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This huge cosplay party kicks off Vancouver Fan Expo this week

Fan Expo Vancouver runs Feb. 15 to 17
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Vancouver Fan Expo is back Feb. 15 to 17. Photo chefprince_cosplay/Instagram

Vancouver cosplay aficionados excited for Fan Expo can kick things off early at a huge party at one of the city’s most popular fantasy, sci-fi, and horror fandom bars.

Storm Crow Alehouse, known as ‘Vancouver’s nerd bar,’ is hosting a kick-off party in collaboration with Fan Expo on Thursday, Feb. 13 at its West Broadway location.

Fan Expo is taking place in Vancouver from Saturday, Feb. 15 to Monday, Feb. 17 and offers a smorgasbord of all things pop culture. Fans can expect hundreds of vendors and exhibits, a chance for autographs from stars and creators, elaborate costumes, comedy, artists, panels, workshops and even geek speed dating. Plus, this year the expo will host legendary comic book creator Todd McFarlane as its special guest.

The kick-off party offers fans a chance to mingle with cosplay guests including Addy Davies, Skookum Props, Raging Storm Cosplay, Evilyn13 and Obsessive Costume Design. For those who are hoping to go pro, Vancouver Film School and the Vancouver International Film Festival will also be at the event as community partners for low-key networking and high-key fun.

Attendees at Storm Crow’s party also have a chance to win Fan Expo Vancouver prizes all night long. And, as a mega bonus, anyone who dresses in costume will receive 10 per cent off food and a $5 Storm Crow Loot Card for their next visit.

Cosplay kick-off party

When: Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.

Where: Storm Crow Alehouse – West Broadway

— With files from Elana Shepert


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