Welcome to the 2014 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo!
The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo is Canada's largest Canadian owned pop culture event with an attendance of over 60,000 people in 2013. Featuring a myriad of special guests from film & television, comic books, sci-fi, horror, anime, cartoons & collectibles, this family friendly event caters to every fan of every genre. The show spans over 418,000 sq. ft. of space; packed with programming, vendors, artists, and special guests.
- Tickets to the 2014 Calgary Expo are currently on sale HERE.
- Photo Op sales will be available close to the dates of the Calgary Expo.
12.10.2013 Join Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito at the 2014 Calgary Expo!
Show day appearances TBA.
Giancarlo Esposito is a celebrated television, film and stage actor whose acting career spans over several decades. He most recently earned rave reviews and awards buzz starring in AMC’s critically acclaimed award-winning series Breaking Bad opposite Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. Esposito starred as Gustavo “Gus” Fring, a respected business owner whose legitimate operations allow him the perfect front to distribute Walt’s (Cranston) blue meth throughout the Southwest. He recently won the 2012 Critics Choice Award for his portrayal.
Esposito has appeared in notable films such as Rabbit Hole, The Usual Suspects, Smoke, and The Last Holiday. His performances in Spike Lee’s films Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, School Daze, and Malcolm X are among his most memorable. Esposito’s other film credits include outstanding performances in SherryBaby, Ali, Nothing to Lose, Waiting to Exhale, Bob Roberts, King of New York, and Cotton Club. In 1995, Esposito was recognized for his incredible work in Fresh with a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award.
In 2007 through his production company, Quiet Hand Productions, Esposito made his feature directorial debut with the film Gospel Hill. He also co-starred with Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Julia Stiles, Taylor Kitsch and Samuel L. Jackson. Quiet Hand Productions aspires to make “conscious content” films that focus on the inspirational. The company currently has four other projects in development, in which Esposito plans to direct, produce and co-star. One of these projects This is Your Death, is an unflinching look at reality TV.
12.03.2013 Star Wars droid C-3PO is heading to the Calgary Expo!
Show day appearances TBA.
Leaving college in 1974, Anthony won a BBC Radio Award, which gave him a place in their Drama Company. After hundreds of productions, he left to go into theatre, shortly joining the National Theatre of Great Britain at The Young Vic. He toured abroad with them as well as acting in their London home. It was whilst playing in Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, that he got the call to meet George Lucas about a sci-fi movie.
It was a concept painting of the character that actually gained his interest. He found the script incomprehensible but liked the golden droid and so was thrilled to be given the role.
The next day he was covered in plaster to make a mold of his body, the first step in creating the now globally recognised character. Six months later the costume was almost ready and filming began.
Anthony has been involved in many of the spin-offs. Amongst other events, as the character he performed in the three radio dramatisations, tap-danced on The Muppet Show, promoted measles and polio vaccines, wrote and produced anti-smoking commercials, danced with Donny and Marie Osmond, took part in the Oscar Ceremonies, befriended Big Bird on Sesame Street filmed and voiced the animated figure in Disney's Star Tours ride, became a breakfast cereal, Kellogg's C-3POs, conducted the London Symphony and the Boston Pops Orchestra and had his own cartoon series, Droids.
Anthony has written extensively about his experiences especially in his 'New Improved Wonder Column' in the original Star Wars Insider, He produced his first comic book for Dark Horse, The Protocol Offensive. His writing skills were harnessed by Hasbro Interactive for their Monopoly Star Wars CD ROM.
Although the Star Wars saga has formed a major part of Anthony's career, he has interspersed those movies with a variety of television and stage appearances. These range from situation comedies such as Square Deal and Three Up Two Down to more serious dramas such as Prime Suspect and Priestly's Dangerous Corner.