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OFFICIAL PROGRAM GUIDE

Please note that the schedule is subject to change

Meet-Ups

All meet-ups will take place at the Crystal Garden Bar. 

 

Friday Meet-Ups

4:30 pm - Doctor Who Meet-Up

6 pm - Pokemon Fan Meet-Up

7:30 pm - WWE Fan Meet-Up

 

Saturday Meet-Ups

11 am - Sailor Moon Meet-Up

12:30 pm - Stranger Things Fan Meet-Up

2 pm - Transformers Meet-Up

3:30 pm - Star Wars Fan Meet-Up

5 pm - Buffy the Vampire Slayer Meet-Up

 

Sunday Meet-Ups

11:30 am - Battlestar Galactica Meet-Up

1 pm - Star Trek Fan Meet-Up

2:30 pm - Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit Fan Meet-Up

4 pm - Marvel Meet-Up

 

All-Day Activities

In addition to the scheduled activities above, there will be a number of ongoing activities happening in the rooms and areas listed below.

Exact times are to be determined, but browse through the list of events planned for these spaces!

Both Venues

  • Scavenger Hunt Stamp Contest – Details in the program!

 

VCC – Carson Hall, Pre-Function Area 2A&2B


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  • Entertainment Guests – Autographs and selfies at booths
  • Cosplay Guests – Autographs and selfies at booths
  • Comic Guests - Autographs
  • Artist Alley - 20+ exhibitors
  • 100+ Exhibitors
  • Ghostbusters - Activity with proceeds to go to Vancouver Children's Hospital
  • Nerd Flash Tattoo Booth
  • Cosplay Repair Area - Brought to you by Julie Jensen Custom Costumes and Victoria Tool Library

 

VCC – Pre-Function Area 1A & Esquimalt Rm, Saanich Rm 1&2


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Gaming related exhibitors, industry representatives, tournaments, free play, and demos. 

  • Interactive Board Game Cafe – Demo area in gaming level
  • VanIsle Pokémon Go Syndicate (VIPGS) – Daily challenges and prizes. Check-in at the VIPGS booth on the gaming level for more details.
  • Vancouver Island Ingress Players Association (VIIPA) – Daily prize challenge involving the completion of a custom mission that will take players around the convention space. More details at the VIIPA table on the Gaming Level. 

 

Crystal Garden


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  • 65+ Exhibitors
  • 501st Legion's Outer Rim Garrison – Blast-a-Trooper and photobooth. All proceeds go to BC Children's Hospital.
  • Mandoloreans – Game and booth. All proceeds go to BC Children's hospital.
  • Podcast Corner – Space for attendees to use to record.
  • Dark Knight Booth – Photo ops and game
  • Local Cosplay Booths – Photo ops
  • Bricktoria – Lego pro builder and Capital City Comic Con Mosaic Build, speed-building challenges where participants get entered into an hourly draw for prizes.
  • Gunpla – Exhibit and contest (registration at retail store TBA).
  • Medieval Chaos – Booth indoors and medieval exhibitions outside at the Plaza beside Crystal Garden with scheduled larping demonstrations.

 

Outside Events

  • Got Pop? Trivia Night at Distrikt Nightclub – Thursday, March 15th (Stranger Things) and Sunday, March 18th (Lord of the Rings).
  • CineVic – Workshops and viewings.
  • Saturday Night Activities – TBD

EPIC PHOTO OPS

Epic Photo Ops will be providing photo opportunities with our stars at Capital City Comic Con! See the lineup of special guests who'll be doing photos with Con attendees and pre-purchase your photo op online now using this link.

A schedule will come available closer to the convention, at which time new tickets will be emailed to you containing times and group numbers. You are welcome to have a maximum of 4 individuals per Photo Op ticket.

 

NERDLESQUE: TWO SHOWS

Nerdlesque Early Show: A Nude Hope
Friday, March 16 | 6 p.m. | Victoria Conference Centre | 19+

"Been looking for love in Alderaan places?"

We invite you to join us a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away with acclaimed fandom theatre troupe Geekenders, who are concentrating their usual pop culture theatre, comedy and burlesque into a glittering, playfully sensual two-act reboot of a sci-fi classic. Featuring a cast of seventeen of Geekenders all-star nerdlesque performers, the event and theatre troupe is pulling out all the stops to ensure a memorable, sexy, nerd-herding night for geeks of all types. Geekenders brings back the first instalment of their epic burlesque adventure trilogy, as seen on Chris Hardwick's @midnight, with a Vegas-style spectacular that combines striptease, comedy, dance, showgirls, vaudeville, nostalgia, and space.

"From a not so scary Darth Vader, to a yummy Lando Calrissian, a swaggering braggadocio Han and independent Leia, athletic Yoda, a Justin Bieber Luke Skywalker to the awesomely cute pair of a rollerblading R2D2 and C3PO, and oh those Stormtroopers troops, this is a Star Wars cos-player's fantasy dream." - Living Myth Magazine.

Buy tickets now!

