When is this exciting event happening, you ask? Why I would be glad to tell you! The amazing event is happening on February 19th, 2018

Where is this spectacular event being taken place? Mostly all the action is happening at the GVC Building (Garden Valley Collegiate), which is at 736 Main St.

There are also some events happening at the Arts Gallery (547 Park Street). See the Schedule for more details!

Comic Con is a place where nerds/geeks/fans can roam amok in an outfit of choice (be it normal garb, or fictional character of choice).

It is also a place to buy fictional geeky merchandise (like comic books, figurines of action heroes and characters, shirts, etc).

Basically, it’s a place to escape the normal trudge of reality, and relax among fellow like-minded individuals.

Aside from the all-day action you’re getting at the gaming area in the Zone, Anime/Movies in the screening room, Merchandise, and sprinkled timed activities (Panel Discussions, Demonstrations, the Cosplay Contest, the various Tournaments, etc);

You can always just chill around at the tables near the entrance (we set them up for the more chatty of us), and hangout with other Comic Con’ers (is that even a word?), drink some pop/coffee, have some snacks, n’ relax!

Charles Ross who will be doing the One Man Star Wars at the Concert Hall at 7:30 PM! You should definitely go check it out!

Unfortunately we gotta get the boring stuff out of the way. We’ll keep it simple though.

Harassment: If you’re coming to treat someone poorly (harassment), judge them, harm them, or make them feel uncomfortable in any way; Don’t come! Because then we gotta give you the boot. Treat everyone with respect, and we’ll all have an awesome time!

Responsibility: We won’t be held responsible or liable if you hurt yourself or lose something. But if you do lose something at Comic Con and we find it, we’ll put it at the entrance at the registration tables.. But if we/you can’t find it, we can't replace it (sorry!). That also goes with having your stuff damaged. Like your car, your phone, yourself (we definitely can’t replace you!), etc.

Vendors: Shortest section ever.. Wait for it… Don’t sell anything illegal! .. annnd no pornography (porn, pr0ns, etc, etc).

Taking pics: When taking pics of cosplayers (people that are dressed up), please ask them beforehand!

Mascot Winner

The people have spoken!

Christopher Benson is the winner of the Mascot Contest! (Congratulations!)

Check out more of his work HERE!

Gotta tell us something? Let us know with some feedback!

Cosplaying is an important part of Comic Con. Comic Con is a place where you can be free to dress up (cosplay) as a character from a fictional universe.

This allows geeks/nerds to roam about unjudged by other like-minded people in the building.

All 1st and 2nd place winners will also get a trophy!

Category 1st 2nd Judges
12 and under$50$25 Dennis Fehr, Angelica Northam, Dallas Hollet
13+ Amateur$100$50 Dennis Fehr, Angelica Northam, Dallas Hollet
13+ Professional$100$50 Dennis Fehr, Angelica Northam, Dallas Hollet

We appreciate the handmade costumes, and that's the focus! But you can't come in with “no” costume if you catch our drift. Make sure you cover up the privates! We don't wanna see your 'stuff'.

Besides, it's cold outside. Since there may be any age of human, young and old, be wary of said eyes.

Let's see some awesome well built costumes! There IS a costume contest after all, and you CAN win money (yeah, you read that right).

We know you'd like to come in swords, and guns blazing, but not everybody appreciates your real sword collection (they may be awesome and all..).

Make sure your props look like toys, 'cause we don't want any global wide-spread zombie panic.

Foam swords, toy guns, etc. (if it looks like a gun, make sure it's one of those toy guns with the coloured tip at the end).

You can make toy-ish weapons look awesome!

