Dallas Comic Con Fan Days is Coming

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.

“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.”

Special programming and highlights for this year include:

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? 

No Star-crossed Lovers – just stars

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 take the stage together to reminisce about life in Hazzard County. Attendees will be able to meet cast members of hit CW TV shows Arrow and The FlashTrekkies 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! 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.

Cosplay Coolness

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. These creators have worked on titles such as Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Conan, Fantastic Four, Avengers and Howard the Duck. And just announced, NEAL ADAMS, the renowned comic book and commercial artist known for helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters SupermanBatman, and Green Arrow, will also be on-hand.

Launch DFW will be there to cover all of the action and you can look out for the follow up story next week. For complete information about Dallas Comic Con Fan Days, please visit www.dallascomiccon.com

Photo Credit: Ed Lau www.edlauis.me

Raquel Vincent

Raquel Vincent is a Dallas-based creative with a knack for words and inspired creative direction. When she's not working, you can find Raquel hitting a gallery opening, working on her book, or thrifting for unforgettable vintage finds. She loves music festivals, tacos, and her rescue cat Berlioz.