“Evil Dead” icon Bruce Campbell to talk Deadites, blood, and chainsaws at Vancouver’s Fan Expo

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      For horror fans, hard-core and otherwise, it’s a name iconic enough to stand on its own: Ash.

      The man who’s gone to war with countless demons in not only the original Evil Dead, but two spin-offs, and the gloriously gory television series Ash vs Evil Dead, is headed to Vancouver this coming February as a featured guest at the Fan Expo.

      Bruce Campbell­—also known to his disciples as Ashley Joanna Williams—will appear at the Family Day Weekend event, running February 17 to 19 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Billed as the city’s “largest pop culture celebration,” Fan Expo attracts an audience of thousands, with a mix of guest stars and vendor booths selling vintage collectables, custom art, and modern pop-culture items. 

      Campbell—who, in addition to acting has also directed and produced films over his career—will be on site on Saturday and Sunday (February 18 and 19), with fans able to pony up for autograph signings and photo opportunities. He’ll also appear on a panel, offering tips on how to get stubborn bloodstains out of clothing, the best ways to connect a chainsaw to one’s stump, and delivering one-liners while decapitating rotting Deadites. 

      Guests already announced for Fan Expo include Jeff Ward (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Rose McGowan (Planet Terror), Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket), and Giancarlo Esposito (best known for playing dead-eyed chicken-fixated psychopath Gus Fring on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul). (Update, November 30: Lord of the Rings’ own Frodo Baggins, aka Elijah Wood, and Joseph Quinn from Stranger Things, have also been announced.)

      Fan Expo

      When: February 17 to 19

      Where: Vancouver Convention Centre

      Tickets: Go here

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