This weekend the Nerdist crew – Malik Forte and I (Update: Malik won’t be able to attend after all, so it looks like it’ll just be me. Sorry, Canada!) – won’t be making our way to the Windy City (even though the duck fat fries at Hot Doug’s are haunting my dreams); rather, we’ll be at a slightly different combination of 2 Cs and Es up in Calgary for the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo to eat our body-weight in poutine and take in the sights and sounds of one of the biggest comic cons in Canada. And did we mention that on Saturday night they’re reuniting the cast of Alien for a panel of truly epic proportions? In space no one can hear you scream, but I just got a call from the front desk at our hotel, because evidently my enthusiasm is “bothering the other guests.” Micro changes in air density, my ass…
More importantly, we’re going to moderating a metric ton of awesome panels all weekend long, so clear your calendars because you’re not going to want to miss anything.
Sons of Anarchy – 3:30 PM – Corral
Come join us to talk to the charming residents of Charming, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates, and Drea De Matteo about their time on the show, the absolutely insane sixth season, and what’s coming down the pipeline for our friends in SAMCRO.
Doctor Who – 12:00 PM – Corral
Definitely make some wibbly wobbly timey wimey to join us for a re-Who-nion of epic proportions. The Eleventh Doctor himself, Matt Smith, and your favorite Companion/girl obsessed with a haunted mirror, Karen Gillan will be joining us to talk all things Doctor Who. Trust us — the panel’s bigger on the inside.
Spotlight on Alfonso Ribeiro – 3:30 PM – Expo Pavilion
It’s not unusual that you’d want to spend an hour catching up with actor/director/dance sensation Alfonso Ribeiro. We’ll be sitting down the man, the myth, the Carlton to talk about his time on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, his television directing career, and much more.
Spotlight on John Ratzenberger – 12:15 PM – Expo Pavilion
Cliff Clavin! Hamm! The Abominable Snowman! Rebel Force Major Derlin! Walter on Legit! John Ratzenberger is a man of many voices and many talents, and we’re going to talk about all of them in a wide-ranging chat about his career, his iconic characters, and more.
The Walking Dead – 2:15PM – Corral
Well, it looks like the dead are walking after all, because this Sunday, we’ll be sitting down with Laurie Holden (“Andrea”) and Michael Rooker (“Merle”) to talk about the impending zombie apocalypse, their time on the show, and some of the best behind-the-scenes stories from our favorite brain-hungry TV show.
As if all of these panels weren’t enough, our pals at FlipOn.TV will be bringing you live-streamed coverage and interviews straight from the con floor all weekend long.
For premium coverage of some of the panels you want to see most (ahem, like the ones listed above), head on over to their website.
Will you be at Calgary Comic Expo this weekend? What are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments below.