MAY 3 - 5, 2024

Pennsylvania Convention Center

FAN EXPO Philadelphia


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Community Zone

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

Amazing Spiderlings

Amazing Spiderlings are a nonprofit cosplay charity team, established in January 2019.

Their team collects donations in the name of The National Brain Tumor Society and The Breast Cancer Foundation, by hand crafting items such as necklaces and bracelets. The members of the Amazing Spiderlings come from all over the east coast including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia, and recruit new members every month.

Clan Mav Oya’la of the Mando Mercs

Mav Oya’la (pronounced, Mav-oy-a-la), is the Pennsylvania-based clan of the Mando Mercs, the elite Mandalorian costuming organization. They are a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans and volunteers.

Follow Clan Mav Oya’la on Facebook.

Cosplay Philadelphia

Cosplay Philadelphia has been the online and in real life hub for anyone with love for the cosplay, nerdy, and otaku subcultures since 2014. We bring our love for cosplay to schools, nightlife, conventions, and more with our unique games, panels, and creative content across the country......taking a little bit of Philly with us.

Follow Cosplay Philadelphia on Facebook:

The Finest: A G.I. Joe Costume Club

The Finest: A G.I. Joe Costume Club is the world’s premier G.I. Joe costuming organization and has expanded to include more than 350 members in approximately 40 states and nine countries. The club celebrates G.I. Joe through the creation and wearing of high-quality costumes and props based on canon characters from the G.I. Joe Universe at conventions, parades, and other pop-culture events worldwide.

The Finest also collects donations and raises awareness for military charities, such as K9s for Warriors, a non-profit organization that rescues dogs from high-kill shelters and trains them to be service animals for veterans with PTSD.

Visit The Finest booth for free photos with G.I. Joe characters and props!

For more information about The Finest, click here.

Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion

Garrison Carida is a group of community-minded volunteers serving Central and Eastern Pennsylvania who, through portraying the nefarious characters (or Dark Side characters) of the Star Wars films and other media, participate in, and spearhead public service initiatives, charity events, promotional appearances, and public gatherings to benefit the community.

Follow Garrison Carida on Facebook.

Ghost Base of the Rebel Legion

Ghost Base serves Pennsylvania and Delaware for the Rebel Legion, an international Star Wars costuming group representing good guy characters from the Star Wars universe. Focused on charity and our love for all things Star Wars.

Follow Ghost Base Rebel Legion on Facebook.

Heroes For Heroes

Heroes For Heroes Philadelphia is a team of dedicated cosplayers giving back to their community through their shared passion for the hope that superheroes can inspire in everyone. Founded in 2019, the group comprises volunteers with over a decade of experience with both costumes and charity events. In the past, Heroes for Heroes Philadelphia members have supported events benefitting Alex's Lemonade Stand, the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, Shriner's Children's Hospital, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and the Elmwood Park Zoo.

Heroes for Heroes Philadelphia works with other cosplay volunteer groups in the greater Delaware Valley and throughout the state of Pennsylvania and is always looking for new members to join in and suit up for a good cause.

The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association

The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association (The HSPPA) is a not-for-profit museum of screen used and production made props, costumes, and film relics that focus on the Horror & Science Fiction genres with a sub-branching into the superhero/comic book, fantasy, thriller, and action genres. Our mission is to preserve these iconic pieces of filmic history and bring them to the fans to forge unforgettable experiences. With nearly 30 featured exhibitors we are able to reach across the continental U.S. and create life-long memories for all fans of all genres.

Follow The HSPPA on Facebook.

Hoshi’s Nerd Squad

Hoshi's Nerd Squad is a team of Otakus and Nerds from different ethnicities and ages who promote cospositivity in the cosplay community. They also are cosplayers, prop makers, content creators and variety streamers on Twitch. Hoshi's does charity work under and registered with Alex's Lemonade Stand at cons, have done press work with anime voice actors and also do part time photography. The team consists of 12 team members ranging from ages 13+ from Central New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Florida. They are also LGBTQ+ friendly and a safe zone team for LGBTQ+. Come by our booth so we can meet you all!

Follow Hoshi’s Nerd Squad on Facebook

Pennsylvania Browncoats

The Pennsylvania Browncoats is a group of more than 700 fans of the short-lived, space western TV series Firefly located in or near the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We organize social events, such as billiards, bowling, camping, game nights, and movie nights, as well as charitable activities, such as the Can’t Stop the Serenity ( screenings of the Serenity movie and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog web series, benefiting charities such as Equality Now ( We’ve hosted and often attend the Browncoat Ball (, an annual, fancy shindig by Browncoats for Browncoats.

Costume malfunction? Stop by our booth and take advantage of our Cosplay Repair Station!

Follow Pennsylvania Browncoats on Facebook.

Project Stardate

Project Stardate was started to help promote and grow Star Trek fandom. To do this we created a traveling showcase of production and screen used props, costumes and set pieces.  Our goal is to present an up-close and in person display that would not only excite but inspire both new and old fans. We hope to continue to grow with the support of our fans and bring new and exciting displays to The Next Generation.

Follow Project Stardate on Facebook.

Philadelphia Avengers

The Philadelphia Avengers is a charity based cosplay group. Our mission is to take the thing we love, cosplaying, and turn it into something positive that helps Philadelphia and its surrounding areas. We make appearances at schools, hospitals, and charity events to bring a SUPER experience to the children we serve. Be sure to check us out, get some FREE pictures taken with us, and enter in one of our charity raffles. And while we don't have real superpowers, we feel like we can change the world.

Follow the Philadelphia Avengers on Facebook.

USS Sovereign

We are a Star Trek and Sci-Fi fan club located in Philadelphia, PA. We are the oldest ship in Philadelphia, launched in June 1990 and still going strong 32 years later. We enjoy hanging out and having fun with others who enjoy sci-fi, horror, and fantasy as well. Don’t let our name fool you; we are so much more than Science Fiction. Our crew is comprised of all genres of geeky goodness. We love fantasy and horror, comic books, anime, steampunk, and anything else we can shake a stick at! And we love our charity and doing charity work. So, why don’t you join us on our continuing mission to find all forms of fun? Whether it be a convention, Ren Faire, or a sing a-long, if it’s fun, we are there!

Follow USS Sovereign on Facebook.