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.
11.26.2013 Cult-Action hero Bruce Campbell is coming to the Calgary Expo! ( Appearing Saturday and Sunday only)
APPEARING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY
In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, Evil Dead, in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling video of 1983, beating out The Shining. After its appearance at Cannes, where Stephen King dubbed it the most ferociously original horror film of the year, New Line Cinema stepped forward to release Evil Dead in the U.S.
Campbell then rejoined his Detroit colleagues to star and co-produce the second and third films in the Evil Dead trilogy, completing 12 years of work on the cult favorite. This rough-and-tumble background was a plus as Campbell made his foray into television, first starring in the highly touted Fox series The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr., then as a recurring guest-star on the hit show Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
With these under his belt, Campbell easily made the transition to director, helming numerous episodes and recurring as the King of Thieves in the #1 syndicated Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and its follow-up phenomenon, Xena: Warrior Princess.
But Campbell didn't abandon his film roots. During that time, he had featured roles in the blockbuster Congo, John Carpenter's Escape From LA, and the award-winning independent crime drama, Running Time. He followed these up with roles in Paramount's romantic comedy, Serving Sara, Jim Carrey's The Majestic, and all three of Sam Raimi's blockbuster Spider-Man movies.
After a return to episodic television in the swashbuckling series, Jack of All Trades, Campbell took the title role in MGM's cult sleeper Bubba Ho-tep. His directorial debut, Man with the Screaming Brain premiered on the Sci Fi Channel, and Dark Horse Comics published the comic adaptation.
In the multi-media industry, Campbell provided voices on cutting edge video games for Activision, THQ and Nova Logic - and he also enjoyed voicing characters for Disney’s animated TV series Tarzan and the Warner Brothers feature The Ant Bully. He also voiced the character of Mayor Shelbourne in the animated hit film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. In 2011, Campbell voiced the role of Rod Torque Redline in Cars 2, the sequel to the hit Disney animated feature.
Most recently, Campbell directed and starred as himself in My Name is Bruce, a spoof of his B-movie career, then re-teamed with Disney for their fun-filled hit, Sky High.
In 2013, Bruce Co-Produced the hit remake of Evil Dead, joined his filmmaking pal Sam Raimi on Oz, The Great and Powerful, and completed an impressive seven-year run on spy show Burn Notice, the #1 show on cable.
Campbell continues to share his acting and filmmaking experiences by lecturing at universities, including Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon and Stanford.
He currently resides with his wife, Ida Gearon, in Oregon.
11.20.2013 First guest announcement set for Nov. 26!
Hear ye, Hear ye! Word hath been received from on high that the first announcement for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo shall be on this coming Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 10AM MST. So let it be written, so let it be done!
10.25.2013 Ticket information now available!
Tickets to the 2014 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo will go on sale November 1, 2013, at 10am MST.
Prices do not include service charges & applicable taxes.
What does your pass get you? Access to the main exhibit show floor, programming, and all the awesomeness that you can handle! You can check out things like the costume contest, Q & A panels with special guests, workshops, and much more!
Tickets will ONLY BE AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE. Tickets will be available online from Nov. 1, and at participating retail locations from December 1, 2013. A list of these retail locations will be provided before December 1.
Ticketholders will be guaranteed entry into the event. There will NOT be any tickets available at the door. The 2013 Calgary Expo sold out weeks before the event, so don't delay in getting your passes!
Please click HERE for detailed descriptions and pricing.
06.27.2013 Exhibitor Registration
Exhibitor Registration will be open as of July 1. If you're interested in selling your wares, promoting your talent, or show casing your art, this is your chance! Please head to our exhibitors page as of July 1 for more information.
04.25.2013 Last minute changes!!!
With this many guests, exhibitors, artists, and performers, schedules will inevitably change. We've had some (very) last minute changes that have occurred so give this information a read to make sure you're well informed!
Additional Photo Op sessions (these are in addition to the already existing photo ops, not instead of the already existing photo ops):*
- Cary Elwes - Saturday at 3:30PM
- The Hart Foundation - Saturday at 1:00PM and Sunday at 1:30PM
- John Carpenter - Saturday at 6:00PM
- Kristanna Loken - Saturday at 2:00 PM
- Lexa Doig - Sunday at 4:00PM
- Mark Sheppard - Sunday at 3:00PM
- Michael Biehn - Saturday at 1:00PM
- Starship Troopers team up - Saturday at 11:00AM
- Sylvester McCoy - Sunday at 12:30PM
*these photo ops are available for purchase on site. Due to the show opening tomorrow they will not be available for pre-sales online.
Photo Op Changes:
- Boondock Saints photo op - Friday session & Saturday morning session moved to Saturday at 6:30 (Friday single day pass holders will still be able to get their photo op Saturday at 6:30)
- Sean Patrick Flanery - Friday session moved to Saturday at 5:30PM (Friday single day pass holders will still be able to get their photo op Saturday at 6:30)
- Due to last minute flight changes, Sean Patrick Flanery will now be attending on Saturday and Sunday only.
- Boondock Saints Panel - will now be Saturday at 3:00 PM in Palomino AE
- Wil Wheaton Spotlight - will now be Saturday at 12:00 PM in Palomino AE
- Spotlight on Carrie Fisher - Will be Saturday at 2:00 PM in the Corral instead of the Star Wars Panel
- Spotlight on Ian McDiarmid - will be Sunday at 4:00 PM in Palomino AE
- Voice Actors reading of the Princess Bride on Friday is now the Voice Actor Movie Medley on Saturday at 6:00PM in the Corral. (this is not to be confused with the Princess Bride Panel on Friday at 3:30PM - this panel is still at the same time, same day, same place).
- The Saw panel has been cancelled.
04.18.2013 Avoid the admissions line up and exchange your badge on Thursday!
Don’t want to miss a second of the Calgary Expo Craziness? Be sure to drop by the lower level of the Big Four Building on Thursday, April 25th between 4:00PM & 8:00 PM to do your badge exchange!
- People who exchange their ticket for their badge/wristband on Thursday will not have to wait in the admissions line up at the Big Four building to enter into the convention.
- Children's Passes, Single day passes, Weekend Passes, and VIP Passes can be redeemed.
- This does NOT apply to gaming passes as those passes will be exchanged in the gaming area during the weekend (upper level of the Big Four Building Friday, Saturday, Sunday).
- Stampede parking rates will apply so if you’d like to save yourself some money, park on the street or use public transit
- The Thursday badge exchange will be in the lower level of the Big Four Building between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
- Remember: You must have a badge and a wristband in order to be admitted/re-admitted into the Calgary Expo. The Calgary Expo is not responsible for lost or stolen badges/wristbands, and due to the hard capacity we have this year, we cannot be replacing them, so please take care of them!