may 11-13 ottawacomiccon.com Tens of thousands descend on Ottawa’s EY Centre to nerd out on all things sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. Lovers of manga, gaming, and (of course) comic books come in droves and in costume to pay homage to their favourite characters. There are artist panels, game tournaments, and film screenings, as well as celebrity autograph sessions and photo ops. This year’s guests include contortionist/actor Doug Jones (the Amphibian Man from Guillermo Del Toro’s Oscar-winning The Shape of Water), everyone’s favourite fool of a Took, Billy Boyd a.k.a. Pippin from
The Lord of Rings, Jewel Staite from Firefly, WWE wrestler Trish Stratus, Jason Momoa from Justice League, and 6’10” Joonas Suotamo who plays Chewbacca in the new Star Wars. Tickets start at $25.