Monday, May 7, 2018

2018 Intergalactic Expo

Author: Luke Cheng


I'm back in West Sacramento for the 2018 Intergalactic Expo (IGX). For a few years now, the fine folks who organize this event have put on a show that reaches science fiction enthusiasts. As with most events like this, there were booths, panels, and other activities to enjoy. With a general admission price of only ten dollars, Intergalactic Expo is a sweet deal and an awesome way to spend a Sunday afternoon!


Many fandoms were represented at IGX. Many fan groups were set up in a special room where convention goers could take photos and learn more about them. Many of these groups went all out in bringing backdrops, props, and even working droids that could move and make sound.


With the Avengers Infinite War movie just releasing, of course we had to have some Marvel representation. There were quite a few Marvel fans in attendance today. Since Infinite War has parts that take place in Space, the Avengers could be considered a little sci fi, I guess!


Besides seeing the amazing cosplays today, there were some great looking statues on display. Many of these were very large and very detailed. I thought this alien statue was pretty intimidating. You can't tell in the photo, but this display was life-sized and was menacing everyone who passed by.


Back this year and holding a panel was Jeffery Weissman who played George McFly in the iconic Back to the Future movies. C. Andrew Nelson and Mike Quinn were also special guests at this year's IGX. Guests love being able to ask questions about the roles these wonderful actors played in their various movies.


Not quite science fiction... actually more biology... this snake and a few other exotic animals were on site at IGX. These were a huge hit with convention goers as they got a chance to pet the snake (if they dared). These beautiful creatures added a nice element to the convention.

Check out some more photos from 2018 IGX in my gallery by clicking HERE. Also, enjoy my little highlight clip of the Intergalactic Expo below!