Ottawa (Ontario) June 8, 2022 – After two years under villainous viral siege, Ottawa is ready to welcome back its brave fantasy heroes. Postponed since 2020, Ottawa Comiccon will return to the nation’s capital in full force September 9 to 11, 2022. Hordes of fiction fans from all over the country and beyond will assemble like The Avengers at the EY Center to celebrate their passion for comic books, sci-fi, horror, anime, video games, and the world of entertainment.
Over the course of three days, fans will meet their favorite fantasy fiction artists and film and TV personalities, pose for pictures, acquire original art or simply say hello to their heroes. The event will be packed with diverse activities, including celebrity autograph, photo op sessions, and more than 50 panels and workshops ranging from 300 to 1500 attendees. Conferences will cover every fantastic subject imaginable, from comics to costuming, gaming and hit shows.
Celebrity guests will arrive from every field imaginable. The 9th edition will host voice actors Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen (Pinky & The Brain, Animaniacs, Futurama, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Trekkies, The Walking Dead); Tomer Capone (The Boys, When Heroes Fly); Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Stranger Things, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Saw) and king of the octagon and Marvel nemesis, Georges St-Pierre (UFC two-division champion, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier). More stars will be revealed throughout the summer.
Ottawa Comiccon is a collectors’ dream. Hundreds of specialized retailers will come together and offer a tantalizing treasure trove of everything a fantasy fiction fan may covet. From vintage comics to rare toys, visitors are practically guaranteed to unearth elusive items that shall bring a collecting quest to completion.
Fans are encouraged—but certainly not obliged—to come dressed as their favorite characters from comics, manga, anime, games, and films. Imaginative cosplayers will wander the aisles of the EY Center attired in their splendid costumes, delighted to pose graciously for pictures. Members of the costume clubs Capital City Garrison 501st Legion, the Rebel Alliance, and the Doctor Who Society of Canada will parade through the crowd and amaze young and old with their astonishingly accurate outfits. The cosplay madness will reach a fever pitch on Saturday, September 10, at the Masquerade, an epic costume competition where the fiercest cosplayers in the Great North will face off on stage under the discriminating eye of judges from around the globe and the deafening cheers of more than 2,000 fans.
Launched in the spring of 2012, Ottawa Comiccon is one of the fastest growing paid events in Ontario. The annual gathering attracts thousands of fantasy fiction fans and features a multitude of exhibits and attractions from the universe of comic books, films, TV, anime, toys, collectibles, and pop culture. Hundreds of industry players, artists, retailers, and beloved performers come together to meet the public, showcase their latest projects, and sell and trade their most desirable products.
The 9th edition of Ottawa Comiccon is presented in partnership with Calabogie Brewingand Bridgehead Coffee. Media and fans are invited to stay tuned to upcoming announcements of new guests and activities by visiting OttawaComiccon.com and following facebook.com/OttawaComiccon.
September 9 to 11, 2022, at EY Center
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT OTTAWACOMICCON.COM
Free for kids 12 and under on Friday and Sunday, and only $6 on Saturday (free all days for “minis” under 6).
Youth special (13 to 21 years old): $13.58 on Friday ($20 at the door).
General admission: $25 (Friday), $39 (Saturday), and $29 (Sunday).
3-day pass: $69
VIP passes: $229 (3 days); or $95 (VIP Friday); $159 (VIP Saturday); $99 (VIP Sunday)