Fan Expo Vancouver - Media Talking Points

Location:
Vancouver Convention Centre; 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

Times:
Saturday, April 21, 2012 - Sunday, April 22, 2012 10 am to 7 pm April 21; 10 am to 5pm April 22  

Tickets:
Single Day tickets $20 | Weekend Pass $30
Kids 12 and under are free

What:
Fan Expo Vancouver is uniting all fans of comics, gaming, anime, horror, and sci-fi. For years fans have been asking Fan Expo Canada to come to Vancouver. Comicon Hollywood North has final arrived! Tickets go on sale February 21, 2012.

  • As Fan Expo Canada (Toronto) celebrates its 18th year, it is now expanding to the West Coast with Fan Expo Vancouver.
  • Fan Expo Vancouver is an all-ages playground for fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming.
  • Thousands of fans will flock to meet sci-fi stars, geek-out over new video games and snap pictures with other fans dressed as their favourite characters.
  • Each genre has its own schedule of unique activities such as: gaming tournaments, Q&A sessions with celebrity guests, artist competitions ("Sketching Duels"), workshops, portfolio reviews and more.
  • Fan Expo Vancouver is happy to be hosting the SPACE Channel this year as they debut the cast of SPACE's new original series, PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD, that is currently in production in Vancouver.

Special Guests:
      * Adam West (Batman)
      * Burt Ward (Robin)
      * Billy Campbell (The Killing)
      * Kristen Bauer (True Blood)
      * Colleen Clinkenbeard (Fullmetal Alchemist)
      * Veronica Taylor (Pokemon)
      * Richard Cox (Inu Yasha)
      * Trevor Devall (Mobile Suit Gundam)
      * Mike McFarland (Dragonball Z)
      * Brian Froud (Bakugan & Jimmy Two Shoes)
      * Mike Choi (DC/Marvel Artist)
      * Pia Guerra (Y the Last Man)
      * Ian Boothby (Simpsons)
      * Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
      * Michael Dorn, John Delancie, Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: TNG)
      * …and more 

Key Attractions: The best ways to geek out on the weekend and buy cool stuff:
      * Celebrity Autographs & Photo Ops
      * Celebrity Q & A's
      * Sketching Duels
      * Costumes
      * Workshops & Seminars
      * Web Series for Grown Ups
      * Artist Alley
      * Retailer & Exhibitor Area
      * Voice Acting 101
      * Ultimate Fan Expo Party
      * Horror Author Panels
      * The 501st Legion: Star Wars Photo Session
      * Sci-Fi Fantasy Author Panels and Readings

Canadian Videogame Awards Talking Points

  • Fan Expo is proud to be hosting the 3rd annual Canadian Videogame Awards on April 21, 2012 
  • As the third largest developer of videogames in the world, Vancouver is the perfect location for this year's Canadian Videogame Awards.
  • The event will honour and celebrate the best and brightest in Canadian videogames and will be broadcast across the country on G4 Canada and CityTV through the Rogers Network.
  • The Canadian Videogame Awards are produced by Reboot Communications and Greedy Productions and are officially endorsed by DigiBC and the Entertainment Software Association of Canada. 

CVA Schedule of Events
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
VIP Reception – 7:00pm
Awards Commence – 7:45pm

Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Dress Code: Casual to Semi-Formal

Media Enquiries:  778.737.6877
Shelley Mantei  shelley[at]mediatonicpr[dot]com  
Neesha Hothi neesha[at]mediatonicpr[dot]com