If you have a love for pop culture, then take your nerdy heart to a place where it can run wild and free. Dallas Comic Con Fan Days, presented by FAN EXPO, returns to the Irving Convention Center Feb. 13-14, 2016 with a hearty offering of everyone’s favorite comic artists, celebrity guests, and cosplay fun. Irving Convention Center is located at 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039. Show hours are Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
“We love that our fans cherish the all-out fandom experience that is Dallas Fan Days,” said Dallas Comic Con Fan Days Show Director Andrew Moyes. “The die-hard affection they show at this event makes us want to have fantastic programming each year. It’s a wonderful relationship.”
Speed Dating: Special Valentine’s Day Weekend Event, Feb. 13-14
Is The Force strong with that one? You decide! Speed Dating is coming to Fan Days for the first time for a special Valentine’s Day weekend event. Want to find someone who geeks out on pop culture as much as you do? As a special Valentine gift for show attendees, this one-of-a-kind experience is free for attendees. Sign-up is on-site only, and men and women 19+ are eligible. Special LGBTQ sessions are also available. Will you find the love of your life among the universe of all things comics, movies and TV, sci-fi and anime? Why not create your own love story while enjoying all of your favorite stories?
No Star-crossed Lovers – just STARS
Celebrity guests always shine brightly at Fan Days, and this year is no exception. Don’t miss behind-the-scenes stories from one of your favorite childhood shows, The Dukes of Hazzard, as original cast members JOHN SCHNEIDER, TOM WOPAT and CATHERINE BACH (Bo, Luke and Daisy Duke!) take the stage together to reminisce about life in Hazzard County. Even get your picture with the General Lee! Also, meet the cast of all your favorite hit CW TV shows: STEPHEN AMELL, JOHN BARROWMAN and KATIE CASSIDY of the smash hit Arrow and DANIELLE PANABAKER and ROBBIE AMELL from The Flash. Trekkies will be delighted with the appearances of Brent Spiner and Bruce Greenwood. Pose for a photo op, get an autograph, or listen to the inside scoop on future projects and behind-the-scenes tales during Q & A panels.
Skywalking: The Star Wars Universe Panel, Interactive Display, and Full Scale Landspeeder Replica
Surely you have already seen the newest installment of Star Wars. Now, get in touch with your inner Jedi as you join the fine folks of The 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, Astromechs and Galactic Academy to hear about their groups and their phenomenal work for charity. Be sure to visit the interactive Star Wars display, where you can see authentic-looking props and costumes and try your hand at blasting a Stormtrooper! (Disclaimer: No actual Stormtroopers will be mortally wounded in the making of this fun, interactive event.) Hover your way to the Exhibit Floor to view the X-34 Landspeeder, not available to drive yet on Earth, but still an awesome backdrop in a photo.
If you love to embody your favorite character, this is the place to live out your dream. Walk the red carpet, pose with your “fans” or simply enjoy being in the ether. Not everyone has to dress up: If you would like to watch your favorite characters come to life (and perhaps pose with one for a picture!), grab your camera and stop by the Cosplay Red Carpet on Saturday at 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. for the Cosplay Costume Contest in the Grand Ballroom. These are the perfect opportunities to grab some treasured snapshots of the exciting costumes at the event, all in one place!
Comic Panels – Serious talent!
Join the creators of the acclaimed comic book series Southern Cross, BECKY CLOONAN and ANDY BELANGER, as they speak about the origins of the project and the future of the latest indie comic success story. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from one of the coolest couples in comics! You can also hear from classic comic book masters CHRIS SPROUSE, MIKE PERKINS, VAL MAYERIK and STEVE ERWIN, who redefined the standards on how to draw the “Marvel Way.” These creators have worked on titles such as Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Conan, Fantastic Four, Avengers and Howard the Duck.
For the complete list of guests, info and tickets, please visit www.dallascomiccon.com
Dallas Comic Con Fan Days is a pop culture convention for fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. The spring edition is packed with exciting family-friendly activities and celebrities. 2016 Celebrity Guests include Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy and John Barrowman (Arrow); Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People, Firestorm, The Flash); Danielle Panabaker (The Flash, Bones, Justified);John Schneider, Tom Wopat and Catherine Bach (The Dukes of Hazzard); Sean Pertwee and David Mazouz (Gotham); Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness); Will Friedle (Boy Meets World); and more! Feb 13-14, 2016, at the Irving Convention Center, Irving, Texas. www.dallascomiccon.com
FAN EXPO HQ is one of the largest entertainment convention groups in the world. Collectively it hosts over 250,000 fans annually at FAN EXPO CANADA™, FAN EXPO VANCOUVER™, FAN EXPO REGINA™, FAN EXPO DALLAS™, Toronto ComiCon, MegaCon Orlando, and Dallas Comic Con.