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Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo: From Back to the Future to Walking Dead

“The Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo returns September 28-29, 2013 to the Edmonton Expo Centre to celebrate all things pop culture. Coming off a highly successful inaugural year in 2012, the second annual Edmonton Expo has expanded to over 150,000 sq.ft of exhibit space providing fans with triple the action.  With more space to explore over the two days fans can feed their inner geek with celebrity Q&A panels, autograph & photograph sessions, exhibitors, workshops, and more.”

Edmonton Expo 2

Courtesy Edmonton Expo

“We are proud to expand the exhibitor space almost three times as much as 2012, which enables us to provide the fans with what they want ­ more exceptional programming and a bigger outlet to explore their passions,” states Kandrix Foong, event director Edmonton Expo. “We feel privileged to be able to provide this opportunity for Edmonton fans to connect with their heroes and our special guests from hit shows like Arrow to Walking Dead.”

In 2013, over 50 programming events and over 300 vendors from industry artists, designers, retailers, and creators at the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo Centre will fill Halls E, F, G, and H of the Edmonton Expo Centre (7515 – 118 Ave.). Programming includes workshops, shop talks, industry insights, guest spotlight panels, and meet-and-greet photograph and autograph sessions with 15 media and celebrity guests. 20 industry guests (comic book creators, video game personalities, and more) will also be on-site to talk about new and current projects, industry career insights, and all things creative.

John Barrowman © BBC 2009

John Barrowman
© BBC 2009

Robert Englund as Fredddy Krueger Photo courtesy Edmonton Expo

Robert Englund as Fredddy Krueger
Photo courtesy Edmonton Expo

Q&A panels, autographs, and photo sessions will be available with celebrity guests, including:

·       JOHN BARROWMAN (Cpt. Jack Harkness in Doctor Who, Torchwood; Arrow)

·       ROBERT ENGLUND (Freddy Kruger in Nightmare on Elm Street)

·       JOE FLANIGAN (Lt. Colonel John Sheppard in Stargate Atlantis)

·       CHRISTOPHER LLOYD (Doc Brown in Back to the Future)

·       CHAD COLEMAN (Tyreese in Walking Dead)

·       SARAH WAYNE CALLIES (Laurie in Walking Dead)

·       JON HEDER (Napoleon Dynamite)

Visit edmontonexpo.com for a complete list of celebrity guests and industry vendors!

Tickets: Available in advance or at the door; tickets at the door are first-come, first-served and venue may reach capacity. Guests who pre-purchase tickets will be guaranteed admission. Cost: $20 in Advance; $35 Weekend Pass in Advance. $25 At the Door; $45 Weekend Pass at the Door. Tickets available online via Ticketmaster or by calling 1-855-985-5000.

Date: September 28-29, 2013; Saturday 10 am -7 pm; Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Location: Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 – 118 Ave. NW Edmonton, AB. Easily accessible via Edmonton public transit by taking the LRT to Stadium Station.

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