I know its been a while since I've written on WGTB, but in my experience summer is prone to either a deluge of blog writing or very little. So to make up for the recent drought, I have a bunch of articles coming soon. But in the meanwhile, here are some choice photographs from Fan Expo Canada 2013 (August 22-25). Unfortunately, I was only able to attend the Friday of the four day show, but these pics should give you a sense of how Canada's largest fan and comics convention fared. It was pretty good, and certainly biggest and busiest I've seen yet.
|As usual, the Whovians and Deleks are out in force!|
|As were the Trekkies as this convention featured some prominent Star Trek cast members. Here's the legendary George Takai signing autographs.|
|This year's Fan Expo was the first to use both halls of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Early attendance figures put it at over 100,000 people.|
|Sons of Anarchy was featured prominently this year and anecdotal t-shirt evidence says the fanbase is growing. Here's a SOA-themed Harley-Davidson.|
|Dark Horse brought a booth. Unfortunately DC and Marvel did not.|
And Marvel heard about this perceived slight at the Marvel: Infinity panel. Left to right: An unidentified fan, Marvel SVP, Publishing Tom Brevoort, editor Ellie Pyle and creators Stuart & Kathryn Immonen. Highlights of this panel included:
1) Re: the Ultimate universe: We must continue to expect the unexpected. But there is no confirmed information about Hunger and any Ultimate characters coming over to Earth-616.
2) Brian Michael Bendis is heavily involved in the upcoming X-Men: Battle of the Atom crossover, so we can expect something tying that arch to the recently completed Age of Ultron.
3) There may be more New Universe characters coming to Earth-616. This shouldn't surprise anyone after Jonathan Hickman's use of Star Brand in Avengers.
|Avatar Comics had a great display booth.|
|The Toronto Lego Users Group had a presence with a Death Star trench display and...|
|...a Lego Serenity from Firefly. I asked if any glue was involved and the host (left) said no.|
|The Batmobile circa 1989. Looks like a homebuilt, but it's still very cool.|
|80s icon KITT from Knight Rider.|
|The cockpit of KITT. How would one do a U-turn in that thing?|
|While fellow Star Trek alum Nichelle Nichols spoke about her family history, her father's early support and encouragement and being one of the first African-American women on network television.|