Holy Toledo, Batman!
Adam West and Burt Ward, the original Batman and Robin duo from the hit ’60s TV series, will be in Vancouver April 21-22 for the 2012 Fan Expo Vancouver.
The event is an all-ages playground for lovers of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming. Fanboys (and girls) will have the chance to meet celebrity guests, get autographs and rare memorabilia, and mingle with their fellow diehards (many in full costume) inside the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Plus, you can indulge your inner gamer by attending the third annual Canadian Videogame Awards on April 21. Honouring the best and brightests game developers, writers and composers, the event will be broadcast on City TV.
So – aside from the geriatric Dynamic Duo (Batman’s now 83; Robin’s 66) – who else can you expect to see at Fan Expo?
Trekkies will rejoice at the chance to meet sundry stars from the iconic Star Trek: The Next Generation series. In attendance will be the inimitable Q (played by John Delancie) and Worf (played by Michael Dorn).
Marvel Comic lovers can get their green on by shaking hands with Lou Ferrigno, the Incredible Hulk from the late 1970s TV series.
Admit it: Weren’t we all Buffy the Vampire Slayer addicts? Xander from the cult TV series (played by Nicholas Brendon) will be on hand. Not to mention the guy who played Boba Fett in the Star Wars movies, Jeremy Bulloch.
Other highlights include seminars and workshops sure to satisfy even hardcore fans. Literary types can sit in on horror and sci-fi author panels. Aspiring voice actors can take a Voice Acting 101 lesson. And collectors can impulse-buy to their hearts’ content at the retail and exhibitor area.
Anyone going to Fan Expo? Who are you hoping to see?