What are you doing this Sunday, August 3rd, between the hours of 11am and 4pm? Oh, it’s probably best that you have a hard-core fan-based love of comics before you answer that question.
The Toronto Comics Show is making another appearance … and this time they even have a couple of guests with them.
Okay, this isn’t on a grand scale – in fact, their website lists this as an “affordable” show, and at $5 a head admission, it sure is. But that’s not so much of a bad thing … this is a pure comics show, for fans who want to buy, talk and sell comics.
Located in East York at the Leaside Gardens Arena, the Toronto Comics Show promises to be exactly what it promises: a small but dedicated event that is strictly about picking up those hard to find back issues or even looking for comic-related memorabilia. What’s also pretty interesting is that it even offers a couple of guests in the form of DC Comics artists and writers Francis Manapul (Detective Comics, The Flash) and Marcus To (Huntress, Red Robin).
Exhibitors in the past have included Paradise Comics and The Comic Book Lounge, along with other well-known comic shops. There has also been the usual gamut of artists and other collectibles vendors at the show.
This is a small show but it’s clearly a growing one. Following a June 1st inaugural event, two months later might be a little early for another show, but this appears to be a show purely dedicated to comic-lovers, and if there’s anything a comic-lover loves more than comics, it’s another show about comics.
Probably best that you bring cash. Given that the location of the show is in a mostly residential one, it’s doubtful that there will be any close-by ATMs. Also, since the show’s hours are fairly restricted, food shouldn’t be an issue.
Hey – it’s a small but growing show with a couple of decent guests and a fairly good assortment of vendors – names that you don’t see at other, larger shows. For five bucks, it’s worth a quick visit and hopefully, the increased numbers will add a bit of diversity to the comic show environment in Toronto.
Click here for more information and directions to the show. Parking is free and kids under 12 get in free as well.