SAVE THE DATE!
August 2nd - 4th, 2024!

Hey nerf herders, we got some big news! We’ve locked down the dates for the 3rd annual May The North Be With You Convention and Toy Show. Mark your calendars and save the date for the deepest diving Star Wars collector convention this side of Yavin.

Join us August 2nd to 4th, 2024 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada (that’s just outside Toronto for those of you visiting from afar). More info like special guests and special hotel rates coming soon!

 

2nd Annual MAY THE NORTH BE WITH YOU, 2023

Friday, August 4th

To kick off the weekend, join us for a casual dinner at the hotel with the convention’s special guests. This is your chance to get an early look at exhibits, meet fellow collectors and chat with special guests before the main event. Dinner tickets required.

Saturday, August 5th

The May The North Convention takes place on Saturday. The day features panel discussions with some of the key people who designed and developed the vintage Star Wars universe. This includes former employees of Kenner and Irwin Toy/Kenner Canada, a reunion of Nelvana alumni who worked on the Star Wars Holiday Special, Droids & Ewoks cartoons and more. More details and guests to be announced!

All our guests will also be available for autographs (extra costs apply) and pics.

Stay into the evening for a trivia competition, colouring contest, charity raffles and auction. We’ll have a cash bar and you’re welcome to bring any Star Wars stuff you want to buy, sell or trade.

Collector Archive Services (CAS) will be on-site and accepting in-person submissions for grading! Save the pain, risk and cost of shipping and drop off your items for grading at the show. Convention attendees can skip the Sunday lines and submit on Saturday evening.

Your Saturday convention ticket also includes Early Bird access to the MTNBWY Toy Show on Sunday!

Sunday, August 6th

We’ve partnered with Canadian ToyCon to host the MTNBWY Toy Show at the Holiday Inn Oakville from 10am-3pm with EarlyBird entry at 9:30 am. Shop two rooms of vendors with the best vintage and modern Star Wars toys and collectibles. The Sunday MTNBWY Toy Show is open to the public. MTNBWY Saturday tickets include Early Bird Entry for Sunday’s show.

All MTNBWY guests will also be available for autographs (extra costs apply).

Collector Archive Services (CAS) will be on-site and accepting in-person submissions for grading! Save the pain, risk and cost of shipping and drop off your items for grading at the show.

For dealer/vendor tables, please email info@gtacons.com

MAY THE NORTH BE WITH YOU is a non-profit event organized by the OSWCA. All funds from the charity raffles and auctions will be donated to Sick Kids Hospital

Special Guests

Roger Christian

Production Designer, Star Wars ad Alien; Second Unit Director, ROTJ & TPM

Gord Warren

Production Manager, Irwin Toy

Jim Swearingen

Principal Conceptual Designer, Kenner

Lawrence Jacobs

Animator, Assistant Director The Star Wars Holiday Special & Ewoks

John Celestri

Illustrator, Nelvana The Star Wars Holiday Special

Brian Lemay

Layout Artist, Nelvana Droids & Ewoks

Tickets now available Get your Tickets today!

Friday Night Dinner with Celebrity Guests

Friday Night Dinner with Celebrity Guests

$82

Friday Night Dinner with Celebrity Guests
Saturday Convention + Sunday Toy Show Early Bird

Saturday Convention + Sunday Toy Show Early Bird

$99

Saturday Convention + Sunday Toy Show Early Bird
Sunday Star Wars Toy Show ONLY - Early Bird

Sunday Star Wars Toy Show ONLY - Early Bird

$15

Ticket for Toy show ONLY

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Sunday Star Wars Toy Show ONLY - Early Bird
Sunday Star Wars Toy Show ONLY - General Admission

Sunday Star Wars Toy Show ONLY - General Admission

$10

Ticket for Toy show ONLY

Buy Ticket

Sunday Star Wars Toy Show ONLY - General Admission

MAY THE NORTH BE WITH YOU Convention Schedule

Convention Schedule coming soon!

6:00 PM

Dinner with Special Guests

Dinner with Special Guests at the Holiday Inn Full Details coming soon!

9:00 - 6:00

Full Details and Schedule coming soon!

Full Details and Convention Schedule coming soon!

9:30 - 10:00 AM

Toy Show Early Bird Entry

Early Bird entry for the Toy Show opens at 9:30 AM.

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

General Admission Entry

General Admission begins at 10:00 AM. Toy show runs until 3 PM.

Latest Updates

Convention Exclusive Custom Figures

Guest Announcement: Roger Christian

Guest Announcement: Gord Warren, Production Manager, Irwin Toy/Kenner Canada

MAY THE NORTH BE WITH YOU

Come learn and celebrate the history of Kenner Canada in the Star Wars universe

Star Wars eh?

Learn about the history of Kenner Canada and Nelvana from those who made it

Get Social

Hang out with a hundred other hardcore vintage Star Wars nerds

Swap Meet

Bring vintage Star Wars to sell and buy some new stuff. Plus amazing raffles and contests.

Autographs

Speakers will be available for autographs (extra cost)

Holiday Inn Oakville Centre

Special Convention Hotel Rates

We’ve secured a great rate of $179 cdn plus taxes at the Holiday Inn Oakville CentreClick Here to book rooms with this special rate. Parking is free. Rates are available until July 7, 2023 or until they sell out. Change or cancel for free anytime before 4 PM on 08/03/2023. The Dinner, convention and toy show are all located at the the hotel and you can add additional nights to beginning or end of your stay.

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