Montreal Comiccon 2019 – Day 3: The Masquerade Awards Ceremony, Paige O’Hara & Cosplay

Montreal Comiccon 2019

Day 3 wrapped up at Montreal Comiccon 2019. Sunday is the shorter day and with an array of appearances from James and Oliver Phelps (the Weasley twins), Watchdogs 2, Christopher Lambert (Mortal Kombat/Highlander), William Shatner, Paige O’Hara among many others. The Masquerade Award Ceremony took place as well following the previous event’s The Masquerade event. Sunday still had a lot of panels and workshops to check out.

Our schedule included a lot of wrap-up for the Indie Game Zone (which will be talked about over at Game Warp Blog) and capturing some more cosplay and catching The Masquerade Awards Ceremony and finally, the panel for Paige O’Hara.

THE MASQUERADE AWARDS CEREMONY

Following the previous day’s The Masquerade at the end of Day 2 (which I didn’t make it to), Day 3 had the Awards Ceremony separated into 4 categories: Novice, Journeyman, Artisan and Master. In each category, there are honorable mention prizes to armory design, wig and other elements of the cosplay costume itself. Its a pity to not have gone to the actual Masquerade yesterday as most winners didn’t go in their previous day costumes or just retained one element of it, however, here are the winners in each category.

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The Masquerade Awards Ceremony – Novice Winners

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The Masquerade Awards Ceremony – Journeyman Winners

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The Masquerade Awards Ceremony – Artisan Winners

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The Masquerade Awards Ceremony – Master Winners

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The Masquerade Awards Ceremony – Other Winners

Q&A Panel: Paige O’Hara

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Paige O’Hara, known for her role as the voice actress for Belle, was the last panel that I attended. Disney movies are very close to my heart as with the majority of the audience who are big fans of Beauty and the Beast. During the panel, Paige O’Hara talks about her experiences when she started out in Broadway and her experiences working with different voice actors over the span of the Beauty and the Beast movies. She talks about her talents not only as the well-known voice actress but also as a Disney Fine Art artist where you can find her work HERE.

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At the same time, fans also asked her to sing different songs and she accommodated to it all, at one point singing a snippet of the song “Belle” and asking the audience to do the chorus while also being asked to sing “Something There” where she asked some of the fans to go up with her to sing it. If there was one word to describe this panel, especially for Beauty and the Beast fans, it was magical.

COSPLAY

Cosplay is a huge part of Montreal Comiccon. While not exactly just Day 3 cosplay, this is the cosplay from over the entire weekend.

Some of them I know and some of them I don’t. If there’s any that I didn’t label that you know where its from. You can leave it in the comments below! Some really cool cosplay this year but it really was just a small portion since Saturday I had less time due to the amount of panels lined up. Next year, I’ll have to definitely make it to The Masquerade.

Day 3 & Cosplay all done for Montreal Comiccon 2019!
Next up tomorrow is the Shopping Haul post to wrap things up!

Toronto Comicon

Its rare that I head out to Toronto so frequently but I’ve been wanting to go to Toronto Comicon and while my husband and my road trip buddy couldn’t make it, I managed to meet up in Toronto with Drew at Drew’s Movie Reviews (also my Ultimate 80s Blogathon co-host). We’re both not from Toronto so it was double amazing that this was able to happen. Plus, you could even consider this a little celebration for having that absolutely successful collaboration. ūüėČ

After some planning, I booked a train for Friday evening to get there and stayed at Chelsea Hotel who upgraded me to a Club Lounge room which had access to free breakfast. Other than the confusing elevator system, it was a very pleasant stay. We headed to Toronto Comicon on Saturday morning and ended up going to 4 panels and checked out the exhibits and the artist gallery.  It was a ton of fun and lots of amazing stuff to look at.  There was a good bit of fantastic costumes!

Let’s check out our day!

