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JustinCredible
12-30-2004, 10:19 AM
The Canadian National (Canadian National Comic Book/SFX/CnAnime/Festival Of Fear/Gaming) Expo is on August 26 - 28 2005

The Convention Website (http://www.hobbystar.com/ComicConTorontoV2/CC_Main.asp) is already up with information on the various events and policies in effect.

Show hours
Friday 4:00pm - 10:00pm (Notice new end time)
Saturday 10:00am - 7:00 pm (Notice new end time)
Sunday 11:00am - 6:00 pm

The layout of the Expo has been released already and can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat here (http://www.hobbystar.com/ComicConTorontoV2/files/2005%20floor%20plan%20public.pdf)

Key Dates:
GX (Gaming Expo) Guests will be announced May 7th
Festival Of Fear Guests will be announced May 10th
SFX Guests will be announced May 13th
CNCBE (Comic Expo) Guests will be announced May 17th
CNAnime Guests will be announced May 24th
Ticket Information will be made available June 1st 2005
Ticket sales will begin July 1, 2005

The Masq
The Masquerade will once again be located at John Bassett Theatre on Saturday August 27th, with a start time of 8pm. Take note that due to seating capacity, access to the event requires an Anime Pass or Deluxe Pass.

For Retaukers/Small Press/Artist Alley People

Some of the Exhibitor/AA kits have been released:
COMIC EXPO RETAILER INFORMATION KIT (pdf) (http://www.hobbystar.com/ComicConTorontoV2/files/comic_retailer_kit05.pdf) Take note that the PDF file size is 2.2 mb
ANIME EXPO RETAILER INFORMATION KIT (pdf) (http://www.hobbystar.com/ComicConTorontoV2/files/anime_retailer_kit05.pdf) Take note that the PDF file size is 2.2 mb
SCIENCE FICTION EXPO RETAILER INFORMATION KIT (pdf) (http://www.hobbystar.com/ComicConTorontoV2/files/scifi_retailer_kit05.pdf) Take note that the PDF file size is 2.3 mb

[GAMING GUESTS
GARY GYGAX (co-writer and co-publisher of Dungeons & Dragons)
ED GREENWOOD (Writer)
ROBIN D. LAWS (Writer)
MATT HULLUM, KATHLEEN ZUELCH, JOEL HEYMAN, JASON SALDANA, DAN GODWIN (From Red Vs Blue)
LUCIEN SOULBAN (Game Writer)
AMES MALISZEWSKI (Writer)
MALCOLM SHEPPARD (Writer)
PIETER VAN HIEL (Writer)
STEVE TRUSTRUM (Author/Designer - D20)
BRAND ROBINS (Writer)

SCI-FI GUESTS
ELIJAH WOOD (Lord of the Rings, SinCity)
JAMES MARSTERS (Buffy The Vamire Slayer)
MARINA SIRTIS (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
LINDA PARK (Star Trek Enterprise)
TIM RUSS (Star Trek: Voyager)
ERICA DURANCE (Smallville)
MARGOT KIDDER (Superman: The Movies)
KENNY BAKER (Star Wars)
TONY TODD (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

HORROR GUESTS
CLIVE BARKER (Hellraiser, Candyman, Nightbreed, Books of Blood)
ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK
LINDA BLAIR(The Exorcist)
TONY TODD (Candyman)
GUNNAR HANSEN (Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 74)
KEN FOREE (Dawn of the Dead, upcoming Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects)
JEFF LIEBERMAN (Squirm, Blue Sunshine)
LIVING DEAD DOLLS (Creators Ed Long and Damien Glonek)
BOB TYRRELL (Night Gallery Tattoos)
FRED VOGEL (August Underground's Mordum)
JANET TRACY KEIJSER (House on Haunted Hill)
BRIAN KEENE (The Rising)
ATHENA DEMOS (Blood Gnome)
NANCY KILPATRICK (Author, Power of Blood series)
SEPHERA GIRON (Author, House of Pain)

ANIME GUESTS
TBA

COMIC GUESTS
JHONEN VASQUEZ (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac)
J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI (Babylon 5, Rising Stars, Amazing Spiderman)
The Rest? - TBA

First post will be updated when more info is made available