Filtering by: Expos

EGLX - Downtown Toronto
Oct
26
to Oct 28

EGLX - Downtown Toronto

  • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

EGLX is back! And arriving sooner than you think. 

EGLX is a celebration of all things gaming. What started out as a small get-together has grown into Canada’s largest video game event. Look forward to exciting displays from your favourite AAA and indie developers, an expanded kids zone with plenty of games for the younger set and 4 massive stages covering all the esports action in Canada Cup, the WESG Canadian national qualifiers and more. Whatever your game is, come play at EGLX in downtown Toronto, October 26 – 28!

We'll have more as we get closer to the event, but if you're a developer you can register here, or interested in the tournaments you can register here. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Red Bull: AdrenaLAN
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Red Bull: AdrenaLAN

  • The International Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On July 27-29 Red Bull along with Bell Canada will be presenting one of Canada’s largest game development hackathon at AdrenaLAN in Toronto. There will be thousands of dollars of prizes to be won for the best hacks in areas like mobile games and VR/AR, along with workshops to introduce attendees to the world of game development and design.

AdrenaLAN will also include an exclusive panel on the future of hackathons and will include directors from Canada’s leading hackathons as well as companies like Google and HackerNest.  Hackathon details and more information will be released at: www.redbull.com/adrenalan

Application form link: bit.ly/2JuSvAA

Beginners and first time hackers are welcome too!

Final application deadline: July 4th at 11:59pm EST

Any questions can be emailed to contact@omcn.tech. 

FaceBook Page

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Official Viewing Party - Rainbow Six Canadian Nationals
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Official Viewing Party - Rainbow Six Canadian Nationals

Ubisoft will be hosting a Rainbow Six Canadian Nationals viewing party on July 14th at the Meltdown Toronto. It's a free event, cohosted with Northern Arena and you can check out all the details on the Facebook page:

🎖️ Hosted by Twitch creator, kaitlyn (https://www.twitch.tv/kaitlyn)
🎖️ FREE food and drinks (while quantities last)
🎖️ Custom Rainbow 6 cocktails
🎖️ Rainbow Six | Siege free to play all night
🎖️ Chances to win Rainbow 6 game codes

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GameX 2.0
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

GameX 2.0

GameX 2.0 is the one day gaming event in Mississauga's Hersey's Center that will feature local games, tournaments, and a Bazaar. Admission is only $5 bucks, so check out the website, or FaceBook page for all the details, and see you June 24th.

GameX is an interactive video game event combining a video game bazaar of over 70 vendors alongside gaming tournaments and the opportunity to meet some terrific gaming personalities. This is a family-friendly event and there will be something to enjoy for gamers of all ages. Admission will be $5 per person and children aged 12 and under are free!

If you're a developer, and interested in showing your games you can contact them here.

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EGLX 2018
Mar
9
to Mar 11

EGLX 2018

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Fan Expo Canada
Aug
31
to Sep 3

Fan Expo Canada

  • Metro Toronto Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Toronto's biggest tech and geek event, Fan Expo will be August 31st to September 3rd this year, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. You can check out all the details on the guest list here.

FAN EXPO CANADA™ is the largest Comics, Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming event in Canada and the 3rd largest Pop Culture event in North America.

Celebrating its 22nd year, FAN EXPO CANADA™ has grown from a small comic book convention attracting 1,500 fans into a multi-faceted, 4-day citywide event that attracts over 129,000 people from around the world. The event provides a substantial multi-million dollar economic impact to the City of Toronto, filling up hotels and restaurants throughout the duration of the Expo.

Every year FAN EXPO CANADA™ offers exciting family-friendly attractions, events, and world renowned celebrities! Previous guests include: Stan Lee, Patrick Stewart, Buzz Aldrin,William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, Elijah Wood, Leonard Nimoy, Carrie Fisher, Gillian Anderson, and stars from hit television shows: The Walking Dead, Star Trek, The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Teen Wolf, Doctor Who, Gotham, Criminal Minds, Castle and many, many more.

Everyone is a fan of something, and FAN EXPO CANADA™ is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favourite guest and get the inside scoop about your favourite movies & TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favourite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with over 400,000 square feet of shopping madness.

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Project Play - London, Ontario
Jul
31
8:30 PM20:30

Project Play - London, Ontario

Project Play is an award-winning organization. Full of interactive gaming and family friendly fun, Project Play is Southwestern Ontario’s biggest hands-on gaming event. Proceeds go to sharing the fun through donations of board and video games to local community organizations. In its fifth year, the event has helped 15 organizations and raised over $25,000.
— https://www.facebook.com/pg/ProjectPlayLondon/about/?ref=page_internal

They are also looking for more developers, so check it out. It's a one day event and can get tickets here.

