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Montreal Comiccon 2016 Part 1

Montreal Comiccon Nichelle Nicols | Gamerwife.com

Although I haven’t been able to travel to any conventions this year, I did make a point of buying a ticket from Montreal Comiccon 2016. Not nearly as big as SDCC or even something like Wondercon, Montreal Comiccon is slowly growing in size and reputation. In particular they’re investing a lot in having a strong video game presence, with a lot of people I know serving on panels or showing their games.

Montreal Comiccon Cosplay Eliot and ET | Gamerwife.com The day started with Geek Girl Brunch Montreal’s annual pre-Comiccon Dim Sum brunch, where I stuffed myself silly, despite less than stellar service. It took forever to find someone to take our order and when things did come they were often incorrect. Half the time we didn’t notice and just ate whatever was at the table we were so tired of waiting. I think next year we’re going to choosing a new venue.

Montreal Comiccon 2016 Cosplay Star Trek Galaxy Dress | Gamerwife.com We also had a comic book exchange as part of the brunch, but more on that in Part 2 of my wrap up when I share all of my amazing loot. At the convention itself I was most interested in trolling for amazing fan art and finding the very best cosplay.

Montreal Comiccon 2016 Cinderella Stepsisters Cosplay | Gamerwife.com I really love when people are creative with their cosplay, such as the couple dressed as Elliot with E.T. and a scary science guy. So fun! Apparently the day before I’d missed someone dressed as Matt the Radar Technician and later that day someone had spotted Septa Unella (a.k.a. Septa Shame).

Montreal Comiccon 2016 Falcon | Gamerwife.com Most of the day was spent with my friend Anne in artist’s alley. Rick had commissioned me to find some Witcher art as it’s one of the few franchises we both love that we don’t already own art for. However, despite trolling the aisles for HOURS I could not find one stitch of Witcher art. Nada. Zilch.

Montreal Comiccon 2016 Fallout Cosplay | Gamerwife.com Despite that, I still managed to go a little goofy with the art purchases. So much so that I had to move all of that into another post.

Montreal Comiccon Nichelle Nichols | Gamerwife.com The only panel I managed to make it to was Nichelle Nichols which was fun. It’s nice to see such an icon up close.

Montreal Comiccon Star Trek Cosplay | Gamerwife.com Being that both Shatner and Nicols were guests of honor this year, there was quite a bit of Star Trek cosplay. I have to say I was pretty jealous, as this is one of my dream cosplays. One day.

Montreal Comiccon 2016 Indie Alley Flinthook | Gamerwife.com After Nichelle Anne and I returned to artist’s alley to finish up our shopping and say ‘hi’ to the folks in indie alley. Tribute was there showing Flinthook, which looks amazing. I got a great surprise running into some developers I’d met at a game jam as a judge. Apparently they were so encouraged by our reaction to their game that they continued development on it and will be releasing it soon!

Montreal Comiccon 2016 Life Is Strange Chloe Cosplay | Gamerwife.com Since I only went one day, I didn’t get to do very much, but I did spot this amazing Chloe (Life Is Strange) cosplay on the way out and it made my day.

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12 Comments

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    B
    July 13, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I love the E.T. cosplay! That sucks that your dinning experience was bad. But sounds like the con was a blast!

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      Mariko
      July 13, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      At least the food was tasty. Sadly the crap service meant our brunch went extra long, which meant less time at the con, but overall it was a pretty great day. 🙂

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    kaycreate
    July 13, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Looks like a good day (other than crappy food service D:) – love the cosplay pics! And I think buying tons of art is necessity for any con haha.

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      Mariko
      July 13, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Indeed. I did have grand plans to buy some actual *comic books*, but they were quickly overtaken by art.

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    Dina Farmer
    July 13, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Sorry the photoboming in the back of Chloe’s picture. I was like what is going on back there!?!? It looks like you had an amazing time there!!! I can’t wait to read the rest of the report.

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      Mariko
      July 14, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      Hahaha. I honestly hadn’t even noticed until you mentioned it, now I can’t unsee…

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        Dina Farmer
        July 15, 2016 at 4:58 am

        Hehehe it was the first thing I noticed. I think all that schooling with photography gets my eyes all over the frame. It’s still a good photo but now with a funny element!

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    Fiona
    July 14, 2016 at 5:16 am

    One day I’m going to get to a comic con! I love the amount of effort peeps put into their costumes. I know I often get a little scare asking peeps for photos so I appreciate when others do!

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      Mariko
      July 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      I always use it as an opportunity to tell people about my blog. It helps a bit if you come across as professional and polite.

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    Jane Y.
    July 26, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    I was thinking of asking Yangkyu to dress up as Elliot and Piri as ET inside his carriage (kinda looks like a bicycle basket) this Halloween 🙂

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      Mariko
      July 28, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      That would be brilliant! You could be the evil scientist guy! Or Gertie! Pigtails FTW.

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