2007 Convention Calender

Discussion in 'Calgary, AB' started by DrHaggis, Jan 11, 2007.

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  1. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    Here are some interesting upcoming conventions of note:

    March 25
    Edmonton Collectible Toy and Comic Show - Edmonton, Alberta

    This is run by Shane Turgeon of Tattoos and Toys and RebelScum.com, so you know it is a good show.

    April 29
    Comic and Entertainment Expo - Calgary

    I'm really looking forward to this one, hopefully we have another good Star Wars Fanforce turnout again this year.

    May 19-20
    Otafest - Calgary, Anime Convention

    A fun time, even if you only have a passing interest in Anime. There is lots of Japanese Cultural content as well.

    May 24-28
    Celebration IV - Los Angeles, Official Star Wars Convention

    'Nuf Said

    August 31 - September 3
    Dragon*Con 2007 - Atlanta Georgia, Multi-genre Convention

    If every sub-genre of fandom called a truce for four days, and had a party in three fantastic hotels, this is what you get. Pure fandom bliss.

    October 27 - 28
    Manitoba Comic Con & Sci Fi Expo - Winnipeg, MN

    This show has David Prowse, so I think it is worth the road trip for our Star Wars Fan Club.
  2. Darth_Corro Jedi Master

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    Wow...to think I first met you guys at last year's Comic and Entertainment Expo. It's been a great year. I can't wait to unveil my Clonetrooper.
  3. BH-7113 Jedi Knight

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    Is there nothing in Calgary in August?

    What about Vulcan days in May?

    http://www.town.vulcan.ab.ca/index.php

    Looks like they have nothing setup yet...:-B
  4. Jedi_Ranger_007 Jedi Master

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    I've been wondering what this year's schedule was going to look like.

    Thanks!
  5. Ark-Daragon Jedi Knight

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    man im hyped if i go to these things it will be my first time this year going to conventions with ff
  6. Jedi_Ranger_007 Jedi Master

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    Any chance of pinning this?
  7. BFett333 Jedi Master

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    What about Con-Version...Nexus.....whatchamacallit?? Soooo loooking forward to that again!
  8. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    They voted down the "Nexus" name change, so the event is "Con-version 23." They have yet to set a date so I could not place it on the calender.

    I'm not sure what CV23 will have in the way of guests and programming this year, but I'm sure it will be quite different from CV22, and more like the conventions of years past.
  9. Darth_Corro Jedi Master

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    Has anyone here attended Comic Con in SD?
  10. BH-7113 Jedi Knight

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    Spockdays/Galaxyfest 2007
    June 8-10, 2007
    [image=http://www.town.vulcan.ab.ca/images/ship_name.jpg]


    Featuring Special Guests:
    Max Grodenchik
    (Rom of Deep Space Nine)
    Aron Eisenberg
    (Nog of Deep Space Nine)

    http://www.town.vulcan.ab.ca/events/galaxyfest.html
  11. Dooks Jedi Master

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    Calgary Comic & Toy Expo
    Red & White Club - McMahon Stadium
    1817 Crowchild Trail NW
    Sunday September 30th , 2007
    10:00AM - 5:00PM
    www.comicandtoy.ca
    Admission: $6.00 ($1.00 off with coupon), kids 8 and under free with paid adult

    Guests:
    - Matthew Clark(Artist): Outsiders, Wonder Woman
    - Jeff Parker(Artist / Writer): Intraman, Agents of Atlas
    - J.Torres(Writer): Teen Titans Go!
    - Dario Carrasco(Artist): Star Wars, Alpha Flight
    More guests to be announced

    Door Prizes
    Costume Contest
    Silent Auction
    C-train Access
    Free Parking

    Red 5 will be in attendence so you know it will be fun :cool:.
  12. ShatirLavan Jedi Knight

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    Sep 19, 2005
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    That sounds like fun, though I won't be there as I'm grading for my second degree black belt on Saturday the 29th in Kelowna, and won't be back in time.
  13. echosevin Force Ghost

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    Mar 7, 2005
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    Since coming back from C4, I have been planning on attending the FanExpo in Toronto to see Hayden. Had the flight, hotel, and tickets all booked.....

    However, Hayden has since cancelled his appearance (due to filming conflicts) and so the journey east has been cancelled. I'm quite disappointed :( I was looking forward to the opportunity to meet and converse (even a little) with Hayden. And it was cool that he was making his first convention appearance in CANADA.
  14. Dooks Jedi Master

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    Man if we were still going it would only be like 2 weeks man that would of been awesome maybe next year.
  15. whisperjedi Jedi Master

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    The other "Hayden" will still b there, the Cheerleader from Heroes...did U know she was in "Ice Princess"...and tons of other stuff.
  16. PreludeRM FanForce CR, & Fanforce Council Calgary, Alberta

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    Have you been watching those T'ween movies again Jack???
  17. Dooks Jedi Master

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    Actually both Hayden's cancelled.
  18. whisperjedi Jedi Master

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    No Hyden's, damn it, janet.
  19. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    Drhaggis rule of conventions: Don't bank your enjoyment of the con on a small handful of guests. They can and will cancel after you are set to attend.
  20. whisperjedi Jedi Master

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    I'd love 2 be @ the Toronto Con. It's like Canada's "New York" or to some degree..San Diego Con.
    I want to go to met John Romita Sr.(The rest of the celebs is icing.) What better way 2 enjoy my birthday weekend other then be in Toronto...or be in Atlanta. GA for the 25th anniversary of America's real hero).
  21. ShatirLavan Jedi Knight

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    Katee Sackhoff and Sean Astin cancelled on Dragon*Con. Oh well, they were just icing for me anyways. I know that the only person I really care about seeing is DEFINITELY going. So I get to have my cake and eat it too.
  22. Jedi_Ranger_007 Jedi Master

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    Hopefully she's not on the arm of another dude! :p ;)
  23. TapeTrooper515 Jedi Knight

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    Feb 5, 2007
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    Hey, not even General Grievous could keep them apart;)
  24. ShatirLavan Jedi Knight

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    So true.
    [image=http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h85/ShatirLavan/DSC02981.jpg]

    Cyborgs got nothin' on me. BTW Kris, the Ultrasabers blades have shipped. Here's hoping they get to me in time...
  25. Jedi_Ranger_007 Jedi Master

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    Mar 15, 2004
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    That's great news (about the blades)!

    And if not, at least you already have a loaner from me.
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