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FAN EXPO DALLAS

2016 ATTRACTIONS

OFFICIAL FAN EXPO KICK OFF PARTY W LIVE PERFORMANCE BY BRENTALFLOSS

Join us Friday @ 9pm for a Live Concert with Brentalfloss at the Rock Rock Café. With special guests Descendants of Erdrick & TekForce! Dress code: Casual or cosplay $10 in advance only! Click here to buy now! 21+ only.

EXIT TUNES DANCE PARTY WITH DJ RYU* + DJ KORSK ft KRADNESS

Join us Saturday @ 8pm for Exit Tunes Dance Party in the Ballroom D of the DCC. Hosted by DJ Ryu*, DJ KorsK ft Kradness! The hottest EDM straight from Japan!$10 in advance only! Tickets are limited so click here to purchase yours now! All ages event!

OFFICIAL FAN EXPO AFTER PARTY – STEAMPUNK TIME TRAVEL WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE BY VOLTAIRE

Join us Sunday, June 5 @ 9pm for the Official Fan Expo After Party at the The Church Lounge, 2424 Swiss Ave. Live musical performance by Voltaire! Plus Retro DJ spinning in the side lounge all night! Two parties in one venue! Drink specials, dance floor and special guests! Dress code: Casual or Steampunk $10 in advance only! Click here to buy now! 21+ only.

JAY & SILENT BOB GET OLD!

Join us for the special ticketed event on Sunday, June 5th as the legendary duo takes the stage together in JAY & SILENT BOB GET OLD. NOTE: Admission to Fan Expo Dallas is NOT required to attend the special event, you can purchase a ticket JUST for JAY & SILENT BOB GET OLD!

ROXY THE RANCOR

Affectionately known as “Roxy,” the 700-pound, 17-foot-long creation was painstakingly sculpted from nearly 2,000 cubic feet of expanded polystyrene foam. Produced in conjunction with the 501st Legion, the world’s largest Star Wars costuming organization, Roxy has made appearances at events all over the World and now it’s coming to Fan Expo Dallas! Be sure to bring your camera and get a rare photo opportunity in the grasp of the mighty Roxy, with only a massive prop bone to defend yourself!

THE LUGGABEAST FROM STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

The 8-foot-tall, 13-foot-long Luggabeast is an alien quadruped from a desert planet where scavengers recycle starship wreckage for every purpose imaginable, including armor plating for their beasts of burden. Using 450 pounds of expanded polystyrene foam, Pizzazz Scenic Contractors, the makers of the equally monstrous Roxy the Rancor sculpture, poured nearly 500 hours of work into this one-of-a-kind scale replica as seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Luggabeast wants to be in your next selfie!

VOICE ACTOR LIVE SCRIPT READING: GHOSTBUSTERS

Top voice actors James Arnold Taylor, Bill Farmer, Richard Horvitz, Jennifer Hale and Jim Cummings perform a LIVE script reading of the Hollywood Blockbuster – GHOSTBUSTERS! 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.

FAN EXPO KIDS LOUNGE PRESENTED BY BRICK

Meet us in the Kid’s Lounge where you’ll get to build with LEGO® bricks, 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 for the full schedule of activities!

Presented by BRICK - Built for LEGO fans
Coming to DFW August 12-14!

REAL FAN EXPO DALLAS WEDDING CEREMONY

You are cordially invited to a joyous occasion, and bear witness to the first-ever Fan Expo Dallas wedding. This is for real! Two devoted super-fans will be saying their “I do’s” before their families, friends and thousands of their fellow Fan Expo attendees! The fandom themed wedding of Gina & Matthew will take place at 5pm, Friday in Theatre A1 and everyone is invited! For real!

GEEKFEST FILM FESTIVAL

We have scoured the Earth for the best independent geek genre films in the Galaxy! Come and see the best Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Superhero, Comic Book, Indy Fan Films! Geekfest Film Festival is running all weekend at in a dedicated theatre throughout show hours.  CLICK HERE for full SCREENING SCHEDULE!

COSTUME CONTEST

The fan favorite event will take place at 7pm, Saturday, June 4 in Theatre A1. 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 Costume Contest. Sign-ups are limited to the first 72 entrants 13 years of age or older (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 at Room C155 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 at 2pm Saturday, June 4th. 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 (Room C146) 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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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! 

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. 

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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