Nerdlesque Late Show: Full Frontal Nerdity 
Friday, March 16 | 9 p.m. | Victoria Conference Centre | 19+

Join Geekenders as they revisit their popular nerdy cabaret 'Full Frontal Nerdity', combining the irreverence of the Muppets and the polish and showmanship of a Vegas showgirl revue with all of your favourite fandoms. Called a "cult sensation" by Vancity Buzz, Geekenders Theatrical Nerdlesque has taken the Canadian burlesque scene by storm. Since their debut in 2012, Geekenders Nerdlesque has been in high demand, performing to packed audiences in Vancouver's most fabulous venues, wowing over 14,000 people in British Columbia with their tightly-choreographed Vegas-style nerdlesque spectaculars. Today, Geekenders Nerdlesque is well-known for seamlessly integrating the worlds of burlesque, geekery, drag, queerlesque, dance, and theatre into their productions, incorporating well-known burlesque stars with passionate newcomers to create shows full of good humour, love for their source material, and a unique, whimsical style all their own.

Buy tickets now!

 

THE FICTIONALS - LIVE COMEDY IMPROV THEATRE

The award-winning Fictionals Comedy Co. have been entertaining audiences throughout Victoria, Vancouver and beyond since 2010. Their trademark brand of improv pushes the boundaries of comedy, including collaborations with comic book artists, slam poets, and professional wrestlers. They are honoured to be a part of Capital City Comic Con 2018, and look forward to having an epic time with everyone!

Improv Against Humanity: Live at Capital City Comic Con!
Saturday, March 17 | Time TBA

Oh the Humanity! The Fictionals present a special edition of their hit show Improv Against Humanity live at Capital City Comic Con, the first time ever performed in Victoria! Enter your name for a chance to play Cards Against Humanity onstage to inspire the hilarious comedy and win sweet prizes. Plus someone will be crowned the Most Horrible Person of CCCC 2018! Will it be you?

The Improvised Adventures of Capital City Comic Con:
Sunday, March 18 | Time TBA

Join The Fictionals for an action-packed comedy show inspired by Capital City Comic Con! What's the next superhero blockbuster to take over Hollywood? How do Betty and Veronica unwind after a busy day in Riverdale? All this and your favourite improv games, impromptu cosplay creations, and more!

Connect with The Fictionals on Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

GHOSTBUSTERS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

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There's something strange in the neighbourhood.... The Ghostbusters of British Columbia are pleased to be at Capital City Comic Con and will be available for photo ops and more throughout the entire weekend.

Nerd City Tattoos

Nerd City Tattoos

Come and sport your toy, comic, game and entertainment obsessions with Nerd City Tattoo at Capital City Comic Con. Four amazing artists giving you fabulous Nerdy Flash Tattoos! Swing by Booth #31 in Carson Hall to check out this year’s flash offerings and make your appointment before the rest of the available times are gone! 

501st Legion - OUTER RIM GARRISON

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The Outer Rim Garrison is the British Columbian contingent of the world's premier Star Wars costuming club, the 501st Legion. Stormtroopers, Sith Lords, Bounty Hunters and other “bad guy characters” within the Star Wars universe are among the 10,000+ members of a worldwide organization that participates in community events and raises funds for charities in over fifty countries. We are the galactic bad guys (and gals) that do good!

 

The Mandalorian Mercs

Days: All
Venue: Crystal Garden

The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is an international STAR WARS™ costuming organization dedicated to celebrating the STAR WARS™ universe through the creation, display, and wearing of quality character costumes that represent the Mandalorian characters and culture from the STAR WARS™ sagas. Come into Crystal Garden to get your picture with the Mercs or play a bean bag toss by donation to BC Children’s Hospital! They also have a great colouring station for the kids!

 

VicLUG Presents Bricktoria

Days: All
Venue: Crystal Garden

VicLUG, the Victoria Lego Users Group, is a club for Adult Fans of LEGO. They have an emphasis on making their own creations out of bricks but there are any number of ways of approaching the hobby. The group does collaborative builds, shares ideas & techniques, inspires, and supports local community events.

VicLUG presents Bricktoria at Capital City Comic Con and will have a few themed sections in their display including Town, Castle and SPACE! Come visit them in Crystal Garden to check out the Great Ball Contraption, the 10th year commemorative trailer park revival, plus many other surprises!

 

BrickVille

Days: All
Venue: Crystal Garden

Join Robin Sather, Canada's only LEGO Certified Professional Builder, and help him construct a giant mosaic sculpture, featuring almost 19,000 pieces. Plus, plan to build and display something of your imagination with the thousands of bricks he'll have available to use. Who knows? You may win a prize for it!

 

Interactivity Board Game Café

Days: All
Venue: Crystal Garden

Interactivity Board Game Café on Yates Street features 35 milkshakes, 150 seats and 800 games to play. This weekend at Capital City Comic Con they will be demoing some of their favorite games of 2017, including Azul, Magic Maze and Sagrada as well as many others. Stop by and try them out all weekend at Crystal Garden!

