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Dallas Fan Days Comic Con 2018!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 27th, 2018

A couple of times a year, Fax Expo HQ puts on a great Comic Book Show, complete with celebrities, voice actors, comic book artists and writers, and cosplayers. This year with Dallas Fan Days is no different, which took place on October 19-21st at the Irving Convention Center. This year, the big draw was ‘Dragonball Z‘, which the main voice actor Chris Sabat was in attendance and had a ton of people wanting his autograph and picture. Dallas Fan Days even had an entire Dragonball Z setup with cosplayers, artwork and statues. It looked great.

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Dallas Comic Con 2015: The Cosplay!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 10th, 2015

Hillary T., Here…

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When comic con rolls into town, cosplay is a big part of it. Cosplay is dressing up and getting the chance to be someone else for a bit.  People spend weeks, and even months getting ready and building their costumes. There are even people, like LeAnna Vamp who have made a living cosplaying. LeAnna Vamp is a professional cosplayer who recently attended Fan Expo Dallas, and she is known for her YouTube channel “I Love Nerd Girls” and “Star Wars Girls.” LeAnna brought her special kind of nerd love to Dallas this past weekend and shared with us how she got started in cosplay.

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Dallas Comic Con 2015: ‘Day of the Dead’ Panel!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 10th, 2015

Hillary T., Here…

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Joe Pilato, Terry Alexander and Jarlath Conroy all starred in a George Romero’s horror staple “Day of the Dead.” They set the standard for so many future zombie movies (Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland, and Return of the Living Dead to name a few. Not to mention AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead) and are innovators of their time. They worked with the godfather of zombie horror George Romero, as well as special effects master Tom Savini. Recently they reunited at Fan Expo Dallas to talk with Amanda Rebholz of Morbid Curiousity Magazine and share what it was like to be a part of horror history!

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Dallas Comic Con 2015: A Review From Far Far Away!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 10th, 2015

Hillary T., Here…

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Since Dallas Comic Con has been acquired by Canadian parent company Fan Expo, the guest list for this event has expanded and grown to almost astronomical proportions. This May, it was no exception! They really pulled out all the stops and had almost all of Dallas Convention Center (with the exclusion of the F Exhibit Hall) open for business.

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Dallas Comic Con 2015: Georges Jeanty Interview!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 8th, 2015

Hillary T., Here…

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Georges Jeanty is known in the comic world as the man who reinvented Buffy and Kate Kane, aka Batwoman. Did you know Joss Whedon asked for him personally? He wanted someone who draw comic book style art but still hang on to the likenesses of our favorite characters. Jeanty has a penchant for that. I had the distinct pleasure to talk to him at Fan Expo Dallas and ask him about his work with Joss and on the Buffy series and other Joss projects. He was gracious and kind, and I look forward to talking with him again.

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Dallas Comic Con 2015: Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 8th, 2015

Hillary T., Here…

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Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion are convention staples and more importantly, their shenanigans are legendary. If you attended last year’s May Dallas convention, you know that Nathan called Alan and Face Timed him in Australia since he couldn’t make the con.

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Dallas Comic Con: ‘Insidious 3’: The 4D Experience!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 29th, 2015

Hillary T., Here…

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For someone who scares easily, the Insidious 4D experience was made for me. Actually, for a short ten minute trip through the small space it occupies, it’s a great scare. The tour manager Josh Randall found out that I scream like a girl, so he sent me in first.

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Planet Comic Con 2015 Is Here!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 13th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Planet Comicon in Kansas City is here!! I’m hitting the con when it opens at 11:00, if you’re going to be there, find me! Be sure to follow me on Twitter @scandalice32, or on Facebook for live updates from the floor, cosplay photos and hilarious stories from the panels! Be  to come back for some in-depth rundown of the panelists!

 

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KANSAS CITY COMIC CON COMING IN AUGUST!

by Justin Cline on Feb 28th, 2015

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For those of you in or near the Kansas City area looking for a new venture this summer, might we suggest Kansas City Comic Con?

