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Dallas Fan Days 2017

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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 8x10 glossy photo of you with one of our guests in an intimate setting.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

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.

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!

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!

MEET COMIC CREATORS

Comics Legends and Professional Comic Book artists and writers like Neal Adams, Brandon Peterson, Jim Calafiore, Ty Templeton and more are invading Dallas for Fan Days!

GET YOUR COMICS SIGNED

Dig through your collection or visit some of the vendors at Dallas Fan Days for elusive back issues and graphic novels by our many creator guests.
Note: some guests may have autograph fees and/or signing limits. Please check with creators individually.

ARTIST ALLEY

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!

SHOPPING MADNESS!

Hundreds of retailers from all over will join us to make your experience an unforgettable one! Specializing in everything comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming, 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.

SKETCHES AND ART PRINTS

Many of our artist guests and Artist Alley creators will have original art, art prints and be producing original sketches and commissions for fans at Dallas Fan Days.
Note: Fees vary, please check with creators individually for prices and availability.

COSTUME CONTEST

This exciting event features creative fans showcasing their original costumes derived from the comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and fantasy worlds – all on stage for a chance to win bragging rights. From caped-crusaders to hot anime characters, be awed as a spectator or strut your stuff on stage. Click here for all the details!

COSPLAY RED CARPET

Grab your camera and stop by our famous Cosplay Red Carpet! You'll see just about every single talented cosplayer at the show walk the carpet and show their impressive work. This is the perfect opportunity to grab some treasured snapshots of all the exciting costumes at the event, all in one place!

COSPLAY HIDEAWAY

The 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). 

GREEN GOBLIN EPIC COSTUME DISPLAY

Come and get up close to an amazing build with featured scale work, prosthetics and costuming. You will truly be amazed! All weekend in Meeting Room 1.

NEW! FAN DAYS 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. A long list of free activities for you to do! Brought to you by Heroic Inner Kids.

FAN DAYS KIDS COSTUME CONTEST

Kids 11 and under will have their Costume Contest on Sunday, on the ground floor at 3PM on the Cosplay Red Carpet! Signups beginning at 2:30PM in the same area. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The Kids Costume Contest is the time for the younger cosplayers to shine in a special contest focused specifically on them. With great support and encouragement, these energetic boys and girls will become the next generation of fandom and are the future of Cosplay.

DRESS LIKE A COSPLAYER IN THE KIDS ZONE

Try on our supplied props, armor, wings and other neat things that cosplayers big and small like to wear during your photos.

GIVEAWAYS IN THE KIDS ZONE

Comics, movies, posters, even props made by our famous makers. Who knows what you could end up with!

KIDS PRO PHOTO OP STUDIO

Ever want to get your photo taken like the professional cosplayers do? Well now you can in our own little photo shoot studio! Open all weekend in Meeting Room 1!

EXPERT COSPLAY Q&A

Take advantage of the opportunity to sit down with multiple Fan Days contest winners and judges Charles Poynter, Kevin Lewis and Bryce Eden in Meeting Room 1, and get all the inside information about the growing and fascinating world of Cosplay.

HEROIC INNER KIDS ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Join Heroic Inner Kids for our celebration of three years in operation. We are the only Cosplay Charity in Texas helping at-risk and medically fragile kids. We will have a special event SATURDAY ONLY to offically celebrate our anniversary. Join us in Meeting Room 1 for this amazing celebration and find out what makes us different as we are joined by members of the fangroups from the area.

REY’S SPEEDER SCALE PROP FROM STAR WARS

Rey’s speeder is an ungainly but powerful repulsorlift vehicle built by the young scavenger from salvaged parts. The speeder is fast and can carry considerable cargo, making it ideal for use scavenging in Jakku’s Graveyard of Ships. Rey’s speeder is top-heavy and would be difficult for any other pilot to control – but fortunately Rey is a skilled pilot as well as an ingenious mechanic. On display all weekend for your photo opportunity.

SPEED DATING

Back by popular demand, speed dating is returning to DALLAS FAN DAYS™! Come and join in the fun and experience the thrill of meeting your potential soul mate, future spouse or maybe someone a little more casual! Mixed genre sessions all day Friday, Saturday & Sunday! On site sign up only! This is a 19+ event. If you have questions, please post them on Sci-Fi Speed Dating’s Facebook page here.

THE 501ST LEGION STAR WARS ROOM

Join the fine folks of The 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, Astromechs, Galactic Academy and bring your camera! Be sure to visit their amazing Star Wars interactive display on the Third Floor, where you can see authentic looking props, costumes and even blast a Stormtrooper!

