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YUKOMICON 2015

YukomiCon is an all-ages “geek culture” event in the tradition of comic conventions held all over the world, but with a friendly Yukon flavour!

Featuring celebrity guests (including film and television stars, comic and video game industry professionals, professional cosplayers, and more); gaming tournaments, drop-in sessions, and a board game café; three days of panels, talks, and workshops; dozens of local and out-of-territory artists and creators; retail vendors offering geeky merchandise; film screenings, and more. 


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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Comic Culture Society

The second annual Geek the Halls craft fair is a different affair than the larger, more established craft fairs. But the vendors participating are a different sort of crafters and artists than the traditional Yukon crafters... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Courtesy of Kimberley Crawford

On October 9, Whitehorse fantasy artist Kimberley Crawford launched her new project, Unspoken Gods. The project reflects her own creations and will focus on large visual-art pieces that tell stories. The new project is a big step for Crawford... Read more

Yukon Arts

On August 25, all ages will be given the opportunity to get their geek on as the Yukon Comic Culture Society hosts its Get Your Geek On! Craft fair at the Gold Rush Inn Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Jessica Eden

The Yukon is about to get a whole lot funnier if Richard Eden has his way. Relatively new to the territory, Eden is the president and creator of The Yukon Comedy Collective – a new non-profit organisation that’s dedicated to providing top quality... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

If you don’t know what to get the geek on your Christmas list, the Yukon Comic Culture Society (YCCS) is coming to the rescue. The Society is hosting an event called Geek the Halls on Sunday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gold Rush Inn. Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Every Saturday evening, in a humble garage in Riverdale, the Northmen Gaming Club gathers to roll dice, game and share some laughs. The casual observer can be forgiven for fearing that a prohibition-era gambling house, full of craps and blackjack... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Reid Vanier

If you think Captain America’s corny and overrated, you’re in good company – with the likes of Thor, Spider-Man, and Nick Fury. They’re just three of the heroes who will spend a night laying burns on the Captain at a “roast” during YukomiCon this... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Have you seen the gamers and sci-fi fans and people dressed up as action heroes from the comics and board games? Well, Paul Scholz is their president. To be more precise, he is the president of the Yukon Comic Culture Society, an all-volunteer... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Courtesy of Reid Vanier

Comic geeks and freaks, fanboys and fangirls, cosplayers and costume enthusiasts, the time has come to don your crimson capes, cardboard shields and carefully crafted cutouts! This year’s cosplay contest will take place on August 26th as part of... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Jessica Prentice

The Yukon prides itself on the talented resident artists who portray our vistas, wild creatures and northern life. This October, the Heavy Metal North Art Exhibition will bring Yukoners something darker, heavier, and a lot more fantastical than... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: by Jessica Prentice

On October 1, the Yukon Comic Culture Society will invite Yukoners of all ages and experience to leave their solitary art holes and create comics alongside one another for 12 straight hours. If you’ve heard of the Nakai 24-Hour Playwriting... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: submitted by the Yukon Comic Culture Society

The International Tabletop Day celebrates board gaming around the world and an event is being hosted in Whitehorse this year by the Yukon Comic Culture Society (YCCS) on Saturday, April 30. The free event takes place at the Whitehorse Public... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukomicon

A comic-con is an annual event where sci-fi lovers congregate to pay homage to super heroes/villains/authors/actors/producers who help bring this genre to life on the big screen/small screen and comic pages. Cities in North America and around the... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTOS: Courtesy of Dancesonic

Whether you’re throwing a small dinner party, holiday event or New Year’s eve rager, your playlist can make or break the event. You’ve spent the time and energy on the perfect decorations, food, and outfit – don’t underestimate your playlist. Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-08-20 PHOTO: Todd Sjodin

Yukoners have a hidden talent. Last August, over 800 people flocked to the territory’s first-ever comic convention, and many of them came in elaborate costumes they made themselves. Vickybunnangel, professional cosplayer and judge of YukomiCon... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2015-08-13 PHOTO: TKS Photography

Gaming is a diverse hobby. It extends beyond the Scrabble and Monopoly of family gatherings, or the video games many associate with teenage boys. These days, gamers come in all stripes and have access to a vast and ever-expanding world of... Read more

Hobbies

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August 7, 2014 Issue

If you didn’t know that the Yukon has a thriving nerd community, you aren’t alone. Given both the North’s reputation for robustness and the long-ingrained notion of fragility associated with nerds, it isn’t surprising that a comic and gaming convent Read more

Hobbies