 

Medieval Chaos

Days: All
Venue: Crystal Garden/Outside Plaza

Medieval Chaos is a high energy, full contact, Role-Playing Game set in its privately-owned village of Dagger Deep. Come and play your character in the world of Medieval Chaos where they play 40 Saturdays a year in rain, snow or shine. Medieval Chaos is an exciting, fast-paced, intense, role play experience with exhilarating physical combat. They are the premier Vancouver Island Heavy Action Role Playing (HARP) experience with 150+ members, weekly events, visual spells, live music, intense combat, and an amazing role playing environment in their very own keep. Come visit Medieval Chaos at Capital City Comic Con where they will be doing fight/combat demonstrations of their HARP System at the outside location of Crystal Garden. At their main booth all day, they will be showing videos of events, showing their in-game systems, currency and spell components. As well as what their costuming and equipment looks and feels like.

 

SCA

Days: All
Venue: Crystal Garden/Outside Plaza

The SCA is a non-profit organization with over 60,000 people who recreate the Middle Ages from 500 to 1600 AD through song, dance, weaving, clothing, metalworking, archery and much more. Honor, chivalry, and courtly love are valued highly and they bring knowledge, skills and history together in a safe and fun environment for all to enjoy. The SCA welcomes you to the Middle Ages! Swing by their booth inside Crystal Garden or catch them outside beside Crystal Garden!

 

Sigis

Days: All
Venue: Crystal Garden/Outside Plaza

Sigis is a household of Vikings dwelling in the heart of Fernwood. They spend their days throwing axes, drinking Mead, and preparing for war. They are led by Jarl Tadek, a fierce warrior and great lover of the Arts. Come check out the House of Sigis outside and inside of Crystal Garden all weekend!

 

IGDA

Days: All
Venue: Victoria Conference Centre

IGDA Victoria works to promote the game development industry of Victoria, BC, Canada, to grow the careers and opportunities of our game developers, and to attract and retain talent for local game development studios.They will be demoing games from local developers, with the developers that worked on them! Come by their booth to learn more about the local industry and play some games that you might not have known were made in your own backyard!

 

Vancouver Island Ingress Players Association (VIIPA)

Days: All
Venue: Victoria Conference Centre

Visit our gaming area in the Victoria Conference Centre to find Vancouver Island Ingress Players Association (VIIPA). They are an inclusive volunteer organization dedicated to the island’s Ingress Agents. VIIPA supports the community via organizing public events, promoting Ingress regardless of in-game faction, and provides a contact point for Niantic Labs to assist in organizing officially sponsored events. Ingress is the first Geo-Location game created by Niantic Labs and is the inspiration for the wildly successful Pokemon Go. 

Capital City Comic Con Mission Challenge
Complete the Capital City Comic Con mission in Ingress for a chance to win official Ingress swag!

  • Day 1: Register between 3 am and 6 pm 
  • Day 2: Register between 10 am and 5 pm
  • Day 3: Register between 10 am and 4 pm

Draw prize winners will be listed each day during the final hour of the event. 

 

Vancouver Island Pokemon Go Syndicate (VIPGS)

Days: All
Venue: Victoria Conference Centre

Vancouver Island Pokemon Go Syndicate (VIPGS) is a volunteer organization dedicated to bringing the players of the game Pokemon Go and the diverse community groups together. Come visit them at CCCC. Their focus is on bringing fun, friends, and family together under a shared interest of catching pocket monsters!

Pokémon Go Catch Challenge
How many pocket monsters can you catch in two hours?

  • Day 1: check-in between 3:30 pm and 6 pm; final checkout by 8pm 
  • Day 2: check-in between 10:30 am and 3:00 pm; final checkout by 5pm 
  • Day 3: check-in between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm; final checkout by 4 pm

The prize winner will be posted during the last hour each day of the convention.

Pokémon Themed Cosplay Draw Prize
Show up in a Pokémon-themed cosplay or outfit (could be your “trainer look”) for a chance at a draw prize

  • Day 1: Register between 3 and 6pm 
  • Day 2: Register between 10 and 5 pm
  • Day 3: Register between 10 and 4 pm

Draw prize winners will be listed each day during the final hour of the event. 

 

Conspiracy 51 Puzzle Room

Days: All
Venue: Victoria Conference Centre

Mission:
Enter the office of a crazed conspiracy theorist and retrieve the stolen Area 51 documents.

Parameters:
You will have a limited window of time to decipher a series of clues and complete your objective. Take too long and the Conspiracy theorist will find you (Note: This agency cannot guarantee your safety).

Reward:
Successful participants will be entered into a prize draw.

Cost:

  • $5 per person
  • $12 for group of 3
  • $20 for group of 5

 

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Capital City Comic Con will feature three days of fun with the largest comic convention on Vancouver Island.

This extensive Comic Con programming schedule spans 73,000 square feet of event space, 19 multi-purpose meeting rooms including a large exhibit hall and a 400-seat lecture theatre in the Victoria Conference Centre, as well as events in the Crystal Garden, formerly an iconic 1920’s swimming pool and tea garden, now offering 25,000 square feet of event space.

Please note: All event and program rooms have limited capacity and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Having a ticket does not guarantee a seat in programs and events or an autograph from a specific celebrity. If there is a specific program or presentation you would like to see, plan accordingly and arrive early.