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Friday, June 14

10:45 AM - 10:55 am : MSI Shout out

Join Vince on the Memory Express Mega Stage for an MSI Shoutout session. You never know what’s going to happen. Prizes, Raffles, Goodies!!!! You will have to come check it out and join the fun 🙂 

11:00 am 11:35 PM : Celebrity Panel Interview with Noura Ibrahim and Mark Meer

Noura Ibrahim, the adept host of Game Con Canada, navigates an engaging interview with Mark Meer, illuminating his extensive career in gaming voice acting, and his captivating role as a professional dungeon master. Through their discussion, attendees will uncover the rich tapestry of Mark’s experiences, gaining insight into his multifaceted contributions to the entertainment world and his imaginative prowess as a storyteller.

11:45 PM - 12:20 PM : Celebrity Panel Interview with Noura Ibrahim and Ray Fisher

Attention Game Con Canada attendees! We are thrilled to announce an exclusive interview happening on the Memory Express Mega Stage. Join us as Noura Ibrahim sits down with the star of “Justice League” and “Rebel Moon,” Ray Fisher. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear firsthand about Ray’s experiences and insights from his remarkable career. Be sure to mark your calendars and head to the Memory Express Mega Stage for this must-see event!

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM : Exclusive Product Showcase from MSI, The Claw

MSI is set to unveil their groundbreaking handheld device, The Claw, in an exclusive panel talk on the Memory Express Mega Stage at Game Con Canada. This eagerly anticipated event will offer attendees a first look at The Claw’s innovative features and capabilities, highlighting MSI’s cutting-edge advancements in gaming technology. Don’t miss this chance to witness the future of portable gaming live from the industry leaders themselves.

1:25 PM - 2:10 PM : GCC Exclusive Launch of Avori Henderson's New Board Game!

Details coming soon!

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM : Game Con Canada Opening Ceremonies

Full Details Coming Soon!

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM : Ray Fisher Plays Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 from Focus Entertainment

Ray Fisher, will be live on the Memory Express Mega Stage alongside the development crew from Focus Entertainment for an exclusive first look at Warhammer 40K Space Marine 2. This unprecedented event promises a thrilling showcase of intense gameplay, insider commentary, and all-around excitement as fans get an early taste of the highly anticipated sequel. Don’t miss this exclusive experience at Game Con Canada 2024!

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM : Celebrity Cup

Ever wanted to test your skills in Mariokart 8 against a celebrity? Well here is your chance 🙂 It’s first some first race to join our celebrity cast on the Memory Express Mega Stage for an experience you will never forget.

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM : Exclusive screening of a brand new series from Adult Swim!

Join [adult swim] at Game Con Canada for a MEGA mystery screening. We’d love to tell you more but then that wouldn’t be a mystery, would it? It’ll be Mega good.  You’ll just have to take our word for it.

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Saturday, June 15

10:15 PM - 10:30 AM :MSI Shout out

Join Vince on the Memory Express Mega Stage for an MSI Shoutout session. You never know what’s going to happen. Prizes, Raffles, Goodies!!!! You will have to come check it out and join the fun 🙂 

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM : XPR Labs VR Demo with special guest Billy Blanks and Avori Henderson
XPR Labs is coming to Game Con Canada and they are bringing the legendary Billy Blanks to showcase our revolutionary VR fitness experience, Taebo Reboot! 
 
Don’t miss your chance to witness Billy Blanks and the amazing Avori Henderson on the Memory Express Mega Stage  
 
“In a market thirsty for a cutting-edge fitness experience, by harnessing the charisma of fitness legend Billy Blanks and immersive technology, TAEBO REBOOT is geared to inspire a modern audience, merging the dynamic training routines with the interactive appeal of VR.”
 
