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Back to the Future star set to visit largest entertainment convention in Calgary

Canadian movie star Michael J. Fox, AKA. Marty McFly on screen will be speeding into the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo at 88 miles per hour.
“It’s so exciting. He’s somebody that we’ve been working on for several years and we’re just really happy that all the schedules aligned and the stars aligned,” said Lindsay Thomas, aka. Emily Expo, host of the event.
Fox, known for his roles in Back to the Future, Teen Wolf, Spin City and his support for the fight against Parkinson’s Disease, will be appearing at the 13th annual Calgary Expo in April 2018.
The visit will mark his first appearance at the event, and one of the few comic conventions he visits.
“I think it will be a really special year for us and for the fans and for everybody who comes out to see him,” said Thomas.
The Calgary Expo will take place at Calgary Stampede Park from April 26 to 29, 2018. Thomas recommends purchasing tickets to see your heroes for the Calgary Expo early. It’s difficult to guarantee when guests will appear because of their popularity and filming schedules.
“Just get your ticket in advance, you’re saving yourself a headache,” said Thomas.
The Expo team is working as hard as busy elves to keep geeky celebrations going year round, including a holiday market every November.
“You name it, we’re always, round the clock, year round, trying to make things better,” said Thomas.
“We’re always kind of there in the background working on our Edmonton and Calgary shows. That’s something that never ever stops, in terms of trying to improve things,” said Thomas.
The convention veteran highlighted the Expo Holiday Market as one of the ways the organization is continuously working to bring some geeky joy to town.
“That’s a nice way [to stay nerdy], you finish up at the Calgary Expo in April and you can’t wait until the next April for nerdy fun,” she said.
The Expo Holiday Market featured photos with Santa and a wonderland with halls decked with comics, artists bringing some joy to the world, toy dealers rocking their jingle bells and collectible retailers coming to town.
Tickets for the Calgary and Entertainment Expo are on sale now. The Expo now offers a refundable ticket option ensuring fans can cancel for any reason. Ticket prices range from $20 to $50 for single day passes, $10 for kids, $110 for four day-passes, $45 to $110 for family day passes, $139 for premium four-day passes and $495 for four-day VIP packages.
Additional information can be found at www.calgaryexpo.com

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