Calendar Building 2013

Wow – last year I attended and reported on more conventions in the GTA than I imagine most people knew existed. Twice I hit up two conventions in one weekend. And there were hours and hours of time spent on the GO train travelling into the city to see art dealers and cosplayers, and get some autographs. I’m not sure what the exact number is but I know it was a personal record, and it’s going to be hard to break it this year.

So now I’m going to make my list. This is a tentative index of all the events I can find for 2013; data will be relocated into the Main Calendar as the year progresses and more precise information becomes available. Make sure to Google for the official pages of all events before considering attending.

Items marked with T-balls have been written up by Tdotcomics in past years. If an event’s date hasn’t been officially confirmed, then the month is listed based on last year.

If you know of any events which are unlisted, please mention in the comments at the bottom of this page or e-mail us.

January:

  • 2-13 Next stage festival
  • 3 Hastag Gallery opening reception
  • 12 Horror in the West signing
  • 17 TAAFI @ “Shorts are not pants”
  • 18-20 Immortal ConFusion (Michigan)
  • 17 Archer season 4
  • 20 Nerdgasm Whedon variety show
  • 20 Fantasy Gaming Expo Covered
  • 25-27 G-anime, (Quebec).
  • 27 Frostcon Covered!
  • 26 KAG Fest: (Klingon Assault Group)

Febuary

  • 2 midwinter transformers party
  • 7 Community Season 4!
  • 21-24 The Artist Project  Covered
  • 25-26 Con-G, Guelph Covered

March

  • 8-10 Furnal Equinox
  • 9-10 Toronto Comic-con  Covered
  • 11 TdotComics anniversary
  • 17 Canadian Toycon Sci-Fi Experience
  • 23rd-24 TORAcon
  • 29 G.I. Joe Retaliation 

April

  • 5-7 Ad-Astra
  • 5-7 Shutocon (Lansing Michigan)
  • 14 He-Con & The 80s toy expo.
  • 19 UBCon, (buffalo)
  • 19-21 FilKOtario
  • 20-21 Fanexpo Vancouver 
  • 24 Mike Ryan Birthday go hog wild!!!
  • 26-28 Eeriecon

May

  • 3 Iron Man 3 
  • 4 Free Comic Book Day
  • 4 Star Wars Day 
  • 10 The Great Gatsby
  • 11-12 TCAF 
  • 17 Star Trek Into Darkness 
  • 17-19 what the fur
  • 24-26 Anime North 
  • 29 Bloody Words successor
  • 31-June2 TAAFI 

June

  • 2 Burlington Toy Con
  • 9-8 Niagara falls comic-con
  • 10-16 NXNE music festival
  • 14 Man Of Steel
  • 14-23 Luminato
  • 22 Steam On Queen
  • 27-30 BOTCON (San Diego) 
  • 28 Kick-ass 2
July

  • 3-14 Next stage music festival
  • 12-14 Polar Chill
  • 18-21 SDCC
  • 26-28 Conbravo 
  • 26-28 TFCON 
  • 26 The Wolverine
  • Polaris successor
  • BIG on Bloor festival
  • Atomic Lollipop 
  • Brickfete 

August

  • 2 300: Rise of An Empire 
  • 2-4 condition wasteland furry con
  • 22-25 FanExpo
  • 22-26 camp feral
  • 31st Buffalo Wing Festival (buffalo)
  • Otakuthon?
  • Canadian Joe Con?  potentially cancelled
  • Rib fest?

September

  • 8 Toycon.net
  • 13-15 Montreal Comic-con
  • 13-15 – Science Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Genre
  • 14-15 CANterlot Con
  • Word on the street Book & Mag fest
  • Unplugged Expo 
  • Wrestlecrisis
  • Can-Con

October

  • 4 Sin City: A Dame To Kill For 
  • 5 Nuit Blanche 
  • 31 Halloween Comic Fest
  • Art Toronto 
  • Toronto Zombie Walk 
  • Canzine
  • Ochibacon

November

  • 1-3 Reversed Polarity
  • 1-3 Central Canadian comic-con
  • 8 Thor 2 The Dark World
  • 10 Toycon.net event
  • 29 SFContario
  • Youmacon 
  • Action Figure Expo
  • Naru2u
  • Dotcon???
  • Genrecon
  • Hobbystar Comic-con

December

  • DTAC 
  • Futurecon
  • Smell Press Toronto Fair

 

 

 

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Alex's Wizard Wrap-up
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May: the Month of the Social Nerd
Report On: Youmacon 2013