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Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo kicks off at Stampede Park

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WATCH ABOVE: Global’s Gord Gillies caught up with legendary actor William Shatner to chat about Star Trek, movies, and how big of an honour it was to be featured on a postage stamp – Apr 29, 2016

About 100,000 people are expected to pack the Stampede Park over the weekend for the 2016 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo.

Celebrity guests set to appear include William Shatner, Brandon Routh from Superman Returns, Finn Jones from Game of Thrones, Garrett Wang from Star Trek: Voyager, Jason Isaacs and Tom Felton from Harry Potter, Joey Fatone from N’Sync, Peter Mayhew from Star Wars,  and Tom Payne from The Walking Dead.

WATCH: The Walking Dead actor Tom Payne joins Global News with details on his appearance at The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo

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In addition, legendary comic book creator Stan Lee is making good on his promise to visit Calgary after cancelling a scheduled appearance last year.

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Certain special events take place outside of the main convention, such as the Parade of Wonders. The parade is an annual cosplay march through downtown Calgary. It begins at Eau Claire Market plaza at 10 a.m.

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The expo first launched in 2006, and has grown larger each year.

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“I think Calgary just has a really great creative energy to it,” said spokesperson Emily Expo. “Whether you’re into comic books or art or science fiction or films or new music, all different kinds of art forms, like this is really a great place to be.”

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WATCH: Emily Expo joins Global News with a preview of the big names coming to our city for the 2016 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo

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A sneak peek at the 2016 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo – Apr 25, 2016

The pop culture extravaganza kicked off at the BMO Centre on Thursday evening.

WATCH: The 11th annual Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo kicked off at the BMO Centre on Thursday. Tony Tighe reports.

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The 2016 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo wraps up at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1.

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