Live Review: Fan Expo Vancouver 2024 @ Vancouver Convention Centre - February 17th-19th 2024

Live Review: Fan Expo Vancouver 2024 @ Vancouver Convention Centre – February 17th-19th 2024

Over the weekend of February 17th to 19th, 2024, Fan Expo Vancouver took over the Vancouver Convention Centre, transforming it into a haven for pop culture enthusiasts from all walks of life. The event boasted a star-studded lineup of celebrity guests, including icons like Bruce Campbell, Elijah Wood, Rose McGowan, Alexandra Breckenridge, Adam Savage, and many more. Fans had the opportunity to engage in meet and greets, snap selfies, and collect autographs from their favorite stars, creating unforgettable moments to cherish.

Cosplay aficionados were out in full force, showcasing their meticulously crafted costumes inspired by anime, horror, sci-fi, Dungeons & Dragons, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and countless other realms of fandom. The convention floor was a vibrant tapestry of creativity, with enthusiasts bonding over their shared passions and reveling in the immersive world of geek culture.

As the years have passed, Fan Expo Vancouver has evolved into a sprawling spectacle, and this year marked a turning point as the convention seemingly outgrew its confines within the Vancouver Convention Centre. The sheer volume of attendees and activities hinted at the need for expanded venues or additional space to accommodate the growing festivities. Nonetheless, despite the occasional squeeze through crowded aisles, the atmosphere remained electric with excitement and camaraderie.

For attendees, myself included, Fan Expo Vancouver was a weekend of pure joy and unabashed celebration. Whether it was meeting beloved celebrities, participating in panel discussions, browsing vendor booths, or simply admiring the incredible cosplay on display, there was something for everyone to enjoy. The event provided a welcoming sanctuary for fans to immerse themselves in their passions and connect with like-minded individuals, fostering a sense of community and belonging.

As the convention drew to a close, the prevailing sentiment among attendees was one of eager anticipation for next year’s event. Fan Expo Vancouver left a warm feeling in our hearts, and we eagerly awaited the opportunity to reunite with fellow fans and indulge in another unforgettable weekend of geeky delights. Until then, memories of this year’s festivities would serve as a cherished reminder of the magic that can be found when people come together to celebrate their shared love of all things nerdy.

Photos © Jamie Taylor

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