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Cornwall & Area Pop Expo Coming To Cornwall In 2015
By Bob Peters
CAPE promises to have similar draws as ComicCon, a convention and trade show that showcases the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Celebrity guests such as actors and artists are big draws, along with exhibitors showcasing anything related to pop culture, comic books, video games, anime and more.
Another popular feature of these events is Cosplay (short for costume play) where attendees wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a favourite fictional character.
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CAPE show organizers Carol Grant & Randy Sauve have announced that they will be married at CAPE on April 23/2016! Both Sauve & Grant are self-professed geeks and cannot think of a better way to say "I do!" than at CAPE, surrounded by their friends, family and Con Family. The Wedding Ceremony, set to take place immediately after CAPE closes on Saturday night will be by invite only but will allow for a few limited additional guests once the invited guests have been seated. An open Reception will follow the Ceremony at the Benson Centre for anyone wishing to join them in the celebration! While there will be various elements of a typical wedding, you can also be sure to catch a glimpse of a Dalek, Storm Trooper, Spider-Man or some other character at this non-traditional wedding which promises to be fun for all! Join their Facebook Reception page and let them know you plan to join them!
Cornwall & Area Pop Event - CAPE will be hosting their New Year's Eve Party once again on December 31st, 2015. The party will be held at the Agora Catholic Centre (formerly Nativity Hall), located at 301 McConnell Avenue, Cornwall, ON. Costumes are optional once again this year but we do hope to see many of you get dressed up - it's the perfect occasion to save money on a new dress or suit and wear your Halloween costume again if you choose to. The party will be held from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m featuring a light lunch, party favours and TWO great bands - The Lost Boyz and Spare Partz beginning at 9:00 p.m. There will also be door prizes, prizes for best costume and a silent auction. We will also be giving away two pairs of General Admission tickets to CAPE 2016.
This event is to help raise funds to secure some bigger name celebrities who will be attending CAPE 2016 on April 23-24.
This is a 19+ event and ticket prices are as follows: $60 per couple $30 single ticket Tickets are available at FANTASY REALM (227 Pitt Street), from band members, at the Agora Catholic Centre (301 McConnell Avenue), on Facebook by contacting Cornwall & Area Pop Event - CAPE or CAROL GRANT PRODUCTIONS or by contacting us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike & Ming from Comic Book Men were at CAPE 2015 with a limited number of CAPE prints available!
Cornwall Seaway News
February 6, 2015
FANTASIES COME TRUE: 30 years of comic book history alive and well on Pitt Street
CCORNWALL, Ontario - You'll have to forgive Randy Sauve, he forgot his Spider-Man underwear at home.
The owner of Fantasy Realm, the Cornwall version of Mecca for all things superheroes and alter egos, is instead wearing the prototypical guise of the comic book store owner - black jeans and a black short-sleeved shirt.
DOCTOR WHO: THE NINTH DOCTOR #1
Cornwall & Area Pop Event - CAPE featured an Exclusive CAPE Edition issue of DOCTOR WHO: THE NINTH DOCTOR #1 (Titan Comics) comic book! This comic book was exclusively available at CAPE 2015 but there are stil copies remaining and available for purchase at Fantasy Realm, 227 Pitt Street, Cornwall. These can also be shipped worldwide for an additional shipping cost.
Limited to 500 Copies, $10.00 each
Writer: Cavan Scott; Pencils: Blair Shedd.
The ninth Doctor is back with a brand-new miniseries: Weapons of Past Destruction! Leaving World War II behind, the Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack discover that Time Lord technology, lost in the wake of the Time War, is being sold on the intergalactic black market! Now the threat of a new temporal war brews on the horizon. Can the Doctor stop history repeating itself?
A taste of Halloween Cosplay on NYE in support of CAPE
Cornwall Ontario — It wasn’t Halloween, instead it was December 31st, but some local people were able to celebrate in costume one more time as they rang in the New Year at the CAPE New Year’s Eve Party held at Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre. Hosted by Carol Grant & Randy Sauve, Cornwall & Area Pop Event (CAPE) held this first annual event to help raise funds for their upcoming comic convention being held on April 18th at the Benson Centre.
VERY cool that so many of Cornwall & Area Pop Event - CAPE's exhibitors, artists, musicians, cosplayers and participants have been featured in the news lately! A LOT!!! Here are just a few links from the past couple weeks alone showcasing a few of them! SO PROUD to be hosting this show in Cornwall!
Cornwall & Area Pop Event (CAPE) will be hosting a New Year's Eve Party at the Ramada Cornwall St. Lawrence Room. Costumes are
optional but we do hope to see many of you get dressed up - it's the perfect occasion to save money on a new dress or suit and wear
your Halloween costume again if you choose to. The party will be held from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. with the band beginning at 9:00 p.m.
We are proud to feature our entertainment for the night, Alison Wonderland Band who will be in full costume! There will be door prizes,
prizes for best costume and a silent auction and perhaps a few other surprises. We will also be giving away a 4-pack of General Admission
tickets to CAPE.
This event is to help raise funds to secure some bigger name celebrities who will be attending CAPE on April 18th. A late lunch (hot & cold)
will be served shortly after midnight. Party favours will also be available to ring in the new year.
This is a 19+ event and ticket prices are as follows: $60 per couple $35 single ticket Tickets are available at FANTASY REALM, Bridal's
Dream & Honeymoon Suite, CAROL GRANT PRODUCTIONS or by contacting us by email at email@example.com.
After putting together a two-day event that features all sorts of creatures and merchandise, a wedding ceremony CAPpEd it off.
