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  • Day2

    Blue Jays Game!

    August 25 in Canada

    In the evening, I took a walk to the Rogers Centre to watch Toronto Blue Jays against Philadelphia Phillies. Great atmosphere (and beer). After the game I walked down to the Harbour Front, past old train carriages an on to Lake Ontario. Then I got a Beaver Tail - apparently a Canadian must-have.

  • Day8

    Fan Expo Day 1

    August 30 in Canada

    This afternoon, Fan Expo Canada started - one of the biggest comic cons/pop culture events in North America. It’s held at a big convention center where it occupies quite a lot of space. Just walking between the two main buildings takes a while!

    Nevertheless, I spent a few hours walking the convention floor, browsing the many stalls and points of interest. It’s definitely one of the bigger cons I’ve attended.

    My first panel was focused on Power Rangers, featuring Jason David Frank and Amy Jo Johnson. I’ve never actually watched the show, however I really like Amy’s work on other stuff which was my main reason for joining the panel. I also had a photo with her afterwards.

    Tomorrow will be the first full day of Fan Expo, where the highlight is an evening with the cast of Back to the Future! 😀
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  • Day9

    Fan Expo Day 2

    August 31 in Canada

    Another day of pop culture! I started with a panel featuring Robin Lord Taylor who plays The Penguin on the TV show, Gotham. I haven’t watched it for a while, but I like the whole Batman universe and have been meaning to get into this show. Robin was really great and he is so invested in the show and his character, which was cool to see. He mentioned they are currently about half-way shooting the final season, and he had been on the set just the day before arriving at the con.

    I also went to a panel with Karen Gillan whom I recently saw in the Jumanji remake where she was great. She’s also in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing a character in Guardians of the Galaxy and most recently in the latest Avengers movie, which is one of the highest grossing movies ever with over 2 billion dollars in earnings! She seemed very down to earth though and it was interesting to hear about her career. I got a photo op with her a short time after the panel.

    Another acress I got a photo with today is the amazing Evangeline Lilly. Best known as Kate on Lost, one of my fav shows. She was also in the new Ant Man film that I watched the other day. I also got an autograph from her, and a preview of a book she wrote recently. I look forward to her panel tomorrow!

    Speaking of panels, my second day at Fan Expo concluded with “An Evening with the cast of Back To The Future”. It featured the four main cast members: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Biff himself, Thomas F. Wilson. I’ve met all of them before but it’s the first time I’ve seen all of them together. I think it’s only the second time they have all reunited at a con (the first was a few weeks ago in Boston for a different Fan Expo). Anyway, the panel was great. I’ve always loved those movies so it’s quite special to sit a few feet from the cast members as they talk about their experiences working on them over 30 years ago. Especially Lea became emotional talking about the love and appreciation they get from fans all these years later.

    After the panel (which was a bit on the short side unfortunately), I had a very nice dinner at a local steak house.
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  • Day11

    Fan Expo Day 4

    September 2 in Canada

    Last day!

    I had three great panels in a row today. First up was Billy Zane. Again! I went to a panel with him at HorrorHound just a week ago, but it was fun to see him again. He talked about some of the same movies, but most of what he shared was different.

    Second panel was Richard Dean Anderson who played MacGyver back in the day, and later he was in Stargate for many years. Great guy, and it was fun to hear stories from the MacGyver years, and his take on the new version of the show (he didn’t like it). There was also a funny moment when a girl in the audience asked about a commercial he did many years ago for an energy drink in Taiwan! The con organisers found it online and played it for us (and Richard of course) on the big screen which was pretty amusing.

    Last panel of Fan Expo Canada for me was, very fittingly, with Tom Wilson and Christopher Lloyd from Back To The Future. I’ve seen them in panels a few times now, but they always have new and interesting things to tell, and they don’t get the same questions every time. Tom is really entertaining while Lloyd is a bit more quiet. A kid in the audience got a “Great Scott!” from him which was cool. They were asked if more movies may come some day, but the director and producer has made it clear they don’t want that to happen. They are apparently working on a musical though!

