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Fan Expo Regina 2017

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THE OFFICIAL FAN EXPO AFTER PARTY

An exclusive event! Join us Saturday, May 6th @ 9pm for the Official Fan Expo After Party at The Artful Dodger, 1631 11th Ave. Music by top DJ, drink specials, dance floor and some very special guests! Dress code: Stylish or cosplay! $10 in advance only! Click here to buy now! 19+

FAN EXPO KICK OFF PARTY

An exclusive event! Join us Friday, May 5th @ 9pm for the Official Fan Expo Kick Off Party at The Nest Piano Bar, 4440 Albert St. Talented Pianists will be play all your favourite songs from film and television LIVE! Dress code: Stylish or cosplay! Free Admission. 19+ only.

AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

A perfect opportunity to get that special something signed by your favourite celebrity! NOTE: guests charge additional fees for an autograph. A reminder that Celebrities are scheduled only for Photo Ops, Autographing is done at their booths throughout the show hours, not on a strict schedule.

CELEBRITY PHOTO SESSIONS

Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favourite celebrity! This is the only way to get a beautiful 8x10 glossy photo of you with one of our guests in an intimate setting. NOTE: guests charge additional fees for photo-ops.

CELEBRITY Q&A

Get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities! These unique sessions give fans a chance to ask questions and get answers to Hollywood’s best-kept secrets - from the celebs themselves. Prepare to be wowed and learn about how the biggest names in the industry got to the top!

SKETCHING DUELS

Check out your favourite comic artists as they go “pen to pen”! All the original art produced live, goes up for grabs once they’re done! An amazing experience to witness; these friendly competitions show who has the edge in the world of comic book illustration! 

COSTUME CONTEST

This exciting event features creative fans showcasing their original costumes derived from the comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and fantasy worlds – all on stage for a chance to win bragging rights. From caped-crusaders to hot anime characters, be awed as a spectator or strut your stuff on stage. One of the most popular events of the weekend, so don't miss it! Sign up to enter at the Registration desk near the Gaming Area from Noon to 4pm on Saturday! Contest starts at 5pm on the Main Stage!

T.I.E. INTERCEPTOR PROP MODEL

Visit the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers display booth and behold the ultimate Star Wars prop, a large-scale model of a T.I.E. Interceptor like the one piloted by Darth Vader and featured in several Star Wars films! Trivia question: What does T.I.E. stand for anyway?

ARTIST ALLEY

Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all of your favourite pencillers, inkers and writers. This is a “must experience area” for anyone interested in meeting the rising stars and the people who work the front lines of the industry! Here, you’ll find it all: comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art and sketches!

THE 501st LEGION: STAR WARS PHOTO BOOTH

A great chance for fans to get up close and get photos with Vader, Boba, and those lovable Stormtroopers! Large scale Props of the T.I.E. Interceptor and a Gun Turret from the Battle of Hoth! What?! Feel free to wear your own costume and show off! It's all good!

STEAMPUNK ARTISANS

What began as a literary sub-genre has become a full-fledged flavour of cosplay! With a little Victorian inspiration, a dash of the fantastic and good pair of goggles, the possibilities are endless! Fantastic gadgets, costume pieces and accessories are all available for sale from our wonderful attending artisans. When you are asked out on the street, "WHERE did you get that?" You can smugly reply "Why, Fan Expo of course."

AUTHOR BOOK SIGNINGS

Incredible authors assemble at Fan Expo every year, and those who sculpt the realms of sci-fi / fantasy fiction share their thoughts on why their stories draw so many passionate readers. Whether the setting is Space Opera, Steampunk, Near Future or an Alternate History, these best-selling and award winning writers make us believe.

RETAILER AREA

Specializing in comics, anime, gaming, science fiction and horror, our retailers are bringing the newest and most rare goods on the market today. Find the missing book or DVD in your collection, or get a complete set at prices you’ll never find elsewhere. Fan Expo will make sure you leave with your hands full.

SMALL PRESS INDY MARKET

The Indy Market for small press area brings a fine line up of independent comic book, zine and other related small press publishers. This Indy Market is just the place for you to meet the next up and coming talent in the comic world! Looking for something with edge and a do it yourself spirit? Start here!

