The original Hulk and Buffy are coming to the Fan Expo Vancouver. What more do you want?

Hellboy’s Ron Perlman (right) is coming to Fan Expo Vancouver. But don’t ask him about Hellboy.

Each year, Halloween comes a little early for Vancouver geeks and freaks. Fan Expo Vancouver (Oct. 12-14 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place) is a three-day wonderland of comics, animation, sci-fi, horror, gaming and more.

This year, featured guests include the original Hulk, the original Buffy, and the new Aquaman. See below for more.

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The original Hulk and Buffy are coming to the Fan Expo Vancouver. What more do you want?

William Shatner, Carrie Fisher and Shannen Doherty announced for Fan Expo Vancouver 2015

William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek.

William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek.

Princess Leia, Captain Kirk and, uhm, Brenda Walsh will be among the guests at this year’s Vancouver Fan Expo. And for the first time, it will be the real – or at least, original – versions of Leia and Kirk, and not people in costumes. (We’re not sure if anyone’s turned up in the guise of Beverley Hills 90210’s Brenda Walsh, but probably.)

So William Shatner, Carrie Fisher and Shannen Doherty – those are three big names. But who else is coming to this year’s Fan Expo Vancouver? Well, plenty, as it turns out.

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15 Fun Things To Do In Vancouver In April 2013

Taiko drummers. Photo: Flickr user cking

Taiko drummers. Photo: Flickr user cking

Spring in Vancouver is underway. The pink carpet of cherry petals covering city sidewalks is a dead giveaway. With more fair weather days, it’s going to be harder and harder to commit to activities beyond impromptu sunshine frolics and lazy patio lounging. But we’ll try and tempt you nonetheless.

April in Vancouver brings a barrage of fun things to do including the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, April 4-30, with the allstar event-within-an-event, the Sakura Days Japan Fair April 6-7. Sakura Days features a stunning amount of tasty Japanese cuisine, from bento to street food like takoyaki (octopus batter balls) and Japadogs, alongside cultural demos.

Other must-attends? Vancouver Fan Expo, which summons an unlikely cast of Lord of the Rings, Walking Dead and Battlestar Galactica celebs to the waterfront Vancouver Convention Centre, April 20-21. You or someone you know is probably participating in Canada’s largest 10k race, the Vancouver Sun Run, April 21. And let’s not forget the Vancouver’s glamourous green style event, Eco Fashion Week, April 22-24.

You may also be curious about Tattoo & Scrimshaw, the new Vancouver Maritime Museum exhibit, that made headlines with its “whale bone porn.”

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15 Fun Things To Do In Vancouver In April 2013