A crowd of angry fans were forbidden from entering the largest sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention in Eastern Canada because the venue was at capacity.

Many had bought tickets for Hal-Con ahead of time, but the fire marshal stepped in saying no one else could enter. Firefighters and police were called in.

The wait to get in on Saturday was approximately six hours.

The lineup stretched from the World Trade Convention Centre on Argyle Street down the steps of Grand Parade. People piled into the park to get refunds.