It was a short visit to Calgary Expo for me this year, with time for only one panel discussion. I picked one with Colm Meaney, known for his roles on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Hell on Wheels and a bevy of feature films. Here, he is speaking about the 2013 flood in Calgary, which affected Hell on Wheels’s production on the outskirts of the city. He said the flood washed away their set and displaced the cast and crew multiple times before they got to high-enough ground.
In anticipation of my one and only day attending the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo tomorrow, here are two iconic vehicles from the comic and science-fiction world — Batman’s Batmobile, above, and the DeLorean from Back to the Future, below. Spotted both during my first Calgary Expo back in 2012.
Here are some of my favourite photos from the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend.
The photo above is No. 1 on my list: The costume/bag was cool itself … and then the kid wearing it unexpectedly decides he needs to rearrange his something hanging from his neck just as I’m shooting the image. The result is priceless. I walked up to the guy afterward, showed him the photo and he giggled for a good 15 seconds.
More Expo photos here!
Here’s something neat I spotted at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend: Some light sabre rattling and juggling in a corner of the Big 4 Building. Photos from Expo coming soon!
Sure, comic/fantasy/sci-fi conventions are often about star attractions and awesome costumes … but there’s much more.
Here’s a nod to the dozens of artists who toil on site and sell their creations, including Doug Nhung, seen sketching in this photo captured at the 2014 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo on Sunday.