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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.

CELEBRITY Q&A

Get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities! These unique sessions give fans a chance to ask questions and get answers to sci-fi’s best-kept secrets - from the celebs themselves. Prepare to be wowed and learn about how the biggest names in the industry got to the top!

CELEBRITY COSPLAYER PANELS

A candid chat with Celebrity Cosplayers? Yes, please! Join our amazing line-up of cosplay guests as they share their experiences in creating costumes and dressing up for a living! This is your best opportunity to ask all of your cosplay crafting and community questions directly to some of the biggest Cosplayer names in the World!

TOUR HOGWARTS SCHOOL OF IMPROV WIZARDRY

Let The Dandies take you on an improvised tour of the greatest wizarding school - Hogwarts. Experience life in each of the houses. Learn a new spell. But watch out for He Who Shall Not Be Named!

DOCTOR WHO: A VIEW THROUGH THE EYESTALK

Join the Canadian Dalek Empire as they discuss what it's like to look through the eyestalk of a Dalek, travelling through conventions and interacting with attendees and guests. Learn what it's like to be a Dalek mutant.

DOCTOR WHO: DALEK BUILDING 101

The Canadian Dalek Empire will discuss how to start building your own Dalek along with first hand tips and information on how to source step-by step building instructions. Caution! Becoming a Dalek will change your life!

WIN, LOSE OR EXTERMINATE!

You don’t have to be an artist like Van Gogh or even Chloe Webber, but you do have to be quick on the draw to win this game of Doctor Who Pictionary!

DOCTOR WHO COSPLAY

Join the Doctor Who Society of Canada for a discussion of Whoniverse Cosplay.   Learn how to source costumes on any budget and how to make your own cosplay through a variety of techniques.

WOMEN & DOCTOR WHO

The women of Doctor Who are seen as both side-kicks and leaders, weak stereotypes and strong role models. Although most Doctor Who writers have been men, some memorable scripts came from women. From Verity Lambert to Bill Potts, how have women shaped and been shaped by the world of Doctor Who.

DOCTOR WHO: JUNIOR WHOVIAN ACADEMY

Calling all Junior Doctors, Companions and Aliens! Join the Doctor Who Society and Canadian Dalek Empire throughout the weekend in the Kids Zone for fun and games Whoniverse style.

RUN YOU CLEVER HUMANS! DOCTOR WHO’S AMAZING CON RACE

Navigate with your Companions through Space and Time! How quickly can you complete all your tasks and return to our TARDIS?

MARCH OF THE DALEKS PHOTO SHOOT

Join the Canadian Dalek Empire daily as they trundle through the convention floor. We will be gather every afternoon for a Doctor Who Cosplay photo shoot on level 800 in the South Building, EXTERMINATING those that do not participate. PARTICIPATE!

THE FINISHING TOUCHES: WHOVIAN COSPLAY

Join the Doctor Who Society of Canada for a discussion how to perfect your Whoniverse Cosplay. Learn how to craft your own props, make prosthetics and source the best finishing touches.

 

PRODUCING A REGENERATION: STEPHEN MOFFAT & CHRIS CHIBNALL

Take a look back at the work of outgoing producer, Stephen Moffat, and look ahead to what could be in store under the guidance of incoming producer, Chris Chibnall. What will they add to the Doctor Who legacy?

HE RAISED EYEBROWS: A DISCUSSION ON PETER CAPLADI

Take a look back at the Twelfth Doctor as we prepare for Peter Capaldi’s regeneration. Discuss how he and his eyebrows contributed to the legacy of Doctor Who.

DOCTOR WHO: WHAT IS JEOPARDY? FOR 1000

Join the Doctor Who Society and find out if you’re as clever as the Doctor. This Jeopardy style trivia contest will test your Whoniverse knowledge for fun and prizes.

WHAT’S ALL THE WHO-PLA ABOUT?

Join us for a discussion on anything and everything Doctor Who. Where is the show heading? What did you like and dislike about years past? What is its impact on our society? It’s open for discussion.

DOCTOR WHO: CLASSIC CLINIC

Have you always wanted to know more about Classic Doctor Who but feel daunted by over 50 years of history? Bring all your questions and we’ll help set your TARDIS on the right course.

 

DOCTOR WHO’S LINE IS IT ANYWAY

This is your chance to be clever like the Doctor and think on your feet! Join the Doctor Who Society for a variety of Improv Games where you can be both the audience and the performer.

DOCTOR WHO PHOTO OPS

Join in the celebration of all things Doctor Who as we invite you all to line up, and be shot by a Dalek... sorry take a shot with a Dalek! Special photo opportunities all weekend with many of your favourite cosplay characters from all parts of the Who Universe and the TARDIS too!

MONK’S PYRAMID: A DOCTOR WHO WORD GAME

Team up to take on the timeless war of words, racing against the clock to give and guess clues in this Doctor Who word-association game.

ARE YOU LISTENING? A DISCUSSION ON BIG FINISH

Do you wish there was more episode with your favourite Doctor and Companion? Learn about Big Finish audio plays and how you the Doctors continue to live on long passed their on-screen regenerations.

DOCTOR WHO SPELLING BEE

Doctor Who has the best words, the greatest words! Challenge your Doctor Who knowledge and mastery of words in this old-school Spelling Bee.

DOCTOR WHO WHAT WHERE? WITH THE DANDIES

Join Doctor Who and the Companions in a timey-wimey improvised story where they must defeat The Master, the Daleks, and even regeneration. Don't worry, there is room in the TARDIS for everyone!

