The Weekend is FULL of great opportunities! ThunderCon 2023 will be a full weekend so make sure you take advantage of the quick programming guide both here and at the door. Life is funny, and time is wibbly-wobbly, so make sure you check back in case there are changes. The drop-down menu gives you more detail on the variety of panels, demos, events and performances so take a gander and get your geek-face on!
The Promenade (aka the Heritage Building) featuring Thunder VR, Game Deck & Artist'sAlley Panels & Performances Kids Zone Science North (on Saturday) Rick's Droid Depot JK Creations Station
DiagonAlley (aka theColiseum) featuring Main Stage Panels & Performances Special Guest Panels DiagonAlley (Where Magic is Bought and Sold) PhotoOps & Autograph Sessions
Cosplay Contest Silver City Cineplex Schedule Boulder Bear Climbing Gym
RaccoonCity (aka the CardinalRoom) with a special HUGE zombified verison of Countdown Escape Room
TheKesselRun (aka the parking lot!) Food trucks A Medieval Encampment Thunder Guard Demos HEMA
plus so much more!
Paranormal Investigations - Join Lucky Paranormal as they explain some of the tools used in ghost hunting and examine some of the evidence they have gathered. Saturday 3:00 Promenade Stage, Sunday 2:00 Promenade Stage
Acting Fit: Join certified fitness coaches, Stacie Mistysyn and Grey Dickson, on how improving fitness levels helps with mental acuity, emotional wellness and physical strength, as well as helping shape life and career goals. Saturday 5:00 Main Stage
Introduction to Fantasy Languages - Professor Robert Dilley will discuss how Tolkien devised and based his language choices and the Klingon Pop Warrior will talk about the Klingon language and learning a sci-fi language. Sunday 1:00 Promenade Stage
Open Kid's Cosplay - Bring the kids out and let them show off not only their cosplay, but their acting skills, as they get into character. Saturday 4:00 Promenade Stage, Sunday 11:00 Promenade Stage
Stage vs. Beauty Makeup - This year's cosplay guest, Undeadly Designs, is joined by several local drag stars as they cover the differences between makeup for the stage and for beauty. Saturday 12:00 Promenade Stage
Star3 - C. Andrew Nelson, Teddy Kellogg and Alex Zahara take the stage for a moderated Q&A panel about their involvement in the 3 'Star' franchises - Star Trek, Star Wars and Star Gate. Sunday 11:00 Main Stage
GUEST Q&As - Join your favourite star in a moderated Q&A session, learn more about them, their work and the shows and movies/shows/books they worked on. Larry Hama:Saturday 1:00 Main Stage, Sunday 12:00 Main Stage Alex Zahara:Saturday 11:00 Main Stage Pat Mastroianni and Stacie Mistysyn (aka Degrassi!): Saturday 2:00 Main Stage, Sunday 1:00 Main Stage C. Andrew Nelson: Saturday 3:00 Main Stage
Prop Building - Con favourites Jamie Young and Rick Strickland will be answering questions about their respective building and using different mediums to achieve maximum effects. Sunday 12:00 Promenade Stage
Cosplay 101 - What is this magical thing called cosplay? Do I have to know how to sew to cosplay? How do I get started? Cosplay sounds like fun! Join our cosplay contest judges and friends as they discuss how to start creating and putting together costumes, as well as fun tips and tricks of the trade! Saturday 11:00 Promenade Stage
GAMING: Myth and Mockery - Enter the world of Gilandori for a live session of the whimsical Dungeons & Dragons play podcast. Saturday 12:30 - 3:30 Game Stage
GAMING: How to GM - Sit down and learn from veterans of tabletop gaming as they discuss how to get into being a Game Master for TTRPGs. Sunday 12:00 Game Stage
GAMING: Speed Painting - 3 painters, 1 hour! Speed painting explained and techniques used demonstrated. Models will be handed out at the end of panel to take home. Sunday 1:30 Game Stage
GAMING: Kickstart Your Game - Join some local independent tabletop game developers as they discuss and answer questions on how to get your game off the ground. Sunday 3:00 Game Stage
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