The line-up caps off with cast members from Harry Potter, Scream, the next ‘Aquaman’ and more
TORONTO, ON (July 15, 2015) – FAN EXPO™ Canada announces a new group of celebrity guests that brings the 4-day extravaganza to a whole new level of fandom. The mecca of pop-culture will return to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Labour Day Weekend with loads of celebrity sightings including Hogwarts alumni Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright and James and Oliver Phelps; Scream queen Neve Campbell, co-star Skeet Ulrich and the voice of ‘Ghostface’ Roger L. Jackson; Jason Momoa who is set to star as ‘Aquaman’ in the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and badass action star Danny Trejo among other big name guests. FAN EXPO™ Canada expects 140,000 fans to come through the doors to experience the best in comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming from September 3-6, 2015.
“Bringing in celebrity guests to participate in panels, cast reunions and autograph signings is a really exciting part of our show and we expect our fans will be very happy with this year’s line-up,” said FAN EXPO™ HQ Show Director Andrew Moyes. “In the coming weeks fans can expect an announcement outlining the dynamic programming we are scheduling that will fulfill all of their fanboy and fangirl needs.”
The all-ages event will be packed with autographs, photo sessions and Q&A panels with celebrity guests, sketch duels, cosplay, workshops such as special effects/make-up, and retail and exhibitor areas bursting with rare comics and collectibles as well as the latest nerd-wear and tech-gear.
FAN EXPO™ CANADA GUEST HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
TOM FELTON, BONNIE WRIGHT, JAMES AND OLIVER PHELPS (Harry Potter films)
NEVE CAMPBELL, SKEET ULRICH, ROGER L. JACKSON (Scream)
ROBERT PICARDO, ETHAN PHILLIPS, JERI RYAN, KATE MULGREW* (Star Trek Voyager)
JASON MOMOA (‘Aquaman’ in upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
DANNY TREJO (Machete Kills)
NORMAN REEDUS*, CHANDLER RIGGS, LENNIE JAMES (The Walking Dead)
SEAN PATRICK FLANNERY, DAVID DELLA ROCCO, NORMAN REEDUS* (The Boondock Saints)
GRAHAM MCTAVISH (The Hobbit films)
ORLANDO JONES (Sleepy Hollow)
KAREN GILLAN, BILLIE PIPER* (Doctor Who)
BILLIE PIPER (Penny Dreadful)
KATE MULGREW* (Orange is the New Black)
MING-NA WEN (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
JENNIFER MORRISON (Once Upon A Time)
AMY ACKER (Angel)
JEFFREY COMBS (Re-Animator)
NICK CASTLE (Halloween)
ZACH GALLIGAN (Gremlins)
YAYA HAN, MEG TURNEY, KARLI WOODS (Celebrity Cosplayers)
*indicates when a celebrity guest is mentioned twice based on movie/show they appear in
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED GUESTS:
MIKE TYSON (Heavyweight Champion of the World)
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS (Star Wars Episode V & VI)
GEORGE A. ROMERO (Night of the Living Dead)
JENNA COLEMAN (Doctor Who)
ROBIN LORD TAYLOR (Gotham)
MALCOLM MCDOWELL (A Clockwork Orange)
JERI RYAN (Star Trek Voyager)
TOM KENNY (Spongebob Squarepants)
JEREMY SHADA (Adventure Time)
HAYLEY ATWELL (Captain America: The First Avenger)
TYLER POSEY (Teen Wolf)
For a complete list of guests, info and tickets, visit: www.fanexpocanada.com
FAN EXPO CANADA™ boasts the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Canada, the third largest in North America. It is packed with exciting family-friendly activities and celebrity guests including Mike Tyson (Heavyweight Champion of the World), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars Episode V & VI) and more! The all-ages pop culture convention expects to host over 140,000 fans at 750,000 sq ft of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the four-day event September 3-6, 2015. www.fanexpocanada.com
FAN EXPO HQ is the largest entertainment convention group in the country and one of the largest in the world. Collectively it hosts over 250,000 fans annually at FAN EXPO CANADA™, FAN EXPO VANCOUVER™, FAN EXPO REGINA™, FAN EXPO DALLAS™, Toronto ComiCon, and Dallas Comic Con.
July 17, 2015 – 12:36 PM - | Posted in Comicon, Conventions, Fan Expo Canada, promotions | No Comments »
This week was a Tuesday Night Takeover by WWE. First we had Tough Enough on USA Network at 8pm, at 9pm we had Tough Talk on WWE Network, and at 9pm we also had the return of Total Divas! It was a packed night for wrestling fans!
