Reminder! Doug Wright Awards presentation tomorrow night in Toronto.

What: The 2012 Doug Wright Awards Where: Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) Admission: FREE! The Poster: Poster Design for the Awards was done by previous Doug Wright Award winner Michael DeForge. Copies of the poster will be available… Read More Reminder! Doug Wright Awards presentation tomorrow night in Toronto.

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

Hobbystar is suing Wizard over Toronto Comic Con / Comicon

According to Comic Book Resources, this is now happening, and I have little to say on it except that in business, lawsuits happen all of the time when lines of perception are crossed. In the end, this will hopefully settle some long unresolved questions. Update: Yes, since the same individual that has been stalking Hobbystar… Read More Hobbystar is suing Wizard over Toronto Comic Con / Comicon

Happenings: Kazoo Festival this Saturday, April 14 in Guelph, ON (reminder)

Poster designed by Camp Pepper. As part of Kazoo! Fest 2012, the Zine & Comic Expo will be held on Saturday April 14th in Guelph. The website says they will present awards, and provide post-expo drinks and treats. Hours are 11am – 4pm at the Norfolk Street United Church (75 Norfolk St). The Kazoo! Zine… Read More Happenings: Kazoo Festival this Saturday, April 14 in Guelph, ON (reminder)

Happenings: Comic Book Lounge + Gallery Grand Opening Party / Launch of the Art of Mike Del Mundo display – 3/23/2012 7pm-11pm

This Friday night in Toronto, the Comic Book Lounge + Gallery is having it’s Grand Opening Party and the launch of The Art of Mike Del Mundo display that runs at the Gallery from now until mid-April. Mike Del Mundo will be at the event to sign autographs and prints and discuss his craft. For… Read More Happenings: Comic Book Lounge + Gallery Grand Opening Party / Launch of the Art of Mike Del Mundo display – 3/23/2012 7pm-11pm

Toronto’s Public Libraries Closed – Workers on Strike. But for how long? What about TCAF?

As of today, Toronto’s 98 branch public library system is closed. This includes places like the Lillian Smith Branch (home of the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy which has a large graphic novel contingent) where we held the 2008 Joe Shuster Awards ceremony, and the Metro Toronto Reference Library, the home of… Read More Toronto’s Public Libraries Closed – Workers on Strike. But for how long? What about TCAF?

Happenings: Reminder – Toronto ComiCON this weekend March 10-11 at the MTCC

Coming this Saturday and Sunday: Toronto ComiCON – presented by Fan Expo Canada METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE SOUTH BUILDING – HALLS F & G ADMISSION $20 (daily) or $30 Weekend Kids 12 and Under Free COMIC GUESTS ATTILA ADORJANY A12 (cancelled) SAM AGRO A13 KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY A73 MARK BAGLEY A88 ANDY BELANGER A76 KEN BRANCH… Read More Happenings: Reminder – Toronto ComiCON this weekend March 10-11 at the MTCC

Comic-Con 2012 announces final special guests. Five Canadians featured.

Full list of 59 guests can be found here As always, the list is a mix of people working in different areas of the field, some legendary creators, some international creators and some people producing some ground-breaking webcomics. It’s no surprise to see that three out of the five Canadians on the list are there… Read More Comic-Con 2012 announces final special guests. Five Canadians featured.