WINDSOR TO HOST INAUGURAL NORTHERN NATIONAL COLLECTORS’ CONVENTION
Northern National presents Windsor Fan Experience
Windsor, ON. Local Windsorite and lifelong Riverside resident, Jeremy Renaud, is pleased to announce that Windsor, Ontario has been selected as the official host site of the inaugural Northern National Collectors’ Convention. The Northern National Collectors’ Convention (Northern National) will take place inside the Augustus Tower at Caesars Windsor, September 29-October 1, 2023, in tandem with the Windsor Fan Experience (WFX), a regional show that will be co-launched with the national one. The inaugural show will be billed as Northern National presents Windsor Fan Experience.
The Northern National will have all the accents of a traditional card expo but will more importantly enable the Trading Card Game (TCG) community (inclusive of brands ranging from Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Disney Lorcana, and Dragon Ball Z) to have a national presence in Canada. Inclusive of WFX, it will be a hybrid convention that has all the trimmings of a pop culture event with celebrities, athletes, and much more.
“I am excited to launch the Northern National in my hometown of Windsor, Ontario as a nod to the birthplace where my passion for both collecting and the industry started,” says Renaud. “I look forward to helping to grow the TCG community across Canada from playground to podium.”
Renaud is a lifelong collector and fan of pop culture. He had his introduction into the industry working on Windsor ComiCon before ascending the ranks to General Manager of that show while serving as an Assistant General Manager on several Ontario Collectors Conventions and the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention (TFcon), with several programs across Canada and the US. During this time, he was appointed General Manager of Canada’s largest sports card and collectibles show, the Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo (SCME), which takes place twice annually in Toronto, Ontario, and recently expanded to Edmonton, Alberta. He also represented Ultra Pro International at the National Sports Collectors Convention in New Jersey, USA.
Renaud is a professor of sport and recreation management at St. Clair College and a former esports coordinator at the University of Windsor. His diverse background in the traditional sport world includes working in the amateur, collegiate, and professional levels of sport locally to internationally. He is both leading and working with an organizing committee who have collaborated on events in the past across Canada and the US.
To learn more about this convention, please visit www.thenorthernnational.com