Hal-Con 2012

GUEST POST - by John M. Swinimer

Posted: October 22, 2012

It's a fan's convention of epic proportions in the Atlantic Provinces.

Comic book fans rejoice! It's that time of year again for the convention that fans clamor for -- Hal-Con 2012 taking place October 26-28 at the World Trade Convention Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Hal-Con has grown into an annual event for fans of all ages to celebrate their love for Comic Books, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming, Cyberpunk, Steampunk, Renaissance, Anime, Furry, Cyber goth, Cosplay, and anything else of you can imagine. Attendees will be treated to music, stage shows, and even small social gaming circles - plus they'll get the chance to rub elbows with the famous and infamous of geek pop-culture.

Featured guests:John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings),Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine),comic book pros Gail Simone (Batgirl, Secret Six) Steve McNiven (Amazing Spider-Man, Wolverine) Featured guests will include actors John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings) and Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) , comic book pros Gail Simone (Batgirl, Secret Six) and Steve McNiven (Amazing Spider-Man, Wolverine) and many others.

And there's a great group of East Coast celebs who'll be representing at Hal-Con...

Mike Holmes (Halifax, NS) award-winning comic book artist on Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors for BOOM! Studios. Check out Mike in our feature on the Toronto Comic Arts Festival by clicking here

Andrew Power (Halifax, NS) comic book creator on "Aptitude Test" and animator for "Johnny Test", "George of the Jungle" and Nickleodeon's "Wild Grinders"

Joel Duggan (Dartmouth, NS) cartoonist for webcomic "Starcrossed" and illustrator for "Mucha Lucah" and "George of the Jungle"

Matthew Ledrew (Stephenville, NL), writer of Engen Books, Smoke and Mirrors and more

Ellen Curtis (St. John's, NL) writer and web TV personality

D.C. Rhind (Halifax, NS) author of the Calebra Fantasy Series and Vampire-Hunter Series

Nick Bradshaw (Moncton, NB) comic book artist on Army of Darkness, Danger Girl, Wolverine and X-Men

David Cullen (Halifax, NS) self-employed artist and owner of Quinline Graphics

Faith Erin Hicks (Halifax, NS) web comic and comic artist and writer on The Adventures of Superhero Girl and Friends With Boys.

And if that's not enough, Hal-Con will also feature two stars from the Syfy/Showcase’s series HAVEN -- John Dunsworth (Dave) and Richard Donat (Vince). They'll give a special preview of HAVEN's Season 3 Halloween episode - a Canadian exclusive for Hal-Con attendees only PLUS give you a behind the scenes tour of the hit show. COOL!!!


We can't wait to see the photos that result from the festivities. Send 'em in and we'd be so grateful!

You can share yours with us via email at [email protected] and by all means post your comments about the festival below. JM for SABS

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