Here’s all the pop culture & gaming events going on locally I know about that I’ve remembered to put down on the site. If I missed anything, just send me an e-mail at and I’ll add it!

(for an archive of past events, please check 2016 Events or 2017 Events)

Upcoming events:



January 1
CWE Live In St Albert Ft WWE Icon Jake The Snake Roberts
Meet a LEGO Designer at The LEGO Store!
New Year’s Day Evil Dead trilogy at Metro Cinema

January 3
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Screening with Success 5000
Your Favourite Game Show @ The Rec Room

January 4
Pixar Adult Access Night 18+

January 5
Drawn to Write Manga Class
Late Night Game Night
The Room at Metro Cinema


January 6
Drawn to Write Sidekicks Class!
Introduction to Int/Adv Stage Combat with JP Fournier and Chance Heck
Saturday Series: Red Shirt Diaries
Pride & Prejudice Marathon – BBC Mini Series
Sci-Fi Cinema: Blade Runner: The Final Cut at Metro Cinema
Learning to Sew

January 7
Intro to FX Makeup with Gaylynne Fell

January 8
Big Bang Theory Trivia @ The Pint


January 10
South Park Trivia At Beercade – 730pm

January 11
How to Be a Board Game Guru @ Table Top Café

January 13
Saturday Series: Red Shirt Diaries
CHiMPROV feat. The Professors
Gilmore Girls Trivia @ The Billiard Club
Potion Explosion Tournament
Night Gallery presents DIY Video Jukebox at Metro Cinema

January 14
Art Market “Life&Death” @ Aces’n’Spades

January 16
Nerd Nite #39

-January 18
Science in the Cinema presents: Side Effects
Turkey Shoot! The Wicker Man – The Many Faces of Nicolas Cage
JanLAN 2018

January 19
A Taste of Animethon 2018 (Jan. 19 & 20)
EPL Fireside Gathering (Hearthstone)
JanLAN 2018 (3 Day LAN event)
TheWayGaming Hearthstone Winter Tournament

January 20
Saturday Series: Red Shirt Diaries
Brent Butt @ The River Cree
Data Insights with Python for Beginners
Reel Family Cinema: Wonder Woman – Free for kids 12 & under

January 21
Regency Costume Fair
Kink on Screen: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – 18+

January 22
Seinfeld Trivia @ The Pint
RPG Matchmaking Night #3

January 23
Reel Learning presents The Phantom of the Opera at Metro Cinema

January 24
Forward Thinking Speaker Series – The Real World Of Online Harassment
Blood Rage Game Night @ Mission: Fun & Games
Rick & Morty Trivia @ Beercade

January 25
Dark Matters ‘Game On’ @ Telus World of Science
Jedi Pinball Tournament! @ Beercade
Saved By The 90s Trivia Night! hosted by Thirsty Nerd Trivia

January 26
Global Game Jam (local event by GameCamp Edmonton)

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January 27
How To Start A Podcast: From Notion To Reality
Saturday Series: Red Shirt Diaries
Tournament Of Power (Dragonball Fighter Z) @ High Score
HackED 2018
CRAB Season 3 Championship @ Gamers’ Lodge

January 28
Halo 5 Free For All $10,000 Qualifier @ Microsoft Store WEM
Intro to Face and Body with Gaylynne Fell
Painting Challenge – Art Game @ Gamers’ Lodge

January 29
Friends Trivia Night at the Pint Public House

January 30
Step Brothers Trivia Night
Futurama Trivia at the Buck

January 31
Friends Trivia at Beercade January 31st 730pm
Riverdale Trivia Night

February 2
Groundhog Day – 25th Anniversary at Metro Cinema

February 3
The Edmonton A Cappella Festival
Experience Points Music @ The Yardbird Suite
Book Signing w Noelle & Paige @ Happy Harbor
Reel Family Cinema: Kirikou and the Sorceress – Free for kids!

