This weekend is Fan Days, a convention dedicated to all types of nerdy fandom. From sci-fi to animation, there is something for everyone at Fan Days!
When: Friday October 17 4pm-8pm
Saturday October 18 10am-7pm
Sunday October 19 10am-5pm
Where: Irving Convention Center
Cost: Fri: $25 Sat: $40 Sun: $30 or $60 for all three days (online ticket purchase ends 10/16)
Children 6-12 $10, 5 years and under are FREE
Guests attending include Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood, Weasley twins James & Oliver Phelps, and Batman &
Robin Adam West and Burt Ward (Postponed).
There will be an artist alley and dealers room. Bringing cash for these is the best option, as typically either booths don’t accept credit card, or non-reliable wifi connection makes it impossible for credit cards to be accepted. If you do not plan on purchasing anything specific but plan to shop, I always suggest bringing $100 in cash.
There are three parking options typically at the Irving Convention Center. However, construction on the grass area may narrow this down to do (I’m not sure). In the past, there is the connected parking garage to the convention center which fills up very quickly (get there extra early if you plan to park there). Additionally, parking on the grass across from the center is usually available, and there is also a parking garage beyond the grass. Although this is a bit of a walk to the convention center, typically a shuttle service to and from is provided.
Additionally, there will be a Saturday Night Social event after the convention Saturday night from 8pm-1am. This event will is $30 and tickets are available online or at the door of the Gas Monkey Bar & Grill.
Here is the list of events and information from DallasComicCon.com:
A perfect opportunity to get that special something signed by your favorite celebrity! Be sure to check out the schedule so you don’t miss out! NOTE: Some guests may charge additional fees for an autograph.
CELEBRITY PHOTO SESSIONS
Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favorite celebrity! This is the only way to get a beautiful 8×10 glossy photo of you with one of our guests in an intimate setting.
PANELS / Q&As
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!
With the ever-increasing talent level of cosplayers at Dallas Comic-Con, we’ve modified our event showcasing our costumed attendees. We’re inviting our cosplayers to have their spotlight moment onstage during the COSPLAY MASQUERADE, hosted by arch nemeses Devin Pike and Ben Ambroso. Sign-ups for the Costume Contest will begin at 4pm on the 3rd Flr, in the Cosplay Hideaway. Judges will be on-hand to preview the costumes up close, and may ask a few questions. The first 72 adult entrants (ages 12 and up) will be admitted into the Contest. Signups will close at 5pm. NO EXCEPTIONS. Click here for more info.
COSPLAY RED CARPET
The Cosplay Red Carpet returns at 3pm on Saturday, Oct. 18. 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 are welcomed to line up for the best shot possible during the managed event. Cosplayers will begin lining up at 2:45 pm on the Ground Floor Concourse, and the Carpet runs until 4pm.
FAN DAYS KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
Kids 11 and under will have their Costume Contest on the Cosplay Red Carpet area on the Ground Floor on Sunday at 3pm, with signups beginning at 2:30pm. Hilary Thomas from the FANGIRLS: DAMES OF THE ROUND TABLE podcast will be the emcee. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3.
DCC COSPLAY HIDEAWAY
Returning due to popular demand, the DCC 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 (literately or figuratively). Located on the Third Floor of the Irving Convention Center in Meeting Room 1, the Lounge gives you the space you need. The DCC Cosplayer Hideaway is presented by the North Texas Cosplay group!
DOCTOR WHO PROPS
Whovians rejoice! We are going all out to provide the best WHO Experience at Fan Days this year, so be sure you drop by and get a photo with a real Dalek and amazingly detailed TARDIS.
Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all of your favorite 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!
Hundreds of retailers from all over will join us 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.
COSTUMES! COSTUMES! COSTUMES!
Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it is sometimes called, is a BIG part of the 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 favorite characters or come dressed up yourself. It’s all good!
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 contest
Additional information can be found at www.DallasComicCon.com