MEET YOUR FAVOURITE ANIME VOICE ACTORS

The actors that provide the voices of your favourite Anime characters will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos and meet with their fans. They have developed a well-deserved reputation for being most amiable and enthusiastic! 

GET YOUR COMICS SIGNED

Dig through your collection or visit some of the vendors at Fan Expo Regina for elusive back issues and graphic novels by our many creator guests. Note: some guests may have autograph fees and/or signing limits. Please check with creators individually.

COSTUMES! COSTUMES! COSTUMES!

Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it is known, is a BIG part of Fan Expo weekend. Literally hundreds of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don't be shy; get your photo taken with all your favourite characters or come dressed up yourself!

PROFESSIONAL AUTHOR PANELS

Some of our great professional author guests assemble to compare and contrast their storytelling experiences in the ever-changing market of speculative fiction. Themes, influences, and lessons learned. Discussions on many topics but one that is universally shared: passion. 

REBEL GUN TURRET FROM THE PLANET HOTH PROP

Come and get your Star Wars fantasy photo-op at the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers display booth as they will have a large-scale prop of the Rebel Gun Turret like the one featured in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back!

COSPLAY 101 PANEL WITH QUEEN CITY COSPLAY

Be sure to have your questions ready when you join the members of Queen City Cosplay for this great Q & A. Our experts have years of experience and solutions to real life cosplay situations. Learn a series of helpful hints on how to get the most out of your cosplaying experience. Subjects will include the basics on Fabrics, Make-up, bodypainting, Armour and Prop building.

COSPLAY PANEL WITH VIVID VISION

Vivid Presents: The good, the bad, and the ugly of Cosplay! Don't worry about the cosplay mistakes you've made; consider them lessons learned! Vivid invites you to join her in an open discussion about what works and what doesn't. Let's all share the do's and don'ts of Cosplay.

MEET THE REGINA COSTUME LEAGUE COSPLAY PANEL

Cosplay has become more than a hobby for some, sort of a lifestyle if you will. Who could have seen cosplay events and conventions becoming yearly and sometimes monthly thing? Join the members of the Regina Costume League for this insightful panel on how the cosplay community has grown and how to get involved. A great resource for newcomers to find support on building or buying your own costumes and to find out about all the charity work cosplayers do.

GAMING PANEL: THE PLAYS THE THING!

Board games are arguably more popular than they have ever been, and there is a thriving community of board gamers and game designers right here in the Queen City. Listen to local Regina board game enthusiasts talk about how they got into board games, their favourite games, the current trends about which they are most excited, some of the benefits and challenges of being a board gamer, and the future of the hobby, as well as the processes and challenges of being a board game designer and the many lessons they learn along the way.

LEARN HOW TO PLAY A DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

You've heard of Dungeons & Dragons, but you've never had the chance to learn about it? Now you do! Visit the newly expanded Gaming Area at Fan Expo Regina and learn how to play from our friendly and experienced onsite instructors. It's time for you to include yourself in the biggest Role Playing Game in universe! 

BOARD GAMING AREA & LIBRARY

A great addition to a stellar gaming lineup includes traditional Board Games like Fun Farm, Flash Point, Pandemic, Lost Island, Dominion, Werewolf, Resistance, Coup, Love Letter, Wizard, Flux, Lost Legacy, Blokus, Little Italy, King of Tokyo /New York and many more. Sign out any game you like from our vast Library. Learn to play onsite or meet up with some brand new players and make some new friends! All included with your Fan Expo admission.

ORIGINAL ART, SKETCHES & ART PRINTS

Many of our artist guests and Artist Alley creators will have original art, art prints and be producing original sketches and commissions for fans at Fan Expo Regina. Note: Fees vary, please check with creators individually for prices and availability.

POKEMON GO LURE PARTY

Don't miss the Pokemon Go Lure Party at 5pm Saturday just outside the Convention Center's main Entrance!

FAN FAVOURITE COSPLAYERS

Fan Expo Regina wouldn't be complete without the help of some great Cosplayers! Cosplaying all weekend, running panels, taking photos and having fun!

GUNDAM MODEL TABLETOP DISPLAY

See beautifully crafted scale models of all your favourite Gundam all in one place! The attention to detail is incredible to see up close and the talented model builders themselves will be on hand to explain their fasinating work. Be sure to bring your camera too!

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