Fan Expo 2018: An Exploration of Fandom, Age,and Being a Geek

There are few things that portend the end of summer for me more than Toronto’s Fan Expo, falling around the Labor Day Weekend it is one last big sendup and celebration of countless fandoms. And this year Expo made sure to pull out all the stops, there were celebrities and panels, parties and purchases that…

The Mind Reels & Travelers

The science fiction drama Travelers from creator Brad Wright returns for Season 2 tonight at 9pm on Showcase. And believe me you want to tune in, because wow what a start to the new season! With stunning revelations, and great characters this winner, starring Eric McCormack, Nesta Cooper, MacKenzie Porter, Jared Abrahamson, Reilly Dolman and…

Star Wars Made Easy (2017) – Christian Blauvelt

DK Canada unleashes the Force with their playful and entertaining Star Wars Made Easy. Positioning itself as A Beginner’s Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, for that rare person who has never seen any of the films, Vlauvelt’s book is a lot of fun, embracing the fun that is an inherent part of the…

Fan Expo 2017

Dichotomy. Juxtaposition. Privilege. Hope. One wouldn’t necessarily associate all of these words with a gathering of groups of people who are coming together to celebrate their fandoms. But as Toronto’s Fan Expo 2017 came to its conclusion, these are the words that leapt to mind unbidden. Privilege springs to mind, because my co-host and I…

We’re 5 Years Old Today!!

I just wanted to take a quick moment to recognize that this is the 5th anniversary of The Mind Reels (!). We started small, and didn’t start doing daily posts until January or February of our first year. Since then, every single day there has been a post, where we share thoughts, memories, and review…

Fan Expo 2016: The Interviews

Sue and I had a great time at Fan Expo, and thanks to the fine folk at Vistek, who outfitted us (check out their rentals, and their store here in Toronto), we got some great images, and some wonderful interviews from the press day organised by Touchwood PR check them out below. First up we…

Fan Expo 2016 – The Mind Reels Return

  This time next week, Sue and I will be enjoying all that is Fan Expo, Toronto’s biggest, celebrity filled geek-fest! I love going to Expo, and for the past few years, we’ve been fortunate enough the be able to cover this celebration of all the things we love as press, thank you to all…

Fan Expo Canada 2016 Preview

  Thanks once again to Touchwood PR, The Mind Reels will be covering Fan Expo Canada as press! I am particularly grateful this year, as it’s the first time since 2005 that I haven’t been able to purchase a pass for the weekend, and was not sure if I would be able to attend at…

Fan Expo 2015

  It’s that time of year again, and if you blink… it’s over. And that’s what I realized this morning, just like that Fan Expo is done for another year. Sigh.┬áStill, it was a really enjoyable year as Sue, Lindsay and I dove into geekdom, and chatted with a number of great people, saw some…

Fan Expo 2015

  For some people, it’s Christmas, for others, it’s the smell of freshly sharpened pencils signifying the start of another school year… this weekend, is one of my favorite celebrations… Fan Expo. Sue and I have been very lucky in┬ánot only our attendance as fans, but in our coverage as media of Fan Expo. We’ve…