The Comic-Con was the brainchild of Carmine De Santo, owner of Dr. Comics in downtown Orillia. He conceived the idea over a year ago and expected to start small. He simply had a vision of "a group of comic fans and toy fans getting together in one day." But the idea caught on like wildfire and exploded into a massive event. Whatever happens in the future, it will be difficult to top the inaugural Orillia Comic-Con, which is suddenly the largest single one-day event in the city in terms of attendance numbers. It's an accomplishment of super-hero stature for a local visionary who deserves his own cape for helping to put Orillia on the map in a new and welcome way”

Orillia Packet & Times

“In my 30 years of doing comic-cons all over North America, I've never seen so many people at a 1 day event in a small community of people, Congrats Carmine you Canadians know how to con it!”

Creator of Deadpool Fabian Nicieza

“I just had a hell of a time at the Orillia Comic-Con 2017, Orillia has a Devout Comic, Retro, Game, Artist, Creative Culture. 1st time show 7500 people and 8 hours, insane!!! and we will back in 2018”CK Leach - ADL Gaming, Vendor

Cottage CountryCon All Over the News:




https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/7327267-super-heroes-villains-and-the-people- who-love-them-descend-on-orillia/

https://www.barrietoday.com/local-news/comic-con-promoter-overwhelmed-with- response-6-photos-622359

Please watch the CTV Comic-Con Coverage Video Clip here: http:// barrie.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1129845&binId=1.1272429&playlistPageNum=1