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THE FRANTICS REUNION

The acclaimed comedy troupe The Frantics will reunite at FAN EXPO CANADA! Come out and meet the full original cast of Paul Chato, Rick Green, Dan Redican and Peter Wildman! With an onstage Q&A panel, professional photo op session and autograph signing. One day only! Friday, September 1st only at FAN EXPO CANADA!

CELEBRITY PHOTO SESSIONS

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. 

AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

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.

THE ROCKY HORROR EXPERIENCE

Meet the stars TIM CURRY, MEAT LOAF, BARRY BOSTWICK, PATRICIA QUINN, and NELL CAMPBELL as they assemble for a rare convention appearance. Enjoy the ultimate Rocky Horror experience including screenings of the film with an introduction by one of the stars, panels, photo-ops, autograph sessions and much more.

PANELS/Q&As

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!

ARTIST ALLEY

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!

OVER 400,000 SQ FT OF SHOPPING MADNESS!

Over 900 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.

EXHIBITOR AREA

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.

COSPLAY MASQUERADE

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.

KIDS ZONE & FAMILY LOUNGE

Are you having the time of your life with all your kids in tow? Are you a little pooped? Do you just need to sit down and take a breather? Here is a place to rest for all you great families! For parent(s) with kids under 12, the Kids Zone and Family Lounge is a quiet corner where you can just chill and get away from the crowds for a bit. Lots of activities for the kids! Take a load off, and thanks for bringing the kids! *Note - this area is not a daycare service, all children must be with an adult at all times.

KIDS COSTUME CONTEST (12 AND UNDER)

The Kids Cosplay Masquerade Costume Contest is the time for the younger cosplayers to shine in a special contest focused specifically on them. With great support and encouragement, these energetic boys and girls will become the next generation of fandom and are the future of Cosplay. (Ages 12 and under) 

COSTUMES! COSTUMES! COSTUMES!

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! View our props policy here: Props and Weapons Policy

WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

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.

STAR WARS EVENTS BY THE 501ST LEGION

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.

FAN EXPO SPEED DATING

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, Saturday & Sunday! On site sign up only! This is a 19+ event.

BREAKING INTO THE CREATIVE MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY with ArtStation

Join Leonard Teo, CEO of ArtStation and a panel of exceptional guests to find out how you can leverage trends to boost your creative endeavours.The job market and prospects for artists is constantly evolving, but this modern times are filled with unprecedented changes that directly affect how creative people work, find jobs, build client-bases, interact with fans, and generate revenue. If you are a creative professional or an aspiring artist trying to break into comics, commercial illustration, games or film, this panel will give you insight on how talent, technology, and Industries converge.

TORONTO STEAMPUNK SOCIETY ACTIVITIES

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 YOUR FAVOURITE VOICE ACTORS

The actors that provide the voices of your favourite Anime, Animation and Video Game characters will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos and meet with their fans. They have developed a well-deserved reputation for being most amiable and enthusiastic!

CELEBRATE BUFFY’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH US

It's hard to believe that it has already been 20 years since the premiere episode of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, but here we are. Come and join us in celebrating one of the most important television series in broadcast history with Buffy alumni; James Marsters (Spike) and Anthony Stewart Head (Giles). 

USE YOUR WORDS LIVE GAME SHOW WITH BRENTALFLOSS

It's Cards Against Humanity meets Hollywood Squares in a hilarious live game show version of "Use Your Words." Come see your favorite Fan Expo guests crack jokes and outwit each other to win the grand prize! The game has described as "The party game for funny people and their unfunny friends" and it lets the class clowns show off while helping to make everyone a little funnier than they normally are. YouTube funnyman Brentalfloss will host, and audience members will get to throw in their own jokes too, making this one of the most fun hours of Fan Expo programming ever!

MEET AWARD WINNING AND BEST-SELLING AUTHORS

Meet International Award Winning and Best-Selling Authors. Activities for readers include book signings, Author readings, Panels and launches! This year will be the best year yet!

POKEMON GO LURE PARTY

Don't miss the Pokemon Go Lure Party outside the South Building main Entrance!

VOICE ACTOR LIVE SCRIPT READING BY TWISTED TOONS

Do NOT miss the live movie script read featuring the biggest voice acting superstars in the galaxy! With millions of hits on YouTube and rave reviews internationally, this event that will kick you in the A**!! You haven’t lived until you’ve heard Winnie the Pooh as Darth Vader, Christopher Walken as Harry Potter, or Pinky & the Brain as Frodo and Sam! It’s time to experience your favourite movies in a brand new, completely hysterical and utterly TWISTED way!


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