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IT’S TIME TO RANK OUR FAVE POP CULUTRE THINGS

Top Spider-Man villains? Best The Office moments? Let’s rank ‘em! This is your go-to spot to find out the official FAN EXPO HQ teams ranking of your fave pop culture things.

SCI-FI CONTENT

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NOVEMBER 2022

Want to cozy up with some good ol’ science fiction? Here’s our official FAN EXPO ranking of what to check out.

SPOOKY STORIES

Animated character Corlaine crawls in a yellow rainjacket through a blue and purple tunnel;

OCTOBER 2022

Halloween stories in media can be some of the most fun – or most spooky. Take a look at some of our faves.

FIRST ANIMATED SEASONS

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SEPTEMBER 2022

Not every show has a great first season. These Animated shows though? They absolutely do.

90'S ANIMATION

The Rugrats gang being held up by their mothers

AUGUST 2022

Our team loves the 90’s – who doesn’t? Check out our top five animated shows from the 90’s.

ANIME FIELD TRIPS

Aang from Avatar the Last Airbender rides a boat on a lake

JULY 2022

Going on Field Trips was always the best. Join us as we rank the most memorable episodes where your fave Anime characters went on a Field Trip.

QUEER REPRESENTATION IN FANDOM

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JUNE 2022

Our Flag Means Death has lots of praise for its LGBTQ+ representation, so we wanted to talk about Queer representation in our fandoms.

CELEBS FOR THE MCU

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MAY 2022

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness continued opening the door to basically any celebrity taking any comic role, even if it’s already filled. Here’s who we want to appear next in the MCU.

GAME TO MOVIE ADAPTATIONS

Super Mario Bros from their live action movie featuring Mario & Luigi smiling

APRIL 2022

Does anyone remember the live action Super Mario movie? We do. We can’t forget it. We’re here to remind you about the most iconic video game to movie adaptations out there.

SPONGEBOB EPISODES

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MARCH 2022

There’s No Weenies Allowed in this recap of our favourite SpongeBob episodes. Sit back, eat some Chocolate with Nuts and see how much of a Band Geek you really are with our newest Let’s Rank.  

2021 FANDOM MOMENTS

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JANUARY 2022

From movies to shows and even live events happening again, 2021 was full of fandom moments we aren’t going to forget. Relive the past and check it out now.

2021 RANKINGS

UNINTENTIONALLY CREEPY MOVIES

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OCTOBER 2021

Sometimes the scariest of movies weren’t made to be scary. That doesn’t stop them from sending a chill down our spine. We rank the top ‘not scary’ movies that still haunt us to this day.

SPIDER-MAN MOVIE VILLAINS

Green Goblin from Spider-Man 1 flying on his Goblin Glider

SEPTEMBER 2021

Look out, Spider-Man! We’re ranking all the best villains Spidey has faced off against in the movies.

BEST MOMENTS FROM THE OFFICE

Michael Scott holding a Dundee during the 'The Dundees' episode

AUGUST 2021

The Office is the binge-worthy safe haven many of us have re-watched in the last little while, so we’ve rounded up some of our personal fave moments from the show.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CHAMPIONS

A League of Legends character posing with their weapons

JUNE 2021

Choose your Champion! Our resident LoL gamer breaks down the top roles and positions for beginners.

MARVEL PRINCES

Black Panther from Marvel's Black Panther walking near fire

APRIL 2021

Which character in the MCU is the greatest prince: Thor, T’Challa or Tony Stark?

MORTAL KOMBAT

A character from Mortal Kombat with glowing eyes

MARCH 2021

Revel in our ranking of 2021’s upcoming MK competitors. Who will win the tournament? Let's find out.

SCI-FI MOVIE OSCAR FACE-OFFS

The Alien from Alien looking menacing and ready to attack

FEBRUARY 2021

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.

MIND-BLOWING STUDIO GHIBLI FILMS

Two characters flying high above the ground, one wearing a yellow shirt and pink bottom and one wearing a white shirt and green goggles.

JANUARY 2021

Many lists have been put together about the best movies from Studio Ghibli. We decided to go a different way and present to you the five most mind-blowing movies with unique and awe-inspiring animation and themes.

2020 RANKINGS

2020 POP CULTURE TRENDS

An animal crossing villager wearing jeans and a pineapple yellow shirt and a mask holds up a butterfly to the camera

DECEMBER 2020

It’s hard to believe anything beyond —  ahem, well you know — could be trending in 2020, but you’d be wrong! Without further ado, here are the top trends of 2020.

BEST ANIMATED INDEPENDENT FILMS

Three characters (2 sitting, 1 standing) are hanging out in a shallow body of water

NOVEMEBER 2020

On the hunt to watch something new and unique while you're inside? Open your senses, turn on the subtitles, and join us on a trip around the world to revisit some wonderful contemporary independent animated films.

HORROR COSTUMES

A man with a chainsaw on his hand stands in a blue shirt among a wall of various work tools

OCTOBER 2020

They say the devil is in the details… in this case, literally. For spooky szn, we walked through the (virtual) closets of costume designers throughout the ages and ranked our favourite devilish designs from the best in cinematic Horror.

ICONIC MILLENNIAL DISNEY CHANNEL MOVIES

Zac Efron as Troy Bolton in a red jersey singing with his arm extended to the camera

SEPTEMBER 2020

To all our millennials out there, do you remember the days of wholesome Disney content? Where every movie release had some sort of musical element? Well, it’s time to take it way back… and we mean WAYYYY back to the good ole’ days of (High School) Musicals, girl groups, and Hilary Duff.