Dallas Comic Con: Fan Days 2015

Published on March 2nd, 2015

Stephen Amell is a real life super hero to one very special family.

So the very popular and still growing Dallas Comic Con presented some changes for their 2015 show schedule. Doing away with their “Sci Fi Expo” and moving “Fan Days” to be the February show, making room for Fan Expo Dallas in May and Dallas Comic Con in October. However with the amount of folks that turned out for the first show of the year it’s pretty clear the convention has temporarily outgrown the Irving space. I say temporarily because construction has commenced on an adjacent Hotel which will also have space available for shows. So until that day comes, it seems that elbow space will be hard to come by.

But all space issues aside, the team at Dallas Comic Con put on another fantastic show. Bringing in some of the Arrow Cast including favorites like Stephen Amell and John Barrowman, and a new face to the convention scene David Ramsey. All of whom were incredibly popular. A last minute cancellation by Dr. Who’s Billie Piper opened the door for a replacement by Alex Kingston. Her long line, was sign that it was a very welcome replacement at that.

The Walking Dead’s Melissa McBride also tended to what seemed a never ending line of folks dying to meet her. And they were all greeted with a warm smile and elaborate personalization. McBride really took the time to make each person who came through her line feel appreciated and valued. It was nice to see that. But it isn’t exactly a rare sight at a convention like this one. It’s such a great opportunity for a fan to meet the stars they admire and watch on T.V. every week.

The ultimate hero of the weekend went to Stephen Amell hands down though. Amell made it his job to make the show a very special experience for the Finch family who lost their unborn son at the end of 2014. He took the time to honor the memory of their son Damian Atticus Finch who was to be named after the son of Batman. He met with the family before his Panel on Saturday and put on a yellow batman shirt that he wore during the his panel, going above and beyond what anyone was expecting of him. Stephen Amell proved that being a super hero can extend beyond the screen where he plays one. He continues to do so with many charities he raises money for and if you would like to know how to help too you can visit his facebook page for more info on who he’s helping right now. https://www.facebook.com/stephenamell

So after 2 amazing jam packed days at Irving Convention Center. I would call the show a huge success and I’m looking forward to the big show in May out in Dallas! Get your tickets now and we will see you there!

 

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