This brand new comic book convention debuts on Friday, August 7th, and runs through Sunday, August 9th at beautiful Bartle Hall, located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, MO. No matter whether your interests lie in finding the best in back issues or shaking the hand of your favorite comic book creator, dressing as your favorite character or meeting him/her live and in person, you and your entire family are sure to have an amazing time.

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Comic Con: More Fan Days 2015 Coverage!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 11th, 2015

Taylor E., Here…

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Dallas Comic Con’s Fan Days (formerly “Sci-Fi Expo”) marks the beginning of convention season, and if the rest of the year’s is a great as Fan Days was, we’re in for a 2015! With a great guest list, terrific cosplay, and amazing artists, Fan Days had something for everyone.

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Comic Con: Dallas Fan Days 2015 – The Cosplay!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 10th, 2015

Hillary T., Here…

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This weekend, at Fan Days 2.0, Taylor and I spent a great deal of time watching and loving all of the fabulous cosplay. There was so much of it- Black Cat (Krystle Starr looked amazing!), Flash(there was an entire family!), Arrow, Arsenal, Lego Hulk (this was genius), Captain Marvel- I could go on! People brought it out, in full force, and it was on point.

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Comic Con: Dallas Fan Days 2015!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 9th, 2015

Hillary T., Here…

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As a fangirl, I love comics and dressing up. I love being someone else for one day and let’s not lie, Comic Con is my mother ship. This weekend was no exception. I spent two days basking the glory and adoration that was formerly Sci-Fi Expo and is now Fan Days 2.0! It’s my family, and walking through the doors of the Irving Convention Center is always like being at home. It is very much like a space ship or the Sandcrawler from ‘Star Wars’, with its four levels, an over powering awning, and yet, when the parking attendant took mine and Taylor’s (lead camera) money, we were excited and ready to get out of the car and start mingling with everyone and see what Fan Days 2015 had to offer. I decided to go ahead and dress up, because hey, who doesn’t like it when press looks like someone else? My costume of choice? Totally obscure and amazing! I was ready to go as Special Agent Dale Cooper, from Twin Peaks. I even brought along a thermos of “Damn fine coffee,” and a bag of donuts. Dead Laura Palmer would be waiting for me at the convention, for sure!

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Alan Ritchson Panel Q&A From Wizard World Comic Con!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 12th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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This should be the last article I have to write about the epic event that was Wizard World Comic Con in Tulsa, Oklahoma this last weekend. The entire event was so energetic and exciting! Cosplayers far and wide showing off their hard work, time and lots of money in their creative costumes. For all the little posers that call yourselves geeks because you wear glasses or have gone to see some superhero movies, you’re an absolute disgrace to the title and we reach a level of unconsentatneous, that is to say “disagreement”. If you’re a geek, then I have no terminology for what some of these fans should be called, then.  You might dress as Gandalf to go to a party, but I met a guy that made up his own wizard name and costume, complete with vine covered staff and stayed in costume ALL. DAMN. DAY. He’s in the food court holding his beard back while he eats nachos and the beautiful people walk by smirking while they wear some face paint, a character t-shirt  and their underwear. How in the world can one dressed up person poke fun at another one? I’ll tell you how, because the smirking people are just posers.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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I had the opportunity to sit in on Michael Rooker’s fan Q&A panel at Tulsa’s premier of Wizard World Comic Con. Rooker is a megastar right now with his characterization of Merle Dixon in AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ and as Yondu from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘. When Rooker took the stage that evening, he looked every bit the movie star we know he is.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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If you’re not interested in attending a Comic Con just for the chance to meet a celebrity or buy your body-weight in geeky merchandise, go just for the panels. The interaction between the star and their fans is wonderful. The give and take between the two leads to your discovery that William Shatner would be awesome to play a prank on someone with, that Alan Ritchson is one of the most genuine, kind performer, or that Tom Felton is riding the Harry Potter wave in stride.

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