- Calgary Herald: At Calgary Expo heroes and villians come to life
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.
- Calgary Sun: After 10 years Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo soaring higher than ever
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.
- Calgary Herald: Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo breaks attendance records on 10th anniversary
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.
- Huffington Post: Neil Patrick Harris & Mayor Naheed Nenshi take awesome selfie at Calgary Expo
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.
- Calgary Herald: Parade of Wonders marches through Calgary ahead of 2015 Calgary Expo
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.
- Space Channel’s INNERSPACE at Calgary Expo 2014
InnerSpace hosts Ajay, Teddy and Morgan visit Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2014! MORE.
- Huffington Post: Mayor Nenshi is the true star of Calgary Expo… so far
The stars are out in full force for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, but so far it’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi who’s stealing the show. The self-described policy nerd took that nerddom to a whole new level Friday morning, heading over to Stephen Ave. to join the Expo’s kick-off Parade of Wonders festivities. Sporting a festive costume inspired by Dr. Who’s Eleventh Doctor, the popular mayor was all smiles while posing for photographs and selfies with stars and fans alike. MORE.
- Breakfast Television: On site at Calgary Expo 2014
Breakfast Television’s Jill Belland visits the Calgary Expo grounds before doors open to talk to WETA Workshop’s Richard Taylor about his work imagining the world we see on scree in the Lord of the Rings saga, and gives a preview of what fans can expect to see at the Expo. MORE.
- Metro: Calgary Comic organizers remind guests cosplay is not consent
Organizers of the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo are taking extra steps at this year’s event to cut down on sexual harassment of guests, particularly those who come dressed up in costume. Cosplay, as it’s known, is popular among many attendees, who show up to the event in elaborate homages to their favourite fictional characters. That, however… MORE.
- Global TV: Anthony Daniels (C3PO) takes over the weather
He’s best known for his iconic role as C-3PO in the Star Wars franchise – but maybe he missed his calling as a meteorologist? British actor Anthony Daniels decided to try his hand at television while visiting the set of Global Calgary for an interview on Friday. First he joined Meteorologist… MORE.
- The Nerdist: Torchwood reunion at Calgary Comic Expo
You’ve heard of San Diego Comic-Con, and C2E2, and Dragon*Con, and several other major conventions of their type. But you might not, however, have heard of a con which has quietly become the sixth largest such gathering of comic book and entertainment fans in North America. Last year…. MORE.
- Toronto Star: Star Trek: The Next Generation cast to reunite at Calgary Comic Expo
A quarter of a century after beaming onto the airwaves in 1987, the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will make a rare public appearance at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in April. Next Generation aired in syndication from September, 1987 through May, 1994. The show, won 18 Primetime Emmys, with 178 episodes over seven seasons and …. MORE.
- CBC News: Nimoy beams home to Vulcan, Alberta
Leonard Nimoy, the actor who immortalized the character Spock on Star Trek, was hailed as a homecoming hero as he led a parade in Vulcan, Alta., celebrating the town’s status as “official Star Trek capital of Canada.”
“I’ve been a Vulcan for 44 years. It’s about time I came home,” Nimoy, 79, said to cheers. He spoke about how his achievements as an actor far exceeded what he had dreamed of… MORE.