June 24, 2008 05:45 ET

Canada's Largest Annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Event Offers More For Fans

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Books Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Media Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - For over 20 years, fans from all over the world have come to Toronto to participate in Polaris, Canada's largest annual volunteer-run science fiction & fantasy convention for the members of TCON Promotional Society.

Polaris has featured actor guests from over forty different science fiction and fantasy related programs and films, as well as authors, martial arts experts, make-up artists, costume designers and scientists. This year at Polaris our media guests include Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Rachel Luttrell (Teyla Emmagan from Stargate: Atlantis), Jason Dohring (Josef Konstantin from Moonlight), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones from Torchwood), and Cliff Simon (Ba'al from Stargate: SG-1). Also attending include Author Guests of Honour Garfield and Judith Reese-Stevens and Master of Ceremonies, multiple Aurora Award-winner Larry Stewart, and many more.

Programming that Polaris members have come to know and love like Klingon Karaoke and the Saturday Night Dance will again be making an appearance. In addition, this year Polaris will be hosting Step Into Darkness: A Vampire Event. This is a theme Polaris Event featuring panels on vampire inspired topics, displays of costumes and props, and the "Victorian Vampire Reception" on Friday evening.

New for this year, Polaris is supporting Gilda's Club Greater Toronto through the very popular charity auction. Gilda's Club mission is to provide a meeting place where men, women, teens and children living with cancer, as well as their families and friends, can join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to their treatment of choice. Gilda's Club is a non-profit organization where membership is free.

Featuring autograph, photo and question/answer sessions with the actors and much more, Polaris 22 will be held July 11-13, 2008, at the DoubleTree by Hilton - Toronto Airport Hotel. Trial Memberships start at $15. For more information, visit www.tcon.ca or phone 416-410-TCON. /For further information: For press kit and access to event (incl. press conferences with the actors) – contact media@tcon.ca/ IN: ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA

Contact Information

  • Kate Dyck, Head of Media Relations
    Primary Phone: 905-716-0566
    Secondary Phone: 416-913-7269
    E-mail: kate.dyck@rogers.com