STAR TREK IMPROV: HOLODECK FOLLIES BY THE DANDIES

Holodeck Follies is a fast-paced improvised Star Trek show for Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike. This comedy show is for all ages and encourages full audience interaction - from the initial episode plot suggestion to group scenes and sound effects. Holodeck Follies is currently Canada's only, and Toronto’s longest running, improvised Star Trek show. Laugh long and prosper!

BUFFY THE IMPROV SLAYER – HIGH STAKES IMPROV

Vampires have moved to Toronto but after 20 years in Sunnydale, so has Buffy! Join The Dandies for an hour of Buffy the Vampire Slayer inspired comedy made up on the spot! Help the Scooby Gang find the vampires, demons and maybe even love.

TORONTO STEAMPUNK SOCIETY

This group promotes local Canadian Steampunk events, as well as artists and authors, all Steampunk creations around the GTA. Their goal is to continue building the community of people who take an interest in this science fiction genre and the growing subculture surrounding it. Be sure to stop by their booth to learn more and check out all of the events they are running at this year's Fan Expo Canada.

STEAMPUNK GADGETS AND PROPBUILDING

Fantastic gadgets and weapons play an important part of many a Steampunk costume... Steampunk is after all a form of Science Fiction, and gadgetry of all sizes help add the “Science” to that equation. Our panel of expert propbuilders have years of experience and will share techniques and tips. We want to take the slant away from just painting nerf guns and show other things that can be done.

THE SCIENCE OF STEAMPUNK

A look at actual Science within Steampunk with Russell Zeid from the Ontario Science Center! How would the world “work” if steam was more prevalent as an energy resource and what the advantages and disadvantages be?

STEAMPUNK PHOTO OPS

Join members of The Toronto Steampunk Society and friends for a photo opportunity like no other! Stay tuned for exact times and locations.

STEAMPUNK AUTHOR PANEL: WORDS DRIVEN BY STEAM

“Steampunk” is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s, and still attracts many literary fans. Come listen to our esteemed authors give their thoughts on the current state of Steampunk literature and where they think it may go from here. Panel will feature many of Fan Expo's fine authors including; Rebecca Diem and Dominik Parisien.

STEAMPUNK PARASOL & NERF GUN DUELING

How do the fine and gracious ladies of Steampunk settle a disagreement? With a parasol, of course. It’s not fiction; in this demonstration our gals will be using the official rules from Madame Hemlocks parasol duelling league. And new this year, the spectacle of specially modified Nerf Guns in the dueling arena!

ADVANCED SEWING FOR STEAMPUNK

In the finest tradition of a Sunday Sewing Circle, you can join our experts and learn techniques needed for more advance costume work with a Steampunk focus. A tremendous opportunity to hear from people with many years experience and special skills.

STEAMPUNK ARTISANS

What began as a literary sub-genre has become a full-fledged flavor of cosplay! With a little Victorian inspiration, a dash of the fantastic and good pair of goggles, the possibilities are endless! Fantastic gadgets, costume pieces and accessories are all available for sale from our wonderful attending artisans.

EMILY STRIKES BACK – LIVE PERFORMANCE OF A PLAY ABOUT FANDOM

Travel back to 1980 and join Star Wars fans Ricky, Peter, Muppet-loving Denise and just-got-dumped Kevin for the much anticipated squeal of all time: The Empire Strikes Back! Not even sitting beside the only Star Trek fan in the entire theatre will ruin this monumental evening…That is until Kevin’s ex-girlfriend, Emily, decides that she’s going to make a come-back into his life. It’s going to take more than the force to keep Emily from ruining their night—and the theatre’s!

R2 BUILDERS CLUB

Founded in 1999 by Dave Everett, the R2 Builders Club has continually striven to develop an accurate resource for reproducing the lovable Star Wars Astromech designated Artoo Detoo. Current membership stands at over 7,100 and continues to grow with members from all over the world. Come and meet them and their creations only at Fan Expo Canada!

THE 501ST LEGION, REBEL LEGION & R2 BUILDERS GRAND ASSEMBLY PHOTO

The 501st Legion Canadian Garrison is one of the largest Star Wars costume groups in the world. Witness the largest gathering of Star Wars Characters in one place at Fan Expo as the Rebel Legion Canadian Base and the R2 Builders Club join the 501st for their annual Grand Assembly Photo. 

501ST LEGION OF STORMTROOPERS GRAND MARCH

Have your cameras ready as the 501st Legion Stormtroopers march through the Fan Expo floor en masse. When they get rolling, they can’t stop, so be ready to snap your shot. For updated march times check in at the 501st Booth in the North Building.

STAR WARS MASKS, COSTUME & PROP WORKSHOP

Making molds for masks, props, and blasters. Building armor and sewing soft costumes. The expert members of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion share their experience and secrets on making the best costumes in the world.

STAR WARS COLLECTOR’S HOUR

Still collecting after 40 years? New to collecting? What's available? What’s it worth? Where to go and how to find it? Experts from the 501st Legion will help answer all your questions.

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.

SUPERFOLLIES – THE DANDIES LIVE IMPROV SHOW

How do superheroes unwind after a long day of justice? What happens when everyone’s powers are switched? Join The Dandies for an hour of comic book inspired comedy made up on the spot! Jump into an improv scene and save the day or be like your favourite villain. Superpowers are not required to participate! Fun for all ages!


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