Vancouver Comic & Toy Show Sunday Feb. 24, 2019 * P.N.E. Forum* BC, Canada
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Vancouver Comic and Toy Show is growing up to 22,000 square feet at NEW location Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) Forum south end at 2901 East Hastings at Renfrew Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. About 200 x 8' vendor's tables full of pop culture like vintage back issues, new comics, action figures, model kits, graphic novels, Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr Who collectibles and Funko Pop. Expanded hours 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for more family fun. Top door prizes are two (2) x $100 gift certificates to be raffled off. ATM will be available. Food trucks have been added for more variety. Admission is $12, kids under 12 FREE. Parking is $15. Comic and independent press guests to be announced at Vancouver (BC) Comic Show new location

A wide variety of comics and magazines will be available:

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For collector/fans, the parking lot on the southeast corner of Hastings/Renfrew St may be cheaper, as I imagine the vendors will take up most of the $15 Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) parking. Also, lots of buses to that corner. e.g. #14 Hastings, #16 Renfrew, #95 Express bus (SFU).

As the Forum building is long positioned north to south, Van Comic Show is renting out the South end and here is a sample of another PNE con Forum overhead layout

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To any out of city (Vancouver and surrounding cities around it) comic vendors, this might be your chance to sign up to sell your books. There will be approximately 30 tables available opening up soon. Last show was at 170 tables. The new PNE south forum building is 22k sq ft size. The former Croatian Culture building was at 14,461 sq ft size.  So, there might be better traffic among the tables in the new show, given that it is now 7,000 sq ft bigger than then.

I think FEV might turn their eye on this one. Hard to ignore that one. :whistle:

 

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3 hours ago, Fan Boy said:

To any out of city (Vancouver and surrounding cities around it) comic vendors, this might be your chance to sign up to sell your books. There will be approximately 30 tables available opening up soon.  :whistle:

 

I think those 30 x 8' tables will sell fast as some previous vendors wish to expand from 1 table to 2 tables. Also, some shops like Tazmania and Big Pete's Collectibles seem to be renewing their leases in 2019. If they are forced into smaller retail space then they will be selling more of their overstock perhaps at Van Comc Show at the PNE.

There will be lots of competition and wide variety of comics and toys for sale:

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FYI on the topic of parking costs. The parking lot on Hastings Community Park ( it is across from corner of PNE of Vancouver Comic Book Show located) on Hastings street by Renfrew st. You can park there for $10 all day. Walking is like @ 5 minutes. There are two other parking lots on Hastings street west of PNE. Both are within one block distance. No information on parking costs.

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On 12/8/2018 at 1:55 PM, Fan Boy said:

To any out of city (Vancouver and surrounding cities around it) comic vendors, this might be your chance to sign up to sell your books. There will be approximately 30 tables available opening up soon. Last show was at 170 tables. The new PNE south forum building is 22k sq ft size. The former Croatian Culture building was at 14,461 sq ft size.  So, there might be better traffic among the tables in the new show, given that it is now 7,000 sq ft bigger than then.

I think FEV might turn their eye on this one. Hard to ignore that one. :whistle:

 

The only significant expansion and the one that's really impossible to ignore is the whopping increase in their admission fees from an outrageous $8 to an even more outrageous and gut wrenching $12 to get through the front doors.  :censored:  :mad:

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6 hours ago, lou_fine said:

The only significant expansion ... is the whopping increase in their admission fees from an outrageous $8 to an even more outrageous and gut wrenching $12.  :censored:  :mad:

At least the Van Comic Show (VCS) is a much larger con than the annual Bellingham con where the admission is $10 US. That BLI con has a Vancouver, WA vendor drive north to set up. I restocked some McFarlane covers:

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7 hours ago, lou_fine said:

The only significant expansion and the one that's really impossible to ignore is the whopping increase in their admission fees from an outrageous $8 to an even more outrageous and gut wrenching $12 to get through the front doors.  :censored:  :mad:

Well, it is true about the $12 admission as you said. But look at this way, you are getting more volume in size... it went up an extra 7,000 sq ft than last show. And more vendors to check out your favourite superhero  ... :gossip:  Greggy is one of them. His superpower is well known among here. :grin:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 1/4/2019 at 12:00 PM, lou_fine said:

The only significant expansion is the whopping increase in their admission fees from an outrageous $8 to an even more outrageous and gut wrenching $12 to get through the front doors.  :censored:  :mad:

Don't forget the $10 to park at the southeast corner of Hastings at Renfrew St, Vancouver. I imagine the vendor's vans and SUVs will all take up the $15 PNE parking next to the Forum building. Restocked some good reading:

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On 1/4/2019 at 7:21 PM, Fan Boy said:

Well, it is true about the $12 admission as you are getting more volume in size... it went up an extra 7,000 sq ft than last show. :grin:

 

For those vendors that have 'wall' tables and wish to lean their wall rack against the wall, the wall's height is 5 feet 2 inches.

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Vendor parking immediately next to PNE Forum building is $13. For those that don't mind hiking in 4-5 blocks, there should be some 'free' street parking. Fan Boy already stated the parking lot at the southeast corner of Hastings St at Renfrew is $10 all day.

A wide variety of comic collectibles will be available at the show with new expanded hours Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

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On 1/4/2019 at 7:21 PM, Fan Boy said:

it went up an extra 7,000 sq ft than last show. And more vendors to check out your favourite superhero  ... :gossip: 

 

Check out the reasonably priced :whistle: published original comic art available for sale from Vancouver Comic (and Toy) Show's guest penciller Stephen Sadowski (JSA, Invaders/Avengers, etc.).

Lots of competition at the PNE Forum about 1 week before the Fan Expo Vancouver.

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bump. Most of the main and side roads are clear now, as the snow is melting. Possible snow on Tues. but clearing for next week's Vancouver Comic Show at the Pacific National Exhibition Forum building. See you there. (thumbsu

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