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MEET THE SMOSH GAMES CREW

Make time to meet some of the biggest names on YouTube as Lasercorn (David Moss) Sohinki (Matt Sohinki) The Jovenshire (Joshua Ovenshire) and Wes The Editor (Wesley Johnson) hang with us at Fan Expo Dallas. Stop by their booth (#4210) for free autographs and selfies and don't miss their panel on Sunday.

THE SCREWATTACK FREE PLAY ARCADE

ScrewAttack and Arcades4Home have teamed up to bring you the games of yesteryear, free-to-play, the entire weekend of Fan Expo Dallas. From old school fighting games to retro classics, complete with tournaments and prizes, the arcade is a destination. So join us for the most fun you can have all weekend as we fire up the nostalgia, jam to music from GameChops, and we get our party on at the ScrewAttack Free Play Arcade. See you there!

SATURDAY NIGHT SHINDIG

Whether you're looking for a way to keep the party going once the Dallas Convention Center closes for the night, hang out with your friends, or make hundreds of new ones, the Fan Expo Dallas Saturday Night Shindig (the official after party) is your destination. The Shindig is one of the coolest geek culture events in the Southwest, and the lineup for 2015 is nothing short of spectacular!  CLICK HERE This is an 18+ event.

COSPLAY MASQUERADE

With the ever-increasing talent level of cosplayers at FAN EXPO Dallas, we've modified our event showcasing our costumed attendees. We're inviting our cosplayers to have their spotlight moment onstage during the COSPLAY MASQUERADE, hosted by arch nemeses Devin Pike and Ben Ambroso. Sign-ups are limited to the first 100 entrants 13 years of age or older (there will be a separate Kids' Contest). VIEW MASQUERADE DETAILS

KIDS COSTUME CONTEST

The Fan Expo Dallas Kids Costume Contest, for those 11 and under will be held in Room C142 on Sunday at 1:00 pm, with signups beginning at 12:30 pm. Hilary Thomas and Taylor Elizabeth, Resident Fangirls at Boomstick Comics, will be the emcees. All entrants will receive a Participant’s ribbon, and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

COSPLAY RED CARPET

The Fan Expo Dallas Cosplay Red Carpet returns at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 30. 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. Cosplayers will begin lining up at 2:45 pm in the A/B Lobby Area, and the Carpet runs until 4:00 pm.

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). Located in Meeting Room C146, 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!

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.

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. Click here to order yours in advance!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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! See the whole schedule here!

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. See the schedule here.

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!

OFFICIAL GOOGLE INGRESS GATHERING & MISSION

This meeting covers news on the official Google Ingress Game, community feeds and is also a regional player meetup. An exclusive mission will be created for players to complete on their devices while attending Fan Expo Dallas, with some Official Ingress swag to be given away to those who take part! Not playing yet? Click here. Hosted by local Agents Luvshack and Makto! Session at booth near the Main Exhibit Hall Entrance from 10am to 7pm, Saturday only!

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 POWER RANGER JASON DAVID FRANK

Jason David Frank – Power Rangers fans unite!  Tommy is in the house, ready to enthusiastically answer fan questions and tell stories about his adventures as The Green Ranger, as well as being a real life martial arts superhero in the ring. See the whole schedule here.

MEET A REAL GHOSTBUSTER WITH ERNIE HUDSON

He’s starred in countless fan-favorite films, and this is a chance to hear him talk about all of them.  Whether it’s Ghostbusters, The Crow, Congo, or The Miss Congeniality films, we imagine Ernie has some great stories and memories from all of his wonderful roles. Check out the whole schedule here.

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!

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE PRESENTS: GHOSTBUSTERS SCREENING WITH ERNIE HUDSON

Alamo Drafthouse Presents: Ghostbusters screening – There’s something strange in our neighborhood, and we know just who to call.  Come watch the comedy classic, hosted by the fine folks at the Alamo Drafthouse, and with an introduction by none other than Ernie Hudson.  Sure, you’ve probably seen it before, but there’s nothing like watching it in a room filled with fellow fans.  This is gonna be fun.

ECTO-1 VEHICLE FROM GHOSTBUSTERS

One of the craziest vehicles in movie history Ecto-1, sometimes called the Ectomobile, is the car the carried the Ghostbusters all over NYC. On display all weekend for photos.

MACH 5 FROM SPEED RACER

Come and see the Mach Five racing car from Speed Racer, one of the most iconic vehicles from the anime series of the same name (but it is known as "Mach Go! Go! Go!" in Japan). This is a full size replica of the car that appeared in the  original 1967 series, that you can take a picture with. The 'M' written on its hood, does not stand for "Mach 5", but instead stands for "Mifune", both the character of Go's last name, and the name of his father's motor company.

JURASSIC PARK STAFF VEHICLE

When you here the title “Jurassic Park” the first word you probably think of is… JEEP! Which is great because we have a 1992 Wrangler Sahara YJ on display for your viewing pleasure. Painted with the red diagonal stripe of course to prevent any Triceratops from charging at it.

STAR WARS FULL SCALE LANDSPEEDER REPLICA

Whether you're going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters or just wasting time with your friends, the X-34 Landspeeder is for you. They might not be in demand since the XP-38 came out, but it's still a lot of fun as a backdrop for taking pictures. On display on the Exhibit floor all weekend!

CALEN HOFFMAN IS GROOT

His impressive Groot cosplay is just a hint of the talent contained in Calen Hoffman’s spare time.  Find out how he constructs those impressive costumes and the secrets of his prop-building in this informative panel.

I DREAM OF JEANNIE REUNION

I Dream of Jeannie Reunion - Barbara Eden and Bill Dailey are back together on stage to answer all of the audience's burning questions about their legendary television show. See the whole schedule of events here.

 

FAN EXPO KIDS LOUNGE

Fan Expo Dallas has something for everyone, all ages and interests! Meet us in the Kid’s Lounge where you’ll get to dress up as a Superhero, show off your coloring skills, and maybe even meet Groot! 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.

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