Stranger Things’ Eddie and Chrissy had a mini-reunion at FanExpo Canada

STRANGER THINGS. (L to R) Grace Van Dien as Chrissy and Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022
STRANGER THINGS. (L to R) Grace Van Dien as Chrissy and Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /

Though they both may have met grizzly ends at the hands of Vecna, it looks like Chrissy and Eddie are both alive and well in Canada.

With volume 2 of Stranger Things season four squarely in the rearview mirror, fans begin the long, excruciating wait for the show’s return – but just because the series may not be dropping a new season anytime soon doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of Stranger Things content to be found. Nabbing a mind-boggling 1.4 billion hours viewed, Stranger Things season 4 found its breakout character in newcomer Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) the D&D-loving metalhead whose guitar-shredding abilities caught the attention of Metallica, and whose cries for Chrissy to ‘wake up’ sparked an earworm of a TikTok song.

Though fans may have been heartbroken to see both characters meet gruesome ends at the hands of Vecna, lovers of Eddie and/or Chrissy got a little treat when actors Joseph Quinn and Grace Van Dien (as well as a few other familiar Stranger Things faces) reunited at FanExpo Canada last weekend.

The four-day convention, which took place in Toronto last weekend, played host to a veritable Stranger Things reunion – not only Joseph Quinn (Eddie) and Grace Van Dien (Chrissy) in attendance, but Vecna himself, Jamie Campbell Bower, dropped by for the con’s last two days, as well as franchise mainstay Finn Wolfhard (Mike).

Not only that, but two other celebrities in attendance also happened to be part of the Stranger Things universe (though they didn’t attend any of the Stranger Things-centric panels): Lord of The Rings‘ Sean Astin (Bob Newby in season 2) dropped by FanExpo with the rest of his fellow hobbits, as well as Robert Englund (best known as Freddy Kreuger), who cameoed in season four.

The first Stranger Things treat for fans came by way of a selfie from Grace Van Dien’s Twitter account: featuring Van Dien and Joseph Quinn, the photo was captioned “hellcheer says hi from our lunch break “, a nod to the undeniable but short-lived romantic chemistry between characters Eddie and Chrissy, who met for a brief meet-cute in the woods before Chrissy’s untimely death at the end of episode one. Though Chrissy may not have gotten much screen time, both she and her palpable chemistry with Eddie certainly made an impression with fans: Van Dien’s tweet racked up nearly 200 thousand likes.

In addition to snapping behind-the-scenes selfies, the Stranger Things cast members also united for in-person photo ops with fans: Jamie Campbell-Bower, Finn Wolfhard, and Grace Van Dien all attended a photo session together in between signing autographs and participating in individual panels/Q&A sessions.

The mini reunions didn’t just end at photos, though – to cap the weekend off, all four Stranger Things stars in attendance got together for two panels on the last day of the convention: playing horror trivia, reacting to variations on the viral “Chrissy Wake Up” song, responding to fan theories (including Joseph Quinn weighing in on the ‘Kas theory’) and answering fan questions. The first of the two panels featured Joseph Quinn and Finn Wolfhard (with ‘surprise guest’ Grace Van Dien), while all three attended the second panel, and were later joined by Jamie Campbell-Bower.

Though the second panel wasn’t recorded in its entirety (to our knowledge), fans who missed out on attending FanExpo Canada can catch up on the first panel featuring Quinn, Wolfhard, and Van Dien via this link.

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