Article and Photo by Jason Setnyk.
Cornwall Ontario – Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Super Kid! A young super hero wearing a cape and mask was spotted flying in front of the Benson Centre on Saturday afternoon. He was just one of about six thousand who got their capes on and attended the second annual Cornwall & Area Pop Event.
The two day event took place on Saturday April 23rd and Sunday April 24th at the Benson Centre.
From cosplayers to gamers to pop culture enthusiast to family fun, this event had something for everything.
CAPE celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek with six guest from the original series: BarBara Luna, Sean Kenney, Michael Forest, Sally Kellerman, Louise Sorel, and Beverly Washburn. Each appeared in the original Star Trek along side iconic characters like Captain Kirk (played by William Shatner) and Mr. Spock (played by Leonard Nimoy).
Although famous for Star Trek each actor and actress has an impressive resume. For example Sally Kellerman received an Oscar nomination for her role in the movie M*A*S*H, while Sean Kenney was in the movie Cast Away with Tom Hanks, and BarBara Luna starred in movies with James Stewart and Frank Sinatra.
Star Trek and Buffy the Vampire actress Noelle Hannibal was also in attendance.
Other celebrity guest include Brian O’Halloran, Marilyn Ghigliotti, and Ernie O’Donnell who each appeared in the Kevin Smith movie Clerks. Brian O’Halloran was sporting a New York Rangers jersey. See Jason Setnyk’s interview with Brian O’Halloran here.
Walking Dead, Furious 7, and Hunger Games actor Steve Coulter was a featured guest too, along with Walking Dead zombies Chris Harrelson and Coleman Youmanswill.
Award winning comic book artist Dan Parent, best known for his work in Archie Comics, was sketching away at CAPE. So was artist Geof Isherwood who has done work for Marvel Comics including such titles as Silver Surfer, Conan the Barbarian, Daredevil, and Doctor Strange.
In addition to celebrities, cosplay artists, and vendors, there was also a very special highlight to the event Saturday night. CAPE co-organizers Carol (Grant) and Randy Sauve tied the knot and got married. Carol was dressed as Wonder Woman while Randy’s suit mimicked the red and blue of Superman.
For more information on CAPE visit: http://www.cornwallpopevent.com/