On September 28 and 29, Edmonton will be going into geek overload (yours truly included) as the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo opens its doors to crowds of fans (me), collectors (me), and popculture-aholics (MEEEE).
Last year’s Expo was a huge success and this year they are turning it up a notch. Actually by about three notches as they expand to triple their original size offering more vendors, exhibitors, artists, writers, creators, and celebrities from every corner of the pop culture community.
I am excited. <- – This is an understatement.
To get the complete list of everything that will be there, you can check out EdmontonExpo.com. I’ll give you the short version of my top ‘must-sees’ for me.
- The Delorean: The uber-coolness of seeing this icon from the ‘Back to the Future‘ movies is multiplied by 1000 when Christopher Lloyd is standing beside it. That’s right, both are scheduled to be there this year and the whole time I’m there I’m going to have the Huey Lewis song stuck in my head (apologies ahead of time if I break out in dance, its not a seizure).
- Any SOA Fans out there?: Squeee. Ron Perlman and Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy) will both be in attendance (Tommy only on the Sunday). Here’s an extra awesome reason to go – – they are doing dual photos. You can pose with both stars at once (fees apply). Can everyone who does this call it a ‘SAMCRO sandwich’ and tell me how it worked out for you?
- What nightmares (on Elm Street) are made of: Really, how can seeing/meeting Robert Englund not be on any geek’s bucket list. I get the heebie-jeebies when I see the character, so I am looking forward to hearing from the man behind the mask (literally) so I can rest easier at night.
- Karl Urban – I first saw Karl in RED and I loved him (I mean it). Since then, he’s been rising to the top quickly and it is well deserved.
I could go on and on. No, really I could. There are more on that list I would love to see, meet, interview, rub up against (too much?)…
I hope to see you there.