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Join us 9pm Saturday, September 3 at Orchid Nightclub for the Official Fan Expo Retro 90s After Party Presented by Netflix, with former PJ stars spinning tunes from back in the day! Featuring PJ Phil, Tarzan Dan, PJ Paul and Bradie Whetham – and don’t miss our Heroes & Villains Costume Contest at Midnight! Come dressed as your favourite hero such as Luke Cage, premiering on Netflix on September 30th! Click here to buy now! Orchid, 82 Peter St. 19+ only.
FAN EXPO CANADA is proud to welcome the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment for a very rate and exclusive appearance! The longest serving editor-in-chief of Marvel after Stan Lee, legendary artist and more – this is your opportunity to meet the man who has shaped the modern Marvel Universe from comics to the mega-blockbuster films! Make sure to catch one of his two presentations: “Cup O’ Joe” on Friday, September 2 and “Inside the Mind of Joe Quesada”, hosted by Ralph Cirella of Howard Stern & Geektime fame! Click here for special package information.
Stan Lee, the creator of the X-Men, Spider-Man, and the Hulk, returns to Toronto by popular demand! At 93, the legendary creator has enjoyed an extraordinary career that spans over seven decades. We are proud and excited to announce that he has chosen Fan Expo Canada as one of his limited appearances in 2016. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet the legend himself! Click here for more.
Frank Miller, in a very rare appearance, and the team behind Dark Knight III are appearing at FAN EXPO CANADA™. Whether you see them at the general fan panel, autograph session or at an exclusive special event, this unique opportunity to meet Frank Miller, Andy Kubert, Brian Azzarello, and Klaus Janson is not to be missed.
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International Best-Selling author, Margaret Atwood will be attending Fan Expo Canada on Saturday, September 3rd to unveil her much anticipated graphic novel, "Angel Catbird". Illustrator Johnny Christmas will be joining her on stage as they discuss the project with audience Q&A included. After the onstage presentation, Atwood and Christmas will sit for book signing and you will have your chance to purchase Angel Catbird before anyone else in world, only at Fan Expo Canada!
DC Comics Rebirth is the talk of fandom! Find out what’s new and upcoming from some of your favorite key DC REBIRTH contributors whose unique voices add to the DC Comics experience! Panelists: David Finch, Jason Fabok, Clay Mann, Marcus To, Jonboy Meyers. Moderator: Larry Ganem. 4:15pm, Friday, Room: 716
They say breaking up is hard to do…but breaking into comics may be tougher! Come by for an inside look at how some of DC’s topnotch talent broke in, crafting the tales of your favorite DC Super-Heroes! Panelists: Marguerite Bennett, Cully Hamner, Clay Mann. Moderator: Larry Ganem 4:15pm, Saturday, Room 716.
Class is in session as some of the greatest artists in the industry take this panel to school with an in-depth look at their creative process! DC Entertainment is proud to spotlight these talented individuals for this exclusive, all-access look at what it’s like drawing for DC Comics and Vertigo! Panelists: Francis Manapul, Marcus To, Jonboy Meyers. Moderator: Larry Ganem 11:45am Sunday, Room 716
FAN EXPO CANADA™ is excited to offer Portfolio Reviews of Illustrators by some of our professional guests! This is a special opportunity for you to get an appraisal of your work and feedback that will help you in the future. The Portfolio Reviews will be done by DC Editors Ellie Pyle and Brian Cunningham. Time is extremely limited on these sessions, so be sure to come prepared with your 10 best pieces for this unique opportunity. Friday 5pm to 7pm in Signing Area BB and Saturday 1pm to 3pm in Signing Area AA.
Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking, “I could do that…if I knew how!” Well, here’s your chance! Join Marvel Editor Darren Shan and a host of Marvel talent including Mahmud Asrar (All-New All-Different Avengers), John Tyler Christopher (Marvel Action Figure Variants) and other guests to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door and make your job MARVEL! 2:45pm, FRIDAY, ROOM 716
Here is a unique opportunity for you to get an appraisal of your illustration work by a professional Editor who is working in the field today. Get your Art Portfolio reviewed by Marvel Editor Darren Shan and he can give you some advice on how to improve your chances of getting some work. Sessions are very limited, so please be sure to come prepared to present your 10 best pieces . Thursday 6-7pm, Friday 5-6pm, Saturday 3-4pm in Signing Area CC and Sunday 1-2pm in Signing Area AA.
