May The North Be With You!

May The North Be With You!

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Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre

30 Carlton Street

Toronto, ON M5B 2E9


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Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Canadian Collectors meetup and convention with Kenner Canada and Irwin Toy Industry legends!

About this event


The Ontario Star Wars Collectors Alliance (OSWCA) would like to invite you to a first-of-its-kind event celebrating the history of Kenner Canada & Canadian vintage Star Wars collecting with special guests from both Irwin Toy & Kenner!

Join us in Toronto on Saturday, October 22nd for panel discussions with key Irwin Toy personnel (George Irwin, Brenda Yonge), Kenner USA Toy Designers (Jim Swearingen, Stephen Geddes) and the hobby’s premier Kenner Canada experts (Scott Bradley, Jim McCallum).

All our speakers will also be available for autographs (extra costs may apply).

There will also be exhibits featuring some of the most illusive Canadian vintage Star Wars collectibles and we will cap the night off with an opportunity to buy, sell and trade with your fellow collectors! We hope to see you there!

Tickets are limited so order yours today!

On October 23rd, join us for an open house at 4th Moon Toys from noon to 6pm.

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Special Guests

George Irwin

As CEO of Irwin Toy, George oversaw the operations of Kenner Canada during the original trilogy release years of 1977 to 1985.

Jim Swearingen

Jim Swearingen was the principal conceptual designer for Kenner's line of Star Wars toys and one of the first people to see Star Wars.

Brenda Young

Irwin Toy/Kenner Canada's French/English translator from 1977 to 1987

Stephen Geddes

Stephen was the sculptor for many Kenner Star Wars toys including the Dagobah playset, Taun Taun and Rancor

Scott Bradley

Creator of “The Canadian Star Wars Gallery”, the most comprehensive reference site for vintage Canadian Star Wars collectibles.

Jim McCallum

Author of “Irwin Toys: The Canadian Star Wars Connection” and longtime collector

Tickets are limited so if you’d like to attend, Purchase your tickets today!

MAY THE NORTH BE WITH YOU is a non-profit event organized by the OSWCA. All profits from ticket, merchandise and raffle sales (after convention costs) will be donated to Sick Kids Hospital.

Hotel Information

We've secured a great rate of $199 cdn plus taxes at the convention hotel, the Holiday Inn Downtown Toronto. Rates are available for October 19th through October 25th. Rooms must be booked directly through the hotel by calling 1-416-977-6655 and asking for the "May The North" block of rooms. Rooms must be booked by 10/11/2022.

MAY THE NORTH BE WITH YOU.....always....

Special Bonus!!!

Spectacular special edition poster featuring some of Stephen Geddes most iconic Kenner Star Wars toys. Posters will feature the MTNBWY logo and will be personally autographed by Stephen Geddes. Poster is 11" x 17" and will be available for pickup at the event. Posters can be added on to ticket purchases for only $25 cdn (plus fees).

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