The second Cornwall and Area Pop Event drew thousands on Saturday, with die-hards and new guests arriving today, starting at 11 a.m. and running until 4:30 p.m.
Cornwall Transit will continue to run free shuttles to the Benson Centre.
Saturday concluded with organizers Randy Sauve in a Spider Man tribute suit and Carol Grant, as Wonder Woman, tied the knot in front of guests who ranged from Darth Vader, who walked Grant down the aisle, to Harley Quinn (a most popular choice for cosplaying guests).
The Seeker - June 23, 2014
Cornwall Ontario — The 2014 Seeker Awards gala celebrated the four year anniversary of The Seeker newspaper founded by Mai-Liis Renaud and Julia Lucio and it also celebrated the accomplishments of many amazing people in our community.
Carol Grant - Contributor of the Year Award
CORNWALL, Ont. – In two years, CAPE (Cornwall & Area Pop Event) has cemented its place as the premiere local gathering for cosplayers, Trekkies, Whovians, and furries, to name a few.
Organizers Randy and Carol Sauve said opening day attendance rivals last year's inaugural one-day edition's final count of 3,500. And with an added second day, CAPE 2016 (April 23-24) drew an estimated crowd of 6,000.
The Seeker - June 20, 2015
For the last five years, in June, the Seeker has been putting on an incredible Anniversary Dinner filled with glitz and glamour, which always doubles as a fundraiser. The Seekers Choice Awards aims at recognizing hard working people in our community, with an emphasis on small businesses and on the arts community.
Existing Business of the Year – Fantasy Realm
Five Questions with actor Steve Coulter – guest celebrity at CAPE 2016
Published October 17, 2015 | By Jason Setnyk
Cornwall Ontario — Actor Steve Coulter, who was born in Montreal and lived in Beaconsfield, is scheduled to appear at the next Cornwall and Area Pop Event. The second annual CAPE takes place on April 23rd and April 24th 2016 at the Benson Centre.
Coulter recently appeared in Season 5 of AMC’s the Walking Dead. He played the character of Reg Monroe – a member of the Alexandria Safe-Zone, husband of Deana, and a Professor of Architecture who helped construct the fence around the community.
The Seeker (online) article by Jason Setnyk
Five Questions with Star Trek and Buffy the Vampire Actress Noelle Hannibal
Cornwall Ontario — Live long and prosper Cornwall trekkies. A Star Trek actress is beaming into Cornwall to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s iconic science fiction franchise at the next Cornwall and Area Pop Event.
The second annual CAPE takes place on April 23rd and 24th 2016 at the Benson Centre.
The first celebrity annoucement for CAPE is actress and singer Noelle Hannibal who appeared in the film “Star Trek First Contact”. She portrayed the first female Vulcan on Earth in the 1996 movie. The plot of the eighth film has Captain Jean Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew go back in time to defeat the Borg who want to stop Zefram Cochran’s first test of the warp engine and Humans first contact with Vulcans.
Cornwall Tribute Features the Softer Side of the City
By Kevin Lajoie
May 26, 2016
[Cornwall Tribute 2016] Cornwall Ontario – Cornwall residents received a welcome surprise with their paper this morning, the new edition of Cornwall Tribute magazine.
The glossy lifestyle magazine features 48 pages of stories on the softer side of life in Cornwall and is published by local newspaper Standard-Freeholder. The 2016 edition marks the third year under the name Cornwall Tribute, although the publication can trace it roots back to the early 1990's when the paper produced a large tabloid called the Progress Edition.
By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario - The Benson Centre was the not-so-secret headquarters for thousands of comic book and pop culture fans on Saturday.
On two NHL-sized ice pads, the city's own version of Comicon transformed a nesting ground for jocks into a geek's paradise on Saturday, April 18.
CAPE (Cornwall & Area Pop Event) organizers Carol Grant and Randy Sauve told Seaway News that roughly 4,000 people attended.
Cornwall Seaway News
CAPE lands Star Trek veterans for 2016 Cornwall show
Published November 02, 2015
CORNWALL, Ontario – What do a 2001: A Space Odyssey vet, the original 'Hot Lip's O'Houlihan and a Star Trek minx have in common?
They'll all be in Cornwall next spring for the second coming of the Cornwall and Area Pop Event (CAPE).
Star Trek fans will recognize the three previously mentioned stars and a trio of others who will help headline the event that takes place April 23 and 24 at the Benson Centre in Cornwall.
Cornwall Seaway News
CAPE, Colts team up at Ed Lumley Arena this Thursday
Published October 09, 2015
CORNWALL, Ontario - If October 31st is too long of a wait - get an early start to Halloween by dressing up as your favourite superhero (or supervillain) as the Cornwall Colts shoot for their third straight victory on home ice.
Cornwall & Area Pop Event organizers Randy Sauve and Carol Grant are adding a twist to the Jr. A squad's upcoming match against the Hawkesbury Hawks at the Ed Lumley Arena on Thursday, October 15ornwall Ontario — Actor Steve Coulter, who was born in Montreal and lived in Beaconsfield, is scheduled to appear at the next Cornwall and Area Pop Event. The second annual CAPE takes place on April 23rd and April 24th 2016 at the Benson Centre.
Cornwall Seaway News
NERDS UNITE: Cornwall's comic book lovers will congregate next spring
A Cornwall event is taking shape that will bring under one roof everything you can imagine that flies, fights crime, and wears a costume. The Cornwall and Area Pop Expo (CAPE) will take place on April 18, 2015 in the Seaway City. The acronym plays off the 'cape' that nearly every superhero includes in their costume.