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The FHQ Newsletter

Welcome to The FHQ, the ultimate fan-stop for everything in the world of pop culture including TV, film, anime, horror, comics and more. It spotlights the talented cosplayers, creators, and comments on our feed, And of course, there will be chances to win cool swag. 

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NEW EDITION


RENDEZ-VIEW
RENDEZ-VIEW

THE CONJURING 3

Is The Conjuring 3 really that scary? We reviewed the new movie from the supernatural horror series.

BE AFRAID
FAN-TASTY TEST KITCHEN
FAN-TASTY TEST KITCHEN

PRIDE RECIPE

To celebrate Pride, Chef Marcus created a fantastical Luca-inspired recipe to get us dancing.

TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS
GEEKY ASTROLOGY
GEEKY ASTROLOGY

JUNE EDITION

It seems like EVERYONE was in the Space Jam trailer, but where do you fit in based on your zodiac?

C'MON AND SLAM

CREATOR OF THE MONTH
CREATOR OF THE MONTH

MEET VENUS ENVY

In this edition, Venus Envy discusses the similarities and differences between drag and cosplay and gives advice to anyone just starting out in their drag career.

READ INTERVIEW
LET'S RANK
LET'S RANK

BEST LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CHAMPS FOR BEGINNERS

Choose your Champion! Our resident LoL gamer breaks down the top roles and positions for beginners.

PLAY ON
SPOTLIGHT
SPOTLIGHT

VAMP

We’re shining the spotlight on VAMP and giving you a sneak peek of what to expect at MEGACON Orlando 2021.

LEARN MORE

TRAVEL GUIDE
TRAVEL GUIDE

THE WORLD OF POKÉMON SNAP

Ready to find your next (virtual) vacation spot? Our travel expert has made a guide just for you! 

WELCOME TO LENTAL

MAY 2021 EDITION


COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

221BDISNEY (EMILY) 

In this edition, 221bdisney (Emily) discusses her passion for storytelling and tells us who her ‘cosplay mom’ is. 

READ INTERVIEW
GEEKY ASTROLOGY
GEEKY ASTROLOGY

A JEDI, A DROID, OR A GUNGAN?

Discover who your Star Wars co-pilot is based on your personality.  

PUNCH IT CHEWIE
RENDEZ-VIEW
RENDEZ-VIEW

INVINCIBLE

We review Invincible in all of its superpowered and gory splendor. 

SPOILERS AHEAD

TEAM PICKS
TEAM PICKS

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ZOMBIE MOVIE?

*Uuugghhhhh* Ahem, we mean, in anticipation of ‘Army of the Dead,’ the FAN EXPO Team picks their all-time fave zombie flicks.

VIEW OUR PICKS
DEEP DIVE
DEEP DIVE

ENTER THE GRISHAVERSE

New to crossing the fold? We’ve compiled basic facts to help you on your journey into the Grishaverse.

SUMMON THE LIGHT
YouTube Channel Preview
YouTube Channel Preview

INTRODUCING FAN EXPO HQ CHANNEL 

Our YouTube Channel is getting an overhaul – here’s your first look at upcoming videos, featuring Sean Astin and Darren Criss!

TAKE A LOOK

April 2021 Edition


COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

MEET BRI ROSE

The Orlando cosplayer talks about joining a whole new cosplay world with The Little Mermaid’s Ariel.

READ INTERVIEW
TEAM PICKS
TEAM PICKS

HOBBIT PERSONALITY

The HQ team figures out which hobbit most resembles our personality: Sam, Frodo, Merry, or Pippin.  

EXPLORE THE FELLOWSHIP
FAN MEETUPS RECAP
FAN MEETUPS RECAP

VIRTUAL Q&A WITH TAYA MILLER & BRAD R LAMBERT 

Taya Miller and Brad R Lambert joined FAN MEETUPS Orlando for an epic virtual Q&A.


LEARN MORE

GEEKY ASTROLOGY
GEEKY ASTROLOGY

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS EDITION

Embrace destiny and discover a new you with our fiery D&D horoscopes for the month of April. 

