Once again it is that time of year, my favorite time of year, Fan Expo Vancouver time. Yes, I am a huge nerd and I am totally proud to flaunt it and yell it from the rooftops which is why I love getting the chance to check out Fan Expo every year. Each year brings lots of new things to see, buy and people to meet and this year will be no different.
Dare I say that this years line ups is one of the best I have seen in a couple years, which really gets me excited.
What exactly is there to look forward to this year at Fan Expo Vancouver?
This years celebrity line up is totally off the hook with a massive range of fans favorites from all types of genres. Fan Expo Vancouver works hard to find our favorite characters whether they’re from the horror category or the Disney princess category. Disney princesses are definitely going to be a big deal this year with both Jasmine and Belle making and appearance. That is right the original cartoon voice actors will be on site this weekend for fans to meet and gush over – and I can NOT wait for the chance. Another hugely anticipated pair are from Princess Bride both the prince and Mr. Inconceivable! If you love Star Trek then you will be happy about George Takei being in the house this year, if you love Star Wars then you’ll be stoked about Billy Dee Williams. Have a Riverdale or Flash fan in the house? Then you will be blown away about all the characters coming, they legitimately have a fan favorite celeb for everyone and that is amazing. Don’t forget, many of them are doing photo-ops but the spots sell out fast so make sure to get them in advance!
One of my families favorite parts about going to Fan Expo every year is seeing all the amazing Cosplayers that come out each and every year. They spend so much time and effort on their looks and the really good ones are honestly something to marvel at. I am always impressed with what I see each year and I know that this year will be filled with surprises with all the great themed meetups they have planned for all the cosplayer genres! Everyday of the expo there are a bunch of awesome meetups planned so make sure to check out the schedule so you know where to be and when.
There is so much to look at in terms of merchandise. Whether you are looking for stuffies, new dice or art work there is something for you. In fact I dare you to leave without at least SOMETHING – I do have to say make sure you google before you buy. Always worth it if you are trying to save money. Where there are a million things in there you legit can’t get anywhere else, there are a few you can get elsewhere for a better price – so keep an eye out and also remember great sales happen the last moments of the last day on things like tshirts, blind boxes and comic books.
There is so much to see and do you wont even know what to do first. New games to demo, speed dating to do if you are on the market and so many q&a’s with your favorite celebrities. Don’t miss out on your chance and snag your tickets for a full weekend of fun March 1st – 3rd – and don’t forget to get in on the after party too!