The GeeksverseNEWS: Adam West and Billy Dee Williams to headline the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo

NEWS: Adam West and Billy Dee Williams to headline the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo
Published on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by
Edmonton’s first major pop culture convention to feature Adam West, Billy Dee Williams, Charisma Carpenter, Sean Maher, Mike Grell, Camilla D’Errico, Nat Jones, Casey “Beefcake the Mighty” Orr, Chuck “Sexecutioner” Varga, and more.

From the official press release:

Edmonton Expo Announces Pop Culture Icon Lineup

Includes Adam West, Nichelle Nichols, and Billy Dee Williams

Edmonton, AB (September 18, 2012) – Holy Expo Batman! The Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo is bringing the best in pop culture to the City of Champions and announces their line-up of celebrity guests from the classic Batman to the original Star Trek. Produced by the team behind Canada’s second largest comic-con, the Calgary Expo and the founder of the long-running Edmonton Collectible Toy & Comic Show, the show will be a healthy dose of full frontal nerdity. Tickets are now on sale for Edmonton’s newest all-ages gaming, horror, comic, sci-fi, and anime event at Edmonton EXPO Centre, October 20–21, 2012.

EDMONTON EXPO SPECIAL Guests Include:

  • ADAM WEST (Classic Batman)
  • BILLY DEE WILLIAMS (Lando Calrissian in Star Wars; Harvey Dent in Tim Burton’s Batman)
  • NICHELLE NICHOLS (Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek)
  • CHARISMA CARPENTER (Cordelia Chase in Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • SEAN MAHER (Dr. Simon Tam in Firefly, Serenity)
  • CASEY ORR & CHUCK VARGA (horror shock-rock Musicians in GWAR)
  • CREATORS: Mike Grell, William Stout, Nat Jones, Robert Bailey, Mike Sass, Camilla D’Errico, and Wayne Gladstone

HIGHLIGHTS: Best way to get your nerd on at Edmonton Expo

  • Costumes & Costume Contest (Saturday)
  • Workshops & Seminars
  • Retailer & Exhibitor Area
  • Improv Comedy Show
  • Celebrity Autographs, Photo Ops, and Q&A’s
  • Adam West Panel – moderated by CRACKED.com writer Wayne Gladstone
  • Billy Dee Williams Panel – moderated by CRACKED.com writer Wayne Gladstone
  • Nichelle Nichols Panel
  • BioWare Gaming Panel
  • Charisma Carpenter & Sean Maher Panel (iconic Joss Whedon stories!)
  • How to be a Successful Freelance Writer with Wayne Gladstone
  • Art of Laurie B! Pin up Art workshop

“We’ve seen the enthusiasm Calgary has for pop culture, and we want to share that fandom with Edmonton. Edmonton Expo is a chance for kids big and small to embrace their inner geek,” stated Kandrix Foong, event director Edmonton Expo. “From Celebrity Q&A’s to the Artist Alley and a Costume Contest, Edmonton Expo has something for everyone.”

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SHOW DETAILS:

  • WHEN: Oct 20 21, 2012 (Saturday to Sunday)
  • WHERE: Edmonton EXPO Centre; Hall E, 7515 – 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
  • TICKETS: In advance Single Day Tickets: $15; Weekend Pass $25; VIP Pass $150. Children 10 and under free when accompanied by paying adult (2 children per adult).
  • MORE INFO: www.EdmontonExpo.com
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