FAN EXPO DALLAS Flexes Star Power

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, March 25th, 2017

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Next weekend the stars will be big and bright in the Lone Star
State’s biggest congregation of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and
gaming fans.
The 16th annual Fan Expo Dallas™ returns to Big D at the Kay
Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center Friday, March 31, through Sunday,
April 2, 2017.
Headlining the impressive list of pop culture luminaries on hand
will be Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, the living legend Stan
Lee, as well as members of the cast of the internationally famous cult
movie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, including actors Tim Curry,
Barry Bostwick, Meat Loaf, Patricia Quinn and Nell Campbell.
“We have Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ian Somerhalder …
I’m just scratching the surface,” said Fan Expo Vice President Andrew
Moyes. “We have a great guest list, heaps of attractions, a show floor
of over 300,000 square feet of retailers and hours of programming.
Everyone will have to come down and see for themselves why it’s going
to be such a jam-packed, fun weekend.”
Other celebrities attending include This is Us’ Milo Ventimiglia;
Doctor Who’s Catherine Tate, Alex Kingston and Karen Gillan; Adam West
and Burt Ward, the original Batman and Robin in their final Dallas
appearance; and dozens more. The full guest list is available at
http://fanexpodallas.com/guests/.
“Producing a show of this magnitude is no easy task but it is
well worth it”, Moyes said, “Honestly, it is truly about the fan
experience … our mandate is to deliver the ultimate fan experience. We
get the privilege of building a platform for fans to enjoy
once-in-a-lifetime experiences like meeting their idol Stan Lee.
That’s what truly drives us. At the end of the day, we work day and
night to make sure the best possible experience is put together for
all of our fans.”
Other 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 pm.
* 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.
FAN EXPO DALLAS runs Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 2,
2017, at the Dallas Convention Center (Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention
Center) located at 650 S. Griffin St.
Tickets are priced from $25-$129. Hours and information are
available at fanexpodallas.com.
About FAN EXPO DALLAS
FAN EXPO DALLAS is the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and
gaming event in Texas and is quickly growing into one of the largest
events in North America. It is packed with exciting, family-friendly
activities and celebrity guests. The pop culture extravaganza is host
to 50,000 fans at the Dallas Convention Center for the 3-day annual
event.

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