Fan Expo Canada 2017 is back to the delight of pop culture enthusiasts in the GTA. The annual celebration of all things geek kicked off yesterday and will run through the weekend. Packed with a plethora of comics, cosplayers, celebrities and artists Fan Expo Canada also features video game companies and collectibles. Companies such as Warner Bros. (Middle Earth: Shadow of War) and Hasbro Interactive (Transformers Prime Wars Trilogy) provided sneak peeks at their upcoming games and brisk business was being conducted at several vendors as collectors scooped up rare silver age comic books.
If you are planning to head down to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this weekend here are a few Con survival tips:
1. Wear Comfortable Shoes – Your Fitbit might explode if you’re lucky enough to have a four day pass. There’s plenty to see and with the convention taking place in the North and South buildings that’s a lot of steps.
2. Bring Some Hand Sanitizer – With so many people packed into one spot a little hand sanitizer goes a long way. The last thing anyone wants after a fun weekend is to come away with the con flu.
3. Head to Artist Alley – The unsung heroes of any convention are the multitude of artists that populate Artist Alley. Professionals and amateur artists are on hand to draw sketches and take commissions and promote their comic books.
4. Bring a Backpack – With so many cool toys, photo ops with celebrities and great geek swag having somewhere to store or carry your haul is a good idea.
Fan Expo continues tomorrow and Sunday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.