Ontario Fan-art events (19)

1 Name: Darren : 2011-04-07 04:17 ID:17UTKuYd

Does anyone else think fan-fic and fan-art LIVE events in Ontario would be awesome? I think we should talk about having these 'hotspots', if you call them that. I mean, I'm sure everyon's wanted to meet their favourite fan-artist on the internet they've heard about.

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2 Name: Noc and NC : 2011-04-08 18:14 ID:aRSOlchq

That sounds like fun- kind of like a Canadian Comiket. Fans could meet their favorite authors or artists, and it would be a good opportunity for people to advertise their work.

3 Name: loneguppy : 2011-04-17 11:53 ID:RXptArQ5

Also sounds like a convention too. Living in Toronto, I am familiar with those.

What do you have in mind?

4 Name: Anonymous : 2011-04-19 04:08 ID:TErI3e/N

Well, in order to have an event, we need to pick a time and place to meet together. Where do you people think we should meet? What day/time do you people think would be good for the meeting?

5 Name: loneguppy : 2011-04-19 06:33 ID:NVaS0BYI

I work and volunteer, so only weekends work for me. Want to consider a Saturday or Sunday in May or June? I am open for that. Once we set up a date, we can then ask who can attend.

If it's a small gathering, we could consider meeting in a restaurant or banquet facility, where they have private rooms for such things.

6 Name: Gemna : 2011-04-19 08:03 ID:ZtEfCPqR

My schedule's always up in the air, sadly. But if something is in the works, I'll try to attend.

7 Name: ShiningMaple : 2011-04-19 12:46 ID:WJw4k9b5

I think maybe something held in late June would be good,because then more students would be able to attend as they wouldn't have to deal with the issue of having so much homework that they can't go. Also weekends are a plus. :)

8 Name: Tosh : 2011-04-19 18:28 ID:mVrS6WxV

Late June seems like a reasonable time. Being a student myself, its sometimes hard to find open space in my schedual for 'fun' things. Exams arent here yet, but they might as well be. >.< Weekends would be the best option though. Normally most people at least have 1 day to give.

9 Name: loneguppy : 2011-04-21 10:03 ID:NVaS0BYI

So. Does anyone have experience organizing a meeting? I'm doing my own research but I'm pretty clueless at this point.

10 Name: the darkness revealed : 2011-04-23 22:24 ID:hDeetP2W

Um, where would we be meeting? Like, which city?

11 Name: Schrodinger's Cat : 2011-04-24 11:21 ID:PkdQXOMY

Well, where does everybody live? I live in Toronto.

12 Name: Squabble : 2011-04-24 16:51 ID:FRf9qdrr

Most conventions take place in Toronto so that should be a good place for it.

13 Name: loneguppy : 2011-04-24 21:05 ID:nS3jd57/

I was thinking of Toronto too.

14 Name: Russa : 2011-05-09 06:25 ID:OOpNLmy8

So, I was just wondering what would happen if an fan-art/fan-comic event were held in Ontario... Would it be like a gathering of fans to get together and discuss and sell their work? Or more like a convention with guests, and an Artist Alley/Dealer's Room, and event rooms and such? Like, what would we all be doing there?

Toronto is a good place to hold an event/conventions. Weekends are usually a good safe bet. I'm just wondering about late June. Kids don't usually get out of school till the last week, and by then lots of places are already booked for summer activities. To hold an event in Toronto at the end of June, the place for it would probably have to be selected and reserved well in advance.

I'm not an expert by any means at organizing events; it's just a suggestion. ^_^

15 Name: loneguppy : 2011-05-14 16:36 ID:nS3jd57/

It depends on the size of the gathering.
I've found some sites to look into. Haven't had time to look into anything yet. We will need the expertise of professional planners

Restaurants with private rooms
http://www.restotoronto.ca/districts/toronto-downtown-restaurants.php

Hotel venues
http://www.eventsource.ca/venues.aspx?search=2&occasion=Social%2bVenues&category=toronto_gta_hotels&room_min=51&room_max=100&location=Toronto

Specific locations that has it's own event planning services:

Exhibition Place
http://www.explace.on.ca/planners_guide/index.php

Royal Ontario Museum
http://www.rom.on.ca/dining_shopping/event.php

16 Name: Russa : 2011-05-16 07:19 ID:OOpNLmy8

That's true. It does depend on the gathering size for, where, when, and what to do. And it help to have a professional planner's guidance.

As far as I know, renting private rooms at restaurants or hotels is expensive. If there was an estimate of how many could come, then we'd have a fair idea of whether a just one big room was needed, or several. I also had an idea that a school's gym and a few classrooms would be okay. But I don't know how hard it would be getting a school to agree.

17 Name: loneguppy : 2011-05-16 21:12 ID:nS3jd57/

That's true. Even community centres too.

18 Name: loneguppy : 2011-05-16 21:25 ID:nS3jd57/

Starting to locate some local facilities. I attended an art show at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre once.

http://www.toronto.ca/culture/pdf/rental.pdf

I'll see if I can find anymore like this.

19 Name: loneguppy : 2011-05-16 21:40 ID:nS3jd57/

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