Oh God, a convention. People in costumes. Nerds asking about that time Kirk fought a lizard man in episode nineteen of Star Trek, the Original Series!
Relax, it’s great.
FanExpo started as a comic book convention, but has grown into Canada’s biggest general geek convention (unless we’re mistaken, the third largest in North America). They have a large slate of events, special guests, and activities for fans of comics, games, horror, anime/manga, and sci fi.
And we promise, it’s not that weird. In fact, it’s a lot of fun, and there’s lots to do. From Q & A panels with your favourite sci-fi stars, to comic book creators talking about their craft, to publishers and studio booths where you can check out upcoming comics, movies and games, to screening rooms, and even masquerades, FanExpo has something for every geek and nerd, and is sure to exhaust you.
Our best advice is to bring water, be prepared for line ups and overpriced snacks, and be open to exploring something new! You might buy somebody’s mini-comic and discover an up and coming comics superstar, you might stumble on a new genre you’ll love, or even make a few new friends.
Some people attending, who might set your hearts aflutter:
- Tom Felton (Harry Potter)
- Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek)
- Robert Englund (Freddy Kreuger)
- John Waters
- Jeff Smith (Bone)
- William Shatner (The William Shatner Experience)
You should come, we’ll be there too! (Not dressed as lizard men.)
FanExpo runs from August 25 – 28, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Tickets go from $25 (single day) to $109 (deluxe pass).