Calling all pop culture, comic and gaming nerds! Fan Expo Dallas, the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Texas, is back March 31 through April 2 for weekend full of activities, experiences and celebrity guests. Whether you’re going for the photo ops, meet-and-greets, panels or the shopping, Fax Expo 2017 is sure to be a unforgettable time. (Check out our adventures from last year’s expo!)
Headlining the event will be THE Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, the living legend Stan Lee, as well as cast members from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, including actors Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Meat Loaf, Patricia Quinn and Nell Campbell. See the full guest list here.
Here are some of the experiences to check out:
- Mark Hamill- the actor known for playing Luke Skywalker comes for questions and answers on Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
- The Tim Curry Experience- Fans will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Frank-N-Furter in person on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2.
- Breakfast with Stan Lee- the legendary comic creator welcomes guests to an intimate breakfast on Saturday, April 1, at 8:30 a.m.
- Batman & the Joker Live– the people behind the voices of the animated Batman series, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, come together in a rare appearance on Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m.
Free events throughout the weekend include:
- Celebrity Q&A with Stan Lee on Friday, March 31 at 6 p.m.
- Celebrity Q&A with Spongebob Squarepants Rodger Bumpass on Friday, March 31 at 8 p.m.
- Celebrity Q&A with Doctor Who’s Catherine Tate on Saturday, April 1 at 12 p.m.
- Voice actor live script reading of The Princess Bride on Saturday, April 1 at 2 p.m.
- Celebrity Q&A with John Barrowman on Saturday, April 1 at 5 p.m.
- Celebrity Q&A with Buffy and Angel star James Marsters on Sunday, April 2 at 11 a.m.
- Farewell to Dallas from Batman’s Adam West and Burt Ward on Sunday, April 2 at 12:30 p.m.
- DC Comics: Special Event- a panel featuring Batman writer and artist team Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo with world-renowned comic book artist and DC Publisher Jim Lee on Sunday, April 2 at 1 p.m.
- Celebrity Q&A with the cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m.
- The Walking Dead Duo Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan- Negan and Daryl of The Walking Dead meet face-to-face once again.
Don’t miss these appearances by Dallas hometown heroes:
- Celebrity Q&A with The Walking Dead’s Khary Payton on Friday, March 31, 6 p.m. in Room C3
- Celebrity Q&A with Actor & Music Legend Meat Loaf on Saturday, April 1, 3 p.m. in Room C3
- Celebrity Q&A with Fan Favorite Alan Tudyk on Sunday, April 2, 2:30 p.m. in Room C3
- Celebrity Q&A with the cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Sunday, April 2, 3 p.m. in Room C147
Click here to get your tickets in advance and beat the line at the door. Admission tickets range from $25-$129.
Show hours: Friday: 4-9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Personally, I’m excited to see all the costumes! Share your pics on social media with the hashtag #FXD17.
(Photo by Rachel Parker)
Disclaimer: I was provided with a media pass to experience Fan Expo 2017, and all opinions are my own.)