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8 Things You Need to Know about Ottawa Comiccon 2017

The 2017 edition of Ottawa Comiccon is coming up fast.  The event takes place May 12-14 at the EY Centre on 4889 Uplands Drive Ottawa, Canada. The event grows in popularity year-after-year. If this year’s special guest list is any indication, Ottawa Comiccon’s reputation as a premier event is reaching far beyond city limits.

Here are 8 things you need to know about this year’s show:

  1. It’s not polite to mock, taunt, or be a jerk to cosplayers. Comiccons are fun events and a chance for self-expression. Be nice.
  2. Seasoned Comiccon attendees will appreciate seeing Adam West (Batman), George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead), John Barrowman (Torchwood),  Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who), and Brent Spiner (Star Trek).
  3. Comiccon newbies will be interested in knowing that Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter), Bob Morley (The 100), and  Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale) will be at the event.
  4. Beyond celebrity sightings, the event offers an exhibition hall where visitors can find writers, publishers, illustrators, and retailers, all bringing merchandise to sell. If you’re a collector, this is your happy place.
  5. There are a number of special-interest events, including autograph signings, celebrity Q&As, panel discussions, and more. Check out the schedule and plan your time accordingly.
  6. Don’t let rumours of parking-lot purgatory deter you from the event. Yes, the parking lot fills quickly but there is parking in surrounding areas. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes because you may do a little walking.
  7. Bring your own snack. You don’t want to waste time in line for food and you don’t want to get hangry during your visit.
  8. A variety of ticket packages are available, ranging from single day tickets to student, and family packages.

Check out the website for the most up-to-date schedule. Enjoy!!

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