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BBP! Guide To Fan Expo Canada 2017: Day 3 #FXC17

Two days of Fan Expo Canada have passed, and you’ve been a good little pop culture soldier.

Perhaps you’ve got a full weekend pass. Perhaps this is your first day in line. Either way, today is giant-sized Saturday – and the Metropolitan Convention Centre kicks it up into its highest gear today!

Certainly the busiest day of the four day convention, Saturday, Day 3 of Fan Expo Canada, offers up a whole host of challenges and opportunities. Your adrenaline, for one, will be coursing through your body like you’ve never experienced. But you’ll need to be a pro, and temper that enthusiasm with the knowledge that you’ll most likely be in some long lines. It’s a natural occurrence and the real test is how you can deal with that pressure.

Pro Tip: go to the bathroom early. 10 AM to 7 PM makes for a long day.

Still, it’s all worth it, as you’re bound to bump into friends you know, and the exhibitors start talking with an aim to sell product. Some of the biggest programming events are today as well – and you can find all of them here in Day 3 of Biff Bam Pop’s Guide to Fan Expo Canada!

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#SDCC Trailer Time – Stranger Things, Thor, Justice League, Defenders, and More

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There was a lot happening at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con… the Hulk speaks, Steppenwolf revealed, young Harry Mudd, new X-Men, and Will Smith in Bright… and here’s a round-up of some of the more exciting trailers and teasers released this weekend, starting with the most anticipated of all, Stranger Things 2, right after the jump…

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Premiere Date for Stranger Things 2

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Netflix’s Stranger Things is back October 27, 2017. It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

Netflix has even provided a timeline for the event:

1953 – Date Unknown – MK Ultra comes to Hawkins
1979 – Police Cheif Jim Hopper returns to Hawkins
1983 – November 6 – The Vanishing of Will Byers
1983 – November 8 – The Vanishing of Barbara Holland
2016 – July 15 – Part 1
2017 – October 27 – Part 2

Whatever you do, be on Netflix with whatever device you choose, on October 27th, for Stranger Things 2!

Stranger Things 2 Comes to Netflix Halloween 2017

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One of the biggest series to come out of Netflix this pat year was the stunning, horrifying, nostalgic, and fun Stranger Things. Last night during the Super Bowl, we got our first look at what’s to come in Stranger Things 2

The World is Turning Upside Down. Stranger Things 2 comes to Netflix Halloween 2017. A year after Will’s return, everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins.

Everyone is a little older, there’s Eggos and Ghostbusters, and the Upside Down is coming to us! Halloween can’t come soon enough!

31 Days Of Horror: What To Watch On Netflix Canada

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Halloween falls on a Monday this year which means that if you have to get up early the next day, you probably will be too tired from a weekend of festivities to do much of anything except sit on the couch and eat leftover candy. Or maybe Halloween parties aren’t your thing and you’d much rather watch something scary on TV.

I remember trying to rent some scary movies for Halloween during the death throes of the video rental chain stores and it was not a pretty sight. Thankfully, we have Netflix now.

Here’s a list of some of Netflix’s best offerings for this, the spookiest of all weekends.
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“Stranger Things” Spooks Us Back into the Supernatural 1980s

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While it’s the job of a publicist to sell audiences on entertainment media, sometimes there is false advertising. Not so with Stranger Things, the latest offering from The Duffer Brothers (Wayward Pines). The show is described as “a love letter to the ‘80s supernatural classics that captivated a generation,” a synopsis that might sound cliché but is delightfully accurate.

Stranger Things is set in the small town of Hawkins, Minnesota in 1983. For those of us who grew up during that decade and think of it with fondness, our first instinct is to look for mistakes. The folks behind Stranger Things, however, have done their homework. The production design and costumes make us truly feel like we’re in 1983. This is not the glossy Miami Vice ’80s or even the 1998 version as seen in American Psycho; this is the station wagon, button-down shirts, wood paneling, macramé and latch-hook, crappy TV sets, last gasp of the 1970s-version of the ‘80s, which is exactly what it was like for most of us in middle-class America.
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Trailer Time – Stranger Things

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Check out the official trailer for “Stranger Things,” premiering on Netflix July 15th. The supernatural drama with a 1980s vibe stars Winona Ryder and Matthew Modine, full of mysterious strangers and shadowy organizations. The eight-episode first season will debut all at once in July. You can see the trailer after the jump.

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