Welcome to September, and wow, is it busy. I've certainly noticed that I'm busier than usual, but you really know you're especially busy when publicists start responding to your schedule by telling you, 'Wow, you're busy'. There's busy, and then there's a level of busy that even a publicist can appreciate.
It's not every day that you get a surprise call from Edward James Olmos, but last week, that's exactly what happened when the film, television, and stage star called me up to talk about his upcoming appearance at Fan Expo in Toronto, and his career.
Whether you're a fan of Star Trek, The Walking Dead, comic books, horror, video games, or even the classic series Twin Peaks, Fan Expo has some big names in store for you this year, Toronto.
Canada Post took the opportunity during Fan Expo on the weekend to unveil their tribute to one of the world's most recognizable superhero: Superman. Paying tribute to the comic book hero for his 75th birthday this year, and all of the artists who have made him look so super.
Fan Expo was packed on Saturday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and for any serious comic book or toy fans, one of the big highlights was the free signing by comic book artist and creator Todd McFarlane, who was on hand at Ubisoft's booth, where figures, statues and toys were on display for his Assassin's Creed and Raving Rabbids line of toys.
Toronto will host one of Canada's ultimate geek-out events next week as Fan Expo 2013 brings thousands of fans--plus dozens of celebrities and hundreds of retailers--to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for four days of collectibles, signings, panels, and general nerding out.
This is going to be one interesting year at Fan Expo. The event just announced today that they are launching the "ultimate sports celebrity experience", Fan Expo Sports, which will run at the same time as the rest of Fan Expo Canada from August 22 to 25.
Toronto's Fan Expo is getting bigger and bigger every year. This year organizers expect 80,000 fans to visit the stars, vendors, and take in sessions, and the halls are packed with exhibitors of all shapes and sizes--from artists to big companies like CTV, THQ, Marvel, and Walt Disney.
Fan Expo is buzzing in Toronto once again with thousands of excited fans expected at the event over the weekend, and among the highlights this year is Walt Disney's Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition.
This must be some kind of wonderful synchronicity. The same day that I found out Patrick Stewart will be the big guest of honour at Fan Expo in August, what do I get in the mail? It just so happens I got my copy of Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Next Level sampler Blu-ray disc, which was such a cool surprise that I had to watch 15 minutes of it.