(Ottawa, Ontario – January 30, 2019) On May 10, 11 and 12, 2019, Ottawa Comiccon will transform the EY Center into a wondrous world, where fantasy fans of all ages and their families can indulge in their shared passion for comics, movies, video games, sci-fi, horror, toys, anime, manga and pop culture. Ottawa Comiccon, a Mother’s Day weekend tradition, will feature an eighth edition that is jam-packed with guest artists, film and TV stars, playful activities, expert workshops, specialized retailers and a multitude of amateur cosplayers dressed in their most extravagant costumes.
Visitors can look forward to meeting the multi-talented Jennifer Morrison, famous for her versatile turns as Emma Swan on “Once Upon a Time”, Dr. Allison Cameron on “House,” Zoey Pierson on “How I Met Your Mother,” and James T. Kirk’s mother on “Star Trek” (2009). On Friday, May 10 only, John Barrowman will make a special appearance, the actor with a celebrated career in musical theatre, is best known to superhero and sci-fi fans as Malcolm Merlyn on “Arrow” and “The Flash,” and as Captain Jack Harkness on “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood.” Comic book connoisseurs will be ecstatic to meet Mike Zeck, the legendary Marvel artist behind some of the most character-defining Spider-Man, Captain America, and The Punisher stories, as well as numerous innovative issues for Marvel’s cult favourite, Master of Kung-Fu.
In the weeks leading up to the event, the calendar will be filled with celebrity stage appearances, autograph sessions, photo ops, and discussion panels and workshops, designed to entertain, inform, and educate attendees on comic books, cosplay, science fiction, fantasy, video games and other more unusual, but equally fascinating pursuits. Specialists will share their expertise on topics as varied as breaking into the comic book industry, designing costumes and mastering video games. With more than 200 retailers and artists present, the vast of 160,000-square-foot exhibition hall will be a geekdom shopper’s paradise and a creative hub where amateur artists and collectors will meet and exchange ideas with professionals in the fields of comics and illustration. A detailed schedule will be available 7 to 10 days before the event.
On Saturday, May 11, Ottawa Comiccon’s will present “The Masquerade,”the event’s biggest show, where the top amateur cosplayers in the land will showcase their most dazzling creations and bring to life their favourite heroes from the worlds of comics, anime and video games in an epic costume competition. Much more than a surreal fashion parade, the Masquerade encourages participants to cut loose and put on a show filled with awe, action, artistry, and astonishment, some song and dance, and maybe even a good old ninja fight. To prolong the fun, the Masquerade Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 12, to crown the winners in the Junior (under 13), Novice, Journeyman, Artisan, Master, and Out-of-Competition divisions.
Ottawa Comiccon will continue to announce new activities and guests in the coming months. Media and fans are invited to stay tuned by visiting ottawacomiccon.com and following facebook.com/OttawaComiccon.
Much to the delight of mothers, 2019 ticket prices are extremely family-friendly:
Tickets are free for kids ages 12 and under on Friday and Sunday, and only $6 on Saturday (free all days for “minis” under 6).
Student special: $13.58 on Friday ($20 at the door).
General admission: $25 (Friday), $39 (Saturday), and $29 (Sunday).
Special 3-day pass: $69
VIP passes: $229 (3 days); or $95 (VIP Friday); $159 (VIP Saturday); $99 (VIP Sunday).
Attendees will be able to purchase autographs from their favourite stars at the venue’s autograph section. Guests will usually provide printed 8 x 10 pictures to sign at their tables. Guests may bring their own items to autograph, but this is entirely at the discretion of each celebrity.
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Source: Ottawa Comiccon
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