It starts today! Fan Expo Canada kicks off at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre starting Thursday August 31st through Sunday September 3rd. It’s the event that lets you meet the stars of your favourite pop or cult hits, stock up on the newest Funko Pops (because can you really ever have too many?) and bring your geeky alter-ego come to life.
If you’ve never been before, Fan Expo – in its 23rd year – is the largest Comics, Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming event in Canada and among the top 3 Pop Culture events in North America. It’s grown substantially, from a small comic book convention attracting 1,500 fans into a 4-day citywide event that attracts over 129,000 people from around the world.
If you’re a TV buff heading to Fan Expo this weekend, here are a few of the booths and rooms you should check out, especially for exclusive screenings and Q&A’s.
Showcase booth #1138
Exclusive Travelers Season 2 world premiere screening + Q&A panel
Catch the exclusive advance screening of the Season 2 world premiere of Showcase‘s Travelers on Saturday, September 2 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 701A, immediately followed by a Q&A panel hosted by ET Canada’s Sangita Patel with series stars Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper and creator, Brad Wright.
Travelers ‘Save the Future Challenge’
Showcase brings its adrenaline-pumping series to booth #1138. Visitors can report for duty for the Travelers’ “Save the Future Challenge” – a very important mission in a race against time to defuse a mysterious device. Players who take part in the challenge will have a chance to win an exclusive Travelers tote bag.
Supergirl photo opp
Be among the first to strike an out-of-this-world landing pose like Supergirl each day to get a Supergirl FUNKOPOP (Limited quantities. Available while supplies last).
Mr. Robot giveaways
Visit E Corp’s Bank of E to open an account and receive an E Coin card redeemable for coveted Mr. Robot merchandise like masks, t-shirts, hoodies, posters and more.
History booth #1148
Step inside the world of Vikings at the HISTORY booth #1148 and experience VIKINGS VR, an original virtual reality app that transports viewers inside the drama for the first time. Launching exclusively at Fan Expo Canada, VIKINGS VR offers an immersive, in-world 360° experience where users are enveloped into real scenes filmed on the set of Vikings starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Alex Høgh Andersen, Peter Franzén, and many more key cast members. Fans will have a chance to explore two thrilling scenes including an intense battle in Kattegat and a prophecy from the mystical Seer.
Fans can continue to explore more Vikings scenes with their very own collectible Vikings-branded Cardboard VR viewer and then sail off to new lands on a Vikings ship photo activation.
Season 5 of Vikings premieres Wednesday, November 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HISTORY.
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Teletoon booth #1154
Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Check in to the TELETOON booth #1154 for a chance to get up close and personal with the characters from Hotel Transylvania: The Series, before it premieres this fall. Help Mavis collect hotel keys in an interactive motion-based adventure game then snap a photo at the Hotel Transylvania augmented reality photo booth.
The fun doesn’t stop there! Battle for bragging rights with a variety of touchscreen games including a Mysticons arcade-style challenge and match’em games featuring Ben 10, and heroes from Super Saturday Morning.
Exclusive screening of Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Mavis navigates life without Dracula and discovers being a teenager bites in the exclusive Canadian premiere of Hotel Transylvania: The Series on Saturday, September 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 701B.
Hotel Transylvania: The Series premieres Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT on TELETOON.
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Exclusive screening of Mysticons introduced by lead voice actors Evany Rosen and Ana Sani
Follow the epic tale of four girls who transform into legendary warriors with an exclusive Canadian premiere of Mysticons on Friday, September 1 at 1 p.m. in Room 717, introduced by lead voice actors Evany Rosen and Ana Sani.
Mysticons premieres Sunday, September 3 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on YTV.
Star Wars Rebels
Exclusive screening of Star Wars Rebels + Q&A Panel
The rebels prepare for their biggest mission yet in the exclusive North American premiere of Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels Season 4 on Saturday, September 2 at 11:30 a.m. in the John Basset Theatre, immediately followed by a Q&A panel with executive producer, Dave Filoni and special guests.
Season 4 of Star Wars Rebels premieres this fall on Disney XD Canada.