The health restrictions released by the provincial government today have put a temporary halt to indoor organized gatherings of any size until January 18, so the January 9 Comicon is cancelled.
Next show is scheduled for March 20th.
Here are the scheduled dates for next year’s shows:
Unless things change in the next couple of weeks, the January 9th show will be happening, with the Covid protocols we’ve been using for the last two shows (vaccination passport checks, masks on while in the building, separate entrance and exit doors, limited number of people in the room).
Flyer for the show should be ready by the end of the week. Guests are Randy Stone (Bullet, The Sensational Swan), Dylan Moore, and Soaring Penguin Press.
will still be free comics at the door for kids, but the show’s a week before
The Scorched #1 comes out, so we’ll be giving away copies of that in March.
Admission is $5.00 per person, and kids under 14 get in free.
Dealer Tables are $45/centre and $55/wall. To book a table, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 604-322-6412
Our next show (and last one for the year) is set for Sunday, November 14th.
Special guests are Douglas Wheatley, illustrator of the novel FIRE AND BLOOD, by George R.R. Martin, and artist of comics series Star Wars: Dark Times, Aliens vs. Predator: Thicker Than Blood, and Avatar; Jordanna George (https://www.jordannageorge.com/); and Nico Harriman (https://www.webtoons.com/en/search?keyword=Nico%20Harriman).
Once again, we will not be running door prizes, but will be giving out free comics to kids and a copy of Gunslinger Spawn #1 to each paid attendee, while supplies last.
We will be checking vaccine passports and ID at the door, and everybody in the building must be wearing a mask.
Admission is $5 per person, and kids under 14 get in free.
Dealer tables are $$65 for a centre space and $75 for wall. To book a table, call 604-322-6412.
Just wanted to send out an update for the September 12 Comicon and let
you know where we are with the safety plan. The con is taking place a
day before vaccination passports are required, so I guess that’s
something to look at for November. There are a couple things that I need
to confirm/walk through with Heritage Hall when I’m at the building
next week; I’ll list them here with that caveat. Our safety plan was
created with the guidelines and restrictions provided by the province’s
Phase 3 reopening stage. (If we had moved to Phase 4, the only thing
that would have changed is the number of people in the room at any given
Happy to announce that we're back at Heritage Hall (3102 Main St), starting on September 12. Guests are Ken Steacy, Joan Steacy, Simon Roy, Randy Stone, John Ward, and Soaring Penguin Press. Show hours are 11AM - 5PM, and admission is $5, with kids under 14 getting in for free.
Following current provincial guidelines, we are requesting that all show attendees be masked while in the Hall, for everyone's safety. (We will have masks at the door.) There may be a limit to the number of people allowed in the room at any given time. Hand cleaning stations will be available in the building, and there will be ongoing cleaning of the washrooms and high contact areas throughout the day. Current plan is to use one door for entry and another for exit.
Finally, the Hall is still undergoing roof replacement and seismic upgrades. This doesn't affect the room we use, but the exterior of the building is surrounded by wood and scaffolding, and the roof is under a white cover. The construction probably won't be completed by Sept 12, so this is just a heads up for when you arrive.
Things are coming together and at the point where I can announce that Vancouver Comicon will be returning to Heritage Hall on Sunday, September 12. Guests will be announced soon; we’re sticking with BC-based creators for this first show back.
A COVID Safety Plan is still being finalized (apparently the government may change things again at the start of September), but we are currently planning on setting up one door for entry and another for exit, hand cleaning stations, and ongoing cleaning of the washrooms. All attendees must wear a mask when in the Hall.
The Hall is still undergoing seismic upgrades and roof replacement, and the building will most likely still be under wraps and look like a construction site in September.
Currently, we’re taking bookings for creator and publisher spaces. Dealer spaces will open up when the guest announcement is made. If you’re a creator or small-press publisher and want to book space, email email@example.com for information.
As we finally approach the end of 2020, it’s probably time to update things here. Show dates for 2021 are booked, but until we can have events again, there’s no point in announcing any of them.
I’m hoping things can start up in the last half of 2021, but we’ll see. In the meantime, in the spirit of buying local, here’s a list of some of the folks who’ve been selling at the shows on a regular basis.
Allen Coccola is selling on eBay as al-and-son, specializing in Promo and Chase non-sports cards. Contact directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for info on sets and single cards. 100,000 plus cards in stock.
Dave Hutchcroft/Second Story Books and Comics is located in Victoria, BC. Golden/Silver Age to Modern Age (new) issues, including graphic novels, miniseries or series sets, vintage paperbacks. Text requests to 250-516-8445 or email email@example.com. All major comic publishers including Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Image, IDW, BOOM, and Oni.
Chad Stewart/Jigglypig Comics has over 100,000 comics in inventory. Good selection of CGC books. Email your want list to him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out his website, https://jigglypig-comics.myshopify.com/
The Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund is selling a variety of signed and sketched in/on trades and comics. Money raised goes to help comic retailers needing legal assistance or financial aid due to Covid. List of items in stock available here: http://www.clldf.ca/shop/
Nifty Keen Stuff isn’t online, but they invite you to visit them at 102 - 736 E Broadway. Current hours are Thursday and Saturday: noon to 5PM; Friday: noon to 6PM. They have comics and graphic novels as well as toys and action figures (new and used), mostly from the 1990's and earlier. They also carry CDs, cassette tapes, DVDs, VHS tapes, and a variety of small household items.
The health restrictions released by the provincial government today have put a temporary halt to indoor organized gatherings of any size unt...