The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo was held last weekend on June 17-19.. Just the thing for Father's Day! :)
I had a great time all weekend there with my kids, despite having scheduling conflicts with every single one of the panels I wanted to see (I ended up seeing none of them </sadpanda>). However, I did spend a lot of time meeting webcomics creators like Ryan North, David Malki !, Alina Pete, and Ethan Nicolle. Not to mention spending a lot and getting their books, autographs, and sketches.
One of the oddest things I noticed about my attitude toward the Expo this year was that I was much more interested in the webcomics folks vs. the veteran 'mainstream' creators who had done work with Marvel, DC, and others. This probably has to do with the fact that I read webcomics pretty regularly, but haven't bought a 'traditional' comic in a very long time. Of course, that didn't stop me from digging into my comic collection to find comics and posters for the artists and writers to sign, something I hadn't done in many years. It was an honour to have been able to meet and chat with some of my favourite creators like Stuart Immonen, Gail Simone, Joe Jusko, Tim Sale, and others.
Besides meeting comics creatives, there were a lot of sights to see throughout the show. This year, I remembered to bring my camera and took a number of photos of the interesting displays and, of course, the cosplayers.
You can find the start of the photo set on Flickr here. Over the next couple of days, I'll post more as I get a chance to review and upload them. Enjoy!