Let’s talk Tough Enough. This week, they focused on characters and Seth Rollins was a special guest to talk to the competitors about what it takes to have personality.
Each competitor was to pull a card from a hat Billy Gunn had filled with different concepts, so no one knew exactly what they were getting beforehand. Once they picked they had limited time to select wardrobe and any props they would choose to use for their gimmick. Once their time was up, it was time to come out to the ring in their new character….
Here’s what they came up with:
~ Josh – The British Brawler
~ Sara Lee – The Queen of Mean
~ Tanner – The Stud Muffin
~ Gabi – The Farmer’s Daughter
~ Mada – King of the Ring
~ Daria – The Fallen Angel
~ Patrick – The Evil Intellect
~ Giorgia – The Bitch Boss
~ ZZ – The American Hero
~ Amanda – The Barbie Doll
We also finally got rid of Dianna this week. She’s been more focused on going home and planning her wedding then being the next WWE Diva from the beginning, so she called her fiance and said she wanted to come home, she packed up and left without a word to anyone.
As per reality tv rules, there has to be a fight in the house. WWE Tough Enough included, and it wasn’t in the ring. Patrick and Tanner had an argument that got physical between each other until Josh broke it up. Judge Daniel Bryan said it was the worst fight he’s ever seen!
Elimination came down to Daria, Sara Lee and ZZ. Sara Lee has always been one of my favorites from the girls, however, she just couldn’t pull off her Queen of Mean character, even when they got a 2nd chance, I was sure this was her time to head home. Even with her plead to the judges and WWE Universe to keep her, she just didn’t show heart. Once the votes were in, Daria was the one to leave, which was surprising to most.
We’re now down to 10…..
The Bella Twins are back this season as is Paige, Nattie, Alicia Fox, Eva Marie and Naomi is back (Thank You!!!!) All the Divas met for brunch and discussed about a possible leave for the Bella’s which Paige reminds them all, if they leave there’s open spots. Once the Bellas show up there’s a little competitive nature that comes out once Nattie and Alicia start talking about what could be once The Bellas leave WWE. Nikki gets very upset at the fact that the rest of the Divas are sending her off already and talking about taking her spot.
We see a clip of a Divas match, and of Brie grooming her husband Daniel Bryan’s beard backstage, he jokes as to who will do his hair if she leaves, she said No One!
Nattie has a new idea for her gimmick, in which she goes to talk to Mark Carrano about, and the fact that Nikki may be leaving and where her career can go if she does. Nattie’s new idea is a cat-lady dominatrix gimmick, Carrano isn’t too sure how that will work with a “PG Environment”.
Nattie also talks to him about how she found out that Eva Marie is now training one on one and rumored that she’ll be taking the Bella’s place. Carrano tells her Eva is in high demand for acting and other various things.
Eva Marie is training with Brian Kendrick in California one on one.
The girls get catty again, once Nattie decided to tell them all that Eva was lying to them about going to the WWE Performance Center for training, and that she’s really getting 1-on-1 training in California. As they should be, the Diva’s are all mad because they all think that Eva needs to pay her dues! They all did, they all worked hard to get where they are, Eva should be no different!
Nikki and Brie then head backstage to talk to Mark Carrano and how they’re not happy about the special treatment that Eva is getting. The girls think she can’t wrestle, nor is her heart in the business (which I agree totally!). Nikki contemplates staying now as she doesn’t want to see Eva destroy the Divas division.
Nattie is still convinced that this Cat Lady Dominatrix character is the way to go, so she heads to a sex shop with Jon and Trinity (Naomi) to find some props. She even finds a cat toy there for her cats (which was a Butt Plug and Nattie had no clue lol). Nattie also hires a professional dominatrix to come to her house to teach her. Once she tries to get TJ into it, it’s over as he storms out of the house and takes off.
Paige complains some more about Eva and the treatment she’s getting, how she doesn’t love wrestling (I agree), Naomi tries to stick up for Eva for everyone to give her a chance.
Training with Brian Kendrick, Eva complains about the physical toll training is doing to her, her husband asks her what’s wrong, she complains some more about it being such hard work, whine whine, cry cry, blah blah blah……
Lillian Garcia makes an appearance on the show (I’d love to see more of her) and talks to the girls about Eva. Brie explains that like Paige, she doesn’t think Eva cares about wrestling, and just wants the fame (I Agree).
