Playing video games at any sort of large public convention is a tough proposition. Despite it being my favourite hobby, the pros of trying upcoming releases in a 10-minute demo is usually outweighed by having to wait hours in line for that privilege. As such, Thursday at Fan Expo is the best day to do it due to it being the day with the lightest attendance.
On day one of the show, I made a beeline for the video game booths and here’s what I played!
As much as Fan Expo tries its best to provide attendees with wall-to-wall excitement, the likelihood of meeting everyone’s expectations in terms of personal taste is a tough order. This year was a year where that came to light for me. With a list of guests that didn’t appeal all that much, combined with a short shopping list, and I had my concerns that this would be a weak show. While it ended up being not as entertaining for me in years past, I did find enough to keep me entertained for the most part.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
From August 31st to September 3rd, Fan Expo returns to Toronto and I’ll be attending for my 8th consecutive year. Will be the first to admit that I’ve been lukewarm on this year’s event due to what’s currently been scheduled, but I know that once I’m there, my hype levels will pick up and I’ll have a great time.
Here’s a few standout things to me that I’m looking forward to checking out!