Fan Expo is entering into its 16th year this August. It is being held in Toronto, Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre which is located in the vibrant heart of downtown Toronto. It starts Friday the 27th of August and goes until Sunday the 29th.
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is one of Canada’s top trade show and convention facilities. It features 600,000 square feet of exhibit space, 64 meeting rooms, a 1,330 seat theater, and two different ballrooms. It’s only 20 minutes away from the Pearson International Airport, and it is right in the middle of fine shopping, restaurants, attractions, and entertainment.
So what is the Fan Expo? It is the ultimate fan event. It is one giant exposition with 5 unique genres: comic book, anime, science fiction, horror, and gaming. It features a variety of different events including: gaming tournaments, question and answer sessions, artist competitions, special effects/make-up workshops, portfolio reviews, a masquerade (where everyone dresses up as their favorite character), and so much more. Major companies exhibit their latest products, and retailers offer limited edition items.
This is the largest event of its kind to be held in Canada. Last year alone, the convention brought in over 59,000 attendees. This year it features a variety of celebrity guests such as Dean Stockwell, Michelle Forbes, Ogata Megumi, Summer Glau, Thomas Jane, J. Michael Straczynski, Adam and Andy Kubert, and James Marsters.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Basic Fan Expo Pass
Adult $29, Child $10
Includes limited access to the comic, sci-fi, anime, horror, or gaming expos for any 1 day; access to autograph area; access to entire show floor
Deluxe Fan Expo Pass
Includes unlimited access to all expos for all 3 days; intimate, interactive sessions with celebrity guests; access to masquerade
Premium Fan Expo Pass
Includes Deluxe Fan Expo Pass; VIP Fan Expo badge; Fan Expo bag; exclusive Expo entrance; special Expo preview on Friday; exclusive ticket counter; free admission to all Hobby Star Events until July 2011
Ultimate David Cronenberg Package
Includes VIP reception with David Cronenberg; an in-person autograph from David Cronenberg; an 8 x 10 picture of you and David Cronenberg; priority seating at the David Cronenberg presentation; limited edition Festival of Fear poster signed by David Cronenberg
Festival of Fear Package
Includes Deluxe Fan Expo Pass; VIP badge; exclusive Expo entrance; exclusive ticket counter; special Expo preview on Friday; Santo Sangre featuring El Hijo Del Santo; Night of the New Flesh featuring Bill Moseley and Heather Lagenkamp; Rue Morgue Special Issue #100 signed by the Rue Crew; Rue Morgue Issue poster signed by Rue Crew; one year subscription to Rue Morgue Digital; new collectible Rue Morgue belt buckle; limited edition Rue Morgue patch
Festival of Fear Ultimate Package
Includes Festival of Fear Package; Ultimate David Cronenberg Package; VIP ticket to Rue Morgue Shocktail Private Party Event Friday evening
Ogata Megumi Concert
Live concert Saturday, August 28th at 7:30 in the John Bassett Theater
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