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Celebrity Guest - Brendan Hunter

Kelowna ComiCon is thrilled to announce that the talented Brendan Hunter , who unfortunately had to cancel last year due to the devastating fires will be returning this year. We’re very excited to welcome them to Kelowna! After 20 years as a professional voice actor for anime, cartoons and video games, BRENDAN HUNTER has been in many iconic and influential products from around the world. Perhaps best know as Hisoka's english VA from the original Hunter X Hunter ("99 dub"), he started in Dragon Ball GT (Uub/Oob), followed quickly by Tien Shinhan in Dragon Ball, with roles in Megaman Powered Up, the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, Viper's Creed, and many more. Brendan can now be heard and seen in numerous films, video games, TV shows, etc. You may have even loved to hate him as Austin the Butler in Gardenscapes... sorry. It’s been great to play Dr. O on Cardfight! Vanguard, and many of the card's monster voices, as well as on shows like Futurecard Buddyfight (Jin Magatsu) and LBX as the villainous Devin. Professional actor since 8 months old, Brendan has loved doing lead and supporting roles in Hunter X Hunter (Hisoka), Scan2Go (Dradd), DICE (Robert Clapice), Deltora Quest (Sorcerer Oacus), Gregory Horror Show (Judgment Boy), Hoop Days, Jubei-Chan 2, Di Gi Charat Nyo!, Pretty Cure, Dynasty Warriors Gundam 1, 2&3, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, “MegamanX: Powered Up” VG (Elec Man), Ladies Vs Butlers (Toichiro), and many others. More info at www.brendanhunter.com , or imdb/google him! ROLES "99 dub/original" Hisoka VA for Hunter X Hunter. Tien Shinhan and Uub from Dragon Ball and DBGT. Dr O from Cardfight Vanguard Elecman from Megaman Powered Up Banagher Links from Mobile Suit Gundam video games Juna/Edgedale from Pretty Cure Kareida from Digi Charat Nyo https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=32311 for more RATES $25 per signed 8x10 or 2 for $40 Personal items: first one free, $25 per after Funko: $50 per Funko's will be for sale at $80 (custom signed and comes with a signed 8x10 print) So don't miss out on the opportunity to meet Brendan at Kelowna ComiCon 2024! Swing by and say hi, and uncover all the fantastic things we have in store for you. SOCIAL MEDIA www.brendanhunter.com https://www.facebook.com/brendanhunteractor https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2082436/ https://twitter.com/brendan_hunter

Celebrity Guest - David Sobolov

Kelowna ComiCon is overjoyed to share that David Sobolov, who regrettably had to postpone last year because of the tragic fires, will be joining us again this year. We can't wait to welcome them back to Kelowna! David Sobolov is the English voice of Kaido in One Piece.  He’s also the voice Of Apelinq, Battletrap and Rhinox in Paramount’s  Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.    David is the voice of Volibear in the video game League of Legends, Gorilla Grodd on Cw’s The Flash, and Drax in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy animated series.    You’ll hear David as The Centurion in Alita: Battle Angel, multiple Klingons in Star Trek Into Darkness, various creatures in Dungeons and Dragons, Honor Among Thieves, and as one of the Reavers in Serenity.   In addition to Volibear, David has voiced roles in over 90 video games including, Lobo (Injustice), Dr. Fate (Injustice 2), Black Knight (Fortnite), The Arbiter (Halo Wars), Azmodan (Heroes of the Storm, Diablo III and IV), Lt. Vasquez (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare), and Bumbleblast (Skylanders).   Classic roles include Upgrade and Vin Ethanol on Ben 10 (Cartoon Network), Tatsurion the Unchained on Kaijudo (The Hub), Robocop on Robocop Alpha Commando (Syndication), Lord Tyger on Spider-Man Unlimited (Fox Kids), and Spookie Jar on Sabrina: The Animated Series (ABC's One  Saturday Morning ).   David studied acting with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and is represented by CESD.   ​ Grab your tickets today to come and meet the one and only David Sobolov, get autographs and have your collectible Funk Pops personally signed! SOCIALS It’s A Sine, Inc. - Itsasine.com https://www.sobolov.com/ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0811875/

