Genre Conventions - Southern Ontario & Western New York

For those who are interested, and who may be in the Southern Ontario/Western New York 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 here's hoping I can hit at least a few of them.

March 7, 8, 9

Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building)
222 Bremner Blvd.
Toronto, ON

Guests Announced: Eliza Dushku, Giancarolo Esposito, Brandon Routh, Allison Mack, IronE Singleton, Sean Aston, Billy Boyd, Denise Crosby, Matthew Wood, David Finch, Dale Keown, Sephera Giron, Nancy Kilpatrick

April 4, 5, 6

Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel
600 HWY-7 E
Richmond Hill, Ontario

Guests Announced: David Weber, Steven Erikson, Anne Groell, Patricia Briggs, Donato Giancola, Julie Czerneda, Ed Greenwood, and Robert J. Sawyer

April 25, 26, 27, 28

Sheraton Hotel
801 Dixon Rd.
Toronto, ON

Competitions, contests, masquerades, and more.

May 2, 3, 4

Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa
100 Whitehaven Road
Grand Island, NY 14072

Guests Announced: David B. Coe, Mark Leslie

June 6, 7, 8

Scotiabank Convention Centre
6815 Stanley Ave
Niagara Falls, ON

Guests Announced: William Shatner, Marina Sirtis, Peter Mayhew, Dean Cain, Ernie Hudson, Chandler Riggs, Giancarlo Esposito, Kevin Sorbo, Alan Ruck, Sylvester McCoy, Tyler Mane, Claudia Wells, James Tolkan, Tony Todd, Jason David Frank, Derek Mears, R. A. Mihailoff, Paul Jones

July 11, 12, 13

Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre
6750 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON

Guests AnnouncedAaron Archer, Jack Angel, Dick Gautier, Venus Terzo, James Roberts, Marilyn Lightstone, Livio Ramondelli, Casey Coller, Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith, John-Paul Bove, Josh Perez, Marvin Mariano

August 28, 29, 30, 31

Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building)
222 Bremner Blvd.
Toronto, ON

Guests Announced: TBD

Sept 19, 20, 21

Kodak's Theatre on The Ridge
500 West Ridge Road
Rochester, NY

Guests Announced: Brent Spiner, Billy West, Alaina Huffman, Vic Mignogna, Bonnie Piesse

September 21

Queen's Park (Toronto)

Guests Announced: TBD

Oct 4

Hamilton Convention Centre
1 Summers Ln
Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y2 

Guests Announced: TBD in May

November 14, 15, 16

Ramada Plaza Hotel (Toronto)
300 Jarvis St
Toronto, ON

Guests Announced: Robin Hobb, James J Murray, Paula Helm Murray, Margene Bahm

If you have a convention I've missed or anything to add, leave a comment below and I'll be happy to add it. Oh, and if you're planning to hit my hometown for Niagara Falls Comic-Con, pop me a note and we'll have to try and meet up!


  1. That's a lot of cons! I know my publisher sends promotion materials to some of them, but no idea which ones.

  2. You live in the Niagara area? I used to be from Toronto, and I miss going to the excellent cons! Looks like a really full year for you, have fun!


    1. Last year I missed a few due to other commitments, but this year I'm hoping to hit Ad Astra, Erie, and Niagara at the very least.


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