This year was the first year that I went to ComicCon in Silicon Valley and now I’m invited to attend the Dallas version of Comic Con. I must admit when I attended Comic Con I had no idea what I was in for and there were some drop jaw moments for sure. My favorite was playing with light sabers; who doesn’t love that?
To my surprise Dallas also has a Comic Con but they call it FAN EXPO DALLAS™. I’m filling out the press badge now but look at this celebrity guest list (Stan Lee, William Shatner, George Takei and John and Joan Cusack) and that’s not all of them…just the ones I’m interested is seeing.
If I do attend I think this time I will have a costume or maybe my friends at Flashion Statement will send me a new shirt for this event and E3.
Below is all the information on the FAN EXPO DALLAS™ (ie: Comic Con).
Complimentary Admission for Kids at Fan Expo Dallas
Tons of Family-Friendly Attractions at June 3 – 5 Event Formerly Known as Dallas Comic Con
DALLAS, May 25, 2016 – Texas’ most exciting event for kids, and those who are kids at heart, just got even better. FAN EXPO DALLAS™ (formerly known as Dallas Comic Con), in conjunction with the BRICK LEGO Show, is offering complimentary admission to all children 12 and younger with the purchase of a paid adult ticket, opening the doors to the state’s largest convention for lovers of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming and more, which runs Friday, June 3, to Sunday, June 5, 2016, at the Dallas Convention Center.
Coupons for free admission can be found here: http://fanexpodallas.com/wp-content/uploads/FED16-Kidscoupon-v2.pdf.
Among the many family-friendly activities taking place over the weekend are:
- Kids Zone Family Lounge, where children can dress in costumes, color and maybe even meet a superhero;
- Kids Costume Contest with participation ribbons and special awards for the top three winners;
- Free photos with the 17-foot-long Star Wars Roxy the Rancor monster, the Luggabeast from The Force Awakens, and more;
- Q-and-As with the voices of SpongeBob SquarePants, Batman and Winnie the Pooh, among others;
- Lessons in how to speak Klingon;
- Chances to meet Stormtroopers and Jedi knights, Vulcans and Romulans, robots and androids, superheroes and villains, and who knows who else?!
Celebrity appearances will include Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez and Jenna Coleman together for the first time in North America; Stan “The Man” Lee (co-creator of Spider-Man, the Avengers, X-Men and innumerable other Marvel Comics characters); original Star Trek cast members William Shatner, George Takei and Nichelle Nichols; Hollywood icons John and Joan Cusack; creative genius Frank Miller (Dark Knight III); and performers from Game of Thrones, Netflix’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Angel, The Vampire Diaries, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, Pretty Little Liars, Harry Potter, Agent Carter, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and many more.
Tickets and packages (tickets, exclusives and perks) to Fan Expo Dallas start at $25 and can be purchased online (http://fanexpodallas.com/tickets/) or at the box office on-site. Ticket prices are:
- Friday: $25 advance, $30 door
- Saturday: $50 advance, $55 door
- Sunday: $40 advance, $45 door
- 3-day pass: $89 advance, $95 door
For the full list of appearances and family-friendly activities, tickets and other information, please visit www.fanexpodallas.com. Stay connected with the show for announcements and updates by registering for their newsletter and following them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For vendor information, please click here. Those interested in volunteering can find more information here. Accredited media can request press passes by applying for accreditation at www.fanexpodallas.com/press.