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2020 Cancellation Announcement

It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the official cancellation of Kelowna Comicon 2020. Given the current concerns and regulations around large social gatherings and the information provided in BC’s Restart Plan, we have determined that it will not be possible to continue with our planned 2020 event. Rather than one large gathering, we have instead turned our attention to researching other options, such as online or smaller event ideas, that will comply with all current group gathering and social distancing regulations. Rest assured, though! KCC will be back in August 2021, and we’ll be bigger and better than ever! Not only will it be our first event in our new location, The Capital News Centre, but we will also be celebrating our 5th anniversary! We already have plans in motion to make sure our 5th anniversary is our most exciting year yet, and we can’t wait to share them with you all! To our attendees: thank you for your support during this time. Many of you have requested that your ticket(s) be deferred to our 2021 event next August. We are happy to offer that option to anyone who wishes to do so! Anyone who chooses this option will also be receiving a special gift at our 2021 event as a thank-you from us! To anyone who is unable to do so or does not wish to defer their ticket(s), we will also be extending a full refund. We ask that attendees please let us know their preferred option here: To our vendors: thank you for your support and continued communication. We are also offering to defer your booth payments to our 2021 event next August. Anyone who chooses to do so will guarantee themselves a spot at KCC 2021. To anyone who is unable to do so or does not wish to defer their payment, we will also be extending a full refund. We ask that vendors please let us know their preferred option here: We thank you all so much for your patience and support through these difficult times, and hope that you are all staying safe and healthy. You are the heart and soul of KCC, and we wouldn’t be here without you. Stay tuned for more information about our future endeavours! Questions? If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach us at: Sincerely, Your Friendly Neighbourhood

2021 Cancellation Announcement

We regret to announce the cancellation of Kelowna Comicon 2021. We were very hopeful that we would be able to host KCC 2021 this August. However, based on the information we have received from Interior Health about large-scale events, we have determined that KCC’s expected attendance is greater than allowed and would not comply with the current safety standards. Unfortunately, this means that KCC won’t be able to safely happen this year. Fortunately, it looks like there should be no issues going forward next year. As such, we are pleased to announce that we will be returning next August for KCC 2022! With the Capital News Centre as our new venue, look forward to next year being bigger and better than ever before. We hope to make it our greatest show to date! To all of our vendors and attendees who chose to defer their tickets/payments: thank you for your continuing support during these difficult times. We will be offering a full refund to everyone who chose to defer their payments to 2021. To our attendees: those of you who chose to defer your tickets were promised a special thank-you gift at our 2021 event. You will still receive your gift! Our team will be in touch with you about processing them soon. To our vendors: those of you who chose to defer your booth payments will be guaranteed a spot at KCC 2022 should you desire to return. We ask for your patience in the refunding process. Our team will begin right away, but it may take a bit of time for us to contact everyone. You will be notified as soon as your refund has been processed. Thank you all so much for your support through these turbulent times! Stay tuned for more updates about KCC 2022. Stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you all next year! If you have any questions or concerns you can reach us at: Sincerely, Your Friendly Neighbourhood

2023 Here We Come!!

That's right, Kelowna ComiCon is a go for the 19th and 20th of August, 2023 at the Capital News Centre! We've got lots of great things planned for this years event, and we can't wait to start sharing them with you very soon! Keep a close eye on this space and on our social media platforms for updates on tickets, registration, events, vendors, artists, guests, and so much more that you can expect to find at the 2023 Kelowna ComiCon!

