Central Canada Comic Con

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Central Canada Comic Con
Status Active
Venue Winnipeg Convention Centre
Location(s) Winnipeg, Manitoba
Country Canada
Inaugurated 2006
Attendance 27,000+
Organized by CenCon Inc.
Website
http://www.c4con.com/

The Central Canada Comic Con is an annual fan convention held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

History[edit]

This show began to grow in 1994 as a simple weekend trade show called the Manitoba Collector's Expo. Back in 1994 it showcased everything from sports cards to antiques to toys and comic books. As times changed, so did the event, and in 2000 it became the Manitoba Toy & Comic Expo, dropping the antiques and reducing the sports cards.

In 2006, the show expanded as the Manitoba Comic Con, and brought in attendees from all over Manitoba and North Dakota. The show focused on toys, comic books, gaming, anime, and local artists.

In 2007 it brought in the media aspect with David Prowse, Richard Hatch and Margot Kidder.

In 2008 it moved to the Winnipeg Convention Centre with guests like Lou Ferrigno, Jeremy Bulloch, LeVar Burton, Erica Durance, Justin Hartley, Charlie Adler and John de Lancie.

The Central Canada Comic Con is one of the fastest growing shows with an attendance well over 16,000 in 2008,[citation needed] and it is Central Canada's largest convention celebrating the best in comic books, science fiction, gaming, anime, fantasy, horror and pop culture.

Wizard World purchased the convention shortly after the 2010 show, but dropped out in June 2011.

In 2013 C4 received the "Winnipeg Tourism Marketing Campaign (under $2500) Award of Distinction", presented to a tourism individual, organization, business or marketing consortium in recognition of a creative or innovative marketing campaign.

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Attendance Guests Notes
1994 Winnipeg, Manitoba known as Manitoba Collector's Expo
1995 Winnipeg, Manitoba known as Manitoba Collector's Expo
1996 Winnipeg, Manitoba known as Manitoba Collector's Expo
1997 Winnipeg, Manitoba known as Manitoba Collector's Expo
1998 Winnipeg, Manitoba known as Manitoba Collector's Expo
1999 Winnipeg, Manitoba known as Manitoba Collector's Expo
2000 Winnipeg, Manitoba known as Manitoba Toy & Comic Expo
2001 Winnipeg, Manitoba known as Manitoba Toy & Comic Expo
2002 Winnipeg, Manitoba known as Manitoba Toy & Comic Expo
2003 Winnipeg, Manitoba known as Manitoba Toy & Comic Expo
2004 Winnipeg, Manitoba known as Manitoba Toy & Comic Expo
2005 Winnipeg, Manitoba known as Manitoba Collector's Expo
November 4–5, 2006 Assiniboine Gordon Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba George Freeman, Digital Chameleon alumni known as Manitoba Comic Con
October 27–28, 2007 Victoria Inn,[1] Winnipeg, Manitoba David Prowse, Richard Hatch, Margot Kidder, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March known as Manitoba Comic Con
October 11–12, 2008 Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba 16,000+ Lou Ferrigno, Jeremy Bulloch, LeVar Burton, Erica Durance, Justin Hartley, Charlie Adler, Gerrit Graham, and John de Lancie known as Manitoba Comic Con
October 31-November 1, 2009 Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba Adam West, Julie Newmar, Marv Wolfman, Tommy Castillo, Nigel Sade, Echo Chernik, Lucie Brouillard known as Manitoba Comic Con
October 29–31, 2010 Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba Garrett Wang, Orli Shoshan known as Manitoba Comic Con
October 28–30, 2011 Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba 27,000[2] William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, Kevin Sorbo, Kate Vernon, Ethan Phillips, Nana Visitor, Chase Masterson, Adrienne Wilkinson, Maria de Aragon, Bret "The Hitman" Hart known as Central Canada Comic Con
November 2–4, 2012 Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba 37,000 Patrick Stewart, Nichelle Nichols, Marina Sirtis, Billy Dee Williams, Dean Cain, Tia Carrere, Alan Oppenheimer, Aaron Ashmore, Paul McGillion, Torri Higginson, Vic Mignogna, Zoie Palmer, Tamara Gorski, Michael Golden, Renee Witterstaetter, Rodney Ramos, Tommy Castillo, Marc Wolfe, Nigel Sade, Amul Kumar, Ric Meyers, Mark Texeira, George Pérez, Dennis Calero, Matt Triano, Arthur Suydam, Kevin Nash known as Central Canada Comic Con
November 1–3, 2013 Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba 44,000+ Celebrity Guests: Ron Perlman, Jason David Frank (Cancelled), Bill Goldberg, James Marsters, David Prowse, Tony Amendola, Lee Arenberg (Postponed), Aaron Ashmore, Bruce Boxleitner, Avery Brooks, Malcolm Danare, Brendan Hunter, Walter Koenig, Robert Duncan McNeill, Chris Sarandon, Laura Vandervoort

Guest Artists: Ethan Van Sciver, Mark Sparacio, Jeff Balke, Robert Bailey, Tommy Castillo, George Frei, Mitch Gerads, Anthony Hary, Greg Horn, Ken Lashley, Marvin Mariano, Christopher Mitten, Richard Pace, Gordon Purcell, NEN, Nigel Sade, Stuart Sayger, Brent Schoonover, Tyler Walpole, Sarah Wilkinson, Marc Wolfe[3]

Featured Wrestlers: Bill Goldberg, Ted DiBiase, Tommy Dreamer, Maria Kanellis (Cancelled), Angelina Love

known as Central Canada Comic Con
October 31-November 2, 2014 Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba TBD Celebrity Guests: Peter Hambleton, Adam Brown, Jed Brophy, Graham McTavish, Adrian Paul, Nicole De Boer, Rene Auberjonois, John de Lancie, Jeremy Bulloch, Denise Crosby, Ron Rubin, Rick Howland, Paul Amos, Kris Holden-Ried, Riddle, Kay Pike, Katt Gunn

Guest Artists: Jose Delbo, Jeff Balke, Eric Basaldua, Tommy Castillo, GMB Chomichuk, Richard Comely, John Gallagher, Greg Horn, Rob Hunter, Lovern Kindzierski, Robert James Luedke, Dave Ross, Peter Repovski, JP Roth, Joe Rubenstein, Nigel Sade, Cory Smith, Don Sparrow, Doug Wheatley, Sarah Wilkinson

Featured Wrestlers: Tito Santana, Victoria

known as Central Canada Comic Con

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