I am one of the organizers of Comic Shop Ladies Night and I need to tell you about this wonderful event for women to gather and socialize in Toronto around their love for comics and geek culture!
Torontonians may be familiar with Comic Shop Ladies Night as it was formerly held and hosted by The Comic Book Lounge. Since the Lounge sadly closed its doors in April 2015, this has evolved into a seasonal event taking place at comic shops around the city to great success.
We are so happy to see so many female fans and creators come out to this event on a regular basis. Our focus is a casual, inclusive, safe space for women in Toronto to socialize and share their love of comics and geekdom. This event is held at no cost to the attendees, and is open to female-identifying members of the public. These events usually include some alcoholic beverages. Past events have regularly drawn dozens of attendees and have introduced many local women to each other as well as amazing Comic Shops.
We truly believe in the importance of this event. If we manage to reach out to one closet fan who thought she could only find her peers through a computer screen and introduce her to the amazing people in Toronto and encourage her that she can be herself IRL – then we consider it a successful Ladies Night!
Event: Ladies Night at The Sidekick
Date: February 27, 2016
Location: The Sidekick Comic Book Shop and Café (1374 Queen Street E, Toronto, ON, M4L 1C9)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/817269121753233/
Event info on Tumblr : http://comicshopladiesnight.tumblr.com/post/138903853516/comic-shop-ladies-night-in-toronto-comic
*This event is intended for all women and is emphatically queer and trans friendly! And is accessible.
About The Sidekick
The Sidekick is a comic book cafe in Toronto’s East end, delivering high quality coffee, comics, and collectables to the public every day!