Just for Kids! Join the 501st Legion for Star Wars themed games of skill, with lots of giveaways such as Star Wars tattoos, activity & coloring books! Having fun will be strictly enforced by the Stormtroopers on hand, plus some other special guests!
You can draw your favourite characters on your notebook in the middle of classes, but can you do it when the pressure’s on? The clock is ticking down and your friends are watching to see if you can pull it off. Be judged by our crack team to win prizes!
Many famous Japanese pop stars started off singing opening and ending songs for popular anime shows. Do you have what it takes to identify the songs, the singers, or the show? Test your knowledge in our annual musical free-for-all!
Incredible authors assemble Fan Expo every year, and those who sculpt the realms of sci-fi / fantasy fiction share their thoughts on why their stories draw some many passionate readers. Whether the setting is Space Opera, Steampunk, Near Future or an Alternate History, these best-selling and award winning writers make us believe.
A great chance for fans to get up close and get photos with Vader, Boba, and those lovable Stormtroopers!
Mature audiences are invited to explore the gritty parts of society in these noirish thrillers. These tales aren’t coming to a theatre near you, nor on your local TV. They’re only broadcast on the web, bringing iconic stories to the newest entertainment frontier. Meet the creators and cast and get to see exclusive clips of the latest web series.
If only regular school was this much fun! Join these FREE special educational sessions led by the hottest professionals working in the places you want to be. The pros give exclusive, live instructional training and give insider tips on what it takes to break into the exciting world of comic book illustration and storytelling.
Check out your favourite comic artists as they go “pen to pen”! The original art they produce live, goes up for grabs once they’re done! An amazing experience to witness; these friendly competitions show who has got the edge in comic book illustration!
Experience the hottest new products and services - before anyone else sees them! Companies from all corners of the industry will be showcasing their upcoming projects and promos in the Exhibitor area and you get to be there for a sneak peek. You’ll also be sure to receive samples, goodies and chances to win prizes through their contests.
Specializing in comics, anime, gaming, science fiction and horror, our retailers are bringing the newest and most rare goods on the market today. Find the missing book or DVD in your collection, or get a complete set at prices you’ll never find elsewhere. Fan Expo will make sure you leave with your hands full.
The Artist Alley area, the Indy Press Pavilion brings a fine line up of independent comic book, zine and other related publishers. This Indy Market is just the place for you to meet the next up and coming talent in the comic world!
Are you an aspiring artist? Bring your portfolio to the people in Artist Alley, the Publishers and even the Guests themselves, to show off your talent to industry professionals. Get their opinions and suggestions on your work, to help you make it in the competitive and exciting world of comics and manga.
Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all of your favourite pencillers, inkers and writers. This is a “must experience area” for anyone interested in meeting the rising stars and the people who work the front lines of the industry! Here, you’ll find it all – comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art and sketches!
Listen in and participate in our numerous sessions! Soak it all in through seminars and workshops held by the pros of the industry. With the professionals leading the way, you’ll be sure to learn how they do it in the real world.
Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it is known, is a BIG part of Fan Expo weekend. Literally hundreds of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don't be shy; get your photo taken with all your favourite characters or come dressed up yourself. View our props policy here: Props and Weapons Policy
Get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities! These unique sessions give fans a chance to ask questions and get answers to Hollywood’s best-kept secrets - from the celebs themselves. Prepare to be wowed and learn about how the biggest names in the industry got to the top!
Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favourite celebrity! This is the only way to get a beautiful 8x10 glossy photo of you with one of our guests in an intimate setting.
A perfect opportunity to get that special something signed by your favourite celebrity! NOTE: guests may charge additional fees for an autograph.