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Jun 30, 2016

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FAN EXPO CANADA™ WELCOMES MARK HAMILL FOR HIS FIRST CANADIAN APPEARANCE

FAN EXPO CANADA™ WELCOMES MARK HAMILL FOR HIS FIRST CANADIAN APPEARANCE

Line up also includes William Shatner, Kevin Smith, John Cusack, Gillian Anderson, Frank Miller and Stan Lee’s last Canadian appearance

Mark Hamill, the pop culture icon who has carried the Star Wars torch over the past four decades will greet his fans at FAN EXPO CANADA for his first ever Canadian appearance. One of the world’s biggest celebrations of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming, FANEXPO CANADA will welcome fans over Labour Day long weekend September 1-4 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  
 
Hamill joins the (inter) stellar line up of guests including comic industry pioneer Stan Lee, who will make this year’s FAN EXPO CANADA his final Canadian convention appearance. The roster of legendary comic creators goes on with a rare appearance by Joe Quesada, the longest serving Marvel editor-in-chief since Stan Lee, as well as the mind and pencil behind graphic novels-turned blockbuster films such as Sin Cityand 300Frank Miller. It will also be the last opportunity for fans to meet the original Batman and Robin,Adam West and Burt Ward, who will be making Toronto one of their final stops on their farewell tour. The original crew of the Starship Enterprise; William ShatnerGeorge Takei and Nichelle Nichols, will also be at the show to celebrate 50 circles around the sun since Star Trek first premiered in 1969. The multi-talented Kevin Smith will be attending with his Jay and Silent Bob side-kick Jason Mewes as well as Hollywood icon, John Cusack.
 
“The line up of guests this year represents the amazing evolution that we’ve seen over the years in the world of pop culture,” said FAN EXPO HQ Show Director Andrew Moyes. “Fans will have the opportunity to meet everyone from the creators of their favourite heroes and villains to the actors who breathed life into those characters in film and television. We are welcoming Mark Hamill for the first time, we are bidding farewell to Stan Lee for the last time and we are celebrating one of the most popular television shows of all time with the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. There will be no shortage of guests who fans will want to make a part of their ultimate FAN EXPO experience.”
 
FAN EXPO CANADA GUEST HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • MARK HAMILL (Star Wars franchise)
  • STAN LEE (Legendary Creator)
  • JOE QUESADA (former editor-in-chief, Marvel)
  • FRANK MILLER (Sin City, 300)
  • GILLIAN ANDERSON (The X-Files)
  • WILLIAM SHATNER, GEORGE TAKEI, NICHELLE NICHOLS (50th Anniversary of Star Trek)
  • JOHN CUSACK (High Fidelity)
  • KEVIN SMITH, JASON MEWES (Jay and Silent Bob)
  • ADAM WEST, BURT WARD (Batman)
  • CHRISTOPHER LLOYD (Back to the Future)
  • CHARLIE COX (Daredevil)
  • KATE MULGREW (Orange is the New Black)
  • CHARLIE COX, JON BERNTHAL, ELDEN HENSON (Daredevil)
  • HAYLEY ATWELL (Agent Carter)
  • MATTHEW LEWIS (Harry Potter)
  • CARY ELWES (The Princess Bride)
  • DANIELLE PANABAKER (The Flash)
  • JOHN BARROWMAN, KATIE CASSIDY (Arrow)
  • BILLIE PIPER, ALEX KINGSTON, MICHELLE GOMEZ, FREEMA AGYEMAN (Doctor Who)
  • BRENT SPINER (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • BEN MCKENZIE (Gotham)
  • JACK GLEESON (Game of Thrones)
  • ALAN TUDYK, MORENA BACCARIN, JEWEL STAITE (Firefly)
     

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