FAN EXPO Canada returns this August 24 through 27, 2023, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, bringing together fans of pop culture, fantasy, horror, sci-fi, gaming, comics, anime, and cosplay.
The TV Watercooler has a roundup of the five things we’re looking forward to checking out at this year’s event.
Scream: An Evening with Matthew Lillard, Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, and Jamie Kennedy
Canadian actress Neve Campbell reunites with her Scream co-stars Jamie Kennedy, Matthew Lillard, and Skeet Ulrich for a special panel taking place on Thursday, August 24 at 8 p.m. in the main theatre (North Building – 100 level, 16 – Constitution Hall).
Star Trek Panels
On Friday, August 25 at 2 p.m., join Todd Stashwick for a “tell-all” in Theatre 2 (North Building – Level 200, Room 206). The actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dark Angel, Supernatural, Star Trek: Enterprise, and 12 Monkeys) starred in the final season of Star Trek: Picard as Captain Liam Shaw.
On Friday, August 25 at 3 p.m., join Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Picard’s Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) for her panel, “Gates McFadden Will See You Now” in Theatre 2 (North Building – Level 200, Room 206).
On Saturday, August 26 at 1 p.m., join Star Trek: Strange New World stars Anson Mount (Captain Christopher Pike) and Ethan Peck (Spock) for “We’ve Established Contact” in Theatre 2 (North Building – Level 200, Room 206).
On Saturday, August 26 at 4 p.m., join Star Trek: Picard’s Michelle Hurd (Raffi) from a “Bold Conversation” in Theatre 2 (North Building – Level 200, Room 206).
Play Games with What We Do in the Shadows’ Harvey Guillen
Join What We Do in the Shadows star Harvey Guillen for a Q&A and play some games! “Query and Quiz with the Inquisitive Harvey Guillen” takes place on Saturday, August 26 at 6 p.m. in Theatre 2 (North Building – Level 200, Room 206).
The Lodge: A Paramount Experience
Our can’t-miss activation has to be Paramount+’s The Lodge, where every room is another universe – including the Yellowstone ranch, the crashed ice cream truck that travels through the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Twisted Metal, fight crime in New York City with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, have a splash with Sponge Bob Square Pants, and take a seat in a Star Trek Captain’s chair!
Robyn Hood Screening
Check out Global TV’s newest series Robyn Hood ahead of its fall premiere with an exclusive screening on Saturday, August 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 701A.
Following the screening of the first episode, audience members will get the chance to check out a Q&A moderated by ET Canada and Big Brother Canada’s Brittnee Blair with acclaimed Canadian music video director and filmmaker Director X, screenwriter Chris Roberts and stars of the show, Nykeem Provo, Ksenia Daniela Kharlamova, and Idrissa Sanogo Bamba.
Of course, the fun doesn’t just stop there, there will be plenty of photo ops with some of the celebrities mentioned above, the Cosplay Craftsmanship Showcase, plenty of merch and even a Barbie Bash (on Sunday, August 27), complete with a pink carpet and Barbie-themed sketch duels!
To check out the full FAN EXPO Canada lineup, buy tickets, and to plan your visit, please visit https://fanexpohq.com/fanexpocanada/.