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COMIC ATTRACTIONS

BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY – PREMIERE SCREENING

Be some of the first in the world to see the film! BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY, directed by Oscar winning Daniel Junge (SAVING FACE) and Oscar nominee Kief Davidson's (OPEN HEART) is the much buzzed about film that recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it was acquired by RADiUS, the boutique label of the Weinstein Company. Produced by Chris Brown, Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy and executive produced by Jim Packer, Anthony Romano and Jill Wilfert, the film delves into all things that surround the LEGO brick and the global phenomenon it has created.

TELETOON PRESENTS: ADVENTURE TIME SCREENING AND Q&A WITH PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM

Don’t flip out! Join TELETOON for a 3-episode screening of Adventure Time and Q&A session with the voice of Princess Bubblegum, Hynden Walch.

What’s Princess Bubblegum’s favourite episode ever? Find out Saturday at 2pm! An all new season of Adventure Time premieres Thursday, September 4 on TELETOON!

MARVEL: ALL-ACCESS

Marvel madness: Wolverine is dead! The Watcher is dead! Can anyone survive in the Marvel Universe? Will your favourite character be next? What other insanity does marvel have in store for their fans? Find out from the merry minds of Marvel! Panelists include C.B. Cebulski, Jeanine Shaffer and a slew of Marvel talent!

DC COMICS – MASTER CLASS: ART HISTORY

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 Comics is proud to spotlight these talented individuals for this exclusive, all-access look at what it’s like drawing for DC. Panelists include: Francis Manapul, Mike McKone, Joe Prado and Ivan Reis.

DC COMICS – BATMAN 75: THE ETERNAL DARK KNIGHT

Even after 75 years of stories, the Bat-family comics couldn’t be any hotter! Join the talent behind the Dark Knight for an exclusive look at what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective! With Jason Fabok, Ray Fawkes, Andy Kubert, Francis Manapul, Greg Pak and others, there has never been a better time to walk the streets of Gotham City!

DC COMICS – CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE

The heroes of DC Comics – The New 52 return to Fan Expo for a star studded, action packed panel with all-star talent! Join the creators of DC Comics’ most powerful and influential heroes and heroines for a sneak peek of what is to come for these champions of justice! Panelists include: David Finch, Jeff Lemire, Mike McKone, Greg Pak, Joe Prado and Ivan Reis!

DC ENTERTAINMENT: ALL ACCESS: 101

Go behind the scenes of DC Entertainment for an in-depth look at some of the most exciting stories ever told across DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD! New and veteran fans alike are welcome for a tutorial on the essential stories and products that make up DC Entertainment’s rich history.

TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND GOES TO THE MOVIES

Join the cast of Total Drama Island as they push their characters off of the TV screen and on to Movie screen. Chris MacLean in Frozen? Amy & Samey in Harry Potter? How about Owen & Trent in The Muppets? An all-star line up of voice stars including Christian Potenza, Bryn McAuley, Scott McCord, Cory Doran, Zach Bennett and Sunday Muse!

THE 1966 TV BATMOBILE

The original Batmobile made it’s television debut on January 12, 1966. Now you can see a full-size, George Barris design replica of the TV Batmobile at Fan Expo. Even after 45 years, this design of the Batmobile is still the most iconic and popular cars in the world!

ARCHIE COMICS

Join Archie creators and editors as they discuss what exciting new things are in store for Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead. And … an Archie sketch duel!

Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz in a sketch duel? Against each other? Don't miss this one!

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN

Find out what Toronto based RAID studios is up to and what their talented group of creators is working on. Cary Nord, Ian Herring, Kalman Andrasofszky, Marcus To, Paul Rivoche, Ramón Pérez, Scott Hepburn and more!

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

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.

DESIGNER CHARACTERS: MORE THAN JUST ADDING GUNS & POUCHES

Great character starts with great design, both in personality and visual appeal. Join the RAID studio as we discuss how to take your character ideas and turn them into robust, striking, and believable characters that are sure to become fan favourites.

WRITING FOR YOURSELF: TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE CARTOONIST

Are you taking on both the writing and art duties for your comic? Do you have an idea that you want to write and draw yourself? Do you agonize over your script and then make changes when drawing anyway? Join the RAID Studio for an informative and interactive session talking about writing and drawing your own comic: the benefits, difficulties, and how to leverage yourself as your best collaborator.

CAPTAIN CANUCK SERIES SUPER PANEL

InnerSpace's Ajay Fry speaks to the cast and crew of Captain Canuck -The Animated Web Series and Comic book. Featuring huge announcements including and unveiling of the Broadcaster of the new animated series, naming of the upcoming publisher of the new Captain Canuck Comic, and news on the release of the Web Series Blu-ray Box Set! All star cast includes Kris Holden-Reid, Paul Amos, Kalman Andrasovszky, Fadi Hakim and creator, Richard Comely.

 

SKETCHING DUELS

Check out your favourite comic artists as they go “pen to pen”! The original art they produce becomes up for grabs once they’re all done!  An amazing experience to witness, these friendly competitions show who has got the edge in comic book illustration!

DC COMICS PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

DC is pleased to announce that we will once again hold our Portfolio Review program at this year's Fan Expo Canada. What does this mean for aspiring comic artists? Well, it means that if you would like to have your WORK seen by DC's top editors and art directors, then you should start planning a trip to Toronto and getting your PORTFOLIO together!

Friday, August 29 11:30am – 1:00pm Room 710

Saturday, August 30 3:30pm – 5:00pm Room 710

Sunday, August 31 2:00pm – 3:30pm Room 710

CREATOR SPOTLIGHTS

Ground breakers

Trailblazers

Trend-setters

Pioneers

Accomplished

MARVEL: BREAKING INTO COMICS THE MARVEL WAY

Have a passion for the inner workings of the comics industry? Curious about breaking into the field as a writer or artist? Sit down with a group of Marvel professionals from every corner of the business, and get insider tips, advice, and first-hand accounts of what it takes to start a career in comics today! Panelists include C.B. Cebulski, Jeanine Shaffer and a slew of Marvel talent!

CROWD FUNDING WITH KICKSTARTER: HOW TO FUND YOUR DREAM

Join Craig Engler from Kickstarter as he talks about how you can use Kickstarter.com to fund your comic project. He'll walk you through how the site works, how to get your  campaign started and answer any questions you may have. You'll also hear from a panel of fellow creators who've successfully used Kickstarter and who will share their tips and tricks for running a successful campaign.

MEET THE CAST & COMIC BOOK CREATORS OF MY LITTLE PONY

The popularity of "My Little Pony" is incredible and now you can meet some of the amazing talent from the show! Meet Tabitha St. Germain (Rarity) and Andrea Libman (Pinkie Pie) live in person at this year’s Fan Expo Canada! There will also be illustrators on hand from the My Little Pony comic book series. Find out what friendship can be!

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 and Saturday! Free for attendees! Click here to sign up! This is a 19+ event.  Brought to you by 

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OFFICIAL FAN EXPO CANADA LIVE ROCK PARTY

Join us Saturday, August 30th @ 9pm for the Official Fan Expo Canada LIVE Rock Party, in the legendary Imperial Room at the Royal York Hotel! An awesome LIVE Rock Band, bar, dance floor and appearances by many of our celebrity guests! Feel like belting one out with the band? You can do that too! Come and rock out with your Spock out! $20 Tickets are very limited! Click here to buy now! 19+ only

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