Celebrity Guest - Michael Coleman

Exciting news! Michael Coleman, who had to cancel last year because of the terrible fires, will be returning this year for Kelowna ComiCon 2024. We're absolutely thrilled to have them come back to Kelowna! Award-winning actor/writer/director/educator, Michael Coleman has worked for some of the biggest franchises in the world, including Marvel, Disney, DC, and several top anime series. His work includes numerous animated titles such as Hello Kitty, Dragonball Z, Inuyasha, and Gundam. He voiced Sunspot on X-Men: Evolution and worked in several top live action series such as Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, Stargate, and Fringe. Michael has written, directed, and starred in musical theatre productions (based on parodies of Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings), and has performed Shakespeare on various stages. Michael is also the founder of Story Institute and educates professional actors around the world. Currently Michael has multiple projects in development for different OTT networks and Hallmark. He continues to work extensively as an actor, writer, and director, as well as finding lots of time to mentor the next generation of storytellers who are looking to pursue similar goals. If you believe your happiest place is performing or creating stories and you want to be a part of this amazing community, we cannot wait to meet you! Social Media https://storyinstitute.ca/michael-coleman-actor/ https://twitter.com/1MichaelColeman

Celebrity Guest: Kimberley Anne Campbell

Great news! Despite having to cancel last year because of the dreadful fires, Kimberley Campbell will be returning this year. We're eagerly looking forward to her visit to Kelowna for Kelowna ComiCon 2024! Known for her remarkable contributions to a range of anime series, movies, and video games, Campbell has captured the hearts of fans with her exceptional vocal performances. Join us as we explore the notable roles and achievements of this esteemed artist, and get ready to meet her in person at Kelowna ComiCon. Kimberley is most well known for her portrayal of the delightful Archon of Sumeru: Nahida in Genshin Impact, the mischievous and spirited protagonist Nagatoro in Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro, Argo in Sword Art Online : Progressive, Frederica Rosenfort in 86, and many more amazing characters! Kelowna ComiCon provides fans with an incredible opportunity to meet Kimberley Anne Campbell in person. Attendees can engage in interactive panels, Q&A sessions, and autograph signings. It's a chance to gain insights into Campbell's craft, learn about her experiences in the industry, and celebrate her contributions to the world of voice acting. Don't miss the chance to meet and interact with this remarkable voice actress at Kelowna ComiCon, where you can celebrate her talent and passion firsthand. Socials: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5280239/ https://twitter.com/kixee?lang=en https://hear.kim/ https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=167040

ComiCraft Zone

Kelowna ComiCon isn't just for hardcore fans and collectors—it's a place where people of all ages can come together to celebrate their love for pop culture and unleash their creative side. In the heart of the convention, you'll find an area brimming with exciting workshops and crafts tailored for kids and families. So come relax and unwind before your favourite panel at our ComiCraft Zone! The crafts area at Kelowna ComiCon is a hub of creativity, designed to engage and entertain attendees of all ages. Whether you're a child eager to explore your artistic talents or a parent seeking quality time with your little ones, this area offers an array of hands-on activities that encourage self-expression and imagination. Step into a world of creativity as talented instructors guide participants through various fun and exciting craft areas. The workshops and crafts area is a treasure trove of kid-friendly activities that will ignite the imaginations of young attendees. From perler beads and colouring to, caricatures, and more. Attendees will have the chance to unleash their inner artists and bring their favorite characters to life. These hands-on experiences foster creativity, fine motor skills, and a sense of accomplishment, all while having a blast. Kelowna ComiCon's workshops and crafts area provides an ideal setting for families to bond and relax over shared interests and creative pursuits. The ComiCrafts Zone at Kelowna ComiCon is designed to be inclusive and accessible to attendees of all ages and skill levels. Knowledgeable instructors and volunteers are on hand to provide guidance, encouragement, and support, ensuring that everyone feels comfortable and confident in their creative endeavors. Kelowna ComiCon's ComiCrafts Zone offers a haven of creativity and entertainment for attendees of all ages. From engaging workshops to kid-friendly crafts, this space fosters imagination, self-expression, and family bonding. Whether you're a child discovering your artistic talents or an adult looking to unleash your inner creative, this vibrant area provides a wealth of opportunities to explore, learn, and create lasting memories. So, grab your roll up your sleeves, and get ready for an unforgettable artistic adventure at Kelowna ComiCon.

Cosplay Contest 2024!

