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COMIC ATTRACTIONS

CANADIAN EXCLUSIVE THOR: RAGNAROK COSTUME EXHIBIT

Don’t miss the Thor: Ragnarok Costume Exhibit at Fan Expo – open all weekend in the North Building! It is the only location in Canada for fans to see nine amazing costumes and props from Marvel Studios’ upcoming film, Thor: Ragnarok, in theatres November 3.

COMICS & GAMES JUST HAD A KID AND IT STARS KRISTIN KREUK

Come meet Kristin Kreuk, the People’s Choice Award winning star of Beauty and the Beast and Smallville, as she talks about her latest project—the “action graphic novel” Shuyan Saga. Joined by comic master DaXiong (Star Wars, Dark Horse, DC), producer Jason Loftus, and creative director Lina Skorbach, find out how this team fused comic-style storytelling, ancient martial arts wisdom, and a kick-ass heroine voiced by Kristin to make a new kind of video game. Includes audience Q&A. This is a world premiere event.

DC PORTFOLIO REVIEWS AT FAN EXPO CANADA!

Curious to get a professional opinion on your portfolio? Now is your chance! DC editor Jim Chadwick will be conducting portfolio reviews at the show Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Here’s what you need to know:

-Portfolios reviews will happen on Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM in Room 710, South Building.
-Portfolio reviews will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to arrive early for a chance to be seen for review.
-Please respect the DC editor's time and opinion.
-Review sessions are limited to artists only.

MARVEL PORTFOLIO REVIEWS AT FAN EXPO CANADA!

Curious to get a professional opinion on your portfolio? Now is your chance! Marvel editor Devin Lewis will be conducting portfolio reviews at the show Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what you need to know:

- Portfolios can be submitted in Room 809, South Building on Thursday from 4:30 PM to 8 PM and Friday & Saturday from 10:30 AM to 6 PM. Review sessions for these submissions will take place the following days (Fri., Sat. & Sun. respectively).
- Portfolios MUST contain your contact information. This includes your full name, cell phone number, and e-mail.
- Portfolio reviews will happen Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 12 PM to 1:30 PM in Room 710, South Building. If you cannot be present at this time, do not leave your portfolio.
- Portfolio review schedule will be posted in front of Room 809 at 10:30 AM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Please visit this location to confirm your scheduled time.
- Do not leave original work with us. Whatever your portfolio contains, make sure you keep the original work. We cannot be responsible for any lost or misplaced work.
- Please respect the Marvel editor's time and opinion.
- Focus on your sequentials. While cover artwork is important, most new artists are hired to do interiors.
- Review sessions are limited to artists only.
- Not all submissions will be chosen for review

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!

SKETCHING DUELS

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!

CREATOR SPOTLIGHTS

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!

‘HOW TO’: ADAM HUGHES DRAWING DEMONSTRATION

Do you want to draw like Adam Hughes? Well, this panel isn't likely to make that happen, BUT you will get the experience of watching one of the masters of the comic art world create an one of a kind work of art! Narrated by Alison Sohn

‘HOW TO’: COLORING WITH COPICS

Please join respected industry artist and colorist Allison Sohn as she demonstrates techniques for coloring comic artwork using copic markers.

TY TEMPLETON’S COMIC BOOK BOOTCAMP

Please join creator and educator Ty Templeton (Your Pal Archie, Harley Quinn and Batman) for his annual discussion on how to create comics that people will actually read!

WRITING FOR COMICS ROUNDTABLE

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!

SO YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR COLLECTIBLES?

Join collector, creator (the Silent Invasion) and certified accountant D. Larry Hancock as he shares his tips and traps learned from selling his collection on eBay over the past few years! If you don't know how to get started, learn how now!

IS IT TIME TO SELL YOUR COLLECTIBLES?

Long time collector, creator (the Silent Invasion) and professional accountant Larry Hancock as he presents reasons why NOW may be the time to sell your collectibles! Need cash? Downsizing your home? Retiring? Bring your spouse / significant other at your peril!

WORLD BUILDING 101

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!

A PAGE EVERY DAY: HOW TO DRAW FASTER, BETTER, AND SMARTER.

Our most popular panel returns! 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.

STARTING YOUR GEEKY CAREER ONLINE

Have you ever wanted to turn your nerdy hobby into a full-time career? Please join Diana McCallum and Andrew Ivimey   (FromSuperheroes.com), Will Perkins (editor-in-chief of Dorkshelf.com and Art of the Title) and Luke Gordon Field (TheBeaverton.com) as they discuss their secret origins offer advice on being an online content creator. 

INVESTING IN COMICS FOR FUN + PROFIT

Thinking of getting into collecting comics? Worried about the pitfalls of speculating? Join retailer and Overstreet comic book price guide adviser Walter Durajlija (Big B Comics) for a special look at the ups and downs of the back issue collecting market.

