Here's how to nail the perfect photo op at Fan Expo Vancouver

Jan 15 2020, 11:40 pm

The countdown is on for Fan Expo Vancouver, one of British Columbia’s largest pop-culture events, which makes its annual return this February.

Comic book fans, cosplay lovers, and video game fanatics will be in attendance, drawing thousands of guests to the Vancouver Convention Centre from February 15 to 17.

While there’s plenty to do at the three-day convention, one of the clear highlights is the awesome photo-ops. Fan Expo Vancouver will have no shortage of celebrity guests. If you’re looking to guarantee your chance to have a photo taken with a star, Fan Expo Vancouver will have professional photographers on hand.

Professional photo ops can be purchased in advance and include an 8×10 printed photo, as well as the chance to purchase a digital copy.

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Here are some tips to make sure you get the perfect photo op at Fan Expo Vancouver:

Book online in advance

Daily schedules for Fan Expo Vancouver will be made available on the website in the days prior to the event. This gives attendees a chance to pre-purchase your photo op in the timeslot that works best for you — meaning no more having to choose between events.

Bring friends

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The more the merrier, right? Photo ops can be done with up to four people (not including the celebrities in the photo) — so whether it’s your best friends, a family photo, or just yourself, you’ll have the Fan Expo memory locked in with all the right people.

Be prepared

Fan Expo Vancouver’s “Epic Photo Ops” are taken with professional photographers and well-prepared staff. That means the line can move much faster than you’d expect, so be prepared! Figure out what kind of pose you want to do ahead of time and know that it might not be the best time to have a conversation with the celebrity guest.

Arrive early

Speaking of being prepared, make sure to arrive with plenty of time before your photo-op is scheduled. You never know if photos will be running ahead of schedule and it ensures a great experience for everyone else attending.

Watch the glasses

If you wear glasses, consider lowering them slightly on your nose or dropping your chin. This will help prevent reflections in the photo. Or, if possible, consider foregoing them.

Order a digital copy

Want to make sure that your Fan Expo memory really lasts a lifetime? Order a digital copy and have it live on the cloud. You can get one with your order, or add one on at the Epic Photo Ops booth.

Want an autograph?

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If you’re looking to go the extra mile and have your photo op signed, keep in mind that autographs occur separately. Make sure that your timing is right and you get the photo op done first.

Sometimes, celebrity guests will be open to taking photos with you at their autograph signing table — in most cases, their tables will have further information.

There will also be plenty of attendees who are decked out in incredible cosplay and they might be willing to take a picture with you! But always make sure to ask for permission first and treat everyone with respect.

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Fan Expo Vancouver will take place from February 15 to 17, 2020.

Fan Expo Vancouver

When: February 15 to 17, 2020
Time: An exact schedule will be made available shortly
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre — 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online now starting at $30 for adults

Daily Hive is a proud sponsor of the 2020 Vancouver Fan Expo

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