OUR STORY FROM THE BEGINNING
Considered by many to be the “Comic Con” of Canada, FAN EXPO Canada™ humbly began as the Canadian National Comic Book Expo in 1995. Growing from one genre with 1500 fans to a multifaceted show connecting over 120,000 fans, FAN EXPO Canada™ is currently the 3rd largest pop culture event in North America!
Timeline and Growth:
1995 – the inaugural Canadian National Comic Book Expo (1,500 fans)
1998 – The Canadian National Anime Expo was added (7,000 fans)
1999 – The Science Fiction Expo is added (9,700 fans)
2004 – Rue Morgue’s “Festival of Fear” Horror expo joins in (28,000 fans)
2005 – Gaming Expo joins the event (40,000 fans)
2006 – rebranded as FAN EXPO Canada™ featuring Comic, Sci-Fi, Anime, Horror and Gaming (43,000 fans)
The success of FAN EXPO Canada™ is not only due to its unique content but also its growing, diverse community.
Now entering its 20th year, FAN EXPO Canada™ showcases over 1000 exhibitors and sprawls over 750,000 square feet of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre!
Make sure you check out the most detailed and up to date information on the FAN EXPO Canada™ Wikipedia page!
FAN EXPO Canada™ boasts the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Canada, the third largest in North America. It is packed with exciting family-friendly activities and celebrity guests including Stan Lee (X-Men; Spider-Man), Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws), Stephen Amell (Arrow), Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), and more! The pop culture extravaganza expects to host over 125,000 fans at 750,000 sq ft of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the four-day event August 28-31, 2014. www.fanexpocanada.com
FAN EXPO HQ is the largest entertainment convention group in the country and one of the largest in the world. Collectively it hosts almost 250,000 fans annually at FAN EXPO Canada™, FAN EXPO Vancouver™, FAN EXPO Regina™; Toronto ComiCon, Dallas Comic Con, and three Dallas shows.