My FanExpo Canada Report

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My FanExpo Canada Report

Post by Cozmik » September 3rd, 2018, 3:46 pm

I spent my fourth Labor Day weekend in a row in Toronto for FanExpo Canada. It was disappointing Jeff Goldblum cancelled a week before but still had plenty of wants for the weekend.

I drove up Thursday when for the con opening night but no guest I wanted was there until the next day, so the action starts Friday.

First up was Evangiline Lilly from LOST, The Hobbit, and Ant-man and the Wasp. She was promoting her new children's book "The Squickerwonkers", she charged $75 (CAD) for the first autograph but cut the price for additional autographs to $65 and threw in a copy of her book signed by the illustrator. She was nice and I had her sign an 8x10 and 2 Funko Pops. The only thing was she had the logo for "The Squickerwonkers" superimposed above our heads in the photo-op, knid of an annoyance but it could have been worse (I saw a pro-photo from Dragon Con later that weekend where they hung a physical banner with the logo behind them that definitely looked worse).
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Also Friday, I picked up autographs and table photos from Wallace Shawn.
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Bex Taylor-Klaus who does voice acting but also played "Sin" for a season on "Arrow"
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Had Cary Elwes sign a Princess Bride Funko Pop and do a table photo, he had things set up so you went to an area behind his table so that he could not be seen or photographed unless you were paying.
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Picked up a table photo from Chris Sarandon
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Got a couple Funko Pops signed by Karen Gillan
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and got a signed 8x10 and pro photo from The Walking Dead's Steven Ogg.
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And a pro op with Lea Thompson
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Saturday, I got autographs and what I think is one of my favorite pro-ops ever from Lucy Lawless and Reneé O'Connor. I really like how that one came out.
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Got an autograph and table photo with Emma Dumont from "The Gifted"
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And an autographed 8x10, Funko Pop and pro photo from Rose McIver.
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Finally, I thought about how much value I'd lose exchanging the Canadian money I had left back to USD and decided to get an $80 autograph from last minute addition Ian Somerhalder but skip the $100 photo op. This was one of those cases of a trend I see popping up that is really annoying. It was $80 for the signature but an additional $5 for a print if you don't provide your own item. Just work it in to the price if the cost of a printed photo is going to break them. And also no personalizations on an $85 photo. Oh well.
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Re: My FanExpo Canada Report

Post by Greg2600 » September 3rd, 2018, 4:42 pm

Well still a lot of nice names up there, despite the cancellations. Very jealous of the Xena dual. No HHH for you?
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Re: My FanExpo Canada Report

Post by Cozmik » September 3rd, 2018, 4:48 pm

Greg2600 wrote:
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Well still a lot of nice names up there, despite the cancellations. Very jealous of the Xena dual. No HHH for you?
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Re: My FanExpo Canada Report

Post by MrTonyRuben » September 5th, 2018, 1:49 pm

Great report, man. The Xena Photo in particular is fantastic!

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Re: My FanExpo Canada Report

Post by Joresky » September 5th, 2018, 3:49 pm

Awesome stuff.. very cool pics and sigs.. hope Renee O'Connor does more cons


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Re: My FanExpo Canada Report

Post by class316 » September 5th, 2018, 6:06 pm

Wow Reneé O'Connor aged well.

And that logo in the Evangiline Lilly op can be removed.
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Re: My FanExpo Canada Report

Post by Cozmik » September 5th, 2018, 6:18 pm

class316 wrote:
September 5th, 2018, 6:06 pm
Wow Reneé O'Connor aged well.

And that logo in the Evangiline Lilly op can be removed.
Yeah I had cropped it to post somewhere else but I thought folks here should see the logo as it was snuck into the photo

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Re: My FanExpo Canada Report

Post by lanza218 » September 6th, 2018, 12:30 am

Love the xena auto. Well done

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Re: My FanExpo Canada Report

Post by WOODMO » September 7th, 2018, 5:08 pm

Everything turned out great!!


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