Calgary Expo is now recruiting for 2016! We’re looking for dynamic fun-loving fans to join the Expo family! Want to know more? Visit our CREW PAGE!
The POW! Parade of Wonders is an annual cosplay parade celebrating pop culture and creativity in Calgary’s downtown. It’s free to participate but there is a catch: to walk in the parade you must be decked out in cosplay (costume-play). Expo goers and downtown office workers alike get involved and join in on the fun and witness this unique event. The POW! Parade of Wonders takes place each year during the world-renowned Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (April 28-May 1, 2016 at Stampede Park). This year, the parade will take place on Friday, April 29 starting at Eau Claire Market’s public plaza.
The 2015 POW! Parade of Wonders was the biggest yet! Over 1,800 cosplayers paraded through the streets of Downtown Calgary for over 5,000 spectators. You don’t want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind celebration! Click HERE to register!
For those who are wanting to take part in our Costume Contest/Kids Costume Show case – registration will be open Tuesday, February 23rd at 10:30am MST! Links and info will be posted, and in the meantime, if you have questions, email email@example.com!
- Geisha Vi – Makeup Artist, Cosplay Model, Costume Designer, Stage Performer
- Alexa Heart – Cosplayer, Costume Designer, Sculptor, Prop Creator, 8-bit Gamer, Transgender Cosplayer
- Riddle – Internationally recognized Cosplayer/Costume Maker who loves to cook, play video games, sleep, rescue baby squirrels, and make people laugh.
- John Gallagher – The Flash, BioWare, Once Upon a Time, Falling Skies
- Ryan Ferrier – Sons of Anarchy, D4ve, Marvel’s Secret Wars: Battlefield
- Dean Yeagle – Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Jim Henson Associates
- Battlestar Galactica
- Hawaii Five-0
Join us in welcoming more super creators to the Calgary Expo!
- Shannon Eric Denton – Spectrum Comics, Zapt!, 10, Gutwrencher, The Revenant, Grunts, Graveslinger, Common Foe
- Dave Johnson – Star Lord, Avengers Arena, Silk, Deadpool, 100 Bullets
- Dan Panosian – Captain America, Batman, Spider-Man and Thor
- Ty Templeton – Stigs Inferno, Batman Adventures, The Simpsons
The Calgary Expo is very excited to add Lennie James to the growing roster of Media Guests. Lennie has worked on iconic projects such as The Walking Dead, Snatch, and Jericho.
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The fun doesn’t stop after the convention closes! Join us for an evening of nerd-rock at Cowboys with Jess Harnell’s mash-up band Rock Sugar, supported by geek-music aficionado Kyle Stevens of Kirby Krackle.
Prepare to have the line between pop and metal blown to smithereens! Pour yourself a shot of Rock Sugar as voice actor Jess Harnell (Animaniacs) takes the stage to showcase their amped up brand of metal-pop fusion.
Kirby Krackle is an internationally touring nerd-rock artist featuring the music of songwriter and performer Kyle Stevens. Pioneering the genre in 2009, Kirby Krackle is known the world over as the go-to band for heartfelt songs dedicated to the best in comic books, video games, pop and geek-culture with YouTube videos boasting over 2.5 million views.
Tickets will be on sale as of Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at 10am mst!
Voices Actors Jess Harnell (Animaniacs), Phil LaMarr (Futurama), Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins), Nolan North (Batman: Arkham City), Charles Martinet (Mario and Luigi), and Steve Blum (Star Wars: Rebels) are heading to the Calgary Expo as part of 2016’s nerd-fest extravaganza. Tickets for the convention are currently on sale HERE.
Jess Harnell is known for his voice work in famous franchises such as Animaniacs and Transformers. He will also be performing with his pop rock mash-up band, Rock Sugar, Friday night at the Calgary Expo’s after show party at Cowboys.