Join Creator Brad Wright (Stargate SG-1) and star Eric McCormack for the world premiere of Travelers, Showcase’s new series. Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time to the 21st century. These ‘travelers’ assume the lives of seemingly random people while working to save humanity from a terrible future. Stay for a Q&A, followed by an autograph signing at Showcase’s booth. 12:30PM, SATURDAY, ROOM 701A
Cast members of Wynonna Earp, one of Syfy's most popular shows of 2015, will be attending Fan Expo Canada Saturday, September 3rd to get fans amped about the highly anticipated SEASON 2. Lead role Melanie Scrofano (Wynonna Earp) and Tim Rozon (Doc Holliday) will be joined by show runner Emily Andras to discuss the biggest moments of Season 1 and what may be in the works for the upcoming season. Audience Q&A will be immediately followed by a free autograph signing and photo up!
Check out the world preview premiere of Son of Zorn, a live-action/animated comedy about an animated warrior from a faraway island who returns to Orange County, California to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son. Tune in to Son of Zorn Sunday nights this fall on City. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - 7PM IN ROOM 701B
Meet PJ "Phresh" Phil, PJ Paul and Tarzan Dan as they reunite on stage to share stories from being on the air back in the day. For millions of young people in the 90's these were the guys that we loved to tune in to. Don't miss this very rare event that brings these popular personalities together after a long time. WARNING: session may contain fun, zany and highly emotional states of mind.
Some of the world’s biggest comic book creators will be featured at FAN EXPO CANADA™ this year, with hour long panels of their own> Here’s your chance to ask those questions you have always wanted answers to, and to hear the perspectives of those who shape the industry!
For five years Greg Capullo has given us the face of Batman. Now, fresh off one of the most dynamic and acclaimed runs in the caped crusader’s history, we sit down to talk with this prolific artist and writer about his work spanning Spawn, X-Force, Batman, The Creech and even his commercial work for bands such as Korn and Disturbed as well as what is on the horizon for the enlisted members of the Capullo Army to look forward to!
He’s the guiding hand behind the adventures of everyone’s favourite web-head through Brand New Day, the Superior Era, Spider-Verse and more! Now he’s gearing up for the latest Spider-Epic: “Dead No More”. At this special Q&A he’ll answer your questions, regale you with tales of the creative process and his love for Spider-Man, Doctor Who and more!
Check out your favourite comic artists as they go “pen to pen”, and be entered to win the original art they produce once they’re done! An amazing experience to witness, these friendly rival competitions show who has got the edge in comic book illustration!
It is the first thing that a customer sees, and a cover needs to draw everyone to the fantastic story inside. The RAID Studio will teach you how to build a great cover, from composition to subject selection, so you don't want to miss this must see panel!
Join some of the most influential women in the comic book industry as they chat about diversity in comics, their approach to creating comics and answer your questions. Feauring Marguerite Bennett (DC Bombshells), Marguerite Sauvage (Faith), Gisele Lagace (Archie) and more!
Comics publishing can be a difficult ambition in the new economy, and crowdfunding is a popular way to get the funds you need to make your project a reality. Please join a panel of crowdfunding veterans Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz as they discuss the process and their experience with projects like Die Kitty Die!
The PowerPuff Girls are back on Cartoon Network this fall with all new episodes Thursdays at 6:30pm. Don’t miss an exclusive Canadian screening on Friday, September 2nd at 11am; Ep 34 -Odd Bubbles Out: When Donny the Unicorn visits, Bubbles becomes jealous of his new friend.
Be sure to stop by the Cartoon Network Canada’s booth (1251) and PowerPuff yourself onto a customized tote bag! Catch new episodes of The PowerPuff Girls beginning Thursday, September 8th at 6:30pm on Cartoon Network.
You've seen the reviews, you've heard the buzz… Now find out why Valiant Entertainment has taken fans and critics by storm as the most acclaimed comic book publisher! Join us here for a one-of-a-kind introduction to the largest and most acclaimed independent superhero universe in comics! From X-O MANOWAR and FAITH to BLOODSHOT REBORN and DIVINITY, get the stories behind Valiant's biggest heroes and find out where to jump on board right here with an in-depth tutorial that's perfect for new fans!
