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Unread 11-23-2005, 11:42 PM   #1
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Fan Expo Canada?

I got the info-postcard on the "Afternoon with William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy" for CNX06 and I was surprised to see they called it "Fan Expo Canada" instead of the "Canadian National Expo".

Anyone know anything about this? Why did they change the name? I like "CNX" better than "FEC" ^^; I'm just curious if it's the same thing or if they're making some kind of changes? I looked over hobbystar's website and couldn't find anything, so if anyone knows anything about it, I would love to hear!
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Unread 11-24-2005, 07:52 AM   #2
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I noticed that awhile ago:
http://www.hobbystar.com/hobbystar/i...ntions2006.jpg

Maybe the old name was too long...no idea >_<
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Unread 11-24-2005, 08:38 AM   #3
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So... the name has officially been changed??? Do you think this will effect people's attendance? (I think this new name's kinda .... weak...)
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Unread 11-24-2005, 09:06 AM   #4
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Yeah I'm not a huge fan myself, Desdemona!
I just noticed now when I got that in the mail, weird stuff! If I didnt check what con it was (the september threw me off too) I probably would have thrown out the postcard.
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Unread 11-24-2005, 05:14 PM   #5
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The original name The Canadian National Expo was too close to The Canadian National Exhibition.

Also it's now FanExpo Canada, which makes me think that there will soon be FanExpo (somewhere else). Anyhow I'm bound to know soon enough.
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Anyhow I'm bound to know soon enough.
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Alas, FEC doesn't roll off the tongue as nicely as "CN" or "Crappycon" XD
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Wow...that does have a very gross ring to it, doesn't it? Either way it sounds ridiculous: "F-E-C" or "FEK"
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The original name The Canadian National Expo was too close to The Canadian National Exhibition.

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You have a good point there.
I can see WHY they might have wanted to change it, but I think they could have tried to come up with something a little better.

Hmm.... you know what would have been sweet? If they announced the name change at last year's CN, and then they could have taken a poll from the crowd, or asked around for ideas on what the new name should be!
That would have been great, because then the fans would feel they had some kinda say in the new name - or at LEAST be informed about it.

I'm worried that there might be a lack in attendance if people aren't aware of the name change.
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*LOL* Sarcasm-hime, you're so mean ^^;;
but you're right XD it doesn't have that ring T-T
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Unread 11-29-2005, 08:54 AM   #11
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The original name The Canadian National Expo was too close to The Canadian National Exhibition.

Also it's now FanExpo Canada, which makes me think that there will soon be FanExpo (somewhere else). Anyhow I'm bound to know soon enough.

There's already an FX in the states, to my knowledge not run by Hobbystar.

Oh and the shortform will probably just FX or FX Canada. Probably... blah.
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Unread 11-29-2005, 09:51 AM   #12
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hmmm... I guess i could live with FXC... ^^
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Unread 11-30-2005, 07:45 AM   #13
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eh, i guess if we have no choice then we have to live with whatever they've changed it to - still doesn't roll off the tounge as well as CN though
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Unread 11-30-2005, 11:38 AM   #14
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Yeah, I think it's supposed to be "FXC".. the X in the logo is made bigger than the E and it seems like it's for a reason. XD; ...Maybe it's Fan-X. XDDD

I guess they got to such a big point that it made more sense to give it a different name? Having the main con be "Canadian National Expo" and all the smaller parts being stuff like "Canadian National Anime Expo" was a bit weird after a while, I suppose.

At least the anime con is still CNAnime?
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Yeah that makes sense~ CNAnime matched CNX, but "The Canadian National Festival of Fear" not so much? I don't know ^^;
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