The Dose: Nerding out at Dallas Comic Con

The Dose: Nerding out at Dallas Comic Con

The Dose: Nerding out at Dallas Comic Con
June 02
13:30 2015

Nicholas Friedman / Features Editor

Thousands of fans flocked to the Dallas Convention Center last weekend to take part in Fan Expo, the Dallas Comic Con.

The Fan Expo, which made its first appearance in 2002, has grown into pop culture overload as each year brings celebrities and fans together for a weekend of meet and greets, panels and more. This year, cult-classic favorites Nathan Fillion (“Firefly”) and Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”) rounded out a guest lineup of actors, comic book artists and, of course, Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.

With R2-D2s rolling around on the show floor and exclusives being sold at the show’s many shops, fans were treated to a weekend full of fantastical fun. For some, fun was found at the Sci-Fi speed dating activity, where nerds alike could meet each other, and for others it was getting to meet their icons and get something signed at the very least.

Every year, the Fan Expo offers an outlet for a fandom so large, it fills the convention center. This year was no different.

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Hulk Legos of various colors are displayed on a shelf in one of the many memorabilia stands at the Fan Expo. Other superhero legos like Captain America, Spiderman and Wolverine were available too.

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Richard Dean, left, and his wife Chelsea browse around a shop with tons of Pop figures. The two came to Comic Con dressed as characters from Watchmen, Richard as Rorschach and Chelsea as Silk Spectre

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Lightsabers of every size, color and shape shine like beacons inside the Dallas Convention Center. The sabers are made by Ultra Sabers.

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Comic book artist Jimmy Cheung autographs photos and comic book covers at the Dallas Fan Expo on May 30. Cheung has drawn covers for Fantastic 4, Hulk, Avengers and much more. 

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Angela Pohousky kneels down to greet R2-D2. Pohousky came to the Fan Expo to meet Matt Smith, the star of Dr. Who, but ended up enjoying the atmosphere and fandom instead after he cancelled.

Featured Image: Giancarlo Esposito, who played Gus Fring on “Breaking Bad”, sternly points at the camera before leaving his signing booth to take a break. Photos by Edward Balusek / Editor-in-Chief

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Nicholas Friedman

Nicholas Friedman

Nicholas Friedman is the Editor In Chief of the North Texas Daily. In addition, he's had his work published at The Dallas Morning News, GuideLive and the Denton Record-Chronicle.

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