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    Default Calgary Comic Con 2014 thread

    It's that time of year for us geeks Con officially starts today at 1600 hours.

    I have a new camera, so I do hope to take lots of pictures of the con and try to provide a totally unsolicited mini blog. Otherwise, I do know LOTS of other Beyonders will be there (openly geek or not :P), so this is just a thread to keep all the news, posts, etc, all in one place
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    ill be there haha

    me and the girlfriend will be attending the "geek speed dating" event for fun hahaha

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    There's quite a few guests that I just don't understand. WTF does Sons of Anarchy have to do with a comics, nerds, and/or geeks?

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    ill be there haha

    me and the girlfriend will be attending the "geek speed dating" event for fun hahaha
    You're there for fun, meanwhile she'll be walking away with someone else

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    Originally posted by Tik-Tok
    There's quite a few guests that I just don't understand. WTF does Sons of Anarchy have to do with a comics, nerds, and/or geeks?



    You're there for fun, meanwhile she'll be walking away with someone else

    LOL, I doubt it haha

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    Originally posted by Tik-Tok
    There's quite a few guests that I just don't understand. WTF does Sons of Anarchy have to do with a comics, nerds, and/or geeks
    Well, the full name of the event is The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Exposition.

    The Comic portion is where I live, ie the bins upon bins of comics to dig through, creators to comission/talk to/sign books, and the local talent that deserve a perusal, because who knows, one day they may be star creators.

    The Entertainment portion, however, is where all the film/tv/voice acting stars belong (ie Sons of Anarchy), and, like San Diego Comic Con, that part of the con is growing year over year in popularity. It was truly kicked into high gear when the Con started doing full cast reunions, starting with Star Trek TNG. This year it's the entire cast of Aliens.

    In San Diego, it's now to the point that it's almost all about the film industry with a little bit of comic stuff left. Calgary is about 50/50 at the moment, and I hope they keep that balance
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    Originally posted by Themarkuss
    ill be there haha

    me and the girlfriend will be attending the "geek speed dating" event for fun hahaha
    Worst mistake ever.

    Chances of her finding a better dude is way greater than you finding a better girl at a Comic Con.


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    Jessica Nigri will be there...

    That is all lol.

    If you take anything I have to say seriously, you're gunna have a bad time.
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    As someone who collects comics (silver-age Marvel), I can't stand how ComicCon event are now just more about celebrity autographs, toys, games and other random pop culture.

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    Originally posted by sputnik
    As someone who collects comics (silver-age Marvel), I can't stand how ComicCon event are now just more about celebrity autographs, toys, games and other random pop culture.
    Kind of how I felt about going to ComicCon New York. Of course, I'm a video game nerd, not really a comic book one, so it works out well for me.

    Really, it should be renamed something more like popCon. Of course, most of the stuff isn't really "pop" culture, it typically is stuff that is much more niche. Maybe nerdcon then haha.

    Really, PAX is for the video game nerd crowd anyways. I knew ComicCon had lost its way when the adventure time stand was freaking huge.

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    Originally posted by Xtrema


    Worst mistake ever.

    Chances of her finding a better dude is way greater than you finding a better girl at a Comic Con.

    Some of those nerdy girls are super cute and you already know they have cool hobbies. But only some.

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    Sputnik: I'm right there with ya. I get all my comics signed, find some commissions, prints, etc
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    where can i buy tickets for Saturday?
    otherwise I might just buy for Friday afternoon

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    Originally posted by Vagabond142
    Sputnik: I'm right there with ya. I get all my comics signed, find some commissions, prints, etc
    Who's on top of your list?

    Cyanide + Happiness, J Scott Campbell, Fiona Staples, Max Brooks and RL Stine are on my wish list.

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    Originally posted by taemo
    where can i buy tickets for Saturday?
    otherwise I might just buy for Friday afternoon
    Saturday and Sunday are both sold out, Friday looks like your only option.

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    Originally posted by mac_82


    Who's on top of your list?

    Cyanide + Happiness, J Scott Campbell, Fiona Staples, Max Brooks and RL Stine are on my wish list.
    Rachel and Terry Dodson, j scott Campbell, aspen studios
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    Originally posted by mac_82


    Who's on top of your list?

    Cyanide + Happiness, J Scott Campbell, Fiona Staples, Max Brooks and RL Stine are on my wish list.
    I like Cyanide + Happiness!

    First time going to one of these things so what am I expecting here? I have no knowledge of comics whatsover; just got an extra ticket from a friend.

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    Originally posted by flipstah


    I like Cyanide + Happiness!

    First time going to one of these things so what am I expecting here? I have no knowledge of comics whatsover; just got an extra ticket from a friend.
    Expect geekery. If you can geek out about it, it's here expect crowds, stuff to buy, lineups, and other fun things. Honestly, it's hard to describe
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    Originally posted by DeleriousZ
    Jessica Nigri will be there...

    That is all lol.

    She will also be in the parade tomorrow afternoon, I am going to stroll over and hope to catch a glimpse of her.
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    Originally posted by Vagabond142


    Expect geekery. If you can geek out about it, it's here expect crowds, stuff to buy, lineups, and other fun things. Honestly, it's hard to describe
    I'm gonna look for Initial D artwork/merch if that exists there.

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    Originally posted by 98type_r


    Saturday and Sunday are both sold out, Friday looks like your only option.
    Lots of people still selling on Kijiji (for face or less)4 day passes and various days.

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