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”
The 15th Annual Joe Shuster Awards are being held this Saturday, September 14th at 7pm and should run for about an 60-90 minutes and will be followed by an afterparty. This is a casual, laid back affair, and the awards will be hosted by myself (Awards Director and Co-Founder Kevin A. Boyd) with Jenn and… Read More 2019 Ceremony Details – This Saturday, Sept. 14th.
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
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
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…
This weekend, December 7-8, 2013 at the Ernst and Young Centre in Ottawa it’s the new OTTAWA POP EXPO from the same folks that bring you the Ottawa and Montreal Comic Cons.Recently, Informa Canada announced that they are expanding their recently purchased Fan Expo brand with a new show: FAN EXPO REGINA will be helf… Read More Convention news: New shows in Ottawa and Regina
Things are somewhat quiet here at the JSAs as we regroup after a busy couple of months prepping for last month’s awards. However, con season never seems to end, and we apologize to the Saskatchewan Entertainment Expo who held their event last weekend for not mentioning the event beforehand on the site. However, on September… Read More Expos, ComicCons – updates, changes, rumours
at the Palais des congrès de Montréal Tickets: One day: Friday $20, Saturday $35, Sunday $25 Weekend: $55, Deluxe $75, VIP $175 Website
So in 8 days the big show aka Fan Expo Canada starts at the Metro Convention Centre. This year the show is so massive they had to add a second building and for the first time ever the event will be in both the North and the South Buildings. Most of the comics folk are… Read More Happenings: OMG…. is Fan Expo really next week? August 22-25, 2013
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
D-Day is here! The second edition of the Festival BD Montreal will begins today and will continue until June 2 at Espace La Fontaine in the park of the same name. 40 exhibitors and nearly 150 authors will be waiting for you in the beautiful sunshine along with ambassador Stéphane Archambault, honored guests Delaf and… Read More Festival BD de Montreal – May 31, June 1-2, 2013
Starts tomorrow! Les Prix Bedeis Causa will be presented on Thursday!
So we need to start planning for 2013 — interested parties should contact me at email@example.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
Montreal, QC – In a ceremony presided by JASON ROCKMAN and CATHERINE SMITH-DESBIENS at the MONTREAL COMIC-CON, the 8th Annual Joe Shuster Awards for Canadian Comic Book Creators and Retailers were presented to an enthusiastic crowd of nominees, friends and fans of the medium.
Welcome back! Hope your summer was as eventful as ours was. We’re now a mere 11 days away from the presentation of the 8th annual Joe Shuster Awards and we’ll be posting some updates as we near the event. JURY DECISIONS The Art Jury (Artist, Cover Artist and Webcomics) have finished their selections, as have… Read More Back to school and work JSA update for Sept. 4
Things may have slowed down considerably here on the site lately, as running a store as well as the awards, parts of the country’s largest comic-con and a day job have really taken a toll on my time. I had never expected to own a comic shop, but The Comic Book Lounge + Gallery has… Read More Late July Update
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
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
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)