A cosplay contest participant is interviewed about his unique armour set. The contest was on stage at the Charlie White Theatre. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Sidney announces return of the VI Comic Con in 2018

Comic book illustrator Josh Kully wants to provide opportunity for local talent

Sidney’s second convention for all things related to comic books, video games, TV and movies will look to the roots of such events.

Organizers of the Vancouver Island Comic Con announced recently they will bring back the event in 2018, after a successful show at the Mary Winspear Centre this past June. The next VI Comic Con is scheduled for Sunday, June 10 at the Mary Winspear Centre.

Co-ordinator Josh Kully is a local comic book illustrator and writer who has attended many comic cons. The first event this year enabled him to combine that experience with his skills and passion to bring together fans and professionals from around the Island and further afield to the Sidney event.

For next year’s VI Comic Con, Kully said he wants to go back to the roots of comic book conventions.

“(We want to) provide an opportunity for the incredible talent we have right here on the Island,” he said. “We want this event to be as open a possible which is why our exhibitor rates will remain low at $25 and entrance to the event will be by donation.”

Kully added they anticipate “some amazing guests and panels.” Last spring’s event featured Chris Williams, part of the Academy Award winning team at Disney Studio, whose family lives in Sidney. It also welcomed production artist and illustrator John Gallagher, whose resume includes helping start video game producer BioWare. Plans are still in the works to set the lineup for next year’s event and exhibitor applications will open soon.

The VI Comic Con will be working with the Sidney Business Improvement Area Society (SBIA) and the Town of Sidney to bring the event back for another year. It will also coincide with the return of Sidney’s Comic Book Festival, sparked by the Sidney Museum.

“We are thrilled that this exciting and popular event will once again be held in Sidney,” said Susan Simosko, SBIA president. “It offers a much-needed special event for young people, one that will showcase local talent and the Geek Culture.”

Watch for details about the 2018 VI Comic Con at vanislecomiccon.com.



editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

A participant in the cosplay contest in the June 11, 2017 VI Comic Con. It was held for the first time at Sidney’s Mary Winsper Centre as part of the community’s extensive Canada 150 celebrations. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Just Posted

Omnibus zoning bylaw sent for revisions to prevent blanket upzoning in downtown Victoria

More than 10 downtown properties identified by Downtown Residents Association

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

Sooke Christmas hampers to be handed out Sunday

Over 400 hampers have already been prepared

Mount Douglas Park is not a garbage dump, its firs are not your Christmas tree

Furniture and appliances routinely dumped, rare and native plants routinely stolen from park

Extended Tsawout bus route on its way

Residents of Tsawout First Nation got a preview of a route extension,… Continue reading

Kind Kids Club hands crafts cards for Oak Bay Lodge residents

Additional funds raised go toward gifts for the pediatric wing at Victoria General Hospital

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

Shelbourne Community Kitchen vies for $20,000 prize

Epicure Foundation, based in North Saanich, will give five groups $20,000 each

Woman in Nanaimo accidentally hands over diamond ring with spare change

Incident happened Wednesday at about 7 p.m. at parking lot near Nanaimo’s boardwalk

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Victoria cycling advocate makes pitch lor lower speeds on local roads

Group points to evidence suggesting 30 km/h speed limit would save money, lives

Optimistic Victoria whale watching company invests in new vessel

Banner 2017 tourist season helps Prince of Whales decide to boost service

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

Most Read