Dallas Fan Days’ Attractions Offer More Than Ever

New Gaming and Harry Potter Escape Rooms, Oct. 19, 20 and 21

IRVING, Texas (Oct. 9, 2018) – Dallas Fan Days – one of the best comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming events in Texas, filled with exciting family-friendly activities, celebrity and comic guests, and much more – returns Oct. 19-21 at the Irving Convention Center. Just in time for Halloween, Dallas Fan Days announces its agenda for the entire three-day convention.

2018 Dallas Fan Days guests include:


Matt Smith – “Doctor Who”

Jennifer Morrison – “Once Upon a Time” and “House”

Ray Park – “Star Wars”

Karl Urban – “Star Trek”

Bret Hart – Wrestling Icon

Jaleel White – “Sonic The Hedgehog” and “Family Matters

Kristy Swanson – “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”

Kevin Sorbo – “Hercules”

Corbin Bernsen – “Star Trek: The Next Generation”

John De Lancie – “Star Trek: The Next Generation”

Jason David Frank – “Power Rangers”

Comic Creators:

Pat Broderick – “Legend”

Dave Dorman – legendary illustrator

Scott Hepburn – “Spider-Man/Deadpool”

Sam De La Rosa – “Spider-Man/ Deadpool”

David Angelo Roman – “Rick And Morty”

Lawrence Reynolds – Illustrator

Jeff Balke – Colorist

Ryan Kincaid – Cover artist

Jeremy Clark – Cover artist

Chris Campana – Illustrator

Mohammad Jilani – Illustrator

Kathryn Crenshaw – Cartoonist

Andrew Herman – “Zoe Dare”

Dusk Comics – “Miss Tilney”

Shonuff Studios – Cartoonists




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Dee Rich

Dallas Fan Days prides itself on having a lot of activities and attractions that are family-oriented. Families have opportunities to meet their favorite superheroes, princesses and voice actors, or maybe even enter the costume contest as a family! Other Dallas Fan Days’ activities include:

Harry Potter Escape Rooms – New this year: Two Escape Room scenarios inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter. Guests will try and escape from a vault in the Wizarding Bank or save New York by figuring out the plot of three rogue witches and wizards! Amazing fun for the whole family. Additional tickets are needed and can be purchased at https://www.portableescapes.com/tickets.


Dragon Ball – The Dragon Ball is making a stop at Dallas Fan Days. The experience is over 2,000 square feet of excitement. Attendees are invited to experience the world of Dragon Ball through one-of-a-kind photo ops, collectable and statue interactions, video game and smartphone game demos, exclusive products available for purchase, and giveaways such as lanyards and bags. Produced by Bandai Namco, attendees will step foot into a life-sized replication of the “World Martial Arts Tournament” that invites visitors to experience the world of Dragon Ball by reliving their favorite episodes. Attendees also learn more about their favorite Dragon Ball characters, purchase exclusives and try their hand at the Dragon Ball Super Card Game, Dragon Ball FighterZ video game and the Dragon Ball Legends smartphone game app. There will also be life-sized character statues for the perfect photo op.

Cosplay Karaoke Party  On Friday, Oct. 19, at 9 p.m. at the Alamo Draft House, Dallas Fan Days will host their Cosplay Karaoke Party, featuring Cosplayer guest appearances. This event is open and free to attend for Dallas Fan Days weekend wristband guests. Must be 21 years and older.

Costumes! Costumes! Costumes! – Just in time for Halloween, guests will be inspired by the hundreds of fans dressed up in costumes, or cosplay as it is sometimes called, which is a BIG part of Dallas Fan Days. Children love to see their favorite superhero and princesses. Most costumed guests welcome the opportunity for photos.

Costume Contest – Saturday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m. in the Ballroom: Creative fans showcase their original costumes derived from the comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and fantasy worlds – all onstage for a chance to win bragging rights. From caped crusaders to hot anime characters, guests will be awed. Sign up at 4 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Cosplay Hideaway.

Kids Costume Contest – Dallas Fan Days’ Annual Kids Costume Contest for children ages 12 and under to show off their costumes. Prizes are available for the top three costumes. Registration for the Kids Costume Contest is at 2:30 p.m. in the Main Concourse Sunday, Oct. 21. The contest starts at 3 p.m. in the same location.

Cosplay Red Carpet – The Dallas Fan Days Cosplay Red Carpet walk returns once again at 3 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Main Lobby. 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 welcome to line up for the best shot possible during the managed event.

Board Game Library – Free Board Gaming Library is available any time Dallas Fan Days’ doors are open. Guests are encouraged to come by with friends or meet new people and jump into a game together. Volunteers are on-site to help make game recommendations and help guests learn to play. Games include Ticket to Ride, Marvel Legendary, Santorini and Star Wars Risk or Rebellion, just to name a few.

D&D Adventurer’s League Events – 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. There are over 40-plus Adventurer’s League events, including the latest D&D Adventurer’s League Epic event Saturday night. All experience levels welcome.

Card Game Tournaments – Card Games have become a mainstay at Dallas Fan Days – Guests will find everything from Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, Coup/Resistance and others.

Miniature Game Tournaments – Tabletop Miniature wargaming is alive and well at Dallas Fan Days. Magic: The Gathering Miniatures and Warhammer 40k are in the gaming room all weekend.

Geek Speed Dating – Speed dating sessions will run at Dallas Fan Days all weekend. Participating guests need to sign up at the Geek Speed Dating booth.

Dallas Fan Days dates and times are Friday, Oct. 19 – 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 21 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039.


Advance tickets are suggested. Tickets start at $20 for a single-day pass, $60 for a three-day pass, $5 for children and $45 for a family pass (2 adults and up to 4 children ages 6-12). To purchase tickets, go to: https://www.dallasfandays.com/en/tickets/admission.html. Children are free with an adult purchase. 2018 Kids Free coupon is required and may be downloaded here: https://www.dallasfandays.com/en/tickets/coupons.html/.

For more information, please visit the Dallas Fan Days website at www.DallasFanDays.com and follow on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. General inquiries can be sent to [email protected], exhibitors can contact [email protected] and questions about tickets can be sent to [email protected].

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