Montreal Comiccon returns this summer with a huge lineup of celebrities

Apr 17 2023, 8:40 pm

One of Canada’s largest pop culture celebrations is happening in Montreal this summer, and it just announced its first guest of honour.

Montreal Comiccon is taking place at Palais de congrès from July 14 to 16, 2023.

Tens of thousands of comic book fans, geeks, and cosplayers will assemble for the 13th annual event, which features Christina Ricci as this year’s first guest of honour.


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Ricci currently stars as Marilyn Thornhill in Netflix’s Wednesday and Misty Quigley in Yellowjackets. The iconic actor also portrayed Wednesday in the 1991 movie The Addams Family and then again in the sequel, Addams Family Values, in 1993.

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Other featured guests for Montreal Comiccon 2023 include:

  • Stephen Amell (Arrow, Heels)
  • John Dimaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time)
  • Kurt Angle (Wrestling Legend, Olympic Gold Medallist)
  • Paul Sun-hyung Lee (The Mandalorian, Kim’s Convenience)
  • Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad)

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee attends the Mandalorian special launch event at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 28, 2023. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Fans of the popular CW series Smallville will also get to meet and hear from members of its cast, including Laura Vandervoort, Kristin Kreuk, Erica Durance, Michael Rosenbaum, and Tom Welling.

Montreal Comiccon is a fan convention that showcases artists and products from entertainment genres such as sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming (in all its forms), and, of course, bande dessinée and Manga.

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The expo features an array of exhibits that include celebrities, artists, set pieces from film and/or television, as well as an in-depth shopping experience that includes games, clothes, comics, toys, memorabilia, replicas and collector’s items.

Another exciting highlight of this year’s event is the debut performance of L’Orchestre d’animé de Montréal (OAM), an 18-musician ensemble with a passion for Japanese pop culture. There is also Kira Kira START’s Idol Showcase on Sunday to look forward to, as well as the Tabletop Gaming Zone presented by Asmodee Canada.

Montreal Comiccon

When: July 14 to 16, 2023
Where: Palais des congrès, Montreal
Tickets: Various prices. Free for children 5 and under. Purchase online

With files from Ty Jadah

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