Central Canada Comic Con
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|Central Canada Comic Con|
|Venue||Winnipeg Convention Centre|
|Organized by||CenCon Inc.|
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.
The Central Canada Comic Con is one of the fastest growing shows with an attendance well over 16,000 in 2008, 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.
|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, 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||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
|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
|known as Central Canada Comic Con|
- "2007 archived Convention Listings". Locus Online.
- Jen Skerritt (4 November 2012). "Why do kids like Comic Con? 'No one judges you'". Winnipeg Free Press.
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