BPL Online Comic Con

Join us September 1 - 18, 2021 for the BPL Online Comic Con® offering featured speaker videos and interactive Zoom meet-ups. Listen to keynote illustrators Zoe Si and Natasha Donovan share their career journeys and approaches to drawing and design. Visit our virtual Vendor Market to discover local authors and artisans. 

Online Schedule

Visit our Online Event Calendar - September 1 - 18 to access links to our video programs and live Zoom conference rooms. 

Wednesday, September 1 at 2pm Fan Art - Body Decoration with a Tattoo Artist
Thursday, September 2 at 2pm Cosplay Coffee Chat with Snowhawk Cosplay
Friday, September 3 at 2pm Juice Box Heroes
Saturday, September 4 at 10am Superhero Storytime
Saturday, September 4 at 2pm Purrfect Pets
Tuesday, September 7 at 2pm Authors and Artisans
Wednesday, September 8 at 2pm Comic Drawing with Enrique Bravo
Thursday, September 9 at 2pm Cosplay Coffee Chat with Paper Bag Cosplay
Friday, September 10 at 2pm Juice Box Heroes
Saturday, September 11 at 10am Superhero Storytime
Saturday, September 11 at 12pm Esports for Parents with Barrie Game On!*
Saturday, September 11 at 1pm Grab & Go: Comic Con Edition
Saturday, September 11 at 2pm Comic Con Feature: Natasha Donovan*
Wednesday, September 15 at 2pm Writer Talk with Matt Ringel
Wednesday, September 15 at 5:30pm Much Ado About Video Game Design w Barrie Game On!*
Thursday, September 16 at 2pm Cosplay Coffee Chat
Thursday, September 16 at 4pm Draw it with Marshall from the Drawing House*
Friday, September 17 at 2 pm Juice Box Heroes
Saturday, September 18 at 12pm Welcome to Archewood with Barrie Game On!*
Saturday, September 18 at 1pm Grab & Go: Comic Con Edition
Saturday, September 18 at 1pm Lit Loot Bag: Comic Con Edition*
Saturday, September 18 at 2pm Comic Con Feature: Zoe Si*
Saturday, September 18 at 3pm Cosplay Fan Meet-Up*

* Registration Required

Cosplay Chats

Tune in for interviews from a variety of experienced cosplayers, we'll discuss costume and prop making, best Cons to attend and local meet-up groups. 

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.

Paperbag Cosplay

Paperbag Cosplay is a family of 8 cosplayers ranging from 5 to 60 years old. Always budget conscious, they never shy away from a challenge but thrive to create fun family friendly cosplay while using affordable and recycled material. It’s a whole family affair - even the kids are involved in the creation process. They are previous winners of the Masquerade “Best in Show” at Anime North and have been actively working, for the past few years, at establishing a cosplay community in Simcoe County.

Alicia of Wonderland and Grayson Grid Cosplay

Alicia and Robbie bring years of cosplay experience to BPL Comic Con this year: as individuals, as a couple, and as part of larger groups.  They take pride in building their cosplays from scratch or by collaborating with other artists and makers.  While you can usually catch them at conventions around Ontario, this year you can keep up with them on Instagram!

Shop Online - Comic Con Vendor Market

Celebrate and support our vibrant community of makers. Browse the virtual market by looking through our list of vendors. Click on the links to shop online. Quote 'BPLCON21' at checkout, in their comments box or when contacting the Maker for shout-outs, savings* and fun! 

*Vendors offering Comic Con discounts are noted.

