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THE TIME TRAVELERS BAZAAR

NEW THIS YEAR! Be sure to visit and enjoy all the wonder of The Time Travelers Bazaar! FAN EXPO VANCOUVER’S latest feature showcasing the finest and most exotic Steampunk costumes and accessories! Enjoy the visual feast of dozens of specialty vendors from far and wide. For the first time, you can find the greatest selection of Vintage and Eclectic Fashion, Costumes, Jewelry, Accessories and Props! The Time Travellers Bazaar showcases the finest artisans and vendors in the country, hand-picked to take part in the event. In support of The Time Travelers Bazaar, our skilled Steampunk experts will be running free panels, demonstrations and workshops throughout the weekend.  

CELEBRITY PHOTO SESSIONS

Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favourite celebrity! This is the only way to get a beautiful 8x10 glossy photo of you with one of our guests in an intimate setting.

AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

A perfect opportunity to get that special something signed by your favourite celebrity! NOTE: guests may charge additional fees for an autograph.

CELEBRITY Q&A

Get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities! These unique sessions give fans a chance to ask questions and get answers to Hollywood’s best-kept secrets - from the celebs themselves. Prepare to be wowed and learn about how the biggest names in the industry got to the top!

COSTUMES! COSTUMES! COSTUMES!

Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it is known, is a BIG part of Fan Expo weekend. Literally hundreds of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don't be shy; get your photo taken with all your favourite characters or come dressed up yourself. View our props policy: CLICK HERE

WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

Listen in and participate in our numerous sessions! Soak it all in through seminars and workshops held by the pros of the industry. With the professionals leading the way, you’ll be sure to learn how they do it in the real world.

EXHIBITOR AREA

Experience the hottest new products and services - before anyone else sees them! Companies from all corners of the industry will be showcasing their upcoming projects and promos in the Exhibitor area and you get to be there for a sneak peek. You’ll also be sure to receive samples, goodies and chances to win prizes through their contests.

RETAILER AREA

Specializing in comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming, our retailers are bringing the newest and most rare goods on the market today. Find the missing book or DVD in your collection, or get a complete set at prices you’ll never find elsewhere. Fan Expo will make sure you leave with your hands full.

ARTIST ALLEY

Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all of your favourite pencillers, inkers and writers. This is a “must experience area” for anyone interested in meeting the rising stars and the people who work the front lines of the industry! Here, you’ll find it all – comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art and sketches!

SKETCH DUELS

Check out your favourite comic artists as they go “pen to pen”! The original art they produce live, goes up for grabs once they’re done! An amazing experience to witness; these friendly competitions show who has got the edge in comic book illustration!

SMALL PRESS/INDY PAVILION

The Artist Alley area, the Indy Press Pavilion brings a fine line up of independent comic book, zine and other related publishers. This Indy Market is just the place for you to meet the next up and coming talent in the comic world!

COSPLAY PANELS

Be sure to come with your questions ready when you join fellow Cosplayers for this panel, delving into everything cosplay related from construction questions to modelling queries and anything in between. Cosplay photography can be tricky, but this panel is designed to help you get the best photos you can! Our expert panelists will go through tips and tricks on posing for cosplay photography ranging from how to get the most from hall photos to suggested prep for photo shoots.

STEAMPUNK 101

You’ve heard about it, but what exactly is Steampunk; aside from being the fastest growing sector of science fiction culture? Here is your chance to ask the questions you have and gain the insight of the many Steampunk experts that are attending Fan Expo Vancouver. Panelists include: Kristina Uyeda, Jayne Barnard and Dolce Douleur.

STEAMPUNK GADGETS, GIZMOS AND PROPBUILDING

Fantastic gadgets and weapons play an important part of many a Steampunk costume... Steampunk is after all a form of Science Fiction, and gadgetry of all sizes help add the “Science” to that equation. Our panel of expert propbuilders have years of experience and will share techniques and tips on making your own. Panelists include: Bob LePine, Scott Murphy

STEAMPUNK ON A BUDGET

It might seem like everything called "Steampunk" costs an arm and a leg, but it doesn't have to be that way. Learn some tips and tricks for getting a steampunk look starting in your own closet, or from items picked up at a traditional store. Panelists include: Deborah Mackenzie, Anna van der Loos-Meyer, Dolce Douleur and Tracey Ernst.

