Official Press Release
Adam Baldwin, famed for his portrayal of Animal Mother in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket will be appearing at the Calgary Expo April 27-29, 2012. Aside from being the star of one of Kubrick’s most notorious films, Adam is also the star of Joss Whedon’s cult hit Firefly and the successful follow-up film Serenity which also stars Alberta-born actor Nathan Fillion.
His prolific work in the realm of Science Fiction, Action and Fantasy has made Adam a favorite amongst nerd-culture enthusiasts. He has also performed alongside Will Smith in the blockbuster film Independence Day, has hadrecurring roles on Stargate: SG-1,Joss Whedon’s Buffy spin-off Angel, and the X-Files as Knowle Rohrer. He is currently working on the hit-series Chuck.
“Adam’s involvement with Serenity, Firefly and Angel make him a great addition to our line-up,” states Event Director Kandrix Foong. “Serenity fans were very excited when we unofficially announced him at a screening of Serenity at the Plaza in Kensington yesterday.”
The screening of Serenity was the first installment of Calgary Expo presents: EXPOsure - a Monthly Film Series, which will feature the very best in pop culture and cult films. The next screening will be the original Batman film in celebration of Adam West’s presence at the Calgary Expo in 2012. The screening will be held on Sunday, January 8 at the Plaza in Kensington with tickets to go on sale this week. One dollar from every ticket sold goes to the Calgary Expo’s official charity, The Make-A-Wish Foundation. The screenings also feature raffles and prizes, the proceeds from which also go to the charity.
The Calgary Expo is a non-profit organization that showcases the incredible talent of comic creators, artists, actors, voice actors, 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 A Clockwork Orange’s Malcolm Mcdowell,Firefly and Serenity’s Summer Glau, and Relic Hunter’s Tia Carrere. The 2011 convention saw 30,000 attendees and is the 2nd largest convention of its kind in all of Canada.
Guests for the 2012 Calgary Expo currently include Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Amanda Tapping (Stargate: SG-1, Sanctuary), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, 24), James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Adam West (original Batmanand Family Guy) and voice actor Tara Strong (My Little Pony: Friendship is magic andThe Powerpuff Girls) and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes, Scream 4).
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 are now on sale at calgaryexpo.eventbrite.com/
For more information, visit our website at www.calgaryexpo.com