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Star Wars Fan Expo Canada

Star Wars Authors And More Coming To FAN EXPO Canada

Posted by Steve on August 16, 2019 at 01:29 PM CST


FAN EXPO Canada is back and celebrating its 25th year of bringing some of the biggest names in pop culture to the city of Toronto. As has always been the case, Star Wars is well represented North of the border.

This year, some of the biggest names in Star Wars publishing are making appearances including writers Christian Blauvelt and Charles Soule, and artists Ashley Witter, Greg Hyland, and Leonard Kirk.

There are great presentations and panels expected from the likes of Hasbro and LEGO, and as always, the Star Wars fan groups are well represented with the 501st Legion, The Rebel Legion, and R2 Builders all there in full force.

Here’s some of exciting things taking place that weekend!

Star Wars Fan Expo Canada

PANELS

BREAKING INTO COMICS
When: Friday August 23rd at 11:00 am
Where: Room 716B


With the shifting landscape of the comics industry, this is your INVALUABLE guide to breaking into the comics industry!

Featuring Marvel Star Wars Editor Heather Antos!

HASBRO PRESENTATION: STAR WARS
When: Friday August 23rd at 12:30 pm
Where: Room 705


Join members of the Hasbro team as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings. Word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises.

HOW NOT TO GET EATEN BY EWOKS: SURVIVAL SKILLS FROM A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY
When: Friday August 23rd at 4:00 pm
Where: Room 717


The Star Wars galaxy is a dangerous place. From ruthless bounty hunters, ferocious beasts, and extreme weather, to hostile landscapes, social minefields, and backstabbing allies-perils and hazards are never far away! How do you flee an exploding Death Star? What's the best way to source a starship at a spaceport? How would you escape kidnap by Tusken Raiders on Tatooine? Join Christian Blauvelt, author of Star Wars Made Easy as well as bestsellers like Be More Vader, Be More Yoda, for a hilarious look at how to survive how to survive the Star Wars galaxy's many dangers.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION WITH LEGO STAR WARS DESIGN MANAGER MICHAEL LEE STOCKWELL
When: Friday August 23rd at 4:00 pm
Where: ROOM 716B


Star Wars and LEGO fans unite, because the Design Manager of LEGO Star Wars is here! Learn all about the many blocks that build a LEGO galaxy far far away in the special presentation!

PUBLISHING IN THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE
When: Saturday August 24th at 1:00 pm
Where: Room 715B


Join us for a lively discussion about the world of Star Wars publishing featuring some of the brightest stars from the Star Wars universe. With an all-star panel featuring Christian Blauvelt (How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks and Other Galactic Survival Skills), Charles Soule (Project Luminous, The Rise of Kylo Ren), and more, you’ll get a rare opportunity to learn from the best that the Star Wars galaxy has to offer!

CREATING ICONIC COMIC BOOK COVERS
When: Saturday August 24th at 5:45 pm
Where: 716B


You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, right? Well, in the world of comics, you’re basically being begged to do just that. With a plethora of series all aligned on the rack or tablet in front of you, each with their own dynamic burst of form and figures, a comic’s cover needs to stand out from all the others to hopefully lure you in like a siren’s call.

Featuring Star Wars: Doctor Aphra cover artist Ashley Witter!

Star Wars Fan Expo Canada

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday, August 22nd

Make a mini-lightsaber - 5:00 pm in Room 718
Star Wars Cosplay Meetup – 8:30 pm in the cosplay photo park

Friday, August 23rd

Breaking into comics – 11:00 an in Room 716B
Star Wars Cosplay Meetup – 12:00 pm in the cosplay photo park
Hasbro Presentation: Star Wars – 12:30 pm in Room 705
DK Canada “How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks and Other Survival Skills from a Galaxy Far, Far Away” – 4:00 pm Room 717
Special Presentation with LEGO Star Wars design manager Michael Lee Stockwell – 4:00 pm Room 716B
Make a mini-lightsaber - 5:30 pm in Room 718

Saturday, August 24th

Make a mini-lightsaber - 10:30 pm in Room 718
Star Wars Cosplay Meetup – 12:00 pm in the cosplay photo park
Publishing in the Star Wars Universe – 1:00 pm Room 715B
Charles Soule Book Signing – 2:00 pm Signing Area “B”
“Emily Strikes Back” - A play by Brian Bird – 5:15 pm Room 714B
Creating Iconic Comic Book Covers w/Ashley Witter – 5:45 pm Room 716B

Sunday, August 25th

Star Wars Cosplay Meetup – 12:00 pm in the cosplay photo park
Make a mini-lightsaber - 3:00 pm in Room 718

Fan Expo Canada Star Wars

THE COMPLETE STAR WARS EXPERIENCE

COSPLAY MEETUPS

Whether you're a Whovian or Jedi, a cosplayer, or crafter, you are welcome here! Spend an hour with people who love the same things you do, share your awesome cosplay, find new local Meetup friends, or just take some photos. These themed Meetups are absolutely free and designed to help you connect with people you otherwise might not ever meet.

THE 501ST LEGION, REBEL LEGION & R2 BUILDERS GRAND ASSEMBLY PHOTO

The 501st Legion Canadian Garrison is one of the largest Star Wars costume groups in the world. Witness the largest gathering of Star Wars Characters in one place at FANEXPO Canada and the Rebel Legion Canadian Base join the 501st for their annual Grand Assembly Photo.

501ST LEGION OF STORMTROOPER MARCH

The 501st Legion Canadian Garrison is one of the largest Star Wars costume groups in the world. Witness the largest gathering of Star Wars Characters in one place at FANEXPO Canada and the Rebel Legion Canadian Base join the 501st for their annual Grand Assembly Photo.

R2 BUILDERS

These ARE the droids you are looking for! Get up close and personal with the best Astromech droids around the with R2 Builders club!

REBEL LEGION STAR WARS COSTUME GROUP

Prefer the light side of the Force? We’ve got you covered; the Rebel Legion is here! Get your heroic photo ops, hang out with Star Wars heroes, and help support a great cause!

Go to www.fanexpocanada.com for all the latest and up-to-date news!

See you in Toronto!


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