Official Press Release
The Calgary Expo, Canada’s second largest pop culture event, is thrilled to announce that two of science fiction’s most outstanding performers will be attending the 2012 convention. Amanda Tapping (Stargate: SG-1, Sanctuary) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, 24), will coming to the Expo in 2012, much to the delight of Science Fiction fans around the globe.
Amanda Tapping is a Canadian actress, producer, director and writer who is best known for her role as Samantha Carter in Stargate: SG-1.
“We knew that Stargate SG-1 had a huge following after having Christopher Judge out to the convention in 2011,” says Calgary Expo Director Kandrix Foong. “Bringing in such an accomplished actress and producer such as Amanda Tapping is a real privilege for the Calgary Expo.”
As a winner of the 2009 Women of Vision award, Amanda has become an ambassador of strength, resilience and innovation in the Canadian television industry. Her recent endeavour, Sanctuary, started as a web series but soon exploded onto mainstream television networks. She is also one of the founding members of S4K, Sanctuary for Kids, a charity which works to find relief for children who face exploitation, depravation and adversity from around the world.
Katee Sackhoff is most recognized as the rough n’ tough Capt. Kara Thrace aka Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica. Some of her other roles include appearances in smash hit television shows such as The Big Bang Theory, CSI and 24. She has also used her vocal talents in animation and video games roles such as Halo 3, Batman: Year One and Spider-Man: Edge of Time.
The Calgary Expo is a non-profit organization that showcases the incredible talent of comic creators, artists, actors, voice over artists, musicians, writers and pop culture icons from all over the world. Founded in 2006, the convention has grown rapidly having hosted guests from every genre including William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and legendary artist Neal Adams. The 2011 convention saw 30,000 attendees and is the largest convention of its kind in western Canada.
The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo will be held April 27 – 29, 2012 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Advance tickets will go on sale December 1, 2011.
Current announced guests for Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2012 include: Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Amanda Tapping (Stargate: SG-1, Sanctuary) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, 24)
For more information, visit our website at www.calgaryexpo.com.