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The 2015 Lethbridge Entertainment Expo Survivor’s Guide

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The Lethbridge Entertainment Expo will take place November 14 and 15th, 2015 at the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge Alberta. Guests so far include Jason Mewes (Jay & Silent Bob), Billy West (Futurama), Phil LaMarr (MAD TV) and Lee Arenberg (Once Upon a Time). You can buy tickets HERE!

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Southern Alberta’s coolest pop culture event is hitting the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge this coming Saturday and Sunday November 14-15th. Here’s a rundown of who will be there and why you should get your ass to the show and have a blast. Kids 10 and under are free with a paid admission pass – it’s just under $20 for one day or $30 for TWO full days. You can buy tickets HERE!

Media Guests

Jason Mewes

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Jason Mewes is inarguably one of pop culture’s most memorable comedic icons. As one half of Jay & Silent Bob, Mewes has appeared in a wealth of Kevin Smith’s films (Mallrats, Clerks, Dogma, Chasing Amy, Zack and Miri Make a Porno) and usually steals absolutely every single scene he’s a part of. Watch Mewes drop words of hilarious wisdom during one of his two panels this weekend or meet the man in person, get a photo op and get him to sign a chunk of that Jay & Silent Bob stash (not you know — that kind of stash).

Billy West

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Billy West is a voice acting icon and one of the greatest to ever hit that studio mic. From Ren & Stimpy, to Futurama and everything inbetween West is a legend and one of the best performers in the business today. He’s even taken on later incarnations of the most prestigious cartoon characters of all time including Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Popeye and Woody Woodpecker.

Phil Lamarr

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Phil LaMarr is one of the original and founding castmembers of the legendary sketch comedy series MAD TV and has had several memorable supporting roles in various movies. This writer’s personal favourite of course being Marvin in Pulp Fiction… Classic. You can hear LaMarr these days in pretty much every stellar animated series on television. He does several voices from series like Star Wars Rebels, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Futurama, Turbo FAST, Regular Show, Justice League, Samurai Jack and many, many more. He’s extremely talented, funny and one of the very finest voice actors on the planet. Huge thanks to Lethbridge comic shop Kapow! for sponsoring LaMarr’s appearance.

Lee Arenberg

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Lee Arenberg is one of the hardest working actors today, currently appearing as Grump on ABC’s hit fantasy series Once Upon a Time. You may remember him for his memorable portrayal of Pintel in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise. Arenberg has appeared in several popular television series ever made as well and he’s always a scene stealer in shows like Seinfeld, Californication, Star Trek The Next Generation and more.

Brendan Hunter

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Brendan Hunter is a voice actor and performer known for roles in Hunter X Hunter (Hisoka), Dragon Ball GT (Oob), Dragon Ball (Tien), Scan2Go (Dradd), DICE (Robert Clapice), Deltora Quest (Sorcerer Oacus), Gregory Horror Show (Judgment Boy), Hoop Days, Jubei-Chan 2, Di Gi Charat Nyo!, Pretty Cure, many Gundam VG’s, “Megaman: Powered Up” VG (Elec Man), and many others. He’s currently Doctor O in Cardfight! Vanguard and Jin Magatsu in Future Card Buddyfight.

Panel Schedule

Saturday November 14th

10:15 -11:00 Cosplay 101
11:15 – 12:00 Renegade Arts Entertainment – How to get into comics or die trying
12:15 – 1:00 Jason Mewes
1:15 – 2:00 Foam Armour Creation 101
2:15 – 3:00 Lee Arenberg
3:15 – 4:00 Katt Panic – Killer Clown Make up Demo
4:15 – 5:00 Billy West & Brendan Hunter

Sunday November 15th

10:45 – 11:30 501st Badlands Garrison
11:45 – 12:30 Billy West & Phil LaMarr
12:45 – 1:30 Lee Arenberg
1:45 – 2:30 Cosplay 101
2:45 – 3:30 Jason Mewes
3:45 Cosplay contest

Photo Ops Schedule

Saturday November 14th

10:15 – 11:15 Lee Arenberg
11:15 – 12:15 Jason Mewes
12:15 – 1:15 Brendan Hunter
1:15 – 2:15 Cosplay Photos
2:15 – 3:15 Billy West
3:15 – 4:15 Lee Arenberg
4:15 – 5:00 Jason Mewes

