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Hamilton, Ontario first Canadian city to host Romantic Comedy convention

For three days in the fall, the city of Hamilton, Ontario casts aside its reputation as a tough, blue collar steel town and turns its thoughts to kissing, hugging and other affairs of the heart.
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For three days in the fall, the city of Hamilton, Ontario casts aside its reputation as a tough blue-collar steel town, and turns its thoughts to kissing, hugging and other affairs of the heart. In this piece, we travel to Romcom-Con—the world's biggest romantic comedy convention—in an attempt to add a little l'amour to our lives.

"There are too many conventions that celebrate comics, superhero movies and nerd stuff," says Romcom-Con organizer Florence Weber. "We wanted to have an event that celebrates real movies about something real: love. To me, there is nothing more magical than a good romantic comedy."  


Listen to learn how thousands of Rom-Com fans gather to celebrate their favorite genre of film. Warning: this piece may make you fall in love with Tom Hanks all over again.