From Gen X Idols to Digital Icons FAN EXPO DALLAS to Flood North Texas with Star Power
Back-to-back programming includes social media stars, panels, workshops, photo ops and MORE
DALLAS, TX—This year’s most mega-hit weekend is at FAN EXPO DALLAS, from May 3-5, 2019 at the Dallas Convention Center. Fans attending the largest comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Texas will be treated to events, activities, and the chance to meet some of the most iconic names in entertainment and pop culture.
Announced celebrity guests include cast members from the Back to the Future trilogy including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Tom Wilson and James Tolkan. Original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, fan favorite William Shatner, Lost Boys Keifer Sutherland and Jason Patric, Shazam!’s Zachary Levi, Goonies guys Sean Astin and Corey Feldman, The Karate Kid’s Ralph Macchio, Martin Kove and William Zabka, and the young cast members from IT.
Stars from the small screen include Doctor Who’s John Barrowman, Flash’s Carlos Valdez and Danielle Panabaker, the cast of Boy Meets World including Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, Will Friedle and Rider Strong, Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson and Luke Cage’s Mike Colter among many other stars from the silver and small screens.*
“This celebrity-filled weekend is the most high-profile line-up we have ever brought to North Texas,” said Andrew Moyes, Vice President of FAN EXPO, “Beginning in January, our list of celebrity guest announcements has been steady and full of starpower from all genres. We have something for every fan at FAN EXPO DALLAS with once-in-a-lifetime reunions, moderated Q&A’s, fantastic performances, autograph signings and photo ops all weekend long.”
The full programming schedule is available HERE.
Highlights include celebrity Q&As that give fans the opportunity to spend some time getting to know their favorite celebrities. It all kicks off on Friday with Mike Colter, where fans can spend some time with the superhero with super strength and unbreakable skin–and get an inside look at the Marvel Universe with Luke Cage himself. Q&A’s are scheduled throughout the weekend and include: the kids from Stephen Kings It, Back to the Future stars Lea Thompson and Tom Wilson, Charlie Hunnam and Ryan Hurst from Sons of Anarchy, the cast from Boy Meets World, Rainn Wilson and Shazam’s Zachery Levi. Throwback Q&A’s include the The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric, as well as the casts of The Karate Kid and The Goonies, among others.
Specially ticketed events include: An Evening with the Cast of Back to the Future, where cast members Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Tom Wilson and James Tolkan all reunite on stage, and the BATMAN Fan package where fans will have the chance to delve into the past, present and future of the caped crusader. These are but a few of the hundreds of one-of-a-kind experiences available to attendees. Closing out the weekend, original Wonder Woman Linda Carter will perform her new show “This Life: My Music, My Story”, a performance filled with music, audience Q&A and memorable stories from her life. Additional information and specialty ticketed events are available HERE.
At FAN EXPO DALLAS 2019, fans will also have the chance to meet their favorite cosplayers from around the world at Masters of Cosplay International, where amazing cosplayers from Canada, Brazil, Italy and The Philippines will be making their North American debuts. From workshops in chainmaille and scale maille to on-site professional cosplay photography, FAN EXPO DALLAS will provide cosplayers and their hard work the attention they deserve. Full cosplay programming is available HERE.
For the first time in FAN EXPO DALLAS history, the Digicon Experience at FAN EXPO Dallas will host interactive experiences that honor the craft and diversity of online video and content creators throughout the weekend. Panels, meet & greets, VIP experiences and specialty merchandise will available at the creator’s booths on Saturday, May 4. Announced Digicon Guests include: Inanna Sarkis, Rebecca Zamolo, Mia Stammer, Jenn “jennxpenn” McAllister, Jay Versace, Matt Steffanina, Jordyn Jones, Tessa Brooks and JC Caylen.
Other activities during FAN EXPO DALLAS include:
MASTERS OF COSPLAY GRAND PRIX SPONSORED BY FAN GURU
The amazing costume competition is back! Five cities, five shows, one champion–the winner of each qualifier will travel to FAN EXPO Canada and compete head-to-head to claim the grand title of Master of Cosplay.
The talented and licensed artists from Ink Fusion Empire will be at the show and ready to immortalize fandom in ink.
CELEBRITY PHOTO SESSIONS
Guests have the chance of a lifetime to have their photo taken by a professional photographer while posing with their favorite celebrity.
A perfect opportunity for fans to get special something signed by their favorite celebrity.
Indie meets pro in this special area where fans can mingle with their favorite 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!
AMAZING ESCAPE ROOMS
Guests can play one of three Escape Room scenarios inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter in this family friendly activity.
OVER 200,000 SQ FT OF SHOPPING MADNESS!
Over 500 retailers from all over join FAN EXPO DALLAS. Specializing in everything comics, anime, gaming, science fiction and/or horror, these retailers have quality merchandise for fans, including: original artwork, graphic novels, memorabilia, DVD’s, videos, games, toys and t-shirts
Every year, this is proven to be fun way for fans to quickly meet and get to know some like-minded fellow fans.
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.
LASER TAG ROOM
Exciting three vs. three action, with hourly tournaments with the latest equipment and obstacles.
FAN EXPO DALLAS runs Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5, at the Dallas Convention Center (Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center) located at 650 S. Griffin St. Tickets are priced from $25-$129. Hours and information are available at: www.fanexpodallas.com.
FAN EXPO HQ is one of the largest entertainment convention groups in in the world. Collectively, it hosts more than 500,000 fans annually at FAN EXPO Boston, FAN EXPO Canada, FAN EXPO Dallas, FAN EXPO Vancouver, MEGACON Orlando, Toronto Comicon, Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo and Dallas Fan Days.