday badges are $12. Registration will be available from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm on Saturday, and from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on Sunday.