CALGARY COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO 2014

BeatRoute Magazine

Comic-Expo-slHOBBITS AND DWARVES AND ELVES AND ALIENS

Since the first World Fair took place over 150 years ago, the term “Expo” has come to represent an international-calibre public event that encompasses a universal or specialized theme. A phenomenon in the making Calgary’s own Comic & Entertainment Expo has spent the past decade striving to achieve a benchmark level of success in the art and entertainment showcase gambit. And while the Montreal’s Expo ’67 and its “Man the Explorer” pavilion dreamed of a future unfettered by terrestrial concerns, the gravity of sustaining the Calgary Comic & Entertainment’s Expo-nential growth has weighed heavily on event organizers.

Calgary Expo presenter and spokesperson Emily Expo (a.k.a. Lindsay Thomas) is quick to point out the constant adjustments that the sanctioning bodies are making to ensure a smooth and enjoyable festival experience for all.

“We’re going into our ninth year,” says Thomas. “What started out as…

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