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Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2017 – Giveaway!

It’s almost that time again! The Calgary Expo is once again just around the corner. Already! The Expo is one of our favourite annual events in Calgary, taking place at the end of April and bringing all things geeky to the city. If you fancy yourself a geek or nerd or TV/movie buff or all of the above, you absolutely must attend. 4 glorious days of celebrity interviews, comics, merch, exhibitors, panels, autographs, photo ops, costumes, video games and tournaments, workshops and even a parade. There’s something for everyone.

We’re giving away a Calgary Expo Family Pass!


  • 2 Adult tickets
  • 2 Youth tickets

To enter, just drop in a comment at the bottom of this post stating who, or what you’re most excited to see at the 2017 Calgary Expo. Please include your e-mail or social media profile so we can contact you if you win.

As a reminder, here are just some of the media guests that will be in attendance for Calgary Expo 2017. It’s gonna be lit!

Calgary Expo 2017 - Steven Yeun
Steven Yeun – Glenn from The Walking Dead
Calgary Expo 2017 James Marsters
James Marsters – Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Calgary Expo 2017 Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner – Hawkeye from The Avengers
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Christopher Lambert – Lord Raiden from Mortal Kombat. Connor MacLeod from Highlander.
Calgary Expo 2017 Hodor
Kristian Nairn – Hodor from Game of Thrones
Calgary Expo Eleven
Millie Bobby Brown – Eleven from Stranger Things
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Nathan Fillion – Mal from Serenity
Calgary Expo Colm Meaney
Colm Meaney – Chief Miles O’Brien!
Calgary Expo 2017 Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith – Silent Bob + director to so many different movies.
Calgary Expo 2017 Jason Mewes
Jason Mewes – Jay from Jay and Silent Bob fame
Calgary Expo 2017 Wallace Shawn
Wallace Shawn – Vizzini from The Princess Bridge. Zek on Deep Space Nine.
Calgary Expo Mara Wilson
Mara Wilson – Natalie from Mrs. Doubtfire. Matilda from .. Matilda.

Plus many more, and lots of creator guests.

Some of our Favourite Pictures from the Calgary Expo

Getting to see celebrities up close is pretty friggen awesome. Not only do you get to see they’re legitimate people just like you and me, they’re often filled with all sorts of interesting anecdotes and lulz. I highly recommend dropping in on the various panels the Calgary Expo puts on. They’re included with the price of your admission hey, and you get to sit down!

These photos were all taken by us.

Calgary Expo 2017 Stan Lee

Stan Lee

The man behind most of our beloved comic book characters. Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, The Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow, Groot, Magneto, Daredevil, and over 350 others.

Calgary Expo 2017 Tom Payne

Tom Payne

Jesus from The Walking Dead. He’s actually a pretty accomplished actor, but his stardom skyrocketed with TWD. Fun fact: he’s British and has a very British accent.

Calgary Expo 2017 Matt Smith Karen Gillian

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan

The Eleventh Doctor, from Dr. Who. Matt actually started out his life by trying to play football, but was taken out by a bad back injury. The drama teacher in his school signed him up to some acting stuff (without his consent, lolol). He did end up going, and long story short, he’s a world famous actor now. Good for him.

Karen has been in the acting game since 2006, including writing, directing and voice acting in video games. She’s in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It’s going to be sweet.

Calgary Expo 2017 Karl Urban

Karl Urban

Karl Urban has been in a million different things, but you probably know him best as Bones from the Star Trek reboot movies. Or as Dredd in the Judge Dredd reboot. He played Caesar in Xena: Warrior Princess too, for over 5 years! He was so young and spry.

Calgary Expo 2017 Felicia Day

Felicia Day

Felicia these days is rocking the video game world, lending her voice to all kinds of titles and producing a ton of her own content for web series.  You probably know her from her stint on Buffy the Vampire slayer, Dollhouse or Supernatural. Her series called The Guild is actually based on her life as a gamer, particularly from her World of Warcraft days.

Calgary Expo 2017 Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew


Calgary Expo 2017 Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell

Bruce has been acting longer than I’ve been on this planet. If you haven’t watched him as Ash in the Evil Dead movies, you need to go watch them right away. Legendary actor. And he’s hilarious. If you ever have the opportunity to sit in on a panel of his, do it.

