Considered by many to be the “Comic Con” of Canada, Fan Expo Canada™ humbly began as the Canadian National Comic Book Expo in 1995. Growing from one genre with 1500 fans to a multifaceted show connecting over 80,000 fans, Fan Expo Canada™ is currently the 3rd largest pop culture event in North America!
Timeline and Growth:
1995 – the inaugural Canadian National Comic Book Expo (1,500 fans)
1998 – The Canadian National Anime Expo was added (7,000 fans)
1999 – The Science Fiction Expo is added (9,700 fans)
2004 – Rue Morgue’s “Festival of Fear” Horror expo joins in (28,000 fans)
2005 – Gaming Expo joins the event (40,000 fans)
2006 – rebranded as FAN EXPO CANADA™ featuring Comic, Sci-Fi, Anime, Horror and Gaming (43,000 fans)
The success of Fan Expo Canada™ is not only due to its unique content but also its growing, diverse community.
Now entering its 18th year, Fan Expo Canada™ showcases over 700 exhibitors and sprawls over 400,000 square feet of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre!
I went for the first time this year and I had a blast! It brought back so many childhood memories. I ended up buying a light saber for $120 and a Gundam model kit. I'm definitely going back again next year for sure