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MARCH 2021 EDITION

Welcome to The FHQ, the ultimate fan-stop for everything in the world of pop culture including TV, Film, Anime, Horror, Comics and more. It spotlights the talented Cosplayers, Creators, and comments on our feed, And of course, there will be chances to win cool swag. 

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Let's Rank
Let's Rank

MORTAL KOMBAST KAST

Revel in our ranking of 2021’s upcoming MK competitors. Who will win the tournament? Let's find out.

Team Picks
Team Picks

INSPIRATIONAL FICTIONAL WOMEN

In honour of International Women's Day earlier this month, we're sharing the fictional women who've inspired us.

GET INSPIRED
FAN MEETUPS RECAP
FAN MEETUPS RECAP

PI DAY BAKE-ALONG

What''s better than pie on Pi Day? This event featured princesses, bad math puns and lots of amazing apple pies. Check out the highlights.

LEARN MORE

COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

MEET GELNYTHE COSPLAY

Cosplayer extraordinaire GELNYTHE COSPLAY summons the power of flight and talks about cosplaying Legend of the Dragon.

READ OUR INTERVIEW
Factually Obscure
Factually Obscure

HISTORY OF WOMEN IN COMICS 

Marvel at the past and present of heroines like Wonder Woman, Storm, and how they inspire readers today.

GRAB YOUR LASSO
Geeky Astrology
Geeky Astrology

LANTERN CORPS EDITION

Let your horoscope shine bright and discover which Lantern ring fits your personality.

POWER UP

FEBRUARY 2021 EDITION


Let's Rank
Let's Rank

SCI-FI MOVIE OSCAR FACE-OFFS

Most of the time the Oscars go for (period) dramas, but that doesn’t mean they don’t go for sci-fi. So, this month we’ll be ranking, in chronological order, the most exciting sci-fi face-offs in Oscar history.

THANK THE ACADEMY
Geeky Astrology
Geeky Astrology

FEBRUARY EDITION

The cards are all out on the table for this one. In our first edition of Geeky Astrology we deep dive into your feels and uncover what you desire most in February. Take it from us, the "experts". 

WHAT'S YOUR SIGN?
Cosplayer of the Month
Cosplayer of the Month

MEET KRISTY

Cosplayer extraordinaire KRISTY talks to us about their first time cosplaying, tips on starting out, and who their cosplay crush is. 

READ OUR INTERVIEW

Team Picks
Team Picks

BOOK SPEEDRUN

We’ve all had books that pulled us in and hooked us so hard that we couldn’t put them down. Here are the books that kept us reading and reading and reading until the very end.

TURN THE PAGE
DEEP DIVE
DEEP DIVE

BLACK COMIC CREATORS

February is Black History Month, so in honor of this event, we are focusing on some of our favorite African-American comic creators. From Black Panther to Captain America.

READ ON
FAN MEETUP RECAPS
FAN MEETUP RECAPS

Geeky Virtual Paint Night

Here’s what happened at the awesome Geeky Virtual Paint Night event.

LEARN MORE

COSTUME CHAT
COSTUME CHAT

Frankie Drake Mysteries 

Join us for a Q&A with moderator and Frankie Drake star, Sharron Matthews, alongside costume designers Jenifur Jarvis (Frankie Drake) & Joanna Syrokomla (Murdoch Mysteries). Learn how they find clothing that makes each series look dashing and lavish while remaining faithful to their time periods.

MAKE IT SEW

JANUARY 2021 EDITION


MOST ANTICIPATED
MOST ANTICIPATED

Disney Shows for 2021 & Beyond

Last year Disney Investor Day touched on projects already in public knowledge during the event but NOBODY expected the sheer amount of announcements that came out! Here’s a helpful reminder of some of the shows that are coming you way in 2021.

THIS IS THE WAY
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

Meet Gladzy Kei

Welcome to Cosplayer of the Month, where we feature an incredible cosplayer from our community of fans and learn about who they are beneath the surface and, ahem, WORBLA. This month, we have Gladzy Kei!