CHOOSE YOUR CLASS
FACTUALLY OBSCURE
FACTUALLY OBSCURE

THE LONG HISTORY OF HOBBITS

From the Stoors, Harfoots, and Fallohides, discover how they found the shire. 

MERRY TIMES AWAIT
LET'S RANK
LET'S RANK

ULTIMATE MCU PRINCE

Which character in the MCU is the greatest prince: Thor, T’Challa or Tony Stark?

GET YOUR CROWN

FAN MEETUPS RECAP
FAN MEETUPS RECAP

THE MUSIC OF DISNEY ON BROADWAY

The Dr. Phillips Center presented a very magical night with The Music of Disney on Broadway! 

LEARN MORE

MARCH 2021 EDITION


Let's Rank
Let's Rank

MORTAL KOMBAST KAST

Revel in our ranking of 2021’s upcoming MK competitors. Who will win the tournament? Let's find out.

CHOOSE YOUR FATALITY
TEAM PICKS
TEAM PICKS

INSPIRATIONAL FICTIONAL WOMEN

In honor of International Women's Day earlier this month, we're sharing the fictional women who've inspired us.

GET INSPIRED
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

MEET LEXI VAUGHAN COSPLAY

The Orlando cosplayer talks about the epic process it took to cosplay Frozen’s Elsa.

READ INTERVIEW

FAN MEETUPS RECAP
FAN MEETUPS RECAP

COSPLAY CONVERSATION WITH MEGAN JANE

Fans were webbed up with awesome tips from the cosplayer and her love for MJ from Spider-Man.

LEARN MORE
FACTUALLY OBSCURE
FACTUALLY OBSCURE

HISTORY OF WOMEN IN COMICS 

Marvel at the past and present of heroines like Wonder Woman, Storm, and how they inspire readers today.

GRAB YOUR LASSO
GEEKY ASTROLOGY
GEEKY ASTROLOGY

LANTERN CORPS EDITION

Let your horoscope shine bright and discover which Lantern ring fits your personality.

RELEASE YOUR RING

OUTDOOR SHOWS & EVENTS
OUTDOOR SHOWS & EVENTS

DR. PHILLIPS CENTER

During Frontyard Festival™, presented by AdventHealth, you'll love live entertainment, unique experiences, and dinner and drinks delivered to your socially distant box.

VIEW MEETUPS

February 2021 Edition


Let's Rank
Let's Rank

GAME TO MOVIE ADAPTATIONS

What classifies as a 'good' movie, or even a 'good' game for that matter. In this month's Let's Rank we break down the highs and lows of Hollywood's recent game to movie adaptations. Prepare for a system update. 

READY PLAYER ONE
Geeky Astrology
Geeky Astrology

FEBRUARY EDITION

The cards are all out on the table for this one. In our first edition of Geeky Astrology we deep dive into your feels and uncover what you desire most in February. Take it from us, the "experts". 

WHAT'S YOUR SIGN?
DEEP DIVE
DEEP DIVE

BLACK COMIC CREATORS

February is Black History Month, so in honor of this event, we are focusing on some of our favorite African-American comic creators. From Black Panther to Captain America.

READ ON

Cosplayer of the Month
Cosplayer of the Month

MEET MARI

Cosplayer extraordinaire Mari talks to us about their first time cosplaying, tips on starting out, and who their cosplay crush is. 

READ INTERVIEW
Team Picks
Team Picks

BOOK SPEEDRUN

We’ve all had books that pulled us in and hooked us so hard that we couldn’t put them down. Here are the books that kept us reading and reading and reading until the very end.

TURN THE PAGE
FAN MEETUPS RECAPS
FAN MEETUPS RECAPS

PIXAR TRIVIA

Here’s what happened at the awesome Pixar Trivia event. 

CHECK IT OUT

PAST EDITIONS


COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

MEET TYREEK DAVIS

Tyreek tells us about his first cosplay, his cosplans for 2021 and more!

