April 12 - 14, 2024

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

FAN EXPO Cleveland

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Community Zone

Come meet fellow fans and celebrate fandom in the Community Zone with booths run by local groups and organizations!

THE CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Cleveland Public Library serves their community with over 27 libraries in the Cleveland area including the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled. With a circulation of over 3.5 million items, it continues to be a vital resource for information, education, and entertainment for all ages.

THE CLEVELAND ASIAN FESTIVAL

The Cleveland Asian Festival is a quickly growing APPI community that highlights Cleveland's Asiatown, diversity, and Asian culture in Northeast Ohio. Head to their booth in the Community Zone to learn more about APPI culture and enjoy performances, see mascots, and more

NATIONAL COMMUNITY OF GAMERS

The National Community of Gamers is a club of game enthusiasts that brings together people of all ages for fun and adventure in all types of tabletop activities, including board games, miniature games, and role-playing games.

HAUNTED HINTS ESCAPE ROOM

Think you can escape? Put your skills to the test with the Haunted Hints Escape Room. Their games feature haunting, family-friended themes that are designed for players eight and up.

STAR WARS GALAXY UNITED

Star Wars: A Galaxy United is a costuming group that brings to life the characters from a galaxy far, far away to spread their love of Star Wars across Ohio while working with local charities. 

GHOSTBUSTERS CLEVELAND

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters Cleveland. When they're not out busting pesky poltergeists and keeping the city free of ectoplasmic slime, these paranormal elimination enthusiasts participate in community events that raise money and awareness for good causes in Northeast Ohio. 

THE FEDERATION

The Federation is a non-profit fan organization started by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and was designed to be today’s real-world version of the Federation seen in Star Trek. Based in Northern Ohio, The Federation has chapters around the world that strive to help those in need. 

THE USS LAGRANGE STAR TREK FAN CLUB

The USS Lagrange is a Star Trek and sci-fi club, as well as Northeast Ohio's Chapter of STARFLEET: The International Star Trek Fan Association. Their organization started over 30 years ago with the goal of bringing together those who share a love for the sci-fi franchise. 

RUBBER CITY COSPLAY

Rubber City Cosplay is an all-volunteer group based out of Akron, Ohio, whose mission is to celebrate cosplay and pop culture. Check out their free photo booth in the Community Zone to snap pics with props and cosplayers.

SQUARED CIRCLE COSPLAY

Squared Circle Cosplay is a group of cosplayers based out of the central Ohio area that combine their love of cosplay and wrestling to raise donations for charity and create smiles for kids.

UNITED CHAOS

United Chaos is a non-profit group of volunteer cosplayers and prop builders dedicated to inspiring and supporting the community through charity appearances and community events. With a focus on bringing cheer to children and adults alike, they collaborate with organizations like Make-A-Wish and A Special Wish Cleveland.

CPL PLAY

CPL Play, part of the Cleveland Public Library, offers a space for celebrating gaming culture while catering to a diverse and inclusive audience. Attendees can delve into the world of games, experience new technologies, explore the art and design behind gaming, and connect with others who share their passion both in-person and online. 

ODDMALL

Oddmall is one of Ohio's largest and most unique exhibitions showcasing work from hundreds of artists, crafters, entertainers, cosplayers, artisans, and purveyors of games. Stop by their booth to check out an assortment from their collections.

CYRANO'S PLACE

Cyrano's Place is an inclusive group that welcomes individuals of all skill levels to learn the three Olympic fencing disciplines of épée, foil, and saber. They'll also be putting on an intergalactic battle, so be sure to bring your Padawans as they go head-to-head in a mock Jedi tournament at their booth.

TWO RAVENS FENCING

Two Ravens Fencing School specializes in a variety of Western European sword disciplines ranging from medieval to modern épée fencing. They train in longsword, sword and buckler, poleaxe, and renaissance weapons. Welcoming all ages, genders, creeds, and cultures, they encourage visitors to join the fun and explore the art of swordsmanship at FAN EXPO.

SKY CIRCUS CLEVELAND

Sky Circus Cleveland fosters an extraordinary atmosphere focused on personal growth, self-knowledge, and pride through aerial arts, dance, and circus. They offer circus education, classes, and entertainment for individuals of all ages, while aiming to build an empowered, fun-loving community.

SIEGEL & SCHUSTER SOCIETY

The Siegel & Shuster Society, a non-profit volunteer organization that honors the legacy of Superman's creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. They organize events and activities that celebrate Cleveland as the "Birthplace of Superman," emphasizing the character's significance to the community. 

THE SUPERHERO PROJECT

The Superhero Project empowers youth with illnesses and disabilities by creating superhero alter egos that embody their strengths and aspirations. This non-profit organization collaborates with artists to visually represent these unique identities and has over 1450 participants from around the world.

SAFY OF OHIO

Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) of Ohio is a non-profit foster care and adoption agency. They specialize in therapeutic foster care, family preservation services, outpatient mental health services, and helping to facilitate adoptions from foster care for foster parents and kinship providers.