From Liberty Village to Fan Expo Canada| Written on September 3, 2015
Consider it our mantra, and one you should adopt as well: Liberty Village rocks! There’s just so much in and around Liberty Village to enjoy, and for events that aren’t taking place in our neighbourhood, our location makes it really convenient and easy to commute to different areas to experience all that Toronto has to offer.
The Fan Expo is the next event on our Liberty Village radar that has interests peaked and our city’s online universe abuzz. Pull up a chair because this one is going to be a good one! If you’ve heard of Comic Con in the U.S. (and ever geeked out at the possibility of going) then the Fan Expo will make your collective video game/anime/sci fi dreams come true. This is the self-described “Comic Con of the North.” From September 3-6, the Metro Convention Centre will host the famous faces and voices behind some of the world’s most celebrated comic, television and gaming programs.
This year, the line-up will be nothing short of incredible! Celebrity guests include cast members from the Harry Potter franchise, The Walking Dead, Arrow, Hannibal, Doctor Who, Gotham, The X-Files, Game of Thrones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and more! There’ll be comic artists from Marvel Comics, Star Wars, Elektra, Justice League and Guardians of the Galaxy, to name a few. Anime fans will also be in for a fantastic event, with a guest list that includes artists from Person Four, Cowboy Bebop, Dragon Ball Z, Attack on Titan and Durarara!! There’ll be voice actors from Spongebob, Futurama, Phineas and Ferb and Fugget About It plus loads more! A host of Internet celebrities, gaming guests and cosplayers will also be in attendance.
Wednesday, September 2nd is the last day to purchase tickets online but same day and deluxe tickets can be purchased at the on-site box office. This is a huge event so attendees will want to view the floor plan to find out who will be where and when they’ll be there. The event schedule is: Thursday from 4pm—9pm, Friday from 10am—7pm, Saturday from 10am—7pm and Sunday from 10am—5pm. Ticket holders will also have opportunities for photo-ops with their comic/gaming/anime/sci-fi/horror idols! This Comic Con event is the real deal and it has something for everyone, from the casual to the most avid fans.
From our location in Liberty Village, it’s less than a 10-minute drive, or approximately 20 minutes via public transit (we told you that Liberty Village rocks!) to the Metro Convention. If you’re looking to up your cool quotient this week, get dressed up and head to the Fan Expo, enjoy panel discussions on your favourite shows, take selfies with a few celebs and overall, have a great time!