READ INTERVIEW
TEAM PICKS
TEAM PICKS

CHARACTER REFRESH

A new year means a new chance for some of these characters stories to be told again, but better this time. We’ve got some ideas on how to do that, so here they are in this month’s picks: Character Refresh. 

REBOOT
RENDEZ-VIEW
RENDEZ-VIEW

WANDAVISION

With a blast from the past and 'snap' into a new reality as  MARVEL viewers are transported to a place our heroes have never been before...60's suburbia? Stay tuned as we cover weekly episodes of Disney+ latest hit WandaVision.

CAST A SPELL

BEST COMMENTS
BEST COMMENTS

JANUARY EDITION

Your Best Comments this month are wild and hilarious so hop on in and check 'em out.

LET'S LOL
2021 GUIDE
2021 GUIDE

NERDY SELF-CARE

After a long year of patience and uncertainty, 2021 is the perfect time to invest in yourself. What could be better than TV binges and ZOOM parties you might ask? Check out our Top 5 Tips for the Ultimate Nerdy Self Care Guide.


PUT YOUR FEET UP
DEEP DIVE TIMELINES
DEEP DIVE TIMELINES

BATMAN BEYOND

This month marks the 22nd anniversary of the debut of Batman Beyond a Warner Bros. Animation series produced in conjunction with DC Comics. Time to DEEP DIVE into the mythos behind the critically acclaimed series.

DIVE IN

MOST ANTICIPATED
MOST ANTICIPATED

DISNEY SHOWS FOR 2021 & BEYOND

Last year Disney Investor Day touched on projects already in public knowledge during the event but NOBODY expected the sheer amount of announcements that came out! Here’s a helpful reminder of some of the shows that are coming you way in 2021.

THIS IS THE WAY
TEAM PICKS
TEAM PICKS

EPIC HOLIDAY SHOWDOWN

The Grinch VS. Santa. The FAN EXPO team determines once and for all which of these holiday titans would win in a fight.



BATTLE OF THE CENTURY
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

MEET MEGAN JANE ART

The Orlando cosplayer details her New Year’s plans including completing “in progress” costumes.

READ INTERVIEW

LET'S RANK
LET'S RANK

2020’S BEST POP CULTURE TRENDS 

Here are the some of the best moments of 2020.  From Among Us to TV reunions, these trends kept our spirits high.

HOP IN THE TIME MACHINE
HOLIDAY DIY GUIDE
HOLIDAY DIY GUIDE

GEEKY ORNAMENTS

Is it really the holidays without Baby Yoda, Spider-Man ornaments? We didn’t think so.


GET CRAFTY
FACTUALLY OBSCURE
FACTUALLY OBSCURE

HOLIDAY TREATS & MAGICAL RITUALS 

Dig into how iconic fantasy authors were inspired by unique food traditions.

GET COOKIN'

BEST COMMENTS
BEST COMMENTS

DECEMBER PICKS 

End the year on a laughing note with Your Best Comments this month! 


LET'S LOL
CREW APPRECIATION
CREW APPRECIATION

RECOGNIZING OUR CREW

To be a part of the Crew Team is to be a hero among heroes. Learn more about our Crew's role in creating unforgettable experiences for our guests and attendees.  

LEARN MORE
Team Picks
Team Picks

Amateur Artist Hour

The HQ team attempts to draw obscure Star Trek characters going on nothing but their name. This will not go well.


Discover More

Cosplayer Of The Month
Cosplayer Of The Month

Sailor Virgo Cosplay

The Orlando cosplayer details their lust for good Fullmetal Alchemist cosplay and fighting perfectionism.

Read Interview
FAN MEETUP RECAP
FAN MEETUP RECAP

Horror Movie Trivia

Here’s what happened at the awesome Horror Movie Trivia event.

Discover More
Best Comments
Best Comments

November Picks

Keep warm with laughter and check out Your Best Comments this month!

Let's LOL

DEEP DIVE
DEEP DIVE

What You Didn't Know (or Forgot) About Skyrim

Here’s an invaluable rundown on the little known deets on the iconic action RPG.

