Friday, June 23

Have you ever wanted to play on a 188 foot wide 24 feet tall 4K LED wall? Come join us for an hour of FREE-PLAY on the Memory Express Mega Stage 🙂 Each FREE-PLAY POWER HOUR will host a different game thourghout the weekend. 

Join host Memory Express as for a 45 min presentation on a new product reveal from MSI.

Come join us for an hour panel with GCC celebrities and a match-up of the new Codenames online experience.

Come join official GCC host Clare Kramer on the Memory Express Mega Stage for an intimate one on one with Oded Fehr. A holly wood story you won’t want to miss.

Join us for our opening ceremonies as we honour the land in which Game Con Canada Powered By TELUS is hosted. Presented by The Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY). They are an influential not-for-profit organization in Calgary since 2001. USAY strives to provide essential programming and services to Calgary’s Indigenous youth between the ages of twelve and twenty-nine.

We are honoured to be joined by Blackfoot Elder, Duane Mistaken Chief. Duane Mistaken Chief is the AHS traditional wellness coordinator and counsellor at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre’s Elbow River Healing Lodge in Calgary. He also helped write the book, Blackfoot Ways of Knowing: The Worldview of the Siksikaitsitapi, published in 2004 by the University of Calgary Press

The time has arrived! The Memory Express Exhibition matches are coming to GCC 2023. Join us for an afternoon of top-tier Valorant collegiate competitors as they go up against the best of the best Valorant players Memory Express has to offer.

5 vs 5 Valorant exhibition matches against the Memory Express team. GCC is proud to provide the venue for these matches on the 118 feet long 24 feet tall 4K LED WALL Memory Express Mega Stage. BRING YOUR EH-GAME!

Saturday, June 24

Have you ever wanted to play on a 188 foot wide 24 feet tall 4K LED wall? Come join us for an hour of FREE-PLAY on the Memory Express Mega Stage 🙂 Each FREE-PLAY POWER HOUR will host a different game thourghout the weekend. 

Come join official GCC host Clare Kramer on the Memory Express Mega Stage for an intimate one on one with Deborah Ann Woll. A holly wood story you won’t want to miss.

Have you ever wanted to play on a 188 foot wide 24 feet tall 4K LED wall? Come join us for an hour of FREE-PLAY on the Memory Express Mega Stage 🙂 Each FREE-PLAY POWER HOUR will host a different game thourghout the weekend. 

Join us for an evening of action, adventure, and mystery! GCC is excited to announce that RealmSmith will be hosting A live actual-play of the brand new Gloomhaven Role Playing Game live from the Memory Express Mega Stage.

Guests included:
– Deborah Ann Woll 
– Noura Ibrahim 
– Luis Carazo 
– Omega Jones 

Avatar Generations is a Mobile Hero Collecting RPG taking place in the beloved Avatar: The  Last Airbender universe! Players will experience the main story following Aang and the ATLA story with extra details as well as brand new original stories and characters. Through the Timelines activity, you will also be able to experience the stories of other Avatars in the series, starting with Kyoshi! 

Throughout their journey, players will collect many different characters and variants to help them adventure through the Four Nations. With these characters, Adventure Teams can be formed to travel through different regions experiencing new and expanded stories or fight iconic battles from the series.

Outside of adventuring the Four Nations, there are various activities that can be played to help you acquire many different resources and materials; further upgrading your heroes. Relics and supports designed after key items, world lore, and characters will also be found that can be upgraded and equipped to your heroes for even stronger teams.

Join us for a celebration of all things cosplay! GCC is hosting the largest cash prize cosplay competition in Western Canada live from the Memory Express Mega Stage. Three tiers of competition Novice, Journeyman and Master class all adjudicated by our celebrity cosplay judges. Kinpatsu, Glaszy Kei and Axel Cosplay. 

In addition to our cosplay competitors, we are proud to announce that GCC is hosting five Alberta Highschools showcasing these talented students and the projects they have created for the competition. 

