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FAN EXPO ACQUIRES 6 WIZARD WORLD EVENTS INCLUDING CHICAGO, BUILDING GLOBAL FAN CON JUGGERNAUT
As every comics fan knows, team-ups rule, and one of the big players in the fan convention space is taking that to heart with a major announcement set to shake up the billion dollar industry. Fan Expo HQ, a division of global events giant Informa, today announced it is adding the six most popular, best-attended comic and fan conventions from Wizard World (OTC:WIZD) to its portfolio of shows. According to the announcement, Wizard World’s events in Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Portland (OR), St. Louis and Cleveland will be rebranded Fan Expo events in 2022.
Slimmed-down FAN EXPO Canada set to return to Toronto for first time since 2019
Comic, sci-fi and fantasy fans starved of an opportunity to gather over the past two years will have a chance to break out the lightsabers and tights this weekend as the city’s flagship fan event returns.
FAN EXPO Canada is set to return to Toronto this weekend for the first time since having to shut down for the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
William Shatner comes back down to earth ... in Toronto
Star Trek’s own Captain James T. Kirk, who just recently returned from his trip to space with Jeff Bezos, will be attending the FAN EXPO Canada here in Toronto this month.
People lived their Harry Potter dreams at the Calgary Expo this weekend
Fans of the Harry Potter film franchise lined up to meet a familiar face of the series at the CALGARY EXPO this weekend, and they were not disappointed.
Matthew Lewis, best known for his portrayal of Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter movies, greeted fans at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, which was held on September 10 -12.
After a two-year hiatus, the stars are aligning for Calgary Expo
Forced to cancel in 2020, CALGARY EXPO is back in a limited edition but with some big stars and special events.
Running September 10-12 at Stampede Park, the sci-fi extravaganza will have celebrity guests, a special concert, and a charity aspect for the first time.
Pictures: 2021 MEGACON Orlando Convention
MegaCon Orlando is the South East’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event that attracts hundreds of thousands of people across four days.
After one year off because of the pandemic, masked fans again take to the halls of the Orlando Convention Center to share their creativity.
CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY HELD AT TORONTO’S FAN EXPO
It was an out-of-this world ceremony held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, as 90 new Canadians swore their oath of citizenship in front of an array of science-fiction characters.
MEGACON BRINGS ‘LUCIFER’ FANS AN EXCLUSIVE VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE
Ever since conventions have moved online, several new online experiences are popping up for fans to make up for the lost nerd-out time in real life. For fans of beloved TV show Lucifer, a brand-new online event has just been announced by MegaCon, who have partnered with Fan Expo HQ to bring together several cast members for a virtual experience.
THE FORCE WILL BE STRONG AT PRIDE PARADE
The 2019 Toronto Pride Parade will have added flair this year from a galaxy far, far away.
On June 23, Fan Expo Canada will join forces with costuming groups from around the galaxy to celebrate diversity, freedom and heroes in the downtown core.
Stormtroopers, Jedi, and Ghostbusters will be among the “series of cosplayers that represent film and television pop culture” for the first-ever appearance by Fan Expo Canada in the Pride Parade.
FROM DOCTOR WHO TO STAR WARS EXPERIENCES: FOOD, FUN AND FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS
Fans will gather to celebrate their love of all things fiction and fantasy at one of the largest fan events in Texas. Dallas Fan Days happens from October 18 through October 20, 2019, at the Irving Convention Center, 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039. From celebrity guests to comic creators, from stars of the big and small screens to cosplayers who curate their own followings, from one-of-a-kind experiences to interactive adventures, Dallas Fan Days has been thrilling fans for years. In addition to the new community partnerships with SPCA of Texas and Toyota Music Factory, the following events are just a few sights and activities for fans and families at Dallas Fan Days.
UCF GEEKS OUT AT COMIC CONS IN ORLANDO
The University of Central Florida stormed the comic con world by participating in MegaCon Orlando and Puerto Rico Comic Con.
Both events are geared for fans of science fiction, fantasy, anime and horror. They draw thousands of attendees who attend celebrity panels, shop for their favorite novelties, comics and collectables, and dress up in cosplay (costumes of their favorite characters.) MegaCon Orlando bills itself as the southeast’s largest fan convention. More than 100,000 people are expected during the May 16-19 event.
CALGARY EXPO'S ORIGIN STORY: IT STARTED SMALL, VERY SMALL
In 2005, Calgarian Kandrix Foong was an aspiring comic book creator who made it to the San Diego Comic Book Festival, where he came face-to-face with the truth about his chances of climbing the comic book creator ladder.
He was good in a world full of great.
CALGARY EXPO COSPLAY PARADE OF WONDERS: POW! MUSIC VIDEO
From Stephen Avenue to the Olympic Plaza, Downtown Calgary hosted around 4000 Cosplayers and special guests for the Parade of Wonders (POW!) to kick off the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo.