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Summertime means con season in London

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Have a fun time, while being in an air-conditioned building, while visiting one of the many conventions happening in London this summer.


Cynthia Kaczala | Interrobang | Lifestyles | June 7th, 2019




Summertime means you get time to yourself to go to summer events. While there are the festivals throughout the summer there are also conventions too. Here are some conventions that are happening in London during the summer:

Pin it Canada – June 21 to June 22, Fanshawe College (London Campus), 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.

Interested in handicrafts? Want to learn how to make a knit scarf or make a steampunk pedant? If yes, then Pin it Canada is the convention that you don’t want to miss.

From painting to sewing to bead work participants of the convention will be able to enjoy seeing a wide range of handicrafts and styles. This is essentially a big trade show where local and non-local artists gather to show and sell their latest pieces. There will be both vendors and workshops where people can either buy or make their own pieces.

The huge range of workshops offer a variety of choices at different ranges of difficulty, allowing both kids and parents, beginners and experts to have a fun time. For more information please visit pin-itcanada. com.

Ontario Ancestors 2019 Conference and Family History Show – June 21 to June 23, London Convention Centre, 300 York St.

Ever been interested in looking into your or your friend’s family history? Then this convention presented by The Ontario Genealogical Society might be for you. Family historian fans can come gather in London to learn, check out the marketplace and make new friends that share a similar hobby.

There will be many keynote presentations, speakers and workshops. Learn about some of the discoveries that other people have made while exploring their family trees, as well as the techniques behind them. For more information please visit conference2019.ogs.on.ca

TennoCon, Warframe – July 6 London Convention Centre, 300 York St.

A convention for the video game franchise Warframe, TennoCon is an event where fans can gather for a fun time and meet other fans and developers of the game.

Learn directly from London developers, Digital Extremes, about exciting reveals for the future of Warframe and get a chance to ask them questions in person about the game. Cosplayers will have a chance to show off their costumes on stage if they choose to participate in the cosplay contest. When buying tickets online you get TennoCon swag for your game account with convention-themed downloadable items.

There will be panels, game stations, escape rooms and much more. For more information please visit warframe.com/TennoCon

London International Tattoo Expo by Inked Circus – August 16 to August 18 London, Convention Centre, 300 York St.

This August the Inked Circus Tattoo Expo will be visiting London. Enjoy the hundreds of amazing tattoo artists gathered in one location to show off their works.

Get a tattoo on the spot by participating in a live tattoo session. Artists have a chance to learn from veterans of the industry and ask for tips at the seminars going on during throughout the weekend. There will also be an assortment of entertainment that can be watched such as two-man circus Monsters of Schlock and Neil E. Dee’s Danger Thrill Show. For more information visit inkedcircus.com

*London Convention Centre is now known as RBC Place London.
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