There are many reasons to be excited for the upcoming Dallas Comic-Con. For one, it’s finally moving into a bigger facility that should better accommodate the growing crowds. Pair that with the most impressive guest list yet and it should equal an experience attendees will not soon forget.
After a few years at the Irving Convention Center, the event is making the big transition. It’s re-locating to the larger and more centrally located Dallas Convention Center. In its 13th year, Dallas Comic-Con boasts over 600,000 square feet of media guests, vendors, and other geek-friendly attractions.
Comic book guests include the legendary Stan Lee. He’ll be signing autographs, posing for photos, and greeting fans. Other artists appearing include David Finch (Forever Evil), Mark Bagley (Ultimate Spider-Man), Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western, Harley Quinn), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Len Wein (Wolverine, Swamp Thing), Yanick Paquette (Swamp Thing), Greg Land (Iron Man, Mighty Avengers), Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing, Frankenstein), and many more. Most of them will have original work and prints to get personalized. Some will be taking orders for commissions as well.
A number of sci-fi and horror guests will be on hand greeting their admirers. “Star Trek” enthusiasts can look forward to conversing with icons like William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, John DeLancie, and Denise Crosby. “Firefly” fanatics can chat with crew members Nathan Fillion, Ron Glass, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Summer Glau, Gina Torres, and Sean Maher. Gore hounds will be pleased to know Michael Rooker, David Morrisey, and Emily Kinney of “The Walking Dead” will be in attendance.
If you’re excited about the release of the new “Godzilla,” you can come celebrate at Dallas Comic-Con. Actor Akira Takarada is making the long journey from Japan to sign autographs and greet fans of the King of the Monsters. Takarada appeared in the original “Godzilla” and “Mothra vs. Godzilla.”
2014’s Dallas Comic-Con is shaping up to be the pop culture event of the year for Central Texas. Don’t miss out on all the fun. Dress up as your favorite character and walk the Cosplay Red Carpet as you enter a nerd nirvana of exclusive collectibles, toys, and celebrities you never thought it was possible to shake hands with.
Dallas Comic-Con takes place May 16, 17, and 18 at the Dallas Convention Center. For more information, you can visit their official website right here. Tickets to the event can be purchased there or at the box office on the day of the show.
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