What time is it? It’s Adventure Time! Don’t miss this special TELETOON screening of Adventure Time featuring creator Pendleton Ward’s Top 5 Favourite Episodes of all time, plus the exclusive World Premiere of the episode “Time Sandwich”. There will be some amazing Adventure Time prizes, and the first 50 people will receive an Adventure Time Season 2 DVD! Holy fig! That’s awesome! Saturday @ 1pm. Room 714.
Calling all Spider-Man fans! Q&A with the writers/artists on current Spidey books to get insider info on your favorite web-slinger. (And maybe hear about a few other projects in the works!) This is your panel to ask hard-hitting, no-holds-barred questions on everything Spider. Featuring Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, Editor Ellie Pyle, writer Dan Slott (Superior Spider-Man), and artists Mark Brooks (Fearless Defenders) and Ryan Stegman (Superior Spider-Man)!
It’s the heroes of Earth versus their greatest galactic foe, Thanos! Get the latest on Jonathan Hickman’s six-issue crossover event that pulls in your favorite heroes from all corners of the Marvel Universe. Plus, get the 411 on other great Avengers and X-Men titles! Here’s your chance to ask some of Marvel’s hottest current creators about the future of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Panel will feature Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, writer Kathryn Immonen (Journey Into Mystery), and artists Mike Del Mundo (X-Men Legacy), Steve Epting (New Avengers), Stuart Immonen (All-New X-Men), and Steve McNiven (Guardians of the Galaxy)!
DC Entertainment is proud to have some of the brightest and most talented artists working in comics today! Join us on this star-studded panel as DC Comics artists share their unique approach to the page! Panelist(s): Eddie Berganza, Ken Lashley, Yanick Paquette and Marcus To.
The comics industry can be tough to break into! Come by for an inside look at how some of DC Entertainment’s top talent made their careers crafting the tales of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and more! Panelist(s): Lee Bermejo, Tony Daniel, Jason Fabok, Ray Fawkes, David Finch and Francis Manapul.
DC Entertainment’s backlist is full of the most exciting stories ever told! New fans and veteran fans alike are welcome for an in-depth tutorial on the essential titles that make up DC Entertainment’s rich history. Panelist(s): Eddie Berganza, Brian Cunningham. Moderator: John Cunningham.
Join David Michelinie and Dan Slott for an in-depth look at how to write comics from two industry legends. They’ll go through the process of writing dialogue, panel descriptions and how to pitch ideas to publishers.
Creator-owned comics have once again grabbed the imagination of the comic- reading community, and publishers are looking for fresh ideas from a new generation of talent. Listen closely as creators Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Army of Darkness), Ed Brisson (Secret Avengers, Sheltered), and Jim Zub (Samurai Jack, Skullkickers) discuss pitching their hit comic series to publishers and offer advice on how to climb to the top of the treacherous submission mountain, along with comic writing techniques and amusing anecdotes.
Everyone can pitch UcreateComics. You can be an artist or a writer or even a comic book fan. The structure of a pitch is a multi-layered process but your idea is the core. We'll discuss all the practical aspects of the UcreateComics pitching process. What is required for a pitch to qualify such as synopsis, character breakdowns and more. What is the best way to present an idea and provide an understanding of intellectual property. How to work with us to build your idea’s fan momentum to win a pitch competions. Join us an learn more on how you can win a comic book development deal with UcreateComics.
Since his first introduction in 1994, Mike Mignola's Hellboy has gone on to achieve the status in the comics typically reserved for characters created 40 years before him. Following up on the first arc on one of his most popular miniseries to date, an all-new Abe Sapien ongoing series, and the continuing adventures of the supporting cast of the BPRD, we offer you a rare opportunity to enter one of the most intriguing minds of the industry today! Join Bloody Disgusting's James Wright for a live interview with creator, Mike Mignola, along with a rare chance to ask your own questions about your favorite cast of characters.
