[UPDATED] Yesterday we reported on how Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy will appear at the San Francisco Star Trek Convention. Today we have news on how Nimoy’s Star Trek co-star will headline the Calgary Expo in 2011, which is just one of ten cons Bill is headed to in 2011. Details below.
HOLY SHAT! CAPTAIN KIRK COMING TO CALGARY EXPO
WILLIAM SHATNER HEADLINES 2011 CALGARY COMIC AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPO
Calgary, Alberta – He’s a classically trained Shakespearean actor, a writer and a musician. He’s won two Emmy awards and a Golden Globe – not to mention the fact that he’s Canadian, but despite all of his other artistic endeavours, William Shatner is known, and adored, primarily for his portrayal of the notoriously celebrated captain of the Starship Enterprise – Captain James Tiberius Kirk.
Last year, the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo (CCEE) brought Spock (Leonard Nimoy) to Vulcan. This year, we are bringing you Captain Kirk. Science Fiction Icon William Shatner will appear at the 2011 CCEE for one-day only, Saturday June 18 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, in Calgary, Alberta.
“I remember a time when I thought it would be impossible to bring someone like Shatner to our event,” explains Kandrix Foong, CCEE Event Director. “To bring in Spock last year and now Kirk, who embodies the genre for so many fans, really dictates how large this show has become.” The 2011 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo will be held June 17 – 19 (now including a sneak-a-peek night) in Halls A, B and C of the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Founded in 2006, the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is Western Canada’s largest pop-culture event. Dedicated to all elements of pop culture, the show programming includes science-fiction, fantasy, anime, gaming, animation, horror, and comic books. Current announced guests for the 2011 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo include: George Romero (Night of the Living Dead), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: TNG) and Mike Mignola (Hellboy).
Advance tickets are now on sale; the perfect stocking stuffer for the holidays! To order your tickets, for more information, or to volunteer for the 2011 weekend, please visit our website at www.calgaryexpo.com or follow us on twitter @calgaryexpo. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon. and join our Facebook group.
More Shatner appearances in 2011 [UPDATED]
Bill’s appearance in Calgary is just one of many conventions he is headed to. Here is the full list:
- Mar. 4-6, 2011 – Seattle, WA Emerald City ComiCon
- Mar. 25-27, 2011 – Orlando, FL MegaCon
- Apr. 2, 2011 – Sydney, Australia Hub Productions Presents Star Trek
- Apr. 3, 2011 – Melbourne, Australia Hub Productions Presents Star Trek
- Apr. 9-10, 2011 – Phoenix, AZ Official Star Trek Convention
- June 17-19, 2011 – Calgary, Canada Calgary Expo
- July 15-17, 2011 – Boston, MA Official Star Trek Convention
- July 29-31, 2011 – Nashville, TN Official Star Trek Convention
- Aug. 11-14, 2011 – Las Vegas, NV Official Star Trek Convention
- Sept. 2-5, 2011 – Atlanta, CA Dragon*Con