Pop Culture’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Icons Added to Powerhouse Lineup at 2011 Fan Expo Canada™
Stars of True Blood and Harry Potter join C-P3O, The Six Million Dollar Man and Hercules on SFX Science Fiction Expo Stage
Toronto, ON (May 11, 2011) – Fan Expo Canada™, Canada’s largest gaming, horror, comic, science fiction and anime event, today announced a star-studded lineup of science fiction celebrities that is sure to thrill fans of all ages. The Science Fiction Expo spotlights a plethora of television and film idols spanning generations including
Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man), Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) as well as today’s hottest fantasy stars such as True Blood’s Sam Trammell, Harry Potter’s Tom Felton and Sci-Fi “it” girls Eliza Dushku and Katee Sackhoff.
Original Star Wars actor, Anthony Daniels, who played CP3O, joins the weekend-long “Celebrating Star Wars” programming featuring 501st Legion, The Droid Hunt, Masquerade, Lightsaber Duel demonstrations, video presentations, costume and prop making workshops, photo sessions and more!
Also announced, returning by popular demand is Fan Expo Canada’s Steampunk programming – a growing sub-genre of Sci-Fi, inspired by the industrial Victorian era. The introduction of STEAMPUNK to last year’s event drew massive crowds of enthusiasts from all corners of the world.
The SFX Science Fiction Expo Celebrity Guests Include:
· ANTHONY DANIELS (C-3PO in Star Wars feature films)
· ELIZA DUSHKU (Echo in Dollhouse)
· BARBARA EDEN (Jeannie in I Dream of Jeannie)
· TOM FELTON (Draco in Harry Potter feature films)
· LARRY HAGMAN (Major Anthony Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie)
· LANCE HENRIKSEN (Bishop in the Aliens feature films)
· LEE MAJORS (Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man)
· NICHELLE NICHOLS (Uhura in the original Star Trek)
· KATEE SACKHOFF (Captain Kara of Battlestar Galactica)
· MICHAEL SHANKS (Dr. Daniel Jackson in Stargate SG-1)
· MARINA SIRTIS (Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation)
· KEVIN SORBO (Captain Dylan Hunt in Andromeda and star of Hercules)
· SAM TRAMMELL (Sam Merlotte in True Blood)
Key Features and Highlights of the SFX Science Fiction Expo:
· “Celebrating Star Wars” with an entire weekend-long programming including 501st Legion Conference, The Droid Hunt, Masquerade, Light saber Duel demonstrations, Video presentations, Costume & Prop making workshops, Photo Sessions and more!
· Intimate and Interactive – celebrity presentations allow fans the opportunity to meet their favourite celebrities and learn some of Sci-Fi’s best kept secrets in an open Q & A forum
· Autograph Sessions with Science Fiction celebrities – always a crowd pleaser
· Canada’s largest Masquerade on Saturday, Aug. 27 – dress up as a popular Science Fiction character
· 600 commercial exhibitors supporting a full complement of science fiction and entertainment themes including collectibles, videos and more
· Science Fiction industry professional workshops for the public
· Industry Preview Area – see the latest products and services and get a sneak peek at upcoming projects
For the 17th consecutive year, visitors from across Ontario and around the world will have the opportunity to experience the very best in pop culture first-hand at the upcoming 2011 Fan Expo Canada™. In addition to the Science Fiction Expo, the country’s largest combined event will include Anime, Comic Books, Festival of Fear Horror Expo and GX – Gaming Expo. Stay tuned for more announcements in the upcoming weeks.
WHEN: AUGUST 25- 28, 2011
Thursday, August 25 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Special Preview)
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, August 26 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 27 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 28 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building
222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
For more information visit, www.fanexpocanada.com