Advertisement

Superheroes, zombies and Trekkers invade Edmonton for Expo

EDMONTON — If you enjoy embracing your inner Sci-Fi geek, you should be in Alberta’s Capital City this weekend. The 2015 Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo is here at last.

It’s happening from Sept. 25 to 27 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. The Expo celebrates some of modern pop culture’s biggest genres, like science fiction, horror, fantasy, and, of course, comics.

The Edmonton Expo is only in its fourth year, but attendance is expected to be high. Forty-seven thousand people came to last year’s Expo, and this year’s numbers are expected to rise. More than 500 volunteers will be on hand to help run the event.

There are several events for Expo-goers, including artist workshops, costume contests, and theatrical performances. There will also be speeches and lectures on pop culture-related topics, several panel discussions with artists and writers, even martial arts classes and Quidditch practices.

Story continues below advertisement

READ MORE: Professional Lego builder’s life-sized Homer heading to Edmonton Expo 

In addition to the events, several notable guests will be featured at the 2015 Edmonton Expo.

Cast members of Orange is the New Black, Doctor Who, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Walking Dead, and Star Trek: The Next Generation will be in attendance.

In addition, fans will have the opportunity on Saturday to take part in a spotlight panel and autograph session with comic godfather Stan Lee.

The Expo starts at 3 p.m. Friday and closes up on Sunday at 5 p.m.

14
It's the DeLorean!. Shallima Maharaj, Global News
24
Some scary characters at the 2015 Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo, Sept. 25, 2015. Shallima Maharaj, Global News
34
Some scary characters at the 2015 Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo, Sept. 25, 2015. Shallima Maharaj, Global News
44
The Walking Dead wedding cake for these two love birds. Shallima Maharaj, Global News

Sponsored content