King Con - Kingston's annual weekend boardgame and comic convention

King Con

Save the Date for King Con 2019!

King Con is Kingston’s preeminent festival of comics, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, and other exciting forms of fandoms. This year, King Con will take place from Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10 at the Sydenham Street United Church (82 Sydenham Street). Whether you geek out for cool demonstrations, tabletop gaming, interesting speakers, special children’s programming, cosplay, or other fantastic activities, King Con will have something for you!

King Con 2019 is brought to you by:

With funding support from:

And additional support from:

King Con-test

Earn prizes by submitting your best work of fan fiction or fan art to the King Con-test.

Kosplay Contest

The Kosplay Contest is an award show, with judges and a stage display. Open to all caped crusaders, time travelers, Daleks, anime characters, scruffy-looking nerf-herders, kick-ass princesses and more! Read more about the King Con Kosplay Contest, including the rules and a downloadable entry form.

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 8

Cabaret and Masquerade Dance
The Grad Club
8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Adults. Drop-In.
$10 suggested donation

Saturday, March 9

Vendor's Market Place
SSUC Upper Hall & Lower Hall
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
All-ages. Drop-In.

Board Games and Chill
SSUC Staging Room
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
All-ages. Drop-In.

KFPL Family Storytime: Superhero Edition
SSUC Conference Room
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Families. Drop-In.

Dungeons & Dragons, 5th edition
Pirates vs. Privateers - 7th level characters

Minotaur Games & Gifts
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Teens & Adults.
10 spots available. Register online or at Minotaur.

Group Cosplay Panel
SSUC Conference Room
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
All-ages. Drop-In.

An Introduction to Medieval Swordfighting with Ironwood Sword School
CUC MacCallum Hall
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Adults & Teens.
Limited spaces. Register on site.

Draw Your (Current, or Maybe Future) D&D Character
SSUC Conference Room
12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Children & Families. Drop-In.

Cosplay 201 - For Those Ready to Take Their First Steps Into the World of Cosplay
CUC MacCallum Hall
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
All-ages. Drop-In.

Magician: TILTy’s James Harrison
SSUC Sanctuary
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
All-Ages. Drop-In.

Anime Year in Review
CUC MacCallum Hall
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
All-Ages. Drop-In.

Peter Bielicki Drawing Workshop
SSUC Conference Room
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
All-Ages. Register online or at Minotaur.

Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition
Pirates vs. Privateers - 7th level characters

Minotaur Games & Gifts
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Teens & Adults.
10 spots available. Register online or at Minotaur.

Special Guest: Mpho Koaho - Actor (The Expanse, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency)
SSUC Sanctuary
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
All-Ages. Drop-In.

Magic Workshop with TILTy’s James Harrison
CUC MacCallum Hall
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
All-Ages. Register online or at Minotaur.

Special Guest: Charles de Lint – Urban Fantasy Author
SSUC Sanctuary
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All-ages. Drop-In.

Writing Nonfiction and Comedy When You Mainly Just Know About Comics
A talk by Ryan North
SSUC Sanctuary
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
All-ages. Drop-In.

Broadsword Academy Workshop
CUC MacCallum Hall
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Adults & Teens.
Limited spaces. Register on site.

Cosplay Contest
SSUC Sanctuary
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
All-ages. Drop-In for audience.
Register online or on-site before 5:00 pm in order to participate.

Sunday, March 10

Vendor's Market Place
SSUC Upper Hall & Lower Hall
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
All-ages. Drop-In.

Board Games and Chill
SSUC Staging Room
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All-ages. Drop-In.

TILTy Presents: Toy-Sculpture Making Workshop with Attila Adorjany
Kingston Gaming Nexus
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All-ages. Register online or at Minotaur.

Working on Comic Book Anthologies
Q & A with guests David Lloyd, Jack Briglio, and Tom Fowler

CUC MacCallum Hall
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All-ages. Drop-In.

Duct Tape Mannequin Workshop
Kingston Gaming Nexus
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All-ages. Register online or at Minotaur.

An Introduction to Medieval Swordfighting with The Ironwood Sword School
CUC MacCallum Hall
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Adults & Teens.
Limited spaces. Register on site.

Broadsword Academy Workshop<
CUC MacCallum Hall
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Adults & Teens.
Limited spaces. Register on site.

Splendor Game Tournament
Minotaur Games & Gifts
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
16 players maximum.
Register online or at Minotaur.