Thursday, July 22, 2021

September 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

Starting back up...

 

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 lswong@uniserve.com for information.


 

Sunday, December 6, 2020

December 2020 Update

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 acoccola@shaw.ca 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 dahutchcroft@telus.net. 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 chadispureevil@hotmail.com, 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.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

2020 Show dates

Apologies for the delay; here are the planned dates for the rest of the year:

May 3
July 12
September 13
November 8

Friday, March 13, 2020

Pardon the dust

We're moving servers and updating the site. We should be back and running before you know it.

September 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 R...