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04.17.2014   Kristin Bauer no longer able to attend Calgary Expo

Kristin Bauer no longer able to attend Calgary Expo
Due to a last minute filming project, Kristin will no longer be able to attend the Calgary Expo.  We wish Kristin all the best!

04.10.2014   Photo Ops now up for sale!

Photo Ops now up for sale!
Get a professionally done portrait with you and your favorite media guests!  Click HERE to be taken to our photo ops page! 

04.09.2014   Doctor and Companion are reunited as Matt Smith joins the Calgary Expo line up!

Matt Smith

Matt Smith

APPEARING FRIDAY - SATURDAY

Matt Smith was born on October 28, 1982 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England as Matthew Robert Smith. He is an actor, known for Doctor Who (2005), Clone (2010) and Christopher and His Kind (2011).
(bio courtesy of IMDB)

04.07.2014   VIP eBay Charity Auction is now live!

Our annual eBay VIP charity auction is now up and running! If you missed out on grabbing the coveted VIP passes, now is your chance to get some! 100% of the proceeds go to charities that have personal meaning to various staff at the Calgary Expo!  Check out the info below and find out more about the auction, and these amazing charities!

***This is the ONLY official auction for the Calgary Expo.  Any and all other tickets up for sale on third party sites are NOT officially sanctioned by the Calgary Expo and we do not recommend purchasing from an unofficial source***

The charities this year are (click on the charity to be taken to the auction page):
  • Birdline Canada Ltd. - Assisting in the rehabilitation of birds, and placement in good homes.
  • Alberta Cancer Foundation - Delivers progress in cancer research, prevention, and treatment.
  • Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre - Bettering the community through an array of culturally sensitive programs and services for all walks of life.
  • AARCS (Alberta Animal Rescue Society) - Provides a sanctuary for abandoned, surrendered, or abused animals.
  • Pound Rescue - A no kill shelter for any animal in need.
  • MEOW Foundation - A cat shelter with a no-kill mandate.
  • Not For Sale - fights modern day slavery and creates social services to survivors and those at-risk to human trafficking. NFS works to ensure that no one is for sale.
  • Kids Up Front - Provides kids with experiences that foster possibilities, passions, and dreams - one ticket at a time. 
  • The Peace Fund - Founded by actor Adrian Paul, the PEACE Fund focuses on charities who are determined to make a difference in the lives of children living in difficult circumstances. 

04.03.2014   Creators heading to Calgary Expo!

Peter S. Beagle

Peter S. Beagle

Peter S. Beagle is perhaps best known for his classic fantasy tale The Last Unicorn, which gained a cult following with the release of the 1982 animated adaptation of the same name. Other noteworthy works include A Fine and Private Place (his first novel) and Tamsin (a Young Adult fantasy). 
Max Brooks

Max Brooks

Max Brooks is the bestselling author of "World War Z", "The Zombie Survival Guide" and its graphic companion, "The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks." His new comic book series, "The Extinction Parade" is available in print from Avatar Comics and can be downloaded from Comixology.com. His upcoming graphic novel "The Harlem Hellfighters" will debut in April of 2014 from Broadway Books.
Richard Comely

Richard Comely

Richard Comely and Ron Leishman created Captain Canuck back in May  of 1975. Operating as Comely Comix published the first issue of his Captain Canuck comic book series. Captain Canuck was an instant hit to millions of Canadians he became “Canada’s own Superhero”. 
 
Years later Richard Comely received The Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Award on Saturday, June 5, to celebrate Captain Canuck’s 35th anniversary.  
William Harms

William Harms

"William Harms has written for some the largest and most prestigious entertainment companies in the world, including Sony Entertainment, 2K, Ubisoft, Techland, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Sega, and Top Cow.
 
His comic book work includes the acclaimed vampire series Impaler (which was a finalist for the International Horror Guild Award), 39 Minutes, and a wide array of comics for Marvel Comics. His most recent work is Shotgun Wedding, published by Top Cow/Image.
 
