Calling all cosplay aficionados!
A three-day Fan Expo takes place in Vancouver this February and offers a smorgasbord of all things pop culture.
Guests will be able to browse through hundreds of vendors and exhibits, as well as get autographs from some of their favourite stars and creators. The three-day event is known for its outstanding turnout and elaborate, creative costumes, offered autograph sessions, comedy, artists, panels, workshops and even "geek speed dating."
This year the expo will host legendary comic book creator Todd McFarlane. As the event's special guest, McFarlane will be celebrating his record-breaking horror-fantasy series Spawn, where he was both the artist and the writer. Spawn #1 still holds the record for sales of an independent comic book. His one-day appearance on Saturday, Feb. 15 will be a rare visit for the legendary creator and his first appearance at Fan Expo Vancouver.
The three-day event features over 100,000 square feet of pop culture fun for every kind of fan, as well as over 50 hours of on-stage and interactive programming. Enthusiastic cosplayers will also be able to showcase their original costumes in a costume contest which will include original costumes from the comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and fantasy worlds.
Celebrity guests at this year's expo will include Giancarlo Esposito, Corey Feldman, Christina Ricci, Chandler Riggs, Tom Welling and Brendan Fraser. Fans can meet their favourite stars at photo ops and autograph signings, and see them live on stage during spotlight panels
The event takes place over the Family Day weekend from Feb. 15 to 17 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
Prices will increase on Jan. 31 and tickets can be purchased online for one-day or for multi-day entry.
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Fan Expo Vancouver
When:Feb. 15 to Feb. 17
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building - 1055 Canada Place
Cost: Tickets are sold for individual days as well as in package bundles. Tickets.
Find out more information about the Fan Expo Vancouver here.