Family activities at this weekend’s Fan Expo Vancouver

With BC Family Day long weekend approaching, what better way than to spend it with nerds of all ages at the annual Fan Expo Vancouver? There are family rates, and kids under six get in free (kids from six-10 too, just go to the end of the post to see how you can get a coupon).

This year’s event takes place from Feb. 15-17, Sat-Mon, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. It features a full range of celebrity guests and comic-book creators (find out more here), cosplayers, exhibitors and more. Read on to learn about the Family Zone and see some great pics from previous Fan Expos.

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Family activities at this weekend’s Fan Expo Vancouver

Look who’s coming to Fan Expo Vancouver 2020

Stars of the big screen and small are the big draw at Fan Expo Vancouver, a yearly three-day pop-culture event of photo ops, autographs, games, exhibitors, and cosplayers.

This year, the big names at Fan Expo Vancouver (Feb. 15-17 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 999 Canada Place) include Christina Ricci (Addams Family), Tom Welling (Smallville), and Brendan Fraser (Doom Patrol, Encino Man). Other guests include two guys from The Office (Brian Baumgartner and Oscar Nuñez), William B. Davis (X-Files), and Levar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Of course, Fan Expos aren’t just celebrity gawkathons; there’s also a comic-book component, harking back to fan conventions’ roots. They might be strangers to the general public, but several guests will have comics fans rooting through their long-boxes to pull out copies of back issues to be signed. Here’s a look at some of the ink-stained wretches coming to Fan Expo Vancouver 2020.

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Look who’s coming to Fan Expo Vancouver 2020

Tourism Vancouver Interviews Cory Monteith, cast of hit TV show Glee

Cory Monteith

27 year-old actor Cory Monteith plays loveable football-playing songster, Finn Hudson, on the hit TV show Glee. Now a resident of Los Angeles, Monteith called Vancouver home for seven years before his recent catapult to fame. But the proud Canadian admits to loving Vancouver with a passion. “Any chance I get to talk about it, you really can’t shut me up,” says Monteith. “I spend as much time as I can there and [will definitely be] home for the holidays.” We asked Monteith to share his Van-city secrets…

When you think of Vancouver, what is the first thing that comes to mind?A big deep breath of completely clean, damp air.

What Vancouver neighbourhoods have you lived in and which are your favourites? Kitsilano, West End, Yaletown, Granville/Broadway… I love the West End. It’s a lot like Manhattan, actually! But friendlier and cleaner.

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Tourism Vancouver Interviews Cory Monteith, cast of hit TV show Glee