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FAN EXPO brings stellar star power to Dallas TX this March: HARRY POTTER, CLUELESS, LOTR…

Supporters that we are of well-run and well-stocked pop culture events, it’s no surprise that we constantly pin our flag to the FAN EXPO brand as a crew that always aims to knock it out of the park, whichever location they pitch their tent in. However, next month, the team are aiming to seriously outdo themselves with an amazing special guest line-up at their FAN EXPO DALLAS event, to be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center over the weekend of 27th-29th March 2020.

HARRY POTTER alums Rupert Grint, James and Oliver Phelps and Bonnie Wright, BLAST FROM THE PAST’s Alicia Silverstone and Brendan Fraser, SCREAM stars Neve Campbell, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy and Rose McGowan, along with LORD OF THE RINGS short-arses Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd are among the very impressive roster of announced guests for next months event.

And it’s not just the pop culture roster that’s well represented – anime gets a full spotlight with the largest line-up of MY HERO ACADEMIA voice talent we think we’ve ever seen at a con, and comics legends Marc Silvestri, Sean Gordon Murphy, Arthur Adams and Greg Capullo come to a show that’s partnering with an organisation none less illustrious than The Kubert School, featuring all sorts of workshops and sessions as part of FAN EXPO’s Creator Academy.

All-in-all, it’s shaping up to be a very impressive con indeed – here’s the full announcement from FAN EXPO:

FAN EXPO Dallas to Flash North Texas With Enormous Star Power from March 27-29, 2020

A Fan Feast for the Ages at this One-of-A-Kind Event  

The stream of guest announcements began in November for this year’s mega-hit weekend at FAN EXPO DALLAS, March 27-29, 2020 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. From science fiction fantasy to Gen X icons, from superheroes to comedy geniuses, FAN EXPO DALLAS has gathered the widest variety of celebrity guests in recent memory.

Combined with the hundreds of unique experiences, contests, family-friendly activities and on-site activations, the largest comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Texas has pulled out all the stops for this can’t miss three-day weekend. FAN EXPO HQ Vice President, Andrew Moyes says, “We always strive to bring new levels on fandom to Texas, and this year has exploded into a genre-bending experience for everyone! From Boomers to Tubers, we are expecting a crowd ready to have a great interactive experience!” 

2020 Celebrity Guests Include:

  • HARRY POTTER: Rupert Grint, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps and Bonnie Wright
  • BLAST FROM THE PAST: Alicia Silverstone and Brendan Fraser
  • FULL HOUSE/FULLER HOUSE: John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier
  • MARVEL: Jon Bernthal (THE PUNISHER) and Dave Bautista (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)
  • THE LORD OF THE RINGS: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd
  • SCREAM: Neve Campbell, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy and Rose McGowan
  • THE OFFICE: Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nuñez and Catherine Tate
  • STAR TREK: George Takei
  • Christina Ricci (THE ADDAMS FAMILY)
  • Giancarlo Esposito (BREAKING BAD / THE MANDALORIAN)
  • Chandler Riggs (THE WALKING DEAD)
  • Jack Bannon (PENNYWORTH)
  • ARROW: Stephen Amell, Ben Lewis and Katherine McNamara
  • SAVED BY THE BELL: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley
  • DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: Brandon Routh and Caity Lotz
  • Mena Massoud (ALADDIN)
  • John Leguizamo (JOHN WICK / MOULIN ROUGE)
  • …and Iconic Comedian ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic 

Anime Explosion for 2020 – FAN EXPO Dallas is also the only place to host the largest gathering of MY HERO ACADEMIA voice actor stars: Christopher Sabat, Justin Briner, Luci Christian, Clifford Chapin, J. Michael Tatum, David Matranga, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Monica Rial, Josh Grelle, Joel McDonald, Ian Sinclair, Brina Palencia, Brandon McInnis, Kyle Phillips and Caitlin Glass

Comic Creators Galore – comic legends Marc Silvestri, Sean Gordon Murphy, Arthur Adams and Greg Capullo headline a list of more than 65 artists, illustrators and writers at the show, including a medley of up and coming creators from Dallas. With special experience packages, art commissions, signing sessions and workshops there is more than enough creator and art-based activities to satisfy the needs of even the most hardcore comic fan.

FAN EXPO is partnering with the Kubert School, known worldwide for providing an exceptional education in cartooning and graphic art, to bring workshops and original programming to the Fan Expo Creator Academy. Taught by seasoned professionals, the school will offer two different workshops as well as original programming for FAN EXPO Dallas.

FAN EXPO Puts Fans First “We have the most dedicated and passionate fans in the convention world, and we will continue to bring the best of pop culture to them. Our universe includes comic creators, legendary artists, cosplayer, tattoo artists and gaming innovators,“ continues Moyes. “Upcoming announcements will include a full programming schedule and other great experiences available at FAN EXPO Dallas 2020.“

FAN EXPO Dallas has also introduced a ‘fan-focused’ ticket policy for the 2020 shows including early bird pricing as well as a new policy allowing ‘no questions asked’ admission ticket refunds up to 14 days prior to the show. For hours and information visit, www.fanexpodallas.com.

Leonard Sultana
Leonard Sultana
Leonard Sultana is a full-time DJ / part-time nerd and is doing his damnedest to swap those around. He is the creator of An Englishman In San Diego, The Convention Collective and a rather nice cocktail involving Dandelion & Burdock.

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