Montreal Comiccon 10th anniversary – Montreal Comiccon, the city’s ultimate fan expo, marks its 10th anniversary at the Palais de Congres from July 6 to 8 with something for everyone who are fans of pop culture, comic books, science fiction, fantasy, movies, TV, video games, animation and even cosplay.
First of all, there is the impressive roster of appearances by some of the biggest names around in pop culture of yesterday and today, whether it be through special events, autograph sessions, Q&A sessions, panel discussions and seminars. A partial list of special guests at this year’s Montreal Comiccon include David Duchovny, Pamela Anderson, Chuck Norris, Jason Momoa (Justice League, Game of Thrones), Julian Glover (Star Wars), Ben McKenzie (Gotham), Mitch Pileggi (The X Files), Ray Park (aka “Darth Maul” from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace) and legendary DC comic book artist Neal Adams, amongst so many others.
As well, Montreal Comiccon attendees will get the chance to get up close for a special souvenir photo with the many celebrity photo ops that will take place throughout that weekend. Ranging in price from $45 to $200, fans can purchase their choice of scheduled photo ops, from individual celebrities to special group photo ops, which include the cast of The X Files, Gotham, Dr. Who and Stargate: Atlantis.
Montreal Comiccon will also feature a number of not-to-be-missed special events. David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis (aka the Cigarette Smoking Man) will give a behind the scenes look at the legendary 1990s FOX TV series The X Files with “The Truth is Here” (July 7); with “Buffy: Once More with Feeling Live”, fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will recall the series’ memorable musical episode with a live restaging (July 7 and 8); and the OVMF (Orchestre a vents de musiques de films), a 50-piece orchestra dedicated to rediscovering the soundtracks of popular TV shows and movies, will perform three special concerts that will pay tribute to the music of Star Wars (July 6), classic video games (July 7) and the Harry Potter movies (July 8).
And besides the usual kiosks and booths that will give attendees the chance to purchase their favourite comic books (new and collector), merchandise, toys, accessories and collectibles, as well as meet plenty of comic book artists from around the world, Montreal Comiccon will also offer a number of special attractions, including a Family Zone that will feature many activities such as Nerf Battles, make-up sessions, and light saber training; and courtesy of Retro Gamer.ca, a zone is being established to give video gamers a chance to play their favourite video games of the past (such as Super Mario World, Zelda, Sonic and Contra) in their original video game consoles, whether it be Commodore 64, Nintendo NES or Sega Master System.
Opening hours for the 10th anniversary edition of Montreal Comiccon are 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. (July 6), 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (July 7), and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (July 8). Single ticket prices are $25, $99 (VIP) and $5 (children). Three-day Comiccon passes are also available for $69, $85 (deluxe), $229 (VIP) and $12 (children). For more information, go to www.montrealcomiccon.com.