February 4
6v6 Overwatch Tournament @ High Score ($1720 Prize)
A. CON-Struction Class Bracer Making Class
BRING OUT YOUR DEAD! vinyl sale & swap at Table Top Cafe
CON-structuring class- Wig Maintenance
Teens Learning Code: HTML & CSS for Beginners: Interactive Stories and…
Gamer FUNdraiser with Kitty Kye and Extra Life
Intro To Miniature Painting @ Apt To Game

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February 9
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Sci-fi Throwback Weekend Movie Marathon (Feb. 9th-11th)
WWE Live Road to WrestleMania @ Rogers Place
SmallCon 2018 LARP Convention

February 10
Colder Than Carbonite 2018 (Infinity Wargaming Tournament)
Demo Day – Kaiju Conquest
ROG Arena: League of Legends Tournament at West Edmonton Mall
Beyond Board Paint Night – Pikachu Batman
InTrap of Knoxville

February 11
Halo 5 Free For All $10,000 Qualifier @ Microsoft Store WEM
Pop Culture Painting Night at Beyond Board
CONstruction Class – Working with Thermoplastics
CONstruction Class – Working with Resin and Skin FX
Beyond the Code Launch event @ Happy Harbor
Introduction to Weiss Schwarz and Trial Deck Box Tournament
Sci-fi Throwback Weekend Movie Marathon
Sci-Fi Cinema: The Brother from Another Planet at Metro Cinema

February 12
CONstruction class – Building Foam Armour

February 13
Twilight Trivia at The Pint Downtown Feb 13 7pm

February 14
Valentine’s Day Trivia – Beercade 730pm
Valentine’s Day at The Gamers’ Lodge
Valentine’s Day Quote-A-Long The Princess Bride at Metro Cinema

February 15
Zombie Makeup 101 with Gaylynne Fell
D&D 101 @ Mission Fun & Games
Gilmore Girls Trivia


February 16
Star Wars Paint Night at Beyond Board
-Black Panther opens in theatres

February 17
DreamWorks Animation in Concert – @ The Winspear (Feb. 17th & 18th)
Intro to LED Circuit Into Costume with Ben Easter
Kaiju Conquest Demo Day @ Happy Harbor Comics
Harry Popper and The Frozen Princess
Science in the Cinema presents: Hotel Transylvania
ROG Arena: League of Legends Tournament at West Edmonton Mall
Night Gallery presents an Adult Cartoon Party at Metro Cinema

February 18
Meet and Greet with the 501st! @ Just Be Cos (Sherwood Park)

February 19
QuidFam Fantasy Tournament (Quidditch)
Alberta VEX Robotics Championship @ NAIT
Bonnie Doon Mall Family Day Free VR
Free Admission on Family Day @ Glade Board Game Café (Thorhild)
Family Day at EPL
Reel Family Cinema: The Muppet Movie – Free for kids 12 & under

February 20
Nerd Nite #40

February 21
Arrested Development Trivia Night – Beercade 730pm
Name That Tune! @ The Rec Room
Craft & Draught @Board N Brew Café

February 22
Mario Kart Tournament @ Beercade YEG
Trivia Night Thursday! hosted by Thirsty Nerd Trivia

February 23
Alberta Girls Engineering & Technology Summit (AGENTS) Feb. 23-25
Star Ware Paint Night @ Beyond Board

February 24
Books2Buy Sale Downtown EPL Branch
Pride & Prejudice Ball – Winter 2018
It Came From Out of the Basement 2018 Winter Tournament
Golden Grot 2018 Miniatures Painting Competition
Tavern Hero Qualifier Tournament (Hearthstone)
HTML & CSS for Beginners: Learn to Build a Multi Page Website
Beyond the Code Signing w/ Kelsey Rae Barthel @Variant Edition
Reel Family Cinema: The LEGO Batman Movie – Free for kids!

February 25
Feb #YEG Podcast Meet-Up @ Variant Edition
Cosplay Life Drawing @ Happy Harbor Comics

February 26
Sherlock’s Spelling Bee(r) & College Night
Cosplay Community Crafting Meetup
Playtest – Halls of Asgard
Cosplay Community Crafting Meetup

February 27
Harry Potter Trivia Tuesday at MKT

February 28
Bobs Burgers Trivia – Feb 28th at Beercade 730pm start time

March 1
Adult Nights – Poenology @ Telus World Of Science
Nick Cage 90s Trivia – March 1st 8pm Blakbar
Revolting Rhymes at Metro Cinema – Mar 1-2

