Ad Astra 2015: April 10, 11 & 12

Location: Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel

Ad Astra is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run, weekend-long, science fiction, fantasy and horror event with a focus on authors and other creative professionals.

The weekend includes discussion panels and presentations on a variety of topics including writing, publishing, tv and movies, science and costuming, as well as many events including book signings, a meet and greet with our Guests, writing workshops, our Masquerade costume competition, book launches, a Saturday night dance, live music and comedy and a return of the Dr Who TARDIS Charity Tea party!

In addition to our programming and events, Ad Astra also has a Vendors area, Art Show and Auction, Tabletop Gaming, Anime Room, Hospitality Suite, and new this year we are hosting a Cosplay Repair Lounge

Our official hashtag will be #AdAstra2015
We encourage you to share your interesting finds, photos and memories.

The After-Con Survey is Online.

We want to know what you think. What you liked, and what you think we might do differently next year. Please take a moment to fill our our short participant survey.

Registration Hours are:

Friday April 10 4 pm to 10 pm
Saturday April 11 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
Sunday April 12 9:30 am to 3 pm

Ad Astra Programming:

Friday 6 pm to 1 am
Saturday 10 am to 1 am
Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.
For hours of specific convention areas,
please see:

Guests of Honour:

Author: Anne Bishop
Author/Musician: Charles de Lint
Editor/Musician: MaryAnn Harris
Screenwriter/Producer: Denis McGrath
Literary Agent: Monica Pacheco

Welcome back to returning past Guests of Honour:

Author: Kelley Armstrong
Author: Ed Greenwood
Author: Julie E. Czerneda
Musician: Heather Dale
Artist: Scott Caple

Special Media Guests

Dr. Stevil (CANCELLED)
Doctor Holocaust (Masquerade Host)

** All Guest appearances are subject to professional commitments.

Ad Astra Sponsors and Friends

Notice: Annual General Meeting

Guest of Honour Brunch

Friday before the con is Workshop day!