    Generally it was a good experience to visit a Fan Expo con for the first time. I had looked forward to seeing Jeff Goldblum but sadly he cancelled. Otherwise a good con.

    After leaving the convention center I made my way to the airport, for the long journey back home. I have a short layover in New York, but a direct flight from there.
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  • Day9

    Toronto, Kanada

    November 11, 2015 in Canada

    Tag 4 in Toronto. Gestartet hab ich nach Ankunft in der Union Station mit dem Rogers Center. Das ist das Stadion für das Baseball und Football Team der Torontonians. Ziemlich cool. Schade dass die Baseball Season bereits vorbei ist.
    Anschließend musste ich nur die Straße überqueren um zu meinem nächsten Stopp zu kommen, die Steam Whistle Brewery.
    Super Tour und gutes Bier. :)
    Mein nächster Stop war der St. Lawrence Market, das ist ein bekannter Markt in Toronto mit allerlei Leckereien und verschiedene Köstlichkeiten. Dort hab ich mir mein Mittagessen geholt - Poutine, typisches kanadisches Gericht (es sind nur Pommes mit Käse und einer Soße darüber)
    Dann gings auf zum letzten Stop - Hard Rock Cafe Toronto. Cocktail, Postkarten schreiben und natürlich ein Souvenir gabs hier für mich.
    War heute wieder ein sehr schöner Tag! :) Ich glaub ich bleib da.
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  • Day20

    Toronto

    August 21 in Canada

    Irgendwie keine ansprechende Stadt, alles Zombies, die wie ferngesteuert durch die endlosen unterirdischen mit Shops - Mode und Essen - überfüllten Gänge hetzen. Die Malls sind unterirdisch miteinander verbunden und an die U-Bahnhöfe angebunden, da hier im Winter locker mal -30°C sind und dann die Leute nicht auf der Strasse laufen müssen / wollen. Aber nur Finanzleute, die Ihr Geld mit Exceltabellen erstellen als Wertschöpfungsmodel verdienen. Mieten und Immobilien wie in Berlin, keiner kann sich das Leben in der Stadt mehr leisten. Die Menschen leben dann in der "Vorstädten", eintönige Einfamilienhaussiedungen, zum Wegsperren der Menschen. Keine Individualität, nichts Besonderes, Konsum auf dem üblichen, standardisierten Niveau. Eigentlich furchtbar.

    Waren dann noch im "Golf Town" eine große Kette, die kandaweit Golfequipment verkauft, ähnlich Golfhouse in Deutschland, nur grösser. Anderes, interessantes Sortiment, da das hier halt Volkssport ist. https://www.golftown.com/
    Habe mir 2 Puttergriffe und eine Oakly Flak® Draft Prizm Golf gekauft. Beides bekommt man nicht in Deutschland. Insoweit bin ich zufrieden;-)
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  • Day3

    Toronto

    July 4, 2017 in Canada

    Unsere Zugreise hat heute mit der 1.Etappe begonnen. Nachdem wir uns von Sylvie und Enzo verabschiedet hatten (sie bleiben nun noch ein paar Tage bei ihren Verwandten), ging's von London Ontario nach Toronto mit dem "Schnellzug". Ein erster Vorgeschmack auf das, was uns ab heute Abend erwarten wird. Doch bevor wir in "the Canadian" stiegen, sahen wir uns noch die grösste Stadt Kanadas an. Mit nur ein paar Stunden Aufenthalt, hatten wir uns für die Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour entschieden, die auch eine Hafenrundfahrt mit dem Boot enthielt. Die Sicht auf die Toronto Skyline war fantastisch.Read more

  • Day2

    Baseball!

    July 27, 2016 in Canada

    Arrived safely at the hotel before going for a wander into town. Walked through the beautiful Toronto University before happening upon a baseball game for which we promptly bought tickets - Toronto Blue Jays vs San Diego Padres. 4-4 at the end of the 9th meant overtime until someone won, which didn't happen until a dramatic 12th innings in which one chap had fifteen balls pitched at him before finally walking to first. Fantastic atmosphere in the awesome Rogers Centre for the match. Walked back by the waterfront on a beautifully warm evening before subaying home.Read more

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