26.4.18

Lou Ferrigno, Jeff Goldblum and Elijah Wood Oh My!

by Christina Rowsell

The 13th Annual Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo returns to Calgary April 26-29 at Stampede Park. It's your chance to "geek-out" and get your comic fix. Comics, gaming, horror, fantasy, sci-fi and more! 

There's an impressive line up of stars this year too including Elijah Wood, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Momoa, Anthony Daniels, Megan Follows, Lou Ferrigno and creators Jim Lee, Jae Lee and Rob Liefeld. Plus, see all your favourite characters with the POW! Parade of Wonders on Friday starting at 10:30 a.m. on Stephen Avenue through to Olympic Plaza with Mayor Nenshi as the honorary parade marshall. 

The stars come out to shine on Saturday with Megan Follows at 1:00 p.m., Jeff Goldblum at 5:00 p.m. wrapping up with the Kids Costume showcase at 6:30 p.m. and Master of Cosplay Contest - Western Qualifier at 7:00 p.m.  On Sunday, April 29 Elijah Wood, best known for his role as Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings, will be at the Corral at 11:00 a.m.

Lou Ferrigno Calgary Comic Expo with Christina Rowsell
I had the chance to talk to the original Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno. At 66 he looks incredible saying that, "Pumping iron is a passion of mine." Not only does he look amazing on the outside, he has a huge heart on the inside. He talked to me about why he loves the Comic Expo, "As a child I never had the chance to attend (something like the Comic Expo) - I would have loved to have met a celebrity for support and for confidence. When I see a child and give them a pat on the back they see what I've accomplished it gives them confidence in their lives." Ferrigno explains that he went through challenges as a child through his hearing loss, and this is one way he can give back and give kids the confidence they need to see potential in themselves. 

Lou Ferrigno White Hat Calgary April 2019
On Wednesday April 25, 2019 Lou Ferrigno received the honorary White Hat in Calgary! Well deserved! Thank you for visiting our city and loving who we are! 

Outside of the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, Ferrigno is busy working on a new series called Pumped. He explains that it's like Celebrity Apprentice, except with athletes. It'll air on Discovery early 2019. 

You can listen to my interview with the original Incredible Hulk HERE. To see Lou Ferrigno and the other amazing stars and characters at the Expo visit www.calgaryexpo.com.



Christina Rowsell - 
Radio AnnouncerBloggerPhotographerVoice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

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Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick