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.
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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”!


Troy Boy Entertainment is coming to GenreCon 2017!


Saturday February 4, 2017 @9:30pm, Doors @9pm
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Genre Con, are you ready to meet ‘The Ringleader’ from TroyBoy Entertainment?


TroyBoy Entertainment is Southwestern Ontario’s fastest growing performance art company! Specializing in the areas of Burlesque, Boylesque & Drag productions.


We introduce to you the master mind behind it ALL – TroyBoy Parks! A charismatic, driven show producer with hot passion for the stage, a thirst for fashion, and love for the arts, TroyBoy will leave you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end!


TroyBoy has been a part of the nightlife entertainment industry of Ontario for a decade, and in that time he has worked alongside most of the provinces best, bringing them to a stage near YOU!!
Excited to be a part of Genre Con, ‘The Ringleader’ has conjugated a performance squad like no other to tickle the fancy of all the Genre Con fans with 15 cosplay performances that will take you on a journey to other realities and beyond!


501st Legion - Canadian Garrison


The 501st Legion Canadian Garrison are coming to GenreCon 2017!



The 501st Legion is an all-volunteer organization which seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality “bad guy” costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.


Come and meet stormtroopers, Darth Vader, and many other “bad guy” characters from the Star Wars Universe!



The Cybertronic Spree are coming to GenreCon 2017!


Friday February 3, 2017 @10pm, Doors @9:30pm
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Hotrod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, Spike, Soundwave, Bumblebee, and a Quintesson have been brought together by the power of rock ‘n’ roll.


Known across the galaxy for having cast aside their warring factions for the sake of entertainment, the band play music from The Transformers: The Movie, hit film and anime songs, and video game covers at full volume. These rockstars in disguise blend their love for 80’s metal into an unforgettable live show. It’s your cartoon childhood coming back to whack you in the face with awesome!


Check out their videos here:

  • Dare (The Transformers: The Movie 30th Anniversary Celebration)
  • Pokemon (Live Performance Mashup)

Geek is not just  four letter word. It’s about passion and excitement. It’s about that one thing that you know everything about and can’t wait to share and explore. To geek out is to reach a frenzy over your favourite topic and to get your geek on is to purposefully dive into that thing that really gets you excited.