Convention

Star Wars Celebration: Funko Exclusives

Star Wars Celebration is almost here! The Chicago-based event features coveted convention exclusives only made available to attendees – and some of the most popular pieces will be presented by Funko, who are bringing more than 10 new collectibles to the five-day show.

Contest: See Nels Anderson’s Gamercamp Talk!

We've got another Gamercamp contest today for all you gamers out there. Enter for a chance to win a ticket to Mark of the Ninja lead designer Nels Anderson's opening night talk at Gamercamp on Friday, November 1 at 7 pm, courtesy of Dork Shelf and our friends at Gamercamp!

Gamercamp set to honour TOJam

Gamercamp will celebrate the Toronto Independent Game Jam at the inaugural Gamercamp Honours Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 1. Do you have any stories about TOJam? Share them using the Twitter hashtag #TOJamXOXO!

The Fan Expo Gaming Recap

Fan Expo stormed through Toronto to the tune of an estimated 100,000 people over the weekend, and Dork Shelf was there to take in all the sights, sounds, and cosplay on display. Here are a few quick gaming-themed notes from the show floor.

Gamercamp Day Two Wrap Up

Another year, another Gamercamp! With the fourth iteration of the Toronto-based video game culture festival now in the can, the Shelf's Eric Weiss, Jon Ore, and Timothy Krynicki round up last night's social events and a selection of today's speakers.

Tales from FanExpo: How to Attend a Convention Panel

My favourite part of any comic convention is going to panels. Panels tend to be great sources of information, and offer a lot for attendees to learn for essentially the price of their ticket. They're also a great place to sit down and rest some weary feet. As with anything else, however, there's a right way to go about attending a panel, and there's a wrong way. Here's a couple things you can do to make sure that your experience is a good one.

Free Comic Book Day:
A Survival Guide

Free Comic Book Day is upon us! Lucky for you, we're here to help make it all worth it by pointing you spendthrift nerds in the right direction. Like your personal Comic Book saviours we'll guide you through the weekend with a complete list of Toronto's best comic-related hot spots and ‘must see’ events.

CONTEST: Win tickets to Toronto Comic Con!

Attention dorks: We know you're probably already planning to hit up the Wizard World Toronto Comic Con in April, but how would you like to attend the con for free? Dork Shelf would like to send ten lucky winners to Wizard World Toronto Comic Con April 14 - 15 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Canadian 80s Toy Expo

Toy collectors and fans of the 80s are in for a treat this weekend as the 2012 Canadian 80s Toy Expo will be at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel – 600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill, Ontario this Sunday, April 1st. Featuring Canada’s largest dealer room of vendors selling 80s related merchandise, former WWF […]

Toronto Comic Con Moves to Convention Centre

Earlier today, Wizard World announced that the 2012 Toronto Comic Con would be moving to a new venue: the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the heart of downtown Toronto. It's welcome news for those of us who did not enjoy that chilly Spring trek out to the Direct Energy Centre.