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Friday's Headlines | FAN EXPO Dallas 2020 Press Release

Press Release

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 stars Rupert Grint, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps and Bonnie Wright
Clueless’s Alicia Silverstone alongside Blast from the Past co-star Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, George of the Jungle, Encino Man)
Full House and Fuller House guys John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier
Marvel stars Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy)
The Lord of the Rings hobbits Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd
Scream stars Neve Campbell, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy and Rose McGowan
Co-workers from The Office: Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nuñez and Catherine Tate
Monty Python Legend John Cleese
Star Trek fan-favorite George Takei
Cristina Ricci, Wednesday in The Addam’s Family
Breaking Badguy Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian)
Star Trek: Next Generation star LeVar Burton
Chandler Riggs from The Walking Dead
Pennyworth’s Jack Bannon
Arrow ’s Stephen Amell, Ben Lewis and Katherine McNamara
Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain from Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Saved by the Bell’s Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley
Legends of Tomorrow’s Brandon Routh and Caity Lotz
Aladdin himself Mena Massoud
John Wick’s John Leguizamo
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 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.“