12PM: Celebrity Q&A with Starship Troopers’ Dina Meyer & Casper Van Dien

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I haven’t seen Starship Troopers in forever. To say that I actually remember a lot of it would be a huge lie. ¬†But, being at Toronto Comicon took a little bit of planning and I kind of wanted to hear what actors and actresses had to say. Usually, they are fun even if you don’t know much about the movie in reference because it gets more general experience and whatnot. ¬†That is exactly how Starship Troopers turned out. ¬†Dina Meyer and Casper Van Dien were hilarious together as they answered the Q&A and it was a ton of fun listening to their experiences. ¬†It makes me want to go find a copy of Starship Troopers and give it a watch soon ūüôā

Game Testing at Reptoid Games

Reptoid Games

Reptoid Games

In between the two panels, we had a little time to go check out the showroom with exhibits and artist alley. ¬†Its there we met the two guys behind Reptoid Games who had a reveal of their alpha multiplayer game. ¬†We gave it a test run. ¬†I’ll cover more on that over at That Moment In once it goes back to normal operations. ūüėČ I didn’t expect to get the chance to try out a game so it was really cool.

2PM: Live Improv Show: In a Galaxy Far Far Away

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Next panel we checked out was the live improv show called In a Galaxy Far Far Away. ¬†Obviously, it had to do with Star Wars, the one thing I knew so little about. ¬†We started the show with the audience giving them names and colors and objects. ¬†We ended up with Trump Tower, Purple and Shoemaker (in reference to something evil, a color, and first job). This was so much fun and OMG, was it ever hilarious. Plus, it didn’t need a whole lot of knowledge on Star Wars, because they actually made jokes out of what Star Wars would do and the normal tropes it had and whatnot. That was even funnier!

Lunch at Hank Daddy’s Barbecue

Hank Daddy's Barbecue

Smoked Sausage on a Bun

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Pulled Pork Burger

After two panels and some bit of lining up, we went for some lunch. ¬†After some debate (mostly on my part), we ended up giving Hank Daddy’s Barbecue a go. ¬†Their specialty is this Pulled Pork Parfait which we didn’t get. ¬†However, I was having a huge hot dog craving and the Smoked Sausage on a Bun (which had a gluten free sausage but probably not the bun) was the best option. ¬†I’m not usually a fan of onions but it was a good mix with the sauce.

Costumes and Cosplay!

5PM: Celebrity Q&A with The Flash’s Robbie Amell

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Robbie Amell’s Q&A was a lot of goodness. ¬†The line-up was intense and immense. ¬†He started us up with teaser trailer of this short that was released yesterday along with the Indiegogo project launch with him and Stephen Amell for a full-length feature called Code 8. I linked it up in case you wanted to check it out. He told us the story about his funny/embarrassing moment on Whose Line Is It Anyways? which I did go check out afterwards. ¬†He talked about working on The Duff and with Mae Whitman and of course, a ton of questions was about The Flash and Firestorm and all that lovely stuff.

6PM: Comics Panel: “Q&A” with Deadpool Creator Rob Liefeld

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Rob Liefeld was really the odd one for me mostly because I didn’t see Deadpool yet and well, I know nothing about anything when it comes to source material and superhero origins and whatnot. ¬†However, this man talks a lot and he told us about how he came to create Deadpool and get into the business and being a comic book artist and the film and whatnot. ¬†He talked all the time away and there was really no questions but I think he may have answered everyone’s questions with his speech. ¬†It was still super entertaining.

My Comicon Haul!

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Teeturtle –> It glows in the dark!

I love Teeturtle.  The last time I got a shirt was at Montreal Comicon and it was a Miyazaki character themed one that I love so much and wear all the time in the summer.  This one is glow in the dark and actually works.  I tried it out at the hotel. The moon lights up in the dark. Its pretty cool.

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A lovely booth with beautiful art but this one matches my den the most!