DOCTOR WHO THEMED ACTIVITY ROOM

Brought to you by the members of the DFW Cosplay Gallifrey group! Come and take part in all kinds of free activities such as; photo-ops, contests, games, panels and more. And don’t miss out on getting your picture taken with the TARDIS! Activities running all weekend long on the Third Floor.

PHOTO OP WITH TARDIS (ALL DAY)

What’s the big deal? It’s just an old English Police Box! Come and take your photo in the TARDIS and you may discover what it looks like on the inside. ALL WEEKEND!

INTRO TO DOCTOR WHO COSPLAYING PANEL

Where to start? The Doctor Who Universe can be so overwhelming! In this friendly and informal panel, you can glean some solid advice from experienced Doctor Who cosplayers who have seen a lot of things. But, some of which, they can never, ever, talk about! 6:00PM, FRI. & 1:30PM, SUN., MEETING ROOM 4

DOCTOR WHO COLORING CONTEST

Be sure to visit Meeting Room 4 to pick up you coloring sheet and have it back before the deadline of 6PM Saturday! Prizes will be awarded for the best coloring from each different age divisions. And don’t worry, we will have plenty of blue crayons!

DOCTOR WHO TRIVIAL PURSUIT

Whovians know that nothing is “trivial” but here you can test that with over 600 questions with varying levels of difficulty. 6 different custom Doctor Who categories covering 50 years of the show! Play anytime over the weekend in Meeting Room 4!

DOCTOR WHO RISK BOARD GAME

Multiple Dalek armies descend from the skies, seeking to conquer the world. Play as one of 5 different armies, with Classic or New Dalek Paradigm, as you fight for supremacy. The Doctor will do his best to stop you, bringing peace on each turn. The game of Risk is an epic battle for control of the planet Earth and the universe! Play anytime in Meeting Room 4!

DOCTOR WHO MINI COOPER

Some fans wear their Doctor Who heart on their sleeve, for others it's worn on their… cars? Be sure to come and see this lovely TARDIS-inspired Mini Cooper only at Dallas Fan Days! A delightful photo op for all of those WHO appreciate all things unique! Let's just face it, it's adorable!

NIGHT KING EPIC COSTUME DISPLAY

Come and see the famous cosplay scene stealer that made its way to California from the Lands of Always Winter. Meeting Room 1. 

SPEED RACER’S MACH 5

Come and see a full size replica of The Mach Five, just like the car Speed Racer drives in the anime series of the same name or real buffs may call it "Mach Go! Go! Go!" as it was known in Japan.

Does anyone know why it has a big "M" painted on its hood? Come to Dallas Fan Days and find out!

JAKE & ELWOOD’S BLUESMOBILE

Come and see the Bluesmobile! Get a photo! It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. You can sit in it and say "There's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark out, and we're wearing sunglasses."

 

TOOTHLESS EPIC COSTUME DISPLAY

Toothless Epic Costume display! See a the legendary dragon built to size, take pictures, ask how it’s made! Available all weekend in Meeting Room 1. 

FAN DAYS GAMING ROOM

Gamers rejoice! Dallas Fan Days is proud to continue gaming events all weekend! Selections for advanced players and beginners. Many of your favorite Collectable Card Games, Miniature Games, Board Games and Role Playing Games running all weekend!

D&D ADVENTURER’S LEAGUE EVENTS: NEW EPIC ADVENTURE

New to the world of Dungeons & Dragons? Here's the place to start. The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official organized play campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. Come and play the newest Dungeons & Dragons story Storm King’s Thunder and begin your epic journey. Beginners welcome! Space is limited so be sure to register in the Game Room.

CATAN BOARD GAME

One of the most successful games of all time, Settlers of Catan is a trading and building game set in the mythical world of Catan. Players roll dice to determine which resources are generated each round and then must strategically trade those resources with other players to get what they need to build their settlements, cities, and roads. With multiple ways to gain victory points and a board that changes in every play, Settlers of Catan is a game that can be played hundreds of different ways.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS RPG

Gather your friends and prepare for adventure in the Star Wars galaxy! Whether you’re new to roleplaying games or just a Star Wars fan the Star Wars®: Force Awakens™ Beginner Game is the perfect starting point. Beginners welcome! Space is limited so be sure to register in the Game Room.

STAR WARS: X-WING MINIATURE GAME

X-Wing is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!

MAGIC THE GATHERING – BUILD AND PLAY

Experience the new Magic the Gathering release by learning how to play, building your own deck and engaging fellow Magic gamers in friendly one on one or group battles. Beginners welcome! Space is limited so be sure to register in the Game Room.