March 2
Visions Of Comics Art Show (March 2-March 15)
Beyond Board Paint Night – Harry Potter Patronus
The Room at Metro Cinema – March 2

March 3
Open Data Day at EPL
Twitch Edmonton Community Meetup
AB Arcadian 4 [ Melee / S4 ]
Reel Family Cinema: The Breadwinner – free for kids 12 & under
Date Night: Fundraiser for Improvaganza

March 4
Halo 5 Free For All $10,000 Qualifier @ Microsoft Store WEM
March 2018 Collector Con
EIFF & The Rec Room Present: The Oscars Live FREE!
2017 Netrunner Store Champ Tourney

March 6
Harry Potter Trivia Night – The Pint DT March 6th 7pm
Patrick Weekes “Feeder” Book Launch

March 7
The Royal Tenenbaums with Cantoo (Music & a Movie)
Arrested Development Trivia Night – Beercade 730pm
Gamepub Talks. Q&A, and Beers – Mar 2018 Edition

March 8
Gamers’ Live Blood Drive
Introverts Reading Night @ Variant Edition
Dark Matters: Laboratory (18+)
Halls of Asgard Playtest
Sex and the City Trivia

March 9
Cartoons & Cereal

March 10
Commercial UAV Drone Ground School
Denis Lemieux “Slapshot” In-Store Public Signing!
Reel Family Cinema: The NeverEnding Story – Free for kids!
Grand Opening Tournament! @King’s Court Café
Potion Explosion Game Night @Mission Fun & Games

March 11
TEDxUAlberta 2018 Conference
Afternoon Tea: Murder on the Orient Express at Metro Cinema

March 13
Building LEGO and Beers at MKT

March 15
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Trivia – March Pint DT

March 16
UFR Metal and Horror Festival
Books2Buy Sale (Whitemud Crossing Branch)

March 17 Edmonton Open+
Science FUNday 2018
Middenheim Madness! – 9th Age Team Tournament
League Of Legends Tournament @ Overklocked
Reel Family Cinema: The Secret of Kells at Metro Cinema
St. Patrick’s Day: Leprechaun at Metro Cinema
Night Gallery: Starman: Invaders from Space at Metro Cinema
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Appreciation

March 18
Happy Harbor Spring Fever Craft Fair
Pure Spec Annual General Meeting

March 20
Nerd Nite #41
Greys Anatomy Trivia Night at MKT
DearYEG | Drop Everything and Read YEG by Shape Edmonton

March 21
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou/Prince Bunny
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Trivia – 730pm Beercade

March 22
Hey! Listen! with Mikey D Sound Machine + Success 5000!
Science Slam Edmonton: The First TWOSE Science Slam
LGN Presents: Tech & Gaming

March 23
Edmonton Prototype Convention 2018 Mar 23-25
-Pacific Rim: Uprising opens in Theatres
Make It Edmonton (March 23 – 25)

March 24
Building a Web Store with Shopify and Liquid
High Score Esports Hearthstone tournament

March 25
Spring Pop Culture Fair
Annual General Meeting (Pure Spec. Festival)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Painting Event! @The Gamers’ Lodge

March 26
Knit, Purl, Play! (124th) @ Table Top Cafe
Disney Trivia Night – 7:30 pm – Pint Downtown
Cosplay Community Crafting MeetUp

March 27
Reel Learning presents The Martian at Metro Cinema

March 28
Puzzle Night @Beercade
The Return of the King Charity Read-a-thon
Halls of Asgard Playtest  @Board N Brew

March 29
-Ready Player One opens in Theatres
Video Game Tournament @ The Rec Room
A Night of Uprise @ The Gamers’ Lodge

March 30
Video Games Live in Edmonton, AB!
Second Annual Mario Party Party!

March 31
2 Shows – Letterkenny Live!
Jarrett’s Tournament 4.5 (Charity Smash Tourney)
Saturday Morning All You Can Eat Cereal Cartoon Party!
Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Alley Kat Cask Night at Metro
EFGC:March Meltdown 2
Barnival! Free Games!

