No Comic Con in Winnipeg this year, organizer says

By | April 23, 2019

Latex suits and colourful capes will have to stay in the closet this year: the organizer of Winnipeg’s Comic Con says the event will not go on this fall.

A post on the Central Canada Comic Con’s Facebook page said the event, which would have taken place in October, will not go forward.

The post pointed to rising costs and a lack of local support over recent years, as well as a lack of space at the RBC Convention Centre.

“One of the hardest things I’ve had to do in the past 20 years is to write this post,” organizer Michael Paille wrote in the post.

“The next hardest thing will be telling my 11-year-old and 14-year-old that there will not be a C4 [Central Canada Comic Con] this year.”

Paille wrote he’s been organizing the annual event in the city for 24 years. It started in an 800-square-foot hotel space, he said, before expanding to the convention centre.

The event’s committee considered other options, including moving it to another city, but with no success, Paille wrote.

Organizers hope to bring the event back in 2020, he said.

“We made so many great memories and new friends,” Paille wrote. “We all made this happen by working together and we have made so many people happy.”

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