Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6 Release Party Pictures

Click to enlarge (Photo by Zack Kotzer)

Last night Scott Pilgrim fans of all stripes—dorks, hipsters and everything in between—descended upon Toronto’s Mirvish Village for the midnight release of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s sixth and final volume in the series: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour. Markham Street played host to a veritable nerd block party of epic proportions, complete with costumes, video games, rock music and a lineup that stretched all the way to Bathurst.

It must have been a surreal experience for creator O’Malley, who was the guest of honour; To see people coming together and enjoying something you have created must be wonderful and humbling. O’Malley happily signed books for his fans late into the night. He seemed to be having just as much fun as everyone else.

Zack, Jonathan, Ian and myself were there to check out the festivities; I have to report that a good time was had by all. Early in the evening I remarked that could now say that “I was there when the Scott Pilgrim phenomenon jumped the shark”, but I realized later that I was being entirely too negative. I get the feeling that when the film version hits in a few weeks—no matter how it is received—Scott Pilgrim will belong to the world. After last night I’m satisfied to say that “I was there for Scott Pilgrim‘s last big Toronto hurrah”, truly his finest hour.

See pictures from the Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour Midnight Release Party after the jump.

The view from Bloor Street looking down Markham (Photo by Will Perkins)

Fans gathering outside of The Beguiling (Photo by Will Perkins)

Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour poster outside The Beguiling. (Photo by Will Perkins)

Fans dressed as Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers. (Photo by Will Perkins)

Suspect Video done up like its graphic novel counterpart: No Account Video (Photo by Will Perkins)

Baby raccoons, also known as rats in the Honest Ed’s sign. (Photo by Jonathan Ore)

Costume contest in full swing. (Photo by Will Perkins)

Crowd gathered for the costume contest. (Photo by Jonathan Ore)

A view of The Beguiling early in the night. (Photo by Jonathan Ore)

Plum Tomato debuted the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World movie soundtrack. (Photo by Jonathan Ore)

Fans battle it out for the amusement of all. (Photo by Jonathan Ore)

Fans inside The Beguiling. (Photo by Zack Kotzer)

The fine gents from A&C Games brought old school video game goodness. (Photo by Zack Kotzer)


Fans dressed as Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers. (Photo by Zack Kotzer)

Madness ensues as the clock strikes twelve. (Photo by Zack Kotzer)

Bryan Lee O’Malley signs copies of Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour for fans. (Photo by Will Perkins)

The back of the line read their new books while waiting to get them signed. (Photo by Zack Kotzer)


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