April 1
High Score Esports League of Legends tournament

April 4
Edmonton AIMBOT LEGO Workshop- @ Happy Harbor
Lord of the Rings Trivia at Beercade

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April 7
How To Start A Podcast: From notion to Reality
Intro to Worbla with Melissa Wartenberg
Press A To Start (Game Design Networking & Panel)
Steampunk Dinner-April: Carnival Of Fools
The Last Jedi: PJ Party in the IMAX Theatre
Drink Scotch Kill Cancer Fundraiser #4!

April 8
Canines & Cupcakes @ Table Top Cafe
Girls Learning Code: Graphic Design with Canva & Scratch (9-12)

April 9
Super Troopers Trivia 730pm
Star Trek Trivia at Accent Lounge

April 11
Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Trivia at Beercade
Weird Al Karaoke Debuts at Grindstone Theatre
Intelligent Autonomous Systems Industry Mixer

April 12
Nerds Night Out – April 2018
Introverts Reading Night @ Variant Edition
Provincial Archives of Alberta “Relics”

April 14
GOBfest Boardgames Convention (April 14-15)
Programming with Ruby
Spring Community Clothing Swap @ Variant Edition
Candy Tasting @ Table Top Cafe
Spring Community Clothing Swap @ Variant Edition

April 15
Zehn Masters $10,000 Spring Series (Video Games) @ West Edmonton Mall

April 17
Kanuck’s Cantina – An Improvised Star Wars Saga
VE’s Action Comics #1000 Midnight Release Party

April 18
Jurassic Park LEGO & Trivia Night
YEGman Book Launch
Archer Trivia at Beercade 730pm
The Fantastic Mr. Fox, with King of Foxes @ The Rec Room

April 19
Free-For-All Tournament @ The Rec Room

April 21
DOTA 2 Tournament @ Overklocked
Costume Karaoke!
Cosplay Karaoke
RSD at Revolver Bonnie Doon ft Prince Bunny & Bobitto Pickles
Record Store Day at Revolver Westmount!
Edmonton DOTA 2 Tournament @ Overklocked
Reel Family Cinema: Jumanji (1995) – Free for kids 12 & under
YEGDND: Escape to the Eye of Night!
COMC at The Summit Sports Collectible Show
100th Anniversary of the Red Baron’s Last Dogfight
YEGman Book Signing at Westside Chapters
International Tabletop Day 2018 @ West Edmonton Coin & Stamp
CRAB Season 5 Championship @ Board n Brew

April 22
Say “Wow” like Owen Wilson
Intro to Face and Body with Gaylynne Fell

April 23
Edmonton Indie Filmmakers Night 2
Cosplay Community Crafting Meetup
Face and Body Level Two with Gaylynne Fell
Gamepub Talks, Q&A, and Beer – April 2018 Edition
Footloose the musical
Marvel Trivia at Accent Lounge

April 24
Harry Potter BOOK Trivia Night at MKT
Art Night – Learn How to Draw Like a Cartoonist

April 25
Mean Tweets with Mayor Don Iveson
Box Boy Book Signing w/ Tayson Martingale @ West Edmonton Coin & Stamp
20 Years of Hell, Mick Foley Special Presentation at Rick Bronson’s – The Comic Strip

April 26
Thirsty Thursday Presents: Hoops Battle! @ Beercade

April 27
Martial Unarmed for Stage with Louisa Zhu

April 28
Videogamageddon 2018! (GEARS Fundraiser)
International TableTop Day @ The Gamers’ Lodge
International Table Top Day @ Apt To Game
International Table Top Day! @ Table Top Café
Intro to Prop and Costume Painting with Nicole Deibert
Reel Family Cinema: Paddington 2 – Free for kids 12 & under

April 29
An American Werewolf in London – Full Moon Keg Night at Metro

April 30
Knit, Purl, Play! (124th) @ Table Top Café
Sci-Fi City: An Evening of Networking with On Spec and Co.
CMPUT 250 Game Development Award Ceremony

May 1
Paint with Kasia! @ The Gamers’ Lodge

May 3
Young Frankenstein The Musical
The Preemptive Nerd Strikes First (Nerdy Burlesque Show)

