This year's lineup also features appearances by Jeff Goldblum, William Shatner, Jason Momoa, Rob Schneider, Lucy Lawless & Evangeline Lilly, as well as a 'Princess Bride' cast reunion
This is heavy! Canadian treasure, star, author, producer and activist Michael J. Fox will make his first-ever appearance at Fan Expo Canada. Fox will be joined by fellow "Back to the Future" co-stars Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Tom Wilson, offering fans a trip back in time for a special reunion at this year's show.
Fan Expo Canada, the country's largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming convention, will welcome fans over Labor Day long weekend (Aug. 30 through Sept. 2) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Tickets are now available at fanexpocanada.com/tickets
" 'Back to the Future' is a beloved franchise with a fan following that transcends generations worldwide," said Andrew Moyes, vice president of Fan Expo HQ. "We are absolutely delighted to reunite the cast, including Canada's own Michael J. Fox, and offer fans this unique opportunity to celebrate the film's legacy."
This year's blast from the past also includes an inconceivable reunion with the cast of "The Princess Bride," including Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon and Wallace Shawn, and an appearance by "Star Wars' " original Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew. Also in attendance at this year's event are "Star Trek" captain and Canadian icon William Shatner, former "Saturday Night Live" cast member and "Deuce Bigalow" actor Rob Schneider and fandom's favorite female duo, Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor, stars of "Xena: Warrior Princess."
The star-studded guest list also includes appearances by some of today's biggest names, including "Jurassic Park's" longest-running resident (other than the T-Rex!), Jeff Goldblum; "Aquaman" himself, Jason Momoa; "Stranger Things' " most beloved babysitter, Joe Keery; "Doctor Who" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" sci-fi staple Karen Gillan; as well as "Lost" alum and star of the new Marvel blockbuster "Ant-Man and the Wasp," Evangeline Lilly.
Other Fan Expo Canada celebrity guests include:
- Richard Dean Anderson ("MacGyver," "Stargate SG-1")
- Paul Reubens ("Pee-wee's Playhouse")
- Robin Lord Taylor ("Gotham")
- Austin Amelio ("The Walking Dead")
- Tom Payne ("The Walking Dead")
- Mark Sheppard ("Supernatural")
- Jennifer Morrison ("Once Upon A Time")
- Emma Dumont ("The Gifted")
- Gregg Sulkin ("Runaways")
Fan Expo Canada programming announcements will be made in the coming weeks.
Fan Expo Canada boasts the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Canada, and the third-largest in North America. It is packed with exciting, family-friendly activities and celebrity guests. The all-ages pop culture convention expects to host more than 140,000 fans within 750,000 square-feet of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the four-day event. Visit online at www.fanexpocanada.com
Fan Expo HQ is the largest pop culture exhibition group in Canada and one of the largest in the world. Collectively it hosts over 500,000 fans annually at Fan Expo Canada, Fan Expo Vancouver, Fan Expo Regina, Fan Expo Dallas, Toronto Comic Con, Dallas Fan Days and MEGACON Orlando.