Dallas, TX, USA, 05/03/2016 /SubmitPressRelease123/
Unofficial Star Wars Holiday Means Only One Month to Texas’ Biggest Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime and Gaming Convention
As every true Star Wars fan knows, Wednesday, May 4, is not just any day – it’s May the Fourth Be With You Day, the unofficial international holiday celebrating everything that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. It also marks, nearly to the day, the month-long countdown to FAN EXPO DALLAS™, the largest convention for lovers of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming and more in the State of Texas, running from Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5, 2016, at the Dallas Convention Center.
FAN EXPO DALLAS will feature a Super Star Destroyer amount of celebrities, replicas and more for every fan of Star Wars, science fiction and pop culture. Among the celebrity guests will be Carrie Fisher, the actress who created the immortal character of Princess Leia, along with:
· Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett, Star Wars Episodes III, V and VI)
· Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett, Star Wars Episode II)
· James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
· The 501st Legion (world’s largest costumed fan club)
· Rebel Legion (international costumed fan club)
· Astromechs Builders (droid and prop builders)
· Mandalorian Mercs (international costumed fan club)
· Park Sabers (hand-made light sabers with electro-luminescent blades)
In addition, the 1,000-pound, 17-foot-long Roxy the Rancor – Jabba the Hutt’s terrifying “pet” from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – will be on hand for free photos and to help raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation. Also at the expo will be a life-size replica of the Luggabeast from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and a full-scale replica landspeeder, just like Luke used in Star Wars: A New Hope. All of the replicas, as well as the celebrities and fan clubs, will be available for photos.
PHOTOS CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE.
Other appearances will include Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez and Jenna Coleman together for the first time in North America; Stan “The Man” Lee (co-creator of Spider-Man, the Avengers, X-Men and innumerable other Marvel Comics characters); original Star Trek cast members William Shatner, George Takei and Nichelle Nichols; Hollywood icons John and Joan Cusack; creative genius Frank Miller (Dark Knight III); and performers from Batman, SpongeBob SquarePants, Netflix’s Jessica Jones, Angel, The Vampire Diaries, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, Pretty Little Liars, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Agent Carter, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and more.
“May the Fourth Be With You has become an international day to celebrate not just Star Wars but also the childlike sense of awe and wonder in all of us,” said Andrew Moyes, show director for FAN EXPO DALLAS. “Helping to create that same feeling for the fans at Fan Expo Dallas is one of the greatest joys of the event.”
For the full list of appearances and family-friendly activities, tickets and other information, please visit www.fanexpodallas.com. Stay connected with the show for announcements and updates by registering for their newsletter, and following them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For vendor information, please click here. Those interested in volunteering can find more information here. Accredited media can request press passes by applying for accreditation at www.fanexpodallas.com/press.
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About FAN EXPO DALLAS
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 annual 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, FAN EXPO DALLAS and two other Dallas shows.
For more information, please visit the FAN EXPO DALLAS website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. General inquiries can be sent to [email protected], exhibitors can contact [email protected] and questions about tickets can be sent to [email protected].
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