Van Isle Convention, June 9th! at Sidney by the Sea

5 Jun

The third annual Van Isle Comic Convention is taking place June 9th and it promises to continue in the tradition of focusing on industry talents than star power.

Headliner Nick Kondo of Sony Picture’s ImageWorks will be present to talk about Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse and perhaps hint at what’s next. Celebrity power is creeping in slowly; Two former Power Rangers (Blake Foster, Turbo, and Michael Sowell, Timeforce) are going to talk about their time in their role as Blue Power Ranger. No martial arts demonstrations from them are scheduled as most fans know those sequences were put in from original Japanese footage. This franchise’s staying power has made stars out of many and they delight in meeting fans.

A one-day show can only do so much and it’s jam-packed with plenty of stuff for attendees to do at the Mary Winspear Center. The exhibit hall will showcase a lot of local talent and fan-made goods.

One panel is a peek behind the lens of how Riverdale, Chilling Tales of Sabrina, Once Upon a Time and Deadpool 2 are made. Presenting are Joshua Allison: Costumer, Yvett Andre: Art Director, Terry Lewis: Set Decorator, and William Robson: Assistant Director.

Sidney by the Sea is the township hosting this event and as long as the beautiful west coast weather holds, a stroll down 5th Avenue with the breath of ocean air is a stress-reliever for many. Plus, a handful of terrific eateries to wind down the day with are close by!

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