Fan Expo launches Fan Expo Sports, The Ultimate Sports Celebrity Experience


TORONTO, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's favourite and largest fan convention, Fan Expo Canada™, is expanding by adding a new genre to the show: Fan Expo Sports™ - The Ultimate Sports Celebrity Experience. The only convention of its kind to marry the worlds of pop culture with sports, the 2013 return of Fan Expo will see over 100,000 entertainment and sports fans unite at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to get a glimpse of their favourite celebrities.

"Sports are as much a part of pop culture as comics or science fiction," says Steve Menzie, President of Hobby Star Marketing Inc. "There are many similarities in the celebrity experience, with everything from sports collectibles to equally devoted fans. We are creating an event that unites fans of entertainment — whether sporting or cultural. It's a natural fit and will offer a winning combination for all Fan Expo fans."

With a mission to provide the "ultimate sports celebrity experience," Fan Expo Sports™ goes above and beyond traditional sports shows that focus solely on signings and memorabilia. Attendees will have a chance to meet their favourite sports celebrities, including Canadian hockey legends Martin Brodeur, Joe Sakic, Gordie Howe and Bobby Orr (in a rare public appearance); Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Joe Montana; wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan in his first Canadian appearance; Canadian horse racing champion, Ron Turcotte (Secretariat's jockey) and many more!

Experience once-in-a-lifetime attractions including:

  • PANELS/Q&A's: Our special guests will all be speaking and taking questions from the fans, live on stage!
  • SEMINARS: Listen to and participate in our numerous free seminars!
  • OVER 70,000 SQ FT OF SHOPPING MADNESS!:  Hundreds of retailers from all over the continent join FAN EXPO SPORTS™ to make your experience an unforgettable one!

Fan Expo Canada™ will return to Toronto from August 22nd to 25th, taking over the entire North and South buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with over 750,000 square feet, 100,000 fans and 900 retailers, artists and exhibitors.

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