Fan Expo 2014
Geek Girl Wandering Dana
here, reporting on this year's Fan Expo Canada
, which was super epic! I had a wonderful time, Fan Expo is the ultimate Canadian convention which covers all genres including comics, sci-fi, horror, anime & gaming!
There were amazing celebrity guests including Matt Smith, Arthur Darvill, Nathan Fillion, Stan Lee, Dave Bautista & Michael Rooker, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira & Lauren Cohan, David Morrissey, Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Bruce Campbell, Ian Somerhalder, Elijah Wood, Stephen Amell, Hulk Hogan, Adam West, Burt Ward, Edward James Olmos and many more!!
There were so many panels & Q&A sessions this year. I was able to attend the Doctor Who panel, Dave Bautista panel & The Walking Dead panel. They were all really great, unfortunately Karen Gillian had to cancel last minute, so it was just the boys from Doctor Who Matt Smith & Arthur Darvill, but it was still so awesome. The two of them had great chemistry and they were really funny and cute. Dave Bautista is a wonderful speaker as well, the Q&A was mostly about his role in Guardians of the Galaxy with a few wrestling questions too. He seemed very genuine and fun. And The Walking Dead panel was amazing, it started about 10 mins late since the celebs were all exhausted (me too by Sunday, lol!) so we were all super excited when they came on stage! It was moderated very well by Richard Ouzounian of The Toronto Star and each cast member got a good chance to talk about their characters and experiences.
There were many professional cosplay guests this year, which is a first for this con, including Yaya Han, Jessica Nigri, Meg Turney, LeeAnna Vamp, Nadya Sonika, Ivy Doomkitty and more!
The crowds were of course intense, especially on Saturday as always, but the lines to get inside the convention seemed to be vastly improved this year. I never had to wait at all to get in or re-enter. They moved some of the panel lines outside of the North Building this year, which was a bit confusing, but I think it helped stop the bottlenecking of crowds inside. Overall it was an improvement in crowd control in my opinion, it's always impossible when you're dealing with cramming 100,000 people into the same space. It was also their highest attendance to date!
There were also lots of very cool booths & displays, including the LEGO displays, League of Legends, Oculus Rift, the 1966 Batmobile & the Arkham Knight Batmobile, Teletoon Adventure Time booth, 501st Legion and so much more! There was also tons of photo ops, gaming tournaments, exhibitors, retailers, exclusives and more. I got a Stan Lee Collectibles Fan Expo exclusive Funko POP! Vinyl! Little Stan is so cute!
And lastly that brings us to my favourite part of the con... THE COSPLAYERS! There were of course thousands of phenomenal costumes from every genre. There were mashup costumes, sexy costumes, epic armor, crossplay, makeup, funny costumes and lots of cute kids dressed up! It's so fun to see so many awesome and different cosplays in one space! I did photoshoots with some of the Geek Girls and also took lots of random snapshots of cosplayers at the con. So I've posted just a few of my favs here, I'll be posting them all on our facebook page
shortly. Thanks so much to all the cosplayers who graciously let me take their photos, you guys all rock! If you are in this post, but we didn't get your name/link and you'd like it to be added, please email us
and we'll add it asap. Also feel free to send us your Fan Expo photos and we'll add them to our facebook album too (be sure to add any photographer/cosplayer credits). Thanks again and see you next year! ♥
0rigination Cosplay as Bombshell Stargirl, Prince Ky Cosplay as Bombshell Wonder Woman, Geek Girl Amaleigh as Bombshell Mera & Dream Cherub Cosplay Bombshell Hawkgirl
Geek Girl Scarlett Quinn as Harley Quinn / Star Wars Twi'lek Sith
Geek Girl Northern Belle as Beast Master Belle
Geek Girl ÁLI as Post-Apocalyptic Snow White
Dex Morgan as Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy
RK9 Cosplay Lady Deadpool
Cecilia as a Weeping Angel from Doctor Who
Geek Girl Shelle-chii as Harley Quinn
Geek Girl Evie E as Catwoman
Aleksis Kaidonovsky & Geek Girl Lily Spitfyre as Sasha Kaidonovsky Pacific Rim
Toxik Fox Cosplay as Mad Moxxi, Hot Mess Express Cosplay as Tiny Tina & Maya from Borderlands
Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon
Female Captain Hook & Angel of Steel as Rufio
Sam Maggs as Bombshell Black Canary, Bombshell Harley Quinn & Bombshell Catwoman
Kitty Cat Katarina from League of Legends
Breakfast Princess from Adventure Time
Mileena from Mortal Kombat
Geek Girl Evie E as Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones
Geek Girl Amaleigh as Kitty Pride, Prince Ky Cosplay as Jubilee & Dream Cherub Cosplay as Psylocke
Juliet Starling from Lollipop Chainsaw
Cajun Cosplay as Mister Fantastic, Geek Girl Northern Belle as Female The Thing & Don't Panic Cosplay as Female Human Torch from Fantastic Four | Photo by Seai Photography
Arkham Asylum Harley Quinn
LeeAnna Vamp as Female Ash from Evil Dead
LEGO Rocket & Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy
Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile
Geek Girl Wandering Dana at the Teletoon Adventure Time booth with Jake & Finn
Geek Girl ÁLI as Poison Ivy
The 11th Doctor, a Dalek, River Song & Female Elliott with E.T.
Striker Ezreal, Caitlyn, Elisabeth Makes as Foxfire Ahri & Jennerz Cosplay as Frost Queen Janna from League of Legends
Geek Girl Lossien as Nightwing & Geek Girl Elle as Starfire
Arthur Darvill & Matt Smith (Doctor Who)
Dave Bautista & Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Danai Gurira & Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead)
David Morrissey & Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead)
The Walking Dead Panel
Crowd on Saturday in the North Building
Geek Girl Northern Belle made this Fan Expo cosplay video:
...and also this general Fan Expo video:
Photographer: Geek Girl Wandering Dana
If you are in this post, but we didn't get your name/link and you'd like it to be added, please email us
and we'll add it asap. Also feel free to send us your Fan Expo photos and we'll add them to our facebook album (be sure to add any photographer/cosplayer credits). Thanks!
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September 03 2014