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Different Games Toronto
May
31
to Jun 3

Different Games Toronto

Join us for Different Games Toronto May 31 to June 3rd at OCAD University!
Opening Arcade Party: May 31 8:00p 10$ 
Conference (Speaker) June 3rd 10:00a - 3:00m 20$ (includes medium snacks) 
Closing party June 3 (Gama Space) 8:00p (Free! at Gamma Space)

Tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/different-games-toronto-tickets-34304786540

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1908594509353576/

For four years, the Brooklyn based Different Games conference has presented a diverse and interdisciplinary venue known for featuring emerging voices and perspectives not typically supported by the commercial industry. Created by the Different Games Collective, a grassroots organization aimed at fostering diversity and inclusivity in games, the event seeks to amplify the creative and critical voices of marginalized participants in games culture. Geared towards accessibility and radical inclusivity, each annual volunteer-led conference features presenters of all professional backgrounds, from indie devs, and DIY creators to students, critics and scholars.


This year we’re joining forces with members of Toronto’s indie games scene to bring a brand new program to OCAD University’s 49 McCaul Street gallery, which will include an arcade exhibition featuring the best of alternative games, VR, and performances from local and international developers, and a one day conference featuring local developers and creators
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7th Annual LevelUp Showcase
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

7th Annual LevelUp Showcase

The next LevelUp is just around the corner. The student gaming event showcases local game development students showing off their playable games. It's a free event, which you can check out on FaceBook or their main site for all the details.

On April 5th 2017, the Design Exchange (234 Bay St) in Toronto will open up its doors and welcome over 2000 attendees to the 7th Annual Level Up Showcase!

Level Up Showcase is the first event of its kind in Canada that showcases the most talented students in game design, animation and computer science programs from colleges and universities across Ontario. This event has become synonymous with new creative talent, and provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance for students to show off their creations to the world.

Previous years have featured record-breaking counts of team projects across various academic institutions. This showcase exhibits outstanding work in game design, animation and computer graphics. Attendees can expect games that use the most current technology and gaming platforms, from motion sensors to VR devices, and more.

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Oct
1
to Oct 2

Hamilton Comic Con - 2016

  • Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hamilton has their own Comic Con, and at the time of me writing this - there are no games there - however that can change. You can check out the tickets on the main site here.

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Sep
1
to Sep 4

Fan Expo Canada 2016

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fan Expo Canada 2016 will be this year September 1st-4th at Metro Toronto Convention Centre. They have a gaming part again, part of the EBGames Gamer Zone. You can check out all the details here, as well as buy tickets here.

FAN EXPO CANADA™ is the largest Comics, Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming event in Canada and the 3rd largest Pop Culture event in North America. Celebrating its 22nd year, FAN EXPO CANADA™ has grown from a small comic book convention attracting 1,500 fans into a multi-faceted, 4-day citywide event that attracts over 129,000 people from around the world. The event provides a substantial multi-million dollar economic impact to the City of Toronto, filling up hotels and restaurants throughout the duration of the Expo.

See you at Fan Expo!

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Apr
29
to May 1

EGLX - Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo

The Enthusiast Gaming Network will be hosting their own expo next year in Toronto.

ENTHUSIAST GAMING LIVE EXPO IS A FUSION OF ESPORTS TOURNAMENTS AND A GAMING CONSUMER SHOW.

With opportunities to compete in final brackets for over $100,000 in cash prizes, Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo provides hours of entertainment over three days for competitive gamers, spectators, and all gaming enthusiasts. Each event is projected and magnified onto large, theater-like screens and sound systems, with the grand finale playing out on the main stage in front of a huge local and online audience.

The Exhibitor Hall will be filled with an expansive gaming marketplace, technological innovators, Artist Alley, and lots of new and unreleased games to try from some of the biggest names in the industry. Not to mention the Tabletop Arena, cosplay contest, and numerous panels and presentations.

Tickets range from 25 to 35 days depending on the day. You can purchase tickets right here.  Make sure to check out their site for full details on guests and events.  If you're interested in showing your game at the event, contact Bret or I for a discount and more information.

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Apr
28
to Apr 30

Digifest - International Festival Celebrating Digital Creativity

I was contacted about Digifest, which is an event designed to creating a 'space that brings design, technology and entrepreneurship communities together to discover, explore and celebrate digital creativity.'

