Edmonton Comic Expo is quickly becoming an Edmonton institution. It is a place where sci-fi, fantasy, horror, comic and pop culture aficionados can gather together and celebrate their communal awesomeness. Movie, TV, and animation stars from across the collected genres will be coming to Edmonton and we've collected some awesome stuff to help you get ready!
Stories From the Nerd Herd (2009)
Geektastic starts off strong with the story of a Star Wars vs Star Trek taboo: a Klingon waking up to a Jedi in her hotel room while at a sci-fi convention! This book features excellent short stories from some of the YA lit greats. Stories address the isolation and loneliness that we geeks can feel as well as the shared sense of camaraderie we have when we encounter our own. Geektastic is a completely dorky and utterly worthwhile read. Discover the geek in you!
Cooking for Geeks
Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food
Jeff Potter (2010)
Are you interested in the science behind your favourite recipes? Cooking for Geeks will take you through what's really happening on the stove top. Perfect for preparing your Expo fuel!
The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy
A Hanbook for Geek Girls
Sam Maggs (2015)
The savvy geek girl's guide to living the nerdy life! The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy is a fun, funny and feminist take on the often male dominated world of geekdom.
1000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas
A Showcase of Creative Characters From Anime, Manga, Video Games, Movies, Comics, and More!
Yaya Han (2013)
A showcase of some of the best (and most famous) cosplay and costumes. Perhaps to provide a little inspiration!
Sewing for Dummies
Janice Saunders Maresh (2010)
Perhaps your cosplay making skills need a little work. Never fear! This has you covered!
Katherine Dunn (1989)
Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs; Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins; Oly the albino hunchback and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious–and dangerous–asset. Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.
Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families (2012)
Geek Mom features all sorts of ideas for a variety of ages and budgets. Ideas for thrifty Halloween costumes, homemade lava lamps, hobbit feasts and magical role-playing games, even home science experiments!
Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share
Ken Denmead (2010)
Geek Dad features all sorts of ideas for digital age dads looking for fresh ways to share their love of science, technology and general geekery with their children, helping to inspire a love of learning and discovery.
The Nerdist Way
How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)
Chris Hardwick (2011)
You don’t have to be a stereotypical geekwad to appreciate the lessons nerdism has to offer. The Nerdist Way will help make those with talents for over analysis and hyper self-awareness work for you instead of against you. Remember, success is the most satisfying—and legal—form of vengeance there is. And you can achieve it…when you follow the Nerdist Way.
Knits for Nerds
30 Projects: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy
Tori Carr (2012)
Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Big Bang Theory, Firefly and so many more, Knits for Nerds will make your inner (and outer!) nerd squeal with delight.
Men of Tomorrow
Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book
Gerard Jones (2004)
Ever wonder how two young misfit, hustler nerds invented the superhero and the comic book industry? Well, Men of Tomorrow tells the story of the birth of the Golden Age of Comics!
Robb Pearlman (2012)
Basement dweller's rejoice! Matrix mavens and Lovecraft lovers emerge from our AV Squad closets and seize the reins of popular culture! Chronic asthma and social anxiety may still keep us from talking to the girl at Warp 1 Comics, but good thing there’s Nerd Haiku, a light-hearted, light saber pointed, poke at the absurdities, stereotypes and truths of nerd culture. Oh, and it might give you something to recite to the cute Han Solo girl during speed dating.
Want a list of all of this year's media guests? Or want to get your geek on? Check it out and join the party!