Showcasing the best of the best Kelowna Comicon is proud to bring you our Annual Cosplay contest! Competitive cosplayers strive to hone their craft and what better way to show off their talents by entering our annual cosplay contest! This contest will be open to ages 13 and up and will aim to show off some amazing craftsmanship! So join up or come support your favorite cosplayer by watching the show! Just watching the show? Date: June 22nd Time: 4pm Location : Main stage See our schedule for more details Looking to Take Part? Ages: 13 and up Prizes : Best in Show Best Individual, Masters Best Individual, Journeyman Best Individual, Novice 3 Judges Choice Novice level cosplays must be at least 60% handmade by either the entry or group, Journeyman level cosplays must be at least 70% handmade, and Masters level cosplays must be at least 80% handmade. If entering as a group each participant must have contributed to the group cosplay unless specifically noted. If you are the crafts person and not modeling your own creation please note that in your application, models are accepted but only the entrant will be judged unless entering as a group. If you wish to enter a heavily altered store bought cosplay you MUST provide explanations and examples of how you altered it. Commissioned and bought costumes or costumes mostly made up of bought general clothing are not accepted for cosplay contest entries barring the exceptions above. If you would like to enter the cosplay contest with no judging, just to go on stage and show off your cosplay,  please apply the normal way with the application form but state walk on only in your application.  CLICK BELOW TO SEE ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS Categories: NOVICE Equivalent to Beginner. All contestants are eligible to compete in the Novice category unless they have competed and won a major award in a Novice/Beginner category or higher at a previous craftsmanship competition at any major convention. JOURNEYMAN Equivalent to Intermediate Contestants who have competed but never placed in a Journeyman category, and contestants who have won a major award in Novice at a previous competitions are eligible to compete at this level. MASTERS Equivalent to Advanced or Professional. Contestants who have competed and won major awards in Journeyman or higher categories at previous competitions are eligible to compete at this level. If you believe your cosplay does not fit into any of these categories easily(such as you believe you belong in Masters when you have not won any prior awards), please contact us at cosplay@kelownacomicon.com and we can place you in the best category for you. Contest applications will be closed end of day June 18th, 2024 to give us time to address all concerns and time limits. With all applications we will need: A full description of your cosplay with examples of your work(if possible), and if possible work in progress photos for our judges(if you would like to send more than 3 photos please send them to cosplay@kelownacomicon.com ). Please include the name of your character and the series they are from if applicable. A 30 second sound bite that you would like us to play while you strut the stage. The strut will consist of whatever you would like to do within that time frame, as long as it falls under the safety guidelines. Your stage performance will in no way effect the outcome of the contest. Just have fun. If you would like to apply for more time(ie, you would like to perform a skit on stage for fun) please contact us at cosplay@kelownacomicon.com and we can discuss those options. The name you would like to use on stage Which category and level you are entering(ie. Novice, Journeyman, Masters)
Click Here To Enter Due to time restrictions and other concerns not all applicants may be accepted. Please make sure to apply in a timely manner so your entry can be reviewed. Again the deadline for entry is June 18th, 2024. Costume, Weapons & Props Rules Due to the fact it is a family-friendly event and we want to be safe there will be restrictions for the contest. Note in particular that metal blades (sharp or blunt), working projectile weapons, and wooden or metal bats & paddles are all forbidden, as well as any outfits deemed unfit for a family-friendly environment( ie: nudity, exposed costume or prosthetic genitalia. Adult fetish attire such as extreme BDSM gear is also unsuitable.) If you are unsure if your costume is acceptable email cosplay@kelownacomicon.com ) CLICK BELOW TO SEE ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS

D&D Mini Sessions with Next Session

Kelowna ComiCon is happy to announce Next Session will be hosting 2 hour Dungeons and Dragons sessions for Kelowna ComiCon 2023! Next Session is a for-hire service of professional Game Masters that aim to provide a fun, positive and safe place to experience tabletop roleplaying. Whether this is by joining one of their public play games hosted by several local businesses or for your group of friends that want to play. They offer all kinds of different services to facilitate the needs of players so check them out and reach out to learn more! LOOKING TO PARTICIPATE AT KELOWNA COMICON 2024? Long have goblins lived in the shadows of the nearby kingdom, forced to scrounge for anything they can muster to survive. But no more! You are part of a ragtag team of goblins as they prepare to pull off the most intense heist of their lives. You and the other players will take on the roles of goblins with special abilities as you break into a nobles home to relieve them of their precious valuables. But watch out! The nobles have their own tricks up their sleeves from keeping out unwanted guests. Players of all skill-level are welcome, characters and dice will be available for everyone to join! Book now to reserve your space and desired time slot! TO PREBOOK YOUR SPOT IN A GAME CLICK BELOW SOCIALS: Website: https://nextsessionttrpg.square.site/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nextsessionttrpg/ Discord: https://discord.gg/5xRdkKkJZ4 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nextsessionttrpg/

DAILY COSPLAY PARADES!

