"It's over 9000!" We are happy to announce our special guest for ThunderCon 2016 - voice actor Brian Drummond, best known as the voices of Wolverine, Jetfire (Transformers:Cybertron), Geronimo Stilton, Ryuk (Death Note) etc as well as the original English voice of Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z! He's acted in Stargate SG-1, Smallville, X-Files and many, many, many more! Check out his impressive resume here!
Meet the WORDBURGLAR (Rapper & Comic Book Creator)
Wordburglar (aka Sean Jordan) is an award winning Canadian rapper and comic book creator. Known for his nerdy wordplay, sharp sense of humour and crowd-pleasing freestyles, ‘Burg has created a niche for himself with audiences across Canada and beyond. He is the creator of the indie comic books The Last Paper Route and Snakor’s Pizza and winner of a CBC Radio 3 Bucky Award for “Best Lyrics”, with five #1 albums on the National Earshot Charts and songs featured in “Mr.D”, "Trailer Park Boys", "Captain Canuck", "Forgive Me", “Molly Maxwell” and more. Find him at wordburglar.com and @Wordburglar
Meet Carlos Castillo of Castle Cosplay!
I'm a Colombian born cosplayer, banker by day, Super Saiyan by night, from downtown Toronto. I've been attending Cons for a little over a year, but like any other cosplayer, I always went all out for Halloween and looked for ANY reason to dress up. I attended a couple of cons in half made costumes in the past, but it wasn't until Toronto Comicon 2015 when I really was bit by the cosplay bug, and started my cosplay page/Instagram. As a kid growing up, I was obsessed (and still am) with Dragonball Z, so naturally that has been what my cosplays are normally centered around; although I do other ones from many different fandoms (particularly proud of my Crash Bandicoot Cosplay!). This will be my first time being a cosplay guest, and am so excited to meet everyone and help in planning amazing and fun activities during the day, and some crazy cosplay after dark parties!! ;)
Matthew Cimone and Paul Muzzin ARE Chasing Atlantis!
In July 2011, when space enthusiasts travelled the work to witness the epic closure of the space shuttle era, Matt Cimone began a three-year journey of discovering acceptance, belonging and himself. Joined by director and long-time friend Paul Muzzin, they endeavour to connect with sci-fi enthusiasts, pop culture icons and current/former space workers in an attempt to resuscitate a dream that is so far out that it may as well be in space!
Roxley Games specializes in games that are innovative. Whether it’s a new theme or a new mechanism, we strive to bring something different to the market under our brand. Roxley Games are also highly polished: we do not release games that are half baked, and do our absolute best to ensure the ones we do release are well balanced. Roxley Games is not only obsessed with creating well developed, highly polished games. We also only release games that feature stunningly beautiful art appropriately targeted to a game’s audience, and intuitive, sophisticated graphic design. https://roxley.com
Inside Up Games
Inside Up Games began before it was ever named, when board game enthusiast Conor McGoey was struck with an original game idea while lying awake one night. Luckily the striking didn’t leave any permanent bruising, just the foundation for “Summit” which would become this company’s first game. http://insideupgames.com
Dwarven Forge was founded in 1996 by artist Stefan Pokorny, a medieval fantasy devotee -- and an avid Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast. As a classically trained, professional painter and sculptor, Stefan decided to create "real" dungeon terrain that would equal his incredible 25mm tall hero figures. After many months of painstaking design, sculpting and painting, he introduced the world's finest pre-painted miniature terrain in 1996. Response from gamers was overwhelming! They loved the fact the pieces are fully hand-painted and ready to use out of the box. They marveled at how they could rearrange the pieces to depict an infinite number of fantasy settings. And they appreciated the amazing durability of his cast "polystone." Since then, Dwarven Forge has released many new sets – each fully compatible with the others, and each a new step forward in terrain design, yet maintaining a dedication to fine craft and excellent durability. Since 1996, thousands of loyal collectors have purchased Dwarven Forge sets for their miniature and RPG games, cool dioramas, and for the beauty of the product itself. These sets are built to last, and many collectors are now sharing them with their children and grandchildren. http://www.dwarvenforge.com
Get Your Geek On, Thunder Bay! 2023 at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition (CLE)!
Sat. September 9, 10:00am-6:00pm Sun. September 10, 10:00am - 5:00pm