THE BUSINESS OF CREATION

Conor McCreery and Neil Gibson came to comics from the world of business and used those skills to build the award-winning series, Kill Shakespeare and Twisted Dark. These ideas started as comics and have moved into the worlds of theatre, merchandise, board games, audio books and film and television. The two friends will discuss the entrepreneurial side of their journey. From learning how to raise money, to working with other creators, to courting publishers, Conor and Neil will teach you how to make your creative idea into a creative business.

WRITING FOR COMICS WITH CONOR McCREERY

Conor McCreery is a Harvey and Shuster Award nominated writer best known for the creator owned series Kill Shakespeare. Join him for a fun and fast-paced journey through learning how to write for comics. He’ll discuss everything from how to plan your story, the three masks your characters should wear, how to work with an artist to make dynamic page layouts, all the way to the art process (penciling, inking, colouring) and final production elements (lettering).

IMAGE COMICS AT 25

Image comics broke into the comic landscape 25 years ago and hasn't slowed down since. Talk to some of the creators who have impacted the brand and continue to shape the industry going forward. Featuring Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Raff Ienco (Symmetry), Jim Zub (Wayward), Jerome Opena (Seven to Eternity), Zachary Kaplan (Eclipse, Point of Earth).

THE COMIC LEGENDS PANEL

Some people make comics and some people make history. Join these comic industry giants who have made history for this amazing roundtable discussion! Featuring Mike Zeck (the Punisher, Secret Wars, Captain America, Batman), Pat Broderick (Captain Marvel, Firestorm, Captain Atom, Batman), Brian Stelfeeze (Black Panther, Batman) and Scott Hanna (X-Men, Justice League)

THE ART OF THE COVER

A panel of superstar artists gather for this round table discussion on into what makes for a great comic book cover!  Featuring  Mike Del Mundo, Marguerite Sauvage, Jae Lee, Ken Lashley, Nick Bradshaw and Michael Cho.

THE OFFICIAL ASPEN COMICS PANEL 2017

Aspen Comics reveals plans for their 15 year anniversary next year, including new releases and projects yet to be revealed by the publisher. Includes a special Q&A sessions with fans.

MEET THE RAID STUDIO

The Royal Academy of Illustration & Design, collectively known as RAID, is an multi media studio and creative agency located in Toronto’s beloved Little Italy District whose primary focus is creative concepts, idea development, and visual solutions, involving illustration, design, and sequential art. Showcasing the talents of Kalman Andrasofszky, Taran Chadra, Scott Hepburn, Ian Herring, Irma Kniivila, Nimit Malavia, Francis Manapul, Ramón Pérez, Gibson Quarter, Gabe Sapienza, Marcus To, Eric Vedder, Tri Vuong, & Tonci Zonjic.

GET YOUR COMIC BOOKS AUTOGRAPHED

Dig through your collection or visit some of the vendors at FAN EXPO CANADA for elusive back issues and graphic novels by our many creator guests.
Note: some guests may have autograph fees and/or signing limits. Please check with creators individually.

SKETCHES, LITHOGRAPHS & LIMITED ART PRINTS

Many of our artist guests and Artist Alley creators will have original art, lithographs, limited edition art prints, original sketches and take commissions from fans at FAN EXPO CANADA.
Note: Fees vary, please check with creators individually for prices and availability.

FROM COMIC BOOKS TO FILM & TV WITH ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

Join Zenescope’s co-founder Ralph Tedesco and Executive Editor, Dave Franchini, for a screening of Robyn Hood: I Love New York - a live action short film starring Lili Simmons (Banshee, Hawaii 5-0) based on the company’s hit comic book series. There will also be a screening of Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot episode - an R-rated animated series featuring the voices of Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) and Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick (this is not for the kids!). Followed by Q *All attendees will also receive a free comic following the panel!

PUBLISHER EVENTS

Check the final schedule for these must-see special panels and events put together by the publishers and featuring many creator guests that spotlight new and upcoming releases, game shows and more!

 

CELEBRATING CANADA’S 150th BIRTHDAY

As Canada's largest comic event, we will be celebrating our Canadian comic book heroes and superstars like Jeff Lemire (Old Man Logan), Ken Lashley (X-Men Prime), Mike Del Mundo (Avengers), Ramon Perez (Nova), Kalman Andrasofszky (Captain Canuck), Leonard Kirk (All-New Wolverine) and more!

JUDGING A BOOK BY IT’S COVER

Fan Expo Canada's superstar comic guests gather for this round table discussion on into what makes for a great comic book cover!

BREAKING INTO COMICS

Grab your pen and paper and join comic industry veterans for an insightful discussion about what it takes to break into the world of comics.

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. If you have questions, please post them on Sci-Fi Speed Dating's Facebook page here.


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