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Broadcasting Live from Toronto Comicon!
(TORONTO – March 5, 2020) – Toronto Comicon, the annual pop culture convention presented by FAN EXPO Canada, returns to cap off the March Break with an epic programming lineup for all ages. The three-day show offers fans plenty of opportunities to geek out over the 400+ Exhibitors, renowned Comic Artists, professional and amateur Cosplayers, Workshops led by industry front-runners, a 10,000 sq. ft. Family Zone and an all new Podcast Stage. Fans of comics, sci-fi, fantasy and animation will converge on the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s South Building from March 20-22, 2020. New this year, fans will have even more time to explore the convention floor with extended hours beginning at 10AM on Friday, March 20. Tickets are on sale now at comicontoronto.com/tickets.
"The Podcast Stage felt like a natural expansion of the fandom universe our guests helped us create at Toronto Comicon," said Andrew Moyes, Vice President, Fan Expo HQ. "Podcasts have become an essential storytelling medium and we are pleased to offer the fans an opportunity to experience these insightful, engaging and comedic podcasters live at the show."
New this year, the Podcast Stage will be home to all things audio including informative panels for the budding podcaster and live tapings of popular Canadian podcast series. Taking the stage will be 2019 Canadian Podcast Awards-winner for Best Debut Podcast, The Villain Was Right; multi-award-winning podcast That’s How I Remember It, with host Clare McConnell (Star Trek: Discovery); award-winning sci-fi and fantasy storytellers, PodCastle and The Adventures of Starship Coconut; The Reality Check, debunking popular myths using science and critical thinking; film discussion podcasts Talk From Superheroes and Someone Else’s Movie; among others. Visit comicontoronto.com/en/attractions/podcast-stage for the full podcast lineup.
The Family Zone returns to Toronto Comicon for a second year with even more programming packed into 10,000 sq. ft. of the convention floor. Highlights include Quidditch Matches and Medieval Battles; Princess Meet and Greets; Sorting Hat Ceremonies and Hogwarts School Photo Ops; a Giant Lite Brite; Painting, Plushie Making and Origami Crafting Workshops; a look at the ROM’s Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches exhibit; and so much more.
Cosplay programming returns to Toronto Comicon 2020 with special guests Jillea, The Cosplay Sisters, Lee Howard and Violet Love, to name a few. Fans who wish to embody their favourite characters will find no shortage of things to do. Couples and Kids Costume Contests, official Meetups and the popular Cosplay Red Carpet, where they can have their picture snapped by a professional photographer, will take place throughout the weekend.
New this year, fans can save on the cost of admission and travel together with the GO Combo Saver Program. With Union Station only a few minutes away from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, getting to the event is easy on GO transit. In addition, March 20 will be Transit Friday at Toronto Comicon; fans can show their PRESTO Card at the Box Office on that day and receive 40% off their cost of tickets. Valid on Friday, March 20 only.
TORONTO COMICON 2020 HIGHLIGHTED PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:
- CELEBRITY Q&As
- AUTOGRAPHS & PHOTO OPS
- AN ALL-NEW PODCAST STAGE
- WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS
- ARTIST ALLEY
- COSPLAY RED CARPET
- DOCTOR WHO ESCAPE ROOM
- SKETCH DUELS
- OVER 150,000 SQ. FT. OF SHOPPING MADNESS
- OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY AT CLUB REMIX
HIGHLIGHTED FAMILY ZONE PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:
- EPIC FORT BUILDING AREA
- MAKE YOUR OWN MARIO LEVEL
- HOGWARTS SORTING HAT CEREMONY & PHOTO OP
- QUIDDITCH GAMES
- A GIANT LITE BRITE
- BLOODSUCKERS: LEGENDS TO LEECHES PRESENTED BY THE ROM
- CRAFT ZONE
- PRINCESS STORYTIME, SING-A-LONGS AND MEET AND GREETS
- POTION AND SLIME MAKING WORKSHOPS
- FACE PAINTING
For the complete programming lineup, visit: comicontoronto.com/en/attractions/general-attractions
Toronto Comicon presented by FAN EXPO CANADA™ is a pop culture convention for fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. The annual 3-day convention is jam-packed with family-friendly activities and celebrities. This year’s celebrity guests include Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Serenity), Breckin Meyer (Robot Chicken), Tim Rose (Star Wars), Kathy Najimy (Hocus Pocus, Sister Act) and many more! This year’s show takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s South Building from March 20-22, 2020. www.comicontoronto.com/
FAN EXPO HQ produces a series of all-ages pop culture conventions for fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. FAN EXPO HQ is the largest entertainment convention group in the country and one of the largest in the world. Collectively it hosts over 350,000 fans annually at FAN EXPO CANADA™, MegaCon Orlando, FAN EXPO VANCOUVER™, FAN EXPO DALLAS™, Toronto Comicon™, Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo™ and FAN EXPO Boston™.