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7 celebrities to see at the Calgary Expo + Contest!

A packed house at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo.

Squee! The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo just keeps getting bigger and better every year! I love seeing this Calgary event grow into such a cultural force locally, nationally and even internationally. It isn’t often that Calgary gets visited by so many celebrities all at once, but the Calgary Expo provides the perfect opportunities to see all your favourite cult stars from comics, TV, film and more. The Calgary Expo is a four-day affair running April 27 -30, 2017. They will be bringing tons of guests to the show and I’m a total fangirl of so many of them. Here’s who I’m excited to see this year:


James Marsters

James Marsters – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

As an eternal Buffy fan, I will never forget all the life lessons I learned from this show during my pivotal teen years. This year’s 20th anniversary of the series has had me fondly remembering all my favourite episodes and characters. Oddly enough, I was both Team Angel and Team Spike – is that even allowed? Buffy’s enemy/lover/friend/ Spike had the most compelling character arc through the series and James Marsters played that through beautifully.


Bob Morley The 100

Bob Morley – The 100

The 100 is one of my favourite shows on TV right now and I Netflix it like mad every week. Bob Morley’s Bellamy Blake has been a key character from the beginning and I so hope they don’t kill him off like every other character!


Linda Larkin – Aladdin

The voice of Princess Jasmine is going to be in Calgary! This woman literally opened up a whole new world for me as a child.



Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things

Eleven, Eleven, Eleven! Riding the wave of such an enormously popular show, I’m curious to see how this young actress is handling her newfound and incredibly deserved success.


Rider Strong and Will Friedle – Boy Meets World

Who didn’t watch TGIF back in the day? Because staying in on a Friday night was the totally cool thing to do. But as much as I am happy to see Shawn and Eric, I really want to know what happened to Topanga!


Kristen Lester – Finding Dory

As one of the few female creator guests, I’d love to hear more about her life in the animation studios of Pixar.


Wallace Shawn

Last, but not least, character actor Wallace Shawn has brought me so much joy as Vizzini, Mr. Hall, and Cyrus Rose. But his voice work as Rex the dinosaur in the Toy Story movies is what I enjoy most of all.


My awesome friends at the Calgary Expo want to send one of my lucky readers to the show with a pair of 4-day Expo passes! I’m giving you a ton of ways to enter so you can up your chances of winning. Be sure to answer the trivia question below as well as check out my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more chances to win.  This contest is open to anyone in Canada – however, the prize is only the passes so you’re on your own for travel and accommodations. Good luck!

Irene Seto is a Calgary lifestyle influencer supporting local from all angles.


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