East End Expo proudly brings 8,000 square feet of pure awesomeness to the City of Pickering. This annual October event features pop culture artists and celebrities alongside tables of collectibles vendors. It is our mission to bring to Durham Region the best that comic and toy conventions have to offer. Why? Because we deserve it! The time has come for Durham to host such a show and draw collectors to our region searching for anything and everything from their favourite childhood action figures, comics, games and toys to the most recent, up-to-date must haves. Our vendors will feature products from Marvel, DC, Nintendo, PlayStation, X Box, Star Wars, GI Joe, Ninja Turtles, WWE, Power Rangers, Spawn, Hot Wheels, and Sports Memorabilia to name a few categories.
Wear your Halloween or Cosplay attire and you could win a prize!
Enter our fantastic Street Fighter V Tournament hosted by Man Cave Arcade. Great cash prizes plus you get to play on retro-free standing machines. If you're a '70s '80s or early '90s child, you're sure to be nostalgic for the old video arcade!
Watch a LIVE taping of The Tail Slate with Ben Stacey as he hosts multiple discussions with three great panelists on all things pop-culture relevant. Panelists include: Denis Umpleby, Michael Oakes, and Lisa Terech with a special guest appearance of Miss Quebec! Topics will include the upcoming Doctor Who Season and Christmas Special, the Rogue One Final Trailer and the Upcoming Doctor Strange release.
ONLY CANADIAN destination to buy the Limited Addition Lithograph of Dr. Strange by Kurt Lehner.
Hosted at the Pickering Recreation Complex, this is a family-friendly, all-ages event which will inspire and appeal to the child, geek and nerd in each of us. With an eye on being a good corporate citizen, East End Expo endeavours to support one or two local charities each year by raising money through admission sales, raffles and draws.
Our Beneficiaries for the Fall 2016 East End Expo are Girls Inc. of Durham Region and the St. Paul's On-The-Hill Food Bank. We will be collecting non-perishable food items. Please give generously.
Our October 23, 2016 Expo guests are:
Kurt Lehner is a Character Designer & Development Artist best known for his work on Gargoyles, The Rescue Heroes, All Dogs Go To Heaven 2, Space Jam, W.I.L.D. Cats, Cadillacís and Dinosaurs, Beauty and the Beast Ė The Enchanted Christmas, Rupert, The Marvel Action Hour, Nedís Newt and the development design of Franklin the Turtle.
***Unfortunately, due to his demanding schedule, Bruce Colero sends his regrets that he will not be able to attend this East End Expo. He wishes everyone well and hopes to see you soon***
Bruce Colero is a professional photographer and digital artist. Internationally published in various magazines including Playboy, he is best known for his yearly Sirens calendar which is sold world wide. Bruce is an uber geek to the 9th degree and a fan of all things comic and fantasy. He's a lover of animals and video games and not ashamed to say he liked the movie Twilight.
Ben Stacey is a film maker and video producer. He has written, produced and directed everything from short films to television. His love of film goes all the way back to seeing Star Wars as a kid. With The Tail Slate, he is able to share his love of film, television, and pop culture with others that share the same passion. The Tail Slate is a pop culture web series that features panels, discussions, reviews, reactions and more.
Stay Alert! Be on the lookout for members of the 501st Legion, Vader's First as they could make an appearance at any time. We never know just who from the Empire may be coming.
East End Expo October, 2016 will feature:
- Street Fighter V Video Game Tournament
- The Tail Slate pop-culture guest-speaker panel
- Free Parking
- Raffles and Door Prizes
- Geek approved Vendors
- Halloween/Cosplay Costume Contest
- E-Photo Booth take home great memories!
Show runs from 11 am to 4 pm
General Admission $5
VIP Early Admission (10:30am) $10
Kids 10 and under are Free