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Forest City ComiCon Returns June 25

Forest City ComiCon is set to return next weekend on Saturday, June 25 at Centennial Hall.  Like so many other events, Forest City ComiCon has been on a two-year covid hiatus until conditions made it possible to operate again.  The seventh-annual event features cosplay, a full exhibitor floor, panels & presentations, and special appearances by celebrity guests.

“There is huge interest in the return of Forest City ComiCon,” said board member John Houghton.  “The excitement for this year’s show already seems to be outpacing the 2019 event.  It’s been a difficult few years and we can’t wait to get this event back up and running in our community.”

Featured guests this year include David Nykl & Mitch Markowitz.  Nykl has appeared in dozens of film and TV projects including Stargate: Atlantis (Dr. Zelenka), Arrow (Anatoly Knyazev), Supernatural (Lester Morris), Fringe (Reverend Marcus), Eureka (Dr. Steven Whiticus), Continuum (Sergei), Tomorrowland, HBO’s The Sleepers (Gerald Lloyd), and, since 2019, Carnival Row (Constable Boggs).  Markowitz was the co-Producer of Hilarious House of Frightenstein which is celebrating its 50th anniversary and streaming now on Crave. He was a co-Star in the series as the Super Hippy Character and involved in the production of numerous other television (game show) programs in a career spanning decades.

An additional highlight at the event includes a special appearance by Adam Buckley who is the star of the YouTube channel “A Dose of Buckley”.  Buckley’s channel has reached over 500,000 subscribers and nearly 200,000,000 views since 2009.

Featured artists at this year’s event include Richard Comely, the creator of Captain Canuck, Derek Laufman, known for his own comics and Graphic Novels including Ruinworld, Bot-9, and The Witch of Wickerson, and Joe Shuster and Ignatz-nominated cartoonist Diana Tamblyn.

On stage, fans will also catch “Fan Fiction the Show”, which showcases a roster of actors performing dramatic readings of (terrible) fan fiction scripts, as well as the annual highlight of the show: the cosplay contest.  There will also be a Nintendo Switch Super Smash Tournament presented by Game on Entertainment Services.

Tickets for the event are available online at www.ForestCityComiCon.ca or at the door the day of the event.  Doors at the event open at 10:00 am for advanced tickets, 10:15 am for new ticket purchases.

About: The Forest City Comicon is London, Ontario, Canada’s all-ages comic con celebration of nerd and geek culture: featuring artists, exhibitors, cosplay, vendors, panels, board games, video game tournaments, and more.  The event has run annually since 2014.

Free Comic Book Day Prize Winners

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, 2022.

Winners can contact info@forestcitycomicon.ca to arrange for their prize.

Prizes:

Pair of Tickets to Forest City ComiCon 2022 WINNER: #1528

Pair of tickets to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert at Budweiser Gardens WINNER: #1045

Pair of tickets to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert at Budweiser Gardens WINNER: #1278

$25 Tourism London Visa Gift Card WINNER: #1620

 

 

Free Comic Book Day 2022

Free Comic Book Day returns Saturday, May 7, 2022!  Forest City ComiCon will be at LA Mood Comics & Games (at 100 Kellogg) starting at 10 AM with door prizes and $15 early bird tickets to our June 25th event. … Oh, and Free Comics!

PLUS: Get in on the Comic Shop Crossover passport draw by visiting each of “The Old East Avengers” stores: LA Mood, Neo Tokyo, The Anime Store, and World’s Away!

Cover Contest Returns for 2022!

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!

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Kapicic’s Appearance Postponed to 2023

Stefan Kapicic, originally set to appear at the postponed 2020 Forest City ComiCon is instead set to appear at the 2023 event.

In conversation with Kapicic, it was determined that postponing his appearance would be the best option in order to avoid potential delays or challenges related to international travel at this time.  Such unexpected delays could result in fan disappointment on short notice.  Forest City ComiCon has been working behind the scenes to book guests for the upcoming June 2022 event for which there will be new announcements shortly.

Stefan Kapicic, is 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.

Forest City ComiCon is set to return to Centennial Hall on Saturday, June 25 following a two-year COVID hiatus.