The biggest weekend in Toronto Fandom is here! This Thursday through Sunday you can catch some of the biggest names in the business, numerous celebrities, creators showcasing their newest project, and collectibles galore! Being our homes hope, RAID will be there banners ablaze to chat with fans, new and old!
RAID and crew can be found at P65-P77 in Artists Alley a quick jaunt through the Hall F enterance from the main escalators . 
Beginning Thursday, August the 30th, FanExpo runs through weekend until Sunday September 2nd. RAID will be set up at P65-P77 directly across from the Hall F entrance in Artist Alley. RAID representatives Kalman Andrasofszky, Anthony Falcone, Scott Hepburn, Ramón K Pérez, Gabe Sapienza, Marcus To, Kyle J Smith, and Eric Vedder will be there all weekend, with special scheduled appearances by Cameron Stewart, Ian Herring, Joe Infunari, and Willow Dawson. Below is a detailed agenda of this weekends scheduled appearances and events. You can also download the RAID info PDF ito have handy should you like. It also might be a tad easier to zoom in on and read. We’ll also have frequent real-time updates on Instagram and Twitter throughout the show.


Beginning at 2pm Thursday afternoon at Fan Expo and online via our we’ll begin taking pre-orders for the RAID TWO: SKETCH EDITION! Our oversized omnibus of an anthology is set to debut early this fall jam-packed with some great stories and amazing art by our RAID crew, new and old! For the early birds supporting us at Fan Expo we'll be offering incentives from exclusive prints to original sketches as well as free shipping on all pre-orders! Cause we're just kooky like that.


We’re super excited about our collaboration with Showcase this weekend at Fan Expo. Watch on Level 600 throughout the weekend (as noted in the scdedule up top!) as RAID artists' Scott Hepburn (Deadpool), Irma Knivilla (X-Men: Blue), Ramón K Pérez (Marvel Two-In-One), Nimit Malavia (Fables), Marcus To (X-Men: Blue), and Eric Vedder (Warframe), create multiple, one of a kind original multi-media art pieces promoting and inspired by Marvel’s Runaways to signal the coming of Season 2 only on Showcase


A big thanks to all who made it out to The Reading Line’s cycling event across Toronto’s main artery of Bloor and Danforth street! The weather couldn’t have been more perfect to enjoy the various authors, readings, and various performers. Families turned out in droves for this fun filled day.
Ramón with fellow mini-cyclists at East Lynn Park, last stop on The Reading Line’s Viadcut ride! Photo by Stefani Forster


X-MEN : BLUE # 34
Written by Cullen Bunn, Illustrated by Marcus To, Cover by R.B. Silva

Time-traveling Magneto must team up with the future counterpart X-Men in order to save mutantkind from extinction. But in order to do so, will Magneto submit to his darker instincts? Don't miss a major turning point for the Master of Magnetism!

Let’s just take a moment to think about how many Mutant extionmciton events there have been. They’re really get kicked to the curb quite often by Mighty Marvel... LE SIGH, poor mutants.
Written by Chip Zdarsky, Illustrated Ramó
n K. Pérez, Cover by Gerardo Zaffino


THE FANTASTIC FOUR are BACK! But there's something quite off about them... perhaps it’s their odour? Being trapped in the olfactory zone for the past decade they suffered a foul existence. But their return is imminent, as so decreed by the great Celestial Dizzeneh! 

Ben and Johnny, powerless and stranded, are in the fight of their lives as NEXT OF KIN continues!
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