Calgary Expo 2017 Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell

Seen Arrow? Stephen is the Green Arrow in .. Arrow. He’s been in a handful of different TV series and movies, including playing Casey Jones in the 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

Calgary Expo 2017 Lea Delaria

Lea DeLaria

You most certainly know Lea as Big Boo from Orange is the new Black, but she’s been around for a while in the comedy scene. In fact, she was the very first openly gay comic to get booked on a late night talk show, Arsenio Hall. Pretty cool. She’s a riot. Fun fact: she voiced Helga Phugly in Oblongs.

Calgary Expo 2017 Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

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Calgary Expo 2017 Billy Piper

Billie Piper

Billie has been in a handful of TV series and mini-series, such as Penny Dreadful and Doctor Who, or Secret Diary of a Call Girl. In addition to acting, she’s a singer. She dropped her first single at the age of 15. “Because we want to” actually hit #1 in the UK in July of 1998.

Calgary Expo 2017 Neil Patrick Harris NPH

Neil Patrick Harris

NPH. Not much more needs to be said about him.

Calgary Expo 2017 Alan Tudyk

Alan Tudyk

Alan, or, Steve the pirate, has been in a large number of TV, movies and video games. He’s especially busy these days doing character voices. Loved him as Sonny in I, Robot. Also as K-2SO in Star Wars Rogue One. In person he’s really funny, I highly recommend seeing him at a panel someday if you ever get the opportunity.

Calgary Expo 2017 Joey Fatone

Joey Fatone

One of the N’sync boys. He’s also a dancer, actor, and television personality. Protip: don’t be like me. When I met him at the Calgary Expo, I went up to him and said “hey man I loved you as one of the Backstreet boys”. He made a half-chuckle and shook my hand. I felt so stupid. It didn’t occur to me that he’s certainly heard that stupid joke a million times and I’m a giant jackass. I’d love to apologize to him someday for that. Total cringe.

Calgary Expo 2017 Clark Gregg

Clark Gregg

Better known as Agent Phil Coulson from the Avengers movies and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, he’s actually had a large number of TV parts dating back to the 80’s. He also played FBI Special Agent Michael Casper in The West Wing. I wonder if he’ll forever be type cast as an agent? Not necessarily a bad thing. He Does agent well. Maybe he can be an agent in the upcoming Matrix movies reboot. That’d be pretty cool!

Calgary Expo 2017 Robin Lord Taylor

Robin Lord Taylor

Known notably from Gotham, as the Penguin, Robin is a wonderful actor. Did you know he played a small part on The Walking Dead? See here.

Calgary Expo 2017 Aliens Cast

The entire Aliens cast

Well, not the ENTIRE cast, but the majority of them. Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henrikson, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn, Ricco Ross, Mark Rolston.

Calgary Expo 2017 Bill Paxton

RIP Bill Paxton

Calgary Expo 2017 The Walking Dead Govenor Hershel

Some of the Walking Dead cast.

Lew Temple (he played Axel), David Morrissey (Governor) and Scott Wilson (Hershel). The panel was hosted by Teddy Wilson.

Calgary Expo 2017 Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso Ribeiro

The one and only Carlton Banks. Yes, he’s been in a number of other things, but he will forever and always be Carlton to me. Getting to see him was great, it was in a smaller tent, and getting to hear him speak from the heart was quite humbling. He threw down some serious life knowledge and we had a great time together. Not what I was expecting. I thought he’d be just silly, funny, putting on a ‘show’, but nope, he was legit cool. Hope I get to see him again.

Calgary Expo 2017 Gwendolyn Christie

Gwendoline Christie

Brienne of Tarth, from Game of Thrones. She was AWESOME. Super high energy, very funny, just a really entertaining person. Would love to see her again. Would love to catch a beer with her, she just seems like such a great person to be around.

Calgary Expo 2017 Jason Isaacs

Jason Iscaacs

I didn’t stick around to watch his entire panel, but Jason was pretty.. personable? Really wanted to just chat with the audience and answer questions, rather than talk on and on about himself. He’s been in so many different movies, you probably recognize his face. I especially liked him in The Patriot. You likely know him as Lucius Malfoy.

Calgary Expo 2017 Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Phil is the man. Loved him on Mad TV as the UPS guy. Loved him as Marvin in Pulp Fiction getting his blown apart. Hermes on Futurama. Fun story: I made this blog post about celebrity shoes at the previous Calgary Expo, and tweeted Phil a picture of his shoes. He responded to it.

Calgary Expo 2017 Mick Foley

Mick Foley

Mankind, Dude Love, Cactus Jack, or just Mick Foley. He was so funny in person, a real actual person. Gotta give props to a guy who wears a fanny pack also. Props Mick.

