ConBravo!

ConBravo! is an annual fan-run anime, gaming, and new media convention held during July in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada since 2010. The convention was created as a multi-genre event which has given it much of its framework, but has since begun to tout its specialization in the aforementioned areas.[1]

ConBravo!
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StatusActive
GenreAnime, Gaming, New Media
Date(s)July 26–28, 2019
VenueHamilton Convention Centre, Sheraton Hamilton
Location(s)Hamilton, Ontario
CountryCanada
InauguratedJuly 3–4, 2010
Attendance5032 (2017)
Organized byTeamBravo! Inc.
WebsiteConBravo!

It is notable for the special attention it has paid to online personalities,[2] including the first Canadian speaking appearances of Doug Walker, Noah Antwiler, Angry Joe, Nathan Barnatt, and James Rolfe in 2011 and 2012.[3] Further, its 2012 show was the first time Rolfe and Walker had appeared at a convention together,[4] revisiting an online rivalry which saw a boom in popularity for the latter. The show has since featured the first Canadian speaking engagements of Jonathan "JonTron" Jafari and game designer and contributor to Extra Credits James Portnow.

Event historyEdit

Dates Location Attendance Guests
July 3–4, 2010 Oakville Holiday Inn
Oakville, Ontario
350[5]Robert Axelrod, Svetlana Chmakova, The 404s Geek Improv Comedy Troupe
July 30–31, 2011 Burlington Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre
Burlington, Ontario
1200[6]Doug Walker, Noah Antwiler, Angry Joe, Keith Apicary, Mike Dodd, The Moonroses, Kudrel, Dawn McKechnie, Maral Agnerian, Ricky Dick, Dr. Holocaust, Syd Bolton, Featherweight, Mai Sheri
July 27–29, 2012 Burlington Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre [7]
Burlington, Ontario
2331[8]James Rolfe, Doug Walker, Noah Antwiler, Lewis Lovhaug, Lindsay Ellis, Todd Nathanson, Paw Dugan, Elisa Hansen, Mike Dodd, Joey DeSena, Danimal Cannon, Mega Ran, DJ DN3, Skrypnyk, Peter Chimaera, The 404s Geek Improv Comedy Troupe, Greg Pabich, Tom White, Dawn McKechnie, Maral Agnerian, Kudrel, Mai Sheri, Katie Shanahan, Dr. Holocaust, Derek the Bard, Featherweight
July 26–28, 2013 Hamilton Convention Centre
Hamilton, Ontario
2605Mark Meer, brentalfloss, James Portnow, Doug Walker, Mara Wilson, Pete Williams, Linkara, That SciFi Guy, JewWario, Lindsay Ellis, Todd in the Shadows, Oancitizen, PawDugan, Maven of the Eventide, Rantasmo, FoldableHuman, Nella!, Mike Bennett, Dan Roth, Pat Contri, The Game Chasers, Joey DeSena, Daniel Cordaro, Norman Caruso, Jared Knabenbauer, Helen Johns, Pat Thornton, Brendan Halloran, Scott Yamamura, Evany Rosen, Davin T. Lengyel, Geoff Lepaire, Andy Hull, Glenn Macaulay, Versus Valerie, Petros Ioannou, 3killabytes, Mike Dodd, Derek Burrow, Tom White, Doctor Holocaust, Pete Williams, Peter Chimaera, Wordburglar, The World is Square, Super Guitar Bros., DJ Janos, James Ronald, DJ Finish Him, E-Bison, The 404s Geek Improv Comedy Troupe, Starpilot, The Blast Processors, Skrypnyk, Coins, Vitaly S. Alexius, Syd Bolton, MeltingMirror, Kudrel, Featherweight, Andrew Gregoire, Mai Sheri, Kaijugal McKechnie, Sarcasm-hime, Vickybunnyangel, Cats_Luna and WildRose (The MoonRoses), Luc Biron
July 18–20, 2014 Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's & Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
Hamilton, Ontario
4042Jontron, Shane Gill, SatchBag, The Best Friends Zaibatsu, Proton Jon, Chuggaaconroy, NintendoCapriSun, Lucahjin, Robert Chipman, Gaijin Goombah, Pat Contri, The Game Chasers, AlphaOmegaSin Shane Luis, Joey DeSena, Daniel Cordaro, Joe "Angry Joe" Vargas, Linkara, Nash Bozard, Leon Thomas, 3killabytes, Mike Dodd, Derek Burrow, Tom White, Petros L. Ioannou, Manda Whitney, These Warriors Are Terrible, Benjamin Israel, Anthony Sardinha, Doctor Holocaust, DJ Cutman, Benjamin Briggs, brentalfloss, Blast Processors, James Ronald, The 404s Geek Improv Comedy Troupe, Debs & Errol, Fandom Musicals, Magic Steve, Press Start 2 Play, DJ Janos, Katie Tiedrich, Andrew Gregoire, Featherweight, Vitaly S. Alexius, Ryan Consell, Kudrel, Detailed-Illusion
July 24–26, 2015 Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's & Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
Hamilton, Ontario
