23 March 2010

Ad Astra Convention (Toronto)

It's getting to be that time of the year again when vampire fans have to start choosing which events to go to (is it just me or do all these things overlap?) If you happen to be in Toronto the weekend of April 9 to 11th, the Ad Astra con is a good option.

What's in it for you?

Book Launches

*Truthseekers 3: Level Up by Rob St.Martin
A group of small-town teens fight all manner of nasties, including vampires.

*Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead, various authors
The first Canadian all-vampire anthology explores the future of vamps.

Making Appearances

*Author Kelley Armstrong
*Author Stephanie Bedwell-Grime
*Author Robert Boyczuk
*Author Karen Dales
*Author Nancy Kilpatrick
*Designer/Illustrator Ken Lillie-Paetz
*Author Kevin Nunn
*Author Rob St.Martin


An amateur costume and sketch competition for costumes of any origin including Buffy and other vampire related. More info here.


*Fandom: From Generation to Generation-- Who inspired fandom in you and how do you share it with your children?

*Paranormal Fiction: a Rising Genre-- What is it, why is it so popular, what do you want to see more/less of?

*Monster as Political Statement-- When is a walking corpse just a walking corpse?

*Vampires through the Ages

*Vampire Overload


Vendors and dealers to serve all your shopping needs.

For more info, click here.

Ad Astra Convention, April 9 to 11, at Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites, 1250 Eglinton Avenue East.


  1. I've not seen a follow up on this... did you attend?

  2. I really wanted to, but sadly I didn't make it.