Way more celebrity Calgary Expo pictures up on our Facebook.

The Amazing Costumes at the Calgary Expo

On top of all the celebrity guests that attend the Calgary Expo, are NUMEROUS people dressed head to toe in some amazing costumes. One of my guilty pleasures every Expo is taking pictures of the costume contests. The kids category is especially adorable. If you’re attending, MAKE TIME FOR THE COSTUME CONTEST! You won’t be disappointed.

There was even a marriage proposal this one time. It was the sweetest thing.


Calgary Expo 2017 Jessica Nigri

Jessica Nigri

Jessica has dropped by the Calgary Expo a number of times to host panels and take part in judging the costume contests. She’s a world famous cosplayer and model.

Below are some of the awesome costumes that have shown up in the costume contests.

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(I run into these two every single year!)

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Stitch ended up winning the contest in 2015. Epic costume!

Wayyyy more costume pictures on our Facebook

Enter below for Calgary Expo 2017 tickets

Thanks for reading! We’ll randomly pick a winner when we figure out an end time to the contest. 7 – 10 days, something like that. We suck at giving hard and fast deadlines.

Comment below with who, or what, you’d like to see at the Calgary Expo! Make sure to include your e-mail or social media profile so we can get a hold of you if you win.

Best of luck! Happy Calgary Expo 2017!!


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126 thoughts on “Giving Away a Family Day at the Calgary Expo (ENDED)”

  1. I LOVE THIS EPIC EVENT! Excited to see Mara, Joey, Alfonso and more! The coolest people! LOL! ??? My buddy Will will freak out! Thanks #Crackmacs for sharing this!


  2. John Cusack… He is my wifes favorite and it will get me tons of “Brownie Points” which I desperately need!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. John Cusack and Jay & Sikent Bob!

    The panels will be awesome and just the atmosphere is an amazing experience.

    My kids absolutely love the cosplay!!

  4. There’s a ton of people that I didn’t expect to see so definitely excited to see them, but most excited to see all the people dressed up and introduce my kids to this crazy cool world!

  5. I would love to see Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes. My son really wants to see Tom Cavanagh as he is a huge Flash fan, and My daughter wants to see Glenn from the Walking Dead and Ruth Connell as she is possibly the biggest Supernatural fan on the planet.

  6. What?? I have to choose?? I would love to see all of them!!. Okay, if you insist … I would love to see Colm, James, Nathan, Jeremy, Steven, Christopher, Wallace, Mara, Kevin, Jason, Kristian and Millie. PIck me please and thank you!

  7. I’m excitied to take my kids to the expo because of the cosplay and the booths, I suppose I’m still just a big kid because I still love collecting the toys and comics. The expo is one of those rare times when you can indulge in all your favorite childhood activities and share them with your kids!

    • It really is the most inviting environment. There’s no judgement, no hate, everyone just one big family. Absolutely the best place to be a kid again. Can’t wait.

  8. This will be the first time my niece and I will be going together, and I’ll be coming in from Edmonton. So I’m most looking forward to seein her. Such a good line up though!

    • Awesome! Hit us up on twitter if you have any questions about Calgary or the Expo while you’re here, might be able to help!

  9. John cusack! And Mara Wilson. I had a dream the night before they announced John cusack. I dreamt we met at a local restaurant and After some serious engaging conversation, I ran away with him.
    That next day when I heard the announcement, I couldn’t stop laughing.

    • Ha, maybe it’s a sign! Never know, maybe you’ll bump into him.

      Plot twist: you’re going to run away with Mara.

  10. It’s a toss up between Jay Mewes/Kevin Smith and Billie Piper. I’m a huge Whovian but also love the comedy of that duo! ?
    -bseester (IG)

  11. I would love to see Nathan Fillion this year! Got to meet the Doctor and Amy, when they were here. Would be cool to add an amazing captain to the list (even though it’s not captain Jack (Captain Mal is the better one anyway))

    In the future though, it would be cool to see up and coming local cosplay artists. One that I’ve started following recently being Alana Waffles. She’s made some really cool cosplays such as combat Disney princess’s and Pokemon legendary bird show girls.

    • Have you been to Otafest? They always seem to have cosplay content going on. I’ve yet to checkout Otafest, looks like fun too.

  12. My older daughter would be Jeremy Renner aka Hawkeye aka “Hot Guy!”, my younger daughter would be Millie Bobby Brown aka Eleven, and John Cusack would be amazing!

