2023 Cover Contest Voting Now Open!

The top contenders have been selected:  These artists need you to VOTE NOW to see which one will claim the top prize in the 2023 Cover Contest!

The winner’s art will become the cover for this year’s printed program and become a featured artist at the event.  Fans can vote once for as many entries as they like!

Voting ends the evening of Monday, May 29 at 7:00 pm.  Best of luck to all our artists and thanks to all those who contributed to this year’s contest!

To see the entries and vote now head to the voting page.

Free Comic Book Day Prize Winners 2023

Below are the winning numbers from Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day draws for Forest City ComiCon!  Prizes must be arranged for by May 31, 2023.

Winners can contact [email protected] to arrange for their prize.


  1. Pair of Tickets to Forest City ComiCon 2023 WINNER: #1118
  2. Pair of Tickets to Forest City ComiCon 2023 WINNER: #1330
  3. $25 Gift Certificate to LA Mood Comics & Games WINNER: #1159

Thanks for coming to Free Comic Book Day!  We hope to see you at Forest City ComiCon on Saturday, June 24 at Centennial Hall.  Early bird $20 tickets are available until June 4.


Cover Contest Returns for 2023!

Are you an artist? Do you want your art to be viewed by thousands of people? Win great prizes? Would you love your art on the cover of the Forest City Comicon Event Guide?

The Forest City Comicon is once again hosting a contest for local and regional artists to put their art on the front page!  Among other bonuses, the winning artist will receive a complimentary table at the event.  Finalists also receive great prizes too!


Colossus Set to Headline 2023 Event

Stefan Kapicic, best known to fans for his role as the iconic X-Men character “Colossus” in the record-breaking and Golden Globe nominated Marvel/Fox feature films Deadpool and Deadpool 2, is set to be the headlining guest at the ninth-annual Forest City ComiCon.  The event takes place at London, Ontario, Canada’s Centennial Hall on Saturday, June 24, 2023.  Early bird tickets for the event are available now at www.ForestCityComiCon.ca.

Kapicic’s apperance has been a long time coming.  Originally set to the be the featured guest at the COVID-cancelled 2020 and 2021 Forest City ComiCon events, Kapicic remained committed to making his way to meet fans in London.

“Colossus is just one small part of Stefan’s story,” explained convention host Jeremy Bushell, now in his seventh-year hosting main stage events with the show.  “Forest City ComiCon prides itself on a unique panel experience and with Stefan it is guaranteed to be one of a kind.  No one plays the room better than Stefan.”

Fans can expect to see more “Colossus” in the future with Kapicic’s contract stretching through two more films. In addition to “Colossus”, Kapicic has played more than 80 roles in theatre, film, and television including appearances in AMC’s Better Call Saul (Season 4 as Casper), guest-starring in the Netflix show Love, Death, and Robots, STARZ Network’s Counterpart, David Mamet’s The Unit, Ridley Scott’s Numb3rs, Fox’s 24, and NBC’s The Event.  He also known for his portrayal of Nikolai in the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare I & II (2019, 2022).  In addition, he also gave voice to James in the Serbian dubs of Pokemon.

Early bird tickets for Forest City ComiCon are available online now.  The celebration of nerd and geek culture, which comes to London’s Centennial Hall on Saturday, June 24, is an all-ages comic con event featuring artists, exhibitors, cosplay, vendors, panels presentations, board games, video game tournaments, and more.