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Fan Expo Coverage

Fan Expo 2013 | RAID Party

Last Friday night the RAID Studio threw an unofficial bash as part of Fan Expo, Canada’s premiere pop culture event. Held at The Soho House on the corner of Adelaide and Simcoe, party-goers got a chance to enjoy cocktails and chat with artists, writers, and editors about their work, Fan Expo, and why Toronto is the place to be at the end of August.

Fan Expo 2013 | Artist Profile – Thomas Cook

Fan Expo features hundred of artist and artisans.  Every year when I wander through Artists Alley I will find one that has an interesting story, or offers something very kitschy or cool that I need to pick up. This year…

Fan Expo 2013 | Captain Canuck

Captain Canuck had a huge presence at this year’s Fan Expo. At the Captain Canuck panel on Friday the second animated webisode debuted.  It was good, very good. I can’t wait for the third (the first webisode aired July 1st…

Fan Expo 2013 | Bitten

Bitten is a new series coming to television in early 2014, and the cast of this new show were at Fan Expo.  Bitten is about a woman named Elena Michaels, who is the world’s only female werewolf.  She is trying…

Fan Expo | Superior Spider-Man Panel

On Fan Expo Sunday, Spider-Man fans got a chance to talk to the man, Dan Slott, about everything going on with our “not so friendly Superior Spider-Man”. The panel included artist Mark Brooks, artist Ryan Stegman, assistant Editor Ellie Pyle…

Fan Expo Canada Sold to Informa

One of the biggest stories to come out of Fan Expo has nothing to do with comic books or video games but rather the convention itself. Fan Expo Canada has been acquired by the multinational Informa; see the press release…

Fan Expo 2013 : Women In Comics

Recently one of Comic Book Daily’s writers posted a blog about a panel that is happening this weekend at Fan Expo. Ivan Kocmarek (click here to see his post) in this post he described each of the panellists. Two of…

Fan Expo Friday – My Day as Thor

I tried something new for Friday of Fan Expo… Cosplay. I have written before about portraying Captain America at different comic events.  But this time it was my first time being in Cosplay at the biggest comic event in Canada. …

Fan Expo Thursday – Family Day?

Fan Expo is underway, and the first day is all wrapped up. The doors opened to the general public at 4pm (while VIP’s package holders hit the show floors at 2pm), and it became clear very quickly, the crowds were…

Fan Expo is Almost Upon Us

And so my friends, we find ourselves a week away from the largest of the Canadian comic conventions, Fan Expo. Cosplayers are furiously working on their costumes, collectors are going over their lists, store owners are packing up product, and…

Fan Expo Sunday (a day in pictures)

This year my wife was able to join me on Sunday for Fan Expo.  She enjoys taking pictures and I thought it would be great if she just walked around the show, taking some pictures of the crowd and what…

Fan Expo 2012 Final Thoughts

And so another Fan Expo has come and gone, and those of us who attended are left with fond memories, lighter pocketbooks, and sore, sore feet. Every year Fan Expo continues to grow, bringing more attendees, more exhibitors, and more…

Captain Canuck a Fan Expo Hit!

There is a lot of buzz around Captain Canuck lately. A month or so ago CBD reported that Mind’s Eye entertainment hired Canadian writer Arne Olsen to write the script of the promised Captain Canuck feature film. Now, just before…

Fan Expo | Arrow: Review and Q&A

CTV was a major presence at Fan Expo this year by setting up a large booth on the convention floor, bringing in cast members from Criminal Minds and Flashpoint for panels and autograph signings and holding special screenings of its…

Fan Expo | Retailer Recap

This year at Fan Expo I got a chance to work with Walter and Marc at the Big B Comics booth, which gave me an interesting dealer perspective on the convention. I saw quite a few sales driven by movies…