I believe this booth is called Gillian and Brian. ¬†They ¬†had a ton of really cool takes on pop culture art. ¬†After much debate, this one won because it matched the Chinese theme I had going on in the den where this will go once I get a customized frame for it. ūüôā

2nd Book in the ongoing 10 book series called Nemecene

2nd Book in the ongoing 10 book series called Nemecene

Last thing was a lovely book. The author Kaz Lefave was at the convention. She convinced me to get this second book in her 10 book series. ¬†She is currently working on the third book and had the first book available on digital copy for free. ¬†That is a pretty sweet deal. ¬†She’s also designing a game that goes with it which looks super amazing. I can’t wait to start reading it and enter into the Nemecene world ūüėČ

Toronto Comicon was a ton of fun! A little tiring and whatnot but it was great!
The fun doesn’t end yet! Drew and I met up again on Sunday to go check out Ripley’s Aquarium. ¬†That post is coming up next Wednesday!

TMI Podcast: Random Chat Halloween Show with Filmmunch and The Creative Fox Den!

Welcome back to another podcast over at my co-host David’s site, That Moment In! This week is a special episode all about Halloween. ¬†We talk about horror movies, characters, our costumes and even about candy. On top of that, we have two members¬†of the TMI family joining us in this fun and they are Nelson from Filmmunch and Mel from The Creative Fox Den.

Hope you enjoy & Happy Saturday! Stay awesome! ūüôā

Montreal Comiccon 2014!

The past weekend was Montreal Comiccon! I’ve never been to Comiccon in Montreal and although last year I wanted to go, I had to give it up because I had something more important in the form of TIFF for The Wind Rises and Rigor Mortis. ¬†I totally do not regret making that trip. However, this year, I’m working on the Montreal events and this one was right on the list and I bought the ticket right when they were released. ¬†I only got a 1 day pass. ¬†However, after Saturday, I’m positive that I’m going to be going back and maybe even for 3 days if they have great guests..we’ll have to see for next year.

Lets not get ahead of myself: here’s how Saturday went!

Shortly after running into Day’s Lee, we saw Spiderman perched on the railings on top of the escalators leading to the hall looking awesome.

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Spiderman

The line-up was super intense. ¬†It was one line to get our tickets checked, then another line to get our tickets scanned and hands stamped then up the escalators and weaving all over the place to eventually get to the exhibition hall area. ¬†Apparently, starting this year, Montreal Comiccon took over all of Palais des Congres (the convention centre in Montreal) so it covered all the floors. ¬†We took a good look at the map to get to the first Q&A. ¬†The lineup took longer than expected so I didn’t get to Billy Boyd’s Q&A so we went straight to Star Trek with three lovely ladies, Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby and Gates McFadden.

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Star Trek Q&A panel: Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby, Gates McFadden

I haven’t watched a lot of Star Trek. ¬†Only bits and pieces of it: a little bit of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine mostly. ¬†However, these ladies was absolutely a joy to watch. ¬†They were all extremely hilarious and entertaining!

Getting out of this one, we looked at the time and found it perfect timing to go straight to lineup for Sir Patrick Stewart’s Q&A in the main exhibition hall. ¬†We sat down to eat lunch while waiting an hour in advance. ¬†We chatted a little and before we knew it, we were moving inside. We managed to sit in the middle of the last row in the first section. ¬†Still, my zoom wasn’t great so this was the best I could get.

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Sir Patrick Stewart Q&A Panel

There is something amazing about seeing Sir Patrick Stewart. ¬†It could be the whole crowd giving him a standing ovation as he entered the hall. ¬†Or just how completely classy he is while bringing in lots of funny moments. ¬†He is extremely charming to watch and so very much achieved. ¬†It was really something to hear him talk about how he didn’t take himself getting a role in Star Trek serious as his family didn’t either and how even when he got he role, he didn’t unpack the whole time because he wholeheartedly believed that they would realize they made a terrible mistake and would kick him out. ¬†When asked who was the best to work with in all of XMen, he thought for a second and said Ellen Page. ¬†He even explained in a funny way how he should be called Sir Patrick (as opposed to Sir Stewart) and even joked with someone who said Good Evening although it was clearly the afternoon. ¬†Regardless of the questions, he took each one and gave it his own twist and it made for an extremely lively and fun panel to listen to.

