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  FAN EXPO CANADA™ ANNOUNCES 2014 CELEBRITY GUESTS
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07/15/2014
 


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TORONTO, ON (July 15, 2014) – One of the largest pop culture extravaganza’s in the world is back  August 28 to 31, 2014! FAN EXPO Canada™ will cover every inch of the 750,000 sq ft at the  Metro Toronto Convention Centre with comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming. The all-ages event will be packed with autographs, photo sessions and Q&A panels with celebrity guests, sketch duels, cosplay, workshops such as special effects/make-up, and retail and exhibitor areas bursting with rare comics and collectibles as well as the latest nerd-wear and tech-gear.

“This year’s celebrity line-up brings the most iconic names in film and TV together under one roof including living legends William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Stan Lee, and Adam West," said FAN EXPO HQ President Steve Menzie. “This year will also add another level of fandom with a new generation of sub-culture royalty Stephen Amell, Ian Somerhalder, and pro-cosplayers and YouTube sensations like Yaya Han.”

The four-day event will host cast reunions guaranteed to give fans mind-blowing nerdgasms. For the first time in Canada Ray Wise, Sheryl Lee and Sherilynn Fenn from the critically acclaimed Twin Peaks will be in attendance. Fans can lose sleep over the man who has starred in their nightmares as the infamous Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) returns. He’s also bringing his victims Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) and Lt. Thompson (John Saxon) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of A Nightmare on Elm Street. And gosh! The Napoleon Dynamite cast will be there too.  

FAN EXPO CANADA™ CELEBRITY GUESTS INCLUDE:

  • WILLIAM SHATNER (Star Trek)
  • PATRICK STEWART (Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Men)
  • RICHARD DREYFUSS (Jaws)
  • STAN LEE (Spider-Man, X-Men)
  • NATHAN FILLION (Castle, Firefly/Serenity)
  • BRUCE CAMPBELL (Evil Dead)
  • ELIJAH WOOD (The Lord of the Rings)
  • ADAM WEST, BURT WARD (Batman)
  • DANAI GURIRA, LAUREN COHAN, MICHAEL ROOKER (The Walking Dead)
  • ROBERT ENGLUND, HEATHER LANGENKAMP, JOHN SAXON (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • DAVE BAUTISTA – aka “Batista” (WWE, Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • HULK HOGAN (WWE Superstar)
  • RAY PARK (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, X-Men, G.I. Joe)
  • RAY WISE, SHERYL LEE, SHERILYNN FENN (Twin Peaks)
  • T.J. THYNE (Bones)
  • TED RAIMI (Evil Dead, Spider-Man)
  • JON HEDER, EFREN RAMIREZ (Napoleon Dynamite)
  • YAYA HAN, JESSICA NIGRI, MEG TURNEY ( Celebrity Cosplayers)
  • MATT SMITH (Doctor Who)
  • STEPHEN AMELL (Arrow)
  • IAN SOMERHALDER (Vampire Diaries)
 

For a complete list of guests, info and tickets, visit: www.fanexpocanada.com

Media accreditation: www.fanexpocanada.com/press

FAN EXPO Canada™ boasts the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Canada, the third largest in North America. It is packed with exciting family-friendly activities and celebrity guests including Stan Lee ( X-Men; Spider-Man), Patrick Stewart ( Star Trek: The Next Generation), Richard Dreyfuss ( Jaws), Stephen Amell ( Arrow), Ian Somerhalder ( The Vampire Diaries), Danai Gurira ( The Walking Dead), and more! The pop culture extravaganza expects to host over 125,000 fans at 750,000 sq ft of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the four-day event August 28-31, 2014. www.fanexpocanada.com

FAN EXPO HQ is the largest entertainment convention group in the country and one of the largest in the world. Collectively it hosts almost 250,000 fans annually at FAN EXPO Canada™, FAN EXPO Vancouver™, FAN EXPO Regina™; Toronto ComiCon, Dallas Comic Con, and three Dallas shows.

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