Spanning comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming, Fan Expo Canada is the largest such event in Canada and the third largest in North America. Organizers expect more than 125,000 fans over the four-day event from August 28-31 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and some of them will be there for Canadian TV stars.
Among the CanCon Â is a spotlight on Degrassi (stretching the genre definition unless it’s taken a turn since I last watched), the upcoming Killjoys, plusÂ Lost Girl, Bitten and Total Drama Island.
The Expo ends with The Two Captains — Patrick Stewart and William Shatner — fresh off the debut of HBO Canada’s William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge.
TV, eh?‘s own Greg David will be moderating two panels at Fan Expo Canada on Saturday, one for Murdoch Mysteries and one for stars of Showcase’s biggest shows including Lost Girl and Haven.
Meet the stars of this season’s Showcase television series
Greg will leadÂ Anna Silk (Lost Girl), Lucas Bryant (Haven), Kyra Zagorsky (Helix) and Trenna Keating (Defiance) in aÂ discussion of the sci-fi genre and its popularity.
Meet the cast of Murdoch Mysteries
Following the Showcase panel, Greg will host aÂ panel and Q&A session with the cast of Murdoch Mysteries, which will include an exclusive preview of Season 8. Expected to attend are HÃ©lÃ¨ne Joy (Dr. Julia Ogden), Jonny Harris (Constable George Crabtree), Georgina Reilly (Dr. Emily Grace), Arwen Humphreys (Margaret Brackenreid) and Lachlan Murdoch (Constable Henry Higgins). The new season premieres on CBC this fall.
Planning to go?
For more information and to buy tickets, see the Fan Expo Canada website.