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Friday Oct 11 Saturday Oct 12 Sunday Oct 13

Expo Programming from Last Year. 2018 Schedule TBD.

Noon 12 PM - 7 PM

Exhibition

Location: Indoor Exhibition
Downstairs Under the Glass Roof, Go Inside UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver
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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Fusica Band

Music - Anime Oriental Mythology
Free Admission

  • Artist: Fusica Band
  • Location: Outdoor Performance
    Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza, 850 W Georgia St, Vancouver
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Fusica is a instrumental rock band using both traditional Chinese and western instruments. The instruments we play include the GuZheng (Chinese harp), Dizi (Chinese flute), Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, and Drums. Fusing the east and west elements together, the band creates a unique ethnic sound.

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Seishun Youth Academy: Live Party

Music - Japanese Rock
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  • Artist: Seishun Youth Academy
  • Location: Indoor Exhibition - Theatre C300
    Downstairs Under the Glass Roof, Go Inside UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver
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Join Seishun Youth Academy, the Canadian sister group to Japanese rock idol unit Seishun Gakuen at the 5th Annual Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo! Seishun Youth Academy will deliver an authentic and exciting singing and dancing idol performance with their original songs in both English and Japanese! Together, let's make this the hottest stage in all of Canada! 福岡発ロック系アイドルユニット『青SHUN学園』のカナダ校『Seishun Youth Academy』!日本のアイドル文化を全世界に広めることを目標にしてカナダのバンクーバー市を中心にライブ活動を行っている個性豊かな全員カナダ人の次世代アイドルユニット。メッセージ性の強いオリジナル楽曲を英語と日本語で歌いながら元気でパワフルなステージをお届けします!

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Rio Samaya

Music - Coco, Mexican Day of the Dead
Free Admission

  • Artist: Rio Samaya
  • Location: Outdoor Performance
    Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza, 850 W Georgia St, Vancouver
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Rio Samaya have roots from South America and the world bringing multi culture to the stage. Their reportoire includes songs in many different languages and dances from many different styles like Flamenco, Sufi and First Nations. Their costumes are traditional and light up the stage.

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Sigma Halloween Live!

Dance - Anime
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  • Artist: Sigma Dance and Cosplay
  • Location: Indoor Exhibition - Theatre C300
    Downstairs Under the Glass Roof, Go Inside UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver
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Sigma dance and cosplay group is a group formed by over 18 experienced cosplay live performers, and LoveLive dance lovers.

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Live Chiptune Music Performance

Music - Video Game
Free Admission

  • Artist: bryface
  • Location: Outdoor Performance
    Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza, 850 W Georgia St, Vancouver
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bryface is an electronic musician specializing in Chiptune, aka chip music - the practice of using obsolete video game systems to create music. A longtime veteran of the craft, he is known for creating music that pushes the boundaries of what is sonically possible with obsolete game systems. He has performed his music live for audiences all over the world. He also serves as a curator of Vancouver Chipmusic Society, an local organization dedicated to chip music and related artforms by way of concerts, workshops and other events.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Lumi Starlight

Music - Anime
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  • Artist: Lumi Starlight
  • Location: Indoor Exhibition - Theatre C300
    Downstairs Under the Glass Roof, Go Inside UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver
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Lumi Starlight is a Vancouver-based composer and singer/songwriter, who grew up on magic and video games, and is determined to bring both right back into her music! Super cute, super melodic, and just a teensy bit dark at times, Lumi is ready to take the stage and transform into a true idol! Or a supervillain, that'd be cool too. Lumi Starlight is currently the head performer at Vancouver Cosplay Café.

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

ShootingStar Idols LIVE

Dance - Anime
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  • Artist: ShootingStar Idols
  • Location: Indoor Exhibition - Theatre C300
    Downstairs Under the Glass Roof, Go Inside UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver
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ShootingStar Idols is a Vancouver based idol group, focused on the celebration of Asian-idol culture in Canada! They have brought together some of the most talented idol singers and dancers in Vancouver, with decades of combined performing experience. They bring a dedicated fanbase, and perform at conventions, events, and festivals throughout the lower mainland.

