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COMIC ATTRACTIONS

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! 

SPOTLIGHT ON LEGENDARY CREATOR JIM LEE

Jim Lee has changed the face of mainstream comics arguably more so than any creator currently working today. His work on Batman: Hush, redefined the Caped Crusader and the Bat-family as we know it and he redefined the Justice League for a new generation. He continues to work behind the scenes and on the page to bring some of the most thrilling stories in comics to life as co-publisher of DC Comics and this is YOUR chance to hear about it!

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.

BREAKING INTO COMICS

Grab your pen and paper and join four comic industry veterans for an insightful round table discussion about what it takes to break into the world of comics.

SPOTLIGHT ON ILLUSTRATOR GREG CAPULLO

In what is guaranteed to be one of the most energetic Q&As ever, join superstar Greg Capullo talks about working with Todd McFarlane on “Spawn”, with his ‘brother’ Scott Snyder on “Batman”, his current project “Reborn” with Mark Millar, and much, much more!

JUDGING A BOOK BY IT’S COVER

Fan Expo Dallas superstar comic guests gather for this round table discussion on into what makes for a great comic book cover! Featuring Nen Chang, Andrew Robinson and Arthur Adams!

SPOTLIGHT ON THE LEGENDARY ARTHUR ADAMS

When some people hear "Arthur Adams" they hear "X-Men", or "Longshot" for others it's "Monkey Man and O'Brien" and for others still it's "Gumby", no matter which word association his name calls to mind, there's no doubt he's a master of his craft. Join Arthur for a special spotlight panel looking at his past achievements, his current work and his plans for the future.

LEGENDS OF COMICS PANEL PART 1

Some people make comics and some people make history. Join three comic industry giants who have made history! Featuring legends Mike Zeck (the Punisher, Secret Wars, Captain America, Batman), Pat Broderick (Captain Marvel, Firestorm, Captain Atom, Batman), and Val Mayerik (Conan, Howard the Duck) for a look back at their spectacular contributions to the worlds we know and love.

SPOTLIGHT ON ACCLAIMED CREATOR GAIL SIMONE

It's not every day you have the chance to hear someone speak who has been invited to speak at the United Nations. Gail Simone is a multi-genre comics success story with credits ranging from The Simpsons to Deadpool to Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Clean Room and more! Don't miss this rare Dallas appearance of one of comics’ best voices.

LEGENDS OF COMICS PANEL PART 2

Please join another trio of comics legends for an insightful look into their amazing careers. This time around it’s Kevin Maguire (Justice League International, Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy), Tony Harris (Starman, JSA, Star Wars C3P0, Blood Blister), Brian Stelfreeze (Batman, Black Panther).

SPOTLIGHT ON THE AWARD WINNING SCOTT SNYDER

Join us for a special spotlight panel on superstar writer Scott Snyder to talk about his recent and upcoming work including “Batman”, “All-Star Batman”, “American Vampire”, “Wytches”, “A.D. After Death”, his work with the DC Talent Development Workshop and more.

VALIANT: 25 YEARS OF X-O MANOWAR

Valiant celebrates 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as best-selling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 on sale in March! Join us for an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history…and a special look forward at the must-read new series of 2017!

WRITING FOR COMICS

You want to learn about writing comics directly from the best in the business? Do we ever have the panel for you! Join four of the industry's top writers as they discuss their craft in this can't miss panel, including Gail Simone (Batgirl, Clean Room), Tom King (Batman, The Vision), Ed Brisson (Iron Fist, The Violent) and Sean McKeever (Suicide Squad, Teen Titans).

SHOTS FIRED: WITH EDUARDO RISSO AND DAVE JOHNSON

Join us for a hard-boiled look at two modern comic art geniuses: Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets, Batman, Logan) and Dave Johnson (100 Bullets, Superman: Red Son and cover artist supreme).

SPOTLIGHT ON COMIC CREATOR TOM KING

Whether you came to know Tom King's work from his fresh take on Batman's former sidekick on "Grayson", his ground-breaking work on "The Vision", his acclaimed series "The Sheriff of Babylon", his novel "A Once Crowded Sky" or his current work on "Batman", one thing is undeniable; once you start reading, you can't stop. Join Tom in his first Fan Expo appearance as he talks about his work in comics so far, and maybe even a glimpse of what's next.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-PUBLISHING

We're talkin D.I.Y. (No, not mason jar center pieces - self published comics!). Come talk to some of the guys who have taken the leap into the creator owned pool and made a splash. Featuring Billy Tucci (Shi), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise) and Gerhard (Cerebus).

SPOTLIGHT ON TOP COW’S MATT HAWKINS

Industry veteran Matt Hawkins (President of Top Cow Productions) joins us for a spotlight panel on his career, his insights on working in the comic book industry and what’s new with Top Cow in 2017.

SPOTLIGHT ON AUTHOR CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN

CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the award-winning, bestselling author and frequently collaborates with other writers on books, comics, and scripts. Golden is also known for his many media tie-in works, including novels, comics, and video games, in the worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Angel, and X-Men, among others.

SKETCHING DUELS

Check out your favorite comic artists as they go “pen to pen”! The original art they produce becomes up for grabs once they’re all done! See the whole schedule of events here.

VALIANT: THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2

The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here! Jump on board to find out what the future holds for HARBINGER RENEGADE, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes…and how the coming of HARBINGER WARS 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe with rare art work and more!

MEET THE VOICE OF BATMAN: KEVIN CONROY SPEAKS!

Kevin Conroy is best known for providing the voice of Batman, starting with Batman: The Animated Series and growing into multiple films under the DC Universe Animated Original Movies banner; along with the acclaimed video games Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight.

SKETCHES, LITHOGRAPHS & LIMITED ART PRINTS

Many of our artist guests and Artist Alley creators will have original art, lithographs, limited edition art prints, original sketches and take commissions from fans at Fan Expo Dallas.
Note: Fees vary, please check with creators individually for prices and availability.

GET YOUR COMIC BOOKS AUTOGRAPHED

Dig through your collection or visit some of the vendors at Fan Expo Dallas for elusive back issues and graphic novels by our many creator guests.
Note: some guests may have autograph fees and/or signing limits. Please check with creators individually.

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!

CREATOR SPOTLIGHTS

Ground breakers

Trailblazers

Trend-setters

Pioneers

Accomplished

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!

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.

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