BPL Comic Con

2019 Barrie Public Library Comic Con®

Our 4th annual Barrie Public Library Comic Con® takes place on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Over 2,000 people attend each year for vendors, artists, cosplay contests, workshops, digital quests, VR and more. Free admission and fun for all ages!

Check out our 2019 BPL Comic Con® Flyer for schedule of workshops and programs, cosplayers, vendors and more. 

Thanks to Five Points Media for creating this fun promo video for our 2019 event:

Barrie Public Library Comic Con® is in partnership with the City of Barrie's Game On! event. 

® Comic Con is a registered trademark of San Diego Comic Convention. Used with permission.

Schedule of Events

Main Stage Schedule

10:00 - 11:00am Cosplay Corner: Lightning Talks with host Ed Campbell
11:00 - 11:30am Drew J. T. Smith: Designing Worlds and Character Development
11:30am - 12:00pm Paper Bag Cosplay: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle: Cosplay on a Very Tight Budget
12:00 - 12:30pm Loc Nguyen, Digital Artist: Concept Art, Storyboard & Character Design
12:30 - 1:00pm Gaming Spotlight
1:00 – 1:30pm Jon Merchant: Game Designer
1:30 - 2:00pm Drawing House Artist Panel: Cartoon Character Basics
2:00 - 2:30pm Drawing House Teen Cosplay Costume Competition
2:30 – 3:00pm OMG Games Adult Cosplay Costume Competition, Presentation & Awards
3:00pm Event Closing Remarks


Kid's Floor Schedule

10:00 - 10:30am Superhero Storytime
10:30 - 11:15am BRICKAWESOME! LEGO Star Wars
11:15 - 11:45am Costume Parade & Contest
1:00 - 1:45pm Paperbag Cosplay Presents: A Family Affair: Cosplaying with Kids
1:00 - 3:00pm Superhero Crafts

Featured Cosplayers

Thor - Snowhawk Cosplay
SnowHawk Cosplay is a Barrie area cosplayer who has been cosplaying for over 6 years.  His work has been featured twice on Marvel.com for "Costoberfest" and has been involved in various events like the Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade and the Guelph Santa Claus Parade.

Sword Art Online - Paper Bag Cosplay
Catherine, Marie and Hudson are part of a cosplay group formed by 8 family members stretching across 3 generations. For BPL Comic Con®, they’ll be cosplaying as characters from the anime Sword Art Online.

Nuff Props - Winston Cooper Jr.
Winston Cooper Jr. has been cosplaying and creating props for 4 years, and has won awards at Fan Expo Toronto, Orillia Comic Con and BPL Comic Con®. He runs a business under the name Nuff Props.

Captain America – Alex Harris
Alex Harris is a fan of all sorts of different movies, TV Series, and comic books. Alex started getting into sewing and crafting about 7 years ago, and has been creating his own cosplays ever since.

Halo - Dan Ford & Tristan Schenk
Tristan Schenk is part of the 405th halo costuming community, and has been cosplaying for about two years, working on projects from Halo and R6 siege to Zelda.

Heather Armstrong
Heather is thrilled to return to BPL Comic Con® as Wonder Woman. She also has a love for the renaissance, and has been attending renaissance fairs in the U.S. since 2003.