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Transformers Special Presentation at Imagine Cinemas

Another great movie showing coming up! Join us on Friday at Imagine Cinemas London‘s FX THEATRE in Downtown London for a special presentation of TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT!

Pre-show panel starting at 6:15 pm with Con-Host Jeremy Bushell along with Ian Tyson giving a spoiler-free “PRIME”er (get it?) on the movie in their signature style!

Remember: parking during the movie is FREE with validation at the theatre!

Pre-show Panel: 6:15 pm (Don’t miss it!!)
Movie Begins: 6:45 pm

Reserve your seat now! https://omniwebticketing4.com/imaginecinemas/citi-plaza/?schdate=2017-06-23&perfix=49565

DOOR PRIZE: 4-pack prizing from Laser Quest London

Willow Dawson: Guest News!

Ontario-based Author / Illustrator Willow Dawson is set to appear at Forest City Comicon featuring Project Play this coming September 23 at the London Convention Centre.

Willow Dawson’s picture book THE WOLF-BIRDS received a School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW and was a finalist for four awards including, The Ontario Library Association Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award (2017) and The TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award (2016). Her graphic novels include, AVIS DOLPHIN with Frieda Wishinsky (Groundwood Books), HYENA IN PETTICOATS (Penguin Books), LILA AND ECCO’S DIY COMICS CLUB (Kids Can Press) and NO GIRLS ALLOWED with Susan Hughes (Kids Can Press). She is currently illustrating WHITE AS MILK, RED AS BLOOD, the first fully illustrated English edition of Franz Xaver von Schonwerth fairy tales, translated by Shelley Tanaka (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018).

More guests continue to be announced for the event on the Forest City Comicon’s website.

Wonder Woman Special Presentation at Imagine Cinemas

Join us on Friday at Imagine Cinemas London‘s LUXURY RECLINER theatre in Downtown London for a special presentation of WONDER WOMAN!

Pre-show panel starting at 6:30 pm with Con-Host (…and DC super-fan) Jeremy Bushell along with Ian Tyson (the OG Superfan) taking you though the ins and outs of the DC universe as only they can!

Pre-show Panel: 6:30 pm (Don’t miss it!!)
Movie Begins: 6:55 pm

DOOR PRIZES: Wonder Woman merchandise including posters, bags, collectable pins, and MORE! Plus: 4-pack prizing from Laser Quest London!

Tickets NOW AVAILABLE – – pre-order to avoid disappointment: https://omniwebticketing4.com/imaginecinemas/citi-plaza/?schdate=2017-06-16&perfix=49362

Free Comic Book Day Schedule 2017

London’s local comic shops will once again give away more than 20,000 comic books absolutely free!

L.A. Mood Comics & Games and Heroes Comics will be participating again downtown, as well as The Comic Book Collector, Neo Tokyo, and Worlds Away in Old East Village.

Free Comic Book Day began in 2002, and is a worldwide celebration of comics and pop culture always falling on the first Saturday in May. Across North America, more than 6 million free comic books will be given away.
For more information, checkout: www.freecomicbookday.com

DUNDAS STREET: ***PROGRAMMING MOVED INDOORS TO Citi Plaza***
With special programming featuring the London Public Library’s costume contest, and some awesome comic themed surprises.

COSTUME CONTEST
-2:30pm in Citi Plaza
-Register by 2pm
The London Public Library’s annual costume contest is back again ***MOVED INDOORS TO Citi Plaza***! Fans and comic book lovers of all ages are encouraged to dress up as their favourite characters on Free Comic Book Day and show off their best costumes. Prizes are awarded to different age groups from preschooler to adult.
Participants must be registered by 2pm with signed entry form at the Library’s table. Participants can pre-register at the Central Library. The contest begins at 2:30pm Saturday.

COMIC SHOP CROSSOVER
The annual Comic Shop Crossover will return. Passports available in stores!

TING COMIC AND GRAPHIC ARTS FESTIVAL
April 25 – May 13, 2017
Named after Merle “Ting” Tingley, London Free Press’ editorial cartoonist from 1948-1986, Ting Comic & Graphic Arts Festival showcases past, present and future comic and graphic artists from London and the greater Southwestern Ontario area. Tingfest centres around a gallery show at The ARTS Project, featuring a pop-up comic shop, workshops, artist talks, a children’s creation station, and more. Drop in during Free Comic Book Day to experience their Superhero Photo Booth!

LIVE MUSIC
Captain Finn and the Salty Sea Dogs will be performing on Dundas Street from approx 10am-2pm!

We are also partnering up with London Arts Council to bring you a London Arts Live pop-up with actor Dan Ebbs, visual artists Nic Degroot and Sheri Cowan, and musicians Trusty Fox on Dundas Street!

Photos from last year’s Free Comic Book Day can ve viewed here:

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GUEST NEWS: Super Art Fight Returns!