Sunday November 15th

10:15 – 10:45 Billy West
10:45 – 11:30 Jason Mewes
11:30 – 12:30 Lee Arenberg
12:30 – 1:15 Phil LaMarr
1:15 – 2:00 Billy West
2:00 – 2:45 Jason Mewes
2:45 – 3:30 Lee Arenberg

Creators & Artists

Ryan Ferrier

Ryan Ferrier is a Canadian comic book writer and letterer, currently writing Curb Stomp and Sons of Anarchy for BOOM! Studios, the critically acclaimed D4VE series for IDW and Monkeybrain Comics, and The Brothers James and Tiger Lawyer for Challenger Comics, an independent comic collective he runs with artist Brian Level. He has written stories for Marvel’s Secret Wars: Battleworld, and BOOM! Studios’ Bravest Warriors.

Scott Kowalchuk

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Calgary based Comic Book Illustrator Scott Kowalchuk is known for his work on the INTREPIDS, the MYSTERIOUS STRANGERS, DOWN SET FIGHT! and BATMAN ’66. Follow Scott on Twitter HERE or check out his blog HERE. Welcome to the 2015 Lethbridge Entertainment Expo Scott!

Jeff Martin

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Jeff Martin is a cartoonist from Edmonton, best known for his sports comedy Hockeypocalypse, as well as Redcoats-ish: Jeff Martin’s War of 1812, a historical series published by Renegade Arts Entertainment. His newest book is a massive collection of the first three years of his popular webcomic: HEAT: The Space Age of Pro Wrestling.

Jason Mehmel

Jason Mehmel writes comics, including the anthology book Fight Comics, which he self publishes both in print and online. He’s working on two single issue stories due out for 2016. He’s also a director for stage and film, having directed critically regarded plays and numerous short films. When not working on comics projects, he runs Sage Theatre in Calgary.

Eric Dyck

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Eric Dyck is a cartoonist and art educator living in Lethbridge, AB. He has shared his love of cartoons and comic-storytelling in art galleries, museums, schools and libraries throughout Alberta and New Brunswick.

Renegade Arts Entertainment

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Renegade Arts Entertainment is Canada’s fastest growing comic book publisher. Based in Canmore, Alberta, we publish sci-fi, fantasy, horror, Canadian history and children’s comics, graphic novels and books. We are also the producers of Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers, the world’s biggest and best classic horror audiobooks. We’ll have new books from John Bolton, Claude St. Aubin, and will look at portfolios and listen to good pitches.

Dan Hammill

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Dan Hammill is a YouTube personality who focuses on the blockbuster video game franchise “Halo”. He is a 3-year Xbox MVP and a lover of First Person Shooters. He founded the community ReadyUpLive which boasts over 185,000.

Nathan and Erin Millar

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Nathan Millar and Erin Millar are the brother and sister co-creators of “Where She Walks”. Erin writes the story and Nathan does pretty much everything else to produce the comic. He does the pencils, inks, colours, letters, promo material and book design.
The first book was printed and ready to go for the 2013 Calgary Expo and the story continues in print and online at the newly re-designed www.whereshewalks.ca

Cam Hayden

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Cam Hayden is the artist behind Futility, a sci fi comic starring a farmer lost in space. He’s also responsible for Red Flag, Shitty Stories, Tales of the CCF & makes weird prints for weird people.

Leigh Jeffery

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Leigh is a Calgary based Comicbook illustrator. Currently drawing the dark comedy series Fantasy Killer, written by Kevin Hock. You can check out her work at http://leighjeffery.com

Jackson Gee

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Jackson Gee is a Freelance Graphic designer & Illustrator from Calgary, Alberta. His illustration comic work has been published in Fight comics Vol 2. and is working on a  Pinocchio anthology called comic “Wishless” set to be release early 2016. He is also working storyboards  for  Shaw on numerous commercial projects.
Calgary’s Kelly Tsvahl is currently co-writing and illustrating the webcomic series Under the Dead Skies with her husband, Misque, and colourist, Jennifer Rodriguez.

