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In Photos: Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo 2017

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo

Mike and I have come to really look forward to April each year, when we make our way down to Calgary for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. It also makes for a great opportunity to visit our friends Kathy & Ryan, and get some Calgary eats in our bellies. (I love Calgary eats!)

Some of our favourite parts of the Calgary Expo include browsing all of the vendors, seeing all the awesome cosplay, watching some live video game competitions, and checking out the celebrity panels. This year we were especially looking forward to the Expo because of one particular guest star: Peter Capaldi a.k.a. The Doctor on BBC’s Doctor Who! Eep. His panel was fantastic (see my tweets here) and we were thrilled to get a photo with him too. 

Here’s a look at our trip to the 2017 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, In Photos, below:

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Lots of Pikachu stuff at the Calgary Expo!
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
The cutest wittle Weeping Angel and Cyberman.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Charmander peeking out.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Browsin’
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Not an empty seat in sight for the live video game tournament.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Things are getting intense.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Looking for N64 games.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Best place to buy old games.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Very on trend cosplay.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Hi Bumblebee!
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Pokemon head browsing comics.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Board games!
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
The Sailor Squad.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Panel time.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Hell Boy!
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Mike is my OTP. I LOVED this cosplay!
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Quidditch action.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Searching for comics is serious business.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
So impressive.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
Arcade-ing it up.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
The Doctor!!
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
That hair is wild.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
We met Peter Capaldi!!!

See my 2016 Calgary Expo recap here.

And if you’re curious as to where we ate – stay tuned, that’ll be for another blog post! 

Linda

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Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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