Tag Archives: Fan Expo Canada

The Hook’s Purge: Things I Love.

To be clear, I’m not actually purging myself of things I love in this post. But “The Hook’s Share” made it sound as though I pulled a heist. (“Hook’s Eleven”, anyone?)  So here now, are a few of the many … Continue reading

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A Post-Con Report And Other Musings.

Well, it’s all over but the crying and the clean up. No, I’m not referring to my latest carnal escapade. (That would crash the internet into a gazillion pieces.) I am referring to the Summer of 2015, which has evaporated … Continue reading

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A Bellman Is…

HOOK’S NOTE:  A little rehash for you today. I’ve covered this topic before, but Fan Expo Canada comes in like a nerdy wrecking ball this week, summer is winding down and I’m just plain knackered, so here we go again, … Continue reading

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Fan Expo Canada: Pros and Cons.

Two weeks remain until Fan Expo Canada 2015 is unleashed upon the Multiverse, kids. If you’re a hardcore nerd like me that statement has you shaking like Donald Trump in a room full of armed Mexicans. If you’re not… then … Continue reading

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This is Not a Post, This is my Version of a Temper Tantrum…

“What’s going on, Hook?” you ask, hoping that you have been deceived and this message contains another tale of travelers gone wild in Niagara Falls, a place that serves as a testament to how much money you can make by … Continue reading

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Surviving Comic-Con: A How-To Guide.

In addition to being a world-class bellman/blogger, The Hook is – much to his wife’s eternal dismay – a fan boy extraordinaire. And so with the imminent arrival of comic convention season, here are a few tips and guidelines that … Continue reading

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Seven Days of Summer Fun!

MONDAY: A  major-league Canadian brewing giant decided to grace my little corner of the world with a conference. I think the focus should have been on manners. BEER EXEC:  (Approaching the bell Desk and three bellmen) Hey fuckers! Can I have … Continue reading

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Summer Fun, “Whales”, and Fan Expo Canada!

When you’re a bellman in a tourist town, summer is both a blessing and a curse. Sure, you have the opportunity to make some cold hard cash but you’ll be using it to buy aspirin. Lots of it. Still, there are … Continue reading

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A Positive Message From The Hook?

I realize this blog devotes a great deal of space to shining a light of truth upon those who would spread darkness and stupidity across the North American hospitality industry. In other words, I know I constantly rage against the douchebags I … Continue reading

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Australians Are The New French Canadians!

To the world at large, Australia is known for exporting precious metals. Unfortunately, the world is dead wrong. Australia’s number one export? Douchebags – lots and lots of douchebags, whole families, to be precise. For the second time in a month, … Continue reading

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