Pop culture celebrated @Calgaryexpo 2015 #YYC

 

Characters from Assassins Creed III, Sucker punch, Mortal Combat and The Hobbit convene at Calgary Expo © J. Ashley Nixon

Characters from Assassin’s Creed III, Sucker punch (Amber), Mortal Kombat and The Hobbit convene at Calgary Expo
© J. Ashley Nixon

Hoards of characters came out over the weekend to participate in the tenth version of the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (Calgary Expo) at the Stampede Show Grounds. Aliens and monsters, game villains as well as friendlier folks like Dr Who’s (several of the Time Lords were kicking around in between TARDIS missions) came out to celebrate Pop Culture. Steam Punks with their fabulous costume mix of chain power and valves with futuristic power sources were out and about in numbers, including players from Bioshot Infinite and Fallout III New Vegas. DC Comics favourites were on full display such as The Riddler, PowerGirl, The Joker and Harlequin. And there were Little Mermaids, some nice, some not so nice like Ursula the Sea Witch.

Xenomorph from Alien © J. Ashley Nixon

Xenomorph from Alien
© J. Ashley Nixon

I asked a lizard if he was hot in his costume? “I’m not a lizard”, the young teenager said indignantly, “I’m a xenomorph”. No arguing with that.

Dr Frankenchrist © J. Ashley Nixon

Dr Frankenchrist
© J. Ashley Nixon

Dr Frankenchrist glinted through his steel blue eye and demonstrated his mechanical arm, an original not yet seen on the screens.

Character from Mad Max © J. Ashley Nixon

Character from Mad Max
© J. Ashley Nixon

Down another aisle were lurking characters from the Mad Max movies.

Rose Master from the comic Cucumber Cuts © J. Ashley Nixon

Rosemaster from the webcomic Cucumber Quest
© J. Ashley Nixon

Rosemaster posed in red and green, a vivid portrayal of this character from a webcomic called Cucumber Quest.

The Fourth Doctor © J. Ashley Nixon

The Fourth Doctor
© J. Ashley Nixon

The Fourth Doctor Who was there with impressive likeness to that of the originator, Tom Baker. And Doctor Spock from Star Trek was a larger than life mirror image of the late, great and missed Leonard Nemoy.

Dr Spock © J. Ashley Nixon

Dr Spock
© J. Ashley Nixon

Live long and prosper!

For more images from this years Calgary Expo, please visit:

J. Ashley Nixon Photography

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