In addition to many of the most popular comic, toy and collectible vendors from across the GTA, our 2014 Canadian ToyCon event will feature MEGO NORTH, a meet up of Mego Collectors and Enthusiasts from across Canada and the US!
Also on hand will be our signature Cosplay Cafe, where we host cosplay vendors, artists, photo ops and more!
Don’t forget to check out Southern Ontario’s ONLY Vintage Arcade, full of classic gaming favourites from the 80′s and 90′s!
Some of the games that will be at the show: Joust, Shinobi, Dig Dug, Double Dragon, Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Robocop, BurgerTime, Spy Hunter, Pole Position, Star Wars, Tetris, Space Encounters, Kangaroo, Super Pac-Man, WrestleFest, Road Blasters, Die Hard, Gauntlet, Vanguard, Zaxxon, Tutankham, Stratovox, Galaga 3, plus multiple pinball machines and more!
Appearing at Canadian ToyCon 2014:
Cosplay Artists, Geek x Girls (facebook.com/geekxgirls)
We’re Geek Girls who are sexy, funny, clever & in costume. We are a group of girls across North America (although we spend most of our time in Middle Earth, Hyrule, Endor, Wonderland, Tamriel, etc.) who are geeky and artistic in our own unique ways. If you want to know more about us you can view our profiles here www.geekxgirls.com/geeks.
To us cosplay means showing our appreciation for the characters we love either through artistic interpretation, rule 63, fan service, crossplay or exact replica. We don’t believe there is a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to cosplay or that people should be restricted by gender, size, shape or colour when portraying the characters they love.
Comic Artists, Spent Pencils
Spent Pencils has been around since 2007. It was founded by Arnold Trinidad. Originally meant to just house a small circle of close artistic friends, Spent Pencils opened the door to other artists looking for a home, beginning with Vince Sunico who has been an integral part of it’s growth.
Spent Pencils houses a collective group of illustrators, each with their own distinct style. With the diverse style under one roof, they can now benefit by learning from one another and grow to becoming a better and humble artists.
Spent Pencils proudest achievements are their charity work, under the brand of Sketches for Pledges and inspiring other individuals to work together and share knowledge within the artistic community.
Artists who will be at the show:
Tony Kwan is a Toronto based artist, Specializing in illustration, 3D modeling for game design and motion capture performance/stuntwork. Also co-founder/artist at Heroism Inc., and member of the Spent Pencils art team. Tony Kwan’s Art page: www.facebook.com/
Lidia Figliomeni is a Toronto based artist and member of Spent Pencils. She specializes in digital painting and sometimes works with traditional mediums. Find more info on Lidia at: lidthesquid.deviantart.com
Gerard de la Costa has been drawing since the age of six when he received his first comic books and traced over Spider-Man and Captain America repeatedly until they were ingrained into his brain. A graduate of George Brown College (graphic design program) and Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art and Design (sequential illustration program), Gerard is a Toronto based illustrator and a proud member of Spent Pencils. Gerard hopes to one day master his go-to karaoke song, ‘Wanted: Dead or Alive’ by Bon Jovi. Check out Gerard’s Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/gerard.delacosta
Oliver Castaneda is a freelance comic book illustrator based in St. Catharines, a member of Spent Pencils, a collective group of artists. A product of Whilce Portacio’s Comic Book Seminar back when he was still in the Philippines where he grew up. He worked on the upcoming comic book called “Heroic” from Zenith comics and Illustrated a number of independent comics like Tournament of Legends, Conduit, and War Pact Comic Book, and currently working on his creator owned comics. And here’s some links of his works: http://spentpencils.com/
Arnold Trinidad is the founding member of Spent Pencils, a brand that consists of a collective group of other talented artists. Arnold first started drawing when he was 7 years old. He first received his inspiration watching his older sister sketch. Watching cartoons and reading comic books boosted his interest and passion for the art world. Like many artists, art was his distraction, and other academic skills took a slight back seat. Unfortunately, reality hit during adulthood. Although his skill level and his dream to become a comic book artist or work in the art industry was not reached, Arnold works full time in an office environment, but juggles his art passion close by. He releases those creative energies every opportunity he gets when running with the S.P. crew. Arnold mostly uses pencil as his main drawing medium, but dabbles at watercolor and digital painting once in awhile. His goal is to one day fully publish his creator owned book, TOY Souldiers.
Andrea MacFarlane is 29 years old and a member of Spent Pencils. She attended Fanshawe College for Fine Art and Cambrian College for animation. Her interests include writing, drawing, anime, movies, and swimming. She is also a voracious reader who dreams of travelling the world. One of her favorite pastimes is cracking jokes and making people laugh. An animal lover, Andrea also likes mermaids, centaurs, crime fighting and the way of the bookworm. You can find more info on Andrea here: andymcfly.com