LEATHER WORKING AND COSPLAY

Eva Foam and Worbla are great! However, leather is classic, durable, and long-lasting. Over the course of human history, this versatile material has been used for clothing, accessories, and armor. Get to know it, see it, smell it! Join us on a tour of how we use this amazing material for cosplay and everyday uses including handling, storage, tooling, and much more. Panelists: Dolce Douleur, Bob LePine

STEAMPUNK PARASOL & NERF GUN DUELING

How do the fine and gracious ladies of Steampunk settle a disagreement? With a parasol, of course. It’s not fiction; in this demonstration our gals will be using the official rules from Madame Hemlocks parasol duelling league. And an added attraction, the spectacle of specially modified Nerf Guns in the dueling arena! Panelists include: Jayne Barnard, and Keving Jepson.

VOICE ACTOR LIVE SCRIPT READING BY TWISTED TOONZ

Do NOT miss the live movie script read featuring the biggest voice acting superstars in the galaxy! With millions of hits on YouTube and rave reviews internationally, this event that will kick you in the A**!! You haven’t lived until you’ve heard Winnie the Pooh as Darth Vader, Christopher Walken as Harry Potter, or Pinky & the Brain as Frodo and Sam! It’s time to experience your favourite movies in a brand new, completely hysterical and utterly TWISTED way!

GHOST WARS TV SERIES: SECRETS FROM THE WRITERS’ ROOM

Ghost Wars is the latest #CdnTV series from hit creator & showrunner Simon Barry (Continuum, Van Helsing). Join the Ghost Wars writing team as they take you inside the writers' room and behind the scenes to reveal what makes the show and Canadian sci-fi so awesome.

IMPROV AGAINST HUMANITY: FAN EXPO EDITION 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, horrible people of Fan Expo Vancouver: you're invited to party with The Fictionals in a special edition of IMPROV AGAINST HUMANITY! Contestants from the live studio audience will play Cards Against Humanity for the chance to win epic prizes, while Vancouver’s hottest comedians will bring the card combinations to life! Plus who will be crowned Fan Expo Vancouver’s most horrible person? Will it be YOU?

THE IMPROVISED ADVENTURES OF FAN EXPO 2017

Join The Fictionals Comedy Co. for a packed hour of comedy in THE IMPROVISED ADVENTURES OF FAN EXPO VANCOUVER 2017! How do superheroes unwind after a long day of justice? What is Mulder and Scully's latest spooky case? All this and more with your favourite improv comedy games and chances to win prizes in our costume contest! Participation is suggested, and fun is mandatory.

BOOM! POW! THE COMIC BOOK COMEDY SHOW!

Grab your Mjölnir and join  The Fictionals for a special Comic Book Comedy Show at Fan Expo Vancouver 2017! Inspired by the latest superhero blockbusters and classic comic books, Boom! Pow! is an interactive comedy show for all fans! We’ll create new heroes, defeat the villains, and discover what Archie Andrews is really hiding from Better and Veronica. And yes there will be prizes!

FAN EXPO SPEED DATING

Back by popular demand, speed dating is returning to FAN EXPO VANCOUVER™! Come and join in the fun and experience the thrill of meeting your potential soul mate, future spouse or maybe someone a little more casual! Mixed genre sessions all day Friday, Saturday & Sunday! On site sign up only! This is a 19+ event. If you have questions, please post them on Sci-Fi Speed Dating’s Facebook page here.

COSPLAY REPAIR STATION BY GEEK CROSSING

Cosplay Repair Station is a free service that helps Fan Expo attendees touch up or mend their cosplay, patch up shoes and bags, and fix other mishaps that happen during the course of an event. Open during all show hours, located on the upper level in front of Meeting Room #1.   

THE 501ST LEGION CHARITY PHOTO BOOTH

Take pictures with your favourite Star Wars heroes and villians, featuring characters from the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion! Photo opportunities are by donation, all proceeds go to Variety the Children's Charity. Please visit the 501st Legion / Rebel legion booth.

501ST LEGION OF STORMTROOPERS PARADE & GROUP PHOTO

Watch your favourite Star Wars characters parade through the convention hall and culminate in a massive group photo! Parade starts in the 501st Legion / Rebel legion booth, and leads outside the entrance of the convention centre *weather permitting.

501ST LEGION BLAST-A-TROOPER FIRING RANGE

Fun for all ages, select from different Nerf blasters and see how many Nerf darts you can shoot at the Troopers or Rebels of the day! *Safety glasses provided. By donation, all proceeds go to Variety the Children's Charity. please visit the "Blast-A-Trooper" booth.

