Dallas FAN FESTIVAL is less than one month away, and fans are already getting their costumes ready to participate in the pop culture playground’s many activities, contests, and special events that put creativity front and center during the three-day event running from Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16, 2022, at the Irving Convention Center located at 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX 75039.
While Dallas FAN FESTIVAL’s perennial main attractions include celebrity photo ops and meet and greets, the chance to meet legendary comic book creators, and an unrivaled shopping experience, this year, they have introduced specialty programming that embraces the spookiness of the Halloween season and newly introduced theme days.
The theme days are:
FRIDAY COLOR FEST - AN ART EXPLOSION! Comics, cosplay, chalk art, painting, and more - come explore the diversity and creativity of art in pop culture!
HAUNTED SATURDAY - A HORROR FEST! Calling all ghouls, ghosts, and ghastly fiends, you won't want to miss this year's horrifying panels, terrifying activities, and monstrous cosplays!
FAMILY FUN FEST on SUNDAY! Dance parties, crafts, carnival games, lightsabers, and more - it's time for fun for the whole family!
Dallas FAN FESTIVAL show organizers have also announced the following contests and competitions and encourage attendees to get those creative juices flowing now!
AMAZING(LY TERRIFYING) RACE
The race is on! Grab a friend and prepare to face monsters, makeup, and more in a series of 'horrifying' challenges that will test all your skills and see if you can survive the terror!
PUMPKIN CREATION CONTEST
The Dallas FAN FESTIVAL Pumpkin Creation Contest is an opportunity to celebrate creativity and engage the local community in both the creation and enjoyment of attendee submissions. Participants will compete for prize packs and tickets to FAN EXPO Dallas 2023 and the audience will decide who is the Dallas FAN FESTIVAL Champion Pumpkin Creator!
When: Friday, October 14, the winner will be announced on Sunday, October 16
Can you feel the monster creeping up behind you?! Will you be ready when you discover that the call is coming from INSIDE the house?! It's time to crown the Scream Supreme of Dallas FAN FESTIVAL 2022! So, take a deep breath and let out your most blood-curdling screech and let the audience decide who is the Scream Supreme!
MONSTEROUS COSPLAY CONTEST
Do you have the most monstrous or horrifying cosplay at Dallas FAN FESTIVAL 2022?! Come and show off your skills in this horror-themed cosplay competition and see if you're the scariest of them all
CHALK ART CONTEST
The Dallas FAN FESTIVAL Chalk Art Contest is an opportunity to celebrate the creativity of chalk art and appreciate both the process and the final creation! Participants will compete for prizes and FAN FESTIVAL attendees will vote on their favorite creation!
When: Friday, October 14 @ 3:00 – 6:00 pm, winners will be announced on Sunday, October 16
COSPLAY 'MASHUP' CONTEST
The Dallas FAN FESTIVAL Cosplay “MASHUP” contest takes cosplay to the next level! What cosplays, characters, or themes will you put together to create the ultimate, unique expression of fandom!? Participants will compete for prize packs and tickets to FAN EXPO Dallas 2023 and the audience will decide who is the Dallas FAN FESTIVAL Mashup Champion!
When: Friday, October 14 at 6 pm
Tickets are on sale now. Hours and information are available at fanexpohq.com/dallasfanfestival.
DETAILS: Dallas FAN FESTIVAL runs Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16, 2022
Friday, October 14 from 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P. M.
Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, October 16 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
The Irving Convention Center is located at 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX 75039