The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo is a four-day pop-culture convention celebrating its 15th anniversary from April 21 – 24, 2022, at Stampede Park — and it’s one of the biggest events of its kind in the world! Come together with your fellow fans to geek out over comics, sci-fi, anime, gaming, cosplay and more. Whatever you’re a fan of, you’ll find it at the Calgary Expo!
There’s so much to do at the show — for all ages! Shop hundreds of artists, artisans, and specialty vendors for that impossible-to-find treasure. Check out panels and workshops, meet your favourite stars and creators, and celebrate what makes them geeky with thousands of other fans in cosplay! Experience the culture of Calgary’s incredible, creative fan community.
Every year, stars from every corner of the fandom galaxy come to Calgary Expo. In 2022, fans can meet the hobbits from ‘The Lord of The Rings’ (Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan, and Billy Boyd), ‘The Trailer Park Boys’, Ming-Na Wen, John Cleese, William Shatner, the ‘Clerks’ cast including ‘Jay and Silent Bob’ (Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith), as well as comic book artists, writers and creators, voice actors, cosplayers, and more! Get ready to get your geek on!
There is something for every fan at Calgary Expo and fun for all ages!
Calling all fans to the POW! Parade of Wonders! On April 22, 2022, join the official kick-off to Calgary Expo in style! This is Canada’s biggest cosplay parade celebrating all things pop culture and creativity in beautiful downtown Calgary.
Want to walk in the parade? Grab your favourite costume and secure your place by signing up HERE. Not interested in dressing up? No problem! Watch thousands of incredible cosplayers (and a few celebrity guests of the Expo!) along the parade route and from the Fan Zone.
The parade begins at 10:30 am on April 22, 2022, at 8th Ave and 8th St, and parades down Stephen Avenue, concluding at Olympic Plaza for the Calgary Expo Opening Ceremony at approximately 11:30 am. More than 17,500 spectators show up along Stephen Avenue, especially in the Fan Zone, to watch thousands of cosplayers celebrate fandom!
When: April 22, 2022
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Begins at 8th Ave and 8th St, and parades down Stephen Avenue, concluding at Olympic Plaza
Prepare for an unforgettable evening with everyone’s favourite Hobbit foursome. Attendees will join “Pippin Took” (Billy Boyd), “Merry Brandybuck” (Dominic Monaghan), “Samwise Gamgee” (Sean Astin), and “Frodo Baggins” (Elijah Wood) as they reunite on stage for an evening of stories, questions, memories, and laughs. No Orcs allowed. General admission tickets start at $25* with special packages available that include photos with the cast.
*Saturday admission to Calgary Expo required.
When: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Calgary Expo Main Theatre, BMO Centre
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo:
When: April 21 – 24, 2022
Time: April 21, 4 – 9 pm
April 22, 12 – 8 pm
April 23, 10 am – 7 pm
April 24, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park
Address: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB