Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Steampunk Clubs Among More Than 20 Organizations At Toronto Comic Con Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Steampunk fan clubs, podcasters and roller derby stars are among the more than 20 organizations set to attend Wizard World Toronto Comic Con, April 14-15 at Metro Toronto Conv
BigNews.Biz - Mar 21,2012 - Cosplay groups supporting their favorite movie and TV franchises, podcasts and radio shows, comics events and roller derby athletes are among the more than 20 organizations scheduled to attend Wizard World Toronto Comic Con, April 14-15 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). The appearance of fan-friendly groups like the 501st Vaders Fist, N.Y. Jedi, Ontario Ghostbusters, Toronto Steampunk Society and many more is a staple of Wizard World events, greatly enhancing the atmosphere and involving attendees in photos, interviews and more.
Groups Toronto Comic Con-goers can meet next month include:
-- 501st Vader’s Fist, which since 1997 spread the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide through its authentic-looking costumes, and has become the leading force in fan-based charity events. The 501st, also known as “Vader’s Fist,” is truly dedicated to brightening the lives of those less-fortunate. www.501st.com.
-- ActionFigureNews.ca, premier community for Canadian Action Figure Collectors to share news, toy sightings and discuss everything collectible toy related online.
-- Anime North, Toronto's fan-run not-for-profit Japanese anime convention, one of the largest in North America, held each year on the May Memorial Day weekend.
-- Canadian Joe Con, the Canadian G.I. Joe Convention, the largest gathering of G.I. Joe fans in Canada, hosted by JoeCanuck.com.
-- Can’t Stop the Serenity, a global effort to raise funds to support NGO, Equality Now, equalitynow.org in their fight to end violence against women around the world.
-- Cross the Streams Radio, a radio show that deals with anything Ghostbusters related or any nerdy topic the hosts hold dear and love, whether it is news about the possible third film or remembering the old cartoons and video games
-- Doctor Who Society of Canada, a social network for Whovians of all ages from coast to coast. It is a fledgling community, focusing on social interaction, intelligent exchange and commonality
-- Down the Road Show, a great, fun-loving, light-hearted, and professionally produced entertainment-oriented talk show that focuses on discussions about film, music, TV, food, comics, charity events, local happenings, etc., and bacon.
-- e-Sports Championship (ESC), an e-sports event series dedicated to competitive play. Owned and operated by Pownz e-Sports, the ESC's events primarily take place in Canada.
-- Epoch Toronto, a demonstrative, high fantasy LARP that has a strong focus on combat as well as role play in the game and social activities out of game
-- Klingon Assault Group/Crimson Knight Fleet, a not-for-profit Star Trek fan club. For over twenty years, KAG has been the world's foremost costuming-based Klingon fan club, with thousands of members across North America, as well as Europe, Australia, and elsewhere.
-- The Mind Reels, bloggers and podcasters who focus on television shows, movies, books, and other arenas of pop culture
-- N.Y. Jedi, a community of sci-fi fans, actors, martial artists, costumers and performers who share a particular passion for fight choreography and Light Sabers.
-- Ontario Ghostbusters, a fan-based costuming group interested in attending events in costume to entertain and educate the fans about Ghostbusters and raise