On Monday evening our city will be host to Dr. Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace. Known most for her work with and study of chimpanzees, Dr. Goodall will share insights on her research, current threats facing the planet and the need for change. If you have ever had any interest in her work with the chimps, or are inspired by her passion for the environment, then you can purchase tickets for this lecture, which range from $40-$85, here. This is sure to be a very interesting and educational evening with an amazing woman, not to be missed.Read More
The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo is bringing two of TVs greatest villains from Game of Thrones to the event this year.
Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), will be in Calgary for House of Lannister — An Evening with Dinklage and Headey on April 26. This will be the only confirmed stop at a convention for Dinklage.
They will also sit on panels and be available for all the usual photos and autographs throughout the Expo.
There are only 200 tickets available for the special event and cost a whopping $195 so bust out your armor, your poison and your schemes to get a hold of one (disclaimer: I'm totally joking about the poison. Please don't poison anyone). You can get your tickets for the princely sum here.Read More
Listen up nerds, the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo has announced its initial list of guests for the 2013 edition, and again there's some big names hitting town. Weird Al Yankovic, for one.
Yup, the master of comedy tunes is bringing his large head of hair this year, but that's not the only highlight. Stan Lee, the creator of just about every comic hero you know will be here, along with director John Carpenter, local wrestling hero Bret "Hitman" Hart, Lexa Doig (from Andromeda, among others), Neal Adams (a DC artist for Superman, Batman and the Green Arrow), Michael Shanks from Stargate SG-1 and Chris Sarandon, who's probably best known as Prince Humperdink in The Princess Bride. Humperdink! Humperdink, Humperdink, Humperdink.
Weird Al will … Read More
A local architect firm is going to Barcelona as a finalist in the World Architecture Festival Awards for its design of the Glacier Discovery Walk in Jasper National Park.
Sturgess Architecture created the 450-metre interpretive walk, which is carved into the mountain landscape in the national park.
Jeremy Sturgess, head of the firm, says the company wanted to encourage people to get out of their car and "experience this incredible landscape in a way that provides a cerebral connection" to the changing environment.
The design is one of 283 finalists from over 60 countries. There are only eight Canadian firms in the finals.
Until October 28, WAF is accepting Reader's Choice votes. Sturgess is presenting its design to the … Read More