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Fan Expo Regina 2017

2016 ATTRACTIONS

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!

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!

WOLFCOP 2 SNEAK PEEK & CREATOR PRESENTATION

The creative team from the international cult phenomenon made in Saskatchewan, WOLFCOP will be in attendance for Regina Fan Expo to discuss the first film and its upcoming sequel!  Writer/director Lowell Dean, the producers and Lou Garou himself, Leo Fafard will be in attendance to discuss, answer questions and give attendees an exclusive SNEAK PEEK of the highly anticipated… WOLFCOP 2!

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! 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.

COSPLAY COMMUNITY PANEL WITH COSPLAY GUEST YELAINA

Yelaina Presents: The good, the bad, and the ugly of Cosplay! Don't worry about the cosplay mistakes you've made; consider them lessons learned! Yelaina 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.

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! 

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!

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.

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.

THE TRIFECTA TILT TOURNAMENT

Three games. One Champion...The games will be Ticket To Ride, Carcassonne and Machi Koro.If you are not familiar with all of these games, there will be a short rules briefing before each round for less experienced players. There is no expansion play during the tournament, so only the basic rules are necessary to play.Click here for all the details and sign up! Brought to you by SaskGames.

LEARN TO PLAY STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURE GAME

Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of crafts, to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission.

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! Sessions scheduled each day beginning at 1:30pm & 3:30pm. 

WARHAMMER 40,000 DEMO

Warhammer 40,000 is a tabletop miniature wargame produced by Games Workshop, set in a dystopian science-fantasy universe. Warhammer 40,000's space-fantasy is set in a fictional universe in the forty-first millennium. Its various factions and races include the Imperium of Man, Orks, Eldar, Tyranids, Daemons, Tau and others.

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.

LEARN TO PLAY PATHFINDER

Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is an evolution of the 3.5 rules set of the world's oldest fantasy roleplaying game, designed using the feedback of tens of thousands of gamers just like you.

LEARN TO PLAY STAR WARS: ARMADA MINIATURE GAME

Rebel and Imperial fleets fight for the fate of the galaxy in Star Wars™: Armada, the two-player miniatures game of epic Star Wars space battles! Massive Star Destroyers fly to battle against Rebel corvettes and frigates. Banks of turbolasers unleash torrential volleys of fire against squadrons of X-wings and TIEs. Engineering teams race to route additional power to failing shields. Laser blasts and explosions flare across the battlefield. Even a single ship can change the tide of battle.

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. 

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