The pop-culture convention's lineup includes Elizabeth Berkley, Pamela Anderson, Jason Momoa, Corey Feldman, Rainn Wilson, Sean Young and Jeff Goldblum
The casts of Blade Runner, The Goonies and Saved By The Bell are coming to Toronto in August for Fan Expo Canada. You may now freak out.
North America’s largest pop-culture convention rolled out the full programming lineup for its 25th edition today, and it’s a combination of nerd bait, fan service and genuine cult discovery – which is to say, exactly what Fan Expo attendees have come to expect from the annual event.
Running from August 22 to 25 – a week earlier than usual – the convention will host the aforementioned cult casts as big-ticket Blast From The Past panels. Sean Young, Rutger Hauer and Edward James Olmos will represent Blade Runner, while Sean Astin, Corey Feldman and Ke Huy Quan will celebrate The Goonies. The Saved By The Bell reunion will feature Elizabeth Berkley, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez.
Also scheduled to appear this year: DC stars Zachary Levi (Shazam!) and Jason Momoa (Aquaman), comics creators Jim Lee and Todd McFarlane, the casts of Canadian TV series Kim’s Convenience and Corner Gas Animated and beloved cultural figure Jeff Goldblum, who transcends all media.
But wait, there’s more: Rainn Wilson of The Office and Star Trek: Discovery will be in town, as will David Harbour of Stranger Things and this year’s Hellboy remake, Baywatch star-turned- Julian Assange supporter Pamela Anderson, Smallville’s Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum, Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi, RoboCop’s Peter Weller and the voice cast of the videogame Red Dead Redemption.
New this year is the 10,000 square-foot Family Zone – finally, a dedicated space for quidditch matches! – and Fan Expo Canada’s largest cosplay program to date, which will feature daily events, a kid’s costume contest and a Cosplay Masquerade Ball in the Imperial Room at the Fairmont Royal York on the evening of August 24.
The full programming lineup is online now. There are Harry Potter and Doctor Who escape rooms this year. Go wild.
Fan Expo Canada runs August 22-August 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front West).