It’s a chance for fans to meet their favourite creators and characters from the world of comics, get their autographs, buy a sketch, or just thank them for their work – the countdown is on once again for Comiccon in Montreal, the annual gathering for fans of sci-fi, anime, and the superhero genres.
This year, the organizers have scored big with two huge names in entertainment. Tom Felton, who is recognized as Draco Malfoy, the ultimate bully and Harry Potter’s rival.
And William Shatner — the 85-year-old Montreal-born actor known as Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek series.
Comiccon, which takes place from July 8 to 10 at Palais des congrès, is a pop culture fan convention that features vehicles or set pieces from films or TV shows and offers a shopping experience for fans looking for games, T-shirts, comics, toys, films, replicas and other collector items. Kids can meet the personalities from their favourite TV shows and movies and speak with the celebrities behind the masks of their beloved characters.
Fans are also encouraged to come dressed as their favourite characters from movies, TV, video games or comics. They can take part in a costume competition that features judges from across the globe, more than 60 competitors, and close to 2,500 spectators to cheer them on when they hit the big stage. Comiccon includes a gaming zone for young and older fans to discover new games, participate in tournaments or simply enjoy some free-to-play experience.
To take part in the festivities, you can purchase three-day packages from $65 to $219 or one-day tickets from $25 to $149. It cost $5 for kids between 6 to 12 and free for 5 and under.
For more information, call 514-989-9587 or visit montrealcomiccon.com.
Check out the highlights from Comiccon 2015 below.