science fiction

Ad-Astra

May 5th-7th 2017

Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2

165 km

Ad Astra is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run, weekend-long, science fiction, fantasy and horror event with a focus on authors and other creative professionals. The weekend includes discussion panels and presentations on a variety of topics including writing, publishing, TV and movies, science and costuming, as well as many events including book signings, a meet and greet with our Guests, writing workshops, our Masquerade costume competition, book launches, a Saturday night dance, live music, and this year will feature The Tesla Tea Service, our charity event hosted by the Toronto Steampunk Society. As well, enjoy Sunday Brunch with our Guests of Honour and Returning Guests of Honour – tickets sold separately, in advance, for reserved seating with one of the Guests. In addition to our programming and events, Ad Astra also has a Vendors area, Art Show, Tabletop Gaming, Anime Room, Hospitality Suite, and a Cosplay Repair Lounge.

anime, art, cosplay, costume, dance, doctor who, fantasy, media, music, roleplaying game, science fiction, tea party

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pulp

Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale

May 13th 2017

Toronto, ON M5T 1R5

187 km

A small but terrific show featuring a variety of pulp and pulp related items. 25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera. Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested. Lots of great stuff to see!

art, collectibles, comics, fantasy, film, horror, literary, lovecraft, mystery, pulp, science fiction, steampunk, weird, westerns, writing

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comics

Toronto Comics Arts Festival

May 13th-14th 2017

Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

184 km

TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival. It is a week long celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world. Other Festival events include readings, interviews, panels, workshops, gallery shows, art installations, and much more. Since 2009, TCAF has been held at Toronto Reference Library in Toronto, Canada, and presented by Toronto Public Library.

art, comics, free

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anime

Anime North

May 26th-28th 2017

Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1

182 km

Anime North is an anime convention located in Toronto, Canada that celebrates anime, manga, music, games and all other forms of Japanese Culture!

anime, art, card game, collectibles, cosplay, karaoke, manga, media, video game

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