I’m back!! / My Fan Expo Canada 2017 Highlights

Hi everyone! I’m back! 🙂

NEW LOOK!  SAME LOW CALORIES!!  😉

I’ve been wanting to change my format for a while. I hope that you all like it.  🙂

August went by quickly, and the biggest highlight for us was our annual pilgrimage to Fan Expo Canada. This year, we got autographs from Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen, Arrow), Tom Cavanagh (H.R./Harry Wells, The Flash) and a family selfie with Maurice LaMarche (Brain, Pinky and the Brain) (which will be on my Facebook page once we go through the photos). My oldest got two autographs from voice actors Charlet Chung (D.Va, Overwatch) and Bryce Papenbrook (Attack on Titan, Seven Deadly Sins, Sword Art Online).

While there, we also attended a Twisted Toonz script reading of The Princess Bride. Fortunately, someone in the audience recorded the event, which I will now present for your viewing pleasure. This type of reading takes scenes from a famous movie, and uses the voices that have made these actors famous. Voice talent was provided by Maurice LaMarche, Nolan North, Jennifer Hale and David Hayter. It isn’t as PG as the movie. Some of the voices are The Brain, Jason Stratham, Gary Busey, Dory, William Shatner, Solid Snake, Sean Connery, Foghorn Leghorn…you get the idea.  😉

It gets rather silly and is worth watching all the way through. However, if you don’t want to watch all of it, skip to 21:00 for Jennifer’s version of Dory the fish from Finding Nemo, watch what happens at 32:00 and Nolan’s Gary Busey with David’s Sean Connery at 35:00. Unfortunately, the audio is a little out of sync by this point.

 

Check out YouTube for other readings.

Artists Alley was fantastic as always, with some new acquisitions, such as comic cover originals from our friend Ken Wheaton. I picked up this new indie comic Neon Black, created by Toronto writer/artist Kevin Briones, along with the help of  fellow artist Paul Limgenco, and my husband and I both picked up some of their prints as well (the first pair are Kevin’s, the next pair, Paul’s). Added to this, the adorable art of Geeky Pet artist Alana McCarthy  and three more prints from one of my husband’s favourites, Chasing Artwork. 

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Finally, no convention is complete without the cosplay. I don’t have permission from those I photographed to share it here, so here’s the link to the Fan Expo Canada Facebook page. It’s worth checking out!

Whew! Okay, I think that covers it. As always, feel free to leave a comment below.

Until next time!

Text © Written In Geek blog (2017) All rights reserved
Pictures © Written In Geek blog, used with subject’s permission or under public domain (2017) – feature image and slideshow are mine, video courtesy of YouTube.

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