ASCENSION DECKBUILDING GAME

The game takes place in Vigil, a world that has been protected for millennia by the Great Seal. Now the Seal is failing, and nightmarish Monsters that had been forgotten are breaking through.
Defeat Samuel the Fallen and win the most honour in this easy fast paced card game. Have some fun by learning how to play and engaging fellow fantasy fans in this friendly cooperative deckbuilding game. Beginners welcome! Space is limited so be sure to register in the Game Room.

STAR REALMS CARD GAME

Star Realms is an award-winning spaceship combat deckbuilding game designed by Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty. The game offers all the thrills of traditional trading card game style combat, combined with the fun of a sci-fi deckbuilding game. Play powerful ships, destroy enemy bases or blast your opponent directly on your way to victory!

PANDEMIC BOARD GAME

Can you save humanity in this cooperative game where deadly viruses are spreading across the globe? Together, you will treat diseases, share knowledge, and fly all over the world to prevent outbreaks and slow down the epidemic. The fate of humanity is in your hands! Have some fun by learning how to play and save the world!! Space is limited so be sure to register in the Game Room.

TICKET TO RIDE BOARD GAME

In Ticket to Ride you journey in your cross-country train towards adventure. Players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America! Have some fun by learning how to play and save the world!! Space is limited so be sure to register in the Game Room.

QUADROPOLIS BOARD GAME

In Quadropolis™ you enact the role of the Mayor of a modern city. You will need to define a global strategy to build your city according to your Inhabitants’ needs and outmatch your opponents, sending your Architects to have various buildings erected in your city. There are various types of buildings with different scoring patterns; many of them may be combined for better effect.

COUP/ AVALON CARD GAME

In the not too distant future, the government is run for profit by a new "royal class" of multi-national CEOs. Their greed and absolute control of the economy has reduced all but a privileged few to lives of poverty and desperation. The valiant efforts of The Resistance have created discord, intrigue and weakness in the political courts of the novena royal, bringing the government to brink of collapse.

BIG BOOK OF MADNESS BOARD GAME

Act as a team to turn all the pages of the book. ... .. then shut it by defeating the terrible monsters you've just freed.
When you heard about the Big Book of Madness hidden in the great wizarding school library, you couldn't help but to sneak in and peek in this intriguing tome in spite of your professors' warnings. When you slowly lift the cover of the terrible book, dozens of dreadful creatures rush out, threatening to destroy the world itself! This was your mistake, and only you can fix it now! Learn from the library to fight back against the monsters, and try not to sink into insanity...

FORBIDDEN ISLAND BOARD GAME

Dare to discover Forbidden Island! Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise. Your team will have to work together and make some pulse-pounding maneuvers, as the island will sink beneath every step! Race to collect the treasures and make a triumphant escape before you are swallowed into the watery abyss!

MACHI KORO CARD GAME

You've just been elected Mayor. Congrats! Unfortunately the citizens have some pretty big demands: jobs, a theme park, a couple of cheese factories and maybe even a radio tower. A tough proposition since the city currently consists of a wheat field, a bakery and a single die. Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. Machi Koro is a fast-paced light-hearted game for you and up to 3 friends. Once you've had a taste of Machi Koro, this infectiously fun game may have you wondering if the dinner table ever served another purpose.

TSURO THE GAME OF THE PATH BOARD GAME

In The Beautiful Tile Laying Path Game Tsuro, All You Have To Do Is Stay On The Board To Win. With Paths Constantly Changing, This Is Easier Said Than Done. Move Wisely And Achieve Enlightenment And Then, Of Course, The Joy Of Winning When Your Opponents Are Knocked Off The Board. Everyone Starts With A Hand Of Tiles, Featuring A Twisting Path, And A Token. Take Turns Placing Tiles On The Board And Moving Your Token Along The Path. The Path Is Yours To Choose.

SANTORINI MINIATURE GAME

Build Like A Mortal Win Like a God. Do you have what it takes to join the pantheon of winners? Build like a mortal and win like a God in the game of Santorini! Created by mathematician and educator Gordon Hamilton, this pure strategy game requires players to sharpen their wits! Everyone can gather around Santorini and face-off in a build-to-the-finish.

3D PRINTING DEMONSTRATION

Find out how to work with 3D printing from Makerspace expert Axeonos Robertson, work with fabric projects with Aspen Eden, work with multiple media from Ty Randolph, learn about chain mail and scalemail from Robert Goodson, learn about creating amazing and realistic props from Nick Glover famous for his huge Thanos. All in Meeting Room 1.

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