He was the writer of inFamous, an exclusive title for the PS3 and published by Sony; InFamous received IGN's ""Best Story of 2009"" award. He is currently lead writer on an unannounced title at 2K Games."
Matt Hawkins

Matt Hawkins

Writer, physicist, social media maven and all around swell guy, Matt Hawkins has published over 1,000 comic books in his 22 year career at Image Comics and Top Cow and created and/or written many including Think Tank, Aphrodite IX, The Test, Alibi, Lady Pendragon & the upcoming Tales of Honor. And despite producing TV series, feature films and video games still considers himself to be a comic book dude.

04.01.2014   More Voice Actors heading to Calgary Expo!

Megan Fahlenbock

Megan Fahlenbock

Megan Fahlenbock is a Canadian actress. Primarily known as a voice actress, she has also had some television and film roles.

One of her television roles is 6teen as Jen Masterson. She’s also provided voice work for Sons of Butcher, Total Drama Island, Total Drama Action, Total Drama World Tour and Total Drama: Revenge of the Island as Gwen, Totally Spies! as Muffy Pepperidge, Get Ed as Deets, Foolish Girl, Stoked!, Bakugan Battle Brawlers as Jenny, Yin-Yang-Yo! as Melodia, Upin & Ipin as Mei Mei, and Rescue Heroes as Aunt Sara.

She has also appeared in the films Get Over It, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Sam’s Lake, and The Baby Formula.

Christian Potenza

Christian Potenza

Christian is best known for voicing Chris Maclean on Total Drama Island and series as well as Jude Lizowksi on 6Teen! He has also voiced numerous memorable characters on Best Ed, Stoked, Jimmy Two Shoes and Sidekick.

Christian has appeared on many television series including; The Ron James Show, Flashpoint, Murdoch Mysteries, Mutant X, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Leap Years, The Famous Jett Jackson, Nikita, and Riverdale to name just a few.

Christian has enjoyed recent success on the big screen with the acclaimed feature film “Moon Point” in the role of Rick. He also had roles in Jackie Chan’s The Tuxedo and Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure with Ashley Tisdale and the Disney XD movie "Bunks".

04.01.2014   Settlers of Catan Tournament is no more

Unfortunately Mayfair is no longer able to hold the Settlers of Catan tournament during the Calgary Expo.  We will still have a demo and gaming area at the show as usual.  All the best to Mayfair in their future plans! 

03.27.2014   More Creators added to the Calgary Expo Line Up!

David Finch

David Finch

David Finch is a Canadian-born comic book artist who got his start working for Top Cow Productions on titles Cyberforce and Aphrodite IX. 
 
In 2003, Finch with Brian Michael Bendis forged the Ultimate X-Men. Following that stint, the duo moved on to Avengers, where they destroyed Marvel's premiere superhero team only to relaunch it as The New Avengers featuring a radically different cast.
 
Finch recently worked on the new Moon Knight series together with novelist Charlie Huston. After left the series, he illustrated Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America #4, featuring Spider-Man. His next assignment will be the crossover event Ultimatum for the Ultimate Marvel Line along with writer Jeph Loeb who he previously worked with on Fallen Son. He also drew several covers, including those of World War Hulk, X-Men #200 and the X-Men: Messiah Complex one-shot. It was announced in January, 2010 that Finch had left Marvel and would become a DC exclusive artist. In July, 2010 DC announced that Finch would be writing and drawing a new ongoing series entitled Batman: The Dark Knight, the first story arc of which deals with the detective's more supernatural cases-comicbookdb.com
Geof Isherwood

Geof Isherwood

Geof Isherwood is an artist best known for his runs on several Marvel titles, including pencilling and inking such titles as the Doctor Strange, Conan The King, The 'Nam, Conan the Barbarian, Namor, and others. Additionally, he worked on the Marvel graphic novel Revenge of the Living Monolith, DC's Suicide Squad and on the anthology Barry Windsor-Smith: Storyteller from Dark Horse. 

