[Ed. Note: Okay guys, cards on the table: I totally goofed on this when Ryan sent it to us last year and didn’t get it up promptly… or at all. In fact, this is probably the latest actual time this could go up, since it’s the actual weekend of the 2015 Calgary Expo, and Ryan will have a whole other batch of coverage for us very, very soon. So without dragging out this embarrassment any further, enjoy some great photos of talented people that we should have posted 11 months ago.]
The 2014 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo was held this past weekend and, as is becoming tradition, I was asked by my good friends James and Brandon from Comics! The Blog to take a press pass and “do whatever.”
For the first time, this year’s event was spread over 4 days, but sadly we could not attend until the weekend. (as we live in a different city, and enjoy keeping our day jobs that actually pay us.) Our first day was slightly dampened by the not-unexpected-because-we-live-in-Canada-but-still-saddening snow which decided to fall all day on Saturday. Although this did allow me the opportunity to showcase my Macguyver-esque umbrella construction from jackets and hoodies in order to safely get my camera equipment between buildings!
The event started out surprisingly well, as when we went to pick up our press passes we were greeted with our first ever ‘Maybe’ for a real live celebrity interview. This was a first ever for us, and we got pretty excited at the idea that there was an actual chance we could interview none other than Mr. Giancarlo Esposito (everyone’s favourite chicken restaurant manager/meth distributor from AMC’s Breaking Bad.) As excited as we were, we also instantly became super nervous at the thought that we would have to actually think up REAL questions and conduct a REAL interview…luckily we never heard back from the PR folks and got to do our annual “Favourite Cosplayers” photo extravaganza instead!
Given basically no instruction from C!TB on what exactly they want, other than James telling me he wanted more of something called ‘ Heterosexual Female Gaze’ [Ed. Note: Read: Man candy], we hit the show floor with our eyes peeled for the latest and greatest costumed attendees.
As usual, we never rank our favourite costumes that we see during the Expo, however this year for the first time ever, we actually crowned our favourite! (Note to the Editors – we sort of promised this person that you would send them some sort of prize or crown or something, FYI.) [Ed. Note: No.]
Without further adieu, here is part ONE of this year’s C!TB’s Favourite Cosplayers of the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo!