One of BC's largest pop-culture events returns to Vancouver next month

Sep 19 2018, 2:34 am

In less than a month, Fan Expo Vancouver, one of BC’s largest pop-culture events, will be making its annual return to the city.

The three-day convention is a hot spot for all things sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and every genre in between.

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Deadpool and Deadpool Elmo. (Facebook)

Comic book fans, cosplayers, anime fans, and video game lovers can also check out the event to get their fill of the action.

Highlights of this year’s festivities include legendary comic book creators, a “Blast a Stormtrooper” shooting range, autograph sessions, an artists alley, and geek speed dating.

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An autograph session from the 2017 event. (Facebook)

Visitors can also partake in photo ops with an interactive Star Wars display, fan favourite cosplayers, anime voice actors, a photo park with several themed backdrops, and a number of celebrities.

Some of this year’s celebrities include:

  • Jason David Frank – the Green Ranger, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  • Kristy Swanson – Buffy, the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie
  • Katee Sackhoff – Starbuck, Battlestar Galactica
  • Michael Cudlitz – Abraham Ford, The Walking Dead
  • Ray Park – Darth Maul, Star Wars
  • Pom Klementieff – Mantis, Guardian’s of the Galaxy Vol. 2

To cap it all off, hundreds of retailers will have a wide selection of comic books, graphic novels, DVDs, video games, toys, and apparel up for sale.

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One of the many booths that visitors can expect in the marketplace. (Facebook)

Fan Expo Vancouver will take place from Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Tickets are available online for as low as $30. For more information, you can visit their website or Facebook page.

Fan Expo Vancouver 2018

Where: The Vancouver Convention Centre – 999 Canada Place

When: Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14, 2018

Time: Friday, 4 to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Tickets: Available online starting at $30

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