In it’s 19th year, this was the biggest Canada Fan Expo as the thousands of geeks and those interested in geek culture congregated at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre over the 4 day festivities for everything science fiction, gaming, comics, anime, sports and of course, cosplay.
Highlights from this year’s Fan Expo included:
- Over 100,000 fans attended, 22% more than last year
- First time both the North and South Buildings of the MTCC were full of Fan Expo
- Mayor Rob Ford arm wrestling the one and only Hulk Hogan. Ford won. See video below.
- This was the first year that “Sports Expo” was added including photo ops with athletes such as Roberto Alomar.
- Over 900 retailers and exhibitors which is 200 more than 2012
- Hands on previews of the Microsoft XBox One and the more distant Sony Playstation 4.
Next year is the Fan Expo’s 20th anniversary so you can be sure it will be even bigger. The date’s already set as Aug 28-31, 2014. For more info visit www.fanexpocanada.com
— Ashley Capon (@ashleycapon) August 24, 2013
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— Fan Expo Canada (@FanExpoCanada) August 28, 2013
Here’s the video of Mayor Rob Ford wrestling Hulk Hogan by Sports Net Canada