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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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From “The Lord of the Rings”: Fans to Meet Billy Boyd in September at Forest City Comicon

July 18, 2017

Billy Boyd, best known for his portrayal of “Pippin” in Peter Jackson’s award-winning “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy, is the latest guest announced as appearing at the Forest City Comicon featuring Project Play.  The fourth installment of the wildly popular downtown event event is set to run at the London Convention Centre on Saturday, September 23.  Advanced discount and early tickets for early admission to the event are available now at www.forestcitycomicon.ca or at selected stores in London.

Billy Boyd“Combined with all of our attractions, exhibitors, and special events we have become known for, the Forest City Comicon in downtown London is a must-see event this year,” explained committee member John Houghton.  “With the addition of Billy Boyd to the guest lineup, excitement is certainly building towards September.”

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Wink Yahoo (Scott Yaphe) set for “UhOh! Live”

“PUNISHER! CONTROL” That’s right, the legend, Wink Yahoo (Scott Yaphe) from YTV’s 90s game show “UhOh!” is coming to Forest City Comicon! – – Get your tickets now “UhOh!: Live”, a convention version of the original show, is included with your admission!

After graduating from Ryerson University, Yaphe joined the cast of YTV’s sketch comedy show ‘It’s Alive!’, which lasted three seasons. When the show ended, his beloved character Wink Yahoo was granted his own series entitled ‘Uh-Oh!’. The wacky, slime-filled game show aired from 1997-2003 on YTV following the network’s “The Zone” programming block.

In addition to his work on YTV, voice and commercial work keep Scott busy. He spent 7 years as the voice of Rogers Sportsnet and 4 years as the Promo Voice of SUN TV. He has appeared in dozens of memorable commercials. Scott has most recently voiced the role of “Lucky” in the 3D animated feature film, “The Nut Job” and is currently shooting Guillermo Del Toro’s adaptation of his vampire horror novel, “The Strain”, playing the role of Sledge. He has also had supporting roles on TMN Canada’s ‘Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures’ and Global/ABC’s ‘Rookie Blue’ and had recurring roles on both Disney XD’s ‘Aaron Stone’ and Warner Television’s ‘Unnatural History’. Yaphe has also shared the big screen with Jennifer Love Hewitt in the Jackie Chan film, The Tuxedo, and with two-time Oscar winner Hillary Swank in the Amelia Earhart biopic, Amelia. He can also be seen in the film, STAG, starring Donald Faison (Scrubs), Eva Amurri (Californication) and Jon Dore (The Jon Dore Show) on TMN in Januray 2014.