The Friends of the Merril hold several public events a year. Events are generally held at the Merril Collection, 239 College Street, Toronto, and are free unless otherwise stated. If you would like to be added to an announcement-only email list (low traffic) for our events, please contact

You can also find us on our Facebook group or follow us on Twitter for event invites & announcements.

Scheduled Events for 2017
(additional events will be added as they are confirmed so check back soon!)

Saturday May 13th 10-4pm, Friends of Merril 21st Fantastic Pulp Show – Our annual Pulp Show. Come check out our vendors of vintage pulp magazines and paperbacks (and some reprints). Admission is $3

Friday & Saturday June 2-3rd, Academic Conference on Canadian SF&F -The Merril Collection is pleased to once again host the Academic Conference, organized by Dr. Allan Weiss of York University. 2017 Keynote speaker include author Madeline Ashby and author/editor Dominick Grace. For further information, admission price, submission deadlines for papers, etc., please visit the above link.

Friday & Saturday June 9-10th,  North American Jules Verne Society Conference – In 1867, Jules Verne made his first and only trip to America, traveling from New York to Niagara Falls. One hundred and fifty years later, the North American Jules Verne Society commemorates this event with their 2017 Annual Meeting, held from Wednesday, June 7 through Sunday June 11, 2017 with planned presentations and screening of rare Verne films.

Saturday June 24th 7pm, A Merril Film Night (movie TBD) -More details to follow

Monday July 31st,  International Research Society for Children’s Literature – More details to follow

Saturday December 2nd -Friends of the Merril Christmas Cream Tea – More details to follow


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