11:10 AM - 11:45 AM :Celebrity Panel Interview with Noura Ibrahim and Karen David

Noura Ibrahim, the dynamic host of Game Con Canada, skillfully leads an engaging interview with Karen David, shedding light on her illustrious career in both film and gaming voice acting. 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM :Sorry Not Sorry D&D Improv, yegDND

Sorry Not Sorry Improv is delighted to be a part of Game Con Canada 2024. The SNS performers have been bringing unapologetically nerdy improv to Edmonton theatre goers for over a decade. With their focus on top-notch storytelling, stage combat, and genre-focused show formats, they’ve established a niche for themselves as the quick-witted, geeky darlings of the improv scene. From murder mysteries, to bombastic drag king advice shows, to pro-wrestling style improv sports entertainment competitions, Sorry Not Sorry has something for everyone. Catch one of their panels, check out a show, or swing by their booth to connect with their larger-than-life characters and roll the iconic 20-sided dice from their iconic fantasy flagship show, yegDND. See you on the con floor!

1:15 PM - 1:25 PM: MSI Shout Out

Join Vince on the Memory Express Mega Stage for an MSI Shoutout session. You never know what’s going to happen. Prizes, Raffles, Goodies!!!! You will have to come check it out and join the fun 🙂 

1:25 PM - 2:25 PM :Special Sneek Peak at some new Dice Throne Awesomeness

Full Details Coming Soon!

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM :ESIO Presents The Power Hour Panel. Females in Film, Gaming, and esports.

The ESIO Power Hour promises to be an empowering exploration of females in film, gaming, and esports, led by the dynamic host Noura Ibrahim alongside a star-studded lineup of special guests. With Deborah Ann Woll, Karen David, Avori Henderson, and CEO of Femme Gaming Jessica Medeiros, this panel will delve into the challenges and triumphs of women in these industries, offering valuable insights and inspiring narratives for audiences worldwide. Get ready for an hour of enlightening discussions and celebration of female excellence across the realms of entertainment and gaming.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM :The Game con canada cosplay competition

The second annual Game Con Canada cosplay competition promises to be a spectacle of creativity and craftsmanship, offering Canada’s largest cash prize for cosplayers. With three tiers of competition – Novice, Journeyman, and Masters Class – participants of all skill levels have the opportunity to showcase their talents and vie for recognition among their peers. From novice enthusiasts to seasoned masters, the stage is set for a vibrant display of passion and skill, where imagination takes center stage and cosplay dreams come to life.

5:00 PM - 5:25 PM :Asmodee presents the Game Con Canada cosplay competition halftime show performed by arthur murray dance studio edmonton
It all starts with an announcement video from Asmodee & Lion Rampant unveiling their new trading card game Star Wars Unlimited. Then the Arthur Murray Dance Studio is proud to bring a performance to the forefront you never saw coming! From Disney to Marvel and everything in between, we’re bringing your favourite movie and gaming soundtracks to life through dancing in a way you’ve never seen before! Don’t miss out on this spectacular performance coming to you very soon in a galaxy very close. Pssssssst! Watch over your shoulder, there may be Jedi and Sithlords walking among you, ready to spring into action at any moment…

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM : Join Kobold Press live for the first actual play of the Tales of the Valiant RPG in Canada!
Join Kobold Press live for the first actual play of the Tales of the Valiant RPG in Canada! Lead designer, Celeste Conowitch, guides our heroes through a valiant adventure in this new 5th edition compatible system. (Players: Jason Azevedo, Dot Steverson, Kendrick Smith, Alexander Stangroom)
 

Sunday, June 16 Happy Father's Day:)

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM : KIDS COSPLAY FASHION SHOW

GCC would like to shine a bright spotlight on the kids of cosplay! We have room for 20 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 🙂

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM : Dice Throne championship: Age of Destruction Finals

The anticipation reaches its peak as the Memory Express Mega Stage at Game Con Canada hosts the climactic showdown of the Dice Throne Championship: Age of Destruction. What began with 128 players has now narrowed down to the final two contenders, ready to engage in an epic battle for supremacy. As the crowd holds its breath, all eyes are on the stage, eager to witness the crowning of the ultimate Game Con Canada Dice Throne Champion, marking a momentous conclusion to an intense journey of strategic gameplay and fierce competition.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM : GCC Esports Street fighter 6 finals

Game Con Canada Esports takes center stage as they present the highly anticipated finals for the Street Fighter 6 esport tournament. The electrifying atmosphere crackles with anticipation as top contenders from across the country converge to showcase their skill and finesse in the ultimate battle for supremacy. With adrenaline-pumping matches and jaw-dropping displays of mastery, spectators are treated to a thrilling spectacle that will crown the Street Fighter 6 champion amidst cheers and roaring applause.

