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A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES WITH STAN LEE SPECIAL EVENT

Take part in one of the most intimate & exclusive events yet! Stan will talk about and introduce his favorite Marvel film; Captain America: Civil War, in a very special encore screening. But, that’s not all! This package includes getting an in-person autograph, and the best selfie ever, just you and Stan Lee! It all starts at 8pm, Thursday, March 30 at Alamo Drafthouse, 1005 South Lamar Street. Click here to purchase your ticket now!

STAN LEE’S FINAL APPEARANCE IN DALLAS

This will be your very last chance in Dallas to hear from the legendary Stan Lee. Come and listen to the creator of Marvel's mightiest heroes talk candidly about the wonderful world of comics and superhero movies, and all those cool cameos, and maybe even get to ask a burning question of your own.  You can also get the scoop on what exciting projects The Man is working on now. Do NOT miss this!

RETRO 90’S DANCE PARTY

An exclusive event! Join us Friday, March 31st @ 9pm for the Retro 90’s Dance Party at Alamo Drafthouse, 1005 S Lamar St. Featuring music by legendary Toronto DJ - Lazarus! Drink specials, dance floor and some very special guests! Dress code: Stylish or cosplay! $10 in advance only! Limited capacity! Click here to buy now! 21+ event.

ULTIMATE 80’s DANCE PARTY

The big one! Join us Saturday, April 1st @ 9pm for the Ultimate 80’s Dance Party at Alamo Drafthouse, 1005 S Lamar St. Featuring music by World renowned retro specialist DJ Lazarus! Drink specials, dance floor and some very special guests! Dress code: Stylish or cosplay! $10 in advance only! Limited capacity! Click here to buy now! 21+ event.

DEAD DOG KARAOKE PARTY

Don't want to go home yet? Then don't! Join us Sunday, April 2nd @ 7pm for the last event of the weekend, a traditional "Dead Dog" Karaoke Party at Alamo Drafthouse, 1005 S Lamar St. Hosted by James "The Mod" Wallace. Dress code: whatever you have on! No ticket required! Free admission with any Fan Expo wristband! Limited capacity! 21+ event.

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.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EXPERIENCE

Meet the stars TIM CURRY, MEAT LOAF, BARRY BOSTWICK, PATRICIA QUINN, and NELL CAMPBELL as they assemble for their FIRST EVER convention. Enjoy the ultimate Rocky Horror experience including screenings of the film with an introduction by one of the stars, panels, photo-ops, autograph sessions and much more.

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PREMIERE SCREENING OF STAR TREK CONTINUES WITH CAST!

EPISODE EIGHT: STILL TREADS THE SHADOW – Be among the first to see the latest episode! Meet stars Vic Mignogna (Kirk) and Todd Haberkorn (Spock), famed television writer Judy Burns and Co-Producer Lisa Hansell! Screening introduction by the cast with Q&A to follow this Premiere presentation! First 300 fans get an Exclusive Episode VIII Poster!

NEW! FAN EXPO GAMING ROOMS

Gamers rejoice! Fan Expo Dallas is proud to unveil our new gaming rooms that are running events all weekend! Selections for advanced players and beginners including; D&D Adventurer’s League Events, Pathfinder RPG & Card game, Star Wars RPG, Magic The Gathering, Ascension Deckbuilding Game, Star Realms Card Game, Munchkin, Star Wars X-Wing, Settler of Catan, Cuthulu Wars, Pandemic Board Game, Ticket To Ride Board Game, Games to name a few. Click here for all the details!

NEW! THE INK-FUSION EMPIRE TATTOO PAVILLION

New this year! The Ink-Fusion Empire is the only professional Tattoo program that has a license agreement with Lucasfilm LTD. Working side by side with the likes of Stan lee, Dave Nestler, Arthur Suydam, James O'Barr, and countless other TV and Movie celebrities. Click here to book your session with your favorite Tattoo artist in advance! Space is limited.

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! 

HALO ODST DROP POD EXPERIENCE

Visionary Entertainment Inc will be joining Fan Expo Dallas this year and bringing with it the Halo Drop Pod experience. Jump feet first into Hell with this Halo experience. Visionary Entertainment brings Halo ODST characters to life, in a performance followed by a ride in the ODST Drop Pod simulated, plus green screen photos ops too!

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.

