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FAN EXPO Canada 2014: An Event Agenda

Fan Expo Canada logoRejoice! FAN EXPO Canada is back, T-Dot (resident and visiting) peeps!

What’s “T-Dot”, you ask? Well, that’s just me shouting out the glorious city of Toronto with my best urban inflection. FAN EXPO Canada, of course, is the third largest pop culture event in North America, a worthy happening for any lover of comic books, sci-fi, horror, anime or gaming.

Now entering its 20th year (you’re all grown up!), and boasting over 1000 exhibitors over 750,000 square feet comprised of both the north and south buildings that make up the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, FAN EXPO Canada expects to host well over 100.000 fans.

If you plan to be one of them over the next four days, follow me after the jump for a highlight list of some exciting events on a schedule brimming full of exciting events!

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The GAR! Podcast: Potato Chips and the New Female Thor

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Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audiozine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week, we’re talking bizarre potato chip flavors and the new female Thor that Marvel debuted on “The View.” See and hear more after the jump.

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The GAR! Podcast: Camden Comic Con Part 3

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Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s a nerd exploration of a nerd world.

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I’ve told you all about the Camden Comic Con, and you heard the first and second episodes recorded live there. This week’s episode, the final part of GAR’s coverage, also recorded live at the Con, can be found right here, with more details is after the jump.

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Raid The Comic Shop For Tomb Raider #1 On The Wednesday Run–February 26, 2014

Heck, Lara Croft is practically a household name these days, isn’t she? Even my Mom recognizes her. “She’s that character, played by that actress, right?” For sure, Mom. For sure.

All kidding aside, Lara Croft and the video game that originally starred her, 1996’s Tomb Raider, is often cited as an important catalyst for furthering female characters in video games. There’s also the increase of video game participation by women. (I like to think that Samus Aran of Metorid fame was the original inciting force!)

Still, there’s no denying that Lara Croft’s name carries a lot of weight in pop culture. And today, a new comic book, following a new vision for the character drops – and all should be there to witness the beginnings of a new chapter in Tomb Raider history!

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Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013 – Batman: Arkham Origins

Some of the greatest Batman stories have taken place in and around the holiday season, amongst them Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s The Long Halloween, Christmas With The Joker from Batman: The Animated Series and even Batman Returns (“Santa Clause? ‘Fraid not”). This year, the latest and greatest Batman video game, Batman: Arkham Origins is set on Christmas Eve, and is definitely  the ideal gift for the Bat-fan in your life.

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Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013 – Lego Marvel Super Heroes

Maybe you’ve already purchased a Playstation 4 or Xbox One for yourself or someone you love. Maybe you’re holding onto your PS4 or Xbox 360 for the time being (I don’t see myself upgrading from my own PS3 anytime soon). Whatever system you’re enjoying, if you’ve got a Marvel zombie on your life, you’ve got to pick up Marvel Lego Super Heroes this holiday season.

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Avengers Alliance for iOS

aa1You ever want to create and manage your own team of Marvel Comics’ Avengers, and send them out on missions against evil and save the world? Now’s your chance, as Avengers Alliance moves from the Facebook onto your iPhone. Details after the jump…

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Mat Langford’s Gaming World – Injustice: Gods Among Us – Preview

I’ve watched a lot of clips and read a lot of articles online regarding Injustice: Gods Among Us. I’ll admit, it has my attention. It touts impressive graphics, an immersive story-line and what lookslike awesome, interactive and often multi-arena battles. The roster is chock full of your favourite DC characters including – but not limited to – Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Bane…it’s pretty much an amalgamation of the entire DC universe into one game.
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