GenreCon debuts tomorrow in Guelph

The inaugural GenreCon takes place November 16 till 18 at the Holiday Inn on Scottsdale in Guelph. Newly booked guests include Mark Lutz, best known for his recurring role on the Joss Whedon series Angel and for co-writing and starring in the TV movie Victor. Lutz will be joined by Pontypool novelist/screenwriter Tony Burgess, Sherlock Holmes and 300 actor Robert Maillet, Mass Effect voice actor Mark Meer and actor Connor Stanhope, who played a young Lex Luthor on several episodes of Smallville.

Previously announced guests include Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens), Nicholas Brandon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Tom Lenk (The Cabin in the Woods), Sandahl Bergman (Conan the Barbarian), Julian Richings (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil), Courtenay Taylor (Mass Effect), and Nicole Gauss (My Little Pony) who will be signing autographs, taking pictures and answering questions with fans.

Aside from celebrity guests, GenreCon will also feature a dealers’ room, panels, video game tournaments, a genre film festival, a masquerade, and karaoke. Tom Lenk will be performing his one-man show, Nerdgasm, which he’s done on stage in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as GenreCon’s closing event. And there will also be the Hollywood Elemental Party at Crabby Joe’s where fans, with a special ticket, can enjoy a nice meal up close and personal with their favorite celebrity guests.

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  1. Kevin • November 15, 2012 @ 7:31 PM

    Im glad I have a life away from these nerds who are obsessed with this kind of crap! I have no idea who most of these people are!

  2. Missy Seanache • November 16, 2012 @ 1:33 PM

    So because you don’t have the same hobby as someone else, they don’t have a life? I have a very busy and fulfilling life and I am very excited for this weekend!

  3. Scott • November 17, 2012 @ 11:09 PM

    The people my girlfriend has met at these events are amazing. If she is a nerd for going to these events then she can keep going as much as she wants.
    Just cause your not into it doesn’t give you the right to say such a shallow comment, I feel for you bud

  4. Thomas • November 21, 2012 @ 9:36 PM

    Kevin is just a wee bit insecure. I’m sure he has realized his bully power ended in grade 9 and now works for us geeks! Pay day Kevin.

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