Participants in the costume contest will need to be registered at the registration table 30 minutes before your contest begins, and in costume 15 minutes before your contest begins. The contest begins at noon for 12 & under, and 2 pm for 13 & over. Judges will be selected from show organizers, vendors, and artists. You can enter as a single or a team, but not both. In the 12 & under contest, everyone gets a prize! In the 13 & over contest, prizes are usually for first, second and third place, and are announced on the day of the show.
Prizes for this year (13 & over):
- Ken Poole from the Calgary Expo has donated 2 passes for next years show
- Patti Falconer Agencies has donated a professional photos shoot and free representation for one year
- Phoenix Comics has donated gift certificates from the SW store
- Plus more … its gonna be the most prizes ever this year, so get your cosplay on!
Dario Carrasco Jr. was a Penciller for Marvel Comics in the early 90s on the following titles: Alpha Flight #125-130, Northstar mini-series, Night Thrasher #21-22, Captain America #432, What If? #67-68, Nova #12-13, The Marvel Action Hour: Iron Man and Pinhead mini-series from Epic Comics. In 1994 through 1998, Dario penciled the following titles: Star Wars Tales Of The Jedi: The Sith War series, Golden Age Of The Sith series, Fall Of The Sith Empire series & Jedi Academy: Leviathan mini-series in collaboration with prolific writer/novelist Kevin J. Anderson. In 2002, he teamed up with Aaron T. Nelson, a budding writer and they co-created MARLOW, published by Arcana Studio and JOE DOOGAN: Zombie Hunter published by Digital Webbing.
At present Dario, as a founder of a non-profit organization called Comics For A Cause, is busy spreading awareness about this cause and how anyone can support the campaign by buying CFAC branded campaign comic books and t-shirts. The net proceeds of the sales go to The Canadian Red Cross for the Alberta Floods Relief.
Husband, Father, Comic Book Writer.
neil lives in calgary, a place on earth. He coloured SOUTHPAW for challenger comics and has a webcomic called boobsandmath.com but it last updated in like, January, so there’s that. Right now he’s writing and drawing a six issue series he’s hoping to have out next year, as well as obsessing over Pierce Brosnan on twitter.
Ben Rankel is a Canadian designer, illustrator and comic artist. He worked on some popular webcomics for half a decade before deciding he wanted to draw comic books. Now he’s working on that. He hasn’t won any awards or anything yet but he’s pretty good at twitter.
Sporting a spring fresh Bachelor of Design degree from ACAD, Nick Johnson is currently a freelance illustrator living in Calgary AB. In 2003, he co-founded the independent comic book label Vicious Ambitious which self-published graphic anthologies and several short films. He has provided voice work for animated films, commercials and radio plays and is known to fiddle with a bass guitar while brandishing short shorts. Current artistic inspiration is found in horror films, contemporary literature, spaghetti westerns and the ghosts of utopia. His work can be found online at www.nickj.ca
Vic Malhotra is a Canadian comic book artist. He is currently illustrating the comic book adaptation of the Joe Hill novella Thumbprint, being released by IDW. You may also know Vic’s work from Tiger Lawyer with writer Ryan Ferrier and Murder Book with writer Ed Brisson.
He currently resides in Edmonton. You may find him digging in the long boxes in any of Edmonton’s comic book shops for unknown gems by past illustrators
Riley Rossmo is a Canadian comic book artist and illustrator, known for his work on various Image Comics titles, as well as Marvel Comics’ Daken: Dark Wolverine. Originally from Saskatoon, SK, Rossmo now lives in Calgary, AB and is a sessional instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design.
I am a Canadian comic book illustrator and considered, by very few, kind of neat! I’ve worked at Image Comics and am currently at Oni Press.
Fiona Staples is a Canadian artist known both for her covers, which earned her a Joe Shuster award in 2011, and interior artwork. She’s dabbled in everything from horror to superheroes, illustrating series such as Mystery Society and the Eisner-nominated North 40, and covers for Superman/Batman, DV8, and T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. She’s currently working on the fantasy epic SAGA with writer Brian K. Vaughan.