    • I’m afraid Stan Lee won’t be there… 🙁 The above pictures of him were from last year. In fact, I don’t believe he’s ever going to even come to Canada again. Last I heard he was due to visit a con in Toronto and that was it for us.

      Unsure if Nigiri will be in attendance this year either. Hope so, but haven’t seen any announcements. She’s a riot.

  13. I love the Expo and have since the very first one way back in the day. Its not always in the budget to afford tickets (this year is looking dubious) but when I can go I love seeing the costumes. The board gaming area is always fun too.

  14. I would LOVE to see Jeremy Renner!!! But even if I don’t end up making it (because that would be too good to be true), seeing all the cosplay would be wonderful.

  15. There are so many! steven yeun, jeremy renner, jay and silent bob. Would love to take the family as we’ve never had a chance to go:)

  16. I’ve been once before and it was absolutely amazing. So much fun and excitement. Would love to go again with my husband.

  17. Never been but always watch the parade from my office. would love to actually go and see any and all of the special guests really ??

  18. As a first time mom, need a day out with my hubby and little one. Huge geek fans and would especially love to see Nathan Filion (he’s hot!). Would also love to pick up some geek gear for our little one who will be in 1 year old in 3 months.

  19. I’ve never been but would love to see all the costumes! I would also love to see Millie Bobby Brown, Steven Yeun and Kristian Nairn. That all said, I would win “wife of the year” if my husband got to see Wallace Shawn. Princess Bride is one of his favourite movies and he would be super impressed to meet Wallace (or, maybe he says that to try to impress me, I don’t know!). Thanks for the chance!

  20. The Expo has been such a wonderful fun time for the past 9 years, such a shame that due to the economic turmoil we won’t be able to attend short of winning some tickets to continue the tradition

  21. Sooo many! Jeremy Renner, Nathan Fillion Wallace Shawn… Would love to take my hubby and oldest niece (she loves all things super hero but never gets to go to anything because no one else in her family likes it)!

  22. Too many choices! I am still crushing on John Cusack in my 40s. Tom Cavanaugh, Nathan of course…much swooning to be done!

  23. I heard Nathan Fillion speak before and I was so impressed by him, I was able to get past the fact he’s an Edmontonian!

  24. I am most excited to see my sons reaction when he sees all the costumes and people…!!!! He is going to freak out (he’s 7 and first time going lol) @skcarnes74

  25. Hi,
    I’m excited to meet Jim Shooter, as I’m a massive comic book fan. I’m also very excited to buy some silver age comics, and I always love all the cosplay. Thanks!!!

  26. So much I would want to see and do. I always have to work this weekend and now I have a new job and I don’t have to but I didn’t get tickets.

  27. Hi!
    Most exciting guests this year for me are:
    Kenny v Spenny!Kevin Sorbo!Wallace Shawn! (no more rhyming and i mean it!)
    and almost all of the creator guests would be really interesting as well.

    My nephew who i would take would be most excited for the cosplay
    guests. Something for everyone.

    Would love to win passes,
    Thanks!!!! 😀

  28. I’m most excited to see Steven Yeun at the Calgary Expo because Glenn was definitely one of my favorite characters in The Walking Dead! 🙂

  29. I am very excited to see James Masterson. I’ve been a huge Buffy fan since I was 15 yrs old. I still watch the show on Netflix. It’s also my b-day April 26 so I’m excited!!!

  30. I need an updated photo with James Marsters – I’ve lost over 100 pounds since he was here last. That day at Expo was my wake-up call and I’ve completely turned my life around.
    I want better memories from a pic with him.

  31. No one in my family has ever been able to attend and we’re all such big comic con fans. Either money is too tight or we’re too late. My husband and I are major fans of The Walking Dead so naturally, we’re interested in seeing Steven Yeun plus we want to checkout the vendors and costumes!

    This would be such an amazing thing to check out!!

  32. I’m excited to see all of the guests coming this year. The Buffy nerd in me wants to see Spike, James Marsters, or Hawkeye the most. I’m also excited to see all the vendors, artists and costumes. Never been to the Calgary Comic Expo before and would love to take my husband and kids.

  33. I’m excited for Jay&Silent Bob, Colm, but i think “there can be only one” really, Christopher Lambert!! My two year old (and the wife) is stoked for Haweye!! I’ve never been, would love to go!! Thanks!!

  34. I’m excited to see Jeremy Renner and anyone from The Walking Dead! But, the best part is all the costumes! We’re working on Assassin’s Creed costumes!


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