OCTOBER 14-16, 2022

Irving Convention Center

Dallas Fan Festival

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COMMUNITY ZONE

Are you a local fan group, cosplay crew, gaming club, or nonprofit who loves the Dallas-Fort Worth Community? Then, apply to participate in the Dallas Fan Fest Community Zone! Located on the show floor, the Community Zone is a dynamic, engaging space to come together and celebrate the wonders of our pop culture community.

Please note: Applications for 2022 are now closed. Check back later for when 2023 applications open.

PET ADOPTION FEST

Animal lovers, ASSEMBLE! Are you ready to be a hero? Come and meet some super (cute!) dogs that need a forever home! Dallas Fan Festival's adoption fair will include shelters and rescues from across the Dallas community and connect you with pets and organizations that need your help. But wait, there's more! All of the adoptable friends will be putting their best paw forward in their favorite cosplays! When: Saturday, October 15 Where: In Programming Room B 

MUSIC & MORE WITH THE LAS COLINAS SYMPHONY

Experience the soundtrack of fandom like never before with the Las Colinas Symphony! Check the schedule for performances, panels, and event a musical petting zoo! 

TEXAS GAMING EMPIRE

Doing miss gaming at Dallas Fan Festival in Meeting Room #5! Texas Gaming Empire (TGE) is an esports organization that uses premium gaming experiences to unite the gaming community via tournaments, leagues (High School, College & Amateur) & special events, while increasing life skills, providing educational opportunities & creating career pathways for gamers! 

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. 

BROADWAY DALLAS

Broadway Dallas (f/k/a Dallas Summer Musicals) brings all of the top touring Broadway shows to Dallas each year.  Visit the Broadway Dallas booth to learn more about the incredible shows in coming season (which includes the blockbusters SIX and MOULIN ROUGE!) and the return of HAMILTON.  You can win tickets and other Broadway-themed prizes just by stopping by. 

GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHEAST TEXAS

Whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas serves girls and adult volunteers across 32 counties. To change the workforce pipeline in STEM and meet the urgent need for female voices, engagement and leadership in the fastest growing sector of the U.S. economy, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas opened the STEM Center of Excellence in 2018. The STEM Center is a 92-acre state-of-the-art camp just outside of Dallas where girls can experience programs in astronomy, robotics, coding, computer science and more. Recently, the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Board of Directors was recognized with Dallas Business Journal's Outstanding Directors Award and received the Luminary Award from SMU's Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Learn more at gsnetx.org or call 972-349-2400. 

CAUSE TO PLAY

Cause to Play is a non-profit organization comprised of cosplayers who volunteer for philanthropic and community events. 

DFW CRITTER CREW

A group dedicated to all things Critical Role and D&D.

DFW LUG

The Dallas/Fort Worth LEGO User Group is a diverse group of men and women passionate about the LEGO hobby! We have everyone from amateur hobbyists, set and minifig collectors, train enthusiasts, professional and semi-pro builders, TECHNIC and robotics experts, and even counselors who use LEGO bricks in therapy. 

DFW COSPLAY GALLIFREY

We are Cosplay Gallifrey but we are more then just a cosplay group. We are open to all fans of The Doctor and his adventures on Doctor Who. Our goal is to engage both current fans of the show and interest others who might be hearing of the show for the first time using a variety of interactive elements. 

STAR GARRISON OF THE 501ST

Since 1997, the costuming organization known as the 501st Legion has spread the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide through its authentic-looking costumes, and has become the leading force in fan-based charity events. The 501st, also known as "Vader's Fist", is truly dedicated to brightening the lives of those less-fortunate.  Be sure to drop by the booth and say hello to their members, get photos taken with the Star Wars props and characters, and inquire about how YOU might be able to join the Empire’s Finest! 

CLAN MURRAN

Clan Murraan that covers the North Texas area of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club.

KESSEL BASE REBEL LEGION

The mission of The Rebel Legion is threefold. First, we offer the costume enthusiast of the Star Wars hero characters a global community to enjoy, express, and share their costume talents. Secondly, the Legion also promotes the quality and improvement of Star Wars costumes. Thirdly and most importantly, we follow the lead of Lucasfilm Ltd. by giving back to the community through works of charity and volunteerism. 

CORUSCANT TEMPLE

Coruscant Temple is the DFW-based chapter for the global Saber Guild not-for-profit.  They perform choreographed lightsaber combat at a variety of charity, community, and pop-culture events.  They will be demonstrating their choreography at their booth space and providing opportunities for photos! 

R2 BUILDERS

 R2 Builders Club is an international community who build their own replica robots from the Star Wars universe. 

THE AVENGERS INITIATIVE

The Avengers Initiative is a Marvel Comics fan club dedicated to celebrating the Marvel Universe through costuming. The Avengers is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate.

DALLAS MOVIE REPLICAS

Dallas Movie Replicas is a prop builder that builds large scale props for an immersive experience. Come and sit upon the Iron Throne and claim your right as King or Queen of the Seven Kingdoms IF you can survive it!

OFFICAL SUPERNATURAL CAR

Screen used supernatural car setup with immersive photo op/mini photo shoot with all props and available costume pieces. Duo photo ops with available supernatural celebrities at booth, charity fundraising and handmade merchandise.

PLAN9 REPLICAS

Jurassic Park Display work Replica Vehicles and props for photo ops as well as replica props for sale.

UNIVERSE 7 PROPS

Universe 7 props is a Texas based prop company!