Kelowna Community Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna Library
1375 Water St. Kelowna, BC
The Okanagan is hosting its third, and expanded “Comic-Con” style event! Presented by New Vintage Theatre, the newly named KFX will be an annual event that will transport the interior of BC to a world of comics, manga/anime, Sci-Fi, fantasy, horror, gaming, movies and more.
This year will feature celebrity guests, panels, Q/As, live performances and experiences you won't find anywhere else. Attendees will also be able to peruse the exciting array of booths presented by established and emerging talent from the world of fan-culture. Needless to say, many are expected to attend in costume and take part in the “KFX Cosplay Contest”, with the potential to win fantastic prizes.
Kelowna’s John Delaney, artist for graphic novels of The Simpsons as well as past artist behind Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Scooby Doo, will be one of the many prominent artists featured at this year’s festival. The event is designed to be an all ages experience that will encompass many areas of the Okanagan’s vibrant artistic community.
The Line Up
Kelowna Community Theatre & Black Box Theatre (1375 Water St.)
- Lip-Sync Battle
- 501st Garrison Star Wars Characters
- Empire Movie props and memorabilia
- Kids / Family Cosplay Parade
- DC vs Marvel Improv Showdown
- Making It In Hollywood North & "Puppet Killer"
- TV & Movies: Actor Aleks (Paunovic-Van Helsing, Supernatural), Katie Stuart (The 100, X-Men) & PJ Phil (YTV Host)
- Voice Actors: Kirby Morrow (Dragonball Z, Inuyasha, Transformers, Lego Star Wars, Death Note), Brian Drummond (Dragonball Z, Transformers, Gundam Wing) and Lee Tockar (My Little Pony, League of Super Evil)
- Directors: Mauro Borrelli & Lisa Ovies
- Artists: John Delaney (DC, The Simpsons), Ed Brisson (DC, Marvel) & Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens)
- "The Recall" Canadian premiere screening with the Okanagan cast and crew
Okanagan Regional Library (1380 Ellis St.)
- Harry Potter Mania: Drop-in family event, Horcrux scavenger hunt, Mugshot photo booth, Hogwarts Lego build, character bookmarks
- Tabletop Gaming Zone: Vernon & Kelowna clubs challenge, hosted by Jamie Stuart, all welcome to join
- Gaming vendors
- Bricks 4 Kidz: Lego creations
- Appearances from YTV's PJ Phil, Okanagan Batman & Robin plus others throughout the day
Rotary Centre for the Arts (421 Cawston Ave.)
- Artists Alley
- WTFast Virtual Reality Gaming & Trivia
- Rock of Ages Booth: take selfie or sing a song with the cast
- Face painting & Custom make up
- KFX Kids Zone: alien crafts, colour play, activity area
- Star Wars-Superhero storytime
- Cosplay Talk: Gladzy Kei
- Character Creators: Bethany McNab & Hailey Sabourin
- How to Wear a Kimono: Jennifer Sato
- Superhero Support Group: hosted by Theatre Kelowna Society
- Cosplay Alley: Spencer Voykin, Sakura Elric, Ethereal Ash, Andy Rae, Gladzy Kei, Bethany McNab
- Cosplay Contest
- Crunchy Roll Anime Screenings: hosted by UBCO Anime Club
- Film screenings
- Food Truck Pit Stop: 12pm-8pm
KFX is at the Kelowna Community Theatre, The Black Box Theatre, Okanagan Regional Library - Downtown Branch and the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Events will continue throughout the day and into the evening.
Tickets are extremely limited, so get them early to avoid
disappointment. For ticket prices, VIP privileges and other important
details, visit KelownaFx.com.
Potential booth exhibitors and sponsors should contact Brian at email@example.com. to be a part of this thrilling first stop on the ComicCon/FanExpo circuit.
Those interested in performing or presenting on the main stage should contact Bonnie Gratz at firstname.lastname@example.org.