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Pop Culture Happenings: Cosplay, Deadlandz, more

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Cosplay Build Weekend / Fri, Sept 9 – Sun, Sept 11
Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo is just around the corner—do you have your costume yet? If you’re a last-minute person, this workshop, hosted by the good folks of Theatre Garage, will be good for you since they’ll teach you all of the Cosplay building skills in just one weekend. You can book for yourself or a group of friends. But, book fast since the class size maxes out at just eight people to ensure everyone can get help from the instructor. Visit facebook.com/events/1014686451941336/ to learn more. (Theatre Garage [3711 – 98 St], $220 full weekend w/ lunch)

Deadlandz / Sat, Sept 17 (12 pm)
Do you think you have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? Well, here’s your chance to test those survival skills in this real-life interactive zombie apocalypse simulation event where you’ll be forced to run, hide and fight for your life in order to beat the undead. The main event is 18-plus, but there will be family-friendly activities going on as well. Visit simulationevents.com for more info. (Silver Creek Paintball [south of Camrose, AB], $59)

Geek Out: An Unforgivingly Nerdy Burlesque / Fri, Sept 23 (8 pm)
It might be the unofficial Edmonton Expo kick off party, but that doesn’t mean you can’t nerd out. Your favourite comic book characters will hit the stage in this nerdy Burlesque piece hosted by LeTabby Lexington and Beau Creep featuring Kiki Quinn and more. Attendees are encouraged to dress up since there will be prizes for the best costume. (Chvrch of John, $5 in advance, $10 at the door)

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