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Photos of Comic Con Toronto 2011

Posted by Guest Contributor / March 21, 2011

Comic Con Toronto 2011Comic Con Toronto hit up the Direct Energy Centre this weekend, which witnessed comic book fans come out in droves to meet well-known artists, dress up as their favourite character, mingle with a celebrity or two, and of course look through the vast selection of comics on sale.

Comic Con Toronto 2011Aside from the comics and graphic novels, there were also lots of toys and accessories on sale to help enrich your own personal heroic exploits, such as Elf ears and weaponry. A few vehicles were on hand as well, the most notable being the Halo car, which really wouldn't look out of place fighting for a parking spot on Queen Street West.

Comic Con Toronto 2011Comic Con 2011Several booths promoting various Toronto communities like the Steampunk Society and Epoch showed that the social side of fandom is thriving locally.

Jedi with light sabers rubbed shoulders with imperial stormtroopers; Ghostbusters and robots eyed each other warily; Roller Grrls glided amongst the crowd and everyone's inner geek was well satisfied by the end.

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Discussion

14 Comments

AV / March 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm
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winnerfest
Booya / March 21, 2011 at 01:00 pm
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Great stuff. By the way is that a dildo sword in the second pic?
Trina / March 21, 2011 at 01:46 pm
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Virgins.
Anirt / March 21, 2011 at 02:21 pm
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Virgin.
Cheese / March 21, 2011 at 02:32 pm
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I have the sudden urge to shove someone in a locker
Stank replying to a comment from AV / March 21, 2011 at 02:35 pm
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Winnerfest! Oh I get it @AV like that thing that guy said three weeks ago that was so popular. Looking forward to your "where's the beef" follow up comment.
Sandman / March 21, 2011 at 04:21 pm
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Is that it for pics?
what about the line ups for autographs & pics?

Doesn't look like the Con was busy (based on pics)?
Mista Mensa / March 21, 2011 at 04:26 pm
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when did Rosanne become a Ghostbuster? and I missing something here? /confused
Scott Snider replying to a comment from Sandman / March 21, 2011 at 09:08 pm
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Sandman;
It really wasn't very crowded; there were autograph opportunities with a few ex Buffy stars that had the longest lines but they were only about 15 people deep. Some booths had nobody at all; Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) for one had very little traffic; Jake Lloyd (young Anakin Skywalker-not so young now) was another.
Michael / March 22, 2011 at 04:05 am
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Nice work, Scott.

Thank you for sharing photos from an event that I'm sure was interesting. Too bad many events such as this seem to not get much advance publicity.
AJay / March 22, 2011 at 10:37 am
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the experience was lacklustre at best, tickets at the door was $38 for starters, traffic was poor, Jake Lloyd wandering around with his mom was pretty sad too...the highlights were seeing Ed The sock, dale keown and mega gwapo cuties alvin lee and francis manapul showing off their art.
Rachel / March 22, 2011 at 11:39 am
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Since when are the Toronto Roller Derby girls fictional?
b-bopnrock-steady replying to a comment from Cheese / March 22, 2011 at 01:01 pm
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Im a geek. But your comment was awesome.
Trid Cloudwalker / March 27, 2011 at 03:25 pm
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Great shot of us Jedi being interviewed by dorkshelf.com. I added it to our facebook album and left ya photo credit. Give me a yell if you want it taken down.
www.facebook.com/capcityjedi

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