1:35 PM 2:35 PM : Tekken 8 tournament sponsored by Intel

In an exhilarating collaboration between Intel and NorQuest College, the Tekken 8 esport tournament emerges as a battleground for gaming excellence. As players clash in fierce combat, sponsored by Intel’s cutting-edge technology, anticipation mounts over who will seize the coveted prize of the Intel-powered gaming PC for first place. With adrenaline-fueled matches and strategic showdowns, competitors push their limits to claim victory, marking a thrilling chapter in the ever-evolving world of esports.

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM : MSI Gaming Area Valorant Finals

The MSI gaming area heats up as Valorant enthusiasts converge for the exhilarating finals, fueled by the partnership between MSI and Lotus 8 Esports. In this high-stakes showdown, top teams showcase their tactical prowess and sharp reflexes in a bid to claim supremacy. As the competition intensifies, all eyes are on the grand prize, promising not just victory but also recognition in the fast-growing realm of competitive gaming.

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM : GCC Esports Tournament Finals Reveal!

Full Details Coming Soon!

Game Con Canada Powered By TELUS: Panel Stage

Friday, June 14

A discussion about the application of game design to improve educational outcomes. Reducing costs and duration while improving outcomes.
Join FreckleBytes to learn the do’s and don’ts of getting into cosplay and how to take your next cosplay from C class to S class!

Are you seeking a career in video games or interactive digital media in Alberta? A panel of industry veterans will share their ideas. Hosted by ICTC.

Get the whole table Creating the world of their adventure: Build your storytelling skills with Tips From the Veteran improvisors of Sorry Not Sorry.
 
Join a group of students as we discuss Procedural content generation and its use is tabletop and video Games.
 
Do you avoid ranked like the plague? Are you still playing Karma top lane? Join us in a discussion about the highs and lows of Low elo gaming.
 

Join the Kobold Press design team for the new Tales of the Valiant RPG as they discuss the development, design, and process of bringing this new 5th Edition compatible system to life. Stick around until the end for the live Q&A to get your questions answered.

Host — Kendrick Smith
Panelist — Celeste Conowitch, Alexander Stangroom, Kym Weiler, Dot Steverson

Saturday, June 15

Have you ever wanted to improve your business practices, dating ETIQUETTE, and gaming skills all at the same time? come see how dancing can help you!
Experts discuss gaming’s impact on health, debunking myths and offering tools for digital rest & recovery, ensuring wellness for casual and pro gamers

Charity cosplay is a fun way to make new friends, cosplay more often, and give back to your community in a meaningful way. Learn how to get involved!

Discover how to breathe life into your original character or dream costume design with sorry not sorry’s Performers and their cosplayer guests.
 
Join ESIO for an insightful discussion featuring Bramdog founder Trent Oster, and Mythforce voices Mark Meer and Nikki Rae Hallow, as they explore the collaborative nature between video game development and local artists and how these partnerships enhance the gaming experience and foster a thriving creative community
 
Members of The Mercenary Co. Voice Acting School and Studio will be speaking on how to break into Voice Acting and answering questions.
 
Players compete in 1v1 matches in the car combat game, Twisted Metal 2: World Tour. Each match winner gets a small prize
 

Sunday, June 16

Struggle with character creation? Have a tough time making your character feel “real”? Come sit in and this trauma king will teach you their ways.
The land of great Health and dexterity is not in a Galaxy far far away. join this interactive panel to learn about health and wellness through dancing

This interactive panel will help you learn to better personify your characters. Stop by to add “character acting” to your list of cosplay skills!

Crochet is a fairly popular crafting technIQUE that can be used in both casual and competitive cosplay.

Learn what it is, and how you can get started!

 

Description: Tools to deal with conflict in online world and how to manage your own self-talk during it

Presenters: Shawna Shuster, Mat de Moissac

 
A comedy showdown between Sorry Not Sorry ImprovisERS inspired by a sealed Deck of Magic: The Gathering Cards. Your cheers choose the winner!
 
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