Four days in August were abuzz with the geeky rumblings of fanboys at FanExpo.
It’s kind of a big deal. According to the number sent out in a press release to the media, 100,000 plus fans entered the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from Aug. 22-25.
I was there in the capacity of photographer and journalist for the Town Crier (yes, that Town Crier), and there seemed to be something different in the environment. Something good.
The only beef I had was the inconsistency of staff when it came to the press. Some folks in the token purple tees or yellow security coats would deny me entry or opportunity to take photos of celebrities, or in one instance an overhead shot of the hordes visiting.
It’s a bit frustrating given you jump through the hoops to get a press pass in order to avoid these over-zealous actions.
Regardless some of the high points of my coverage were an hour with James Hong, the Black Museum‘s panel on the origins of zombie lore, as well as snapping a few shots of Castle actor Nathan Fillion.
You can sift through the photos on the Town Crier Arts and Life Facebook page, while we get the main Town Crier page up and running again.
That’s one point of interest from the FanExpo. It was my first event as an Arts and Life Editor for my former paper. I had previously written about its demise, albeit only temporary, but the paper is back under the ownership of its staff.
The Town Crier’s parent company, Multicom Media, went into receivership, and the Town Crier was an asset that was sold off to interested parties.
So, it lives, and FanExpo was my first plan of attack. It feels good to be back, writing about what I like for a community I greatly appreciate.