2023 Press Badge Application

Thank you for your interest in obtaining a press badge for Kelowna ComiCon 2023. The following rules and information will guide you through the application process: Eligibility: Press badges are available only to members of the media who meet the following criteria: - You must be actively employed or engaged as a journalist, reporter, blogger, or photographer. - You should be able to provide samples of your work or present a valid press ID from a recognized media organization. - Freelancers and independent journalists are also welcome to apply, provided they can demonstrate their professional affiliation and purpose for attending. Application Process: To apply for a press badge, please fill out the online application form on our official website. Make sure to provide accurate and up-to-date information. Along with the application, you will need to submit supporting documents, such as a resume, portfolio, or press ID. These documents should clearly demonstrate your professional background and affiliation. After receiving your application, our team will review it thoroughly. Please allow up to two weeks for a response. If your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions. Press Badge Benefits: A press badge grants you complimentary public access to Kelowna ComiCon for all days of the event. As a badge holder, you will have access to designated press areas and opportunities for interviews, press conferences, and photo opportunities with guests and celebrities. Press badge holders will also receive a booklet containing event information, schedule, and other relevant materials. It is important to note that press badges do not grant early access or special privileges. They also do not allow you to bypass lines or cut queues. Furthermore, having a press badge does not guarantee you interviews, reserved seats at any specific event or access to autographs, including free autographs from guests. Press Badge Usage Guidelines: - Press badges are strictly personal and non-transferable. They cannot be shared or sold. - Badge holders are expected to conduct themselves professionally and adhere to journalistic ethics while covering the event. - Any interviews, photography, or audio/video recordings must be conducted with the consent of the individuals involved. - Press badge holders are encouraged to share their coverage of Kelowna ComiCon through their respective media channels, but it should be done in a responsible and respectful manner. We appreciate your interest in Kelowna ComiCon and value the contributions of the press in promoting the event. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact our team at We look forward to welcoming you at the event!

A.K. WIRRU - 2022 Guest-Cosplayer

Kelowna ComiCon welcomes international award-winning cosplayer, A.K. WIRRU to our Guest roster for 2022! A.K. WIRRU has to be the biggest cosplay name to hit the Okanagan convention circuit yet! Originally from Australia, A.K. WIRRU has made a name for himself not just as an award-winning cosplayer, but as a cosplay-builder as well. When he is not modelling his latest works, he is building not just cosplay, but tutorials on how to achieve his affects. You can find over 50 mini-tutorials on A.K. WIRRU's website, but that is just a fraction of what you can learn from his many cosplay books and patterns! With 70 competition awards to date, A.K. WIRRU is not just known for his ability, but is celebrated as well. Here are just some of the notable awards A.K. WIRRU has taken home: - World Cosplay Summit Grand Champion 2019 - World Cosplay Summit Team Australia 2019 - C2e2 Global Crown Championships of Cosplay Runner Up 2018 - Global Crown Championships of Cosplay OzComic-Con Australian Champion 2017 A.K. WIRRU now travels the world as a cosplay competition judge and workshop presenting guest. And as far as we're concerned, any pop-culture event should feel lucky to have him. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, here is another 6,000 words to describe this level of talent! "I found cosplay through my first anime convention in 2004 when I participated as a fan artist. Since then I have fallen in love with creating visually interesting costumes and paying tributes to characters I love from scratch. I started entering competitions in 2006 and got hooked into it. In 2014 I decided to make tutorials and now I’m hooked on teaching others about my craft." - A.K. WIRRU --- Make sure to follow/ subscribe to A.K. WIRRU on his social media. Links below! Social Media AKWIRRU.COM Sincerely, Your Friendly Neighbourhood


Kelowna Comicon is very proud to announce that the wonderful Andrew Buckley will be joining us this year!! Andrew Buckley is a traditionally published author of rather silly, yet enjoyable fiction for all ages.
​As an ex-pat Brit living in Canada, Andrew is a passionate nerd, movie-lover, avid reader, comic book geek, public speaker, professional writer, and dances a mean cha-cha. Andrew is also the co-founder and instructor at Wordsmith Academy, an online writing school. Check out their bio for more information! Some of Andrews amazing works include A Short Collection of Horrible Fairy Tales, Stiltskin, and Hair in All the Wrong Places! Social Media Sincerely, Your Friendly Neighbourhood


Good morning to our esteemed guests, exhibitors, attendees, and volunteers. As you all know, there is a lot happening in the Okanagan right now, most notably being the fires ravaging the West Kelowna and Glenmore areas. Many of those in attendance this weekend are being personally affected by these fires. Our hearts go out to you at this time. Kelowna has declared a state of emergency, and, while we would love to be a ray of sunshine this weekend, we feel that prioritizing the health and safety of our patrons is of the utmost importance. With this in mind, we have decided that the best course of action is to postpone the event this weekend. As a convention, we aim to be an inclusive and safe space for people to have fun and enjoy themselves. We feel that, with everything that is happening, many of our patrons would be unable to enjoy the experience of the convention. Our hope is that everyone be able to enjoy the event without fear. We are actively working to secure future dates, and will keep you posted. We are working hard to answer any and all questions, so we request and appreciate your patience in awaiting a reply. Once future dates are secured, we will update you on all of our social medias and through our website. We hope everyone stays safe. We send hugs and love to all those who are affected. Well wishes to you all, The KCC Family

