Out of this world

Ant-Man, Deadpool and Poison Ivy walk into a room. And no one gets hurt. This wasn't a scene from the newest superhero flick; it was live and in-person at this year's YukomiCon.

Ant-Man, Deadpool and Poison Ivy walk into a room. And no one gets hurt.

This wasn’t a scene from the newest superhero flick; it was live and in-person at this year’s YukomiCon held over the weekend at the High Country Inn and Yukon Convention Centre.

Hundreds of fans of all genres came to browse the extensive displays, attend workshops and panels, and brush up against a few big names in the comic world.

Star Trek’s Marina Sirtis, more widely known as counselor Deanna Troi, headlined the list of celebrities, signing autographs for a long lineup of Trekkers. Adrienne Wilkinson, who played Xena’s daughter in Xena: Warrior Princess, was also on hand providing autographs and pictures. Andy Rae, a professional cosplayer – someone who replicates costumes from the comic book world – wowed guests with her intricate outfits.

Serious gamers battled it out in the gaming room, holding tournaments for Settlers of Catan, Super Smash Brothers (on the classic N64 system), and Magic: The Gathering, among others.

One of the highlights of the weekend was the cosplay contest, with categories for youth and adults. A large crowd watched as Chris Gwynne-Thompson won the youth event for his incredibly detailed and home-made Ant-Man costume. Iron Man, played by Kevin Andrusyk, won the adult division, impressing the judges with his full-body, light-up suit.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Canada Games Centre readies for skaters, swimmers

Second phase of rec centre reopening starts Aug. 3

Pedalling the Yukon’s lakes

Water bikes come north

CYFN, YG launch awareness campaign after drop in calls to family and children’s services

Officials say there’s concern COVID-19 measures have isolated children from people providing oversight

Possible COVID-19 exposure in Dawson City and Whitehorse

Anyone who has developed symptoms is asked to self-isolate

Yukon Party calls for all-party committee on school reopening plan

Legislature would need to be reconvened for committee to be created

City hall, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council this week. Tennis… Continue reading

Cancan show to return to Gerties

The Klondike Visitors Association announced in a press release on July 29… Continue reading

Air North named best airline

Tripadvisor named Air North the Travellers’ Choice Best Airline in Canada 2020… Continue reading

Community banking services to move to CIBC

A number of Yukon communities will see changes in banking this fall… Continue reading

Majority of Yukon businesses don’t have employees working remotely during COVID-19, survey says

Less than a third of businesses have any portion of their workforce working remotely

More than a dozen speak out on zoning change

Nearly all express support for Pelly Construction’s plans

City accepts funding to address homelessness

$46,000 will go towards 100 Homes campaign

2020 Yukon Energy Road Cycling Championships bring plenty of competitive spirit

The U15 boys GC came down to a sprint to the finish of the final stage

Most Read