EDMONTON EXPO ’12: Guest list and show highlights announced

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Press Release

Holy Expo Batman! The Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo is bringing the best in pop culture to the City of Champions and announces their line-up of celebrity guests from the classic Batman to the original Star Trek. Produced by the team behind Canada’s second largest comic-con, the Calgary Expo and the founder of the long-running Edmonton Collectible Toy & Comic Show, the show will be a healthy dose of full frontal nerdity. Tickets are now on sale for Edmonton’s newest all-ages gaming, horror, comic, sci-fi, and anime event at Edmonton EXPO Centre, October 20-21, 2012.

EDMONTON EXPO SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE:
·       ADAM WEST (Classic Batman)
·       BILLY DEE WILLIAMS (Lando Calrissian in Star Wars; Harvey Dent in Tim Burton¹s Batman)
·       NICHELLE NICHOLS (Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek)
·       CHARISMA CARPENTER (Cordelia Chase in Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
·       SEAN MAHER (Dr. Simon Tam in Firefly, Serenity)
·       CASEY ORR & CHUCK VARGA (horror shock-rock Musicians in GWAR)
·       CREATORS: Mike Grell, William Stout, Nat Jones, Robert Bailey, Mike Sass, Camilla D’Errico, and Wayne Gladstone.

HIGHLIGHTS:  Best way to get your nerd on at Edmonton Expo
·       Costumes & Costume Contest (Saturday)
·       Workshops & Seminars
·       Retailer & Exhibitor Area
·       Improv Comedy Show
·       Celebrity Autographs, Photo Ops, and Q&A¹s
·       Adam West Panel – moderated by CRACKED.com Writer Wayne Gladstone
·       Billy Dee Williams Panel – moderated by CRACKED.com Writer Wayne Gladstone
·       Nichelle Nichols Panel
·       BioWare Gaming Panel
·       Charisma Carpenter & Sean Maher Panel (iconic Joss Whedon stories!)
·       How to be a Successful Freelance Writer with Wayne Gladstone
·       Art of Laurie B! Pin up Art workshop

“We’ve seen the enthusiasm Calgary has for pop culture, and we want to share that fandom with Edmonton. Edmonton Expo is a chance for kids ­ big and small ­ to embrace their inner geek,” stated Kandrix Foong, event director Edmonton Expo. “From Celebrity Q&A’s to the Artist Alley and a Costume Contest, Edmonton Expo has something for everyone.”

SHOW DETAILS:

WHEN:  Oct 20 ­ 21, 2012 (Saturday to Sunday)
WHERE:  Edmonton EXPO Centre; Hall E, 7515 – 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

TICKETS:  In advance Single Day Tickets: $15; Weekend Pass $25; VIP Pass $150. Children 10 and under free when accompanied by paying adult (2 children per adult).

MORE INFO:  www.EdmontonExpo.com

About Calgary Expo PRODUCTION TEAM
Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo is a non-profit organization showcasing pop culture including comics, sci-fi, gaming, anime, and horror. Since 2006, the convention has grown to host over 60,000 attendees in 2012 and is Canada¹s second largest pop culture convention. Calgary Expo April 26 – 28, 2013 at BMO Centre, Stampede Park, in Calgary, AB, Canada. www.calgaryexpo.com

via Calgary Expo