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2015 COMIC ATTRACTIONS

[adult swim] PRESENTS: NIGHT SWEATS SCREENING AND PANEL

What do you get when you mix the best animated shorts from the emerging Canadian creative community with the off-beat comedic sensibility of two guys named Bart Batchelor and Chris Nielsen? 22-minutes of laughter, insanity and animated awesomeness. Join Fearless Fred Kennedy for a special screening and Q&A with the wacky hosts and one of the show’s creators, Jeff Shorkey. And, don’t miss Night Sweats Fridays @ 10PM on [adult swim].

[adult swim] PRESENTS: FUGGET ABOUT IT EXCLUSIVE SEASON 3 SNEAK PEEK AND CAST PANEL

Everyone’s favourite New York mob family are still living large in witness protection… in Regina, Saskatchewan. Don’t miss this exclusive sneak peek of season 3 along with the family themselves: Jimmy, Cookie, Petey, and McCool! Hosted by Fearless Fred Kennedy. Fugget About It Season 3 premieres this November, exclusively on [adult swim].

CARTOON NETWORK PRESENTS: ADVENTURE TIME WITH JEREMY SHADA & TOM KENNY

Finn and Ice King! Shmowzow! Join Cartoon Network for a screening of Adventure Time and Q&A session with Jeremy Shada and Tom Kenny – the voices of Finn and Ice King!

Adventure Time airs exclusively on Cartoon Network with an all-new season this October.

MARVEL UNIVERSE PANEL

Marvel is back in Toronto for another amazing Fan Expo! We’re here to give you the 411 on our newest titles and the future of Marvel comics! Panelists include Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhuman), Jeff Lemire (All-New Hawkeye), Ramon Perez (Hawkeye), Ryan Stegman (Inhuman), Nick Bradshaw (Spidey), and Marvel’s very own Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski!

MARVEL – STAR WARS

In 1977, a few months before the release of Star Wars, Marvel Comics debuted their very own adaptation of the film – which kicked off nearly a decade of stories set in a galaxy far far away, told in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Now, nearly 40 years after that historic debut, Star Wars has finally returned to Marvel with an acclaimed line of all-new comics and graphic novels! Marvel Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski is joined by superstar creators Charles Soule (Lando), Alex Maleev (Lando), John Cassaday (Star Wars), and Stuart Immonen (Star Wars) to discuss all things Star Wars at Marvel!

SUPERSTAR VOICE ACTOR LIVE SCRIPT READING

Join top voice actors TROY BAKER, PHIL LAMARR, GREY DELISLE, JESS HARNELL and NOLAN NORTH as they perform a LIVE script reading of the well-known Hollywood Blockbuster – BACK TO THE FUTURE! You won't want to miss this hilarious re-telling of a classic, as the voice actors use their huge list of cartoon characters to breathe new life into some legendary characters.

DRAWING WITH KEN LASHLEY

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Here’s your chance to learn from a pro with the artist behind fan favorites’ most beloved characters from Star Wars, Suicide Squad, Batman vs. Superman and others. Ken will be taking attendees through his drawing process, talking about his career, answering questions about working in comics, and, of course, live drawing! As a special bonus, the first 50 attendees will get a signed, original canvas print drawn exclusively for Fan Expo Canada by Ken.

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!

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!

GEEKFEST FILM FESTIVAL – UPDATED!

GeekFest Film Festival is the world’s 1st traveling film fest, exhibiting the best in geek content in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and gaming. We invite you, the fans to come and see these exciting new shows in our Geekfest screening room, running all four days at Fan Expo Canada! We are scouring the Earth and Tatooine for the best geek genre films in the Galaxy! Submit your project and have it screened all over North America at some of your favorite cons. Click here to check out the awesome schedule!

HOW TO SUCCEED IN SELF PUBLISHING

Come and hear from a panel of various Indie creators, the highs and lows of bringing their projects to life and how to monetize them! This is your chance to have your questions answered by successful creators who have turned their passion into a sustainable business. Panelist include: TBA

CREATING DYNAMIC COVERS

It’s the first thing a customer sees, so a cover needs to draw everyone to the fantastic story inside. The RAID Studio will teach you have to build a great cover, from composition to subject selection. Don’t miss out on this must-see panel!

WORKSHOP – THE ACTION

Most Superhero comics are based on two things: character-based drama and fight scenes. Cut to the fight scene! There’s a new standard for “The Action” pushed forward by how it’s presented in other media, such as video games and films. It’s more dynamic than ever, involving choreography, pacing, specialized panel shapes and layouts. Join Ray Fawkes and Jeff Lemire as they share how it’s done!

