Friday, August 14, 2009

2010 Plans

...okay...so I've been pretty bad at maintaining this blog, seeing as how the last post was BEFORE this year's Expo which has already passed. Things got crazy busy leading up to the event, but I'm happy to say that we had our best year ever with over 10,000 people coming to check out the event. The energy has always been very positive, and I hope that continues!

So where does that lead us to now?

When I first started the Calgary Expo, I had a 3 year plan...but it really took 4 years to get it to where I wanted it to be. Really, I can't complain. It's always been a juggle since I run the Expo on the side, which can make things pretty tough because of the time commitment.

But I have to say I'm really excited for our 2010 event for a number of reasons. We were planning on expanding, and we'll be taking an extra hall, which essentially doubles our main exhibit room to a whopping 100,000 sq ft. That's a lot of space to fill, but I'm confident we can do it.

I was down at the San Diego Comic Con back in July, and there's a lot of people that have heard of our little event, and it makes me feel really good that we're establishing a very solid reputation. What I hope that translates to is a higher attendance, more high profile guests, and more fun.

But the real reason why I'm excited is that I'm actually leaving my day job. Technically, I've already left...but there's a few projects I have to finish up first. With more time to devote to the Expo, I think I can raise the bar even further and develop a lot of the areas that I think need more attention. I'm pretty confident in the Expo, and I think it'll benefit everyone from exhibitors, guests, to fans.

To be honest, I haven't been working on 2010 very hard, a lot of things have just fallen into place. I'm looking forward to revealing our guest lineup in the near future, and really dedicated myself to developing the event.Fingers crossed!

- Kandrix

1 comment:

sander said...

Hi Kandrix,

My name is Sander and I from Vehicle Magazine here in Calgary. I wanted to invite you our upcoming event :)

Vehicle Magazine is proud to present the debut of the second issue of their publication. To celebrate, the creative team is throwing a release party on October 23rd, from 6-10pm at Art Central in downtown Calgary. Live music by Lindsay Clinton for ambiance and refreshments for your comfort. Bid on both original and print artwork in the silent auction and earn your title as Top Airplane Ace in the Paper Airplane Race extravaganza!

Vehicle Magazine is a locally produced publication advocating local and international talent in the world of modern narrative. In its short life, Vehicle has garnered critical acclaim and earned a Joe Shuster Award nomination for works included in the premiere release. Vehicle is soon to be distributed across North America and Europe in January, 2010.