The home of creator-owned comics, Image Comics continues to publish stunning original comics that are taking the world by storm. Please join an all-star lineup of creators as they discuss their original worlds and new projects including Jim Zub (Skullkickers, Glitterbomb), Djibril Morrissette-Phan (Glitterbomb), Ryan Ottley (Invincible), Jeremy Haun (Beauty), Ed Brisson (Sheltered, The Violent) and Adam Gorham (The Violent).
Join the Super Geeked Up crew as they discuss your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, superhero, and video game topics and play fun geek-themed improv games like Geeky Musical, Universal Translator, and Let’s Geek It On! Plus a ton of audience participation and awesome prizes! Don’t miss this super-interactive award-winning show that will provide the zaniest fun you have at Fan Expo! Special guests: Scott Humphrey, Elizabeth Neale, Jonathan Silver, Julian Stamboulieh from Geek & Sundry's web series LARPs!
In 2015 Archie Comics rejuvenate the line with fresh takes on their characters and exciting projects like Archie Meets The Predator - that innovation continues into 2016 with the arrival of the new Betty and Veronica and a new Kevin Keller series. Join Dan Parent, J. Bone, Gisele Lagace and Fernando Ruiz.
During World War 2 Canadian kids were deprived of their favourite comics, and a group of entrepreneurial young people in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal stepped up and filled the void with brand new comics and characters. Since then, Canada has played a small but important role in comics history, especially after the arrival of Captain Canuck and Orb Magazine in the mid-1970’s. Please join historian Ivan Kocmarek, Richard Comely, James Waley, Ken Steacy and more for an interesting look at Canadian comics history.
The all-original anthology of Canadian superheroes returns in the fall as an ongoing bi-monthly series. Meet some of the creators who are bringing back fan-favourite characters as well as the "next generation" who will be introducing all-new heroes in the series. Get a look behind the scenes at how the series is created and learn how you can be part of Team True Patriot.
You’ve seen the movie, you’ve loved the television show, you’ve played the video game – what’s next? The comic book! Join this panel of talented panel of creators who are expanding on the worlds of your favourite movies, shows and games including Ty Templeton (Batman ’66, Star Trek), Ian Flynn (Sonic the Hedgehog), Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery (Assassin’s Creed) Sterling Gates (Adventures of Supergirl) and Alicia Lutes (Nerdist.com) 11:30AM, SATURDAY, ROOM 714
Panelists make a case for "the greatest Canadian (comic book) hero" (e.g. Wolverine, Captain Canuck, Superhero Girl, Scott Pilgrim, Superman, etc.) and debate each other "Canada Reads" style. After the debate and discussion, audience members will get to ask the panelists questions before everyone votes and one of these comic book characters is officially named, believe it or not, "The Greatest Canadian Hero."
Find out what Toronto based RAID studios is up to and what their talented group of creators is working on.
HOW TO WRITE A STORY SOMEONE WILL READ
Renowned creator and educator Ty Templeton (Batman ’66) shares a sure-fire method for how to create interest and hook readers into your story.
STORY-TELLING: HOW TO TELL A STORY IN PICTURES
Comics is the universal language, but how many actually know how to speak it? Ty Templeton (Batman ’66) will show you the syntax and grammar of the world of universal storytelling.
The comic industry is always shifting and evolving, this is your chance to learn about the challenges, pratfalls, and invaluable information that you need to break into the comics industry. Featuring Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare, Assassin’s Creed) and friends!
Please join Space’s Ajay Fry, director Mike Valiquette, Captain Canuck creator Richard Comely, writer and superstar comic creator Kalman Andrasofszky and producer Fadi Hakim for the first time ever airing of Captain Canuck Season 2, Episode 2.
Drawing comic books is hard work. Deadlines are difficult and seem to get shorter and shorter. How do you stay competitive in today’s market? The RAID Studio will teach you tips and tricks to get faster, quality work that pleases fans and editors alike.
You just came up with an awesome new comic book concept – but do you actually own it? Creating a new comic book and not sure about your rights? Let experienced intellectual property lawyers dispel the myths and misconceptions and give you the real deal. Led by Alex Ross of Gowling WLG, this session is a practical overview of the key legal issues affecting comic book creators, and will teach you how to protect your rights and avoid beginner mistakes. We will examine how copyright and trademark applies to comic books from both the Canadian and U.S. perspective.
