Have you heard the news? The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is back for another explosive weekend of pop culture, cosplayers and visiting celebrities! If you want to get in on the action, join over 100,000 Calgarians on April 28-May 1, 2016 for a krazy weekend of fun. Weekend passes often sell out, so grab your TICKETS now, while you still can! And if you want to try to win some passes – scroll down to the bottom for my great GIVEAWAY!
I still remember the first time I went to the Calgary Expo back in 2008. I had no idea what to expect but it was basically just a big party where everyone wanted to get their photo taken! It was a blast! By the way, in these old photos I am not in costume – that was a sundress I had made based on a vintage pattern. Regardless, everyone I met thought I was dressed up some obscure character or as a vintage Barbie – hilarious! Meeting Ed the Sock was definitely the highlight…
This year promises to be the best year with amazing celebrities joining the festivities such as Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca!), N’Sync’s Joey Fatone (haha woot!) and Famke Jannsen of X-Men fame! There is a massive list of special guests which you can check out here – plus loads of them will be having photo ops as well.
Beyond that there are some seriously talented women this year at the expo. For one, Lianne Moseley. She is a local artist officially at the show this year as one of the Expo’s Cosplay Guests. She creates incredible comic-style body art and it is literally mindblowing. She is constantly going viral on social media and it so no surprise why. Follow her on Instagram – her work is amazing and incredibly inspiring! Love this latest creation inspired by Coachella! https://www.instagram.com/lustredust/
Another amazing woman is Sam Maggs – she is a girl-geek author who recently moved to Edmonton (from TO) to work for video game company Bioware. She wrote a book called ‘Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy’ – which is basically a manual for young women who want to let out their inner geek. She’s in town for the expo and is participating in a talk with local literary festival Wordfest on April 27. If you are interested check it out here: http://wordfest.com/session/sam-maggs-fangirls-guide-to-the-galaxy-25/.
Lastly, I will leave you with this image of our awesome mayor at a previous year’s POW! Parade of Wonders in downtown Calgary. Amazing. Enjoy the show this year!
➔ CALGARY EXPO WEEKEND PASSES GIVEAWAY!
What you get:
A pair of weekend passes ($160 value) to Calgary Expo (April 28 – May 1)!
How to enter:
Leave a comment here telling me who your favourite superhero is! For an extra entry, ‘like’ my Facebook page The Archives of Cool and leave a second comment here saying that you did so!
This giveaway ends on Friday April 22 at 10am MST. Entrants must be able to attend the Calgary Expo, April 28 – May 1. Good luck!
Photos via Calgary Expo + Sam Maggs + Lianne Moseley