Coming up next week is the Greatest Geek Event Of The Year! Fans from hither and yither converge enmasse for FanExpo Canada to see the likes Stan Lee, John Barrowman, and Katherine Mulgrew. If you are a Geek, then the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will be your home next Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. And here is three things (among many) I am looking forward to…
Lots and lots of comic guests will populate the building this weekend, making my rounds through the show always fun. From checking out the Archie booth to get spoilers about Riverdale’s main man’s marriage(s), or seeking out Jack Briglio in Artist Alley and scoring the next volume of Growing Up Enchanted. So many comics creators to see!!
So the incredible John Barrowman will materialize, with a Tardis (hopefully), the amazing Christopher Lloyd will apparate, with a DeLorean (praying), and the wonderful Nana Visitor will transport, with the Defiant (jumping for joy). So many stars, so little time! I know it is four days, but maybe we all need five to take in all this greatness?
Every year part of my journeys around FanExpo brings me into contact with so many wonderful new people. Sometimes it will be at an Event, other times while browsing bargain bins, and quite often while snapping a pic of them for this here blog. So many nice fellow Geeks with so many spectacular Geek stories to tell. That person beside you, dressed like the Fifth Doctor but wearing a Fez as well just to be different, say hello to the bloke. Could be your new best friend. Or maybe they really are from Gallifrey?
So many more points are alive in my mind at FanExpo. Getting some great deals on comics and graphic novels and toys and whatnots are all awaiting us in just a few days. A few more days till we all party. Can’t wait!