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FAN EXPO DALLAS Fills the “Fun Bucket” for Families



Fan Expo Dallas is sure to deliver the once-in-a-lifetime experience that families will cherish during the annual costume-friendly, character-filled, celeb-spotting weekend at Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center March 31 through April 2, 2017. The largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Texas offers spectacular attractions and programming for fans of all ages.

Whether or not the kids are in tow, fans should best prepare themselves for the expo. While many don costumes to the event, it is most essential to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as there is plenty of walking to do. It is also helpful to bring extra money for food. More than 600 retailers from all over offer all sorts of memorabilia, artwork, comic books, DVDs, games, toys and T-shirts, so fans and fan families should be prepared to have their skirts tugged into taking home that special souvenir from a favorite like Harry Potter, Marvel or Disney.


Among the family-oriented attractions offered, the Kids Costume Contest is a favorite. Children 11 years or younger are invited to dress up as their favorite superhero, video game or sci-fi character and show off their outfits to other families and fans. They have a chance to win a first, second or third place prize. All entrants will also receive a participant’s ribbon.

If the little ones need a break from walking, or are looking for an activity aimed specifically for them, families can visit the Kids Lounge. The rest area accommodates weary families, and there are multiple activities kids can participate in. Children may even meet a Stormtrooper. The area is for kids 12 years and younger.


Fans can get up close and personal with their favorite stars during autograph sessions and celebrity photo sessions. Professional photographers can snap a glossy 8-by-10 photo for the next family Christmas card. Some guests charge additional fees for an autograph.

Family Passes are available online and the box office:

Fan Expo Dallas™ – Family Pass FRIDAY

Includes 2 adults and up to 3 children (ages 6-12) admission

March 31, 2017 4-9pm

$49 plus tax

Fan Expo Dallas™ – Family Pass SATURDAY

Includes 2 adults and up to 3 children (ages 6-12) admission

April 1, 2017 10am-7pm

$99 plus tax

Fan Expo Dallas™ – Family Pass SUNDAY

Includes 2 adults and up to 3 children (ages 6-12) admission

April 2, 2017 10am-5pm

$79 plus tax


FAN EXPO DALLAS is the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Texas and is quickly growing into one of the largest events in North America. It is packed with exciting, family-friendly activities and celebrity guests. The pop culture extravaganza is host to 50,000 fans at the Dallas Convention Center for the three-day event.

FAN EXPO HQ is one of the largest entertainment convention groups in North America. Collectively it hosts over 300,000 fans annually at FAN EXPO CANADA™, FAN EXPO VANCOUVER™, FAN EXPO REGINA™, Toronto ComiCon, MegaCon Orlando, MegaCon Tampa Bay, Boston Comic Con, FAN EXPO DALLAS and Dallas Fan Days.

For more information, please visit the FAN EXPO DALLAS website and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. General inquiries can be sent to, exhibitors can contact, and questions about tickets can be sent to

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