FAN EXPO CANADA TEAM
LIAM FLEMING (HE/HIM)
PARTNERSHIPS DIRECTOR (US)
When Liam Fleming is not busy being the Partnerships Director US, he’s a man who has many questions about this thing called life. For instance, he asked on one particularly frigid Sunday, “Why ride an e-scooter with one wheel and not two”? Then, in the early hours of dawn on a Wednesday, he said under his breath: “ Does February truly exist? Also, why do people get on the subway before other people have gotten off”? Perhaps, Liam, some questions aren’t meant to be answered. Fortunately, his curiosity is an asset to FAN EXPO HQ.
BREANNE RUSKOWSKY (SHE/HER)
You can sum up Breanne with two words: Books & Mugs. If she isn’t reading, she’s looking for more books to read. If she isn’t doing that, she’s finding new mugs to add to her ever-growing collection. She firmly believes that there is always a different mug for every mood and situation. Breanne’s favourite movie is Jurassic Park (although she does enjoy Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World. And Jurassic Park 3. and Jurassic World. Oh, and also Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.) On an emotional level, Breanne is sure she’s related to Alan from the Jurassic Park franchise.
CLAUDIA WIESE (SHE/HER)
MANAGER, EXHIBITOR & SPONSORSHIP RELATIONS
Claudia’s earliest adventure into Fandom was waiting in line for the 4th Harry Potter book release at Chapters. Since then, you can catch her watching True Detective (Season 1), Grand Budapest Hotel, or daydreaming about being best friends with Deb Morgan from Dexter. If someone from the Fandom world were going to play Claudia in a movie about her life, it would have to be Jennifer Lawrence. That’s for sure. If you’re the type of person to wear socks & sandals while watching TikTok, it’s generally best to steer clear of Claudia. Just a fair warning. If you like yoga, hiking or veggies & humus however, you and Claudia will get along just fine.
DD HERNANDEZ (SHE/HER)
CLIENT RELATIONS COORDINATOR
With her 75lb pomsky named Koa at her side, DD is ready to take on the robot uprising. No really, why are you all giving AI and ChatGPT so much power? If you are going to keep talking to them, then at least befriend them like how DD would with Light Yagami. It’s always a smart idea to be on the good side of the guy with the pen and scary notebook. Along with her real dog, she’s also a big fan of dog plushies, but has rules about collecting them: they must be found at a convention as DD loves the thrill of the hunt. However, she may slow down on buying Gundam models as she already has many in boxes yet to be built. Hey, it’s a commitment to start one.
SALES & EXHIBITOR RELATIONS MANAGER
From being a vendor at the very first FAN EXPO HQ to becoming Sales and Exhibitor Relations Manager, George Zotti aka G-man has seen it all… maybe too much. So it’s no surprise that if he was a superhero he would want the powers of the Vision or Martian Manhunter because, well, they seemingly have every power. When he’s not being an all-powerful God (get it? G-man?) you can find him solving problems on the fly and making sure everyone has a good show.
BETTY FAN (SHE/HER)
If you asked Betty what the number one Pokémon is, she’d say Bulbasaur, and that’s not just because it’s the first entry in the Pokédex. Betty has been a fan of Pokémon since elementary school and has now built up a collection of Bulbasaur memorabilia with everything from shirts and earrings to figures and posters. Also, a real life Bulbasaur would’ve been very helpful for the time she dropped her phone in a sewer. Vine whip? A lifesaver. Besides Pokémon, Betty also loves gaming, Pride and Prejudice, The Hunger Games, and Taylor Swift.
JIMMY ZHAO (HE/HIM)
SALES ACCOUNT COORDINATOR
Kung Fu Panda is the perfect movie, according to Jimmy. Don’t bother trying to argue with him about it though since he would use the power to freeze time to think of the perfect comeback to your argument. As the movie lover he is, Jimmy will never understand why things that could be on the big screen end up as television shows. Except for sitcoms about married couples who don’t hate each other; those we could use more of. Speaking of married couples, Jimmy loves his wife very much and considers her his hero. He also has a love for spicy food with his favorite meal being spicy sesame liang pi, which makes sense since the one thing he couldn’t live without is hot sauce.