Edmonton Expo: 2014
The third Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo took place in Edmonton, Alberta on September 25 to 27 2014. This year 47,000 people attended, surpassing what was projected. Last year attendance was about 28,000.
While Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo had 97,000 attendees in April 2014, the fact is that the Edmonton Expo is growing at an extreme rate.
This year’s Edmonton Expo had a variety of media guests attending. There were actors from popular TV series like Hannibal, The Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, Lost Girl, Firefly and Star Trek doing spotlight panels, autographs, and photo ops. Tons of artists from a variety of mediums were in Artist’s Alley as well as the Vendor Hall. Edmonton game company Bioware had a booth for meet and greet as well as interactive puzzles for their upcoming release, Dragon Age: Inquisition.
One thing is for certain, Canadian Expos are quickly becoming major players in the realm of comic and entertainment conventions. Attendance is at an all time high for these younger conventions with weekend passes selling out. People from all sorts of fandoms are coming together and driving these industries. The geek t-shirts, merchandise, and cosplay were plentiful.
Upcoming Expo dates:
Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo will take place on April 16-19, 2015
Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo will take place on September 19-20, 2015
Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo will take place on September 25-27, 2015