It’s convention season in Calgary. The city plays home to three major conventions, plus a host of minor ones, throughout the summer months. These “festivals of geek culture” are attracting larger numbers every year. Another growing trend is the number of these attendees who are dressing up as their favorite characters from the worlds of television, film, comics, anime and video games.

This year Calgary marked its first-ever Parade of Wonders, as fans from around the world marched through downtown in costume to celebrate the opening of the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. Even Mayor Naheed Nenshi got into the act, riding around in a DeLorean wearing a Doctor Who-themed T-shirt proclaiming him to be the “Mayor of Space and Time.”

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Photo Gallery: Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo

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