Plus, he gave us a quick 5 minutes update of what he is up to. ¬†Aside from the next X-Men movie, he is part of this Seth McFarlane produced sitcom called Blunt Talk. ¬†And he recited some Shakespeare which I didn’t record the whole thing.

After this panel, and finally finding our way to get back downstairs, we managed to get to the main area where there was tons of amazing costumes.

There’s a whole bunch that I don’t know. ¬†If its part of video games (newer ones) or anime, chances are I won’t know them. ¬†However, the efforts are amazing. ¬†So amazing that Day’s asked me if maybe we should do it next year. ¬†I mean, I did a pretty quick version of Resident Evil before. ¬†With a year to plan, I’m sure I could ressurect that or do something else. ¬†Its always something to consider.

After a bit of shopping and photos, we had to get to Q&A panel for Danny Glover.

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Danny Glover Q&A

Danny Glover is an actor that I’ve known more of his more recent roles. ¬†I know what he has done before and I really should get around to see those roles. ¬†You can tell that he’s a man with a lot of deep thoughts. ¬†Plus, he took a lot of time to give detailed answers to the questions. ¬†Unfortunately, I didn’t get to stay for the whole thing and had to leave, and even that apparently wasn’t soon enough for the next Q&A.

The next Q&A panel was in the main exhibition hall again and this time, although arriving 45 minutes in advance, we ended up lining up right at the entrance of the waiting area. ¬†That was pretty intense. ¬†This Q&A was for Stephen Amell ūüôā Its also my last Q&A for the day.

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Stephen Amell Q&A panel

Needless to say, although I was only 3 rows back from where I was for Sir Patrick Stewart earlier in the day, it was far enough that you can’t really see much. ¬†Still, he had people lined up to ask him questions even before he entered the stage. ¬†There were two rules as he entered with the Comiccon host: No marriage proposals (because he’s already married and he touched his wedding ring at that same time) and no asking him to take off his shirt (because then the host would do it). I wasn’t exactly sure on what to expect for Stephen Amell because I am a newer fan of his and I haven’t followed his social media much either. ¬†However, everyone asks a lot about the stunts and asks him to recite lines like “You have failed this city”.

He talks about how he wants to get the chance to do all the stunts himself and sometimes he really works on a simpler but more realistic version to make it work. ¬†He did that for one scene where he tells the stunt crew about how they were robbing him of the opportunity to slide over the hood of a car and he argues to get it shot both ways and eventually ¬†his way works better and thats the one they used. ¬†A charming and funny guy to listen to. ¬†He makes a few jokes and talks about how he would love to have Arrow as part of the Justice League movie except with shooting schedules for TV series, it wouldn’t work for shooting a movie.

The best part was this part where they asked him to recite the lines for the opening of Season 2 or something (I couldn’t hear that question properly) but he gave it his own twist and decided to do the first opening of the pilot in Season 1 of Arrow instead.

After this last Q&A panel, we were ready to walk the exhibition hall and all the vendors and stalls. They had a few things for viewing and we took pictures here and there.

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Indiana Jones

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Ghostbusters

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Doctor Who phone booth (100% of donations went to Montreal Children’s Hospital)

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Piglet visiting the Comiccon

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Little Big Planet 3 poster at PS4 booth

This may sound stupid but I’d totally get a PS4 JUST to play Little Big Planet 3. ¬†Thats how much I love it. ¬†Just to justify this picture a little.

Now, I was being extremely cheap and kept thinking about the photo op and eventually by the time I wanted to do it, it was full.  So to end this post off, its not Stephen Amell but this guy has a fantastic Arrow costume.

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And that was my first Montreal Comiccon! It was so much fun and I’m definitely going again next year. Whether in costume or not, I’ll think about that a little first ūüėČ However, next year’s Montreal Comiccon is now pushed into early July, set for July 3-5, 2015. ¬†If you are looking to check it out, jot that down on your calenders!

Also, please go check out Day’s post on the Montreal Comiccon right HERE!

Which costume up there do you find the most impressive?  Out of curiosity, would you like to see Arrow as part of  the Justice League movie?