Apparently, there are a ton of Comic-Convention-type folks in North Texas that have missed those events since the pandemic began. Well, they're back, the conventions and the folks.

Donna and I went to Fan Expo in Dallas a couple of weekends ago, it's been a while since we have been to a major convention like this and all I can say is, WOW, what a turnout.

Crowd 3 - Fan Expo 2021
Crowd 3 - Fan Expo 2021
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The Mask Mandates were in place in Dallas County for this event as well as any other event in the Dallas area cause, that's what they do in Big D these days, ignore the laws of the State of Texas. Probably not a bad thing overall with that many people in a confined area, it's the whole mandate thing that bothers me. But I digress...

Fan Autograph Booths

Artist Booths 2 - Fan Expo 2021
Artist Booths 2 - Fan Expo 2021
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The fan autograph area had some good stars this year, there were a few that dropped out for various reasons, COVID being one, but usually, they say "other commitments" as a catchall.

Artist Booths 1 - Fan Expo 2021
Artist Booths 1 - Fan Expo 2021
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Celebrity faces you might recognize to the right, anime voiceover artists to the left, You'll notice the lines were strong on both sides (below).

Crowd 2 - Fan Expo 2021
Crowd 2 - Fan Expo 2021
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Really, huge turnout.

Crowd 1 - Fan Expo 2021
Crowd 1 - Fan Expo 2021
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Cosplayers

Cosplay 1 - Fan Expo 2021
Cosplay 1 - Fan Expo 2021
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This guys hand-made dragon costume (above), was amazing. leather scales all sewn together, it must have weighed a ton.

Cosplay 2 - Fan Expo 2021
Cosplay 2 - Fan Expo 2021
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You can always tell it's a Pirate Movie when it's rated Arrrrrrrr...

Cosplay 3 - Fan Expo 2021
Cosplay 3 - Fan Expo 2021
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I don't know what it is, but great job.

Cosplay 5 - Fan Expo 2021
Cosplay 5 - Fan Expo 2021
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Deadpool, always the funny guy.

Cosplay 6 - Fan Expo 2021
Cosplay 6 - Fan Expo 2021
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Again, not sure what it is, but I love it.

Cosplay 7 - Fan Expo 2021
Cosplay 7 - Fan Expo 2021
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When cosplayers who are not there together interact and do poses with each other, that's when it gets fun.

Cosplay 8 - Fan Expo 2021
Cosplay 8 - Fan Expo 2021
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Mando...

Parking - Fan Expo 2021
Parking - Fan Expo 2021
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The closest parking we could find was a good 5 block walk to the Convention Center. we were pooped by the time we got back to the vehicle.

Overall, it was a fun convention with a huge turnout, the masks were a pain, but oh well, hopefully, we will be way past the mask mandates next year. Good job Fan Expo 2021, we'll see you next year.

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