Day one of the Calgary Entertainment Expo is complete!
The Calgary Entertainment Expo is the biggest Comic Convention to hit western Canada. The Vancouver Expo is great as well, but the sheer scale isn’t on the same level as Calgary’s. This year has some TOP Names like Jeff Goldblum, Jason Mamoa, Elija Wood, Lou Ferrigno and the list, literally, goes on! Cosplay lines the streets, the bars are the nerdiest they are all year and, for a weekend at least, nobody is judged for dressing like their favorite comic, anime, video game or movie character. It’s basically Halloween.
Yesterday, the Calgary Expo opened its doors at 4pm and even though it was only a half day, the people came out in droves! The costumes were tight, the merch was expensive and the overall feelings were… amazing! There was so much to see already out of the gate, but we didn’t want to spoil the weekend of activities and vendors! After only walking about 25%of the actual convention floor, we cam across an awesome home made version of The Daleks from Dr. Who!
This was awesome, because they used a plunger for the gun, paint roller, magic eight ball, you name it! It just goes to show the creativity of these people when it comes to their props & costumes! That was just the tip of the cosplay iceberg. We saw characters from Monty Python, Harley Quinn, Darth Maul (Star Wars), but because it was the “soft” launch of the expo, the best were being saved for today!
While there isn’t TOO much to report on just yet, there will be tons more today! The schedule for Friday & Saturday are jam-packed with tutorials, demos, panels, D&D and the list goes on! The POW (Parade of Wonders) Kicks off at 10:30 today and then will be followed with the OFFICIAL grand opening day.
I’ll keep updating you with everything Calgary Expo, and my day drinking, as the event goes on! You can follow everything, right here on my blog.
–The Middle Show with Darren Worts