We would like to thank all the Volunteers, Sponsors, Exhibitors, Guests and Attendees for making GenreCon 2018 an amazing event once again.

Dates for next years show will be posted soon so keep checking in!!

Check out our TV Spot on Rogers Television’s #GuelphLIFE.


Until Next Year

Team GenreCon!


Pre-registration is closed but don’t worry, you can still purchase passes at the door!

$25 weekend pass.
$15 day pass.
$10 youth (under 12).
$60 family (2 adult, 2 youth weekend)

Reminder: We can only take Cash or Credit at the Registration Desk!

There are limited bank machines at the Convention site so please prepare!


Tickets and Passes will be available to Purchase at the Registration Table at GenreCon 2018.

Reminder: We can only take Cash or Credit at the Registration Desk!!

There are limited bank machines at the Convention site.


Please prepare!!

Come Get Your Geek On!


An Evening With Charisma Carpenter

This intimate event is located at The Round Table – A New Gaming Experience on Friday Feb 9th at 8:00pm.
An exclusive meet and greet with Buffy’s own Cordelia, hosted by Xander himself.

Evening includes a meet and greet, a light snack, one drink ticket* and a chance to get an exclusive Cordelia card for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer board game (game not included but available for purchase). Get your ticket’s now!

 *Drink tickets are available for use on any available Buff Themed Drinks, Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic are available.

Charisma Carpenter

Headlining this intimate meet and greet, Charisma Carpenter‘s first notable TV appearance was in an episode of Baywatch (1989), which was followed by a brief run in Malibu shores (1996). She later auditioned for the title role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996-1999) but was instead cast as Cordelia – a character that started as a snarky, shallow foil to Buffy, in complete contrast to Charisma’s real life kindness and friendliness. Cordelia’s popularity with fans and producers lead to a bigger role in the spinoff, Angel (1999-2004), and Charisma’s career has only grown since the show’s conclusion, appearing in blockbuster films such as The Expendables (2010), and continuing to make TV appearances in numerous shows. Charisma is very friendly to fans, and is excited to headline this event!

Nicholas Brendan

Hosting this event, Nicholas Brendan‘s first big break as an actor was in his role as Xander Harris in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996-2003), a major character through all 7 seasons of the show. Since then, Nicholas has appeared in many movies and television series, including the role of Kevin Lynch, a recurring character on Criminal Minds (2007-2014). Nicholas considers Charisma a good friend, and is excited to introduce her at this event! Nicholas is friendly and outgoing, and is looking forward to interacting with you as your host for the evening!


Come get your 2018 GenreCon Guelph Tickets at:

GenreCon 2018 Ticket Link



Are you ready for the return of Guelph, Ontario’s very own Geek Convention??


Team GenreCon would like to hear from you!! Over the next few weeks we will be posting panel ideas, concepts, fandom loves and general Geekery for you to participate in.

  • Mini Poll #1 – Cosplay, Pitch an Idea, Literary merits of genre.
  • Mini Poll #2 – GI Joe, Buffy, D&D.
  • Mini Poll #3 – Self-publishing, Game design, How to make money with your art.
  • Mini Poll #4 – Comics, Prop building, World building.
  • Mini Poll #5 – Being a vendor, Heroes journey, Crowdfunding.


Vote here or on Facebook!! Don’t forget to check back for future polls.

Comment to let us know what your favourite panels are!!



[Click here for the GenreCon 2017 official photos!]
A huge thanks to Erin of True Sight Photography for being our official photographer for the GenreCon 2017 weekend!
True Sight Photography


Thank you everyone for your photo submissions! Here are our winners!




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!