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Doctor Who’s Matt Smith Headlines Dallas Fan Days


From Dallas Fan Days —


Dallas Fan Days returns for pop culture lovers with many celebrity guests


Dallas Fan Days – one of the best comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming events in Texas – is set to return Oct. 20-22, 2017, at the Irving Convention Center. This fall’s 3-day event is packed with exciting family-friendly activities, celebrity and comic guests, costumed characters from television and movies, an artist alley and much more!

Matt Smith, who is best known for his role as the Eleventh Doctor in the BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who, will be on hand to meet fans and share his experiences as the iconic Doctor.

“We are always looking for some of the brightest and most memorable stars, creators, and cosplayers to bring to Irving every year,” said Andrew Moyes, Vice President for Dallas Fan Days. “With the addition of stars from Stranger ThingsRiverdale and Game of Thrones, the anticipation for this fall’s event became palpable among our fan base. We look forward to delivering the ultimate fan experience and celebrating the worlds of comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and fantasy from television, movies and, of course, comic books and graphic novels.”


This year’s announced guests also include:

  • Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things)
  • Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things)
  • Mara Wilson (Matilda)
  • Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale)
  • Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead)
  • Ruth Connell (Supernatural)’
  • Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones)
  • Graham McTavish (The Hobbit)


Comic Guests include:

  • Tom Grummet: Legendary Illustrator
  • Rob Guillory: Chew
  • Michael Golden: Legendary Artist
  • Sam De La Rosa: The Amazing Spider-man Venom
  • David Degrand: Spongebob Squarepants
  • Joe Eisma: Riverdale
  • Doug Hazlewood: Legendary Inker
  • Andy Hirsh: Science Comics
  • Ryan Kincaid: Grimm Fairy Tales
  • Andrew Mangum: Hatchet
  • Danita Mangum: Pink Panther
  • Emily Rose: Illustrator
  • Anoosha Syed: Illustrator
  • Matthew Warlick: Illustrator
  • Renee Witterstaetter: Eva Ink


For the full list of appearances and family-friendly activities, tickets and other information, please visit Stay connected with the show for announcements and updates by registering for their newsletter, and following them on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. For vendor information, please click here. Those interested in volunteering can find more information here.


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