From Sunday, November 26 to Friday, December 1 part of the sidewalk in front of the Conrad Centre next door will be closed due to construction. Please plan accordingly for your upcoming visits!

Open Wednesday - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Join THEMUSEUM Jan 20 & 21 for TriCon KW 2024!

THEMUSEUM’s 2024 edition of TriCon is a great opportunity to support arts & culture and the revitalization of the downtown Kitchener core!

TriCon combines a convention, vendor fair, and speaker events into one weekend that immerses guests in all things pop culture, sci-fi, comics, anime, visual art, digital technology, interactive tech-art, and more!

During this weekend-long event, guests will visit local vendors, enjoy a range of panels, explore all 5 floors of THEMUSEUM and see our world class exhibitions, make crafts in the Underground Studio MakerSpace, visit and take photos with Cosplay groups, and so much more.

Create Your Own Comic Contest

Have you ever wanted to create your own comic? TriCon 2024, Waterloo Region’s premiere fan event, and Studiocomix Press wants to see what you can do!

All submissions will be displayed at THEMUSEUM during TriCon 2024, and the winners will be included in a printed volume that will be sold at the event!

You can pick up a contest sheet at either THEMUSEUM’s front desk, or Studio Comix. Please check each location for hours.


  • Entrants must be in grades one to six, and a student within the Waterloo Region District School Board.
  • One entry per person.

Celebrity Guests

Pat Mastroianni 

Canadian Actor, “Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High, Degrassi: The Next Generation”

Appearing SAT & SUN – Autographs only

Stacie Mistysyn

American and Canadian Actress, “Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High, Degrassi: The Next Generation”

Appearing SAT & SUN – Autographs only

Comic Book Creators, Authors & Artists 

Andrew Thomas

Comic Book Artist & Letterer, Contributed to works including “Kevin Smith’s Quick Stops”, “Captain Canuck,” “Archie Comics,” and “Star Trek Strange New Worlds”

Jason Ward

Comic Book Creator & Tabletop Game Designer, “My Favorite Hero,” “Wags and the Backyard Adventure”, “Undisputed”

Roxy Reed

Children’s Author, Illustrator & Artist, “How a Turtle Finds Home”


Jeff Campbell

Children’s Author, “Mr.Chinny & Friends”

Greg Hyland

Author, Illustrator & Artist, “Lethargic Lad,” “LEGO Group,” Frog Crisis”


Holly Wolf


Candy Cosplay


Fifth Deep Core Army

Cosplay Group

AngelicLuka Cosplay


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"Just scanning the themes here, I think you and the programming team should be very proud of the relevance of your institution to so many of the important conversations of our time. Please keep doing what you’re doing!"

- Glen Drummond, Chief Innovation Officer,