Catch the Wave

On September 20-22, 2019 comic and pop culture fans in Edmonton can enjoy three days overflowing with pop culture fun! Edmonton Expo is being held at the Edmonton Expo Centre on 7515 118 Avenue Northwest in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The Edmonton Expo will be home to star-spanning media superstar, George Takei in addition to Doctor Who’s Christopher Eccleston and Next Generation star, Marina Sirtis. Additional media guests attending the show include Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter), Joonas Suatamo (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Patrick Warburton (The Tick), Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride), Sean Maguire (Once Upon a Time), Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham), and Jason David Frank (Power Rangers).  

Currently, the comic book guest line up includes Captain Marvel artist Patrick Broderick, Gerhard (Cerebus the Aardvark), Nat Jones (Death Dealer), Lovern Kindzierski (Marvel Presents), Andy MacDonald (American Terrorist), Rags Morales (Countdown to Infinite Crisis), Matthew Rosenberg (X-Men), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies), Mike Zeck (Captain America), Renee Witterstaetter (She-Hulk), Alex Finbow (Shades of Grey), Ed Lukowich (Trillion Theory), and Tim Lasiuta (Airfighters). 

During the show, attendees can enjoy costume contests, celebrity photo-ops, a decked out artists alley, panels and workshops, creator spotlights, and more. There will also be hundreds of retailers specializing in everything comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. The special Edmonton Kid Zone will include a lost art gallery, Sorting Hat ceremony, princess meet and greet, robot racing, Disney singalong and dancer party, potions class and so much more.

The con is running Friday 4 PM to 9 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. One-day passes are $20 for Friday, $40 for Saturday, $30 for Sunday, with a full weekend pass available for $69. Children 6-12 are admitted for $10 each day, while those 5 and under are admitted free. VIP packages are also currently available. 

“Not only we did have an epic turnout, but there was an energy in the halls and on stage at events like the costume contest that was infectious. People in Edmonton are always happy to pose in cosplay for photos and share how they created their costumes, or ask vendors and artists about new comics and artwork, or discover new stories and characters. We had a blast, and can’t wait until next September,” said show director Kandrix Foong, at the end of Edmonton Expo 2018. 

For more information on the upcoming show, or to purchase tickets, visit edmontonexpo.com.