frequently asked questions
What is GrandeCon?
GrandeCon is a three-day long entertainment expo/comic convention taking place July 15th, 16th, and 17th in Grande Prairie, Alberta. The event is a tradeshow style with pop culture style vendors and comic/film artists plus live interviews of celebrity guests.
How is Odyssey House involved?
GrandeCon is a fundraiser presented by Odyssey House. All profits raised through the event will be directly donated to Odyssey House.
What is Odyssey House?
Odyssey House is a non-profit organization and registered charity. We provide safe, secure and supportive accommodation for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence, are in crisis or in need of a housing alternative. Odyssey House is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Odyssey House has grown over decades and expanded to further meet the needs of our community. Besides the emergency shelter, Odyssey House also provides outreach services to anyone effected by domestic violence, childcare support for individuals accessing services through our licensed daycares, public education to students and community and finally our second stage shelter named Serenity Place.
Is this a family friendly event?
YES! There are many activities, exhibits and more for all ages. Thanks to Team North at Re/Max Grande Prairie, children aged 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket. Proof of age may be required. Ages 12 and under may not be unattended without an adult at any time.
What is Cosplay?
Cosplay refers to costume play. Many attendees of fan conventions enjoy dressing in costumes inspired by their favorite, film, television or comic book characters. GrandeCon also has three Cosplay Contest categories; Novice, Journeyman, Masters Children get their very own competition!
What will celebrity guests be doing at GrandeCon?
All celebrity guests will be doing autographs and photographs with fans from their stations at the event. Each of them will also be participating in interviews with fan Q & A sessions at their scheduled times.
Is there an additional charge for autographs and photos from celebrity guests?
Yes. As is standard with fan conventions, each celebrity guest has a fee for autographs and photos. These vary with each guest. Celebrity guests set their own prices.
What exhibitors will be at GrandeCon?
There will be a unique selection of exhibitor booths/vendors with an array of businesses including comic book retailers, toy stores, board games, stores, video games, clothing retailers and more.
Where can I get more information about GrandeCon?
Facebook Page: GrandeCon | Facebook
Facebook Event Page: GrandeCon 2022 | Facebook