If you’ve never been to a masquerade or cosplay, THIS is the one to attend! This exciting event features creative fans showcasing their original costumes derived from the comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and fantasy worlds – all on stage for a chance to win bragging rights. From caped-crusaders to hot anime characters, be awed as a spectator or strut your stuff on stage. Master of Ceremonies, Gordon Rose, brings you the most popular event of the weekend and the largest show of its kind in Canada! For more details click here.
Experience the hottest new products and services - before anyone else sees them! Companies from all corners of the industry will be showcasing their upcoming projects and promos in the Exhibitor area and you get to be there for a sneak peek. You’ll also be sure to receive samples, goodies and chances to win prizes through their contests.
Over 600 retailers from all over join FAN EXPO CANADA™ to make your experience an unforgettable one! Specializing in everything comics, anime, gaming, science fiction and/or horror, these retailers have what you need. It is THE area to find just what you’re looking for – whether it’s a comic books from any era, original artwork, graphic novels, memorabilia, DVD’s, videos, games, toys or t-shirts – you will find it all here.
Located in the Artist Alley area, the Indy Press Pavilion brings a fine line up of independent comic book, zine and other related publishers. This Indy Market is just the place for you to meet the next up and coming talent in the comic world!
Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all of your favourite pencillers, inkers and writers. This is a ”must experience area” for anyone interested in meeting the rising stars and the people who work the front lines of the industry! Here you’ll find it all – comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art and sketches!
Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it is sometimes called, is a BIG part of Fan Expo weekend. Literally thousands of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don't be shy; get your photo taken with all your favourite characters or come dressed up yourself. It's all good!
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They say knowledge is power. If you don’t know, all you have to do is ask…and you shall receive! The pros will be here to answer all your questions about the industry and to talk about their latest projects. You never know what they might say!
A perfect opportunity to get that special something signed by your favourite celebrity! Be sure to check out the schedule so you don’t miss out! NOTE: Some guests may charge additional fees for an autograph.
Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favourite celebrity! This is the only way to get a beautiful 8x10 glossy photo of you with one of our guests in an intimate setting.
Listen in and participate in our numerous sessions! Soak it all in through seminars and workshops held by the pros of the industry. With the professionals leading the way, you’ll be sure to learn how they do it in the real world.
The 501st Legion is one of the greatest fan organizations in the world, and fortunately Fan Expo Canada is one of the biggest events of the year for them. If you love Star Wars, you'll have a busy weekend with Jedi School, Panels, Workshops and even a Star Wars themed Kids Hour every day. The Stormtroopers provide a spectacle for the eye every year with an elaborate booth, and all kinds of photo opportunities throughout the weekend.
From the group that promotes all things Steampunk locally, the Society has planned activities all weekend including; from an introduction to Steampunk for beginners, to advanced costume making ideas for the well aversed. You can also attend workshops on how to build gadgets and props, take part in the photo shoots or witness a "Tea Duel"; yes... a "Tea Duel"!
Meet International Award Winning and Best-Selling Authors. Activities for readers include book signings, Author readings, Panels and launches! This year our author guests include; Ed Greenwood, Lesley Livingston and Eve Silver to name a few.
Back by popular demand, speed dating is returning to FAN EXPO CANADA™! Come and join in the fun and experience the thrill of meeting your potential soul mate, future spouse or maybe someone a little more casual! Mixed genre sessions all day Friday and Saturday! Free for attendees! This is a 19+ event. Brought to you by