CELEBRITY PHOTO SESSIONS
Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favorite celebrity. This is the only way to get a beautiful 8x10 glossy photo of you with one of our Guests that will make every single one of your friends jealous.
A perfect opportunity to get that special something signed by your favourite celebrity.
NOTE: Guests may charge additional fees for an Autograph.
COSPLAY RED CARPET
Get ready for the Cosplay Red Carpet! No pre-registration, no competition, no stress!! Walk the red carpet and show off your costume in front of your adoring fans! Every participant will get a free photo taken by Jeff Jenkins Photography, Calgary Expo’s official Cosplay Red Carpet Photographer.
THE ULTIMATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
Shop hundreds of retailers from all over to make your experience unforgettable. Whether it’s a rare comic book, original artwork, graphic novels, memorabilia, Blu-rays, videos, games, toys or t-shirts – you'll find it all here.
FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
Welcome to Calgary Expo! Our event prides itself on having a lot of activities and attractions that are family oriented. So come on down with the whole family to meet your favorite Superheroes, Princesses, voice actors, or maybe even enter the costume contest as a family! Plus, there are coupons and Family Passes available!
Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all your favorite pencillers, inkers and writers. This is a ”must experience area” for anyone interested in meeting the rising stars and the people who work the front lines of the industry! Here you’ll find it all – comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art and sketches! You’ll also find crafters and makers, all with a nerdy slant to their designs and creations.
MEET YOUR FAVOURITE VOICE ACTORS
The actors behind the voices of your favourite animated characters will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos, and meet with their fans. Super-friendly and enthusiastic for selfies, these incredible voice talents are excited to meet YOU and other fans all weekend.
MEET LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK CREATORS
Comic Legends, Pro Comic Book artists, and writers will be with us all weekend. Be sure to drop by the Comic Creator area next to Artist Alley to meet them and geek out over their amazing work.
COSTUMES! COSTUMES! COSTUMES!
Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it called, is a huge part of the show! Literally thousands of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don’t be shy, ask for a photo with your favorite characters or come dressed up yourself.
Whether you're a Whovian or Jedi, a cosplayer or crafter, you're welcome here! And, hey, you might just find that certain someone special who shares your passion for all things fandom! May we remind you these meetups are absolutely free.
COSPLAY MEET UPS
Meet like-minded fans and get a picture to remember at a themed cosplay meet up. Watch for a schedule of specific fandom meet-ups closer to show time.
PANELS / Q&As
Got a burning question about a show or character you've always wanted answered? The celebs are here to answer all your questions and to talk about their latest projects.
WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS
Listen in and participate in our numerous sessions! From Celebrity Q&A’s, fan club presentations, hands-on workshops, and screening rooms, there’s hundreds of hours of programming available for every fandom. And it’s free with your admission ticket. (Specially ticketed events may have an additional admission charge). Check the daily schedule to find out when and where the fun happens.
KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
It's Calgary Expo's cutest event! Come cheer on the cosplay stars of tomorrow at our kid's cosplay contest! Want to compete? Sign up details coming soon!