Fri: 4:00PM - 8:00PM, Sat: 10:00AM - 7:00PM, Sun: 10:00AM - 5:00PM


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. Sign up at 4pm Saturday in the Cosplay Hideaway, Contest starts at 6pm in the Ballroom.

HARRY POTTER ESCAPE ROOMS

Play one of two Escape Room scenarios inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter! Try to 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 at Dallas Fan Days!  

JOIN US AT THE ALAMO FOR MORE FUN

Join us across the street from the convention center at the Alamo Draft House for even more gaming, special screenings, and live Q&A's!

SPECIAL SCREENING OF BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WITH KRISTY SWANSON LIVE Q&A

Vampire fan? Come see the original cheerleader with a wooden stake in her pompom, Kristy Swanson! What has the original Buffy Summers been up to since she first fought vampires in the classic cult film? Don't miss your chance to find out!

Tickets only available in advance! $25.00

COSPLAY KARAOKE PARTY

Kick off Dallas Fan Days with a party on Friday October 19, 2018 at 9:00PM! Join us across the street at the Alamo Draft House for our Cosplay Karaoke Party, featuring appearances by our Cosplayer guests! 21+ only, free with any Dallas Fan Days weekend wristband.

EXCLUSIVE MAJIN VEGETA FUNKO POP

Christopher Sabat, the voice of Vegeta in Dragonball Z will be giving Dallas DBZ fans and collectors a rare opportunity to purchase the Over9000.com Exclusive Majin Vegeta Funko Pop ($20 / $60 autographed**) before it goes on sale online.  He will be appearing Friday from (open to close) and Sunday (open to close).  Be there early to get your autographed Majin Vegeta Funko. 

**Subject to availability. Inventory is limited per day.  All other autographs (personal items) are $30, photo ops $30.

TABLETOP GAMING AT ALAMO

Gamers rejoice! Dallas Fan Days is proud to have expanded space for Gaming with events running all weekend! Selections for advanced players and beginners including; D&D Adventurer’s League Events, Pathfinder RPG & Card game, Star Wars RPG, Magic The Gathering, Ascension Deckbuilding Game, Star Realms Card Game, Munchkin, Star Wars X-Wing, Settler of Catan, Cuthulu Wars, Pandemic Board Game, Ticket To Ride Board Game, Games to name a few.

90'S DANCE PARTY

Join us at the Alamo Drafthouse on Saturday October 20th at 9:00PM for a BUFFY THE VAMPIRE "Hemery High Senior Dance" 90s-themed Dance Party. 90s music, themed decor, and more! Come in costume (90s OR vampire...or BOTH!) for your chance to win great prizes! 21+ only, free admission with any Dallas Fan Days weekend wristband.

FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

Welcome to Dallas Fan Days! Our event prides itself on having a lot of activities and attractions that are family-oriented, so come on down with the whole family to meet your favorite Superheroes, Princesses, voice actors, or maybe even enter the costume contest as a family! Plus there are coupons and Family Passes still available!

CELEBRITY PHOTO OPS

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.

COSPLAY RED CARPET

The Dallas Fan Days Cosplay Red Carpet walk returns once again! 3PM Saturday, 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 welcomed to line up for the best shot possible during the managed event.

COSPLAY HIDEAWAY

DFD 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!

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.

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!

KIDS COSTUME CONTEST

Join us for our Annual Kids Costume Contest! Kids 12 and under will show off their costumes for a chance to receive some great prizing for the top 3 costumes! Registration for the kids costume contest will take place at the Main Concourse - Red Carpet on Sunday at 2:30PM. The contest will start at 3:00PM at the same location.

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 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 are invading Dallas!

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.

GET YOUR COMICS AUTOGRAPHED

Dig through your collection or visit some of the vendors at Dallas Fan Days for exlusive 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.

SKETCHES, LITHOGRAPHS, LIMITED PRINTS & ORIGINAL ART

Many of our artist guests and Artist Alley creators will have original art, lithographs, limited edition art prints, original sketches, and take commissions from fans at Dallas Fan Days. 

NOTE: Fees vary, please check with creators individually for prices and availability.

COSTUMES! COSTUMES! COSTUMES!

Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it is sometimes called, is a BIG part of Dallas Fan Days 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!

View our Props and Weapons Policy.


 

MEETUPS

Whether you're a Whovian or Jedi, a cosplayer, or crafter, you are welcome here! Spend an hour with people who love the same things you do, share your awesome cosplay, find new local Meetup friends, or just take some photos. These themed Meetups are absolutely free and designed to help you connect with people you otherwise might not ever meet.



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