August 26 - 29, 2021

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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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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COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

MEET BABY BEL BEL

The Canadian cosplayer talks about being inspired by Mr. Dressup and The Wizard of Oz.

READ INTERVIEW
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.

CHOOSE YOUR FATALITY
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

A SILENT VOICE VIEWING PARTY

Romance and a bit of tears filled the air during the soon-to-be classic anime film screening.

LEARN MORE
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

FLASH FICTION WINNERS
FLASH FICTION WINNERS

A LITERARY HERO HAS BEEN CROWNED

The Flash Fiction Competition was a book-flipping success. Thank you to all the amazing authors who submitted their stories.

VIEW WINNERS

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?
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

Cosplayer of the Month
Cosplayer of the Month

MEET MELTINGMIRROR COSPLAY 

The incredible MeltingMirror Cosplay talks to us about her first time cosplaying, tips on starting out, and who her cosplay crush is. 

READ INTERVIEW
Team Picks
Team Picks

GODZILLA VS. KONG

What is a King to a God? In spirit of the upcoming Warner Bros. movie release, we pit the two colossal Kaiju against each other, where only one can come out on top.

PLACE YOUR BETS
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.

LEARN MORE

FAN MEETUPS RECAPS
FAN MEETUPS RECAPS

INTRODUCTION TO USING ROLL20

Here’s what happened at the awesome Introduction to using Roll20 Virtual Tabletop for Dungeons & Dragons event.

CHECK IT OUT

PAST EDITIONS


COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

MEET STAVVY COSPLAY

Stavvy Cosplay explains the “lust” behind creating FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood cosplay.

READ INTERVIEW
TEAM PICKS
TEAM PICKS

FAILED BINGE

What do Schitt’s Creek & The Mandalorian have in common? These are some of the shows we got bored of binging.

VIEW OUR PICKS
LET'S RANK
LET'S RANK

BEST OF STUDIO GHIBLI

These are the best Ghibli films for newbies who want to explore a world of flying islands and eye-candy visuals.

EXPLORE A NEW WORLD

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
WELLNESS
WELLNESS

THE ULTIMATE NERDY SELF-CARE GUIDE

Watch feel-good films, exercise, or be a plant parent? These nerdy tips are here to make life inside and out fun again.

POWER UP
BEST COMMENTS
BEST COMMENTS

JANUARY PICKS

Refresh, restart, and try not roll off your seat with laughter as you read Your Best Comments this month!


LET'S LOL

STREAMING GUIDE
STREAMING GUIDE

2021 DISNEY+ SHOWS

Disney+ is coming strong this year so here is an easy to follow guide of what’s coming your way this year.

BE IN THE KNOW
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

MEET TEMPEST COSPLAY

The Canadian cosplayer tells us about creating an explosive cosplay with My Hero Academia and New Year’s plans.


READ INTERVIEW
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. 

IT'S RE-GIFTING TIME

LET'S RANK
LET'S 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
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

GEEKY 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

BEST COMMENTS
BEST COMMENTS

DECEMBER PICKS

End the year on a laughing note with Your Best Comments this month!

LET'S LOL
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION

RECOGNIZING OUR VOLUNTEERS

To be a part of the Volunteer Team is to be a hero among heroes. Learn more about our Volunteer's role in creating unforgettable experiences for our guests and attendees.

LEARN MORE
Team Picks
Team Picks

Console Personality Test

From the iconic Atari to the PS5, these are the consoles that 'allegedly' represent our birth months. 

View Our Picks

Cosplayer Of The Month
Cosplayer Of The Month

Lydi Scott

The Canadian cosplayer tells us how she manages her “cosplans” and best-looking costume.

Read Interview
Your Best Comments
Your Best Comments

November Picks

Keep warm with laughter and check out Your Best Comments this month!

Let's LOL
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

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
Factually Obscure
Factually Obscure

Psychology of AMONG US

We dive deep into the psychology of playing with Among Us with loved ones.

Press Play
Rendez-View
Rendez-View

The Mandalorian S2

With our Baby Yoda plushies in tow, we give you the low-down on what we loved or didn’t love in the new episodes.

The Child Beckons You

FAN MEETUP RECAP
FAN MEETUP RECAP

Among Us Live Game

Here’s what happened at the awesome Among Us Live Game event.

Discover More
Toronto News
Toronto News

Jamie Allan’s ILLUSIONARIUM

Step into intrigue, mystery and wonder with the world premiere of Jamie Allan’s ILLUSIONARIUM.

Discover 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

Vain Virgos Cosplay

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

Read Interview
TEAM 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.   

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.

Prepare to Debate

COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

Charlie Castle

The Canadian cosplayer tells all about his first time at Toronto Comicon and the key to making a good TikTok.

Read Interview
TEAM PICKS
TEAM PICKS

Travel with us to our fave Fantasy Worlds

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

View Our Picks
YOUR BEST COMMENTS
YOUR BEST COMMENTS

DO IT FOR THE LIKES

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

Let’s LOL

FACTUALLY OBSCURE
FACTUALLY OBSCURE

History of Dice

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

Roll the Dice
DEEP DIVE
DEEP DIVE

The Suicide Squad

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

Equip Your Knowledge Shield
FAN MEETUPS
FAN MEETUPS

D&D Epic Adventure 

Here’s what happened at the awesome Dungeons & Dragons Epic Adventure event.

Learn More

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

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

JAMES HOBSON/THE HACKSMITH

The Canadian YouTuber / Cosplayer tells us the cosplay he’s most proud of and gives advice to newbies.


News
News

BEHIND THE FORCE: CUTE ICON 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

DO IT FOR THE LIKES

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

Factually Obscure
Factually Obscure

THE DARK WORLD OF CURSES

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