Saturday, May 18, 2024

Everything you need to know about Island FanCon happening in Langford this weekend


It’s almost upon us, Victoria!

Keepers of book lore, TV series obsessors, comic book collectors, and everyone in between—this is an event you won’t want to miss. 

Langford’s inaugural Island FanCon event is coming to City Centre Park this weekend, from Saturday April 13th to 14th, featuring big-name visitors, workshops, cosplay galore and much more.

Their celebrity guests feature ‘The Mountain’ Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson from Game of Thrones and Mandalorian star Emily Swallow!

Plus, Jess Darrow from Encanto, Jon Cor from The Flash, UFC star Forrest Griffin and more will also be present!

After you say hello to your favourite celebrity guest (or all of them), make sure you visit the Artist Alley! 

This unique area is where you will find all of the pencilers, inkers and writers! Take the opportunity to shop all of the comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and original art.

There will also be a number of different workshops taking place over the course of the weekend, and they’re free with your admission ticket! 

Take a look at the daily schedules to find your must-try workshops and experiences.

Thinking about cosplaying your favourite character? Consider signing up for the cosplay contest for the chance to win prizes in your division!

Costumes will be judged by a select group of professional cosplayers, and points will be assigned based on criteria such as accuracy, polish, difficulty, build percentage (how much was made and how much was purchased), and impact.

Make sure you’re familiar with all of their rules and regulations before you register—it’s a family-friendly event, so keep that in mind when you’re unleashing your creativity!

This event will be modeled after Northern FanCon based out of Prince George, and Island FanCon is promising an epic celebration of pop culture and an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages. 

Have a fantastic time and make long-lasting memories!

Island FanCon

  • Where: City Centre Park, 1089 Langford Parkway
  • When: 
    • Saturday, April 13th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (10 a.m. open for VIP)
    • Sunday, April 14th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (10 a.m. open for VIP)

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