Ad Astra 2016: April 29,30 and May 1st

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 for 2016 will have a Star Wars 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 #AdAstra2016
We encourage you to share your interesting finds, photos and memories.

Guests of Honour

Tom Doherty Tom Doherty

Jack Whyte

Sandra Kasturi Sandra Kasturi
Publisher / Editor
Brett Savory Brett Savory
Publisher / Editor
Catherine Asaro Catherine Asaro
Author / Musician

Welcome back to returning past Guests of Honour:

Author: Ed Greenwood
Author: Robert J. Sawyer
Author: Lesley Livingston (cancelled)
Literary Agent: Monica Pacheco (cancelled)
Scholar: Peter Halasz
Author: Peter Watts
Author: Don Hutchison
Author: Julie E. Czerneda (cancelled)

Special Media Guests

Doctor Holocaust (Masquerade Host)

** All Guest appearances are subject to professional commitments.