In 1997, he created LINCOLN-16, a science fiction saga whose first two issues he wrote, drew, painted and produced via Skarwood Productions. In the last 15 years, Geof began adding movies to his repertoire. From storyboarding to concept illustrations, he has enjoyed playing witness to a rather unique mingling that might loosely be described as 'Hollywood-meets-Quebec'. Having the opportunity to work with such directors as Bryan Singer, Richard Donner and  Darren Aronofsky has added a three-dimensional facet to Geof's creative perspective. In 2013, Geof has done some concept drawings for the highly anticipated feature film X-Men: Days of Future Past.
David Lloyd

David Lloyd

Lloyd started working in comics in the late 1970s, drawing for Halls of Horror, TV Comic and a number of Marvel UK titles.[1] With writer Steve Parkhouse, he created the pulp adventure character Night Raven  Lloyd and writer Alan Moore (who had previously collaborated on several Doctor Who stories at Marvel UK) created V for Vendetta, a dystopian adventure featuring a flamboyant anarchist terrorist fighting against a future fascist government.  Lloyd, who illustrated in cinematic chiaroscuro, devised V's Guy Fawkes-inspired appearance and suggested that Moore avoid captions, sound effects and thought balloons. In 2012 Lloyd established Aces Weekly, an online comics anthology featuring creators such as Mark Wheatley, Val Mayerik, John McCrea, Phil Hester, and Lew Stringer-wikipedia.org
Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin is a cartoonist from Edmonton. He is the current artist-in-residence at Happy Harbor Comics. His projects include the web-comic for Jeff Martin's War of 1812, the long-running wrestling epic HEAT: The Space Age of Pro Wrestling, and the post-apocalyptic sports comedy Hockeypocalypse. Renegade will release a Jeff Martin's War of 1812  collection in April. 
James O'Barr

James O'Barr

The work of James O’Barr is something to “Crow” about.  James turned his own personal tragedy outward with the writing and drawing of the comic book series, and consequent 1994 movie adaptation, of “The Crow”.  The Crow has sold over 750,000 copies worldwide since its early beginnings in 1989 and has since gone on to collected editions over the years.  James has been busy ever since with covers, comic book work, murals, and sketchbooks.  His work continues to spark talk in fan sites and comic book conventions alike.
Renee Witterstaetter

Renee Witterstaetter

Writer, editor, color artist, agent, and publisher Renee Witterstaetter began the comics phase of her career working on such titles as Superman at DC Comics, and Silver Surfer, Conan The Barbarian, and Conan Saga at Marvel, then went on to spearhead the reintroduction of She-Hulk at Marvel as well.  She then moved over to Topps Comics, where she was the editor on X-Files, Jurassic Park, Xena, and Hercules, and the co-creator—with Jackie Chan and artist Michael Golden—of the popular series Spartan X.  She is the author of numerous books, boxing articles, and feature articles, including Dying for Action:  The Life and Films of Jackie Chan, from Warner Books, and she contributed to The Fantastic Art from Vanguard Productions and  The Art of the Barbarian—Conan, Tarzan and Death Dealer, Volumes One and Two, from Image. She also authored the top-selling Excess: The Art of Michael Golden, which has sold out and gone into a second printing, and the upcoming Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira--The Artist's Great Escape.

Film work was a natural progression for Renee after this storytelling immersion in comics, and she has worked on dozens of  music videos for Madonna, Seal, Usher, and other recording artists, as well as working on such feature movies as Police Story III, Drunken Master II, Crime Story, Rush Hour 2, Red Dragon, To Ease the Loss, and Swimming With The Virgin, among others.  

In addition to ongoing film work, she is the president of Little Eva Ink Publishing ( www.evainkpublishing.com) and Little Eva Ink Toys, printing art books, comics, portfolios, and much more under the imprint ""Eva Ink."" For the last eight years, Renee has worked in artist management via Eva Ink Artist Group, representing the likes of renowned illustrators Michael Golden, Steve Scott, and Mark Texeira. In addition, she is the co-producer of the popular DVD series, Creator Chronicles, with a focus on comic greats, with shows on George Perez, Joe Jusko, Michael Golden, and Bill Sienkiewicz,  and upcoming DVDs on Texeira, Joe Sinnott, Matt Wagner and many more in the works.  

In her not so copious leisure time, Renee fishes, salsa dances, and arranges gallery shows in Manhattan and worldwide. She sometimes also signs at comic book conventions.