It’s almost here: Fan Expo Dallas is happening THIS weekend! Surely you’re aware of the usual celebrity guests, photo ops, and cosplays you’ll get to encounter while walking around just like every con, but there are a few other things happening that you may not even know about. That’s what this post is for– to tell you about these 8 things you didn’t know you could do at Fan Expo Dallas this weekend:
1. Attend Panels & Q&A’s
From celebrities like Jeff Goldblum, Ben Affleck, and the Stranger Things cast, to Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca) and Lea Thompson(Back to the Future), you’re bound to enjoy and learn more about your favorite fandoms! I’ve sat in a few of these and they’re actually entertaining– I always learn something new about future projects or simply nerd trivia!
These are some of my favorites because there are always useful takeaways from the sessions. They’ll be having cosplay creation and foamsmithing with Frostbite Cosplay, Comics Drawing, Creating and Marketing Your Independent Comic Book, and even Hosting Tips: Twitch, Youtube, TV, Cosplay Business Advice to name a few. A Fan Expo ticket is worth these workshops alone!
3. Family Friendly Fun
One of the things I love about Fan Expo is how Family Friendly it is. They’ll be having a Kids Zone which my son LOVES, and they have amazing volunteers that make it fun for the little ones! Note: this is not daycare or for drop off. An adult must be with the children at all times.
At Fan Expo Dallas, they’ll also have Comic Book Trivia Challenge and gaming tournaments. There will be designated rooms for Magic, Dungeons and Dragons, Board Games, Pathfinder– there’s even a Laser Tag Room!
5. Get A Tattoo
The Ink-Fusion Empire is the only professional Tattoo program that has a license agreement with Lucasfilm LTD. Working side by side with the likes of Stan lee, Dave Nestler, Arthur Suydam, James O’Barr, and countless other TV and Movie celebrities. Book your session with your favorite Tattoo artist in advance! More info here.
6. Movie and TV Showings
Cardcaptor Sakura, Sailor Moon Crystal, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection are a few of the showings during Fan Expo weekend!
7. Meet The Future Love Of Your Life
Did you know they have Speed Dating? They have hetero and LGBTPQ sessions! You never know who you’ll end up clicking with 😉
8. Witness FAN EXPO’s Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix Central Qualifier Live
FAN EXPO Dallas is proud to host the Central Qualifier for FAN EXPO’s very first Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix. This exciting event features fans showcasing their original costumes derived from the comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and fantasy worlds.
Check out the full schedule here!
Bonus: Fan Expo Dallas just announced that Ben Affleck will be in attendance! You can meet him, have a photo op (solo OR with Jason Momoa), and even attend his live panel! More info here.
I’m also hosting a giveaway for TWO PAIRS of tickets to Fan Expo Dallas (Friday or Sunday– your choice!) Head on over to my Instagram to find out how!