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#1 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 February 2024 - 05:13 AM

A two-day celebration of entertainment and pop culture is coming to Langford, and the guest list apparently includes at least one name from one of the biggest television series in recent history.

 

Organizers say they expect thousands of pop-culture and entertainment-industry fans to attend the inaugural edition of Island FanCon, which will be held at City Centre Park’s two arenas on April 13-14.

 

Event organizer Lonnie Eckardt says celebrity guests from the U.S. and Europe have been lined up for the movie, comic-book and gaming-focused convention, although names are not yet being revealed.

 

Planning for the event began last summer and has been ramping up since November, Eckardt said.

 

The itinerary includes a number of industry workshops and events, where attendees can learn about the nuts and bolts of the entertainment world.

 

It will be the first time a temporary dry floor is installed in City Centre Park’s ice arena for an event, which will increase the capacity to 4,800 people. City Centre was built in 2005 as Eagle Ridge Community Centre.

 

Island FanCon’s arrival comes as the fate of Victoria’s Capital City Comic Con remains up in the air following a hiatus in 2023.

 

Capital City Comic Con, founded in 2017 as a partnership between Cherry Bomb Toys, Downtown Victoria Business Association and Destination Greater Victoria, then known as Tourism Victoria, was last held in September 2022.

 

Organizers had originally planned a comeback this March after announcing the 2023 hiatus.

 

In a statement, Candice Woodward, co-owner of Cherry Bomb Toys, said there are no 2024 dates “at the moment” but an announcement regarding the Comic Con will come later this month.

 

Paul Nursey, chief executive of Destination Greater Victoria, said Comic Con will remain in hiatus for the next two years as far Destination Greater Victoria is concerned. “There was never a commitment to move beyond [that].”

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...n-april-8220032


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 07 February 2024 - 05:14 AM.


#2 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 February 2024 - 10:42 PM

Star Wars fans, you may want to grip your seats and ready your day planners!
 
Another star appearance announcement from the Island FanCon organizers has graced our newsfeeds and we can’t wait to share it with you.
 
Alongside Game of Thrones star Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, also known as ‘The Mountain,’ will be joined by The Mandalorian actress Emily Swallow!
 
Swallow plays the Armorer on the smash hit series The Mandalorian as well as its spinoff series The Book of Boba Fett. The character has become a beloved character in the Star Wars universe and has been instrumental in the show’s catch phrase “This is the Way”. 
 
She also stars as the recurring character Amara in the wildly popular series Supernatural and was the voice of Lisa Tepes on the Netflix cartoon iteration of Castlevania.
 
 
 
 
 
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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 21 February 2024 - 10:44 PM.


#3 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 February 2024 - 02:46 PM

Mandalorian star cements ‘pop culture pedigree’ for Island FanCon in Langford

‘This is the way’ as Mandalorian star is set to attend Island FanCon


https://www.vicnews....angford-7322400

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 26 February 2024 - 02:46 PM.


#4 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 March 2024 - 06:00 AM

A comedian, a voice actor, and a former UFC champion will join the Mountain and the Armorer at Island FanCon.

Former UFC champion Forrest Griffin will join Disney’s “Encanto” voice actor Jess Darrow and Canadian comedy star Dave Foley, famous for his Emmy-nominated “The Kids in the Hall” TV shows, at the convention at Centre Park in Langford from April 13 to 14.


https://www.vicnews....-fancon-7329940



Well well. Those are some big names. Larger than the Tourism Victoria event ever brought.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 15 March 2024 - 06:01 AM.


 



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