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Introducing 'The' Calgary Fan Event

Thornecliffe Greenview Community Centre

August 10th, 2024
10 AM to 4 PM

A Steve Hodges joint, brought to you by:
Video Game Traders Alpha Comics

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Welcome to YYCFanFair, where the ultimate celebration of fandom awaits you!

Get ready for an immersive experience like never before, featuring an array of vendors offering the finest in comics, toys, art, and more. Explore a treasure trove of unique and collectible items that will satisfy every geeky craving. Our lineup of entertainment is sure to keep the excitement levels at an all-time high, making YYCFanFair the go-to destination for enthusiasts of all ages. If you're a vendor with a passion for the extraordinary, now is your chance to join the spectacle! We're open for vendor applications, and each submission will be meticulously reviewed as they come in. Don't miss your opportunity to be part of the ultimate fan experience – apply now and let the YYCFanFair magic begin!

Entertainment, Artists and Activities

Retro Gaming Hub

Free Play Retro Video Games Hub, brought to you by Video Game Trader

Chad Colpitts

Chad is the owner of The Streaker, B-Movie Garbage, and online comics such as Pinocchio and Jesus. Creator of Tongue In Cheek Comics. Local printer.


   
Matt Stewart

Matt has contributed artwork to Star Wars, MLB, Marvel, DC, and more trading card sets from Topps, Upper-Deck, Cryptozoic, and Dynamite. He's also had his work published in the Aliens, Stranger Things, and other artbooks. Plus: he's a graphic designer, web developer, and prior to 2015 was a consulting archaeologist!


   
Cam Hayden

Cam is a Calgary based Indie Cartoonist whose work appears in Scary Monsters Magazine, Calgary’s Arts & Entertainment Monthly: Scene Magazine, Spread Love Magazine and Freaky Magazine. He has worked with CAR-Toons, Feral House Books & Danko Jones, and cranks out a number of his own underground comics and weird trading card sets.


   
Sheldon Bueckert

Based in Calgary Alberta, Sheldon is an illustrator and painter using mixed media, traditional painting, digital painting and graphic art techniques. He is a North American recognized artist creating fine art and pop/fan pieces. Sheldon is also a comic cover artist. He is a regular guest of comic conventions across Canada and soon to be the United States.


   
Roberto Duque - RAD Pencils

Roberto is a writer, illustrator, cartoonist and dog father from Calgary Canada. Has had artwork featured in Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Upper Deck, Cryptozoic, Printed in Blood and Valiant Comics. Co-creator of indie titles such as Septembryo and Preggers along with his own creator owned web comic strip Escaping Falconridge.


   
Jackson Gee

Jackson is an illustrator, graphic designer, and concept artist. He's worked with Shaw/Rogers, Mandalay, and WarnerMedia. Local projects include YEGPIN Pinball Expo and Video Game Trader.


   
Kara Wheat

Kara, a Northern BC native, is an independent illustrator with a passion for animals. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Art, she crafts her own comics and watercolor paintings. Currently, she’s transforming people into animals for a living, all while exploring unique species through her commissions.


 
Max Henriquez - Red Winter Studios

Red Winter Studios, founded by Max Henriquez, a Calgary-based illustrator, merges comic book, culture, and music influences. His art, a fusion of traditional and digital mediums, aims to resonate with viewers emotionally.


Reid Fisher - Ravencrow Ink

Reid is a freelance artist working and living in Calgary Alberta Canada.


 
Johnny Luu

A Calgary artist and former member of ‘Vicious Ambitious’, he has been doing 3D work, design and illustrations solo since 2007. Inspired by 80’s cartoons and anime, he is a gamer and comic fan who wants to return to comics someday. He is a freelance designer, illustrator and 3D artist whose always striving to be better everyday.


   
Rob van Overmeeren - Rembranded Illustration Studio

Rob is a semi-professional artist, who specializes in funny, goofy art. Self trained in art and “comedy” with aspirations of being a comic and comic creator. Rob lives and works in Calgary.


   
Jillian Dolan

Jillian is an illustrator based in Calgary, has a fascinating journey. Born as a tiny goblin in the heart of Medicine Hat, she has since grown into a larger goblin. As the primary artist at Nihilist Dinosaur Comics, Jillian has chewed on countless pens and lost erasers beyond reason.


 
Aaron Navrady

Aaron Navrady, Alberta College of Art & Design graduate, self-published ‘The Cold Fire’—a medieval epic. Norman Crusader, Alps, Albigensian Crusade. Explore at thecoldfire.com. Also contributed to Renegade Arts & Entertainment, Nelson Education, BionX, BeatRoute, and Top Shelf 2.0. Calgary-based, Panel One member, former Art Director of Panel One Comic Creator Festival.


   
Alain Daigle Art

Alain Daigle is a full time artist living in Calgary. His work is heavily inspired by the cartoons and video games he grew up with. He loves to make everything chubby and colourful. He works mostly in oils, watercolours and ceramics.


Ljubica Todorovic - Art of Luba

Luba is an artist living in Calgary, Alberta, and likes to create strange monsters, bunnies, and other weird critters. Oil painting, drawing, and digital are her mediums. She also likes to dabble with inks, watercolours, gouache and acrylics.


   
Francis V

Francis V is a local tattoo artist and owner of Bleeding Rose Tattoo, born and raised in Calgary, AB. when he’s not tattooing, he’s painting and creating art heavily influenced by his love of the horror, sci-fi and video game genres, he is a regular guest at local comic conventions, tattoo shows and various Art shows.


 
Adam Gibbs

Self taught cartoonist, Calgary based artist who tries to learn more every day. Big fan of refurbishing thrift finds and making them into something different. Loves to paint your favorite childhood nostalgia on canvases.


Vendors

Alpha Comics

Calgary's best in-store selection of comic back issues! We also carry new releases, toys, CGC submissions, and more!


   
Exhumed VHS

VHS horror collector in Canada. Creator of the Giant VHS Tape and The Violent Homicidal Serial Killer Tape.


 
Color Club

Color Club is a graphic art, illustration and painting studio based in Calgary.


CollectorFest

CollectorFest is a mix of toys, collectibles, and video games. Dive into our collector’s paradise!


 
Alchemy Apparel

Alchemy Apparel is a pop culture t-shirt store that focuses on licensed apparel and other fun merchandise.


 
Mr. Fantastic Toys

Description coming soon.

P.J. Leather

Description coming soon.

Fantastic Comics

Description coming soon.

Applications


Vendor Application (Closed/Full) Artist Application (Closed/Full)

At this time we are only allowing participants to sign up for either a vendor table or a artist table (not both) - due to a lack of available spaces.

Note that filling out an application does not automatically mean approval. You will be contacted if you have been approved for either a vendor or artist slot.

We appreciate your understanding.

Note that we will start notifying vendors of their approval before mid May.


Thornecliffe Greenview Community Centre - 5600 Centre Street N, Calgary, AB