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Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo: Meet Carrie Fisher, Christian Slater and more!

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WATCH ABOVE: This weekend, superheros and sci-fi screen legends will come to life as the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo takes over the Edmonton Expo Centre. Devon Murray is one of the stars appearing at this year's show, and joined global news morning to talk about growing up on the set of Harry Potter – Sep 23, 2016

The fifth annual Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo kicks off Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. There will be a number of celebrities for you to rub shoulders with including Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher.

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Joining her are the likes of Mr. Robot‘s Christian Slater, Harry Potter‘s “Seamus Finnigan” Devon Murray, Star Trek‘s “Q” John de Lancie and The Princess Bride‘s Wallace Shawn. “Inconceivable!” No, he’ll really be there.

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Actress Carrie Fisher sits with her French bulldog, Gary, during an interview at the Star Wars Celebration 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, April 17, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Leonard Ortiz/The Orange County Register via AP
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MR. ROBOT -- Season:2 -- Pictured: Christian Slater as Mr. Robot -- (Photo by: Nadav Kander/USA Network).
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Harry Potter's "Seamus Finnigan" Devon Murray.
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FILE - This undated file image originally released by 20th Century Fox shows Andres The Giant, top, Mandy Patinkin, center, and Wallace Shawn in "The Princess Bride". AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox, File

Besides photo-ops and autograph sessions, some of the celebrity guests will speak at a spotlight panel, including Fisher and Slater.

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If you binged your way through Nextflix’s latest hit Stranger Things and want more, cast members Natalia Dyer and Shannon Purser – who play teenage best friends on the  80s sci-fi thriller – will be taking part in a team photo-op.

Natalia Dyer and Shannon Purser, who play best friends Nancy Wheeler and Barbara “Barb” Holland, on the Netflix 80s sci-fi thriller Stranger Things.
Natalia Dyer and Shannon Purser, who play best friends Nancy Wheeler and Barbara “Barb” Holland, on the Netflix 80s sci-fi thriller Stranger Things. Credit: Netflix

Cast members from Ash vs Evil Dead, Power Rangers and Star Trek Continues will also be offering the group shots.

All of the photo-ops are an additional fee, and vary depending on the artist.

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Event hostess Emily Expo told 630 CHED there are panels and workshops aplenty, just in time for Halloween.

“Finding out how to make your own costumes, like, maybe you want to dress up like people from Game of Thrones, you could do a workshop on that, or if you want to find out how to get into the comic book industry you could do a panel on that.”

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Watch below: Superheroes and celebrities will be out in force at the Edmonton Expo Centre this weekend. The annual Comic and Entertainment Expo got underway Friday afternoon. Tom Vernon reports.

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Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo underway – Sep 23, 2016

In addition to all manner of collectibles for sale you can find a Play Zone for kids in Hall H. The three-day event at the Expo Centre wraps up on Sunday.

About 50,000 people attended last year’s Expo.

With files from Mark Woollven, 630 CHED

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