February 18 - 20, 2023

Vancouver Convention Centre

FAN EXPO Vancouver

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MAIN EVENTS

THE FAN EXPO VANCOUVER COSPLAY CRAFTSMANSHIP CUP

Cosplayers, get ready to show off your craftsmanship skills and compete for cosplay glory in the 2022 FAN EXPO Vancouver Cosplay Craftsmanship Cup!

Check out the sweetest rides in town!

The classic Jurassic Park Jeep and Ghostbuster’s Ecto 1 are driving in for the weekend. Find them on our show floor and snap a perfect selfie with these amazing vehicles before the dinosaurs and ghosts take over!

Murderous Vancouver with Eve Lazarus

Join true crime author and podcast host Eve Lazarus, as she takes you through some of the most sensational murders in Vancouver’s history. Cases include the two children’s skeletons found in Stanley Park known as the Babes in the Woods; the Kosberg axe murders; and the arsenic milkshake murder of Esther Castellani by her celebrity husband Rene.

Eve Lazarus is a reporter and author, and she hosts and produces the Cold Case Canada true crime podcast. Her books include the BC bestsellers Murder by Milkshake; Blood, Sweat, and Fear; Cold Case Vancouver and Vancouver Exposed: Searching for the City’s Hidden History. She blogs at Every Place has a Story. Learn more at @evelazarus on twitter or Instagram or on Facebook at facebook.com/coldcasebc

Phenomenal Supernatural

Tales from the other side featuring the Vancouver Paranormal Society.

Enjoy listening to the experiences from beyond featuring investigators of the Lower Mainland's premier paranormal research team, The Vancouver Paranormal Society. The team will share their methods used on investigations as well as share some real evidence captured right here in Vancouver and the surrounding areas.

Learn more about the society at www.vancouverparanormalsociety.net or follow them on social @vancouver_paranormal_society on IG or @VPS_Paranormal on Twitter

The Real Ghosts

Love a good ghost story? Fan of ghost hunting shows? Join Ghostly Vancouver Tours and come learn the truth about ghosts and ghost hunting with a paranormal investigator, psychic medium and ghost researcher. Hear true tales of hauntings and Vancouver's most haunted locations. Learn more about Ghostly Vancouver Tours here - www.ghostlyvancouvertours.com

CELEBRITY PHOTO OPS

Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favourite celebrity. This is the only way to get a beautiful 8x10 glossy photo of you with one of our Guests that will make every single one of your friends jealous.

CELEBRITY AUTOGRAPHS

A perfect opportunity to get that special something signed by your favourite celebrity.

Autographs are available for purchase at event.

NOTE: Guests may charge additional fees for an Autograph.

THE ULTIMATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

Shop hundreds of retailers from all over to make your experience unforgettable. Whether it’s a rare comic book, original artwork, graphic novels, memorabilia, Blu-Rays, videos, games, toys or t-shirts – you'll find it all here.

FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

Welcome to FAN EXPO Vancouver! Our event prides itself on having a lot of activities and attractions that are family oriented. So come on down with the whole family to meet your favourite Superheroes, Princesses, voice actors, or maybe even enter the costume contest as a family! Plus, there are coupons and Family Passes available

ARTIST ALLEY

Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all your favourite pencillers, inkers and writers. This is a “must experience area” for anyone interested in meeting the rising stars and the people who work the front lines of the industry. Here you’ll find it all – comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art and sketches.

MEET YOUR FAVOURITE VOICE ACTORS

The actors that provide the voices of your favourite animated characters will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos, and meet with their fans. They have developed a well-deserved reputation for being super-friendly and enthusiastic!

MEET LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK CREATORS

Comic Legends, Pro Comic Book artists, and writers will be with us all weekend. Be sure to drop by the Comic Creator area next to Artist Alley to meet them and geek out over their amazing work.

TGS hosting a free to play gaming area

TGS will be hosting a free to play gaming area for guests of all skill levels. There will be casual tournaments, arcade games, Nintendo and PlayStation gaming stations, and more! The area is open to anyone and everything is free to check out. Plus TGS has some amazing prizes from RedBull, Fatburger, HyperX, and more to give away!

Just added: Justin Wong (JWonggg), a local award-winning fighting game community member, is coming to broadcast the Street Fighter 5 bracket on Saturday and Guilty Gear on Sunday.

COSTUMES! COSTUMES! COSTUMES!

Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it is called, is a huge part of the show! Literally thousands of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don’t be shy, ask for a photo with your favourite characters or come dressed up yourself.

FAN FAVOURITE COSPLAYERS

Cosplay is a huge part of our event and we are always bringing in Cosplayer guests with tremendous skills. You can meet with them and get a photo or attend one of our many seminars and workshops conducted by our talented guests.

COMMUNITY ZONE

Whether you're a Whovian or Jedi, a cosplayer or crafter, the Community Zone is where you find people who share your fandom! Find out about local clubs, get up close to movie props, test your trivia, and snap photos galore with fans who are excited as you are to get together.

COSPLAY MEET UPS

Meet like-minded fans and get a picture to remember at a themed cosplay meet up. Watch for a schedule of specific fandom meet-ups closer to show time.

PANELS, WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

Listen in and participate in our numerous sessions! From Celebrity Q&A’s, fan club presentations, hands-on workshops, and screening rooms, there’s hundreds of hours of programming available for every fandom. And it’s free with your admission ticket. (Specially ticketed events may have an additional admission charge). Check the daily schedule to find out when and where the fun happen

GET YOUR COMIC BOOKS AUTOGRAPHED

Dig through your collection or visit some of the vendors for elusive back issues and graphic novels by our many creator guests.


Note: some guests may have autograph fees and/or signing limits. Please check with creators individually.

SKETCH DUELS AND MORE!

Back by popular demand! Check out your favourite comic artists as they go “pen to pen” and be entered to win the original art they produce once they’re done! An amazing experience to witness, these friendly rival competitions show who has got the edge in comic book illustration!