May 10, 2023
My experience at the Calgary Expo on April 29
I haven’t written a column in a couple of weeks and would like to take this opportunity to look back on my visit to the Calgary Expo on April 29.
I have never been to a convention like this before and was very excited to meet the different celebrities that would be present. Most of all, I was excited to meet Danny Trejo and Vincent D’Onofrio.
I’ve been a fan of both these actors for as long as I can remember and getting my photo taken with them was absolutely wonderful. They are already posted up on my walls!
The voice acting talent at the Expo was also unreal. Not only did I get a photo with one of my favourite anime voice actors, Sarah Wiedenheft, I also got to meet a trio of voice actors from the game Apex Legends.
Getting to speak with the voices behind Octane, Wattson and Lifeline was surreal, especially when I discovered what other characters they have voiced. Nicolas Roye, the man behind Octane, was also one of the best parts of the Halo Infinite campaign. He voiced the pilot that rescued Master Chief and helped him throughout the campaign. Speaking with him was a dream come true.
When I spoke with Lifeline’s voice actor, Mela Lee, I was shocked to see prints for Jade from Mortal Kombat available. This was when she spoke one of the characters lines for me and made that one of the coolest celebrity interactions I have ever had.
I left the Calgary Comic Expo with photos, signed prints and plenty of souvenirs. After visiting for only the one day I hope to go for the full four day experience next year. Maybe I will even get the VIP pass and go all out being a total nerd.
Looking back on the day, I am so happy I was asked to go and will cherish the memories I made. Who knows, maybe I will even cosplay next time!