Montreal ComicCon – It started as a relatively modest celebration of comic books and other expressions of North American pop culture; it has now grown to be one of the biggest events in Montreal. We are referring to ComicCon, which this year will mark its tenth anniversary with a program designed to make all enthusiasts of comic books and other forms of popular entertainment very happy.
ComicCon will take place at the Palais des Congrès between July 6 and 8, 2018. Initially a gathering occasion for comic books enthusiasts, the event has become now a celebration of all manifestations of pop culture, including TV shows, videogames, and movies, especially the fantasy, horror, and science-fiction genres. It is also an occasion for people to get somehow involved in this fantasy world by dressing up as some of the most popular characters of pop culture, from the iconic Superman to the most recent additions to the Star Wars universe.
At a press conference this past Tuesday, Cliff Caporale, ComicCon Programming Director, announced the line-up for this year’s edition. On the comic book front, the list of guests will include Gerry Conway according to the producers of this event, “the mighty scriptwriter behind some of Marvel’s and DC’s most powerful moments, including the traumatic death of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man, and the introduction of Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher.” Also among the guests are Larry Hama, a writer for Marvel Comics series between 1982 and 1994. David Lloyd (V for Vendetta), Neal Adams innovating force behind the new looks of Batman, the X-Men and Green Arrow, Dan Parent (Archie Comics), Danica Brine (Wayward), Gautier Langevin (Far Out), Gisèle Legacé (Jem and the Holograms), among others.
Followers of the cult TV series “The X-Files” will be happy to know that its two stars, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will also be among the guests this year. Joining those two TV actors will be movie famous villain Danny Trejo, the star of Robert Rodriguez’s films “Desperado” (1985), “From Dusk Till Dawn” (1996), and “Spy Kids” (2001). Lovers of martial arts films and TV series will enjoy the presence of iconic actor Chuck Norris. French actress Pom Klementieff who plays the role of Mantis in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and in the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity Wars” will also be in town. Other guests will be Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1), Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time), and Mark Sheppard (Supernatural).
Following its claim that this is an event for everyone, ComicCon also announced that it would again present its popular Family Zone, with a variety of activities for those 12 and under. A music section will also be on the calendar, featuring live performances of music for films and video games, including Star Wars, A Universe of Video Games, and Harry Potter, played by the Orchestre à vents de musique de films.
For detailed information on the program and ticket prices, visit www.montrealcomiccon.com