It’s less than one month until Geekfest 09! That’s the annual trip with some friends from Buffalo to Toronto’s Fan Expo Canada. Around 50,000 people attend the show making it absolutely packed and a massive wave of unwashed masses.
I missed last year due to work, but this year nothing is stopping me. This year Fan Expo Canada runs from August 28th through the 30th and we’ll be there every day soaking in the fun.
A great convention mixing Comic Books, Video Games, Anime, Horror, and Science Fiction, this show has something for everyone. It’s always a great time. And this year it kicks off Geek Week as the next weekend I’ll be traveling to Penny Arcade Expo 09 in Seattle (we’ll be covering that as well).
We’ll be counting down to the debauchery great time with a reflection on Geekfest pasts, ’06 and ’07. But first a look ahead as to what’s coming this year.
Exclusives – Usually some decent exclusives this year sees:
Ultimate Avengers #1 Sketch Variant
Tales of the Fallen: Transformers #1 Megan Fox Variant
Green Lantern Blackest Night Lithograph <– this is the one I want
Star Trek: Nero #1 Spock Variant
Storm Hawks Limited Edition AshCan Fan Expo Variant
The Show is Pseudo Green
Every year the mounds of trash grows (it’s impressive really). But this year the Expo has introduced a reusable, recycled bag. Good for them, hopefully other shows follow the lead.
Other then artists alley I rarely go for the guests. The entertainment of watching people interact with the guests is pure entertainment though. Check out the site for a complete list that’s constantly updated.
The Food and City
Toronto is one of my favorite places. I’ve had a blast not just of past Fan Expos but also the numerous road trips there with friends. It’s a city that has everything. Even the street meat is good. Dog, fries, coke, simple as that.