London Comic Con Has Something For EveryoneJuly 30, 2015
Conventional wisdom in the world of conventions will see a small con in its infancy slowly build a fan base and with increased business and awareness, expand its size and attract bigger name guests and advertising accordingly.
I think somebody missed the memo.
London Comic Con has expanded its size, dates and guests to something quite formidable for a convention entering only its second year. Moving to a bigger venue that has tripled their floor space and exhibitors accordingly, brought in bigger name guests and expanded to three days, this convention has tossed aside the apparent age old recipe for success for a convention and literally jumped in with both feet and moved quickly to the next level.
Taking place at the Western Fair District, Progress Building, in London Ontario, this celebration of pop culture is spread out over three days, from September 25th to 27th, and has something for just about everyone. The organizers have made a point of making this event feel like a visit to an amusement park, combining your favorite artists and celebrities while allowing fans many opportunities at being interactive with the show, thus making things a lot more fun for the average fan.
Ticket prices range from $20 for a single day admission to $75 for the Deluxe Pass, which includes extras such as early access to the convention and a London Comic Con Swag Bag.
This convention is managed by Kitt and Jake, who have been working in the event industry for over a decade, producing trade shows, conventions, rock concerts and special events. While they humbly work very hard in the shadows so the convention can stand on its own, they deserve to be acknowledged for already making this the largest fan event in South West Ontario ever.
So why should you go to London Comic Con?
Well first and foremost, they have put together a nice list of guests who stretch across many genres. Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy, Silent Hill) Jeff Kober (The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy) and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens) are just some of the talent attending over the three days.
For the kids there is coloring, crafts, free comics and even a super hero training session, not to mention the chance of meeting your favorite cartoon character from cartoons and TV shows.
There is also a huge comic book presence with great prices and hard to find issues. Also, Artist Alley that includes such comic artists as Tony Gray, Jason Moore, Dan Hammond and many more.
A nice video game section in the Gamer Zone that has a nice mix of old classic games and the newest titles, all there for your enjoyment, as well as a gaming tournament with cash prizes.
But perhaps the most intriguing thing about this convention is the Cosplay competition that will see $500 given out as a top prize as well as $4.000 more in prizes to winners in other divisions, ranging from Junior to Master. With cosplay already a huge draw and favorite activity among many fans, this could be a huge deal for this convention.
Still with cosplay, Marc Daniel Photography will have a photo booth set up all three days and is offering free photo shoots for individuals or in a small group. The bookings will be in fifteen minute intervals, all you need to do is message them on their Facebook site to set it up.
With conventions quickly becoming too expensive or too big to accommodate the average fan, never mind the average family, London Comic Con is offering an affordable and fun time for everyone. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a great time!