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Those who prefer to watch the World of Warcraft go by, should pick their spot along the Expo’s parade route through the city’s core. Parade of Wonders is set to saunter from Eau Claire Market to Olympic Plaza starting at a.m. “Things have really taken off with this massive event, and if there’s one word to describe what we’ve tried to achieve in our programming it’s ‘diversity.’ A show of this size has so many moving parts that anything can happen on a moment’s notice.So, if you’ve got plans to visit specific guests keep an eye on social media to make sure all is going appropriately.This year we’ve built Thursday up into a fantastic night to go into your Expo experience with. “It a great partnership with city and I love that Downtown Calgary allowing us to make it happen.There are going to be exclusive shopping opportunities and a lot artists who are doing special Thursday promotions and appearances. It’s wonderful to see how our Parade has brought community together and become a part of Calgary’s culture.” The crowdsourcing continues with events including the premiere of the Expo’s 48 Hour Geek/Nerd Film Challenge.But the increase in female attendees has allowed cons to explore a completely different programming option; speed dating.Geeks, particularly males ones, do not have the best romantic reputations.
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“We’ve made some pretty minor adjustments to this year’s layout,” says Emily Expo.
“The most significant thing we’ve changed is that, admissions will now be done in the new Agrium Building.
The Park really has a fresh new look, and it’s been a fun process figuring out how we can extend our outdoor areas and continue to expand the Expo’s capacity.” In an effort to mitigate the increase in attendance and improve access to the Expo’s many attractions, the show’s Thursday schedule has been enhanced with one-day only incentives designed to bring the crowds in early.
“In previous years, Thursdays have been sort of a quiet preview of what the weekend has in store.
But genre TV and film actors in particular have taken up the mantle of focus, moving comic cons more into the realm of media expos.