4217Nash Bozard (keynote speaker), Andre Meadows, Phelan "Phelous" Porteous, Allison "Obscurus Lupa" Pregler, Jared Knabenbauer, Paw Dugan, Maven of the Eventide, OverClocked University, Proton Jon, Chuggaaconroy, NintendoCapriSun, Lucahjin, Andrew Gregoire, Domics, AlbinWonderland, Continue?, The Game Chasers, Super Best Friends Play, DJ Janos, Epic Game Music, The Completionist, AmazonMandy, Norman Caruso, AlphaOmegaSin, Grant Kirkhope, SatchBag, Pat Contri, LoadingReadyRun, Benjamin Briggs, MarzGurl, Atelier Heidi, Michael Schiciano, DexTheSwede, VickyBunnyAngel, DJ Cutman, Joey DeSena, Mike Dodd, Derek the Bard, HeisanevilGenius, Vangelus, Shane Luis
July 29–31, 2016 Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's & Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
Hamilton, Ontario
4572Christopher Sabat, Jonathan Potts, Cynthia Preston, Tupper Ware Remix Party, Lunarbaboon, Ben Singer, Chad James, LoadingReadyRun, Takahata101, Chuggaaconroy, Proton Jon, Lucahjin, NintendoCapriSun, Super Best Friends Play, Temmie Chang, JEpic Games Music, Andrew Gregoire, Ocean in Space, Arkada, Anthony Sardinha, Linkara, Adam Koralik, Adriana Figueroa, Angelina LeDrew-Bonvarlez, Ali Mahou, Arcadea, Bec's Cosplay Wonderland, Purrblind, Lovely Lor, MasaeAnela, Professor Pro, Pure Pwnage, RichaadEB, The 404s, VickyBunnyAngel, Grimecraft, DJ Cutman, DJ Janos, Epikuro, Wondershock, Heather McDonald, Fandom Musicals, Evil Inc., Erika Szabo, Koopa Troop, Leon Thomas, Nash Bozard, Diamanda Hagan, Jethrotex, Shane Luis, Magic Steve, Rantasmo, Ryan Consell, Steve Saylor, HeisanevilGenius, Candy Cosplay, Dex the Swede, Derek the Bard
July 28–30, 2017 Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's & Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
Hamilton, Ontario
5032ALBinwonderland, Anthony "Antfish" Sardinha, Arkada, Austin Creed, Austin Eruption, Brennan Williams, Chris "ZitoisNeato" Zito, Corinne "Megami33" Sudberg, Curtis "Takahata101" Arnott, Domics, Doug Walker, Emile "Chuggaaconroy" Rosales, Forrest Lee, Jonathan "Proton Jon" Wheeler, Linkara, Malcom Ray, MasaeAnela, Matt McMuscles, Mother's Basement, Naveed Mohebbi, Ocean in Space, Reese "Lucahjin" Dressler, "Rock, Paper, Cynic," RSS Liam, Star Exorcist, Temmie Chang, Tim "NintendoCapriSun" Bishop. Woolie Madden
July 27–29, 2018 Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's & Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
Hamilton, Ontario
?sixtroke,epikuro,dj tenshin,tina nawrocki,caitlin russell,ali morbi,naomi romero,ro panuganti,doctor terawatt,rerez,liami allen-miller,superbutterbuns,gaijin goobah,brksedu,calluna,lucahjin,maesaeanela,proton jon,nintendocaprisun,chuggaaconroy,topsin the fuzzy,daynadoodles,nic ter horst,epic game music,relaxalax, sex t-rex,littlevmills,zalinki,gingepale,antdude,animeuproar,luxlo cosplay,adriana figueroa,family jules,arkada,linkara,circletoonshd,lt.eddy,alpharad,super eyepatch wolf,the dom
July 26–28, 2019 (10th anniversary) Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's & Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
Hamilton, Ontario
1450Ian Sinclair (Guest of Honour), Adriana Figueroa, Familyjules, Heisanvilgenius, Elisa Hansen, Dorkalicious, the Omega Geek, Diamanda Hagan Show,proton Jon ,chuggaaconroy,nintendocaprisun,masae Anela,lucahjin,emily Griggs,marriland,animeuproar,woolie Versus,linkara,lady Red,topspin the Fuzzy, Nic Ter Horst, Adam Hines, Daynadoodles,kln, Calluna, Dominic Noble

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Scott Thompson Show July 20 Hour 3 (Approx 25:00 in)". AM900 CHML. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "ConBravo! brings together nerd culture in Burlington". Burlington Post. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "ConBravo Conference coming to Burlington". AM900 CHML. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  4. ^ "Con Bravo 2012: Doug & James". Cinemassacre Productions, LLC. Archived from the original on May 8, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  5. ^ "ConBravo! 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  6. ^ "ConBravo! 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  7. ^ "ConBravo! brings together nerd culture in Burlington". InsideHalton. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  8. ^ "ConBravo! 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved August 18, 2012.

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