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JANUARY 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

5 Most Mind-Blowing Studio Ghibli Films

How can you decide between perfection? Our resident Studio Ghibli superfan takes the guess work out of having to pick the best from Hayao Miyazaki's best films. 

TIME TO DEBATE
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 Eli Ki

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 Eli Ki!

MEET ELI KI

TEAM PICKS
TEAM PICKS

Failed Binges

Sometimes even the best shows just don’t click with someone. Or they have differing tastes, or don’t have the patience to stick with a show “until it really gets good”. Whatever the reason, here are the shows that we left at the back of our “continue watching” lists.

FAST FOWARD
FAN MEETUPS RECAPS
FAN MEETUPS RECAPS

Die Hard Trivia Night

You came, you saw, you yippy-ki-yayed. Here's what went down at the recent Die Hard Trivia Night meetup.

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 ELLIPSES COSPLAY 

Check out our interview with the talented Ellipses 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 EDMONTON EXPO? Click the article to find out!

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Team Picks
Team Picks

WORST GIFTS 

It's the gift that keeps on giving...and giving. This month, we’re being visited by the ghost of Terrible Gifts Past. 

ITS RE-GIFTING TIME
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

Ruka

This local cosplayer tells us all about how their first cosplay and gives advice to cosplayers who are just starting out.

LEARN MORE
Team Picks
Team Picks

ZODIAC CONSOLES 

Ever wondered which video game consoles correspond with which zodiac signs? Probably not! But with all of the console news surrounding the PS5 and Xbox Series X, some wires got crossed in our brain and then we couldn’t stop thinking about it.

WHAT'S YOUR SIGN?

FAN MEETUP RECAP
FAN MEETUP RECAP

Virtual Miniature Painting 101

Here’s what happened at the awesome Virtual Miniature Painting 101 event.

LEARN MORE
LET'S RANK
LET'S RANK

Most Iconic Horror 'Fits

Get fashionably slash-y for our ranking of the best Horror costumes from flicks like Jason, Freddy, and more.

Prepare to Debate
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

Nica Stone

The Edmonton cosplayer tells us about her first time at Edmonton Expo, the power of a good Pokemon cosplay, and more.

Read Interview

TEAM PICKS
View Our Picks
TEAM PICKS

Surviving a Horror Flick

It’s Survival of the Fittest… or at least who isn’t a big scaredy-cat on the FAN EXPO HQ team.   

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

Vega Cosplay

Our featured cosplayer powers up and explains how Voltron helped turn cosplay into a full-time passion. Plus join Vega’s Fan Meetup.


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 nice 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
FAN MEETUPS

Pawsplay Pet Parade

Here’s what happened at the cosplay canine spectacle, Pawsplay Pet Parade.

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

MEGGII COSPLAY

This month's cosplayer of the month, Meggii Cosplay shares why not comparing yourself with others is the key to success.

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

2020 MOVIE FOMO 

From A Quiet Place II to Black Widow, we just want to see these movies NOW. Which are you most excited to see? 


BEST COMMENTS
BEST COMMENTS

BEST COMMENTS: AUGUST

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