Start End Leader Description
11:00 AM12:00 PM Mandalorian Mercs Costume and Prop Building.
12:00 PM1:00 PM Chris Hadley Post Mortem Productions.
1:00 PM2:00 PM GMB Chomichuk Making Comics Talk.
2:00 PM3:00 PM Chris Hadley Post Mortem Productions.
3:00 PM4:00 PM Justin Currie The Journey from Idea to Printed Word.
Start End Show Details
10:00 AM10:30 AMBlack Clover (Anime)Episode 1 - Asta and Yuno
10:30 AM11:00 AMEpisode 2 - The Boys' Promise
11:00 AM11:30 AMEpisode 3 - To the Royal Capital of the Clover Kingdom!
11:30 AM12:00 PMEpisode 4 - The Magic Knights Entrance Exam
12:00 PM12:30 PMEpisode 5 - The Path to the Wizard King
12:30 PM1:00 PMNoragami (Anime)Episode 1 - A housecat, a stray god, and a tail
1:00 PM1:30 PMEpisode 2 - Snow-like
1:30 PM2:00 PMEpisode 3 - Bidden Calamity
2:00 PM2:30 PMEpisode 4 - Where happiness lies
2:30 PM3:00 PMMy Hero Academia (Anime)Episode 1 - Izuku Midoriya: Origin
3:00 PM3:30 PMEpisode 2 - What it takes to be a hero
3:30 PM4:00 PMEpisode 3 - Roaring muscles
4:00 PM4:30 PMEpisode 4 - Start line
4:30 PM5:00 PMEpisode 5 - What I can do for now
Start End Event
10:00 AM6:00 PMVendors
4:00 PM5:00 PMCosplay Contest
Start End Event
Yugioh Tournament
10:00 AM10:30 AMRegistration for all ages, entry free
10:30 AM5:00 PMYugioh Tournament
1st Prize: $125 value in prizes, 2nd Prize: $75 value in prizes
Wii U Smash Bros
10:00 AM10:30 AMRegistration for 11 years old and under, entry free
10:30 AM12:30 PMWii U Smash Bros for 11 years old and under
1st Prize: $75 gift card, 2nd Prize: $25 gift card
Wii U Smash Bros
12:00 PM1:00 PMRegistration for 12 to 14 years old, entry free
1:00 PM5:00 PMWii U Smash Bros for 12 to 14 years old
1st Prize: $75 gift card, 2nd Prize: $25 gift card
Wii U Smash Bros
5:00 PM6:00 PMRegistration for 15+ years old, entry free
6:00 PM10:00 PMWii U Smash Bros for 15+ years old
1st Prize: $125 gift card, 2nd Prize: $75 gift card
WarHammer: Age of Sigmar, and WarHammer 40K
5:00 PM6:00 PMRegistration for all ages, entry free
6:00 PM10:00 PMWarHammer: Age of Sigmar and WarHammer 40K
1st Prize: $125 gift card, 2nd Prize: $75 gift card
Magic The Gathering
5:00 PM6:00 PMRegistration for all ages, entry $15
6:00 PM10:00 PMMagic The Gathering
1st Prize: $125 value in prizes, 2nd Prize: $75 value in prizes
Settlers of Catan
5:00 PM6:00 PMRegistration for all ages, entry free
6:00 PM10:00 PMSettlers of Catan
1st Prize: $125 gift card, 2nd Prize: $75 gift card
Start End Event
7:30 PM9:00 PMOne Man Star Wars
Start End Event
10:00 AM4:00 PMLego Displays & Building
How do I get tickets for comic con and how much are they?
Tickets are $10 (just $10), and we'll post an update when we have a location to purchase them!
Where is this happening?
The main venue will be Garden Valley Collegiate at 736 Main Street. Other satellite venues include the Winkler Arts and Culture Center at 547 Park Street as well as the Concert Hall at 783 Mountain Ave. Maps will be included in the program which will be available when you arrive at the venue.
What is happening? Where do I get a schedule?
The schedule is available here. We will also have maps to help you find all of the locations and parking lots.
How do I become a vendor so that I can sell and show off my merchandise?
The deadline for vendor applications is Jan 10th. If you wish to have an application form, please email dpenner@cityofwinkler.ca
Will you be selling souvenirs?
We will have buttons available for purchase at GVC in the main entrance. Prices have yet to be determined, but they will be less than $5 each. The wristbands you receive with the admission fee could also be a keepsake.
What are the prizes for the Cosplay Contest?
They're found on the Cosplay Contest page.
What is happening at the Art Gallery?
The gallery will be hosting a month-long Comic Book Art Show, plus on Feb 19th they will have Lego in the classroom for the younger Comic Con attendees to get creative. For information email admin@winklerarts.com
Will you be hosting Panel Discussions?
For more information, see the Schedule.
How do I register for the Cosplay Contest?
Registration will take place in the entrance of the High School at the same location where you purchase your wristband. The contest begins at 4:00 PM in the gym.
How can I stay up to date and get all the latest information?
Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter @wcomiccon or visit www.winkler.ca