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Fan Expo Vancouver returns for 3 days of cosplay glory featuring William Shatner and Kevin Smith

Are you ready to get your geek on?
William Shatner (Star Trek) and Kevin Smith (Clerks) will appear at the Vancouver Convention Centre for FAN EXPO 2022 starting on February 19, 2022.

Calling all cosplay aficionados!

Fan Expo will return to Vancouver this month after a lengthy pandemic-spurred hiatus offering three days of pop culture-infused activities, shopping, and programming for the whole family.

The annual pop-culture convention takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from Saturday, Feb. 19 through Monday, Feb. 21. Guests can purchase single-day tickets, three-day passes, or splurge on VIP packages.

The fun-filled spectacle will cover over 250,000 square feet of fantasy fun and offers "superfans" the opportunity to ask iconic celebs burning questions. There are also live events like Sketch Duels, the Cosplay Craftsmanship Cup and much more. 

Of course, one of the main draws to the event is cosplay, and there's no shortage of activities on the roster that involve intricate costumes and characters. Have a look at the three-day schedule online.

Are you just dipping your toes into cosplay?

Have no fear: the event will host a "confidence through cosplay" workshop to help you find your stride. There are also awesome cosplay-specific groups, such as Star Wars and Star Trek. 

William Shatner (Star Trek) will appear at the expo on Saturday for a meet and greet and several other popular celebrities will be available over the weekend including Ming-Na Wen (The Book of Boba Fett), Kevin Smith (Clerks), and more. 

Fan Expo Vancouver

When: Saturday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre — 1055 Canada Place
Cost: Single-day passes: Saturday adult ticket $47; Sunday adult ticket $42; Monday adult ticket $37; Youth (ages 13 - 17) tickets are $27 and child (ages six to 12) tickets are $12; Single-day passes for families: Saturday family ticket $99; Sunday family ticket $89; Monday family ticket $79. Three-day passes are $89 and premium three-day passes are $119.VIP passes are $229 for all three days and come with merchandise and exclusive access/perks. Find out more information and buy tickets online.

*Jay and Silent Bob tickets sold separately.