Ontario's Happiest Little charity
Pop-Culture fandom Convention ever!!
the gauntlet of friendly competition awaits you here! Temper your spirit and test your might against old and new friends alike in any number of awesome thrill a minute
videogame/card battle tourneys. Bragging rights and prizes. You want'em - Come win'em!
We're catering to you! You'll find all kinds of kindred spirits selling all kinds of wares geared to your favourite facets of pop culture! Comics, Video Games, Card Games, Board Games, Plushees, Legos, toys, collectibles the list goes for miles and miles! Something for everyone surely! You'll find the main vendor area in the Best Western's beautiful Sunset Room!
ATARI, Nintendo entertainment system, Super nintendo, SEGA MASTER SYSTEM, SEGA GENESIS, TURBO GRAPHIX 16, Nintendo 64, game cube, playstation 1, 2, 3, WII,
these home consoles, and many more, comprise the history of video gaming on earth! Play hundreds of wicked titles from the many eras of video gaming's history!
VIRTUAL REality DEN
Make your way to the Virtual Reality Den at JOYCON 2018 to try your hand...and arms...and legs...and all of you for that matter! You'll experience the latest fad in the gaming craze! Join us for a treat for your senses, and an trip you'll not soon forget!
We're all super passionate about our favourite beloved fandoms/franchises/series! We encourage you to pay homage to your favourite characters! Dress up and we'll have a ball!
It'll be like a plus ultra version of Halloween in May! Just don't forget to read our JOYCON COSPLAY POLICY & the JOYCON PROPS AND WEAPONS POLICY below before getting too far into your character build! We only create these policies to protect yourself and the rest of our beloved guests!
Photos courtesy of Mayk Christianson
Get your costume ready & jump on stage to show the whole event who's boss, and share in the joy!
We're going to give away some really great prizes to the best Cosplayers of the weekend! Prizes will be awarded to, but not limited to - best cosplayer, best group cosplay, and hardest maker cosplay!
If you would like to be a part of our Cosplay Contest this year, don't forget to read our JOYCON COSPLAY POLICY & the JOYCON PROPS AND WEAPONS POLICY Above before getting too far into your character build!
If you'd like to participate, just fill out the Cosplay Contest registration form below, so we can gather some details! Also BEST OF LUCK AND THANKS in advance for participating! Whether its just to dress up and be proud of your favourite character, or to compete in the contest.
We Salute your pursuit of joy!
foR THE WHOLE KIT AND CABOODLE, SEE THE fULL JOYCON 2018 SCHEDULE BELOW!
So many thanks are owed that we think we could host a separate event just to sing the praises of our mighty sponsor list!! Joycon is a not-for-profit-give-it-all-to-charity-instead event! This year, with our incredibly supportive sponsor's and your support, we look to direct much needed upgrade funds to the Dryden regional health centre's ct scan unit. joycon wouldn't be possible without the generosity and sacrifice of so many hard working local businesses & people! just know, this may, when you're having a joy Thrilled may 26th and 27h, that everything you see/hear/experience is a result of the huge-hearted contributions from a ton of Dryden, and surrounding area businesses! A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PLATINUM SPONSORS:
THE CITY OF dRYDEN
bEST WESTERN pLUS hOTEL & cONFERENCE CENTRE
b&b rOADHOUSE bAR & gRILL
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Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Centre
349 Government St, Dryden, ON P8N 2P4
Dear Joy Seeker,
Welcome! Please consider being a part of JOYCON 2018! Dryden Ontario's second annual Charity Pop Culture Convention of goodness! We're planning some really amazing sights and sounds this year and we're excited to share all of that with you! This all ages event will bring together hobbies including, but not limited to: Video games, Comics, Manga/Anime, Board Games, and more! All housed under one roof at Dryden Ontario's Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Centre - a truly intimate & elegant setting for an incredible celebration!
We're gearing up to pack this 2 day event with oh-so-much stuff to do and myriad ways to partake in all kinds of happy happenings! Buy/Sell/Trade vendor tables, Retro Video Game Arcade, Virtual Reality Den, Live Performances, Live Information Sessions with Artists, Hobbiests, & Uber Geeks, a board/card game cafe, silent auction studio, and the Artists Alchemy Lab, where you'll enjoy (and can buy) one of a kind pop culture works of art from a huge host of incredible artists!
We're so happy to share the Joy! The joy that you help us create! JoyCon, this May 26th&27th 2018!
Our many thanks,
The JoyCon Team