Save the date:
April 29th, 30 and May 1st, 2016

We add new guest announcements as the year moves forward.

  • Sandra Kasturi & Brett Savory 
      –  Chizine Publisher / Editors  
  • Jack Whyte
    –  Author

Finding your way at Ad Astra

This year we are trying something a little new to help everyone find their way around our rambling hotel space. Similar to hospitals and some public buildings we will have coloured tape lines on the floor of the conventions space leading from the registration and info desks to various very important locales at the convention. Legends will be posted at various places around the convention, but for now, follow the blue tape to get to the Info Desk, the green tape to get to the Con Suite, the red to get to the Dealers’ Room and the orange tape to find your way to the Art Show.

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Annual General Meeting Announcement

Ad Astra Annual General Meeting – 2015
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunday April 12, 2015
Name of Room: Richmond A
Sheraton Parkway North
600 HWY-7 E,  Richmond Hill, Ontario
Tentative Agenda:
  • Approval of Agenda
  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report: Financial Statements – 2014 Convention
  • Constitution Amendments
  • Election of new Board Members
  • New Business

Friday Workshops – Details now online

Friday before the con is Workshop day! – DETAILS!

For the first time, Ad Astra will sponsor a full day of workshops on the Friday that the convention starts. This day of workshops is not part of your convention membership and may be attended by anyone.

285329_491279484267963_784309520_n[1]The day will include quality Literary Workshops run by authors and writing professionals, as well as Hands-On Creation Workshops with professional makers, crafters, costumers and artists.

Practical instruction is the name of the game and our class sizes will be small enough to ensure excellent instructor/pupil interaction.

Click HERE for schedule and course outlines and presenter biographies.

Lower Membership Rates for 2015

Ad Astra is offering lower membership rates for our 2015 convention.

We want 2015 to be a year of growth, and need your support to do it!


It’s a great time to introduce a friend or family member to Ad Astra, or return if you haven’t been for a while.

Also new for 2015; a new lower student rate, which applies for full time college and university students (valid student card required). Come geek out with us for some stress relief near finals this April!

Registration for Ad Astra 2015 is now open.

Register today and take advantage of early membership rates!



Guest of Honour Brunch

Hotel Announcement:

Ad Astra is pleased to announce the return to the Sheraton Parkway North. This location brings fabulous convention space, great room prices and fantastic service to our convention.

Reservation and Room Rates:

  • Sheraton (closest to convention space):  $129 per night
  • Best Western (connected to convention space): $99 per night

For Hotel  Reservations, please call the hotel

Mention our Group Codes to get the special room rate:

  • Sheraton booking Code: ADA409
  • Best Western: Ad Astra Group Rate -Block ID: #725200

Book early to ensure convention room rates and availability.