Toronto Comicon

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Not to be confused with Toronto Comic Con.
Toronto ComiCon
Status active
Genre Comic books, science fiction, pop culture, gaming, anime, horror
Venue Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Location(s) Toronto, Ontario
Country Canada
Inaugurated 2001
Most recent Ongoing
Organized by

Hobbystar Marketing, Inc. (2001-2013)

Informa Exhibitions (2013-present)
Filing status For profit
Website
http://www.comicontoronto.com

Toronto ComiCon (currently stylized as Toronto ComiCon, previously as toronto ComiCON) is an annual comic book and pop culture convention held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre since 2001.[1]

History[edit]

From 2001 to 2012, Hobbystar (who also ran Fan Expo Canada) held fall, spring, and winter one-day comic book conventions called the Toronto ComiCON at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. From 2004-2011, the spring event was referred to as the "Fan Appreciation Event" and included free admission held in conjunction with participating Toronto-area comic book stores such as the Silver Snail. Since 2007 the annual spring Toronto Comicon has been a multi-day event, in 2012 it expanded to incorporate the annual March Toronto AnimeCon (MTAC).

Beginning in 2012, the Toronto Comicon format underwent extensive restructuring has now become a three-day event that "[boasts] unique exhibitors, presentations, workshops and many celebrity guests."[2]

Since the changes, the convention has attracted more high-profile guests and attendance rates have increased, therefore making it a key competitor to its parent organizer Fan Expo Canada.[3][4]

Dates[edit]

Year Fall Spring Winter Notes
2001 TK TK TK
2002 TK TK TK
2003 TK TK October 19
2004 February 29 May 2 (Fan Appreciation) October
2005 February 6 April 22 (Fan Appreciation) November 13
2006 February 5 April 23 (Fan Appreciation) October 22
2007 February 4 April 13–15 (Fan Appreciation) October 21
2008 February 3 April 12–13 (Fan Appreciation) November 30
2009 February 1 April 18–19 (Fan Appreciation) November 22
2010 February 28 June 5–6 (Fan Appreciation) November 21
2011 February 1 April 9–10 (Fan Appreciation) November 20
2012 TK March 10–11 November 25
2013 TK March 9–10 December 15
2014 ---------------- March 7–9 December 14
2015 ---------------- March 20–22 December 5
2016 ---------------- March 18–20 To Be Announced -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toronto ComiCon |". comicontoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  2. ^ "ABOUT US | Toronto ComiCon". comicontoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  3. ^ "What to expect at Toronto Comicon 2015". blogTO. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Toronto ComiCon 2015". 

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