Victoria-based illustrator and graphic artist Ken Steacy, left, was made an honourary member of the 501st Legion. He’ll be one of the panellists at the Van Isle Comic Con set for this Sunday (June 10) at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Photo 501st.com

ROUND 2: Comic world of wonder returns to Sidney

Illustrators, art directors and writers with cred on hand at the Mary Winspear Centre

Get ready for round 2 in the wide of world of comics, cosplay and illustrative art as the second annual Van Isle Comic Con descends on the Town of Sidney.

After a successful inaugural year – more than 75 exhibitors, a cosplay contest, attractions and expert panels, not to mention a special presentation from Disney Studios’ Chris Williams – Van Isle Con is looking to build on that momentum with this year’s event, set for Sunday, June 10 back at the Mary Winspear Centre.

The event, sponsored by the Sidney Business Improvement Association and other local merchants, organizations and media including Black Press, opens at 10 a.m., with cosplay pre-judging taking place until noon in the Charlie White Theatre.

Subsequent events include a sketch duel between four notable artists, a writers discussion panel, conversations with art director and film production designer Terry Lewis (Deadpool 2, Warcraft, Planet of the Apes), stunt woman/actor Janeshia Adams-Ginyard (Black Panther) and concept artist John Gallagher (The Flash, Supergirl), and another Q&A with Disney writer, director and storyboard artist Williams (Frozen, Big Hero 6, Bolt) at 4 p.m.

All that is a warmup for the cosplay contest running from 6 p.m. onward in the theatre.

Admission is by donation.

– Monday Magazine staff

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