Fan Expo Canada 2017 is almost here! Even though this end-of-August event usually marks the end of summer, there are so many awesome and fun things to do that you almost forget that fall is just around the corner. Almost. We’ve rounded up some (like, a very, very small portion) of the coolest things that you definitely need to check out, other than the amazing celebrity autograph/photo sessions and panels. If none of these activities interest you, head on over to fanexpocanada.com to find something that does!
Doctor Who Escape Room
It’s not Fan Expo without some Doctor Who is it? This year, you can try three different Doctor Who themed escape rooms! And if this isn’t enough for you Whovians, you can attend a Dalek building workshop, join the Doctor Who Society of Canada in some Whovian cosplay, compete in a Doctor Who inspired Amazing Race con race, play Doctor Who Jeopardy!, and more! There are so many Doctor Who activities, you could literally spend the entire day only doing all things Doctor. Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Billie Piper, and Catherine Tate will all be attending, as well; see if you can catch their Q&As.
This is the spot to be if you want to meet some of the best pencillers, inkers, and writers working on comics graphic novels, and other prints! Don’t forget to check out the Sketching Duels, where artists go pen-to-pen and face off to see which artist comes out on top. You may even get a chance to win some of the original artwork at the end!
Board Game Library
There’s no better way to make friends (or lose friends) than by playing board games. You’ll definitely find us there embracing our competitive side. There’s also a Munchkin tournament running from Friday to Sunday!
Fan Expo Speed Dating
This 19+ event is back by popular demand! You might find the Ron to your Hermione or the Cosima to your Delphine. There are hetero sessions and LGBTPQ sessions! Come, be yourself, and maybe you’ll find your one true love.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Live Read
Live reads are always so much fun. This year donations can be made to the Ontario Lung Association in honour of the late Leonard Nimoy. Live long and prosper.
Pokemon Go Lure Party
Do people still play Pokemon Go? They do at Fan Expo Canada! Catch ’em all outside the South Building main entrance! Don’t forget to check out the Pokemon Go gaming panel, as well.