Save the Date for King Con 2016 on March 11-13.
King Con is a local convention in Kingston celebrating science fiction, fantasy, gaming, & comic books! There will be tournaments, workshops, a tradeshow, & more!
King Con 2016 is brought to you by:
- Minotaur Games and Gifts
- Kingston Gaming Nexus
- Queen's Comic Book Legion
- The Mansion
- Friends of the Library
- Kingston Frontenacs
- Improbable Escapes
- Downtown Kingston
See all the scheduled events, exhibitions, talks and more on the KFPL Programs and Events page. Some events will require registration (see the individual event pages for details).
Earn prizes by submitting your fiction or art to the King Con-test.
Seth is the cartoonist behind the comic book series Palookaville, which started in the stone age as a pamphlet and is now a semi-annual hardcover. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeneys Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker, the Walrus, and Canadian Notes & Queries. He is also Lemony Snicket's partner for the new Young Readers series, All the Wrong Questions, and has illustrated and designed a new, deluxe edition of Stephen Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a little Town. He is the designer for several classic comics reprint series, notably collections of work by Charles Schulz, John Stanley, and Doug Wright. The cartoonist has exhibited throughout the world in a variety of group and solo shows. He was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario, which showcased the first public display of his model city Dominion. He is now a part of the Gallery's permanent collection. Dominion City subsequently toured Galleries in Eastern and Central Canada and will be travelling to select galleries in the west in 2014. He is the subject of a National Film Board documentary entitled Seth's Dominion. Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario, with his wife Tania and their two cats in an old house he has named "Inkwell's End".
Dan Parent is best known for his work on the Archie comics, and has garnered a GLAAD Award and a Harvey Award nomination.
Janet Hetherington is an Ottawa-based writer and artist who has worked on a number of comic book projects.
Ronn Sutton is an Ottawa-based artist who has decades of experience working in comics and animation.
Jeffrey Sturge and Nick Marinkovich
Jeffrey Sturge and Nick Marinkovich are the creators of The Voyageur, Book One, a 90-page novel set in 17th century Europe and North America.
Tom Fowler is a comic artist and writer living in Ottawa. He will have books and original art for sale.
Queen's Comic Book Legion
Queen's Comic Book Legion will sell their student-made comic books and art work, including an exclusive King Con art print.
Fred Dunn is a local artist and YouTube personality. He will have prints of his work available for sale.
Trendy Superhero art prints, as well as prints that cover many different comic or tv themes by the local artist Karin Pryal. Also accompanied by flyers and examples of photography sessions by local photographer Emily Hunter for your very own character scene or personalized tv/movie scene that is edited to perfection.
Mike Rooth is a Canadian freelance Art Mercenary whose illustrations have appeared in books, graphic novels, comic books, art card sets, board games and more since the mid 1990s.
Kingston-based artist and writer selling pinback buttons, keychains, magnets, art prints and commissions of games and nerd culture.
Local fantasy artist, selling prints and original sketch commissions. Works based on popular television, movie and comic book series.
Marianne Petersen is am an artist who sells geek-related prints and posters.
Clelia Scala is a mask and puppet maker, collage artist and illustrator. She will be selling masks, neoprene horns, capes, and prints.
Peter Duchemin creates sci-fi themed woodcuts and will be selling comic book inspired buttons and KingCon merchandise.
Scott Marshall is a local cartoonist and will have comics, prints, and original art for sale
Jessie Allen, also known as TokenDuelist, is a local artist who creates fan-art, original works and the web-comic Boss Rush Society.
Mark S. Gagne is a pop culture painter/illustrator from Brighton, Ontario, and have a body of work that encompasses all areas of popular culture and media.
Candace Foy and Kristen Kiomall-Evans
Candace and Kristen create high quality graphics for comics and games. They will be selling pin-back buttons, postcards, prints and possibly mini-comics to sell.
"Hi-Tech Lo-Fi Art for your walls" We make 3D shadow boxes depicting scenes from your favourite 8-bit and 16-bit video games.
Graphite originals, oil paintings, bookmarks, prints (large and small) all fantasy, sci fi and nature themed.
Sam Noir is a writer, cartoonist and Toymaker. He sells prints, comics, custom action figures, and vintage/collectible toys.
Cody Yeo is a local writer that self publishes comics and zines, such as EPOCHS, the comic series available at Nexxus, and Minotaur.
Quick and Dirty Scrap Works will demonstrate armouring and leather working, creating items related to cosplay and geek culture. They will sell hand forged trinkets, armour and hand-tooled leather cuff bracelets.
Kingston Irish Fighting Arts
Kingston Irish Fighting Arts teaches 19th century European martial arts such as Irish stick (a traditional martial art using a walking stick), pugilism (19th century boxing), savate (Frnech kick boxing) and self-defense for ladies and gentlemen.
Kingston Niten Kai
The Kingston Niten Kai teaches Kenjutsu according to two schools; Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu and Toyama Ryu. We teach traditionnal Japanese swordsmanship using the long, short and two swords as well as bo (6 foot staff) and iai (drawing and cutting in one motion).
Ironwood Sword School
The Kingston Ironwood Sword School offers training in the Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) in the German Longsword tradition of the 14th to 16th centuries. If you are interested in period swordplay and historically accurate combat techniques or just want to know more about historical sword fighting, here is your chance to learn about what it was really like to be a medieval knight.
Broadsword Academy Kingston
Broadsword Academy Kingston teaches the art of swordsmanship with Scottish broadswords, as practiced in the 18th and 19th century.
Jack Briglio is an Ottawa-based writer/creator. He collaborates on the True Patriot comic series and the web comic Boo Bear & Flo, and is the creator of the Eisner-nominated Growing Up Enchanted.