THE CALGARY COMIC AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPO + GIVEAWAY

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…

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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.

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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/

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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!

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 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

34 Comments

  1. Phil Nep April 18, 2016

    Spidey’s my fav – since I was a kid and now that I’m a dad seeing my own kid dress up in the spidey costume! 🙂

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  2. Phil Nep April 18, 2016

    Liked the FB page, too!

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  3. Maritess April 18, 2016

    Superman is my all-time fave superhero. Thanks for the chance.

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  4. Jessica Yu April 18, 2016

    My favourite superhero is Superman! 😉

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  5. Jessica Yu April 18, 2016

    I liked your Facebook page! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  6. Winnie April 19, 2016

    My fav is batman!

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  7. Jace Anderson April 19, 2016

    All time favorite comic book character is Sergio Aragones Groo the Wanderer. I first found that comic at a comicon in Victoria when I was 9 years old. I’ve been addicted ever since. The last time I’ve met Sergio (the creator) was at Calgary Comicon at a signing about six years ago. So special.
    Favorite costume wearing super hero, likely Deadpool – the merc with a mouth
    😀

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  8. Tawny April 19, 2016

    My favourite superhero has to be Wonder Woman!

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  9. caryn s April 19, 2016

    I always liked spiderman

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  10. caryn s April 19, 2016

    i liked your Facebook.

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  11. Dallas Heisler April 19, 2016

    Batman!!!

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  12. Claudia April 19, 2016

    Wonder Woman of course!!!

    Spinning to change clothes since the 70s 🙂

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  13. Dallas Heisler April 19, 2016

    Liked your Facebook page too 🙂

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  14. Stephanie April 19, 2016

    I’d have to say that my favourite super hero is Elastigirl aka Mrs. Incredible. She’s pretty awesome!

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  15. Stephanie April 19, 2016

    also liked your fb page

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  16. Steve April 19, 2016

    I’ve got to go with Wolverine because he’s from Alberta!

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  17. Stephanie Q April 19, 2016

    She Hulk (Bruce Banner’s cousin) is the ultimate superhero. She’s a strong woman, a lawyer and loves who she is. She’s proud to be a smart green toughie!!

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  18. Dave J April 19, 2016

    Nightcrawler! He’s chivalrous, a swashbuckler, and has the ability to teleport. Plus a tail?!?!? How do you beat that?

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  19. Nicole C April 19, 2016

    My fave is Wally West as Flash!

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    • kait April 24, 2016

      Congrats Nicole! I randomly drew your name – you are going to Comic Expo! 🙂

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  20. Miranda April 19, 2016

    spiderman is hubs favourite so I’ve joined that bandwagon too

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  21. Miranda April 19, 2016

    I liked the facebook page too

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  22. Aaron M April 19, 2016

    My favourite is the Ol’ Canucklehead! Wolverine!

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  23. Orillian April 19, 2016

    It’s funny, I devoured comic after comic as a kid. Read as many as I could get my hands on bought what I could afford and enjoyed every last bit of them.So, when I went to tap out a message telling you which one I loved the best. Which super hero meant the most to me growing up. I…drew a blank.

    It turns out it’s not really any one super hero that made my comic reading days, it was the fantastical stories.

    So to that point, I’d have to say one of the most mesmerizing stories to come out of a comics pages for me would have to be a simple one about a boy from Wall and a fallen star.

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  24. Toni April 20, 2016

    My favourite superhero is Iron Man. He gets to use so much cool technology.

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  25. Toni April 20, 2016

    Liked your Facebook page too

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  26. Elisa April 21, 2016

    I’ve always had a soft spot for Spider-Man. I think the whole swinging from building to building really appeals to me. 😀

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  27. Elisa April 21, 2016

    I liked the Facebook page!

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  28. Elisa April 21, 2016

    I had left submitted an entry earlier but just didn’t see it show up in the comments. Anyways, my favorite superhero is Spiderman, as I love the fact that he can swing from buildings. 🙂

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  29. Claudia April 21, 2016

    Liked the Facebook page too!

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  30. Courtney April 21, 2016

    Spider-Man for sure!

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