THE 2ND ANNUAL RUNNING OF THE HOODS!

A Star Wars convention staple, celebrate with our eclectic group of "Willrow Hood" costumers as they conduct a traditional walk around of the convention floor. A great photo opportunity to celebrate a fan favourite character. Please visit the 501st Legion / Rebel legion booth.

STAR WARS DROID HUNT

Fun for all ages! Help the Empire track down those pesky droids! A convention favourite, visit the 501st Legion booth to participate in this fun game and a chance to win prizes at the end of the day! Please visit the 501st Legion / Rebel legion booth.

STAR WARS HELMET RAFFLE

Enter for your chance to win an authentic fan made Star Wars helmet or prop! Raffle tickets available in our booth. All raffle ticket proceeds go to Variety the Children's Charity. Please visit the 501st Legion / Rebel legion booth.

CANTINA BAND PERFORMANCE

Enjoy the smooth sounds of the Cantina Band - featuring Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes! Dance along to their greatest hits. All two of them! Please visit the 501st Legion / Rebel legion booth.

STAR WARS GOLD HEART CAMPAIGN

Variety - the children’s charity will be on site at Fan Expo Vancouver to sell this year’s limited edition gold heart. This year’s design is a Star Wars Darth Vader and Yoda gold heart charm; while supplies last on a first come, first serve basis. For a minimum $3 donation, you can own this highly collectable item and help children with special needs. Visit their booth beside the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers in the Community area to get yours!

WIGGING OUT WITH ARDA WIGS CANADA

Are you new to wig wearing? Do you find yourself asking questions like: “Should I wear a wig?”, “How do I put on a wig?”, “How am I supposed to get all my real hair into a wig cap?!” and “What even is a wig cap?!”. Relax. Come learn the basics of wigging out with Canada’s prime cosplay and fashion wig retailer, Arda Wigs Canada. They’ll teach you the do’s and don’ts of wig wearing and help make it much less daunting and much more fun!

WIG HEAT STYLING WITH ARDA WIGS CANADA

Heat is a staple in wig styling and can be harnessed in a way that makes your wigs look professional and top notch! However, it can also be daunting. Arda Wigs Canada is here to teach you how to properly use blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, and garment steamers to style synthetic wigs. See techniques for curling, straightening, spiking, adding volume, changing parts and more! It’s gonna be a hot topic!

WIG RESCUE WITH ARDA WIGS CANADA

Arda-kedabra! Are you in search of the resurrection spell to revive your wig from the grave? Looking to cast it back to the state of whence it came? Join Arda Wigs Canada for the wig master’s guide on wig repair and revival! Learn about our favourite tools, and behold the various techniques, tips and tricks for turning tangled messes back into magnificent, wearable wigs! Trust us, it’s just like magic!

ADVANCED WIG TECHNIQUES WITH ARDA WIGS CANADA

Level up! Take your wig styling knowledge to the next level with Arda Wigs Canada. Learn advanced techniques such as sewing wefts, resizing, dyeing and creating structured styles from one of our Master Wigmancers. You’ll also witness some of our key Arda Tips and Tricks! Don’t miss this chance to equip yourself the necessary wig expertise to step up your game and advance to the next level!

LIP SYNC BATTLE

You've seen Lip Sync Battle on television, well it's time for a fun twist at Fan Expo! Come and watch 2 contestants battle it out, performing their favourite anime opening theme on stage, while the crowd votes for their favourite performances! Or, takepart yourself for the opporuntity to win some fun prizes! We'll have anime songs, but also a selection of English hits in case you just want to have fun and be silly :D

ANIME GAME SHOW: TABOO

Two teams of four will be battling it out trying to guess as many anime words as possible. Your team leader will provide creative and carefully worded clues to help you and your team guess that anime word. But don't mention unmentionables, or you'll lose the point! 

NAME THAT TUNE ANIME GAME SHOW

Many famous Japanese pop stars began their career singing the opening and closing credits for popular anime shows.  Do you have what it takes to identify the songs, the singers, or the show?  Test your knowledge in our annual musical free-for-all!

POKEMON GO LURE PARTY

Don't miss the Pokemon Go Lure Party at 5pm Saturday in front of the Vancouver Convention Centre main entrance! Meet near the information kiosk with the big Maple leaf on it.

STAR WARS CHARITY PHOTO BOOTH WITH VARIETY

Purchase a Gold Heart pin from Variety and take a photo with your favourite Star Wars Characters from the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion. All proceeds go to Variety the Children's Charity.

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