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William Shatner as Captain Kirk

Celebrating Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary, Legendary Captain Kirk to Officially Open Convention with Free Presentation on June 3

Half a century ago, Capt. James T. Kirk and his brave crew embarked on a 5-year mission into the final frontier, exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilizations, and sparking a popular culture phenomenon that touched the lives of millions the world over. In celebration of this momentous anniversary, FAN EXPO DALLAS™ — formerly Dallas Comic Con, Texas’ largest convention for lovers of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming and more — will be hosting a free presentation by William Shatner, the actor who made the role of Star Trek’s Capt. Kirk famous, at noon, Friday, June 3, 2016, at the Dallas Convention Center.

This event is completely free and open to the public — no ticket purchases are necessary.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. for photo ops with Shatner, followed at noon by the half-hour presentation during which the actor (and writer, producer, director and singer) will regale the audience with his favorite tales from the bridge of the USS Enterprise and beyond. Afterwards, Shatner will be available during an autograph session.

Photo ops and autographs are an additional charge of $85 and $80, respectively.

PHOTOS CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE.

Other appearances happening during the three days of FAN EXPO DALLAS 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 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 Daredevil, 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. 

FAN EXPO DALLAS is a shopper’s paradise, with more than 600 retailers specializing in everything comics, anime, gaming, science fiction and horror. Whether it’s comic books from any era, original artwork, graphic novels, memorabilia, games, toys or T-shirts, you will find it all here.

Tickets and packages (including exclusives and perks) to FAN EXPO DALLAS start at $25 and can be purchased online (http://fanexpodallas.com/tickets/) or at the box office on site. Ticket prices are:

  • Friday: $25 advance, $30 door
  • Saturday: $50, advance, $55 door
  • Sunday: $40 advance, $45 door
  • Three-day pass: $89 advance, $95 door

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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