May 4
YEGPIN 2018 (Edmonton Pinball & Arcade Expo) (Fri-Sun)
IntrigueCon Spring 2018 (May 4th-5th)
May.4th UBK presents. Moontricks – May The 4th Be With You
Star Wars Day (Redwater)
-Avengers: Infinity War (pt 1) opens in Theatres
May The 4th Be With You: The Party (Edmonton Twitch Meetup)
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU @ Rocky Mountain Ice House (Adult Star Wars Themed Dance Party)
Star Wars Day Tournament @ King’s Court Cafe
Star Wars Trivia – Brewster’s South Side
Gamers’ Lodge 2nd Anniversary Weekend
-Star Wars Movie Night @ Dr. Donald Massey School (Featuring the 501st Legion) Starts at 6pm!

May 5
HH’s FCBD Breakfast!
Free Comic Book Day at Variant Edition!
Free Comic Book Day/ 1 Year Anniversary Party @ Hyperspace Comics (Spruce Grove)
Free Comic Book Day 2018 @ Quantum Comics (Camrose)
Free Comic Book Day 2018 @ West Edmonton Coin & Stamp
Free Comic Book Day @ Happy Harbor Comics
 Library Comicon & Free Comic Book Day!  (Spruce Grove)
Friends Trivia Night May 7th 730pm The Pint Whyte
PodSummit 2018
Video Game Dance Party with Hey! Listen!
MayDay Convention Wargaming Tournament
Steampunk Dinner MayDay
Freaks and Geeks Documentary – Screening at Northwest Fest

May 6
Social Deduction Sunday @ Apt To Game

May 8
Nerd Nite #42

May 9
Hollywood Babble-On in Edmonton, Alberta Feat. Kevin Smith!
Mean Girls Trivia Nights at MKT

May 10
Summoner Wars Meet Up @ Connexxions Café

May 12
Arcadence: Emerald Spring Zone Video Game Dance Party
Girls Learning Code Day: Collaborative Game Production
Michael Hingston “Let’s Go Exploring: Calvin and Hobbes”Launch

May 14
The Office Trivia Night – The Pint DT 730pm

May 16
Star Trek Trivia Night – May 16th 730pm Beercade

May 17
Dark Matters – On Your Mark
Friends Trivia Night at Hudson’s 109th 2.0 | Tickets include Drink


May 18
DPX – Direct-Play Expo 2018 (4 Days)
-Deadpool 2 opens in Theatres

May 19
Etsy Made in Canada – Edmonton Spring Market (2 days)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Metro Cinema

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May 20
Women In Games Edmonton Meetup (Sponsored By Bioware)

May 24
Disney Movie Trivia (Ticket includes Drink) at Hudson’s 109th

May 25
-Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in Theatres

May 26
Edmonton International Cat Festival (2018)
Netflix and Chill Late Night Trivia at Central Social Hall

June 1
MegaLAN 2018 (June 1st-3rd)

June 2
Weird Al Yankovic: Ill-Advised Vanity Tour w/Guest Emo Philips
Red Claw Bitz Swap Version 7

June 4
Collector Con #2

June 7
Jurassic World LEGO & Trivia Night

June 14
-Fur-Eh Begins (June 14-17)
Lord Of The Rings Symphony at The Winspear June 14-16


June 15
Pure Speculation Festival (June 15-16)
-The Incredibles 2 opens in Theatres

June 16
CS:GO Open @ Overklocked

June 22
-Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens in Theatres

July 6
-Ant-Man & The Wasp opens in Theatres

July 20
-Alita: Battle Angel opens in Theatres

July 27
-Teen Titans Go! To The Movies opens in Theatres

August 3
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget
Warfaire: Medieval War & Festival (Thorhild)

August 4
Edmonton Cosplay 5km Fun Run/Walk

August 6
Antique Mall Parking Lot Sale 2018 #3

August 9
Fragapalooza (Aug. 9-12)

August 10
Animethon (Aug. 10-12)

September 21
Edmonton Expo Begins (Sep. 21-23)

October 5
-Venom opens in Theatres

October 19
Game-A-Lot Begins (3 days)

November 2
-X-Men: Dark Phoenix opens in Theatres

November 13
Neil Gaiman Comes To Edmonton! (Forward Thinking Speaker Series)

November 16
-Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens in Theatres