Fan Expo Dallas went off relatively without a hitch over the weekend, with thousands of Comic Con and Cosplay fans filing into the Kay Bailey Convention Center in Downtown Dallas.
Among the crowds of storm troopers, super heroes, princesses, power rangers, video game characters, etc. were also average fans making their way to different exhibits. Shopping was plentiful and gave audiences the opportunity to walk away with items from their favorite movies and video games, as well as custom clothing, music, swords, light sabers, Legos…. even Mystery Boxes designed to look like Super Mario Bros. question mark blocks.
Once through the shopping complex and down a short set of stairs, you’d find an entire open floor with celebrity signing booths, photo-op booths, food, and full-sized replicas of Star Wars vehicles and droids, the Batmobile (“Tumbler”), and even the Back to the Future Delorean Time Machine.
Panels were held in various rooms to allow fans to participate in Q&A’s with some of their favorite stars, including Jeff Goldblum, Val Kilmer, the cast of the Princess Bride, etc. The main event for Friday was a panel featuring some of the cast of Back to the Future, which was a lot of fun despite missing two of the four cast members (missing were Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson). It was announced the week of the Expo that Fox would not be able to attend, but we were unclear as to the reason for Lea Thompson’s (Lorraine McFly) absence.
The rest of the event seemed to go smoothly, and check out the gallery below to see some of what we saw over the weekend! All photos by Clay Lancaster (claylancaster.com)