Lucky for me, Captain America overhears my confession, and in true heroic fashion, comes to my aid. “The straight man is a vital part of the process,” he says.

Since its inception three years ago, the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo has kapow-bang-boomed into an all-weekend freaks-’n-geeks bonanza featuring big-name celebrities, among them Mads Mikkelsen of Hannibal and Casino Royale infamy. Weekend passes have gone up in price, largely because Edmonton now boasts an extra half-day on Friday afternoon.

It’s another good reason to go and it might just change your life forever!

The city of Calgary transforms into a world of comics and science fiction at this annual convention, which continues to get bigger and better with each passing year.

No trusty crew, no serviceable transporter anywhere to be seen.

Which only makes me feel worse about getting in quite easily.

“One trusts that it shan’t be folly…” says the kindly beard in the ill-fitting “Volunteer” t-shirt, “…

w=800&ssl=1 800w" sizes="(max-width: 380px) 100vw, 380px" data-recalc-dims="1" / – story by Brendan Richardson/photos by Cayla Richardson The first tipoff after entering the BMO Centre that you have in fact made it to the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is that you need both a dictionary and a Miss Manners Guide just to understand what the ticket guy is saying.

Tickets: weekend pass through Ticketmaster, at the door, daily - in advance, - at the door, discounts for children, kids 7 and under free EDMONTON – Since its inception three years ago, the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo has kapow-bang-boomed into an all-weekend freaks-’n-geeks bonanza featuring big-name celebrities, among them Mads Mikkelsen of Hannibal and Casino Royale infamy.

Organizers say adding the extra day here is indicative of the Edmonton Comic Expo’s popularity, and the popularity of comic expos in general (many people go to both Calgary and Edmonton’s expos, which are organized by the same group but feature different stars and events).

I was one, back in elementary school, a bona fide social outcast, though more of the “spaz” variety.

I’ve been holding out for a for a long time, but if there was ever going to be one, I’m pretty sure Harper cut it in his last budget.

From April 16 to 19, 2015, Stampede Park will host the new edition of this event with an incredible variety of products for sale, including collectables, videos, clothing, and comic books, as well as an exhibit of original drawings by comic book artists, workshops on film, television, and editorial creation, costume contests or Cosplay for all ages, a contest to create short films in 48 hours, a live concert featuring music from the Final Fantasy videogame, and much more.