Eva shows up at a show backstage and wants to talk to everyone. She confronts the girls about talking behind her back. The girls / Brie point out that they’ve worked hard to get where they are, they’ve paid their dues, they didn’t get one on one training. Paige says one on one training is lazy and Eva needs to pay her dues like they all did! (AGREE!!!!!!)
Brie even told Eva (what the majority of us fans have been saying for a while now) that she sucks at wrestling!
Make sure you don’t miss anything! Tune into Tough Enough on USA Network Tuesdays at 8pm ET, log into WWE Network at 9pm on your mobile device to see Tough Talk, and tune into E! Network at 9pm to watch Total Divas!
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July 9, 2015 – 11:15 AM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, Total Divas, Tough Enough | No Comments »
For years, I go up, I go down. Weight-loss has always been a huge struggle for me, I get motivated, I loose a bunch of weight, and then I slide back into the old routine once again and gain it all back. It’s annoying, it’s a struggle, and it’s something I want to stop! I want to loose the weight, I want to be healthy! I need to stay on track, but I don’t know how. I use apps, I’ve tried the diets, I just don’t know what to do now, or how to get back on track and stay on it. What are your tips or tricks? How do you stay motivated? How do you find the best routine that works for you?
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July 7, 2015 – 7:38 PM - | Posted in daily life, promotions, weight loss | No Comments »
WWE is taking over Tuesday nights!!
Tonight at 8pm ET you can catch Tough Enough with special guest Seth Rollins on USA Network. Don’t forget to download the WWE Tough Enough App where you will be able to vote for who you would like to save this week. Also make sure you’re a subscriber to WWE Network so you can watch Tough Talk with The Miz after the show. Not subscribed yet? Your in luck, not only is WWE Network just $9.99 a month with no commitment, but your first month is FREE (for new subscribers).
Tonight also marks the NEW season of Total Divas on E! Network starting at 9pm ET. Join Nikki and Brie Bella along with Natalya, Eva Marie, Paige, Alicia Fox and Naomi for Season 4 of Total Divas.
“Total Divas” continues to give the exclusive, outside-the-ring look at WWE’s top Divas, and this season all it takes is just one spark! The Bella Twins™ (Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya™ (Nattie), Eva Marie™, Paige™, Alicia Fox and Naomi™ (Trinity) are back and ready to heat up the summer. The ladies will continue to give viewers an inside glimpse on balancing life in the spotlight with the drama of their personal lives, and the non-stop action of their professional careers, taken to new heights with Nikki Bella as the current WWE Divas Championship titleholder.
I’ll be watching both tonight, will you be?
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July 7, 2015 – 6:05 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, WWE | No Comments »
This past Tuesday I was lucky enough to be sent to WWE Smackdown as a member of the WWEMoms. Like I always say at most events, if you’ve never been to a LIVE WWE show, it’s a must. If you’re not a fan, it will make you one, and if you are a fan, it will make you an even bigger one.
This time I wasn’t just taking my family, but was bringing a friend of mine and his 92 year old mother (Alice Boraby). We were so excited to take her. 92 years old, has been a WWE Fan forever and has NEVER been to a live event! As excited as I was to attend the event, I was even more excited to give her this opportunity to see WWE live and in person.
Her son, Naeem Boraby had told me in the past how big of a fan she was. She highlighted her TV guide for every WWE show that was coming on the air, and would always tell him he could go into another room or home when WWE was on.
Tuesday morning, as I was making our New Day signs and T-Shirts for Smackdown, I got the text that she wasn’t going to be able to make it to the show. She was in Hospice and they wouldn’t allow her permission to leave to go to the show. He was upset, I was upset, my family was upset, I was so looking forward to hanging out with her at a WWE event. She was upset as well and so looking forward to going….. Then….. We see this…….
Hospice had got a hold of the news station, and The New Day were doing a lot of media that day heading to all of the TV stations in the area. I was so THRILLED beyond belief that they took the time out to send her a personal message. The power of positivety is great, and to see my favorite wrestlers going above and beyond to make a 92 year old fans day special, even though she couldn’t attend will be forever in my heart, and makes me love them even more than I already do.
So, to 13ABC, The New Day and the WWE, thank you so much for doing this for her, we are forever grateful, and she was thrilled beyond belief. I can only hope to be around at 92 years old and STILL be a WWE Fan! Mrs. Boraby, I hope you’re feeling better soon, and maybe we can take you to the next event in town!
June 25, 2015 – 1:07 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, Wrestling, WWE | 19 Comments »