Sci-Fi on the Rock is an annual science fiction, fantasy and horror festival held in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.
Moving into our 12th year we are going strong with an increasing number of attendees.
Sci-Fi on the Rock is involved in our community year long and hosts and participates in many other geeky or community events.


We are the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland again this year!
Our location is beautiful inside and out. Located just minutes from many of St. John’s historical downtown sites makes Sci-Fi on the Rock a great opportunity to have a vacation!


For Sci-Fi on the Rock 2018 we are offering an amazing limited hotel deal.
Book at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland for Sci-Fi on the Rock 12 weekend under the Sci-Fi on the Rock block of rooms by Feb. 2nd, 2018 for at least two nights and receive two weekend passes. Passes are limited to two weekend passes per group booking.
Better even a double room is only $139/night if you book under the Sci-Fi on the Rock block.
Call 1-888-870-3033 to book your room now!


Stefan Kapicic


Stefan Kapicic has played more than 70 roles in theatre, film, and television however he is best known for his role as the iconic X-men character Colossus, in the record-breaking Marvel/Fox feature film “Deadpool” directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds. “Deadpool” was not only an instant Marvel-fan favorite, making it the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. He’s currently reprising his role of “Colossus” in a highly anticipated sequel of this powerful franchise. “Deadpool 2” release date is 1st of June 2018.
Also, he finished filming a new hit show for “Starz”named “Counterpart” with academy award winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Stephen Rea in which he plays mysterious ex-special agent Lieber.
“Counterpart” is set to premiere in January 2018 on “Starz”.

Fintan McKeown

Fintan is well known for his role as Ser Amory Lorch in Game of Thrones, where he worked for the Lannister family in apprehending Arya Stark and Gendry, before meeting his demise thanks to a dart from Jaqen H’Gar. He has also appeared in BBC’s Merlin and Atlantis, as well as portraying Seamus Brady in British soap opera Hollyoaks. He is also popular for his role as Michael Sullivan on Star Trek Voyager, the only lover of Captain Janeway to make an appearance.

Josh Herdman

Josh Herdman is an English actor known for his roles in the Harry Potter films as Gregory Goyle. He appeared in all eight existing movies. He has also appeared in one episode of The Crust and one episode of The Bill. He was also in the 2002 film Thunderpants with fellow Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint, playing the role of the bully Damon, and he appeared in a supporting role in the BBC’s interactive drama series UGetMe.

Vanessa Pinsent Cosplay

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Vanessa Pinsent (A.K.A. Vanessa Pinsent Cosplay) is a Newfoundland Based Cosplayer. As a lifelong fan of Video Games, Animation, and all things “Artsy”. She first began Cosplaying in 2015 in which her first build was Samus Aran’s Varia Suit from the Metroid games. Since then she has expanded her cosplays to include characters such as General Grievous (Star Wars) in 2016 and Baymax – Armored Version (big hero 6) in 2017. She has competed in costume contests and have won awards for both workmanship and Journeyman level competition. Though, not a competitive cosplayer, she enjoys helping new & old cosplayers bringing their visions of their characters to life. She really enjoys making complex pieces/cosplays and specializes most in armor fabrication. In the future she plans to begin making video tutorials and step by step print out tutorials to help cosplayers of all ages.
When not cosplaying, she enjoys making new friends, playing video games and board games with friends, drawing/painting and sculpting with clay

Fat Apollo

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Fat Apollo, Michael McCluskey, is a mixture of all things geeky and nerdy rolled up in a crunchy comedic shell. Donning Everlast boxing gloves, as well as a cape and shirt made of vintage Battlestar Galactica bed sheets (circa 1977) – Fat Apollo is a true multi-media juggernaut. The showbiz bug bit early with a stint as a Buster Brown shoe model, and appearances on the Reach for the Top teen show. Fat Apollo really made his mark in Victoria BC, as the special guest morning-man replacement on Q100.3 launching the briefly popular, guess that tune game, The Kazoo Monster. Now residing in his hometown of Halifax, Fat Apollo is a charter member of the long running Geeks Versus Nerds comedy show. Voted funniest comedy night and best podcast in Halifax by The Coast’s readers, it is recorded live and has been featured five times at Hal-Con. In 2010, Fat Apollo debated Nathan Fillion as to superiority of the Millenium Falcon over the Serenity, and in 2011 defeated Teddy & Ajay of Innerspace, successfully proving Yoda was the better headmaster than Dumbledore. His one man show “Storytime with Fat Apollo” is a hit at conventions everywhere! Follow him on twitter @realfatapollo One facebook Fat Apollo, celebrity






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