June 17 - 19, 2022

Irving Convention Center


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The Holiday Cheer Cosplay Competition

Put a holiday twist on your cosplay and compete! This exhibition style contest asks Cosplayers to envision their favorite characters in their Holiday best! The top two crowd favorites will be sleighing away with Tickets to FAN EXPO Dallas 2022! Sign up on site.

Time: 2:30 PM on the Cosplay Red Carpet 

Holiday Trivia!

Are you a Holiday Special specialist? Test your holiday pop culture knowledge at our Trivia games for a chance to win some cool prizes!

Time: 12:15 PM and 3:30 PM on the Cosplay Red Carpet

The Epic Indoor Snowball Fight!

Texas might not get a lot of snow, but that shouldn’t stop you from indulging in this classic winter tradition! Grab a snowball, build a “snow” fort and battle it out for snow supremacy.

Time: All Day

Make A Geeky Gift Tag station

Add some geeky holiday cheer to your gift when you make fun pop culture themed gift tag! While Supplies Last. 

Time: All Day


Find the perfect gift for your favorite fan! Or treat yo’self! Shopping galore with more than 100 vendors, artists and makers. 


Come and meet comic pros like Tone Rodriguez, Terry Parr, David Doub, and more. Visit with the pros, ask questions, and buy prints and commissions. It's a great time to chat with the creators, learn about their work, find out how they got started, and get insider scoops on what their next big project is. View the list of comic guests here.


Do you recognize the man under the beard? Why it’s Santa Brad, fresh off a stint with the Orange Army and one of the official helpers to the Big Man himself. Come say hello, take a photo at our Nerd Pole, and bring your letter to Santa. We’ll deliver it back to the North Pole personally! 

Making a special appearance and joining Santa Brad, it’s Buddy Elf, aka Luke of the Orange Army.

Never one to miss a jolly good time, Luke will be at the Holiday Market to take charge of our “nerdy or nice” list. Which list are you on? You’ll find Buddy Elf at the Cosplay Red Carpet – watch for the schedule closer to show time.


Get ready for the Holiday Red Carpet! Show off your Holiday Cosplay and get your free photo taken by the Official Red Carpet Photographer!

Time: 1:00 PM on the Cosplay Red Carpet

Justin O’Keith Creative will once again be the Official Cosplay Red Carpet photographer!

Want more photos? Get the best shots of your amazing holiday Cosplay when you stop by his booth!


Bring your camera and take amazing selfies with all the cosplayers feeling that holiday spirit. You may even be able to find that perfect family shot for this year’s holiday card that will make everyone on your list green with envy! #mostfunfamily 


Let's raise funds for the North Texas Food Bank. Our elves will be on hand to wrap your presents in nerdy gift wrap – take one more thing off your festive to-do list! Suggested donation – $5 cash at the gift wrap table. Thank you to the Volunteers from FAN EXPO Dallas's Orange Army for sharing the holiday spirit and their time.