The Friends of the Merril hold several public events a year. Events are generally held at the Merril Collection, 239 College Street, Toronto, unless otherwise stated. Events are free unless otherwise stated.
If you wish to be added to an announce-only email list (low traffic) for our events, please contact Lorna Toolis.
You may also join our Facebook group for event announcements by clicking on the “F” symbol at the top of the page.
Scheduled Events for 2014
(additional events will be added as they are confirmed so check back soon!)
Jan 30th – Annual General meeting. At the AGM the board reported on the past year’s activities, gave a financial statement, answered any questions from the floor, and held elections for 2014. Members old and new attended 7 – 9 PM.
March 22nd – Music in the 21st Century: An Evening of Filk. Presented in conjunction with FilKONtario, the Friends of the Merril presented a filk (SF/Fantasy folksinging) mini-concert by local performers on the theme of “Music in the 21st Century”. The event was held on the evening of Saturday, March 22, from 7-9:30 PM at the Lillian H. Smith Library, in the basement meeting room.
May 10th – Pulp Show. Our annual Pulp Show. Come check out our vendors of vintage pulp magazines and paperbacks (and some reprints).
June – World Gay Pride panel
September – SF/Anime Flea Market. Our annual Flea Market of genre merchandise. We’ll have books, DVDs, collectibles, games, costume supplies, comics, and more. Free admission. Held from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. General questions and inquiries for table space should be emailed to Donald Simmons.
TBA –Friends of Merril Xmas Tea. Come for the tea and scones. Starting at 1 PM in the basement meeting room. More details TBA.