Thursday, April 21, 2022
The next Comicon at Heritage Hall (3102 Main St) will take place on Sunday, May 15th, from 11AM – 5PM.
Guests at the show will be Moritat (Invincible Red Sonja, Rat Queens, All Star Western, The Spirit, Elephantman), Michael Kluckner (Julia, 2050, Toshiko), and Soaring Penguin Press.
While we won’t be checking vaccine passports, we are asking everyone to continue wearing a mask while in the building. (Masks will be available at the door for people who forget.) Entrance to the show will continue to be through the lobby doors, and exit through the front doors in the room.
Admission to the show is $5 per person; kids under 14 get in free and we’ll have free comics at the door for all kids.
Vendor tables are $55/centre and $65/wall.
For more information or to book a table, either email email@example.com, or call 604-322-6412.
Saturday, March 5, 2022
The next Comicon at Heritage Hall (3102 Main St) will take place on Sunday, March 20th. As usual, show hours are 11AM – 5PM.
Guests at the show will be Randy Stone (Bullet, The Sensational Swan), Dylan Moore, and Soaring Penguin Press.
Once again, no door prizes, to discourage people from standing around in a large group, but we’ll be giving out free copies of THE SCORCHED #1, while supplies last, to paid attendees, and there will be free comics available for kids, too.
There are supposed to be new changes to the Provincial COVID restrictions this week, but we’re still going to be checking for vaccine passports at the door and requiring everyone to be masked while in the building. Entrance to the show will be through the lobby doors, and we’re asking people to exit through the front doors in the room.
Admission to the show is $5 per person; kids under 14 get in free.
Vendor tables are $45/centre and $55/wall.
For more information or to book a table, either email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 604-322-6412.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Monday, December 20, 2021
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 email@example.com, or call 604-322-6412
Monday, October 25, 2021
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.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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
- Everybody in the big room needs to be wearing a mask. The mask has to cover your lower face and nose. If you don’t have a mask, we will have paper masks available at the front door. Because they’re at the show all day, the dealers and creators have been told they can remove their masks if they’re sitting behind plexiglass shields or behind the table far enough where they’re comfortable doing so, but if they walk out in front of the tables, they need to have a mask on.
- We are allowed a maximum of 100 people in the room at any given time. This includes the dealers and artists. What this means for you is we’re still stamping your hands, but if you leave the building, you may have to wait in line to get back in. Along with this, we’re probably going to change up the order we let people enter the room and focus on letting families in first because they don’t generally stay for most of the day.
- We’re avoiding doing door prizes this show, because of social distancing, and we don’t really want people hanging around all day (or if you leave and try to come back in time and get stuck in a lineup outside) to win some graphic novels, so we’re going to be giving out free comics to all kids under 14, and, while supplies last, all paid attendees will get a copy of King Spawn #1.
- I still need to confirm this, but the Hall will have hand sanitizer stations around the room, and someone to keep the washrooms and high-touch areas cleaned throughout the day.
- This also still needs to be confirmed, but the plan is to have everyone enter through the usual lobby side door area (and there will be tape on the floor and sidewalk outside to help with distancing) and exit through the front centre doors in the room. The latter currently have wood panelling covering them, as work on the building continues. If we can’t use the centre doors, exit will be through the lobby as usual.
If you have questions about any of this, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, and I hope to see you at the show!
Thursday, July 22, 2021
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.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
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.
Sunday, December 6, 2020
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.