For the first time ever, Fan Expo Canada™ is extending its show westward!
Highlighting celebrities, shopping, panels and workshops, you will be able to find the newest and hottest in Anime, Manga, Comics, Sci-Fi, Gaming and Horror.
April 21st-22nd 2012, come out and meet your favorite celebrity or creator and shop for the hottest or most rare in comic books, graphic novels, manga, toys, t-shirts and more!
Fan Expo Vancouver™ is brought to you by way of Hobby Star Marketing Inc. HSM was founded in 1992 as one of Canada’s premiere sports and entertainment marketing agencies. The company first staked its claim in 1995 with the successful launch of the Canadian National Comic Book Expo. It has since been re-branded as Fan Expo Canada featuring Comic, Anime, Science Fiction, Horror and Gaming. The event has evolved into a spectacular, annual, multi-media even with prestigious acclaim, becoming North America’s 3rd largest event of its kind.
Fan Expo Vancouver is uniting all fans of comics, gaming, anime, horror, and sci-fi. For years fans have been asking Fan Expo Canada to come to Vancouver. Comicon Hollywood North has final arrived! Tickets go on sale: February 21, 2012.
Special Guests include: Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Colleen Clinkenbeard (Fullmetal Alchemist), Veronica Taylor (Pokemon), Richard Cox (Inu Yasha) Trevor Deval (Mobile Suit Gundam), Mike McFarland (Dragonball Z), Brian Froud (Bakugan & Jimmy Two Shoes), Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Kristen Bauer (True Blood)…and more to be released soon!
FanExpo funtimes will include:
- Celebrity Autographs & Photo Ops
- Celebrity Q & A’s
- Sketching Duels
- Workshops & Seminars
- Web Series for Grown Ups
- Artist Alley
- Retailer & Exhibitor Area
- Voice Acting 101
- Ultimate Fan Expo Party
- Horror Author Panels
- The 501st Legion: Star Wars Photo Session
- Sci-Fi Fantasy Author Panels and Readings
The expo takes place April 21-22, 2012 (Saturday & Sunday) at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC. Tickets go on sale: February 21, 2012.
sources: press release, official website
This year I again attended Fan Expo Canada and my gawd the crowds!
Media passes didn’t seem to mean much for most people and I missed more than 1 important scheduled event!
Boo-urns to that!
But was it worth all the hassle?
Check out my impressions at GirlGamer.com