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Forest City ComiCon Announces 2018 Date & Return to London Convention Centre

October 3, 2017

Fans lined up around the block to be among the first into the 2017 event.

The Forest City ComiCon will return for its fifth-annual event next year when it comes back to the London Convention Centre on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Earlier this month fans lined up around the block to be among the first to enter the fourth-annual show. Thousands of enthusiasts descended on the London Convention Centre in Downtown London to take in the annual celebration of nerd & geek culture. The show featured special guests, games, exhibitors, cosplay, and special events.

The 2018 date announcement is the earliest the Forest City ComiCon has ever released a date for an event. The goal of the announcement is to root the show on the same weekend it ran this year, allowing fans and exhibitors from around the region to begin looking forward to and planning for the next installment of the popular show. The organizing group for the convention is already hard at work preparing the event.

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Convention Day Tips!

TODAY IS CONVENTION DAY!  Some tips for helping you make the most of your day:

Finding Your Way, Planning Your Day: GET THE APP! If you haven’t already downloaded the app, do it NOW! You will be able to create your own custom schedule for the day and receive convention updates to keep you one step ahead.

Getting into the Show FAST At the London Convention Centre main doors, if you are facing the doors, the line into the left side is the express line for pre-purchased tickets, the line on the right side is the line for new purchases. Fans with pre-purchased tickets should have their ticket ready for scanning as early as 8:30 am – – our team will be coming out into the lines to pre-check these tickets for speedy entry as soon as 9:30 am hits. New ticket sales won’t start until after the express line has entered the building, so while day-of tickets can be bought at the door, if you want the fastest entry an advanced ticket is the way to go!

Cosplay! If bringing props into the convention centre please make sure they abide by our props policy: have any weapon-like props tagged at the registration desk on arrival.

Cosplayer’s don’t forget about the COSPLAY LOUNGE with mirrors and repair kits. This is also the area for registration for the Cosplay Contests presented by Fanshawe College. Best of all: ALL COSPLAY CONTESTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE TO ENTER.

Getting the Best Seats Throughout the day that panels & presentation seating is first-come-first-served, our team will be doing their best throughout the day to maximize seating – – for busy panels, out of courtesy to your fellow fans, please do not leave buffer seats.

If lining up for a panel or presentation please use the marked lines and avoid blocking the hallway if possible. We also ask you to exit the panel room as soon as possible once the panel ends to make way for the next panel. Out of fairness to all guests, panel rooms will be cleared out before the next panel begins (except for during the evening programming block). Panels, presentations, and events continue well into the evening both days even after the exhibitor floor closes. Check your schedule for details!

Photo Etiquette: Please remember, Cosplay is Not Consent: please do not touch other guests or take their photos without permission. Most cosplayers LOVE having their photo taken but want to put their best foot forward for you! Help them do this by asking permission before posing for a photo and respecting their space.

FOOD & DRINK: Concession stands are available inside the convention centre along with The Walking Fed out front starting at 11:00 am. There are a large number of great nearby restaurants in Downtown London. Re-entry to the convention is permitted (providing the show has not reached capacity) so feel free to explore the area for lunch! Please note, for the safety and comfort of all guests the Convention Centre has asked that fans do not bring outside food and drink into the convention.

ENJOY YOUR DAY! Our team and volunteers are here to help you have a great morning and afternoon. Have patience: if anything is not as it should be throughout the day, mention it to the nearest volunteer and we will do everything we can to correct it as soon as possible. Make sure to check out ALL areas of the show: the exhibitor floor, the Project Play Zone presented by Digital Extremes, and even the outdoor Demo Fields!

Geeky Fun Comes to London this Weekend

London’s signature celebration of nerd & geek culture gets underway this weekend at the London Convention Centre when the Forest City ComiCon featuring Project Play kicks off its fourth-annual event this Saturday, September 23 at 9:30am.

Organizers, exhibitors, and volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the popular London geek event that features celebrity guests, special events, game tournaments, video games, board games, cosplay and more.  The show is on track to bring thousands to Downtown London this weekend.

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Cosplay Bowling Pre-Event! 2017

Palasad North (Adelaide Street) is hosting a $2 bowling games as a pre-event to Forest City ComiCon featuring Project Play!

Join the Facebook Event!

All you need is a cosplay OR a ticket to Forest City Comicon featuring Project Play to be able take advantage of the $2 games.

Palasad London is also providing great prizes the the Cosplay Contest presented by Fanshawe College at the event so get your entry ready!

Palasad North is located at 777 Adelaide St N, London – – there are two great locations for Palasad in London so make sure you go to the right one!

Note: normally Palasad has ID restrictions after 10pm for minors but that requirement has been lifted for this event!

Wait List for Exhibitors

Still thinking of being an exhibitor at the show? Our wait list is open!

The wait list isn’t always a full-stop: our layout champions have been known to pull exhibitors from various categories on the wait list to fill any last-minute final spots that open up on the show floor… So make sure to get on the list FAST so you are there if they go looking! Being on the wait list also means you won’t miss out on notifications for the early bird in 2018.

Sign up now: http://forestcitycomicon.ca/exhibitors/

Convention Schedule & App Now Available

ComiCon fans got a jump-start on Friday towards planning their trip to the upcoming September 23 Forest City Comicon featuring Project Play at the London Convention Centre.  Organizers released the hotly anticipated schedule for the fourth-annual show along with its accompanying schedule app (iOS, Android). The schedule features a wide range of activities and presentations for all ages, the overwhelming majority of which are included free of charge with admission.

The schedule and its accompanying app are available through the Forest City Comicon website: http://forestcitycomicon.ca/schedule/.

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