Aaron Harrison - 2018 Guest-Creator

Creator announcement time! Aaron is well known for prop and costume builds specializing in leather armor fro some of the biggest shows on television. He currently builds armor and gear for the hit TV shows Arrow & DC's Legends of Tomorrow. Aaron has been in the props/costume industry for over 25 years, and has built for Stargate SG-1, Chronicles Of Riddick, and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, to name only a few. See his work at --- APPEARANCE TIMES
Aaron will be available both Saturday and Sunday Panel Schedule
Sunday: 11am-1145am The people behind Arrow's suit. with Andy Poon Social Media Sincerely, Your Friendly Neighbourhood

Akane Nightsong - 2019 Guest-Cosplayer

Cosplayer announcement time! Akane Nightsong is a Canadian based cosplayer, she's been cosplaying for 4 years but has just started her adventures traveling to conventions, she loves all things creative, Disney, anime, and meeting new people, wherever she goes a hug is welcome "I love the creativity of it all, seeing people's unique take on there fave characters, cosplay helped me find myself, which is funny since your dressing as someone else, but it's like you can embody the confidence and energy of the character you love and make it your own, I want to inspire people to be themselves, we are all uniquely made and should be proud of that. --- APPEARANCE TIMES
Akane Nightsong will be available Saturday and Sunday Panel Schedule
No panels currently scheduled. Social Media Sincerely, Your Friendly Neighbourhood

