BPL Comic Con

Our 2017 BPL Comic Con was a huge success! We had over 2,000 people attend this free, family-friendly event that showcases and highlights the pop culture community in Barrie.

2018 BPL Comic Con

SAVE THE DATE for our 3rd annual BPL Comic Con®! It will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018. For vendor or artist inquiries, please email laura.lafleshe@barrie.ca and katherine.coy@barrie.ca

Game On!
This year we're excited to be partnering with Game On!, the City of Barrie's annual gaming event. We'll be spread out at 3 locations in Barrie - the Downtown Branch of the Barrie Public Library, City Hall Rotunda, and the Five Points Theatre presented by Pratt Homes & Development.

Game On! will include retro gaming, VR, local game developers, video game competitions and more.

Convention Rules

  • All Barrie Public Library policies apply to convention goers.
  • All costumes/cosplay must be appropriate for viewing by all ages.
  • Cosplay is not consent; no hugging or touching without consent.
  • No real, functional, or realistic looking weapons may be used as props.
  • We reserve the right to ask people with realistic looking weapons to leave the library.
  • No projectiles that can be fired are allowed on the premises, including NERF style dart/arrows.
  • No pets are allowed, even in costume.
  • Behaviour which is disruptive, abusive, insulting, harassing or threatening to library users, staff or volunteers is prohibited. Anyone who is seen as a threat to the safety or enjoyment of library facilities will be asked to leave.
  • If you feel unsafe at any time, speak to library staff, volunteers or security.

Special Guests

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Featured Cosplayers

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Artist Alley

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Schedule of Events

Time Angus Ross Room Picture Book Area Kids Floor  Oro Room Roof Garden Magazine Area Teen
9:30-10:00     Face Painting Sketches by Sam Noir        OMG Game Zone


 VR Gaming

10:00-10:30 True North Nerds Live! Podcast Superhero Storytime  Crafts for Kids with MacLaren Art Centre   Diversity in Comics & Graphic Novels
10:30-11:00 Kids Costume Parade  
11:00-11:30 Comic Book Storytime w/ J. Torres   Superhero Fan Meet Up  
12:30-1:00 Drawing Workshop w/ Marshall Geddes          
1:00-1:30   Jedi Training     Jedi Training   How Super heroes Changed Film
2:00-2:30 Writing for Comics w/ J. Torres      
3:00-3:30           Costume Contest
3:30-4:00          Closing Announcements in Flex Space


Coming soon!

Prize Draws

  • BPL Comic Con® attendees will receive a ballot upon entering
  • Each person must fill out the ballot with their contact information and place it in the box corresponding to the prize they wish to win
  • Ballots will be collected from 9:30am – 4:30pm on Saturday, September 23 only
  • The draw for prizes will occur on Monday, September 25 
  • Winners of the prize draws will be notified by telephone/email and will have 24 hours to respond before another winner is drawn
  • Winners are responsible for picking up their prizes
  • Winners may specify which location (Downtown or Painswick) they would like to pick up their prizes.

Cake Silent Auction

  • Each cake will have a bid sheet in front of it. The minimum bid is listed on the top of the bid sheet.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to bid on a cake.
  • The bidding will start at 9:30am and close at 2:00pm on Sept 23 only.
  • Winning bids will be posted at 2:10pm on Sept 23
  • Winners will have between 2:30-3:30 on Sept 23 to claim their cake
  • All cakes must be paid for and picked up before 4:00pm on Sept 23
  • All sales are final, and all cakes are sold “As Is”
  • More detailed instructions of the bidding/winning process are available at the cake display

Community Partners