Fan Expo 2014: Lukewarm Experience at 20th Edition

The 20th edition of Fan Expo Canada has come and gone.  I had a reduced experience at Fan Expo this year, since the convention conflicted a bit with my preparations for the Toronto International Film Festival.  As such, I opted to only get a single day pass, for the first time since 2010.  Not wanting […]

Fan Expo 2013: Second Half and Wrap-Up

Well, Fan Expo is done for another year and I am gathering my thoughts about how my 5th year at the convention went.  For the second half of the weekend, I decided to take shelter from the crowded exhibition floor and actually check out some Q&A panels.  I saw a quite enjoyable panel on Saturday […]

Fan Expo 2013: Thoughts at the Midway Point

The 19th edition of Fan Expo Canada is now halfway through and I finally have some time to express my thoughts on my 5th convention experience.  Even though Fan Expo is occupying both building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this year, the bulk of the action remains in the main exhibition hall of the […]

Fan Expo 2013: Highlights of the Convention

Tomorrow is the start of the 19th annual edition of Fan Expo Canada.  This year’s convention is aiming to the biggest ever, since it will now occupy the entire Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  It’s also a milestone for me, since this will be my fifth year attending Fan Expo.  Going to a convention like this […]

Fan Expo 2013: It’s Expensive to Be a Geek

This is more or less a follow-up to the post I made in March when the ticket prices for this year’s Fan Expo was released.  In the five years I have been going to the convention, the pass prices have slowly, but steadily increased and now a deluxe pass, which gets you access for the […]

Fan Expo 2013: The Price of Growth

I went to Fan Expo Canada for the first time in 2009.  Before that time, I decided to skip out on the convention, because I was taken aback by how pricey the tickets were.  In fact, if it wasn’t for the fact that James Duval from Donnie Darko was appearing, I probably would have also […]

Fan Expo Canada Expands in 2013…with some controversy

A big announcement was made today in regards to the 2013 edition of Fan Expo Canada and the geeks aren’t that happy about it.  In addition to the traditional categories of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming, Fan Expo has added a new sports show to the convention.  A number of sports celebrities have been […]

Fan Expo 2012: Post-Convention Wrap-Up

Well, Fan Expo Canada is over for another year.  This was my fourth time coming to convention and it has gotten busier each and every year that I went.  I was especially excited for this year’s edition, since there was so many great guests announced.  Of course, some of those guests (most notably Patrick Stewart) […]

Fan Expo 2012 Day 4: Time for the Headliners

Christopher Lloyd The bulk of my final day at Fan Expo was spent going to my two must-see Q&A sessions, both of which were preceded by a 1-2 hour wait in line to ensure the best seats. The first Q&A I went to was for John Carpenter.  The start of the Q&A was slightly delayed […]

Fan Expo 2012 Day 3: Showcase Panels Rule

Continuum Panel On a Saturday that was so busy that I could barely move, I spent most of the day check out Q&A panels.  I ended up getting good seats for both of the panels for Showcase television shows that were happening.  The first panel was for Lost Girl, a show that has become so […]