Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Comiccon took take place at the EY Centre this weekend attracting over 38,000 visitors, an increase of 8,000 over the 2013 edition, from all corners of the fantasy fiction world converging for the highly anticipated third edition of the event. Fans came to meet their real-life heroes and to partake in the pleasure of shopping for collectible treasures, comic books, toys, cards, movies, and other fantastical and geeky memorabilia collectors found themselves in paradise.
The 2014 edition also brought over 100 activities including celebrity Q&As, panels, workshops, comedy, games shows, “lightspeed” dating, autograph sessions, photo ops, a Filk concert and the masquerade.
Celebrities guests included, Christopher Lloyd, best known as the beloved Emmett “Doc” Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy. Robert Englund, best known to audience as Freddy Krueger in eight films from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. As well as, Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Burn Notice), Amanda Tapping and Christopher Judge (Stargate SG-1), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th: Part VII thru X), Karl Urban (Star Trek), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), Ray Park (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace), Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica), Pat Mastroianni (Degrassi) and Summer Glau (Firefly).
Comic book fans were also delighted with the roster of guest artists, including special guests Neal Adams (Batman), Bob Layton (Iron Man), Tony Moore (co-creator of The Walking Dead), Glenn Fabry (Preacher), Simon Bisley (Judge Dredd) and Nick Bradshaw (Guardians of the Galaxy), and more.
The Capital City Garrison of the 501st Legion, a major part of Ottawa Comiccon, continued their tradition of being ‘bad guys who do good’ through their love of Star Wars as they managed to raise over $12,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, thanks to the incredible generosity of con visitors.
Ottawa Comiccon will return to the EY Centre in 2015 on May 8 to 10.