InnerSpace's Ajay Fry speaks to the cast and crew of Captain Canuck -The Animated Web Series. Featuring the World Premiere of Episode 2 and unveiling of the cover of issue 1 of the upcoming Captain Canuck Comic. All star cast includes Kris Holden-Reid, Paul Amos, Laura Vandervoort, Tatiana Maslany, Thomas Craig and creator, Richard Comely.
Avatar Press invades Toronto with two of the industry's biggest authors talking about their new projects! New York Times Bestselling Author, MAX BROOKS discusses his upcoming comics and the future of Extinction Parade! Industry icon and legendary creator, GARTH ENNIS spills on the latest horrors from the Crossed and gives fans a sneak peek into the huge new comics coming out from him over the next year! Want insight into the hottest Avatar titles? Can't get enough Crossed: Badlands, Uber, or Extinction Parade? Find out what new terrors and triumphs this rogue publisher will unleash in the months ahead, and get your questions answered by the Publisher!
Screenwriter and author of best-selling books The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, MAX BROOKS is the world's leading authority on the defense against a ghoulish uprising! His new all-original comic book series, Extinction Parade, introduces vampires into that mix and gives fans a new race of the undead to fear and prepare for. Renowned for his campus and convention lectures nationwide, Brooks comes to Fan Expo to share his insight into the rotting minds of the undead, discuss Zombies vs. Vampires, and field questions from zombie-phobic fans!
Be the FIRST to see Max and Steel team up to take on their biggest threat yet in Rise of Elementor. You will get to watch this exciting two-part broadcast event before it airs on Teletoon this Fall! Will our heroes be able to defend Copper Canyon and rescue Ferrus from the evil Dredd? Come by to find out, and receive a free giveaway!
We all know that great characters drive great TV shows – but what if that character originated on the page or as a toy? What are the challenges and opportunities for a screenwriter when you inherit an existing character or story from a book series or elsewhere? How do you stay true to the character, satisfy existing fans and still allow it come to life as your own? How do screenwriters handle spinning out what might be a limited character into an ongoing and renewable series? Presented by the Writers Guild of Canada.
Check out your favourite comic artists as they go “pen to pen”! The original art they produce becomes up for grabs once they’re all done! An amazing experience to witness, these friendly competitions show who has got the edge in comic book illustration!
Are you an aspiring artist? Bring your portfolio to the people in Artist Alley, the Publishers and even the Guests themselves, to show off your talent to industy professionals. Get their opinions and suggestions on your work, to help you make it in the competitive and exciting world of comics and animation.
Walt & Louise Simonson
Dark Horse Comics comes riding into Toronto… what secrets will they share with us at Fan Expo Canada?!
Be sure to check out their many panels Q & A’s and visit their booth on the show floor.
Join Archie creators and editors as they discuss what exciting new things are in store for Archie, Betty & Veronica & Jughead. And… an Archie sketch duel!
Dan Parent & Fernando Ruiz in a sketch duel? Against each other?
Don't miss this one!
Avatar Press is a company renown for publishing creator-owned works. While many of their earlier works featured female characters portrayed as typical comic book "bad girls" they have since evolved to a home for several big name writers who want to share their untold stories. Learn about upcoming releases and other interesting info at the numerous Avatar panels at Fan Expo this year.
There has never been a more exciting time to be a fan of DC Comics – The New 52! Come by and be a part of history as we discuss what’s coming next with DC’s all-star talent; Jason Fabok, Ray Fawkes, David Finch, Jeff Lemire, Francis Manapul, Joe Prado and Ivan Reis.
At DC Entertainment, there’s never been a better time to be a comics fan! Come to this All Access panel and find out what our top talent is has been up to! Panelist(s): Eddie Berganza, Brian Cunningham, John Cunningham, Lee Bermejo, Tony Daniel, and Jeff Lemire.
