Fan Expo Coming to Vancouver
On January 6th, 2012 Hobby Star announced that it would be starting a second Fan Expo in Vancouver. The con will take place from April 21-22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. They’ve booked some pretty big names for this event including Adam West and Tom Felton. The crazy part about this convention is the price. Weekend passes are set at only $30, very low considering the passes for Fan Expo Canada are around $70 (and depending on the year you might not even get in the building).
I think this could either be a very good or a very bad move. On the plus side it gives people on the West Coast easier access to a major convention.This could also reduce the attendance at Fan Expo Canada as people tend to travel from pretty far away to attend the convention and may now attend the Vancouver one instead. There is, however the possibility that this convention could just as easily become the overcrowded train wreck that was Fan Expo in 2009 and 2010. Only time will tell.