WORKSHOP – UP AND COMING

The next generation has arrived! Come and meet the latest up and coming comic book writers and artists that are shaking things up in the new age of comic book creation. The technologies and processes may have changed, but the key ingredient for outstanding work has not: talent. Panelists include Johnny D, Scott Forbes, Mike Rooth, Chris Campana and more!

WORKSHOP – THE GREAT GAL COVERS

Join Mark Brooks and J Scott Campbell as they discuss their process for drawing women in comics! Find out what it takes to draw a comic book cover with some of the biggest and best artists in the industry.

WONDER WOMAN PANEL WITH MEREDITH & DAVID FINCH

Calling all Wonder Woman fans! This is a Q&A with the writer and artist currently working on the Wonder Woman storyline that’s burning up the DC Universe. This is your chance to ask the talented husband and wife dynamic duo the hard-hitting questions – and maybe hear about a few other things that are in the works!

A PAGE EVERY DAY

How to draw harder, better, faster, stronger! 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.

COMIC BOOK QUIZ GAMESHOW

Think you know your stuff? Here’s your chance to go head to head with comic creators and other fans to show off your comic book trivia knowledge. Prizes to be won, fun to be had and a lot more!

CREATE & MARKET YOUR INDIE COMIC

This workshop will dissect the process of getting your indie comic off the ground, with a workshop of now professional creators. Using their own successes as examples, they will discuss how to court publishers, get a publishing deal, raise financing, market your idea and get it into the hands of retailers and readers! Join JAY FOSGITT, JULIE FAULKNER, TED WOODS and PHIL MCCLOREY as they discuss how they did it. FRIDAY 12:15 PM, ROOM 703

CHAPTERHOUSE COMICS PANEL

An introduction to Chapterhouse Comics, Canada's largest comic book publisher, hosted by Anthony Falcone. Creator panelists include; Richard Comely (Captain Canuck), Kalman Andrasovszky (Captain Canuck), Jason Loo (Pitiful Human Lizard), Mark Shainblum (Northguard), Gabriel Morrisette (Northguard) and Rosslyn Gifford (Spirit Leaves).

WORKSHOP- PENCILER & INKER: THE TEAM UP

Learn about the process between penciller and inker – a unique and sometimes trying relationship, necessary to facilitate comic book creation. We’ll have some big name pairings in this workshop that will share their triumps and tribulations from many years of experience, including Joe Prado, Ivan Reis, Dexter Vines & Ed McGuinness!

TY TEMPLETON & FRIENDS ON CREATING COMICS

This intimate discussion panel feature’s Canada’s own Ty Templeton in conversation with guests from the comic book industry as they discuss issues important to fans and creators alike. Expect a lively debate and surprise guests!

CROWD FUNDING WITH KICKSTARTER

Join our guests as they talk about how you can use Kickstarter.com to fund your comic project. Those that have done it will walk you through how the site works, how to get your campaign started and answer any related questions you may have. You’ll hear from a panel of creators who’ve successfully used Kickstarter to fund their dream.

WORKSHOP: BREAKDOWNS

The systems and technologies for creating a comic book have come a long way over the last 20 years, but the strength of the storytelling is still paramount to today’s creators. Since most comic book stories are created by a team of writers and illustrators, and not just a single individual, the concepts of each must be clearly communicated to one another throughout the process. Join Alex Maleev, Steve Epting, and other surprise guests as they discuss how this process is broken down!

ARCHIE COMICS

Join Archie creators as they discuss what exciting new things are in store for Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead! There have been a lot of changes in the world of Archie – find out from Fernando Ruiz, Dan Parent & Gisele Lagace where Archie is heading in 2015!

PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

Fan Expo Canada is excited to offer Portfolio Reviews for Illustrators by some of the biggest names in the business. This is a special opportunity for you to get an honest appraisal of your work from the likes of Marvel Editor C.B. Cebulski, the legendary Ed McGuinness and many more. Head to room 710 in the South building for instructions and scheduling. Click here for more.

WRITERS WORKSHOP PANEL

Join Jim Zub, Charles Soule, Ray Fawkes and Kathryn Immonen as they discuss writing and pitching their comic series to publishers. Get their advice on how to climb to the top of the treacherous submission mountain as they share comic writing techniques and amusing anecdotes.

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.

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.

WORKSHOP – PLOTTING THE PERFECT STORY

Writers block? Crushed for time? Don't know how to even start? Learn how to put together a plot for your comic, graphic novel or web comic in record time with advice from our professional writers and illustrators.

CAPTAIN CANUCK ANIMATED SERIES TWO PANEL

Join the team behind  Captain Canuck Series two as they reveal the Official Cast, soundtrack and more on the Prometheus Protocol! Hosted by Anthony Falcone.


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