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FEBRUARY 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

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 KACHOW COS

Cosplayer extraordinaire KACHOW COS 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

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
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

HARRY POTTER TRIVIA NIGHT

A group of Potterheads put their knowledge to the test in this magical trivia night. Find out what happened and how you can join the next one!

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


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 Ten Li

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 Ten Li!

MEET TEN LI

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

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

A delightful group of fans rung in the holidays with a do-your-worst fashion theme. Find out what happened and how you can join the next one!

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 SLYCOS 

Check out our interview with the talented Slycos! 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 FAN EXPO Vancouver? 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

Cosplay 101

Here’s what happened at the awesome Cosplay 101 event.

LEARN MORE
Rendez-View The Mandalorian
Rendez-View The Mandalorian

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: Why Our Brains Love Gaming
Factually Obscure: Why Our Brains Love Gaming

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
Best Comments: November
Best Comments: November

November Picks

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

LET'S LOL
DEEP DIVE: What You Didn't Know (or Forgot) About Skyrim
DEEP DIVE: What You Didn't Know (or Forgot) About Skyrim

WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW (OR FORGOT) ABOUT SKYRIM 


Welcome fellow Dragonborns, here are 10 facts you probably didn’t know about Skyrim. And if you do, now you have another excuse to rediscover them and play again. 

START YOUR QUEST

LET'S RANK: 5 Best Animated Independent Films
LET'S RANK: 5 Best Animated Independent Films

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 November
Cosplayer Of The Month November

Meet Kosu Cos

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

READ OUR INTERVIEW
Team Picks: Video Game Console Zodiac
Team Picks: Video Game Console Zodiac

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

Pumpkin Patch Cosplay Day

Here’s what happened at the awesome Pumpkin Patch Cosplay Day event. 

LEARN MORE
Rendez-View
Rendez-View

The Haunting of Bly Manor 

For the love of horror and horrors of love - we welcome you to the gates of Bly Manor. Upon arrival, we will show you everything there is to love about this Haunting story, and everything there is to fear. 

Read Our Review
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

Blais Cosplay

The Van-city cosplayer rises to the occasion for their first cosplay as Attack on Titan’s Eren Jaeger and shares their hopes for the future. 

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.


YOUR VANCOUVER COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
YOUR VANCOUVER COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

Lex Mayson

In this new edition, Lex tells us why bleach is awesome and also why your costume doesn’t need to be perfectly canon. Plus find out how you can join a Fan Meetup with Lex.

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. 

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!


DEEP DIVE
DEEP DIVE

Everything You Need to Know

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

Second Look

Here’s what happened at the awesome SECOND LOOK! ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ event.

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: HORROR FEAR FUEL

Irrational fear R’ Us. These are the films that accidentally create our worst nightmares

Cosplayer of the Month
Cosplayer of the Month

JODELLE FERLAND COSPLAY

This time around with the wondrous cosplayer we learn about what they want to achieve through cosplay.

Factually Obscure
Factually Obscure

FACTUALLY OBSCURE: CURSES

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


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! 

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?