Equip Your Knowledge Shield
LET'S RANK
LET'S RANK

Favorite Fandom Feasts

From Pan’s Labyrinth to Willy Wonka, your stomach will roar to life going through this delicious list.

Prepare To Be Hungry
Factually Obscure
Factually Obscure

Why Our Brains Love Gaming

Is it the convenience? the competition? the story-telling? Dig deeper and find out why gaming has become the peak obsession of our inner psyche.

Press Play

Rendez-View
Rendez-View

The Mandalorian S2

With our Baby Yoda plushies in tow, we give you the low-down on what we loved or didn’t love in the new episodes.

The Child Beckons You
Rendez-View
Rendez-View

The Haunting of Bly Manor 

For the love of horror and horrors of love - we welcome you to the gates of Bly Manor. Upon arrival, we will show you everything there is to love about this Haunting story, and everything there is to fear. 

Read Our Review
LET'S RANK
LET'S RANK

The Long and Undead History of Zombies

From Thriller to The Walking Dead, we explore the history of these treasured baddies throughout pop culture.

Prepare to Debate

COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

Alyson Tabbitha

The Orlando cosplayer teaches us the importance of setting deadlines and shares how her love of art got her into cosplay.

Read Interview
TEAM PICKS
TEAM PICKS

Horror Flick Twist Endings

The FAN EXPO team shares the unforgettable movie surprises that still haunt us.  

View Our Picks
YOUR BEST COMMENTS
YOUR BEST COMMENTS

October Picks

Your Best Comments this month are scarily funny so hop on in and check 'em out.

Let's Freak Out

FACTUALLY OBSCURE
FACTUALLY OBSCURE

Are Vampires Real?

From countless graves to tuberculosis, we investigate the fiction and real-life origins of those pesky bloodsuckers.

BARE YOUR FANGS
DEEP DIVE
DEEP DIVE

The Dark Side of Fairy Tales

Learn about the gruesome and dark fairy tales that inspired the stories and films you love.

Prepare Yourself
LET’S RANK
LET’S RANK

Millennial Disney Channel Movies 

Remember the Cheetah Girls, Proud Family, or Get a Clue? We do, and we’ve picked the best of the bunch.

Prepare to Debate

COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH
COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH

Taya Miller

In this new edition, Taya Miller shares when she felt like she first “belonged” in the cosplay community and why My Hero Academia is important to her.

Read Interview
TEAM PICKS
TEAM PICKS

Our Fave Fantasy Worlds

Once upon a time, the FAN EXPO team dreamed of being in a world full of flying creatures and nice things.

View Our Picks
YOUR BEST COMMENTS
YOUR BEST COMMENTS

DO IT FOR THE LIKES

The Fall has risen. But these comments are non stop so check out Your Best Comments this month! 

Let’s LOL

History of Dice
History of Dice

History of Dice

From Dungeons & Dragons to Monopoly, dice have roots that span as far as Egypt and Medieval times.

Roll the Dice
DEEP DIVE
DEEP DIVE

The Suicide Squad

Bloodsport, Blackguard, Javelin, oh my! Here’s the rundown on the vast amount of characters in the new DC movie.

Equip Your Knowledge Shield
FAN MEETUPS
FAN MEETUPS

HARRY POTTER TRIVIA 

Here’s what happened at the super "magical" Harry Potter Trivia Night.

ACCIO Article!

Team Picks
Team Picks

FLICKS THAT FUEL OUR FEARS

Irrational fear R’ Us. These are the films that accidentally create our worst nightmares


Cosplayer of the Month
Cosplayer of the Month

KRISTINA MARIA

The Orlando cosplayer tells us their inspirations, advice for new fans, and day-to-day hurdles in making cosplay looks.

Cat Fight
Cat Fight

FAST FANTASY

On the 20th anniversary of the animated sci-fi film, Chattermouth investigates if it's worth re-discovering.


LET'S RANK
LET'S RANK

2020 MOVIE FOMO 

From A Quiet Place II to Black Widow, we just want to see these movies NOW. Which are you most excited to see? 

Release dates TBD. **