The incredible must-see Super Art Fight is set to make its Canadian return when it comes back to Forest City Comicon featuring Project Play at the London Convention Centre on Saturday, September 23, 2017 (Advanced Discount Tickets Available Now).  Super Art Fight made its Canadian debut at last year’s show, receiving rave reviews as a highlight of the event.  The event is included FREE with admission while seating is available.
“Super Art Fight proved to be a major fan favourite at last year’s show,” said committee member John Houghton.  “Fans were asking for us to bring them back and we’re thrilled to be able to deliver!”
Founded in 2008, Super Art Fight presents a live event unlike any other: a hilarious hybrid of live drawing, pro-wrestling style dramatics and characters, and improv comedy. They’ve been featured in the pages of Wired and the Washington Post, and entertained crowds all over the United States.  Fans can cheer their favorites on to victory but prepare themselves for the unpredictable topic generator known as THE WHEEL OF DEATH. There is nothing else like Super Art Fight on Earth! For more details, check them out online at SuperArtFight.com.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Opening Night Special Presentation

Catch the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 in Imagine Cinemas NEW SPECIAL FX THEATER with Forest City Comicon!

Pre-show events at 6:30 pm including…
– A Guardians of the Galaxy Cosplay Contest (winner gets 2 free movie passes, 2 large drinks, 2 pop corns!)
– Pre-show panel recapping the road so far and filling you in on the next big moves in the Marvel Cinematic Universe featuring Con-Host Jeremy Bushell and Actor & Improv Comic Brad Bushell.
Movie starts at 7:00 pm

DOOR PRIZE:

Everyone viewing the movie will be entered towards a door prize from Laser Quest London (A Free Game Party pack for up to 10 people! Winner will be chosen randomly by seat number.)

PLUS: Forest City Comicon will be giving away free Guardians of the Galaxy comics from Marvel!

GET TICKETS NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! https://omniwebticketing4.com/imaginecinemas/citi-plaza/?schdate=2017-05-05&perfix=47868

Guest News: VFX Artist Jennifer Maillet

Jennifer Maillet (View Demo Reel) is the latest guest announced as attending London’s Forest City Comicon featuring Project Play at the London Convention Centre on Saturday, September 23 (Advanced Discount Tickets Available Now).  Maillet has worked in the film industry for 7 years and has been a VFX Artist on shows like The Walking Dead, Vikings, Orphan Black, Penny Dreadful, Fear the Walking Dead, and Legion to name a few. She’s also worked on feature film such as, Harry Potter, Suicide Squad, Elysium, and Into the woods.   In 2013, her team won the Canadian Screen Award for Outstanding Achievement Award In Visual Effects for their work on Vikings.

About Forest City Comicon

The largest event of its kind in London is a celebration of nerd and geek culture like no other: The Forest City Comicon is a London, Ontario based comic con that is set to return for its fourth season in 2017 in partnership with Project Play featuring costumes, vendors, panels, board games, video game tournaments and more. The event is a celebration of nerd culture and the popular culture that surrounds it. The 2017 event will run Saturday, September 23 at London’s best venue: the fabulous London Convention Centre.

Eastside 404s Improv Comedy Appearing in September!

Included FREE with admission this September at the Forest City Comicon featuring Project Play: the Eastside 404s show off their unique “geekprov” brand of improv comedy!  A touring group of improv performers based out of Toronto, the Eastside 404s entertain audiences all around Canada and the United States. Incorporating their wit, charm, pop culture knowledge, and a great deal of audience participation, The 404s make sure every show is memorable, interactive, and hilarious.  Formed in 2003, The 404s have earned a reputation as one of the nerdiest, geekiest, and long-lived fandom entertainment groups around.

Get your advanced discount tickets now to catch 404s at the Forest City Comicon featuring Project Play, coming to the best convention venue in the region: the London Convention Centre on Saturday, September 23.

YouTube Vocal Impressionist: Brian Hull!

With nearly 70 Million total views on YouTube, vocal impressionist Brian Hull is the latest guest announced for London Ontario’s Forest City Comicon featuring Project Play coming to the London Convention Centre on Saturday, September 23.

Hull shot to viral video fame in 2014 with his rendition of Frozen’s “Let It Go” featuring the spot-on impersonations of twenty-one Disney characters. The video garnered 500,000 views in its first two days and continued to grow, surpassing 27 million views today. Hull has continued to showcase his vocal talents, which include stunningly accurate impersonations of hundreds of characters. His most recent viral hits, seen by millions, include “Disney Pixar sings Hello” and “Disney Pixar sings Moana“.

Fans can catch Brian Hull on the show floor at the event and at his all-ages stage presentation, included free of charge as part of admission, while seating lasts.

Tickets for the Forest City Comicon featuring Project Play are available now online at discount advanced pricing through www.forestcitycomicon.ca or through selected stores in London. Kids age 12 and under enter free with adult supervision.

About Forest City Comicon

The largest event of its kind in London is a celebration of nerd and geek culture like no other: The Forest City Comicon is a London, Ontario based comic con that is set to return for its fourth season in 2017 in partnership with Project Play featuring costumes, vendors, panels, board games, video game tournaments and more. The event is a celebration of nerd culture and the popular culture that surrounds it. The 2017 event will run Saturday, September 23 at London’s best venue: the fabulous London Convention Centre.