March 24 - 26, 2023

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

FAN EXPO Cleveland

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SCI-FI & FANTASY ATTRACTIONS

Take off into a vast new world of sci-fi & fantasy fueled interactive experiences. Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive sci-fi & fantasy updates.

MEET YOUR FAVORITE SCI-FI & FANTASY CELEBRITIES

From the wilds of a mysterious forest to the depths of space, come meet the actors behind your favorite Sci-Fi and Fantasy movies and TV shows. These FANtastical actors will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos, and meet with their fans.

SCI-FI & FANTASY PANELS AND MORE!

Do you love The Shire? Maybe you want to debate the layout of the Rocinante versus Serenity? Then you won't want to miss FAN EXPO Cleveland's Sci-Fi and Fantasy programming. From discussions, debates, cosplay, and gaming, there is something for everyone! Check the daily schedule closer to show time to find out when and where the fun happens.

JEDI KNIGHT LIGHTSABER BATTLES

Ready to test your lightsaber skills in the chaos of combat?! Then get ready for the FAN EXPO Cleveland Jedi knight Lightsaber Battles - these trials will provide (safe) sabers for a full contact battle to find the Chosen One. Jedi Knight Battles will be open to warriors 13 years of age and older - check the schedule for specific days/times and for Padawan Battles.
NOTE: all participants and/or guardians are required to sign a safety waiver.

STAR WARS INVASION

Attendees beware - Star Wars has invaded the show floor! Step aside and clear the red carpet as Darth Vader leads a procession of stormtroopers, officers, rebels, Jedi, Mandalorians, and more across the show floor!

GREATER CLEVELAND FILM COMMISSION

What to learn more about your favorite sci-fi and fantasy films? Then come join the Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) to see what happens behind the camera and discover which of your favorite films were filmed right here in Cleveland. The (GCFC) is a 501(c)3 that attracts economic investment and job creation to Northeast Ohio by ADVOCATING for legislation that drives spending to Ohio, ATTRACTING media production to choose this region as their base of operations, and EDUCATING the local workforce with the skills to fill the local jobs in this industry.

LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAY

Get ready for adventure! Gisido is a Live Action Role-Playing (LARP) organization based in Central Ohio, offering compelling role-play, engaging combat, and immersive scenes. Escape the daily grind and enter a world where fantasy becomes reality, and where anyone can do anything!

JEDI, ELVES, & MUSKATEERS, OH MY!

Whether you're fighting for the survival of Middle Earth or striving to harness the power of the Force, it's time to train! Join Cyrano's Place fencing team for themed training sessions, demos, and tournaments all weekend long!

SCI-FI & FANTASY COSPLAY MEET UPS

From Star Wars and Doctor Who to House of the Dragon and Lord of the Rings, FAN EXPO Cleveland will feature sci-fi and fantasy themed Cosplay Meet-Ups all weekend long. Meet like-minded fans, celebrate all things sci-fi and fantasy, and get a picture to remember! Watch for a schedule of specific fandom meet-ups closer to show time.

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