10 ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
10 ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
1. What is Northern FanCon?
Northern FanCon is a Fan Convention/entertainment expo that the UNLTD Media & Events, the Prince George Citizen & the Northland Auto Group are hosting in Prince George on May 5-7 at CN Centre and Kin 1 & 2 arenas.
2. What is Artist’s Alley?
Artist’s Alley is a section of Northern FanCon which will feature a variety of international, national, regional and local artists. Featured works include sketches, paintings, photographs, sculptures infused with science fiction, fantasy, comics and pop culture. Included in this list are Nick Greenwood who designed the cover for the Orson Scott Card Ender series, Marvel artist Leo Liebelman and local painter Amie Stoltz
3. What is cosplay?
Cosplay refers to costume play. Many attendees of fan conventions enjoy dressing in costumes inspired by their favorite, film, television, or comic book characters. Northern FanCon also has three Cosplay Contest categories. These include Novice, Experienced and Youth. Judging for these events will be done by Aaron Harrison, Ani-Mia, Andy Rae, Yelaina May, Nathan DeLuca, and Sugarbot Cosplay
4. Are there rides or games at Northern FanCon?
The BCNE will be hosting a full midway with rides and games during all three days of Northern FanCon. There are also a handful of exhibitors with games and game related items inside CN Centre. On top of that, Game Quest is hosting an area of CN Centre which will feature board game tournaments and a full arcade with complimentary game play.
5. What will the celebrity guests be doing at Northern FanCon?
All celebrity guests will be doing autographs and photographs with fans from their stations in CN Centre. Each of them will also be participating in interviews with fan Q & A sessions in CN Centre. These include Levar Burton, Jason Mewes, Brett Dalton, Candice Patton, Denise Crosby, Michael Coleman, Amy Manson and many others
6. Is there an additional charge for autographs and photos from celebrity guests?
Yes. As is standard with fan conventions, each celebrity guest has a fee for autographs and photos. These vary with each guest.
7. Are there workshops and panels at Northern FanCon?
Yes. There are workshops on acting, costume design, writing and more. Panels include a discussion from UNBC professors on film and a hosted Q & A with a local cosplayers. One highlight is Aaron Harrison – a propmaker/armor designer specializing in leather pieces who works on the tv series Arrow- and Andy Poon – concept designer for Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
8. What exhibitors will be at Northern FanCon?
There will be a unique selection of exhibitor booths/vendors with an array of businesses including comic book retailers, toy stores, boardgames, stores, video games, clothing retailers and more. Make sure to check out the 501st Legion – an assortment of costumed Star Wars characters including stormtroopers and R2D2 himself
9. Are there events after Northern FanCon regular hours?
Yes. Cariboo Brewing is sponsoring concerts in Heartbreakers Nighclub downton featuring live Nerd VS Geek trivia hosted by Garrett Wang followed by live music from Milky River on Fri. May 13 and live Nerd Burlesque followed by DJ duo Skiitour on Sat. May 14.
10. Where can I get more information about Northern FanCon?
Website is http://fancon.ca/
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/northernfanconpg/
Twitter at https://twitter.com/northernfancon
Or call Norm at 250 640-6670
Tickets for Northern FanCon are on sale at www.ticketmaster.ca