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Event Recap: Toronto Comicon 2013

Toronto Comicon 2013

The nerd is strong in Canada.  Toronto ComiCon welcomed film, tv, game, and comic lovers, among others, to the Metro Convention Centre for the two-day northern fangasm.

Cosplay abounded, from the elaborate–a pair of crazy Transformers were spotted–to the classic and elegant: a trekkie uniform. Star Trek of course got top billing for the event, as the cast of The Next Generation appeared together, sharing stories and delighted fans of both hard and soft cores.

Movie fans got a chance to grab from Warner Brothers some swag for the recently released Jack the Giant Slayer and get excited for the Steve Carrell comedy, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Paramount meanwhile, continues to busily paramount the long-awaited and action-packed G.I. Joe: Reliation, a film that has welcomed the likes of The Rock and Bruce Willis, but has written out Marlon Wayans, a Scene Creek favourite.

On the small screen side of things, the cast of Orphan Black gathered to promote the original series by the recently revitalized Space Channel. Stars of the forthcoming web series Darkest Times, a Kickstarter project that will begin a four-episode run about a grim futuristic world.

You come for the celebrities, you stay for the costumes. And you stay because wow are there a ton of passionate ComiCon fans in Toronto and the surrounding areas  – they sure know how to pack a convention centre.

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Photography by Marc Levy

Anthony Marcusa

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