(Winnipeg, Manitoba – October 30, 2022) This past weekend, Winnipeg Comiccon welcomed 28,000 attendees to the RBC Convention Centre to bask in a wonderland of superheroes, horror, video games, anime, science fiction and fantasy. Fans of all ages gathered to find unique collectibles, meet incredible celebrities, and enjoy a good time amongst fellow fans of pop culture.
2022 Programming Highlights
Fans were clamouring to meet their favourite pop culture icons including Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter), Lea Thompson (Back to the Future), Charles Martinet (Nintendo’s voice of Mario), Ruth Connell (Supernatural), John Barrowman (Doctor Who), John Di Maggio (Futurama), Garrett Wang (Star Trek) & Kevin McDonald (Kids in the Hall)!
Artist Alley was overflowing with comic book creators such as Marvel Zombie’s Arthur “Zombie King” Suydam, Henry Barajas (Helm Greycastle), Chasing Artwork’s Justin Currie (Cassie and Tonk), Donavan Yaciuk (The Reckoner Rises), Aaron Reynolds (Effin’ Birds), Bryce Nelson (The Unexpected Hero), Dave McCaig (The Batman), David Robertson (When We Were Alone), Lovern Kindzierski (Sandman), Scott Henderson (Blanket of Butterflies) and S.M. Beiko (The Lake and the Library), as well as dozens of artisans and creators from all over the Prairies. There were a multitude of retailers where collectors discovered precious comic books, manga, toys, prints, statues and other thrilling memorabilia, with many items unique and hard-to-find items could be unearthed.
Saturday’s Masquerade was a well-attended event with some of the best cosplay in town. Costumed attendees unleashed their inner superheroes, movie/TV characters, and video game favourites at the magnificent amateur costume competition with participants showcasing their jaw-dropping costumes.
Visitors also enjoyed various activities with 501st Legion’s Renegade Squad, Vhetin’Ade Clan (Mandalorians), Underworld LARP Winnipeg, and River City Jedi, as well as the ever-popular Winnipeg Ghostbusters (and their gigantic 25-foot Stay-Puft marshmallow man) and the Peg City Power Rangers. Other Winnipeg Comiccon activities included Table Top Gaming, courtesy of Game-itoba & Warhammer 40K (Gaming Under the Ice), a performance from Incantatem, a screening of Army of Darkness with an introduction by Bruce Campbell himself, and a wide variety of panels that included discussions on Indigenous Comics, Extra Life: Playing Games to Heal Kids, The Impact of 2SLGBTQIA+ Characters in Comics, The Reel Debators Battle Royale and many, many more that can be found HERE.
Thanks to all our partners, and a special mention to Trans Canada Brewing Company for creating the unique ‘Chainsawhand’ Comiccon beer which sold out by Saturday mid-afternoon (artwork by local artist GMB Chomichuk).
Winnipeg Comiccon is thrilled to announce their return to RBC Convention Centre next year with dates set for October 27 to 29, 2023.