Aside from working on the Joe Shuster Awards, I am also the Canadian Guest Coordinator for the Comic Book Expo @ Fan Expo Canada, without a doubt the country’s largest comic book event. Now entering it’s 15th year of operation, the Fan Expo takes place on August 28-30th, 2009 in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Comic Book Expo is the show’s oldest component, and is joined by the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear, the Gaming Expo, the Canadian National Anime Expo and the Sci-Fi Expo.
It also features the largest gathering of Canadian comic book creators guests, including: CHRIS BACHALO, Canadian resident STEVE MCNIVEN, DAVID FINCH, DARWYN COOKE, DALE EAGLESHAM, STUART IMMONEN, KATHRYN IMMONEN, YANICK PAQUETTE, FRANCIS MANAPUL, TOM GRUMMETT, DOUG SNEYD, KEI ACEDERA, ATTILA ADORJANY, SAM AGRO, JASON ARMSTRONG, ADRIAN ALPHONA, KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY, LAURIE B., JACK BRIGLIO, J. BONE, ANDY B., KENT BURLES, BOBBY CHIU, MICHAEL CHO, RICHARD COMELY, ROB COUGHLER, WES CRAIG, CHRIS CHUCKRY, PAT DAVIDSON, CLAUDIA DAVILA, WILLOW DAWSON, KELLY SUE DeCONNICK, VALENTINE DE LANDRO, ARTHUR DELA CRUZ, JASON EDMISTON, RAY FAWKES, AGNES GARBOWSKA, RICK GREEN, SCOTT HEPBURN, JANET HETHERINGTON, GREG HYLAND, RAFFAELLE IENCO, RON KASMAN, ERIC KIM, LEONARD KIRK, KARL KERSCHL, LOVERN KINDZIERSKI, SHANE KIRSHENBLATT, SERGE LAPOINTE, ALVIN LEE, LEO LEIBELMAN, KURT LEHNER, JEFF LEMIRE, STEVE MANALE, MARVIN MARIANO, BRIAN MCLACHLAN, ALEX MILNE, JASON PARK, NICK POSTIC, TERRY PALLOT, RAMÓN PÉREZ, GIBSON QUARTER, PETER REPOVSKI, PAUL RIVOCHE, HUGH ROCKWOOD, RILEY ROSSMO, DAVE ROSS, ALEXANDER SERRA, KEN STEACY, JAY STEPHENS, CAMERON STEWART, RONN SUTTON, MARCIO TAKARA, TY TEMPLETON, KELLY TINDALL, MARCUS TO, JIM SU, J. TORRES, ALINA URUSOV, ERIC VEDDER and HOWARD WONG.
The show also features a large artist alley full of additional creators. The Artist Alley list has yet to be announced at this time.