The weekend of November 16th-18th will be a very busy and exciting weekend for gamers and Sci-Fi fans! GENRECON, our neighbours in Guelph, are hosting their 2012 conference at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, and have a non-stop action packed weekend planned that will keep everyone entertained from Friday right through to Sunday! There will be workshops, panel discussions, cosplay competition, a film festival, media guests offering autographs, photo sessions and Q&A’s, dealers room, video game competitions, living universe roleplaying campaign, vendors (including a few favourites from Cambridge, namely Rowan Photography Studio and Black Orchid Designs) card and board game competitions, book readings and signings, room parties, official elemental parties… and more!
GENRECON promises their intentions as wanting “to celebrate and bask in what we are fans about, and we want our friends in the fan community, both old and new, to come share in their passions in geek culture.”
There are over 15 guest stars on the venue, spanning the Movie, Television and Voice Acting (gaming) industries. Remember the really big guy from the new Sherlock Holmes movie? 7-foot tall Canadian born Robert Maillet played Dredger in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes as well as appearing in 300, Once Upon A Time and Immortals. This, of course, is all after giving up his WWE career in 1999 to focus more on acting!
Other Guests include (but certainly not limited to) Michael Biehn (The Fan, The Lords of Discipline, The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Tombstone), Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Criminal Minds, Private Practice, Kitchen Confidential, Psycho Beach Party, Demon Island), Tom Lenk (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Transformers, The Cabin in the Woods)
Registration for the convention is easy; you can do it in person at the Convention or preregister online at http://www.genrecon.com/tickets/.
GENRECON is also looking for volunteers for some of their events, make sure you check out all the information on their website… And don’t forget to get your geek on!