Natalie Asplund

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Natalie Asplund was born, raised, and currently lives in Southern Alberta, and had up until recently lived on the BC coast while in school. She started her comic Redcoat West in 2009 and finally finished the first chapter in 2013 and was able to take it to print. She is currently working on chapter two in between a day job and her freelance illustration work. Other credits include illustrations for Accidental Humour Co. Sugardoodle, and cover work for an unofficial Star Wars collaborative comic.

Steven Charles Rosia

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Steven Charles Rosia is a Canadian rabble-rouser, comic book writer and sequential artist. Currently operating out of Okotoks, Alberta, he is enjoying a positively droll life with his wonderful and most eloquent wife and their feisty pup. The cat doesn’t deserve mention. When Steven’s not doodling in the margins or neglecting his other responsibilities he can be found at the local pub making a fool of himself with his karaoke rendition of Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand. If you’d like to come and laugh along with the rest of the crowd you are always welcome.

Kelly Tsvahl

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Kelly first had illustrations published through Antarctic Press’s Gold
Digger Annuals and swimsuit issues, and since then has been involved in numerous fan produced projects such as Beyond the Breach : A Pacific Rim Fan Art Book, and a Silent Hill Tribute which included both an art book and music album.  http://moonjellycreations.weebly.com/

Justin Heggs

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Justin is a Canadian comic creator. He is currently writing Wolf Hands, The Zombie and The Ghost and Death Metal Duck.

Michael McAdam

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Michael McAdam is a Calgary-based writer, actor and comedian.  His company, Two Gargoyles Comics, (twogargs.com) features his work on titles like Thunder, Twilight Detective Agency, Diaperman, and Gloaming (a collaboration with artist Kyle Burles).  Michael began writing comics in 1996 with Diaperman as a webcomic and moved to print comics two years later.  He plans on adding more titles to the Two Gargoyles roster in the coming year, including Spectrum, an LGBTQ comic with artist Jeremy Thew.

Kyle Burles

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A freelance illustrator from Calgary AB, Canada. Kyle is the writer/creator/artist of the horror comic G.V.K. as well as co-creator/artist of the comic series Gloaming.

Cosplay

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A cosplayer since 2009 and artist since she can remember, Missy has always been a creative, geeky individual. Her fine arts and illustration education helps her creative process, and see costuming in an artistic light. She prides herself in always trying new things, and remembering weird, useless facts.

Yelaina May

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Yelaina May is a Canadian cosplayer from Calgary, Alberta. She is most well know for her two Skyrim cosplays (Nightingale & Forsworn) but has since added Serana (a vampire follower from Skyrim: Dawnguard DLC) as well as two Assassin’s Creed costumes, some DC Comic characters, and more.

Jessica Huard

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My name is Jessica Huard, I’m a small town Canadian geek, cosplayer, gamer and owner of ESKJ Shoes & Art. I’ve been ‘officially’ cosplaying and posting my artwork online for two years, but I’ve been an artsy geek girl from day one. I’ve had a game controller in one hand and a pencil or paintbrush in the other since as long as I can remember. When I’m not working on new costumes I’m busy painting and designing geek themed shoes!

Spencer Valliant

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Spencer started Cosplay in 2012 and fell in love with it immediately. He has had panels and hosted events at the Calgary Expo, Edmonton Expo, and managed at San Diego Comic Con. Spencer is also the comic convention adviser for the Indy comic company Master Plot Comics. When out of Cosplay, Spencer is busy making fun videos on his FB page. https://www.facebook.com/spencevalliant

Mysterio Cosplay

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We are Cosplayer’s from Calgary, Lethbridge and Edmonton. Making city and province wide appearances in birthday parties, conventions, expos, store openings, promotions, night clubs, and much much more!

Other Cool Events

Katt Panic will be on hand doing face painting for charity

CrunchyRoll will be streaming Anime all weekend long

***About The Lethbridge Entertainment Expo***

The Lethbridge Entertainment Expo is a celebration of pop culture.

The Lethbridge Entertainment Expo is Lethbridge’s first pop culture exposition which celebrates all things entertainment related including gaming, horror, science fiction, comic books, anime, cartoons and collectible toys.

The city of Lethbridge is a blue collar town also known for its festivals, arts, and culture. Lethbridge has a population of over 89,000 people as well as the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College, with an additional population of over 350,000 people in the immediate surrounding area.

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