  • Alchemist and Druid Formulations - Alchemist & Druid Formulations is a two-person creative team from Ontario, making comics, illustration and prose. We like to dabble in different genres, including fantasy, horror, romance, and biology education; themes we enjoy include historical and/or Canadian settings, twists on classic mythology, and LGBT+ casts. We collaborate heavily on all aspects of our projects, from idea generation to the final product.
  • Art of Loc Nguyen - Loc is an artist, creative director and self-described coffee addict. For over a decade, he has been creating concept art, storyboard and character design for the film and television industry. He works mostly in digital and loves interacting and mentoring new artists. Loc offers cover/pin-up, sketch cover and character concept services, visit the website to see a sample of artwork, list of clients and published works.
  • Bad Beaver Comics - Matt is from the Ottawa, Ontario region. He’s the creator and writer of the FALLEN, a self published mythological noir mini-series, Veiled, a cosmic horror and Alice, a new Kickstarter series coming Fall 2021.
  • Doodle Bug Creations - Doodle Bugs are small characters drawn in the kawaii and chibi style. For those who are unfamiliar with these terms, kawaii (Japanese for cute) is an art style of characters that have giant eyes, made in rounded shapes, and simplistic features are hallmarks of one of the cutest forms of art. Chibi (Japanese slang for short) is a more detailed style of kawaii art. Some drawings done are original characters, while others are characters from movies and TV shows. These characters have been placed on bookmarks, postcards, pillows, posters, stickers, bags and more, shop the online store.
  • Drawing House - A drawing studio and art supply store offering quality art supplies and art instruction for all ages. We offer private drawing lessons, art classes, cartooning classes, and life drawing at our Mary street location in Barrie Ontario.
  • Enrique Bravo is a Venezuelan architect, graphic artist and fine artist. He has more than 30 year's experience in almost all facets of artistic expression: architectural rendering, comics, political cartoons, illustrations for magazines and books, portraits, murals and artistic painting. Awarded cartoonist, as a comic maker, he has been published in several print and digital media in Venezuela. In Canada, he's won Art Battles and other live painting tournaments, in Toronto and Barrie. Enrique has exhibited in Toronto, Barrie, London and Hamilton.
  • IBKART - IBK has been a Traditional Visual Artist for over 16 years. His love for animation since his childhood greatly influenced the themes of his works. He specializes in animation and pop culture art. He also practices realism and still life art as well. In his spare time away from work, you can find him exploring the next best anime, cartoon, movie or videogame to stimulate his creativity for a new drawing.
  • Kim's Creations - I'm a small hobby home business. I love to craft and make anything from jewellery, to sewing, and vinyl crafts. Let me know how I can help you!
  • MH Print Studio is proud to offer the cosplay and gaming community high quality 3D printed Helmets, Props, collectables, and miniatures. Spanning multiple fandoms, we're bound to have something that peaks your interest. For our larger items, they are offered as both a raw, straight off the printer finishing or we can sand it and prime it, so it's all ready for your personal touch! Lastly, if you don't find the item you are looking for, don't hesitate to contact us as we are always happy to get you the perfect piece! *Special Event Promo Code: Use code BPLCC for 10% off $75 or more.
  • Qarradune Books: Perspective Book Series - The Perspective series by Barrie authors Amanda Giasson and Julie B. Campbell shares one story from two very unique points of view. The Perspective book series is exciting, heart-stopping, and fascinating fantasy fiction filled with adventure, powerful and unique characters, and merciless villains. Follow Megan (from Canada) and Irys (from the world of Qarradune) as they run and claw their way through the labyrinths of military rule and enslavement in Kavylak and the strict societal confines of upper-class Syliza, while attempting to survive…for the sake of themselves and each other. The series so far includes novels “Love at First Plight”, “Second Wind”, “Third Time’s a Charmer”, and “So on and So Fourth”, novella “Thayn Varda: An Early Journal” and short story “It’s Early Days”. *Special Event Promo Code: BPL2021 for 21% Off all ebooks and other Perspective merchandise (t-shirts, hoodies, socks, and more).*
  • Ravefirell - Hello my name is Rui, I’m an artist from Barrie who loves My Hero Academia & BTS! Recently I’ve been getting into Omniscient Reader so expect to see some art from that ^o^. Currently offering prints, charms, stickers and enamel pins. For local meet-ups and drop-offs of items (to save on shipping fees), please email ravefirell@hotmail.com to schedule.
  • True Creations - At True creations every item is handmade by me! All fabric and yarn are sourced from Canadian manufacturers and distributors and that means more money is staying in Canada to support our community. Find everything from crochet play food, dice bags, hats and scarves, scrunchies, fabric face masks and more.
  • XII: of Magic & Muses- Kristen Kiomall-Evans is an artist and animator currently working out of Barrie, Ontario. She works as a full time developer for virtual simulations and e-learning. In her off time, she focuses on publishing her own comics: XII: Of Magic and Muses, and it's upcoming sequel XII: Of Rogues and Remnants. A story about magical girls taking out militarized conspiracies at xiicomic.com, as well as three anthologies – Threads, Threads: A Gallery of Rogues, Threads: Haunted as a member of the Spiderforest Comic Collective.

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