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Rue Morgue Festival of Fear (Canadian National Horror Expo)
VenueMetro Toronto Convention Centre
Location(s)Toronto, Ontario
Attendance91,000 in 2012
Organized byRue Morgue Magazine/Hobby Star Marketing Inc. joint
Filing statusCorporate

Toronto, Canada's Festival of Fear is an annual multigenre fan convention that runs as part of Fan Expo Canada. It was founded as the Canadian National Horror Expo in 2004 by Rue Morgue Magazine and Hobby Star Marketing Inc. It is traditionally a three-day event (Friday through Sunday) typically held the weekend before Labour Day during the summer in Toronto, Canada, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Since 2011 it has become a four-day-long event.

Originally showcasing novels, fantasy, film, television and related popular arts, the convention has expanded over the years to include a larger range of pop culture elements, such as horror, anime, manga, animation, toys, collectible card games, video games and web entertainment. The convention is the largest of its kind in Canada and among the largest in world, filling the entire south building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with over 91,000 attendees in 2012.

Along with panels, seminars, and workshops with industry professionals, there are previews of upcoming feature films, video game companies, and evening events such as The Masquerade; a costume contest, and other social receptions.

Typically there are over 175 hours of programming on all aspects of pop culture over the weekend.

See also

  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue

External links

  • Rue Morgue Festival of Fear
  • Fearnet review of FOF 2007
  • Phasers on stunned as Fan Expo Canada disappoints sci-fi devotees, The Toronto Star August 30, 2010

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