Tag Fan Expo

The Con Job

Last week I was asked if I was setting up at Fan Expo Limited Edition in Toronto and I didn’t have an answer. The three-day show runs October 22 – 24, 2021 and I have no idea if I’m going…

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The Apprentice

Ontario extended our lockdown two extra weeks into mid May, booo! We’re running a bit behind on that “warehouse books to bigbcomics.com” project but I did put in a ton of work on the weekend and have over 600 books…

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A Giant at Fan Expo Toronto!

Having grown up during the Silver Age of comics, many of my favorite artists have unfortunately passed away. So the announcements over the last few years for Fan Expo in Toronto, haven’t gotten that rush of adrenaline happening for me.…

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Fan Expo Vancouver: 2015 Edition!

Fan Expo Vancouver took place on the first weekend of this month (April 3-5) and it was another big event. This year’s Fan Expo appears to have attendance that was bigger than previous years. The celebrities included Jennifer Morrison; Carrie…

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Limited Fan Expo Coverage: No Big Deal

I don't believe Fan Expo needs or really wants any press coverage: they have 100,000 or more email addresses of people who attend their show. A built-in captive audience they can sell to whom they know like the product they offer. One free pass means one body in the show who didn't pay and is taking a spot in a packed convention centre that could have been occupied by a paying customer.
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Fan Expo 2014 is Here!

Can you feel the excitement in the air faithful reader? Do you hear the sound of people printing out comic book wish-lists, or putting the final touches on Borderlands cosplay? That is because Fan Expo, the largest comic book convention…

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Fan Expo Is This Week

There are only a few short days left before this year’s Fan Expo.  Fan Expo will be August 28-31 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto. Fan Expo is one of those events that is very polarizing.  Some people love…

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Cosplaying with Weapons

There was a lot of buzz this week about Fan Expo.  There were some rumours flying around that Fan Expo was going to limit the use of all costume “props and weapons”.  You could bring them to the show, but…

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Scenes from Fan Expo Vancouver 2014

Fan Expo Vancouver rolled into town on April 18 to 20. This was the third edition of Fan Expo in Vancouver and it was another big success. This year's Expo was expanded to three days instead of two, and it was a little unusual to fall on the Easter holiday weekend. Like the upcoming 2014 Fan Expo in Toronto, this year's Fan Expo Vancouver was scheduled on a holiday long weekend, and this may have prevented some folks from attending. On the bright side, the organizers seemed to have solved the long line-ups problem from last year, as this year's wait lines didn't seem as long as the ones from last year.
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Toronto ComiCon Puts Celebrities First, Comics…Later

I received an email from Hobbystar Marketing this week promoting guests of the upcoming Toronto ComiCon, March 7-9 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This used to be a comics only affair every spring, for a while even having free admission. Since the death of Wizard World Toronto Hobbystar has positioned it as a mini Fan Expo, and why not.
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GTA Comic Con a positive addition to T.O. comic scene

When you're the only game in town as Informa Canada is, and as Hobbystar was before them, you get the luxury of setting the rules all others must play by. And when it comes to the point where that relative authority is challenged by another entity such as Wizard, that challenge will be met with a response of equal weight.
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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.
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