Family Programming at Fan Expo 2018
Fan Expo highlights just for the kiddos!
One of the biggest celebrations of fandom in the world, Fan Expo, will take place in Toronto from August 30 to September 2, 2018. This is a particularly special year with Michael J. Fox making his first appearance as part of a Back to the Future cast reunion. Additional exciting programming includes a Princess Bride cast reunion, a Master of Cosplay Grand Prix Championship and more!
Every year, FAN EXPO Canada draws over 140,000 fans of all ages to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, some of them attending the event for the first time. The event has many family-friendly activities and programming suitable for younger fans, including the Kids Zone, Family Zone, and the Kids Cosplay Masquerade Costume Contest. Family Passes are available, which admits 2 adults and up to 4 children (ages 6-12).
Here are the family-friendly highlights for this year...
Free all weekend with admission! The Family Lounge features fun-filled activities perfect for the whole family. There are lots of free crafts, entertainment and costumed characters! Take a load off and bring the kids. NOTE: This area is not a daycare service and all children must be with an adult at all times.
KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
Each year, Fan Expo hosts a Kids Costume Contest! Kids 12 and under will show off their costumes for a chance to receive some great prizing, awarded to the top 3 costumes! Registration for the kids costume contest will take place at the contest registration booth on Sunday, with a cap of 50 contestants. Please register early as spots will fill fast. The contest will take place Sunday at 2pm! Note that this event is for kids 12 and under only.
DOCTOR WHO: JUNIOR WHOVIAN ACADEMY
Calling all Junior Doctors, Companions and Aliens! Join the Doctor Who Society and Canadian Dalek Empire throughout the weekend in the Kids Zone for fun and games Whoniverse style.
HARRY POTTER THEMED ESCAPE ROOMS
Play one of two costume made Escape Room scenarios inspired by the world of J.K. Rowling. Try to escape from a vault in the Wizarding Bank or pass a very mixed up NEWT exam for potions! There is a $15 per person registration fee.
DOCTOR WHO ESCAPE ROOM FIVE
You are a Time Lord, up against the clock to solve all the puzzles before time runs out! This live Adventure game will keep you guessing using various clues, hints and suggestions to complete the all objectives and unveil the secret plot hidden within! A great experience for Doctor Who fans and Escape Room Enthusiasts alike! In support of the SickKids Foundation.
MASTER OF COSPLAY GRAND PRIX CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
This fan favourite event has reached new heights! FAN EXPO Canada is proud to host the Northern Qualifier for FAN EXPO's very first Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix. The Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix will be the not to be missed event of the year. Set to take place in Toronto on September 1, 2018, the Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix will bring together Best in Show contestants from each of the qualifying rounds for their chance to compete for the ultimate prize of $5,000 and to be crowned as FAN EXPO's very first Master of Cosplay Champion!
MEET THE MOST FAMOUS COSPLAYERS IN THE WORLD
FAN EXPO Canada wouldn't be complete without the help of some great Cosplayers! This year features the greatest line-up yet, with some of the most famous Cosplayers in the World! They'll wear a different costume each day and will be in attendance all weekend, running panels, doing selfies, autographs, and having fun!
COSPLAY PHOTO PARK
Put on your best costume and get ready to strike a pose in FAN EXPO Canada's Cosplay Photo Park! Located in the Community Zone on the Exhibit Floor, this awesome feature will allow you and your friends to gather around and get that amazing shot! Various themed backdrops will be available for you to choose from - best part is, it's free! If you are trying to plan a group cosplay photo shoot, this is the place to meet!
MEET YOUR FAVOURITE ANIME VOICE ACTORS
The actors that provide the voices of your favourite Anime characters will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos, and meet with their fans. They have developed a well-deserved reputation for being most amiable and enthusiastic!
TORONTO'S GREATEST LINE-UP OF YOUTUBERS EVER
You can meet the internet's biggest stars including the stars from Rooster Teeth, plus Tobuscus, Sohinki, Lasercorn, The Jovenshire, Wes the editor, Sean Ward, Jessica Nigri, and the Make'em Laugh Films cast! All have a booth and are signing, posing for photo ops, and meeting with their fans all weekend!
MEET YOUR MARVEL HEROES
A perfect opportunity to get that special something signed by your favourite celebrity! Be sure to check out the schedule so you don't miss out!
NOTE: Some guests may charge additional fees for an autograph.
EVERYTHING JURASSIC PARK
Get your picture taken with Jeff Goldblum and/or with a full-scale replica of the Jurassic Park Jeep at FAN EXPO Canada! Just don't look up, there may be a T-Rex right over you!
STAR WARS ATTRACTIONS
Calling all Star Wars fans! The 501st Legion is one of the greatest fan organizations in the world. The Stormtroopers provide a spectacle for the eye every year with an elaborate booth and all kinds of photo opportunities throughout the weekend.
Find out more about Fan Expo and other event highlights at: www.fanexpocanada.com.