Convention

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.

Fan Expo Interviews:
Wes Craig & Shane Davis

In honour of DC Comics' much touted Fall relaunch, we figured it would be best to kick off our post-Fan Expo coverage with some interviews related to storied publisher, namely, artists Shane Davis and Wes Craig.

TCAF 2011 Review: Snow

Heavily embedded in the culture and locations of Queen Street West, Snow, by Benjamin Rivers, is a very Toronto-centric indie graphic novel. It's the 30-something equivalent of Brian Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim saga, but with a more culturally relevant storyline and less manga-influenced art.

TCAF 2011 Review: The Next Day

In the last few years, Paul Peterson and Jason Gilmore talked to four suicide survivors, about their experiences, the lead up and the aftermath. The compilation of these talks is called The Next Day, illustrated by acclaimed artist John Porcellino, accompanied by an interactive online component co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada. So even if you can’t talk to anyone else about it, I’m sure you may be comfortable reading it.

Futurecon!

A three-day, time travel-themed New Year's party, with something for everyone, every budget, and every time zone. We have dances, room parties, a three-course buffet dinner, champagne at midnight, and so much more!

Fan Expo 2010
Interview with Ernest Borgnine

We were lucky enough to catch up with legendary actor Ernest Borgnine at Fan Expo last weekend. The 93 year old Borgnine has had an amazing career spanning nearly six decades, on television in McHale’s Navy, Airwolf, The Simpsons, SpongeBob SquarePants and on film in Marty (for which he won an Oscar), Bad Day at […]

Fan Expo 2010
Interview with Tommy Tallarico

We were lucky enough to run into Tommy Tallarico on the show floor of Fan Expo 2010 last weekend. The noted game music composer and former co-host of The Electric Playground and Reviews on the Run was at the convention to give a speech about video game composing and his latest project, Video Games Live. […]

Fan Expo 2010 Photos Part Two

Here is the second part of our huge Fan Expo 2010 photo post. Click here to see Part One. You can see hundreds more like these over on the Dork Shelf Facebook Page. Relive Fan Expo 2010 minus the crowds and lines!

Fan Expo 2010 Photos Part One

Another Fan Expo has come and gone, but we’ll always have the memories—oh, and the photos. If you’re missing the convention already, you can relive your Fan Expo 2010 experience with this gallery of photos and see hundreds more over on the Dork Shelf Facebook Page. All the fun of Fan Expo with none of […]

Fan Expo 2009
What’s on your Dork Shelf?

Fan Expo 2010, one of the premiere comic conventions in Canada, starts tomorrow. The pop-culture extravaganza features fans and guests from all walks of dorkdom: comic books, sci-fi films and TV, horror, anime and video games will all be represented at the convention. We were out in full force last year, talking with creators, artists, […]

TFcon Toronto is this Weekend

The 9th Annual Transformers Collectors Convention—TFcon—happens this weekend, July 17th and 18th. If you’re a fan of alien robots that turn into vehicles (and I’m not talking about the Go-Bots!) then TFcon is the place for you. TFcon features a huge dealer floor, where you can purchase all manner of Transformers merchandise. They also have […]

FanExpo 2009 Starts This Weekend

FanExpo, the largest fan con in Canada returns to Toronto August 28th-30th.  Dork Shelf will be there!  FanExpo is essentially an amalgam of five smaller conventions dedicated to comic books, science fiction, horror, gaming and anime.  If you are a Canadian dork, FanExpo is the place to be this weekend.