Have a passion for the inner workings of the comics industry? Curious about breaking into the field as a writer or artist? Sit down with a group of Marvel professionals from every corner of the business, and get insider tips, advice, and first-hand accounts of what it takes to start a career in comics today! Panelists include Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, Editor Ellie Pyle (Fearless Defenders), writers Kathryn Immonen (Journey Into Mystery) and Dan Slott (Superior Spider-Man), and artists Mike Del Mundo (X-Men Legacy), Stuart Immonen (All-New X-Men), and Ryan Stegman (Superior Spider-Man)!
Find out what the process and relationship is between penciler & inker. We'll have some big name pairings in this workshop that you won’t want to miss it.
Never judge a book by it's cover. Example: 50 Shades of Grey is not a book about colours! Find out what it takes to draw a comic book cover with some of the biggest and best artists in the industry.
Professional illustrator, Ty Templeton will share with you the unique method he uses to draw figures from nothing more than ideas in his head.
Writers block? Crushed for time? Don't know how to even start? Learn how to put together a plot for your comic, graphic novel or web comic in record time with professional writer and illustrator; Ty Templeton.
Crowdfunding has given publishers an opportunity to reduce risk and build audiences. Sites such as Kickstarter or IndieGoGo allow you to take your ideas to the crowd and find your audience. Learn from a team of creators who are gaining experience in this new frontier of publishing.
Find out what Toronto based RAID studios is up to and what their talented group of creators is working on. Cary Nord, Ian Herring, Kalman Andrasofszky, Marcus To, Paul Rivoche, Ramón K Pérez, Scott Hepburn and more!
Alex S. Ross is a lawyer and registered Canadian patent agent in the Intellectual Property field. In short; he is an expert. This session is a practical overview for comic book creators to find out how to protect themselves and avoid making beginner's mistakes. Ross will cover two main types of legal: copyright and trademarks.
Over the past decade webcomics have exploded in both popularity and quality, transforming from simple three-panel video game jokes to epic tales, decades in the telling. Is this the final evolution of comics, or just another branch on a mighty tree? Meet the minds behind your favourite titles and discuss past failures, present challenges, and future visions.
With creators from True Patriot, Captain Canuck webseries, and Lost Heroes documentary!! Are we witnessing a Canadian superhero renaissance - the likes of which we haven't seen since the Golden Age of comic books? If so, why now… what's in the air? Will these new heroes stand the test of time along with Captain Canuck and Wolverine?
During WW2 the Canadian government initiated the War Exchange Conservation Act and some resourceful Canadians stepped up to fill the void of Canadian comics on our newsstands. Join moderator Ivan Kocmarek and a panel of industry experts as they discuss the first age of Canadian comics and characters like Iron Man, Johnny Canuck, Freelance, The Penguin and many other forgotten heroes and their impact on Canadian-made comics.
Think you know your stuff, eh? Quick - First appearances, Secret Origins?! Okay, okay.
Here is your only chance to go head to head with comic creators and other fans and show off your comic book trivia knowledge.
Too much fun! Prizes to be one, feelings to be hurt and a lot more!
Comics aren’t just for adults anymore! Young fans won’t want to miss this star-studded lineup of the hottest names in comics for kids. J. Torres (Teen Titans GO!) Michael Dooney (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic; You, Me and Zombie), Jay Fosgitt (Brodie Troll), and Sara Richard (Kitty & Dino, My Little Pony) join us for a lively discussion about creating comics for the littlest readers. Find out what it takes to appeal to the next generation of collectors and get the scoop on what’s in store for your favourite characters and series.
Female writers and cartoonists are taking the comics world by storm! Louise Simonson (Legendary), Kathryn Immonen (Journey into Mystery), Becky Cloonan (Batman, Conan, Killjoys), Amy Chu (Alpha Girl Comics), and Erica Shultz (M3) come together to discuss their characters, their careers and being among the most sought after women working in comics today.
When comic’s couples work together, do they share equipment? Ideas? Are they a tag team, or rivals? Find out first hand as we talk to Walt & Louise Simonson, Stuart and Kathryn Immonen & Andy Belanger & Becky Cloonan to find out how love and careers mix.
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! Click here to sign up! This is a 19+ event. Brought to you by