Now the party is really getting started!
What kind of Expo has a PARADE? The Calgary Expo, that’s who! We started our day with the parade, and the cosplayers came out to say hello. It was cold, but everyone was certainly having a blast!
Friday night at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is a party. The capacity has doubled. The cosplayers are out in full force. Thankfully I got all my shopping done. (Or did I? There’s so many shiny things. My budget is not happy…)
Where do I even begin? Today has been a show all about spotlighting creativity. Every panel was about creating something. Panels on cosplay, on makeup, on writing and world-building. Friday is for creators to share their stories and encourage the next generation of storytellers and makers.
Calgary has one of the best communities for creators. Boasting novelists, comics creators, cosplayers and more, there is so much to learn here. The community is welcoming and friendly no matter where you go. Calgary Comic and Entertainment expo does such a great job of bringing everyone together, it’s a real testament to nerd culture.
Artist Alley was THE place to be, everyone was showing off their work. In a good way. The displays are getting more and more creative every year, and the variety of artists would make a talent scout swoon. The local comics scene is getting livelier every year. Artist Alley is a hidden gem at every convention, and this year was no exception.
It’s been a long and awesome day, off to the night life with some friends for drinks and dinner!