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CELEBRITY PHOTO SESSIONS

Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favourite celebrity! This is the only way to get a beautiful 8x10 glossy photo of you with one of our guests in an intimate setting.

AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

A perfect opportunity to get that special something signed by your favourite celebrity! Be sure to check out the schedule so you don’t miss out! NOTE: Some guests may charge additional fees for an autograph.

PANELS / Q&As

They say knowledge is power. If you don’t know, all you have to do is ask…and you shall receive!  The pros will be here to answer all your questions about the industry and to talk about their latest projects. You never know what they might say! 

ARTIST ALLEY

Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all of your favourite pencillers, inkers and writers.  This is a ”must experience area” for anyone interested in meeting the rising stars and the people who work the front lines of the industry! Here you’ll find it all – comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art and sketches!

SMALL PRESS / INDY PAVILION

Located in the Artist Alley area, the Indy Press Pavilion brings a fine line up of independent comic book, zine and other related publishers. This Indy Market is just the place for you to meet the next up and coming talent in the comic world!

OVER 200,000 SQ FT OF SHOPPING MADNESS!

Over 600 retailers from all over join FAN EXPO Dallas to make your experience an unforgettable one!  Specializing in everything comics, anime, gaming, science fiction and/or horror, these retailers have what you need.  It is THE area to find just what you’re looking for – whether it’s a comic books from any era, original artwork, graphic novels, memorabilia, DVD’s, videos, games, toys or t-shirts – you will find it all here.

MEET LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK CREATORS

Comics Legends and Professional Comic Book artists and writers such as Stan Lee, Jim Lee, Tony Harris, Mike Zeck, Art Adams and more are invading Dallas for Fan Expo!

WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

Listen in and participate in our numerous sessions! Soak it all in through seminars and workshops held by the pros of the industry. With the professionals leading the way, you’ll be sure to learn how they do it in the real world. 

VOICE ACTOR LIVE SCRIPT READING

Our top voice actors guests will perform a LIVE script reading of the Hollywood Blockbuster! This hilarious re-telling of a classic will bring the house down as the actors use their huge list of cartoon characters to breathe new life into some legendary characters. DO NOT MISS!

FAN EXPO KIDS LOUNGE

Meet us in the Kid’s Lounge where you can show off your coloring skills, and maybe even meet a Stormtrooper! Families are invited to drop in with their children 12 years old or younger. This area is not a childcare service, parents must stay with their children for the duration of the activities. Full schedule of activities can be found here soon!

COSTUME CONTEST

This fan favorite event has reached new heights! For the first time ever at FAN EXPO DALLAS, cosplayers can pre-register for the costume contest for a chance to win some amazing cash prizes! See below for all the details! Each contestant must complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM to guarantee their spot in the event. This year’s event will be capped at 65 entrants including 20 for Youth entrants (ages 13-17) and 15 for Novice entrants. (there will be a separate Kids' Contest). VIEW CONTEST DETAILS

KIDS COSTUME CONTEST

Bring out your best Superhero, Video Game and Sci Fi cosplay because Fan Expo Dallas is having a Costume Contest just for kids! All cosplayers 11 years of age and younger are invited to join us Sunday afternoon for hour of fun (and showing off). Sign up begins Sunday at Noon with the show starting at 1pm. All entrants will receive a Participant’s ribbon, and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! See you there!

COSPLAY RED CARPET

The Fan Expo Dallas Cosplay Red Carpet walk returns once again! The skill and craftsmanship of dozens of Cosplayers from across North Texas and around the country are on display, in a red carpet format worthy of their time and creativity.

All photographers - both professional and those shooting with their smartphones - are welcomed to line up for the best shot possible during the managed event.

COSPLAY HIDEAWAY

FXD Cosplay Hideaway provides an area to repair an element of your costume, or simply a place to sit for 15 minutes and recharge your batteries (literally and/or figuratively). The Lounge gives you the space you need.

Most importantly: it's a paparazzi-free zone. If you need a break from the posing, the Lounge is just the place to get that breather you deserve, or the food you need to hit the show floor running. 

Special thanks to the North Texas Cosplay group for all your help!

COSTUMES! COSTUMES! COSTUMES!

Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it is sometimes called, is a BIG part of the weekend. Literally thousands of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don't be shy; get your photo taken with all your favorite characters (be sure to ask first) or come dressed up yourself. It's all good!

MEET AWARD WINNING AND BEST-SELLING AUTHORS

Meet International Award Winning and Best-Selling Authors. Activities for readers include book signings, Author readings, Panels and launches!

EXHIBITOR AREA

Experience the hottest new products and services - before anyone else sees them! Companies from all corners of the industry will be showcasing their upcoming projects and promos in the Exhibitor area and you get to be there for a sneak peek. You’ll also be sure to receive samples, goodies and chances to win prizes through their contests.

STAR WARS EVENTS BY THE 501ST LEGION

The 501st Legion is one of the greatest fan organizations in the world, and fortunately Fan Expo Dallas is one of the biggest events of the year for them. The Stormtroopers provide a spectacle for the eye every year with an elaborate booth, and all kinds of photo opportunities throughout the weekend. For a donation to the Make A Wish Foundation, you can also "Blast A Stormtrooper" in their onsite Nerf gun range!

MEET YOUR FAVORITE ANIME VOICE ACTORS

The actors that provide the voices of your favorite Anime characters will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos and meet with their fans. They have developed a well-deserved reputation for being most amiable and enthusiastic!

FAN EXPO SPEED DATING

When you’re at a pop culture convention you’re surrounded by like-minded people, but sometimes meeting folks can be complicated… but not when you’re in a setting designed just for that.  This is a fun way to quickly meet and get to know some of your fellow fans, and who knows, you might just develop a very important relationship in the process. Sign up in person at the show!

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