For anyone who revels in pop culture new and old, Fan Expo Canada is your goldmine.
Yesterday, Spiderman himself scaled a downtown building to warn us that it’s coming, and next week, it’s here. The massive pop culture festival in Toronto kicks off its 25th anniversary weekend on Thursday, August 22.
- 25-foot cliff jumping attraction coming to Canada’s Wonderland
- A thought-provoking and multi-sensory experience is coming to Toronto this fall
- There’s a neon-lit ULTRA Night Run happening in Toronto this month
Running from Thursday, August 22 to Sunday, August 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the activity-filled four days will celebrate everything from comics to gaming, to cult-favourite horror and sci-fi movies.
Whether you’re a Jedi, a superhero, or just love Marty McFly from Back to the Future, fans of all ages and of all genres are welcome to the huge convention floor, where they’ll find tons to do including a 10,000 sq. ft. family zone, a cosplay red carpet, and an artist alley with all their favourite sketchers and writers and many more activities.
Like every year, the event will feature dozens of stars for fans to meet, take photos with, and get autographs from. This year, look forward to spotting some of your favourite voice actors, comic creators, and even celebrities like John Travolta from Grease and Pulp Fiction, Mario Lopez from Saved By The Bell, and Jurassic Park’s Jeff Goldblum.
Fans who wish to learn about the industry will also get opportunities to sit in on workshops, seminars and Q&As with industry pros.
And don’t worry, you won’t leave without a souvenir. The event will feature over 400,000 sq. ft. of shopping for anything from original artwork to ancient comic book issues to videos and toys.
And of course, don’t forget to dress up in costume as your favourite superhero or any other of your favourite pop culture characters.
For full details of the many other things you can see and do next week at Fan Expo Canada, visit the event’s site here.
Until then — check out some photos from last year’s Fan Expo Canada in Toronto:
Fan Expo Canada
When: August 22 to 25, 2019
Time: Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm; Friday from 10 am to 7 pm; Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W
Price: Single-day adult tickets start at $25, single day youth tickets start at $20, and deluxe four-day passes start at $125. Some events, like autographs or photo ops may incur an extra fee. You can purchase tickets here