Coming up next weekend is another most excellent Geek Event in the great Metropolis of Toronto. Brought to us by the same people who bring us FanExpo every year, this mini-con taking place on March 10th and 11th, will serve to whet our appetite for coming Geek milestones. Hint, hint, the Avengers movie.
The Big Guest Of Honour, The Lord Of All Comic Artists, The One And Only Mr. George Perez Will Be In The House!! I have met the amazing Perez twice before, once about two decades ago, and another time a scant few years back. He is the master of the craft and supremely nice to boot. I am giddy like an idiot to stalk him yet again.
My newest favourite, and someone I firmly believe will become Canada’s Next Greatest Writer is Jeff Lemire. I discovered his work last year, and really wish he had entered my existence years ago. Check out his masterpiece (and the REAL Canada Reads 2011 winner) Essex County. Currently he is burning up the sales charts on Animal Man. Come see Jeff and his greatness at the con. The gibbering fool awaiting him in line is moi.
Between driving Perez and Lemire to distraction, and possibly to them sicking security on my fanboy self, this con will morph into a mini-reunion. We Geeks from all across this great Metropolis of Toronto congregate every August for FanExpo, and this coming con will be a dress rehearsal for those madcap misadventures. Getting a chance to irritate Alex and Sammi (check out her amazing artwork here) will be a perfect capper to the day. And having Paul witness Scott pummel me mercilessly always brings a smile to everyone’s faces. Sigh, can’t wait.
The Toronto Comicon 2012 is on Saturday March 10th from 11am to 6pm, and Sunday March 11 from 11am to 5pm. It is being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre which is located at 255 Front Street, in the heart of downtown Toronto.
The same Toronto which is the basis for the city of Metropolis. Just saying.
P.S. Superman copyright 2012 to DC Entertainment. Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
P.P.S. Essex County copyright 2012 to Jeff Lemire.