Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Calgary Expo

I went to Calgary Expo on Saturday, which was awesome, despite the horrible weather. Seriously, it was snowing all day and many of the lines were outside. My bf and I brought our winter coats (and I felt pretty smart about it), but I felt bad for all the cosplayers who must have been freezing! I chose not to wear a costume because I didn't want to be wearing one in my photo, although I came close to bringing my steampunk outfit along. Kind of glad I didn't, as it would have looked stupid with my parka.

Me and a giant inflated Nemo (where is his special fin?) and a lot of snowflakes!
The highlight was getting my photo with Matt Smith (Doctor Who), which involved waiting in line over an hour and a lot of money on my credit card. Karen Gillian (Amy Pond) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) was also there, but I limited myself to one photo for the sake of my bank account. Also some LotR and the Hobbit actors were there (names Samwise and Pippin and some of the dwarves from the Hobbit).

Matt Smith!!!

I also got to watch the Doctor Who panel with Matt and Karen. They were so funny and you could tell that they are great friends!

A cardboard TARDIS
The other highlight was meeting Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z,  which are some of the bf and I's favourite books. He signed our books and we bought a couple of his graphic novels. So cool to meet him and he was super cool! The bf even got to ask him about his thoughts on the World War Z film.

WEGA studios sweet display
Of course, there was also shopping to be done! I got a bunch of GoT items and also a Skyrim necklace. Calgary Expo was so much fun, I can't wait to see who they will get next year. I hope they bring back more GoT actors (in 2013 they had Peter Dinklage and Lena Headley).


  1. I am so jealous you met Matt Smith! He is on my list of people I would love to meet. He is just so dreamy :P

    - Sarah

  2. Also jealous of you meeting Matt!!! Looked like an amazing con! xo