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Beautiful Tarim Middle East Mythology

Dance - Middle East Mythology
Free Admission

Yasmina and Adalat have always danced, and love to share their passion for dance with their audiences. Their performances are the highlight of many events, which makes them among the most sought after performers in the Vancouver area. Yasmina Dance Company won the Best Entertainment 2013 Award at the South Asian Wedding Awards. Yasmina Dance Co. includes her talented dance partner Adalat Omar. They perform locally and internationally at theatre shows, festivals, events, and receptions. They have also featured in television and film. Adalat was a dancer in the TV series Shimmy, and was the lead dancer in the movie Kayan. Their performances include diverse props, costuming, and music. With a love for Bollywood Fusion, they have many choreographies on Hindi classics and the latest film songs. They also perform Egyptian style Belly Dance to traditional Arabic music. Yasmina Dance Company's performances are customized for each event. They are continuously evolving, creating a unique style that is always new and fresh. Bringing joy to every occasion, they delight in connecting with their audiences with their pure passion for dance. For the Halloween Expo, Yasmina and Adalat will be showcasing both of their talented performance groups

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Zeús! LoveLive!

Dance - Anime
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  • Artist: Zeús! LoveLive!
  • Location: Indoor Exhibition - Theatre C300
    Downstairs Under the Glass Roof, Go Inside UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver
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Zeus! is an idol dance group based in Vancouver that started with LoveLive cosplay dance covers. As time went by Zeus has evolved into a more multi-genre dance group performing to songs including other ACG music, AKB48, CPop, Kpop, and more.

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

2Shadows

Music - Heavy Metal Costume
Free Admission

  • Artist: 2Shadows
  • Location: Outdoor Performance
    Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza, 850 W Georgia St, Vancouver
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Formed in 2015, 2 shadows is a metal act poised to leave quite an impression on the music industry. With Mike Horvath on vocals, Tryst Germaine on guitar, Sterling Paterson behind the drum kit and James Holder on bass, It is clear that these small town boys will stop at nothing to achieve their big time goals. Fresh out of the studio after recording their first album, working with Dave Benedict from DEFAULT/CITIZENS UNITE on artwork and promotion, they are ready to show you what they’re made of. With its powerful rhythms and leads, along with compelling vocal melodies and lyrics, it is an incredibly dynamic and hard hitting album that you will not want to miss. Their new album Transference hit #10 on the metal charts and is now available worldwide in all online music stores.

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM

The Fictionals

Theatre - Comics
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  • Artist: The Fictionals
  • Location: Indoor Exhibition - Theatre C300
    Downstairs Under the Glass Roof, Go Inside UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver
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The award-winning Fictionals Comedy Co. have been entertaining sold-out audiences throughout Vancouver and beyond since 2010. Their trademark brand of improv pushes the boundaries of comedy, including collaborations with comic book artists, slam poets, and even professional wrestlers. The troupe performs weekly at Cafe Deux Soleils, monthly at The Rio Theatre, and at special events and festivals throughout the year. They are excited to perform their Halloween-themed show, Paranormal Hilarity, at Vancouver Halloween Expo on October 6.

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

An Evening with 20SIX Hundred

Music - Dark Retro
Free Admission

  • Artist: 20SIX Hundred
  • Location: Outdoor Performance
    Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza, 850 W Georgia St, Vancouver
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Inspired by the darker side of cinema, the music of 20SIX Hundred reaches deep into the imagination of a future not yet realized. Synth heavy and action oriented ambience drenched in the neon glow of mid-eighties electronica. Close your eyes, let go of your fears, and drive into the darkness.

6:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Sofia Evangelina

Music- Comics
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  • Artist: Sofia Evangelina
  • Location: Indoor Exhibition - Theatre C300
    Downstairs Under the Glass Roof, Go Inside UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver
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Sofia Evangelina is an actress and a budding pop singer- songwriter from Canada. With an abundance of confidence, astonishing natural talent and a ‘powerhouse’ voice, Sofia exceeds all expectations of such a young artist. The aspiring pop princess has won numerous talent competitions such as Canada National Overall Talent at Talent INC 2014, Canada TeenFest, TheMics and many others and has appeared at various festivals. Interweaving elements of R&B, soul, gospel and pop, her forthcoming debut album is a collection of covers and originals created in collaboration with Beverly Delich and Bryant Olender, known for their work with Michael Bublé. A world class athlete who had travelled the globe and observed many cultures, while being a young teen herself, Sofia deeply understands the issues pertaining to youth culture and is hugely passionate about touching the lives of her fellow peers through her music. She hopes to inspire others to develop self-esteem, stand up for themselves and embrace their individuality and inner beauty. Working painstakingly on her vocals and mastering her craft with prominent Canadian songwriters, she is on upward trajectory to succeed. As an actress, besides several short films, Sofia did voice over for three Lalalopsy movies and has been a recuring character in Lalaloopsy TV series (MGM Production).

More programs are to be announced

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