After meeting some of Crimson Dawn, a group of Klingons from Timmins at the Sudbury Graphic-Con last year, I followed them via social media and heard about the Timmins Comicon, which was held last weekend. Most of the events I hear about tend to be in southern Ontario, so I thought it might be interesting to try something more northern for a change.
The Timmins comicon was a large, two day event, and there was a steady stream of people all day, interspersed with moments where it seemed like everyone in town had shown up simultaneously! As we’ve experienced before, “con” people are typically very friendly and the Timmins crowd was no exception. I enjoyed chatting with many of the people I met there and made friends with a couple of other authors too.As we’ve found at other events, “con” people typically seem very friendly and the Timmins crowd was no exception, and I enjoyed chatting with people I met there and got to know a couple of other authors too.
There were some impressive costumes on display. I spotted Ironman, Spiderman, Wonderwoman, Batgirl, and not one–but two–Batmans (Batmen?), and there was even a fully working Batmobile! With plenty of photo opportunities some of the superheroes (and especially the batmobile) were surrounded by crowds almost constantly!
My favorite costume though has to be the 10 foot high Groot. This guy was seriously dedicated, wondering through the aisles for hours, lighting up the faces of kids or occasionally causing them to hide behind their parents 🙂 .
On the Saturday evening the Timmins Klingons were holding a charity auction to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Canada PTSD Service Dog program, and I was happy to donate some of my books to the cause. They also invited us to the event, which was a social affair at a local bar in the evening.
To say that partying with a bunch of Klingons is among the more unusual moments in my life would be an understatement to say the least, but with music provided by the incredibly talented Klingon Pop Warrior, it’s safe to say that no one parties quite like the Klingons! It was daft, it was goofy, it was fun, and 100% geeky, and the fact that it was in aid of such a good cause made it even better 🙂
All in all, it was a fun weekend, and now I’m looking forward to my local con coming up on June 9th!