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BLOG: Shooting 2010 Fan Expo Canada among capacity crowds at Metro Convention Centre

August 29, 2010 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

If you ever wonder what type of people go to these fan conventions – where all things comic, sci-fi, & horror come together – just know there are a LOT OF THEM as tens of thousands descended upon the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto for the annual Fan Expo Canada.

In fact, the show got so jammed with people on Saturday afternoon – fire marshals ordered the building temporarily closed where no one else was allowed to enter. Leaving still thousands who had already purchased their tickets lined up on Front st. outside the convention centre.


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This shot ended up running nationally in The Toronto Star.


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When the aisles got so jammed. The building was closed to further people.


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The people were lining up to see pop culture icons – like Marvel creator STAN LEE


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Summer Glau


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With parts of the convention centre closed to traffic to ease congestion of people. I had to be creative in using my ALL-ACCESS pass to find my way in and out of the building. Found this cool bridge which gave an interesting look at the celebrity signing area. Had to spend a minute and fire a few of Summer Glau


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Iconic Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg


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The original Batman and Robin checking out the Batmobile.


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Even 93 year old Ernest Borgnine was out to greet fans and make a buck or two on the weekend.


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No question TV show BIG BANG THEORY was hot. Sheldon shirts were all the rage and selling like crazy at Fan Expo Canada. Ironically, the lead actor of the show, Jim Parsons, would win an Emmy award for outstanding comedy actor on the Sunday night.


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(August 29, 2010) William Shatner first says hello to Canadian director David Cronenberg before signing autographs at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto (Ernest Borgnine looks on in the background.)