Fri: 4:00PM - 9:00PM, Sat: 10:00AM - 7:00PM, Sun: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fun for the Entire Family!

Whether you're a Whovian or Jedi, a cosplayer or crafter, you are welcome here! Meet your favorite princesses, voice actor, or enter a costume contest with your family!

So what are you waiting for? Family Passes are still available!

Calling all Sci-Fi FANS!

Catch the Stranger Things Kids talking about their many adventures in the Upside Down and why you can’t keep a Demogorgon as pet! How about Anthony Daniels, he has many stories to tell from a galaxy far, far away!

You won't want to miss these panels!

Sketch Duels and More!

Comic Fans will have their hands full this weekend with our comic featured panels! We've got the best comic creators facing each other in a live sketch duel and even two teams of creators go head to head over the fine details of comic book continuity!

Audience participation encouraged!

We've got an ANIME Fever

From Super Saiyan to Pokemon Fanatic - we've got them all! You will be excited to see the lineup of anime voice actors we have for you. Play a game of Anime Taboo and join fellow fans in creating your very own Anime Music Video.

Audience participation encouraged!

Master of Cosplay Grand Prix Qualifier

This fan favorite event has reached new heights! FAN EXPO Dallas is proud to host the Central Qualifier for FAN EXPO’s very first Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix. The Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix will be the “not to be missed” event of the year. Set to take place in Toronto on September 1, 2018, the Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix will bring together “Best in Show” contestants from each of the qualifying rounds for their chance to compete for the ultimate prize of $5,000 and to be crowned as FAN EXPO’s very first Master of Cosplay Champion!

Rare 2010 Screening with KEIR DULLEA and GARY LOCKWOOD live!

Alamo Drafthouse presents a rare screening of 2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT, featuring Keir Dullea (Dr. Dave Bowman) and Gary Lockwood (Dr. Frank Poole) LIVE in person for a special intro/Q&A before the film! 9:30pm Friday, April 6 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. ONE SCREENING ONLY! Tickets are very limited!

Jurassic Park Jeep

A new respect was built with Jeep met Dinosaur in the fantastic series of Jurassic Park movies. Come to Fan Expo Dallas to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Jurassic Park and get your photo taken with a full scale replica from the films. On the Exhibit floor all weekend!

See the Back to the Future Delorean Time Machine

Strike a pose driving behind the wheel, ‘floating’ on the hoverboard, or standing by the gullwing doors like Marty McFly! Get your photo taken with the most famous movie car of "all time” and benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Behind the scenes of Back to the Future with Michael Klastorin

Michael Klastorin was the unit publicist for Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III. Klastorin also co-wrote the screenplays of two episodes of Back to the Future: The Animated Series and co-authored Back to the Future: The Official Book of the Complete Movie Trilogy and Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History. Join us to hear from Michael Klastorin as he shares stories of his unique perspective on the Back To the Future franchise.

Voice Actor Live Script Reading By Twisted Toonz

Do NOT miss the live movie script read featuring the biggest voice acting superstars in the galaxy! With millions of hits on YouTube and rave reviews internationally, this event that will kick you in the A**!! You haven’t lived until you’ve heard Winnie the Pooh as Darth Vader, Christopher Walken as Harry Potter, or Pinky & the Brain as Frodo and Sam! It’s time to experience your favourite movies in a brand new, completely hysterical and utterly TWISTED way!

The Ink-Fusion Empire Tattoo Pavillion

New this year! 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! Space is limited.

2018 Walk-on Costume Contest

Want to enter our more casual costume contest (and still win great prizes) without having to participate in the Masters of Cosplay Contest? The Walk-On Costume Contest is for you!

Celebrity Photo Sessions

Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favourite celebrity! This is the only way to get a beautiful 8x10 glossy photo of you with one of our guests in an intimate setting. 

Autograph Sessions

A perfect opportunity to get that special something signed by your favourite celebrity! Be sure to check out the schedule so you don’t miss out! NOTE: Some guests may charge additional fees for an autograph.


They say knowledge is power. If you don’t know, all you have to do is ask…and you shall receive!  The pros will be here to answer all your questions about the industry and to talk about their latest projects. You never know what they might say!


