Nerds, geeks, whatever you want to call fans of comics, gaming etc…, you will be happy to know that Fan Expo is finally coming to Vancouver! Fan Expo Vancouver will unite all fans of comics, gaming, anime, horror, and sci-fi and organizers are dubbing this as Comicon Hollywood North and why not, this is one of the biggest expo’s to hit Vancouver. Sprawling over 100,000 square feet, the expo will showcase hundreds of exhibits and specialty retailers in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Tickets go on sale February 21st!Before we get into further details here is some trivia for you. Did you know that the in the original Batman film, a map of Vancouver was used to represent Gotham? I did and here is the proof.
Now back to the expo. Fans of all ages are invited to come out and meet your favourite celebrities and comic book creators and shop for comic books, graphic novels, manga, toys, t-shirts and much, much more. On top of that you get to meet the original Batman & Robin Adam West & Burt Ward. There will be a lot of special guests including: 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!
If you enjoy Anime, Manga, Comics, Sci-Fi, Gaming or Horror, you cannot miss the incredible line-up celebrities, amazing shopping and special panels and workshops!Celebrity guests will be signing autographs, taking photos with fans as well as hosting live presentations and conducting question and answer sessions with their fans.
Here some trivia for you. Did you know that the in the original Batman film, a map of Vancouver was used to represent Gotham? I did and here is the proof.
Here are some of the ways you can geek out during the expo:
- 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
WHAT: Fan Expo Vancouver
WHEN:April 21-22, 2012 (Saturday & Sunday)
WHERE:Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
TICKETS: You can get them here.
Editors Note: Ignore my pathetic photo shop skills, wait I don’t have photo shop. That caption was done in Paint. For shame.