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FAN EXPO COSPLAY KICK-OFF PARTY

Start your Fan Expo with a bang! Join us at 9pm, Thursday, Aug. 31st for the Official Fan Expo Cosplay Kick-Off Party at EFS Nightclub (647 King St), hosted by the delightful LeeAnna Vamp and all her friends! With hot tracks by DJ Dlux, bottle service, photo booth and dance floor. Serving until 4 AM! Dress code: cosplay or stylish. $20 in advance only. 19+ Click here to purchase now.

RETRO GLOW AFTER PARTY WITH JESSICA NIGRI

Join us at 9pm, Friday, Sept. 1st for the amazing Retro Glow Party at Orchid Nightclub (82 Peter St). Hosted by the incredible Jessica Nigri and all her friends! The legendary DJ Lazarus will be spinning massive throwbacks all night, give-aways, bottle service, photo booth and huge dance floor. Glow sticks provided! Don’t forget to wear white to add to the glow! Dress code: cosplay or stylish. $25 in advance, $40 at the door. 19+ Click here to get yours!

 

OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY WITH INNERSPACE

Dress up and join us for the Official After Party with Innerspace at the upscale Brassaii Lounge (461 King St. W), 9pm Friday, Sept. 1st. Hosted by the lovable Teddy, Morgan and Ajay! Hottest music in the city by DJ Daf, swag, drink specials, bottle service, patio, dance floor, special guests and eye popping electric décor by United Torch! Free Molecular Mixology Cocktail included. Dress code: stylish. $20 in advance only. 19+ Click here to purchase yours today!

OFFICIAL FAN EXPO AFTER PARTY

Look sharp and join us at 9pm, Saturday, Sept. 2nd for the biggest Fan Expo After Party of them all at the super-hot night spot Tequila Jacks (184 Pearl St.). The best music in the city by top DJs, plus drink specials, bottle service, amazing dance floor and special guests! Dress code: cosplay or stylish. $25 in advance, $40 at the door. 19+ Click here to get your today!

FAN-TASTIC BEATS

Off Centre DJ School is Toronto’s boutique music education facility, and they are bringing music from movies, video games, and sci fi hits to FAN EXPO CANADA. Drop by their space on Level 600 and experience the OCDJ Alumni Showcase playing great beats, enter to win prizes, and find out about their workshops that will teach you to be a master of DJing, scratching and producing. www.offcentredj.com

TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL: THE END OF THE END – SNEAK PEEK WITH CAST & CREATORS

Get an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming animated feature film with stars Jason Mewes, Alex House, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman, Chris Leavins, Maggie Castle and Directors Craig Wallace, Richard Duhaney and Producer Andrew Rosen.

SHOWCASE’S TRAVELERS SEASON TWO PREMIERE SCREENING

Join TRAVELERS Creator Brad Wright and stars Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter & Nesta Cooper at 12:30pm, Saturday, September 2 in Room 701A for the Season Premiere Screening and live Q&A Panel. Only at FAN EXPO CANADA!

 

20TH ANNIVERSARY CAST REUNION OF STUDENT BODIES TV SHOW

Join us for a very special cast reunion from one of the most beloved teen television series of the 90’s, “Student Bodies”! In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the series, cast members Jamie Elman(Cody), Ross Hull(Chris), Katie McIninch(Mags), Miklos Perlus(Victor), Jessica Goldapple(Flash), Mark Taylor(Romeo), Victoria Sanchez(Grace), Nicole Lyn(Emily) and more will be reunited on stage on Saturday, Sept. 2 in Room 701A only at Fan Expo Canada! Q&A will be followed by cast autograph and photo op session!

 

STAR WARS REBELS SNEAK PEEK WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Executive Producer Dave Filoni, and special guests, will bring the Rebellion to Fan Expo Canada with a sneak peek at what’s to come in Star Wars Rebels fourth and final season! 11:30am Saturday, Sept. 2nd in the John Bassett Theatre.

BRUCE CAMPBELL’S LAST FAN STANDING LIVE GAME SHOW

A SPECIALLY TICKETED EVENT! Think you have what it takes to be the Last Fan Standing? Watch and take part as sci-fi & horror icon, Bruce Campbell drills contestants with tough trivia in front of a live audience - separating the geek from the weak, the nerds from the herd! Everyone gets a chance to play but only the best will face off in the ultimate test of pop-culture knowledge! Click here to get your ticket!

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.

CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY LIVE

The comedy show that is less bad than everyone thought it would be. The Cards Against Humanity writers room will improvise scenes based on the game as it is played live on stage. They’ll be joined by special guest, author Sam Maggs of BioWare, who will judge whether your audience-suggested cards should be used in the show or mercilessly ridiculed. This show is suggested for audiences 18+ who believe dogs should vote.

VOICE ACTOR LIVE SCRIPT READING BY TWISTED TOONZ

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!

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.

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!

THE ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD FESTIVAL

The Angry Video Game Nerd is considered an important pioneer in the realm of internet reviewers, being among the first to cover retrogaming as a web series. AVGN was created and stars James Rolfe who originally started out as an independent filmmaker. After running AVGN on channels such as Cinemassacre, ScrewAttack and GameTrailers, the show now has over 2.5 Million subscribers and over 1 Billion views! Please drop in and enjoy many of the great moments with fellow subs in a fun and interactive environment. Click here for the entire schedule.

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!

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW LIVE SHADOWCAST

Let us chill you, thrill you, and fulfill you! Experience The Rocky Horror Picture Show with the Live Shadowcast performing in step with a full length screening of the original classic. Costumed performers and audience participation with shout-outs and interactive props to throw make The Rocky Horror Picture Show an exciting party and multi-layered experience! Not to be missed – Age 18+ Recommended.

COSPLAY RECOVERY LOUNGE

The Cosplay Recovery Lounge provides an area for attendees to repair an element of their costume, or simply a place to sit for a few minutes and recharge the batteries (literally and/or figuratively). The Lounge gives you the space you need. Most importantly: it’s a paparazzi-free zone. If you need a break from the posing, the Lounge is just the place to get that breather you deserve. Special thanks to the Cosplay For A Cure group for all of your help!

POKEMON GO LURE PARTY

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

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.

3D PRINTERS & RESOURCES SEMINAR

This session will focus on 3D printers, 3D printing and resources available.  There will be discussion about the various types/brands of 3D printers and associated 3D printing technologies.  Even if you don't own a 3D printer, you will learn about resources that you can use to make 3D models.  A digital copy of this presentation will be available and the 3D printer will be accepting print jobs.

 

3D PRINTING TECHNIQUES SEMINAR

Attendees will learn various techniques to reduce time and increase the quality of 3D printing models.  The presentation will also discuss high volume/duplicate part printing.   While attending the first workshop in the series is not required, it does provide a foundation for 3D Printing Techniques.  A digital copy of this presentation will be available and the 3D printer will be accepting print jobs.

3D DESIGN AND MODEL MAKING SEMINAR

A presentation about inexpensive and free software that can be used for 3D design purposes.  The workshop will also include an effective and efficient workflow for 3D print model making.  Regardless of if you want to make cosplay props, board game miniatures or fan art figurines, this session will provide you with the information to get started.  A digital copy of this presentation will be available and the 3D printer will be accepting print jobs.


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