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PAST SCI FI ATTRACTIONS

2017 UPDATES COMING SOON!

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.

DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL EVENT: TALES FROM THE TARDIS

Join us for an evening with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez as the trio take the stage together for the first time in North America! Friday, June 3rd at 7:30pm.

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.

CELEBRITY Q&A

Get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities! These unique sessions give fans a chance to ask questions and get answers to sci-fi’s best-kept secrets - from the celebs themselves. Prepare to be wowed and learn about how the biggest names in the industry got to the top!

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!

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!

COSTUME CONTEST

If you’ve never been to a Costume Contest before, this is the one to attend! This exciting event features creative fans showcasing their original costumes derived from the comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and fantasy worlds – all on stage for a chance to win bragging rights. From caped-crusaders to hot anime characters, be awed as a spectator or strut your stuff on stage.

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.

CELEBRITY COSPLAYER PANELS

A candid chat with Celebrity Cosplayers? Yes, please! Join our amazing line-up of cosplay guests as they share their experiences in creating costumes and dressing up for a living! This is your best opportunity to ask all of your cosplay crafting and community questions directly to some of the biggest Cosplayer names in the World!

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!

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!

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.

SKYWALKING: THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE PANEL AND INTERACTIVE DISPLAY

Join the fine folks of The 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, Astromechs and Galactic Academy as they speak about their groups, and their great work for charity. Arrive early to catch a screening of the fan film, "The Balance of Blood". Be sure to visit their amazing Star Wars interactive display where you can see authentic looking props, costumes and get an unforgettable Photo Op!

STAR WARS: REBELS DISCUSSION WITH ZEB ORRELIOS!

Join Steve Blum as he discusses his work on one of the hottest animated series on the air of all time: Star Wars: Rebels.

THE 501ST LEGION STAR WARS PHOTO BOOTH

Celebrating Star Wars with the 501st Legion - Star Garrison! A great chance for fans to get up close and get photos with Vader, Boba, and those lovable Stormtroopers!

KIDS COSPLAY MASQUERADE COSTUME CONTEST (12 AND UNDER)

The Kids Cosplay Masquerade Costume Contest is the time for the younger cosplayers to shine in a special contest focused specifically on them. With great support and encouragement, these energetic boys and girls will become the next generation of fandom and are the future of Cosplay. (Ages 12 and under)

SPEAKING KLINGON IS REAL – LEARN HOW WITH MARC OKRAND

Join linguist and Klingon language creator, Marc Okrand for an absolutely “from the top” session about speaking the most popular dialect in all of Fandom, KLINGON. Marc will share his experiences, take questions from the audiences and cover all thing related to the growth of the Klingon language. Qapla’

AWESOME FEMALE CHARACTERS: FIERCE FEMMES IN ANIME, LIVE ACTION, AND THE LITERARY WORLD

From creating female characters that are original and dynamic to portraying fierce femmes on screen, industry professionals discuss what makes a strong female character and the important impact they have on society. Panelists: Jennifer Hale, Quincy Allen, Kevin J. Anderson.

FULL SCALE T-47 SNOWSPEEDER

It's finally ready! Fan Expo Dallas is thrilled to have the new, full scale, T-47 Snowspeeder replica in all it's glory! Bring your camera and get ready to travel to Echo Base on the ice planet Hoth and blow away all your friends on your social network!

DOCTOR WHO PROPS

Whovians, rejoice! Get the WHO experience at Fan Days as you pose with a real Dalek and snap a photo with an amazingly detailed TARDIS!

R2 BUILDERS CLUB

Founded in 1999 by Dave Everett, the R2 Builders Club has continually striven to develop an accurate resource for reproducing the lovable Star Wars Astromech designated Artoo Detoo. Current membership stands at over 7,100 and continues to grow with members from all over the world. Come and meet them and their creations only at Fan Expo Dallas!

STEAMPUNK ARTISANS

What began as a literary sub-genre has become a full-fledged flavour of cosplay! With a little Victorian inspiration, a dash of the fantastic and good pair of goggles, the possibilities are endless! Fantastic gadgets, costume pieces and accessories are all available for sale from our wonderful attending artisans. When you are asked out on the street, "WHERE did you get that?" You can smugly reply "Why, Dallas Comic Con of course."

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!

DOCTOR WHO BIG TALK, BIG NAMES, BIG NOISE… BIG FINISH

Can’t wait for more Doctor WHO to start in 2017? Join the MarkWHO42 team as they talk about how Big Finish Productions has become a “Big” part of the WHOniverse and how they can help you get your Doctor WHO fix now. Hosted by MarkWHO42

CLASSIC WHO CLINIC 101

Before “bow ties we’re cool,” long scarfs and Jelly Babies ruled. If you want to understand more about Classic Doctor WHO or a WHOvian who wants to Geek Out Classic WHO, join the MarkWHO42 Team. Hosted by MarkWHO42

THE SEARCH FOR DOCTOR WHO

From Friends to Family Guy. From Craig Ferguson to Community. The MarkWHO42 Team travels through time and space with fellow WHOvians on the “trip of a lifetime” and more.
To find the influence that Doctor WHO has had in other Medias and beyond. Hosted by MarkWHO42

WHOVIAN CONFESSIONS

Come WHOvians one and all to the Church of the Papel Mainframe. Come and make friends with other WHOvians in this highly interactive discussion by confessing your sins of how much you love Doctor WHO and what made you a WHOvian. Hosted by MarkWHO42

YOU’RE LISTENING TO MARKWHO42

MarkWHO42 is a weekly sci-fi radio show/podcast on kryptonradio.com. MarkWHO42 is show runner Mark Baumgarten, Patty Hawkins, Christian Basel, and their new cohost, Kayla Ascolillo. Check out and listen to MarkWHO42 at www.markwho42.net

IS HE A GOOD DOCTOR?

Join the MarkWHO42 Team and your fellow WHOvians as we break down last season with the emergence of the “Rock n’ Roll Doctor,” the departure of Clara and the “Husbands of River Song,” as we finally nail down the question, is Peter Capaldi a good Doctor? Hosted by MarkWHO42

BUILD-A-COMPANION WORKSHOP

There’s a vacancy in the TARDIS and the new show runner, Chris Chibnall, needs to fill it. But where do you start? Who do you cast? What traits should the new companion have? Get together with the MarkWHO42 Team and fellow WHOvians to help build the ultimate companion. Hosted by MarkWHO42

TO WHOVIAN, WITH LOVE

So, you have this friend, this coworker, your spouse, etc. and you want to get them on hooked on Doctor WHO as much as you, but you’re not sure how. Come join the MarkWHO42 Team and fellow WHOvians in this highly interactive panel, and hear others as they tell the story of how they made someone a fellow WHOvian. Hosted by MarkWHO42

KEVIN J. ANDERSON: BUILDING MY OWN LIGHTSABER

He’s gone from being a self-professed fanboy to a best-selling author, but this is a chance to hear a truly personal story from one of the best writers in the business, and it’s a tale you’ll never forget.

PROFESSIONAL AUTHOR Q&A PANEL WITH RACHEL CAINE & FRIENDS

Author Q&A with Rachel Caine, J. Quincy Allen and A. Lee Martinez - Join three of the brightest talents for a fun panel about writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy stories that fans will love.

 
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