'Digifest is an immersive three-day event that showcases groundbreaking creations and trending content in digital media, art, design and technology. International speakers, interactive installations and collaborative workshops all take place April 28 – 30th at the innovative Corus Quay building on Toronto’s waterfront.

The festival fosters connections by bringing together industry, academics and the public, and inspires us to think about how digital tools and technology will shape our lives and our future. From architects to app designers, creators and entrepreneurs take centre stage to share their stories and showcase the digital and technological discoveries that will re-shape some of today’s pressing challenges.'

You can check out the official website for more details, which takes place April 28th-30th at the Corus Quay.

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Mar
18
to Mar 20

Toronto ComiCon

  • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The annual Toronto ComiCon is set to hit in March. While not a big game developer event, there are comic creators/artists/etc from video game properties, and there are sure to be a few games here and there (Ubisoft is a sponsor).  I've copied a blurb below, but check out the site for full details, guests, attractions, times, etc.

I’ve never been to an event like this. What happens? TORONTO COMICON as presented by FAN EXPO CANADA™ has now grown to become a spectacular 3 day event! Located in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the show will be boasting unique exhibitors, presentations, workshops and many celebrity guests. Don’t miss out on Spring’s #1 community event in Toronto! 

When is it? March 18-20, 2016

Where is it? The Metro Toronto Convention Center, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. South Building. Just East of Rogers Centre (Skydome) and the CN Tower. St.Andrews is the closest Subway stop, and Parking is available at and around the facility.

What are the hours of the show? Friday: 4PM – 9PM Saturday: 10AM – 6PM Sunday: 10AM – 5PM

What are the rules on photography and videotaping? Please use common sense when taking photographs and ask your subjects if it is okay to photograph them. Video is not restricted, except during stage presentations but photographs are permitted in most areas with the exception of the Celebrity Autograph signings.

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Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Interactive Ontario: Hamilton

iON: Hamilton
November 4, 2015
11am-4pm
CoMotion on King (115 King St E, Hamilton)

Join Interactive Ontario as we bring i-ON, a one-day seminar focused on Interactive Digital Media, to your neighbourhood. Limited seating available: Get tickets here!

i-ON was designed to be a province-wide event series bringing knowledge sharing, networking and economic development opportunities to companies in Kitchener-Waterloo, the Niagara-St. Catharines region and Ottawa. For our 1.1 series in Fall 2015, we are returning to the original three areas, and expanding into two new ones – London and Hamilton.

Schedule

Event Format:

  • 11 am – 11:30 am Registration opens
  • 11:30 – 1 pm Plenary Session
  • 1 pm – 2 pm Sponsored Lunch
  • 2 pm – 3:30 pm Breakout: Established IDM professionals
  • 2 pm – 3:30 pm Breakout: New IDM entrepreneurs
  • 3:30 – 4 pm Networking Coffee Break
  • 4 pm – 5 pm Digital Media Town Hall (separate registration required – click HERE to register)

11 -11:30 am
Plenary Session – iON Funding
Moderated by Colin Ferguson, SHG Studios with speakers Kim Gibson & Jennifer Blitz (OMDC), Rod Butler (CMF), and Dan Clark (Moonray Studios)

Whether creating video games, transmedia, e‑Learning, web series, mobile content or other IDM products, the challenge of obtaining financing is by far the most common barrier to the growth of Ontario’s IDM companies. Are you aware of the funding and tax incentives that are available in Ontario? Is your company taking advantage of these incentives?

Join us for a general overview of OMDC funding and tax credits and CMF funding, including the types of activities that they are intended to support and the impact it can have on your business. This session will also feature a case study of Moonray Studios.

2 – 3:30 pm
Breakout session for IDM professionals:
“What I Wish I’d Known”

If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger self as you prepared to start a company, deliver a product on deadline, or keep your team happy? This panel brings together IDM professionals to share their personal experiences working in the industry, what they wish they’d known back then, and what they’ve learned since. Join us for this discussion and learn from their mistakes!

Moderated by David Carter ED, Innovation Factory

Panelists:

  • Dave Elton, Beeline Interactive
  • Colin Doncaster, Peregrine Labs
  • Kirsten Bodenstedt, Head of Studio, Peregrine Labs

2 – 3:30 pm
Breakout session for Freelancers and Students: Digital Media 101

“Digital Media 101: Getting a Job, Starting a Company, and Doing it All Over Again”
Digital Media is an industry constantly on the move and there are many different paths you can take to find the right fit for you. Whether you choose to become a freelancer, start your own studio, or get a job working for someone else, there are lots of things to consider. This session features panelists with their own unique stories to share to help answer your questions about the future.