It’s time to bring down your families and help your kids don their best costumes for our cosplay parades! Led by some of our wonderful local cosplayers, superheroes and princesses the parade will assemble at cosplay corner. It will then proceed around the hall ending at the main stage so the kids can and show off their amazing cosplays to all! Time to Gear Up! Date : Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd Line-Up : 12:45pm Parade : 1:00pm Ages : ALL AGES WELCOME! FAMILIES ENCOURAGED Sincerely, Your Friendly Neighbourhood

Guest Cosplayer - Cerberus

We're thrilled to announce that Cerberus, a award winning local cosplayer, will be making a triumphant return for Kelowna Comicon 2024 after being unable to attend last year due to the devastating fires. Cerberus is a Kelowna-based cosplayer who focuses on wig-styling and makeup. She started with closet cosplays and learned how to make props and style wigs before getting more into sewing and costume-making. In order to reduce waste in cosplay, she prioritizes using materials she already has and re-using wigs, base outfits, and props. Kelowna ComiCon is excited to have the opportunity to support such a talented local cosplayer! SOCIAL MEDIA https://www.tiktok.com/@cerberus_cos?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/cerberus_cos/ https://twitter.com/cerberus_cos

Guest Cosplayer - Formative Fox

Amidst the excitement, we're thrilled to share that Formative Fox, will be returning for Kelowna Comicon 2024 after facing the setback of the devastating fires last year. With a passion for marine biology and ocean life, Formative Fox brings a unique flair to their cosplay creations that is as awe-inspiring as it is imaginative. People everywhere recognize the talent and detail that goes into every one of their creations. their original characters and makeup looks frequently incorporate their love of the ocean, showcasing their creativity and attention to detail. With over four years of experience, Formative Fox has developed expertise in blacklight makeup and lighting to incorporate the glow of the ocean into their creations. They bring this spectacular skill into their photography as well as short videos, adding an otherworldly effect to every piece. Their cosplay exemplifies bioluminescence at its finest! Look forward to seeing their amazing skills in person at KCC 2024! SOCIAL MEDIA https://formativefox.com/home https://www.instagram.com/formativefox/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@formativefox?lang=en https://twitter.com/formativefox?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Guest Cosplayer - HoyzaCoz

Join us in welcoming back HoyzaCoz, an enthusiastic cosplayer, for Kelowna Comicon 2024! Despite missing out last year due to the tragic fires, we're excited to see his imaginative cosplays once again. Vancouver based creator - Hoyzacoz has been in the cosplay community since 2015 after developing an addiction for the hobby after his first con, he immediately arrived home to craft his first cosplay and has been at it on a daily basis. Hoyza prides himself in being able to construct his cosplays with dollar store items, such as cheap EVA foam, thrifted fabric and is a master of the hot glue gun. In fact, every cosplay he has created has cost under $120!
There is no costume or character Hoyza fears creating. EVA armor and weapons are his specialty, but he is also a keen sewer, wigmaker and painter.


He won 1st place once at a Halloween Cosplay contest with his Zinogre (Monster Hunter) armor in Vancouver.
Having guested once at the Harrisburg PopComicCon in Pennsylvania before COVID hit, he is incredibly thrilled to share his craft and enthusiasm again at cons. Some of his favourite franchises include- The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Final Fantasy, Metroid, Kingdom Hearts etc SOCIAL MEDIA https://www.instagram.com/hoyzacoz/?hl=en https://m.twitch.tv/hoyzacoz/home https://linktr.ee/hoyzacoz

Guest Cosplayer - Kenzumii

We are thrilled to share that Kenzumii, an enthusiastic cosplayer, will be making a triumphant return after missing last year's Kelowna Comicon due to the tragic fires. We can't wait to see her amazing costumes! Kenzumii is a highly talented and spirited cosplayer hailing from the vibrant city of Toronto. With an unwavering passion for video games, anime, and fantasy, Kenzumii draws inspiration from these realms to create captivating and immersive cosplay experiences. What sets Kenzumii apart is her relentless pursuit of creativity and attention to detail. She takes great delight in elevating her designs through the inclusion of unique embellishments, such as intricate beadwork and cutting-edge electronics. Her commitment to craftsmanship goes hand in hand with her advocacy for sustainable cosplay practices, as she actively promotes the reduction of waste and imparts valuable lessons on ecological sustainability within the cosplay community. While Kenzumii excels in armor and wig making, her expertise extends far beyond these realms. She possesses a broad range of craftsmanship skills and continuously expands her knowledge base. Her dedication and skill have earned her numerous awards, both for her exemplary craftsmanship and captivating performances. Kenzumii's talent and passion have also propelled her onto the global stage. She has fearlessly competed in prestigious international competitions, including the renowned Masters of Cosplay and Cosplay Central Crown Championships, where her talent shines through, leaving audiences in awe. Kenzumii is a dynamic force within the cosplay community, bringing together her creativity, expertise, and advocacy in a harmonious blend. She is not only an exceptional cosplayer but also a source of inspiration and a true ambassador for the craft. So, join us in welcoming Kenzumii, as she continues to captivate hearts and minds with her exceptional cosplay artistry and infectious enthusiasm. SOCIAL MEDIA https://instagram.com/_kenzumii?igshid=Mzc1MmZhNjY= https://www.tiktok.com/@_kenzumii?_t=8b0eWdFdV2r&_r=1

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