Fan Expo 2019 – It’s Almost Time

It’s hard to believe that the summer is drawing to a close. Here in Toronto that means the CNE, more barbecues, more patio time, and for geeks of all walks of life and fandoms Fan Expo. Housed in the sprawling Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and occupying both North and South buildings, the Expo is always…

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…

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. Still, 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 not only our attendance as fans, but in our coverage as media of Fan Expo. We’ve…

John Carpenter’s Halloween 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray

  One of my fave John Carpenter films (see my revisit here) gets a gorgeous blu-ray treatment from Anchor Bay in time for its 35th Anniversary! With a HD transfer supervised by the film’s cinematographer Dean Cundey, who whether you know the name or not, has probably been responsible for the way some of your favorite…

Fan Expo Day 2

So welcome to Day 2 of our annual Geekfest, which for Sue and I tends to be better than Christmas!! We saw lots of fun stuff today! And got to have some of our photo ops done, more on that in a second… There was some great stuff to be seen today (and cool filters…

Polaris 26

Polaris is a fan run convention and has been going solidly for 26 years. It is a quieter more intimate affair than the wondrous eye-dazzler that is Fan Expo. This year, Sue and I were offered media passes to the event thanks to the show’s head of media Evelina Kuczer, and were delighted to attend…

Wizard World Toronto Comic Con – Sue’s Thoughts

I’m just gonna put this out there right off the bat: I go to cons a lot. As often as financially possible, really. For the past several years, conventions and film festivals have kind of been my thing. And collecting things – prop replicas, toys and the like. Yep…I am a big nerd. More or…