With a record-setting 50 Harvey Award nominations, Valiant Entertainment is the most acclaimed publisher anywhere in comics today. Now, find out what's next for powerhouse series like FAITH, GENERATION ZERO, BRITANNIA, BLOODSHOT U.S.A., HARBINGER RENEGADES, SAVAGE, and DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE. The future of Valiant starts here at Fan Expo Canada!
Starting your first comic can be a herculean feat. Whether you're overcoming personal (anxiety, perfectionism) or practical (I have no time!!) hurdles, this panel of comic creators will be offering advice on how to finally get pen to paper. The panel will talk about challenges they've personally faced with writing, drawing, how they overcame them, and first started showing their comic to other people. Featuring Meaghen Carter, Jason Loo, Sanya Anwar and more!
Big changes and new ideas are afoot at Canadian publisher Chapterhouse Comics, and in 2017 comes the arrival of a new season format. Join your host Keith Morris as he gathers the leading creators to discuss what’s next for the home of Captain Canuck. Featuring Kalman Andrasofszky, Danny Zabbal, Anthony Falcone, Fearless Fred Kennedy, Jason Loo, Rossi Gifford and some surprise panelists!
Creators Bryan McLachlan, J. Torres, Scott Chantler, Steve Manale, Ian Flynn and friends discuss the joy of making comics and graphic novels for younger fans.
In 1971 Patrick Loubert and Michael Hirsh sold over 300 Canadian Golden Age comics and over 2300 pages of Canadian Golden Age original art pages to the National Archives of Canada. With this money and along with artist Clive Smith they founded Nelvana Studios which became one of the largest independent animation studios in the world. Find out how this happened! (90 minutes)
Creating new worlds from scratch is tremendously rewarding, but takes a lot of planning and hard work. In this panel for writers and artists, The RAID Studio will provide some tips and tricks to help you bring your worlds to life!
So, you want to be a comic book writer? Or, maybe you’re just interested in what makes them tic. We’ve gathered some of the best writers in the comic book industries from some of the most different perspectives we could find and brought them together to talk about their process and how they write comics! Join us as we sit down with Marguerite Bennett (DC Bombshells), Jim Zub (Thunderbolts), Ed Brisson (The Violent), Ray Fawkes (Gotham by Midnight) and Sterling Gates (Adventures of Supergirl) to talk about all things comic book writing.
A blank page doesn't stay that way for long, but have you every wondered what the pros use to create comics? The RAID Studio will give you a peak behind the curtain and share with you what traditional and digital tools work best for them.
Join collector, creator (the Silent Invasion) and certified accountant D. Larry Hancock as he gives you tips on how to sell your own comics and collectible collections on eBay and provides invaluable advice about income tax considerations for collectors, creators and small publishers.
Top voice actors Rob Paulsen, Bill Farmer, Maurice LaMarche, David Hayter and others perform a LIVE script reading of the Hollywood Blockbuster – GHOSTBUSTERS! This hilarious re-telling of a classic will bring the house down as the actors use their huge list of cartoon characters to breathe new life into some legendary characters.
Kevin Conroy is best known for providing the voice of Batman, starting with Batman: The Animated Series and growing into multiple films under the DC Universe Animated Original Movies banner; along with the acclaimed video games Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight.
He is known for voicing Raphael and Donatello from the 1987 cartoon and 2012 cartoon respectively of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yakko Warner and Dr. Otto Scratchansniff from Animaniacs, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain and the title character in The Mask.
It’s not often you get the chance to meet the man who provides the voice of an icon. Bill Farmer has enjoyed his job for almost thirty years in providing the voice of Disney’s beloved Goofy. Join us and hear from Bill as he shares his unique experiences as a top star in the world of animation.
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. If you have questions, please post them on Sci-Fi Speed Dating's Facebook page here.
We have scoured the Earth for the best independent geek genre films in the Galaxy! Come and see the best Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Superhero, Comic Book, Indy Fan Films! Geekfest Film Festival is running all weekend at in a dedicated theatre throughout show hours. Click here to see the scheduled screenings.