This Weekend on Facebook: “Be Our Heroes, Canada”

A little under two months ago, comic book retailers across Canada had to close because of the unprecedented threat of spread of the coronavirus. This also affected the largest distributor of comics across North America, who stopped shipping new product in the last week of March. Since then, while other distributors may still be delivering… Read More This Weekend on Facebook: “Be Our Heroes, Canada”

Joe Shuster Awards Presentation Schedule – 3PM, October 18, 2015 at the Forest City Comic Con in London, ON

Ceremony will be held in a theatre at the London Convention Centre. The Joe Shuster Awards are brought to you care of our platinum sponsor: Happy Harbor Comics of Edmonton, AB. 3PM Start Ceremony order: Opening remarks The T.M. Maple Awards brought to you by All New Comics – Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert presented… Read More Joe Shuster Awards Presentation Schedule – 3PM, October 18, 2015 at the Forest City Comic Con in London, ON

York University’s Cosmicon: one of Canada’s earliest comics conventions

Many thanks to Ron Kasman for sending me this article for the site (back in October no less). It has also appeared elsewhere online, primarily the Collector’s Society Message Boards. I’m running it here as is, unedited, as I asked him if I could re-publish it here as it gives a fairly accurate look at… Read More York University’s Cosmicon: one of Canada’s earliest comics conventions

JSA noms coming week of June 1, happenings, TCAF, Doug Wright Awards…

While we have finalized some categories, some of the selection committees have asked for an extension, so we will announce all of the 2014 nominees the week of June 1. You may have noticed I’ve cut back on the announcements of upcoming conventions — it’s getting to the point where there are so many events… Read More JSA noms coming week of June 1, happenings, TCAF, Doug Wright Awards…

Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony: 8:30 PM – Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

July 5, 2013 – TORONTO, ON The Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association is pleased to announce the venue of the 2013 Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony. The 8 2013 awards and 3 Hall of Fame presentations will be presented on SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013 at JACKMAN HALL at the Art Gallery of Ontario, starting at… Read More Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony: 8:30 PM – Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

Halloween ComicsFest, 2013 Awards and another change for Kevin

So we need to start planning for 2013 — interested parties should contact me at kevin@joeshusterawards.com with their ideas and suggestions for next year. Some of the things that need to be discussed are: coordinators, location, categories and fundraising. Possible locations: Fan Expo Vancouver, Calgary Comic & Toy Expo, Fan Expo Canada, Ottawa Comic Con,… Read More Halloween ComicsFest, 2013 Awards and another change for Kevin

Lots of stuff going on or just passed… Dubai, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and FCBD

Kill Shakespeare’s Anthony Del Col went to Dubai for it’s first Comic Con and wrote about the experience for the Beat. Last weekend was the first Fan Expo Vancouver and the turnout was a lot better than anticipated. The rest of the crew is on vacation for a couple of days so I won’t know… Read More Lots of stuff going on or just passed… Dubai, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and FCBD

Friday the 13th Update

Sorry about the lack of updates this week, so much has been going on with… well, everything this week. Between the announcement of the guest list for the March Toronto ComiCon, plans and coordination for Fan Expo Vancouver in April, the Dragon Lady closing and all of the related press coverage that has been getting,… Read More Friday the 13th Update

Fan Expo Vancouver™ to launch April 21-22, 2012 (updated)

For the first time ever, Fan Expo Canada™ is extending it’s show westward! Fan Expo Vancouver™ is the city’s very first major comicon. Highlighting celebrities, shopping, panels and workshops, you will be able to find the newest and hottest in Anime, Manga, Comics, Sci-Fi, Gaming and Horror. April 21st-22nd  2012, come out and meet your favourite… Read More Fan Expo Vancouver™ to launch April 21-22, 2012 (updated)