Slap on a pair of Vulcan ears and head on down to the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, happening April 26th, 27th and 28th, 2013 at BMO Centre, Stampede Park. This annual exhibition has been celebrating all things pop culture since 2006. Get your sci-fi, fantasy and horror fix while visiting over 600 exhibitors and guests from film, TV, comic books, gaming and animation. They’ll be plenty of opportunities to meet with your favourite stars, along with other industry leaders including movie studios, writers, make-up artists, cosplay specialists and magazine and comic publishers.
Guests and exhibitors from a variety of different industries will be at the expo, from classic favourites such as Richard Dean Anderson, also known as MacGyver, and Carrie Fisher, Star War’s Princess Leia. Ian McDiarmid, also from the Star Wars franchise, will make a rare appearance, while Star Trek’s Walter Koenig and John Rhys-Davis, who played Gimli in The Lord of the Rings will also be present. Anime fans will be thrilled to have the opportunity to meet Veronica Taylor, the voice of Pokemon’s Ash Ketchum, while Tom Felton, who plays Harry Potter’s Draco Malfoy, will also visit Calgary for this world-class festival.
This expo features plenty of fantastic special events. Be part of history in the making when you sign up to participate in the Pow! Parade of Wonders! This year will be the first ever Calgary Expo parade and it’s taking place at Olympic Plaza. Make sure you pre-register so you can show off your costume to the entire city!
Do you like to get “weird”? If the answer is yes, then you’ll definitely want to pick up tickets for the Weird Al concert. The concert takes place on Friday night and is guaranteed to be a good time. If you’re more of a Game of Thrones fan, then perhaps you’d prefer to spend your Friday evening schmoozing with Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey, at the Fairmont Palliser hotel. Don’t miss out on your chance to chat with these stars and snap a few pictures; this engagement is limited to only 200 guests.
This event has an expected attendance of over 60,000 fans over the weekend, so make sure you get your tickets early! This is sure to be a memorable experience for pop culture fans young and old, and a great way to spend the weekend, whether you go with friends or family.
Krista Kehoe, Calgary real estate agent & REALTOR®