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: 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 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.


Fencing is the sport of swordplay with a history as old as mankind. When a clever opponent blocked the swing of a club, fencing was born. The evolution of fencing from the club to electric foil took many centuries and eventually became a competitive individual and team sport that anyone can participate in.


The sport of fencing is fast and athletic, a far cry from the choreographed bouts you see on film or on the stage. Instead of swinging from a chandelier or leaping from balconies, you will see two fencers performing an intense dance on a 1.5 meter by 14 meter strip. The movement is so fast the touches are scored electrically – more like Star Wars than Errol Flynn.


Cool Fencing Facts


  • Fencing has been a competitive sport in every modern Olympic Games since 1896, and is one of only four sports with this distinction.
  • The Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics, was himself a fencer. He wanted to include horseback fencing in the Olympic program!
  • According to a U.S. News and World Report survey, the tip of the sword is the second-fastest-moving object in Olympic sports. The bullet is first.
  • At least one ancient Egyptian temple features a painting of a fencing match. The painting dates back to 1190 B.C


Come meet local fencers from the University of Guelph team and the Royal City Fencing Club and see if you can score a touch on a competitive fencer.



This year we are excited to have the Judges of The Joint Sector Task Force joining our team to assist in distributing Hall Awards for all Amazing Cosplay at GenreCon!


A costuming group that replicates Judge costumes from the 2012 DREDD movie. The groups focus is to introduce as many new fans to the movie as possible and to generate interest in a sequel.


“Our highly visible uniforms have lent themselves well to raising money for charity and awareness for causes. We are happy to help our citizens.”



So come meet a Judge…. for it’s “judgement time”!