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Dec
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December is more than just Christmas

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The moment November ends everything becomes about Christmas. Holiday music and decor is crammed into our eyeballs before we even have the chance to flip the page on our calendars. Immediately the countdown to ugly sweaters and eggnog begins!
But now there is also a mini one-day convention in the city! It has been around for a while but a first for me, lets take a look!

Toronto December Comic Con, formerly known as DTAC aka December Toronto Anime Convention has been around for… well I don’t know exactly how long, according to my research it dates back to 08′ or so. SO it has been around for a good while, I imagine that due to the steady rise in nerd-culture popularity the Convention has grown to include more non-anime elements. Which is how I heard about it.

So it is a ONE day event, $10 entry fee. Sounds pretty good right? Well, it was! LOL

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Right away one cannot help but notice the lack of crazy lineups and the usual noise that comes with ComicCon.
The convention is held at The Metro Convention Center just as the other conventions in Toronto, but it takes up much less space, maybe 1/10th the size of the massive FanExpo that is held in August. But really what would you expect for 10 monies.

Although the place is small it is mighty! Though it does lack celebrity autographs and whatnot it does have many retailers selling all kinds of comics, figures, collectibles and even a spot selling animal skulls; really what more can a nerd ask for?! Its not huge but its big enough to lose your peeps in.
The con also of course has a section for artists and artisans alike, which is where we kinda camped out.
Hanging out and totally supporting our pal Toronto IronMan.

Booths

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So this was the first year our buddy and bro Roberto AKA Toronto IronMan had a booth at a con, so of course we spent our non-shopping hours loitering in front of his booth, trying to keep him awake and just… hanging outz.
Its pretty cool having a buddy in the con because he can store your stuff behind his booth! Its the best yo!
Roberto does make some sweet stuff though, he had his infamous suit along with various helmets he has made on display. If this post leads to him making money I hope he repays me with a helmet… or maybe a whole suit! Probably not though.

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Oh so much shiny! The table looks like Maestro’s trophy room!
Please note that Mr.Roberto here is always up for taking commissions, be sure to hit him up if you are interested.

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A bit further down from his table we have another nerdy peep of ours that makes cool replicas and costume stuff, he was also one of the judges at the Hamilton Con! Where TorontoIronMan won LOL.
I am of course referring to Andrew of A.S. Creations! He had some pretty rad Turtles, and a great Batman that I failed at including in the picture. Be sure to check out his page for more!

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Just beside A.S. Creations we have a trio of Spideys! Well they later became more like 6 Spider-Man! Lets just call them Spider-Menz. Some of these guys are the same ones we saw at the Hamilton Con earlier this year but it does look like they have done some upgrades. Also some cool prints! Very cool guys these guys!

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One of the funnest things about loitering around is candid shots of these Spidey guys, its just so surreal to see so many great Spideys just kicking it. If any of you Spideys are reading this please drop me a line so we can properly credit you all! And here is a great shot of SpiderMenz ganging up on a poor Sub-Zero. :(

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And lastly here is a shot of JasonLoo, creator of the awesome Toronto-based hero, The Pitful Human Lizard!
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 didn’t realize it until now but the camera also caught The Pitful Human Fangirl! LOL If you have not read this book yet you should. Especially if you are Canadian! Especially especially if you are in the GTA!

COSPLAYERS

Due to not really planning ahead my nerd-skull mask got wrecked before I left for the con that morning so I had to walk around like a normie LOL. Fortunately there were many peeps that DID take the time and put in the effort to show up in full, awesome costumes! I was not able to catch them all but I did get some good ones. Check them out below. PLEASE PLEASE if you are the Cosplayer in the pic or if you know the Cosplayer let me know so that we can credited them! Spread the love!

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So as you can see there was plenty awesomeness to be seen!
And plenty to buy as well! Did I mention there were animal AND human skulls for sale?! I don’t have that kind of money though, also I already have a skull so instead I just bought some toys and comics.

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 Closing Thoughts

It was like FanExpo Lite. All the flavor but half the calories? LOL I plan on going back next year for sure. A ComicCon is a ComicCon regardless of size, its the fans that make it! So yea, it was good times.

1 comment

  1. Judge Brown says:

    I have to agree, may have been a smaller venue but the atmosphere was amazing.

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