THE 1966 BATMOBILE

Come and see the 1966 Batmobile from the hit TV show Batman starring Adam West and Burt Ward. The vehicle features an impressive array of bat gadgets and is powered by an atomic turbine engine. The car has bullet proof wheel wells to protect wheels and tires. Other gadgets include a nose mounted chain slicer, battering ram, bat-ray, rockets, bat-phone, radar, dash monitor, on-board bat-computer, bat-scanner, detect-a-scope, and bat-beacon. Mounted to the cockpit are front and rear bullet proof air craft canopies to protect the dynamic duo.

CELEBRATE BUFFY’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH US

It's hard to believe that it has already been 20 years since the premiere episode of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, but here we are. Come and join us in celebrating one of the most important television series in broadcast history with Buffy alumni; James Marsters (Spike), Eliza Dushku (Faith), Charisma Carpenter (Cordy) and writer Christopher Golden at Fan Expo Dallas! Click here for more.

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. 

MEET THE CAST OF RWBY

Fan Expo Dallas is excited to announce the cast of the hit web series RWBY will be joining us! Come and meet Lindsay Jones (Ruby), Kara Eberle (Weiss), Arryn Zech (Blake) and Barbara Dunkelman (Yang) in person! Click here for more.

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. Starring; Nolan North, Troy Baker, Jennifer Hale, Ali Hillis, Rodger Bumpass and others. DO NOT MISS!

MEET THE STARS OF THE BOONDOCK SAINTS

Brothers. Killers. Saints. It's been 18 years since the original film but it hasn't aged a day in the eyes of fans. Fan Expo Dallas is honored to welcome stars Norman Reedus ( Murphy), Sean Patrick Flanery (Connor) and David Della Rocco (Rocco) otherwise known as The Boondock Saints. Speaking, signing autographs and posing for photo ops throughout the weekend. Click here for more.

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. Click here to see the whole list of activities!

COSTUME CONTEST

This fan favorite event has reached new heights! 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  WALK-ON (NOTE: You do not pre-register for walk-on) - those who were unable to enter the event but want to showcase their costume. Cap for the Walk-On portion is 75 entrants. Walk-on is open yo anyone in costume 13 years of age and older, whether they bought, made, altered or commissioned their costumes!

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!

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW LIVE SHADOWCAST

Let us chill you, thrill you, and fulfill you! Experience The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Amber Does Dallas Live Shadowcast performing in step with a full length screening of the original classic. Costumed performers and audience participation with shout-outs and interactive props to throw make The Rocky Horror Picture Show an exciting party and multi-layered experience! Not to be missed – Age 18+ Recommended.

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!

CREATING, INTERPRETING & BUILDING COSPLAY DESIGNS

This session discusses the process of analyzing original art and designs to create cosplay.  The panel will cover ideas and methods used to create a design from original 2D concept art, to decision making on final full scale builds. Practical methods for those on a tight budget and even discussion on the option to commission a design, builds based on reference kits and how to translate game, comic or anime characters into cosplay reality. Everything from replica armor builds to incorporating the completely original designs, and the what, why, where and hows of using patterns. With Dee Rich, Chelsea Von Chastity, Christina Faye and MCubed.

ALL-STAR COSPLAY ROUNDTABLE

This panel is a cosplay general presentation suitable for all skill levels. Open forum Q&A will be used to answer all possible questions about getting started into cosplay. Our expert cosplayers will cover everything from wigs, resins, molding, social media and advise on where to buy products in the market. Panelist: Ani-Mia, Riddle, Monika Lee and more!

MEET THE STARS OF THE HILLYWOOD SHOW

Come meet Hilly Hindi and Hannah Hindi of The Hillywood Show® at Fan Expo Dallas! There will be Hillywood Q&A Panels, Photo Ops, Hillywood Merchandise and more! Click here for more!

MEET THE CREATORS OF CYANIDE & HAPPINESS

Come and meet creators Mike Salcedo and Dave McElfatrick of Explosm Entertainment the company behind Cyanide & Happiness animations and comics, as well as the Joking Hazard Card game. With almost 7 million subscribers on YouTube, it’s clear that people need a good laugh everyday, no matter how dark the humor. Click here for more.

CELEBRITY Q & A WITH THE STARS OF BATMAN: ADAM WEST & BURT WARD

The classic and iconic Batman television series of the 1960’s entertained millions and still lives fondly in the hearts of fans. We are thrilled to welcome the original dynamic dual to Fan Expo Dallas! Be sure to attend this special session as Adam West and Burt Ward take the stage together to reminisce and take some questions from the audience.

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!

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!

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