MEET GLADZY KEI
DEEP DIVE TIMELINES
DEEP DIVE TIMELINES

Batman Beyond

This month marks the 22nd anniversary of the debut of Batman Beyond a Warner Bros. Animation series produced in conjunction with DC Comics. Time to DEEP DIVE into the mythos behind the critically acclaimed series

DIVE IN

TEAM PICKS
TEAM PICKS

Character Refresh

A new year means a new chance for some of these characters stories to be told again, but better this time. We’ve got some ideas on how to do that, so here they are in this month’s picks: Character Refresh   

REBOOT
FAN MEETUPS RECAPS
FAN MEETUPS RECAPS

Holiday Cookie Bake-Along


Sweet baked treats met inner geeks at this recent meetup. Check it out!

LEARN MORE
YOUR BEST COMMENTS
YOUR BEST COMMENTS

January Edition

Your Best Comments this month are wild and hilarious so hop on in and check 'em out.

Let's LOL

Rendez-View
Rendez-View

WandaVision

With a blast from the past and 'snap' into a new reality as  MARVEL viewers are transported to a place our heroes have never been before...60's suburbia? Stay tuned as we cover weekly episodes of Disney+ latest hit WandaVision.

CAST A SPELL
2021 GUIDE
2021 GUIDE

Nerdy Self Care

After a long year of patience and uncertainty, 2021 is the perfect time to invest in yourself. What could be better than TV binges and ZOOM parties you might ask? Check out our Top 5 Tips for the Ultimate Nerdy Self Care Guide.

PUT YOUR FEET UP

PAST EDITIONS


LETS RANK
LETS RANK

BEST POP CULTURE TRENDS OF 2020 

It’s hard to believe anything beyond - ahem, well you know - could be trending in 2020, but you’d be wrong! Check out the best trends of 2020 - the ones that made you laugh and got you through the year 

FEEL THE HYPE
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH - DECEMBER
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH - DECEMBER

MEET TREATZ COSPLAY 

Check out our interview with the talented Treatz Cosplay! They talk to us about their first cosplay, what inspires them and their New Year's Resolutions.

READ OUR INTERVIEW
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION

RECOGNIZING OUR VOLUNTEERS

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a volunteer for CALGARY EXPO? Click the article to find out!

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Team Picks
Team Picks

HOLIDAY CAGEMATCH

On Team Picks, we share some of our favorite things we’ve been watching, reading and playing. This month, we’re asking a question no one else dared to ask: who would win in a fight, the Grinch or Santa?

GET READY TO RUMBLE
FACTUALLY OBSCURE
FACTUALLY OBSCURE

MAGICAL HOLIDAY TREATS

Learn more about how ancient magical rituals influenced the holiday treats we know and love today. 

GET COOKIN'
HOLIDAY DIY GUIDE
HOLIDAY DIY GUIDE

FUNKY TREE ORNAMENTS 

With all of us being cooped inside for the holidays we’ve all run the gamut of things to do. But never fear, we’re here to inject some seasonal fun you can do at home. Yes, that means making cool ornaments.

GET CRAFTY

Your Best Comments
Your Best Comments

DECEMBER EDITION 

Your Best Comments this month are filled with oodles of holiday cheer so hop on in and check 'em out.

LETS LOL
FAN MEETUP RECAP
FAN MEETUP RECAP

Geeky Virtual Paint Night

Here’s what happened at the awesome Geeky Virtual Paint Night event.

Learn More
Rendez-View
Rendez-View

The Mandalorian Season 2

Joined by FAN EXPO HQ guest commentator and super fan Lizzie, we attempt to breakdown all the things you might have missed in the first two episodes from the good, the bad, and the Baby Yoda.

THIS IS THE WAY

Factually Obscure
Factually Obscure

Why Our Brains Love Gaming

Is it the convenience? the competition? the story-telling? Dig deeper and find out why gaming has become the peak obsession of our inner psyche.   

READY PLAYER ONE
Your Best Comments
Your Best Comments

November Picks

Your Best Comments this month are scarily funny so hop on in and check 'em out.

LET'S LOL
DEEP DIVE
DEEP DIVE

What You Didn't Know (or Forgot) About Skyrim

Here’s an invaluable rundown on the little known deets on the iconic action RPG. 

Equip Your Knowledge Shield

LET'S RANK
LET'S RANK

5 Best Animated Independent Films

Explore this amazing list of some of the most magical animated independent films from around the world.

