Toronto ComiCon was this weekend! Surprisingly, with a name as iconic as ComiCon, you would think that it would be the biggest convention of its nature in Toronto, but that title actually belongs to Fan Expo which takes place at the end of the summer. I personally always purchase the four day pass for Fan Expo but Toronto ComiCon is pretty much half the size and there are way less celebrities/panels/signings so I settle for just going one day. Toronto ComiCon is the convention that prepares you for the madness that is Fan Expo.
I decided I would share with you all what I purchased yesterday as it does include two graphic novels! Like I said, this convention is pretty small so I didn’t spend half the money I usually spend at a bigger Con like Fan Expo, but I did manage to snag some pretty awesome things!
As you can see in the picture above, I picked up Sex Criminals, Vol.2 by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, Deadly Class, Vol.1 by Rick Remender, Wesley Craig and Lee Loughridge. I also managed to get my hands on a Loki Pop Vinyl bobble head. I already have the helmet-less Loki, but I mean look at those horns…there is no such thing as too much Loki. There is also another little mini section at ComiCon called “Artist Alley” where local artists sell their creations. It was there where I spotted a Hannibal bookmark that I couldn’t leave behind.
Overall, we had an amazing experience and even though we only explored the one day, we were exhausted by the end of the day (see the picture below.) If you are lucky enough to have any event like ComiCon in your home town and you’re a nerd at heart like the most of us, I highly recommend going for at least one day just for the experience. Between costumes and retail booths and celebrity appearances, you are bound to have an excellent time!
Next up, Fan Expo Canada at the end of the summer when the weather is MUCH MUCH warmer…curse you Canada!