Akane Nightsong - 2022 Guest-Cosplayer

The Princess of Cosplay has returned! Akane Nightsong is coming to Kelowna ComiCon this year! Akane Nightsong is a Canadian based cosplayer who has been performing for 11 years now, she started off as a vocalist singing at multiple events, she always favored musicals and musical theater, she performed at Kiwanis music festival in Kelowna BC a yearly competition, in 2012, 2013, 2014, and recently the one in Alberta in 2019 in the musical theater category, winning first place all four years she competed as a soloist and first place for the two duets she performed in the same category with a fellow vocalist in 2013 and 2014. In 2014 was when she started performing/working as a princess starting up her own company A Fairy Tale Ending at 14, She has since performed all over as a princess, from countless birthday parties, special events and fundraisers, examples being; - Arion Therapeutic Farms (where she used to ride and work with horses) Winter Wonderland Fundraiser, - Yellowhead Regional Arts Festivals Journey Into Christmas event where she wrote and sang her own version of Let It Snow mixed with Let It Go as Elsa, - Hinton Alberta’s yearly Canada day Fohn Festival multiple times, and there Canada day parade on REMAX’s parade float dedicated to the Children's Stollery Hospital making miracles happen, decorated by her and her parents, though if you ask her, her parents are definitely the design and prop masters, they did belle 2020, Ariel 2021, and this year as Rapunzel, taking first place for best decorated float all 3 years. - She was also hired for A Children's Festival in Alberta, and by the Kelowna Dewey Cuttem and Howe Hair Company for a Special Olympics fundraiser on multiple occasions. - She was even flown out by Kelowna’s My Innov8 to Victoria BC for the festival of trees fundraiser for the children's hospital at the Bay Center Mall, and then was flown to the Vancouver children's hospital after to visit the children which she will say is always both heart melting and breaking but loves every second she can make them smile. “Being able to make others smile and laugh, especially during hard times, if I can do that even just for a moment, it brings me an unbelievable amount of happiness, and makes everything I do worth it, including facing my biggest fear, plains, and those sweet moments and extra-long hugs that you just know that person needed is very special. I love being able to bring a little magic to life with what I do, with that said I believe magic is all around us, it may not look like pixie dust or out of Harry Potter but it’s there, love, joy, laughter, acts of kindness, and so much more, it’s everywhere you just have to look for it, in both the big and small things in life, it can be really easy to miss and hard to see some days but it’s there especially if you believe” Akane discovered cosplay around 7 years ago, she fell in love with the community and creativity of cosplay immediately, and it has grown to become her passion and dream job since. She only recently started attending conventions in 2019, she attended Sakura Con her first convention “it was better than I dreamed, the overall excitement and support that everyone shared, and being there with my friends made it even more special” After that Akane attended 3 more conventions that year, Animethon, Edmonton Expo and then was invited as a guest to Kelowna ComiCon. Akane has become known for her unique take on characters, all of which she designs herself based on the characters; “I love putting my own spin on things, having something that's unique and recognizable to me while also staying true to the characters themselves, the designing process is so fun and also very time consuming, it can take me days or even months to finish a design that I’m happy with depending on the character, plus the time picking out materials, I’m very big on quality and attention to details, I like to go big and grand when I can, Then finally bringing it all to life in the end, it’s such a creative, and rewarding experience, I’m so grateful to the people who help me do it, it’s a LOT of time, work and energy but so worth it in the end, even if you lose a bit of your sanity along the way while gluing thousands of rhinestones to a dress till 4am, I definitely haven't done that before haha” She has also started dabbling in making her own original characters one being SoraNyx the witch who was originally created for a haunted house event held at the Hinton SPCA; “It was the first time I had ever done a haunted house or character like that, but my friend who worked there asked me if I would help because she knew playing characters is something I do and they needed a witch character to manage lines as well as pre scare people haha, it was something new and exciting so I said yes and boom my sassy, feisty witch was created” Akane was invited to another haunted house the year after and created The Grim Reapers daughter (not yet named) another O.C she wants to work more on bringing to life, she is hoping to post more original characters as she makes them. Akane loves meeting all the new people wherever she goes, and the friendships she makes along the way; “Seeing everyone and seeing other peoples creative takes on their favorite characters is fantastic and inspiring, cosplay has really helped me find myself, which is funny since your dressing up as someone else, but it’s like you can embody the confidence and energy of the character you love and make it your own, and I think there’s something truly magical about that, I want to be able to inspire people not only creatively with their cosplays, but also to be themselves and proud of the things they love and brings them joy including things a little more niche like cosplay, it’s so much better to be yourself and do what you love and brings you joy then be something you’re not and miserable, even if others don’t understand or judge you, I’ve been there and it sucks, but from my experience as hard as it can be, its way better to work on ignoring them and choosing your happiness, in the end we are all uniquely made and should be proud of that! I don’t know about you guys but I’m happy I never grew out of my fun dress up phase haha” - Akane Nightsong Send some love her way and check out Akane at the links below! Social Media P.S. While writing this, Akane and her family went on a lovely cosplay adventure with her friend Mina (which is actually her nickname, not just her cosplay). You can discover Mina on her Instagram: Make sure to jump over and share the love! Sincerely, Your Friendly Neighbourhood

Andy Poon - 2018 Guest-Creator

Creator announcement time! We are beyond ecstatic to introduce Andy Poon to K elowna ComiCon! Andy Poon is an art director and concept designer living in Vancouver BC, involved in between both animation and live action world. Currently freelancing as a concept illustrator for Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow making sure the Heroes are fighting in style on screen while making sure comic fans like himself are satisfied. Andy has been focusing on art direction and visual development in animation/toy properties such as Stormhawks, Hotwheels, Slugterra, Monster High, Maxsteel, Blaze and the Monster Machines for the last decade. Before that, he was still working diligently with DC on the concept illustrations for Smallville's characters. APPEARANCE TIMES
Andy Poon will be available Saturday and Sunday Panel Schedule
Sunday: 11am-11:45am
"The people behind Arrow's suit with Aaron Harrison" Social Media Sincerely, Your Friendly Neighbourhood

Anndi McAfee - 2018 Guest-Celebrity

Celebrity announcement time! Anndi is most notably remembered as voices for: Cera in the Land before Time movies, Emily Wong in Mass Effect, Ashley Armbruster on Recess, Phoebe on Hey Arnold, Carrie Kelly in The New Batman Adventures, Lebreau in Final Fantasy XIII and Lauren Taylor on Baywatch as well as voice credits in many other video games and television shows such as cloudy with a chance of meatballs, Saints row, Everqust and Samurai Jack. --- APPEARANCE TIMES
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