Keep your eyes to the sky this spring and you might catch a glimpse of the original Caped Crusader soaring his way to Calgary’s BMO centre.
Over half a decade of work in the world of arts and entertainment has made Adam West a beloved house hold name for multiple generations. Some of his film and television titles – apart from Batman, include, Drop Dead Gorgeous, An American Vampire Story, The Young Philadelphians, The Last Precinct, and The Clinic.
In addition to his long roster of titles is West’s kooky and hilarious portrayal of himself as Mayor Adam West in the politically incorrect comedy Family Guy. The role brought his name to yet another generation of pop culture enthusiasts and has only served to solidify him as one of Hollywood’s top personalities
“Having an icon like Adam West at our convention demonstrates how incredibly diverse the Calgary Expo is,” states Event Director Kandrix Foong. “Parents who grew up watching Batman can bring their kids to meet this living legend, just like fans of Family Guy will be excited to meet the man behind his eccentric self-portrayal.”
Family will be a big focus for The Calgary Expo in 2012 with kids 12 and under getting in free of charge. The convention will also be celebrating The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s World Wish Day on April 29 which will feature children’s performers, a costume contest and programming developed specifically for families and children.
The Calgary Expo is a non-profit organization that showcases the incredible talent of comic creators, artists, actors, voice actors, musicians, writers and pop culture icons from all over the world. Founded in 2006, the convention has grown rapidly having hosted guests from every genre including William Shatner, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, voice actor Vic Mignogna and Bruce Timm an Emmy award winning Batman illustrator. The 2011 convention saw 30,000 attendees and is the 2nd largest convention of its kind in all of Canada.
Guests for the 2012 Calgary Expo currently include Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Amanda Tapping (Stargate: SG-1, Sanctuary), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, 24) and James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo will be held April 27 – 29, 2012 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Advance tickets are now on sale at http://calgaryexpo.eventbrite.com/
For more information, visit our website at www.calgaryexpo.com