Feb 20, 2019« Back to News
Dinosaurs, Pirates, Jedis and Wizards Take Over the Family Zone at Toronto Comicon 2019
Programming includes Meet and Greets with Princesses; Build Your Own Lightsaber Classes; a Sorting Hat Ceremony; Discovering Zuul, the World’s Newest Dinosaur Fossil; Pirate School and much more!
TORONTO, ON (February 20, 2019) – This March Break, Toronto Comicon is offering fans of all ages three days of discovery and adventure in a newly expanded Family Zone at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from March 15-17, 2019. Now bigger and better than ever with over 10,000 sq. ft. of nonstop programming and its own dedicated event stage, the Family Zone invites guests of all ages to explore comics, sci-fi, cosplay, anime and gaming in an interactive environment dedicated to fandom.
Fans of all ages can head to the Family Zone to choose from a wide range of fun and immersive programming experiences, such as learning about the seafaring life in Pirate School; enjoying the full Hogwarts treatment with a Sorting Hat Ceremony and Quidditch Matches organized by Quidditch Canada; getting up close and personal with the world’s newly discovered dinosaur, Zuul Presented by the ROM; building their very own Lightsabers and much more.
Returning to battle for order in the galaxy are crowd-favourite costuming groups The 501st Legion andThe Rebel Legion, touching down in the Family Zone with exciting demonstrations fit for everyone from the smallest Ewok to the tallest stormtrooper. Plus, Star Wars fans can pay tribute to composer John Williams alongside Toronto violinist Brigit O’Regan, as she performs a collection of his iconic scores.
New this year, fans will have an opportunity to collect stamps in their Toronto Comicon Passports at a number of show destinations for a chance to win exciting prizes.
Single Day Child and Youth Passes and All Access Family Passes, valid for two adults and up to four children, are available now at comicontoronto.com/tickets.
TORONTO COMICON 2019 FAMILY ZONE PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:
- PRINCESSES’ STORYTIME, SING-A-LONGS AND MEET AND GREETS
- ZUUL FOSSIL ACTIVATION PRESENTED BY THE ROM
- SORTING HAT CEREMONY
- QUIDDITCH MATCHES WITH QUIDDITCH CANADA
- JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE COMMEMORATION WITH BRIGIT O’REGAN
- PIRATE SCHOOL
- CODING WORKSHOPS
- SLIME MAKING WITH MAD SCIENCE
- BUILD YOUR OWN LIGHTSABER CLASS
- KNIGHT FIGHT SWORD FIGHTING DEMONSTRATIONS
- BOARD GAME LESSONS
- CRAFT ZONE
- FACE PAINTING
- PHOTO OPS WITH LIFE SIZED CHARACTERS
Toronto Comicon presented by FAN EXPO Canada™ is a pop culture convention for fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. The three-day extravaganza is packed with exciting family-friendly activities and celebrities. This year’s highlights include Family Zone programming, Autograph and Photo Ops with Celebrity Guests, over 150,000 sq. ft. of Shopping Madness, a Cosplay Red Carpet and more! This year’s show takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from March 15-17, 2019. www.comicontoronto.com
FAN EXPO HQ is the largest pop culture exhibitions group in Canada and one of the largest in the world. Collectively it hosts over 500,000 fans annually at FAN EXPO Canada™, FAN EXPO Vancouver™, FAN EXPO Dallas, FAN EXPO Boston, Toronto Comicon, Calgary Expo, Edmonton Expo, Dallas Fan Days, MEGACON Orlando, Calgary Expo Christmas Market & Toronto Fan Days.