It’s Anime North 2010 this weekend at the Toronto Congress Centre, Doubletree Hotel and Sheraton Toronto Airport.
Wow! They’ve really expanded this year!
Guests include John Swansey, Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayers, Brittney Karbowski, Micah Solusod, Vic Mignogna, Steve Bennet, Ben Dunn and performances by Gavin Goszka, Douglas Tong and Eikostate.
The event started at 1:00 PM this afternoon and goes until Sunday at 5:00 o’clock. Highlights of the weekend include the Otakubaloo Rave on the TCC patio tonight at 6:00 PM, Super Street Fighter IV on Saturday at 9:00 am and an Art Auction on Sunday at 10:00 AM. Check out the schedule for more details.
If you are driving along Dixon past the venues be prepared for slower traffic as people slow down to ooggle the cos-players.
Also, if you are planning to attend, but don’t have your ticket yet, Anime North organizers posted the following notice on their website:
There is a group online who claim they have purchased “bulk” Anime North memberships and are now reselling them at discount prices, giving them out to people outside the con on Friday. This is a scam, and they are giving people counterfeit badges.
Anime North is taking anti-counterfeiting measures on the convention badges this year. If you do NOT get your badge from us, it’ll clearly be a phony, you will not be allowed into the convention, and you will have wasted your money.
Please be careful how you purchase your tickets.
Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend this year. But I will drive by with the kidlets to check out the cosplayers. DH says he’s going to get his costume ready for next year… wonder what it’ll be.