C’mon now. Pick a side. Hero or evil villain? That’s kind of binary, but that might be all the columns needed to explain the eclectic collection of actors, wrestlers and others — like Neil Patrick Harris — who kicked the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo into high gear Friday. I didn’t meet former How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris — he wasn’t in town long enough to do any interviews — but for every one of the… MORE.
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Expectations for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo today are a far cry from what they were a decade ago, the event’s founder says. With Expo turning 10, Kandrix Foong said, even internally the first question asked every year is usually, ‘Oh, who are you guys bringing out?’ Foong said projections show this year 100,000 people have bought or will buy tickets to… MORE.
While the four days were not completely sold out, the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo still managed to break attendance records on its 10th anniversary, welcoming more than 100,000 fans to Stampede Park. As of press time, organizers reported that 102,000 attended the four-day expo on the Stampede grounds, up from last’ year’s 97,000. The event was sold out on Saturday and Sunday…MORE.
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and actor Neil Patrick Harris are starring in a new sitcom titled “How I Met Your Mayor.”OK, not true. But this hilarious selfie Nenshi took with the “How I Met Your Mother” actor at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo on Friday got us thinking about the prospect. Harris was in Calgary to kick off the expo’s first day, according to the Calgary Herald. During a talk with hostess Emily Expo, in which NPH discussed his TV show and hosting the Oscars, among other things, Nenshi waited in the audience to ask him a “question.” MORE.
Costume inspiration came from all over the universes of geekdom, from classic science fiction like Star Wars and Star Trek, to new hits like Guardians of the Galaxy, plus comic book heroes and villains and video game characters. A few special guests were also in attendance to begin the annual convention, including Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills 90210, Sharknado), Jessica Nigri (famed for her cosplay), and Mayor Naheed Nenshi. MORE.