Genre Conventions (Southern Ontario) 2012

For those who are interested, and who may be in the Toronto area this year, here's a list of the science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comic book conventions that I've been keeping my eye on. I doubt very much I'll get to them all, but Erie Con, Fan Expo Canada, and World Fantasy Convention are high on my list.

Ad Astra
April 13-15
Holiday Inn Markham Hotel and Suites
Guests Announced: Harry Turtledove, Lesley Livingston, Joe Jusko, and Shelly Shapiro

Wizard World Toronto Comic Con
April 14-15
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Guests Announced: Scott Bakula, Jeri Ryan, Amy Acker, Jeremy Bulloch, Sean Maher, Colin Ferguson, the cast of Being Human, and a ton of comic book artists (including Dale Keown & David Mack)

Erie Con
April 27-29
Days Inn at the Falls (Niagara Falls, New York)
Guests Announced: Catherine Asaro, Lois Gresh, Anne Bishop, Carolyn Clink, David Clink, Jennifer Crow, David DeGraff, Carl Frederick, Mark Garland, Sèphera Girón, John Harlacher, Marvin Kaye, Mark Leslie, Derwin Mak, Lynna Merrill, Alex Pantaleev, Stephen Pearl, John Allen Price, David Sakmyster, Darrell Schweitzer, and David Stephenson

Niagara Falls Comic-Con
June 9
Scotiabank Convention Centre
Guests Announced: Burt Ward, John A. Russo, Chandler Riggs, Jessie Sulidis, Murtz Jaffer, Dustin Diamond, Cap’n Video, April Mullen, Tim Doiron

July 6-8
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel
Guests Announced: Wil Wheaton and Larry Stewart

Fan Expo Canada
August 23-26
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Guests Announced: Patrick Stewart

The Word on the Street
September 23
Queen's Park (Toronto)

World Fantasy Convention
November 1-4
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel, Suites & Conference Centre
Guests Announced: Elizabeth Hand, John Clute, Richard A. Kirk, Gary K. Wolfe, Charles de Lint, Tanya Huff, Patricia Briggs, Mercedes Lackey, and Larry Dixon

November 9-11
Ramada Plaza Hotel (Toronto)
Guests Announced: Jo Walton, Jon Singer, and Christopher J Garcia


  1. Love your blog....great colors and posts.

    Stopping by from the Blog Hop.



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