The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is only about five years old, but it has grown exponentially each year to the point where it's the biggest show in Canada outside of Toronto and it is making waves in the US Northwest as well. Really looking forward to it next month, although I won't be crazy enough to line up for the big guest William Shatner.
The Sims by itself ran great on my computer. Livin' Large slowed it a little bit. I skipped House Party, but Hot Date brought my machine to a halt. I still really like the game, but I'll go back to playing it when I can afford a new computer.