5 things to do at the Calgary Comic Expo today: Thursday, April 26

Apr 27 2018, 1:55 am

The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo has just kicked off, and there’s plenty of fun events to check out this Thursday to really get into the festivities.

We’ve picked out five of our favourite events that you need to try out today, but make sure to take a look at the full schedule for even more awesome stuff!

Saberforce demos

  • What: Get your hands on a lightsaber to feel what it’s really like to be a Jedi Knight… or a Sith Lord.
  • Time: 5 to 6 pm, 7 to 8 pm, and 8 to 9 pm (though the event will be on the Outdoor Coke Stage for the last hour)
  • Where: Outdoor Weadickville Area

SCA Combat Demonstrations

  • What: Watch fighters go at it in medieval style combat. This is definitely not a melee you’ll want to miss!
  • Time: 5 to 6 pm, 7 to 8 pm
  • Where: Outdoor Coke Stage

Comic Book Bootcamp

  • What: Learn how to write comics that people actually want to read with a full panel of industry professionals.
  • Time: 6:45 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Upper Big Four Stage

Lou Ferrigno Photo Op

  • What: Get a pic with the green man himself — you’ll probably still like him even if he’s angry!
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Epic Photo Booth A
  • Additional Cost: $60

When Comics and Music Meet

  • What: Explore the relationship between comics and music, how they influence each other, and the interesting things that have been done to bridge the two mediums.
  • Time: 8 to 8:45 pm
  • Where: Upper Big Four Stage

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo 2018

Thursday, April 26 from 4 to 8:30 pm
Friday, April 27 from noon to 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 28 from 10 am to 6:30 pm
Sunday, April 29 from 10 am to 4:30 pm

Where: Calgary Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE

Tickets: Online, $20 to $50 for single day tickets, $110 for four-day pass

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