Pop Culture: Let Your Fandom Flag Fly! was an interactive exhibition at the CNE that celebrated the culture of fandom. Original fan works, including photography, replicas, paintings, and costumes, were displayed throughout the show.
The collection featured a vast array of genres and franchises, so the creative that wrapped the main entrance had to reflect that versatility. Pixelated characters were created and situated within a fantasy background to maintain visual consistency and skirt any potential legal issues. The bright colour palette was chosen to draw attention in a relatively muted space.
Overall, the CNE experienced its highest attendance in over ten years. 1.43 million people visited over the eighteen day run, up 5.51% from 2013.