I think that my evolution in games is pretty typical. Like most Canadians you start with Crazy 8’s, UNO, Euchre, Monopoly and like were the games you played with parents and siblings. Then in the late 70’s early 80’s my friends and I discovered Stratego, Risk, Panzer Blitz and Supremacy. The problem I found with some games is once someone began to get ahead the game became unbalanced and with no way to catch up. Games were always competitive.



The GenreCon 2017 vendor list is up! Check out all the amazing vendors we have lined up for you!


We have beautiful art, creative chainmail, amazing books and comics, nerdy music, board games, card games, video games, face painting, steam punk wares, plushies, leather gear, collectibles, glassware, and more!


As of posting this: we have 2 booth spaces remaining – Review our Vendor Form and contact Andrea: organizer@lynnvander.com if you are interested in vending at GenreCon!




The winner of the Freedom Japanese Market snack pack giveaway is Robyn Bobbin Leigh!! Congratulations and thank you for your support of Genre Con 2017!



Anyone else who is still interested in getting their own snack pack can visit www.freedomjapanesemarket.com and use the code “HELLO2017” for a $3 discount. Mention GenreCon in the “Where did you hear about us?” section for a bonus snack!


Ctrl V

Ctrl V is coming to GenreCon!


Ctrl V is Canada’s first virtual reality arcade, offering experiences in the newest frontier of entertainment and gaming. With custom-designed VR stations featuring the HTC Vive, each Ctrl V location offers high-end commercial VR experiences and a variety of different games.


Ctrl V will be running games all weekend! All money raised from the Ctrl V station at GenreCon will be donated to SickKids Hospital in Toronto.



Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol pups are coming to GenreCon!


Sunday February 5, 2017 @11am.
Buy your pass now!
Sponsored by: The Dragon



KRM Children’s Entertainment Company will be stopping by GenreCon Sunday morning with a few special guests!


Come and meet a firetruck pup, a helicopter pup, and a police pup from Paw Patrol!


Parents and kids under 2 are free.