From August 22 to August 25 the nerd world will descend upon Toronto Canada for the third largest pop culture event in North America.
Fan Expo Canada celebrates everything from comics to gaming, to cult-favorite horror and sci-fi movies. There will also be over 400,000 sq. ft. of shopping for anything from original artwork to ancient comic book issues to videos and toys.
This year the event will be celebrating a milestone 25th anniversary. To celebrate 25 years of guests and fans coming together celebrating the fandoms that they love, there are a variety of special events being held between now and the end of the year. You can check out all the cool events here.
The celebrity guests are always a big hit and this year is no exception. In a rare convention appearance John Travolta will be there. He is currently on a promotional tour for his upcoming film The Fanatic, and will be bringing fans a sneak preview of the film ahead of its August 30th release in theatres. The Fanatic tells the story of a rabid film fan that stalks his favorite action hero and destroys the star’s life. Because of the high demand and limited quantities autographs and photo-ops will be based on a lottery system. So good luck to all those who can get a chance to meet the legend.
Other notable guest stars will be Brendan Fraser, Jeff Goldblum, Zachary Levi, Karl Urban, the cast of Saved by the Bell, Rainn Wilson, the cast of Smallville, Mike Colter and plenty more. There will also be voice actors, anime guests, cosplayers, gaming guests, comic creators, internet celebrities, and authors.
Show hours for each day of the event are as follows:
Thursday, August 22 – 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 23 – 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 24 – 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 25 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you’re going to attend, make sure to plan ahead. The Game of Nerds will be there offering wall to wall coverage of the convention. If you come across us walking around, make sure to say hi.
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