Saturday, April 28, 2012

Vancouver Fan Expo 2012

The last time I went to a large scale comic convention in Vancouver was in 1999. The highlights included an appearance by Comic artist JIM LEE and AL Simmons of SPAWN fame.
It was called Pacific Comicon & the place was small & hot.
Jim Lee Resident Evil comic cover (got mine signed Pacific Comicon 1999)
Al Simmons of SPAWN (pic courtesy SPAWN.COM)
Fast forward 13 years & the city has come in to it's own after hosting the 2009 winter Olympics,Stanly cup playoffs and other successful events. It was just a matter of time before another convention returned to the city.

Enter The Fan Expo! It's been around for some time, but until now has been on the east coast of Canada. This is it's first time ever in Vancouver B.C. and I must say it was a huge Success!

Highlights included appearances by Adam West & Burt Ward,Kevin Sorbo,Michael Dorn and Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno waits to take a pic with a fan 

Michael Dorn (STAR TREK Next Generation) chats with fans

Adam West (origional Batman/Family guys Mayor West) signs for fans!

There was an original Batmobile on hand & voice actors from tv and video games. A few Comic artists/writers were also on hand although I wish there were more. The new convention center Made a perfect venue for the Expo. It was two days of Comicon type heaven! I can't wait till next year-it's gonna be nuts! 
Origional Batmobile on hand! (Replica)
Remember the fire that used to shoot out this sucker!
Me in the origional Batmobile! Ridin Dirty!
BBOP & ROCKSTEADY from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & me represent!

STAR WARS section of the EXPO!
More STAR WARS characters on hand!
Victor Lucas (EP Daily/Reviews on the Run/G4 tv) with my Daughter & myself
The voice of SOLID SNAKE (David Hayter) from the Metal Gear Solid series takes time for a pic with yours truly!
Toy Trader retail display. Fan Expo floor
Me with Independant video game developer & Nintendo WII USA developer
Super sayians inform me of ANIME REVOLUTION coming THIS AUGUST 17! feat GUNDAM,SAILOR MOON,POKEMON,etc. I'll be there without a doubt!
Thanks for checking! Be back wit coverage of ANIME REVOLUTION in AUGUST! PEACE!

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