Take Your March Break at Toronto Comicon

Feb 12th 2013
Toronto's Ultimate Destination for Pop Culture and Entertainment, March 9-10
Presented by Fan Expo Canada™


Tons of indoor family fun with celebrity guests, hundreds of exhibitors, costumed characters
and millions of dollars worth of collectibles and merchandise for sale

Appearances by the entire cast of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, Michael Hogan (Battlestar
Galactica), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings) and Laura Vandervoort (Smallville)


- TICKETS ON SALE NOW! -

TORONTO, ON (Feb 12, 2013) - Need a plan for March Break? The superheroes of Toronto ComiCon™ are coming to the rescue! From the reunion of the entire cast of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION to the onsite official Magic Tournament, Toronto ComiCon™ has something for every member of the family. Celebrating all things pop culture - from comic books, anime and science fiction to gaming and horror - the second-annual Toronto ComiCon™ will be at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 9-10, 2013. The two-day extravaganza features exciting family-friendly programming and activities.

MAJOR FAMILY ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Costumes, costumes, costumes! Hundreds of fans dress up as their favourite characters and pose for the cameras
  • Live Anime Game Shows: Win, Lose, or Draw, Name That Tune and Flash
  • Anime Workshop: Build Your Plushie! Learn how to make your own stuffed toy with Heather Carriere (FREE!)
  • Magic: The Gathering official tournament
  • The 501st Legion: STAR WARS Photo Session: A great chance for fans to get up close with Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and those lovable Stormtroopers!

FAMILY-ORIENTED GUESTS INCLUDE:

  • Sean Astin: The Lord of the Rings films and The Goonies
  • Daniel Logan: Star Wars Episode II
  • Katie Cook: Illustrator of My Little Pony
  • Eric Vale & Mike McFarland: The voices of Dragon Ball Z
  • Richard Cox: The starring voice of InuYasha and more
  • Cast Members from animated hits Detentionaire, Total Drama, Beyblade, Jimmy Two-Shoes & Skatoony

For the complete list of Toronto ComiCon™ guests, visit www.comicontoronto.com.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Celebrity Q&A Sessions / Autograph Sessions
Get up close and personal with your favourite celebrity guests or get that special something signed!

Workshops & Seminars
Listen in and participate in numerous sessions! With the professionals leading the way, you'll be sure to learn how they do it in the real world.

Artist Alley
Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all of your favourite pencillers, inkers and writers. This is a "must experience area" for anyone interested in meeting the rising stars and the people who work the front lines of the industry! Here you'll find it all - comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art and sketches!

Portfolio Reviews
Are you an aspiring artist? Bring your portfolio to the people in Artist Alley, the Publishers and even the Guests themselves, to show off your talent to the industry professionals.

Small Press/Indy Pavilion
The Indy Press Pavilion brings a fine line-up of independent comic book, zine and other related publishers. This Indy Market is just the place for you to meet the next up and coming talent in the comic world!

Retailer Area
Specializing in comics, anime, gaming, science fiction and horror, retailers are bringing the newest and most rare goods on the market today.

Sketching Duels
Check out your favourite comic book artists as they go "pen to pen"! The original art they produce live goes up for grabs once they're done!

Web Series for Grown Ups
Mature audiences are invited to explore the gritty parts of society in these noirish thrillers. These tales are only broadcast on the web and bring iconic stories to the newest entertainment frontier. Meet the creators and cast and get to see exclusive clips of the latest web series.

SHOW DETAILS:

When:
Saturday, March 9: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 10: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where:
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
222 Bremner Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario

Ticket Details

Saturday, March 9 All Access One-Day Pass $25
Sunday, March 10 All Access One-Day Pass $20
All Access Two-Day Pass $39
Child All Access One-Day Pass $10
Kids 12 and under Free! (With purchase of adult ticket, 2 children per 1 adult only)

For ticket information visit: www.comicontoronto.com/tickets. Visit www.comicontoronto.com for exciting announcements and join the official Facebook fan site at facebook.com/comicontoronto.

About Hobby Star Marketing Inc.
Hobby Star Marketing Inc. was founded in 1992 and has quickly become one of Canada's premiere sports and entertainment marketing companies. Since its inception, Hobby Star Marketing has secured a niche in the industry by specializing in professional sport and entertainment celebrity placement at a variety of venues and events. Hobby Star Marketing is proud to be celebrating 18 years of hosting its own event, Fan Expo Canada 2012, as well as Toronto ComiCon. For more information, visit www.hobbystar.com.

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