Moderated by Abigail Santos: Chair Woman, Hamilton HIVE

Panelists:

Chad Fullerton: Fullerton Media Inc. & Co-Founder, CoMotion On King & Freelancers Association, Interactive Content Manager, CORUS Hamilton;

  • Erik Betz: Ownder and Creative Director, EB Media Solutions
  • Shaun Illes: Co-Founder, Flyte Studios

This event is open to all students, and I have a discount code to offer any student who plans on buying a ticket to attend the event. All you have to do is send me a direct message to me via twitter and I will send you the discount password. The discount is limited so first come first serve. Thank you all, and I will see you at the event. DM me @BretMeasor or @GameDevDrinks or @HardCircle

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Sep
3
to Sep 6

Fan Expo Canada - Metro Toronto Convention Center

Fan Expo is on of the bigger events to come to Toronto, I figured I would post what it is from their FAQ.

“The Expo,” as it has become known, is a playground for people of all ages who are interested in any, or all, of the 5 genres Fan Expo Canada has to offer.  Each event has its own schedule of activities unique to its industry (schedules will be made available under each event) including, but not limited to; gaming tournaments, question and answer sessions with the hottest guests in their industry, artists competition (“Sketching Duels”), workshops like special effects/make-up, portfolio reviews, a masquerade (where people dress up as their favourite character) and much more!  If that isn’t enough for your senses, there are also exhibits from major companies showcasing their latest products and the largest retailer area of its kind where you can buy that limited edition item or that something special you’ve always wanted."

You can keep up to date with the gaming aspect here.

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Jul
11
11:00 AM11:00

AlterConf Toronto - July 11th at Bento Miso

The event will be at Bento Miso 862 Richmond Street West Toronto, ON M6J 1C9 and will highlight diversity in the tech industry. Check out the synopsis below and main site for further details:

"AlterConf Sessions are local events that provide safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries to learn from and encourage one another. By highlighting the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community members, we build hope and strengthen the community’s resolve to create safer, healthier spaces for everyone. The Sessions go beyond the limited definitions and basic discussions of diversity to create a deeper, more nuanced conversation. Each Session features a wide range of speakers delivering critical analyses of tech and gaming culture and presenting their vision for what our community can be."

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Jun
6
11:00 AM11:00

Stage Select Gaming Expo

Stage Select is a gaming expo that will have a wide range of studios and talents. There will also be a Keynote speech from Tanya Short

Standard Admission Fee: $25 – Purchase online and at selected retailers. Cash at door: $30 Child: $5 – Children 7-12 Ticket processor fees may apply

Toronto is a bustling city full of events. There are many conventions that focus on anime, comics, media and other hobbies but we feel that there is no event like Stage Select in this region. We are creating an environment for gamers, developers, educators and enthusiasts to come together to celebrate this shared passion for gaming. To find something like Stage Select, the closest comparable event would be in the United States.

A unique, inclusive, and exciting environment for gamers, developers and enthusiasts of all types.

Stage Select is an inclusive fandom event where visitors can choose from an array of events that will cater to their different areas of interest. No two games are exactly alike and gamers thrive on this diversity in playing options. The kind of events are included, but not limited to: table-top gaming, LARP’ing and cosplaying. There will be something for everyone to come and see and play.

Our philosophy. We want our celebrity game developer guests to have the ability to interact with their fans and so we encourage them to mingle and not be chained to their booth all day. We reach out to game developers, artists, and industry leaders to share their skills with the public to educate, refine ideas, and to give them exposure to new audiences.

You can check out the full site here, and make sure to follow them on Twitter.

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May
16
to May 17

Enthusiast Gaming Live (EGL) - GTA's Gaming Communities Coming Together

"Come Join Toronto's Largest Gaming Communities At An eSports Grassroots Event Spanning 60,000 Sq. ft. at The International Centre
All information and tickets can be found at: http://live.enthusiastgaming.com/
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- Compete Against Celebrated eSports Professionals in 18 Tournaments for $12,000+ in Cash Prizes
- Learn More About Toronto's 4 Hottest eSports Organizations
- Become Friends with Their Community Members and Star Players
- Watch Professional SpeedRunners Perform Their Most Famous Runs
- Popular Video Game Bands Take to the Stage in an Explosive Musical Performance
- Buy, Sell, or Trade Rare Games and Collector's Items at the Collectathon Marketplace. Or Stroll Through Artist's Alley 

The event is at The International Center (6900 Airport Road, Mississauga). Make sure to check out the FaceBook post here.

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