1st ANNUAL NostalgiaCON TORONTO 2024 October 5th


Iconic TV Personality and Best Selling Canadian Author, Bill Welychka of MuchMusic fame is coming to Toronto on Saturday October 5th, 2024, from 12 PM to 7PM stop by his table as Bill will be greeting fans, selling and autographing his memoir ‘A Happy Has Been’ at NostalgiaCon 2024 at 100 Princes' Boulevard Toronto - Hall C of the Enercare Center.

For more info on Bill visit http://www.billwelychka.ca



ABOUT NostalgiaCON TORONTO 2024. https://www.northerngamingevents.ca/nostalgiacon/toronto

Oh snap! We're taking it WAAAAY back!

Northern Gaming Events is stoked to be rewinding time at NostalgiaCon Toronto! Throw it back at Enercare Hall C on October 5. Take a step back into eras gone by as you browse through booths of retro to modern video games, art, comics of today and yesterday, records, vintage sports cards, and more. Take in a guest panel or two, and attend a legendary wrestling show. All included in general admission!


Check out a HUGE variety of vendors! From retro video games and toys, to collectibles, clothing, records, and so much more. Who knows what treasures you'll find?


Degrassi Panel - with Pat Mastroianni and Stacie Mistysyn.


Duke Nukem Hitman Panel featuring Jon St. John, David Bateson, and Jane Perry).


with Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice presented by Sudbury Indie Creature Kon (SICK)


with WWE legends Ax and Smash


Pat Mastroianni - Joey Jeremiah from Degrassi

Stacie Mistysyn - Caitlin Ryan from Degrassi.

David Bateson - voice of Agent 47 in the Hitman videogame series.

Jane Perry - voice of Diana Burnwood in the Hitman videogame series.

Sam Tarasco - Sam the Caveman in the Trailer Park Boys.

Kenny Hotz - Kenny vs Spenny

Spencer Rice - Kenny vs Spenny.

Jon St. John - voice of Duke Nukem.

Bill Welychka - MuchMusic VJ and best selling author.


Northern Gaming Events presents NostalgiaCON Toronto and they are excited to be partnered with the incredible Project X Wrestling crew for an unforgettable experience. Seats are limited for this experience. To reserve a seat, you will need to select the appropriate add-on at checkout. Otherwise it is first-come first-served, and standing room only behind the seats.

Bust out your best fanny pack, Canadian tuxedo, leg warmers, or spandex and be there - or be square!

** Please note celebrity experiences and autographs are at an additional cost at the discretion of the special guest(s)

** Children ages 10 and under $14.99


** General admission is $32.99 plus applicable tax.

** no refunds

Our event is Rated E for EVERYONE!


MuchMusic Icon and Best Selling Author, Bill Welychka of MuchMusic Fame

Since first stepping in front of MuchMusic’s national cameras in 1992, Bill Welychka has become one of Canada’s most enduring, recognizable and respected television personalities. He is MuchMusicand MuchMoreMusic’s longest running VJ. Bill is renowned for his thoughtful interview style and his love and knowledge of a wide range of topics from pop-culture to politics, and his reputation has been rewarded by many exclusives and awards.

Bill Welychka has been hearing for decades “You should write a book!” Well, that book is here and ready to be enjoyed by his large number of ardent followers. Any fan of music (country, pop, rock, rap, metal etc.) will be

entertained by his stories of hanging out with many of the industry’s biggest stars. “A Happy Has-Been (Exciting Times and Lessons Learned by One of Canada's Foremost Entertainment Journalists)” dives into the many

tales of spending time with Madonna (at her house), Mick Jagger, Oasis, AC/DC, Johnny Cash, members of The

Beatles, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Garth Brooks, Prince and dozens of other music legends. Bill writes about his world travels from spending time with the Maasai warriors on the Serengeti to covering the World Music Awards in

Monte Carlo, Monaco six years in a row. Despite a career that had him mobbed at concerts and meeting every single idol he had; Bill also opens up about his battles with depression. Also, this celebrated media icon shares the

important life-lessons he has learned during his blessed life.

2023 marked the 35th year of his dedication and insight to both sides of the camera and 2024 brings his career full

circle, with a return to music broadcasting as

Corus Entertainment Kingston’s 96.3 BIG FM Announcer & 104.3 Fresh Radio Music Director.

Bill has over 5,000 interviews under his belt (and growing!) which

includes film and TV stars, royalty, politicians, athletes & innumerable music legends.

90s retro music is back in a big way and the timing of Bill’s book is perfect…he has been in demand the past several years to talk about music and trends on numerous Podcasts, and there is a new documentary about MuchMusic that was successfully released in September with a sold-out Canada-wide tour. Bill was interviewed extensively for this doc and made a few appearances along the tour. For more info you can visit www.299queenstreetwest.com

There is also a film currently in production, loosely based on Bill’s life (stay tuned!)

Bill’s book proudly features a Foreword by The Tragically Hip’s Paul Langlois. Partial proceeds from the book are

being donated to the White Ribbon Campaign, AS WELL, Bill is accepting cash donations

on behalf of Nellie's Women's Shelter Toronto.

ENJOY our Promo Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/N5Oe9A-mzTQ

Bill Welychka’s “A Happy Has-Been (Exciting Times and Lessons Learned by One of Canada's Foremost

Entertainment Journalists)” is available through Indigo, Friesen Press, and most on-line retailers as

a TOP 10 BESTSELLER and a #1 at KOBO. Hurry don’t delay, grab a copy today www.billwelychka.ca

Bill’s debut memoir is a hit globally from as far away as France, Poland, USA and all across Canada,

and is in high demand after an extensive 2023/2024 book tour, fans have suggested more, and Bill is thrilled to accommodate. January 27th brought Bill to Timmins with Don Most of Happy Days fame (Ralph Malph) at the Lisa Froment 2nd Annual Fly With Me Cancer Charity Fundraiser followed up on Sunday January 28th with a book signing event at Coles Square Mall that led up to his successful spring meet and greet up-close and personal book signing tour. Bill got to meet fans in Ottawa, Kingston, Belleville, Peterborough, Barrie, Welland, Hamilton, Windsor, London, Stratford, Waterloo, Cambridge, Burlington, Mississauga, Newmarket, Toronto and Napanee.

Bill returns to Toronto for NostalgiaCon Toronto 2024 on Oct. 5th.

The Reviews are in!

“Bill’s memoir is both a creative workbook and an authoritative musical reference. 35 years after it all began, he shares his richly textured and enduring up-close & personal music memories. It is a fan-freakin-tastic reminisce of yesteryear. This notable book is a must-have piece to add to your collection of highly addictive reads. It will thrill all his fans!” - The Wire MEGAzine.

“I love that he chronicled his story in book form. There were laughs and there were lessons, tales and tears. And Bill

is the same guy from all those years ago – charming and genuine. You’ll love this book. I sure did!” - Kevin Shea /

Hockey historian and Author.

“An extremely intimate, genuine and unshakably honest journey into pop culture fame and the unstoppable path to

self-realization, truth and happiness.” - Kris Abbott / Musician (Kris+Dee, The Pursuit of Happiness)

“If you grew up in the heyday of the nation’s music station, you understand the impact the VJs had on your life. Bill

Welychka was one of the greats. In his book, we’re blessed with inside access to the life and times of Bill, who it turns out is much more than a beloved VJ. He’s a beloved human being.” - Toronto Mike'd Podcast

“Bill has proven to be an exceptional writer. This book will excite any fan of music or Bill’s fans or any avid reader of Bios. This book is chock-full of information about the music business.” - Rick Revelle/ Author Algonquin Quest Series.

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