Artist Alley

Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all of your favourite pencillers, inkers and writers.  This is a ”must experience area” for anyone interested in meeting the rising stars and the people who work the front lines of the industry! Here you’ll find it all – comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art and sketches!

Small Press / Indy Pavilion

Located in the Artist Alley area, the Indy Press Pavilion brings a fine line up of independent comic book, zine and other related publishers. This Indy Market is just the place for you to meet the next up and coming talent in the comic world!

Over 400,000 SQ Ft of Shopping Maqness!

Over 600 retailers from all over join FAN EXPO Dallas to make your experience an unforgettable one!  Specializing in everything comics, anime, gaming, science fiction and/or horror, these retailers have what you need.  It is THE area to find just what you’re looking for – whether it’s a comic books from any era, original artwork, graphic novels, memorabilia, DVD’s, videos, games, toys or t-shirts – you will find it all here.

Meet Legendary Comic Book Creators

Comics Legends and Professional Comic Book artists and writers such as Stan Lee, Jim Lee, Tony Harris, Mike Zeck, Art Adams and more are invading Dallas for Fan Expo!

Workshops & Seminars

Listen in and participate in our numerous sessions! Soak it all in through seminars and workshops held by the pros of the industry. With the professionals leading the way, you’ll be sure to learn how they do it in the real world.



Voice Actor Live Script Reading

Our top voice actors guests will perform a LIVE script reading of the Hollywood Blockbuster! This hilarious re-telling of a classic will bring the house down as the actors use their huge list of cartoon characters to breathe new life into some legendary characters. DO NOT MISS!

Fan Expo Kids Lounge

Meet us in the Kid’s Lounge where you can show off your coloring skills, and maybe even meet a Stormtrooper! Families are invited to drop in with their children 12 years old or younger. This area is not a childcare service, parents must stay with their children for the duration of the activities. Full schedule of activities can be found here soon!

Cosplay Red Carpet

The Fan Expo Dallas Cosplay Red Carpet walk returns once again! The skill and craftsmanship of dozens of Cosplayers from across North Texas and around the country are on display, in a red carpet format worthy of their time and creativity. 

All photographers - both professional and those shooting with their smartphones - are welcomed to line up for the best shot possible during the managed event.

Cosplay Hideaway

FXD Cosplay Hideaway provides an area to repair an element of your costume, or simply a place to sit for 15 minutes and recharge your batteries (literally and/or figuratively). The Lounge gives you the space you need.

Most importantly: it's a paparazzi-free zone. If you need a break from the posing, the Lounge is just the place to get that breather you deserve, or the food you need to hit the show floor running. 

Special thanks to the North Texas Cosplay group for all your help!


Costumes! Costumes! Costumes!

Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it is sometimes called, is a BIG part of Fan Expo weekend. Literally thousands of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don't be shy; get your photo taken with all your favourite characters or come dressed up yourself. It's all good!


Meet Award Winning and Best-Selling Authors

Meet International Award Winning and Best-Selling Authors. Activities for readers include book signings, Author readings, Panels and launches! This year will be the best year yet!

Exhibitor Area

Experience the hottest new products and services - before anyone else sees them! Companies from all corners of the industry will be showcasing their upcoming projects and promos in the Exhibitor area and you get to be there for a sneak peek. You’ll also be sure to receive samples, goodies and chances to win prizes through their contests.

Star Wars Events by the 501st Legion

The 501st Legion is one of the greatest fan organizations in the world, and fortunately Fan Expo Dallas is one of the biggest events of the year for them. The Stormtroopers provide a spectacle for the eye every year with an elaborate booth, and all kinds of photo opportunities throughout the weekend. For a donation to the Make A Wish Foundation, you can also "Blast A Stormtrooper" in their onsite Nerf gun range!

Meet your Favourite Anime Voice Actors

The actors that provide the voices of your favourite Anime characters will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos and meet with their fans. They have developed a well-deserved reputation for being most amiable and enthusiastic!

Fan Expo Speed Dating

When you’re at a pop culture convention you’re surrounded by like-minded people, but sometimes meeting folks can be complicated… but not when you’re in a setting designed just for that.  This is a fun way to quickly meet and get to know some of your fellow fans, and who knows, you might just develop a very important relationship in the process. Sign up in person at the show!


For more information, please contact us.