FanExpo 2016: Here We Go Again!
The hype train has pulled back into the station folks, and we’re on a one-way trip to FANEXPO!
Labor day can mean a lot of different things to different people. For parents, it’s a rush to finish back-to-school shopping for the wee ones. For kids, it’s that sense of terror as your summer ends. For the college student, it’s that moment where you say, “oh crap, did I finish my loan application?”. For most Torontonians, it’s that looming sense of panic as you try to make time for that trip to The Ex. But for local fanboys and fangirls alike, it’s time for last hurrah of the con season: FanExpo Canada.
With exponential growth every year and a ton of stellar guests and artists, there’s bound to be something for everyone to see at this year’s show. And like every year, you’ll be seeing the GEEKPR0N family live on site with coverage all weekend long!
This year’s con is going to be a big one for True Believers, as a number of legendary creators from The Big Two are slated to appear. Mr. Marvel himself Stan Lee will be on site for his very last Canadian appearance! Considering he’s into his 90’s and still kicking, we can’t blame the guy for wanting a break. We’ll also be seeing heavyweight names like Joe Quesada and Frank Miller arrive to see their fans in the North. On top of that, we’ll also be welcoming Canadian literary legend Margaret Atwood to the show with her debut graphic novel.
A staple for any collector, FanExpo is bringing some stellar con exclusives to make the visit worth your while. Show your love for FanEx with a t-shirt. Indulge your inner Brony with some new toys from Hasbro. Or, treat yourself to that Justin Trudeau cover from Marvel’s Civil War II event.
Cosplay, Of Course
Now, it just wouldn’t be a con without attendees in amazing costumes, right? We’ll be taking as many photos as we can of people’s stunning outfits all weekend long. Also be sure to check out the Masquerade on Saturday night where fans compete their work for the chance at prizes – maybe we’ll see you on stage! If you get stage fright, there’s also a separate Workmanship contest, which cosplayers can enter without having to be onstage in front of strangers. The contest will be judged by local cosplay star and renaissance woman Lee Scion. Worried about wardrobe malfunctions? Never fear, because the Cosplay Recovery Room has you covered. On top of that, there’s also a ton of cosplay guests that will be around to greet fans.
Nerd Noise Nite
Our signature show is back! As pioneers of FanExpo’s nightlife events, we’re going strong and bringing you badass acts like The Cybernetic Spree, and Hervana, just to name a few. Be sure to swing by the Horseshoe on Saturday night to be part of one of our often imitated, but never duplicated events. How hard can a nerd party? Well, no spoilers, but tune in to find out! Ticket info HERE.