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Thursday, June 14, 2012
It is uncertain whether or not Ben Stevens, original founder of the DFW Toy Show, knew when he founded the Dallas Sci-Fi Expo and Comic Con in 1994 that it would grow to the enormous heights that it has grown to by today.
Starting out as a modest convention and meet and greet for fans of the comic book industry, Dallas Comic Con (DCC) has just celebrated its most widely attended year in history. Bringing in several thousand fans during this year’s 2012 event, the expo brought in thousands of attendees – 15,000 to be exact. The 2012 numbers just about doubled the event’s 2011 totals giving us yet another reason to believe “everything is bigger in Texas.”
The stellar must-see celebrity guest roster likely played a large part in drawing in droves of cosplay, comic, sci-fi, and pop culture media enthusiasts. Who could miss an event featuring two of the biggest names in comic and sci-fi – Stan Lee (Comic Book Legend) and Patrick Stewart (the also legendary Captain Jean Luc Picard of Star Trek)? Other media guests included Summer Glau (River from Firefly), James Marsters (Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Laura Vandervoort (Supergirl from Smallville), and more. Guests from the comic realm included Cully Hamner (co-creator of RED with Warren Ellis), Doug Sneyd (Playboy cartoonist), and George Perez (DC Superman artist) among others.
If you missed this year’s spring event, you might want to consider attending one of the DCC’s fall 2012 happenings. Don’t forget to check their website for details and don’t forget to plan your event costume in the meantime! At Moon Costumes we have you covered!
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