From Aug 28-31 of 2014, Fan Expo Canada took over downtown Toronto. People in costumes, super fans of sci-fi, and nerds of all ages infiltrated the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and I was so happy to be part of them. So I’m here to share my experience with you!
Thursday was reserved for shopping before the crowds, so I hit the MTCC with my friends Christine and Caitlin and we tried to see as much as there was to see. I’m dressed as Marceline the Vampire Queen from Adventure Time, so here’s the photo of my friends and I with Jake and Finn! We ended up shopping a bunch, and took a ton of photos like the one above. It was the most relaxing day of the weekend, which was nice!
Friday was my alone day – I didn’t dress up. I met up with Christine and her boyfriend, Jeremy, and we had lunch between her photo op and autograph with Matt Smith! The rest of the time I basically wandered the floor, running into other friends and looking at stuff. I was able to catch a glimpse of Matt Smith from afar, too, which was cool!
Saturday was my awesome cosplay day! I have never put as much effort or money into a costume as I have with this Yoko Littner outfit from Gurren Lagann. My goal was to have one person recognize me, and I ended up being asked for photos all day! The picture above was taken and posted on Geek Inked Magazine’s Facebook page, which was cool. Besides the cosplay fun, I went with my boyfriend and his family and we met Steve Blum, a voice actor who did voices in animes like Cowboy Bebop and Gurren Lagann, and he was a great guy.
I took my sister to her first nerd convention on the final day of Fan Expo! I dressed as Sailor Mars and my sister was Misty from Pokemon. We met up with our friend Sam (the raggedy Doctor), who introduced us to Nika (Amy Pond) for a while and got a chance to catch up. By the end of the day, Erika and decided to jump in line for a Nathan Fillion autograph, who shook our hand and signed a photo for her. She added his to the Veronica Taylor autograph she snagged earlier in the day.
Overall, the con was really fun and I can’t wait to get a deluxe weekend pass next year!
Feel free to share your Fan Expo experiences with me :D