Join Oded Fehr and Clare Cramer on stage with our cosplay celebrity judges and find who the winners of our 2023 cosplay competition!

Sunday, June 25

GCC would like to shine a bright spotlight on the kids of cosplay! We have room for 25 kids to showcase their costumes on the Memory Express Mega Stage. Parents get out your cell phones for a photo opportunity you won’t want to miss. Fun fact! GCC has something special for every child that enters the fashion show as a special thanks from us to you 🙂

It’s time to play Dice Throne Adventures! GCC is excited to announce that RealmSmith will be hosting a live play of Dice Throne Adventures with some special guests live from the Memory Express Mega Stage.

Guests included:
– Deborah Ann Woll 
– Noura Ibrahim 
– Luis Carazo 
– Omega Jones 

Come join us for an afternoon of Celebrity Mario Kart. Watch as we place our celebrity guests up against each other for an afternoon of fun. Want to play with celebrities? GCC will be hosting an attendee draw to join the fun look for our post on the GCC social media channel to claim your spot!

It’s time to see who will become the GCC 2023 Street Fighter 6 champion! The top four competitors will battle head to head in our double-elimination matches live from the Memory Express Mega Stage. The winner will receive the GCC 2023 SF6 trophy and $500.00 cash and the runner-ups will receive some awesome prizing from our product sponsors. BRING YOUR EH-GAME!

It’s time to see who will become the GCC 2023 Super Smash Bros Ultimate! The top four competitors will battle head to head in our double-elimination matches live from the Memory Express Mega Stage. The winner will receive the GCC 2023 SF6 trophy and $500.00 cash and the runner-ups will receive some awesome prizing from our product sponsors. BRING YOUR EH-GAME!

Game Con Canada Powered By TELUS: Panel Stage

Friday, June 23

Sean has been in the industry for many years and runs is own expo called Aardcon. You don’t want to miss the tips and tricks of creating terrain from a true master.

Join QuelsieCosplay & Grimsage99 as they discuss the process of turning your cosplay prop ideas into reality!

Interested in cosplay competitions? JOIN AWARD WINNING COSPLAYER AUSTYN LARKAM AS SHE TEACHES HER TIPS AND TRICKS FOR HOW TO STAND OUT AND HAVE FUN!

 

Saturday, June 24

Join developers from New World Interactive as they chat about their hit game Insurgency: Sandstorm, establishing a game studio in Calgary, and more.

WARHAMMER Celebrity Paint & Take: Interactive on-stage paint and take where the fans help Oded & and the host of Play On Tabletop paint his first-ever WARHAMMER miniature.

Join the members of the Mercenary Co. as they discuss the aspects of breaking into the voice acting business. Get your Questions Answered!

Game Con Canada also mean game shows! contestants will have a chance to spin the wheel and compete to solve puzzles in this take on a classic gameshow.

The ladies of Femme Gaming are taking you on  a journey talking about the future of  women in gaming.

An engaging trivia-esque game for people that don’t like trivia, and those that love it! Topics include pokĂ©mon, video games, movies, you name it!

Space marines or batman in d&D? very possible! Learn how to from expienced players and dm’s without breaking game balance or player enjoyment!

Join Rachel Billings and Stephen Hayward from Czech Games Edition as they talk about the Joys and struggles of live streaming Board Games.

Sunday, June 25

This panel discusses the importance of online safety and how taking precautions can protect our children.

Join Axel Cosplay and get some tips/advice on how to move with props during your performances on stage and build a choreo. ( you can participate so bring your props!)

 

Join Gladzy as she takes you through the tips and trick she has learned over the years to imagine and create your own cosplay.

Join Kinpatsu to take your wig styling to the next level and learn how to create some truly crazy, colourful, and gravity-defying wigs!

 

We are excited to announce this exclusive panel to get to know our cosplay celebrity judges and discover their personal journeys into the world of professional cosplay.

Join the Time Vault as they present the prizes to the victors of their tabletop and board game tournaments.

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