Montreal (Quebec), August 14, 2019 – The organizers of Montreal Comiccon, one of the largest pop culture and fantasy fiction events in Canada, are pleased to announce the first edition of Laval Comiccon. The event, which will take place at Place Sports Experts on October 5 & 6, 2019, is sure to thrill thousands of North Shore fans, who had been clamoring for the opportunity to celebrate the worlds of comic books, superheroes, manga, video games, toys, sci-fi and horror close to home.
Laval Comiccon will welcome visitors with a set-up of pure fun for the whole family, where over 200 exhibitors and specialized retailers will display a wonderland of collectibles and memorabilia, from coveted comic books to local and French BDs, rare toys, movies, and fantastic apparel. True to Comiccon tradition, fans will get a chance to mingle with entertainment celebrities, obtain autographs and pose for unforgettable pictures. The presence of special guest Daniel Logan, a New-Zealand-born actor renowned for his role as young Boba Fett in the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, will infuse the celebration with a dose of magic from a galaxy far, far away.
By bringing the event to Place Sports Experts, a gorgeous venue conveniently located within a short drive from practically anywhere in Laval, Comiccon will welcome numerous new visitors who will experience its madness for the first time. As tradition demands, the gathering will attract hundreds of fans of all ages dressed in the costumes of their favorite heroes and fantasy characters. Some will take part in Comiccon’s extravagant costume contest, while most will enjoy the moment posing for pictures and interacting with fellow attendees. Legendary comic book artists will engage with the public, display their skills, and discuss their contributions to some of the most iconic characters of all-time. The Family Zone will be jam-packed with inventive activities, table games, surprise guests, and a calendar of conferences and workshops to be revealed soon.
“This is truly a dream come true”, said Alex La Prova, Comiccon’s co-founder. “After Montreal Comiccon, we have staged our events in Quebec City and Ottawa, and had been preparing for a long time to bring the show to Laval, one of Canada’s largest and most dynamic cities, where many of our most devoted fans and their families reside.”
“When Comiccon began in downtown Montreal, it was a very small event and it grew over the years into a major summer destination, attracting over 60,000 visitors from the city and beyond”, added Oscar Yazedjian, Comiccon’s co-founder. “We are very excited to make the event accessible to whole a new audience in the North Shore and to see how big it can get. We love producing Comiccon, but it’s the fans who make it come alive.”
Laval Comiccon will take place on October 5 and 6 2019 at Place Sports Experts, located at 4855 avenue Louis-B. Mayer, Laval (Québec) H7P 6C8. Admission is free for children 12 and under. Parking is also free. Tickets on sale as of July 31 at noon at www.lavalcomiccon.com.
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