DISCOVER MORE
Cosplayer Of The Month
Cosplayer Of The Month

YYC PRINCESS

The Calgary cosplayer tells us all about how her first cosplay and gives advice to cosplayers who are just starting out.

LEARN MORE
Team Picks
Team Picks

Star Trek Aliens - Sight Unseen

The HQ team attempts to draw obscure Star Trek characters going on nothing but their name. This will not go well.

DISCOVER MORE

FAN MEETUP RECAP
FAN MEETUP RECAP

Disney Trivia Night

Here’s what happened at the awesome Disney Trivia Night event.

LEARN MORE
LET'S RANK
LET'S RANK

The Long and Undead History of Zombies

From Thriller to The Walking Dead, we explore the history of these treasured baddies throughout pop culture.

Prepare to Debate
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

Cas

In this new edition, Cas gets into why finding motivation is important, cheap supply and prop gets at Walmart, and more. 

Read Interview

TEAM PICKS
TEAM PICKS

Horror Flick Twist Endings

The FAN EXPO team shares the unforgettable movie surprises that still haunt us.  

View Our Picks
YOUR BEST COMMENTS
YOUR BEST COMMENTS

October Picks

Your Best Comments this month are scarily funny so hop on in and check 'em out.

Let's Freak Out
FACTUALLY OBSCURE
FACTUALLY OBSCURE

Are Vampires Real?

From countless graves to tuberculosis, we investigate the fiction and real-life origins of those pesky bloodsuckers.

BARE YOUR FANGS

DEEP DIVE
DEEP DIVE

The Dark Side of Fairy Tales

Learn about the gruesome and dark fairy tales that inspired the stories and films you love.

Prepare Yourself
LET'S RANK
LET'S RANK

Millennial Disney Channel Movies

Remember the Cheetah Girls, Proud Family, or Get a Clue? We do and we’ve picked the best of the bunch.

COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

Bees

The Calgary cosplayer rises up for her love of She-Ra and uses cosplay as a way to collaborate with other creatives. Plus find out how you can join a Fan Meetup with Bees.


TEAM PICKS
TEAM PICKS

Fantasy Worlds

Once upon a time, the FAN EXPO team dreamed of being in a world full of flying creatures and fantastical things.  

FACTUALLY OBSCURE
FACTUALLY OBSCURE

History of Dice

From Dungeons & Dragons to Monopoly, dice have roots that span as far as Egypt and Medieval times.
 

DEEP DIVE
DEEP DIVE

Suicide Squad 2

Bloodsport, Blackguard, Javelin, oh my! Here’s the rundown on the vast amount of characters in the new DC movie.


FAN MEETUPS RECAPS
FAN MEETUPS RECAPS

Pawsplay Pet Parade

Here’s what happened at the cosplay canine spectacle in downtown Calgary.

YOUR BEST COMMENTS
YOUR BEST COMMENTS

September Picks

The Fall has risen. But these comments are non-stop, so check out Your Best Comments this month!

Cat Fight
Cat Fight

FAST FANTASY

Chattermouth considers the breakneck speed at which fantasy shows like Cursed and The Witcher are being released.


Team Picks
Team Picks

TEAM PICKS: FIRST HORROR FILMS

The FAN EXPO team was once a bunch of chickens. These are the flicks that horrified us as kids.

Cosplayer of the Month
Cosplayer of the Month

WC COSPLAY

This time around with the wondrous cosplayer WC Cosplay, we learn about the intense time commitment for costumes and what keeps them inspired.

BEHIND THE FORCE
BEHIND THE FORCE

FACTUALLY OBSCURE: BABY YODA

The too-cute force of nature is still a mystery to fans and the public. We investigate.


Your Best Comments
Your Best Comments

BEST COMMENTS

Summer is winding down. But these comments are non stop so check out Your Best Comments this month!

Factually Obscure
Factually Obscure

FACTUALLY OBSCURE: CURSES

We unleash the dark world of curses and their long history in human civilization.

Let's Rank
Let's Rank

LET'S RANK: UNDERRATED 80s MOVIES

Four 80s nostalgic movies that deserve more praise.