Exciting Things to Look Forward to at Fan Expo Philadelphia 2023
From June 2, 2023 to June 4, 2023 - Philadelphia, US - Philadelphia Convention Center
Fans of comics, sci-fi, and pop culture are eagerly anticipating the upcoming Fan Expo Philadelphia 2023. This annual event is a celebration of all things nerdy, and it’s one of the biggest and most exciting conventions of its kind. With the pandemic finally winding down, fans are thrilled to come together again to revel in their shared passions.
The event is scheduled to take place from June 2-4, 2023, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. The convention center is a massive space that can accommodate thousands of attendees, so there will be plenty of room for everyone to explore the various exhibits, panels, and special guests.
About the Fan Expo Philadelphia 2023 Anime Convention
One of the highlights of the Fan Expo Philadelphia is the opportunity to meet and interact with celebrities from popular movies, TV shows, and comics.
Fan Expo Philadelphia is also known for its wide variety of panels and workshops on various topics related to pop culture. These panels cover everything from in-depth discussions of beloved franchises like Star Wars and Harry Potter to more general issues like cosplay and gaming. There’s something for everyone, and attendees can customize their schedules to attend the panels that interest them the most.
Of course, no Fan Expo would be complete without an impressive cosplay scene. Fans come from all over the world to show off their creative and elaborate costumes, and the event is a perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and show off your own fandom. The convention even features a cosplay competition, with prizes awarded for the best costumes.
Finally, no discussion of Fan Expo Philadelphia would be complete without mentioning the vendor hall. This massive space is filled to the brim with booths selling all kinds of merchandise, from rare comic books to action figures to t-shirts. It’s a collector’s paradise, and it’s easy to lose track of time wandering through the aisles and discovering new treasures.
With so many exciting things to look forward to, it’s no wonder that fans are already getting excited for Fan Expo Philadelphia 2023. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of a particular franchise or just looking to immerse yourself in the world of pop culture, this convention is sure to be a memorable experience.
Guests Stars at the Fan Expo Philadelphia 2023
One of the biggest draws of the Fan Expo Philadelphia is the opportunity to meet and interact with celebrities from popular movies, TV shows, and comics. The convention typically offers a variety of ways to interact with celebrity guests, including photo ops, autograph signings, and Q&A sessions. These opportunities allow fans to get up close and personal with their favorite stars and create lasting memories. This is the complete list of guest stars you should expect at the anime convention
- Michael J Fox – BACK TO THE FUTURE
- Joseph Quinn – STRANGER THINGS
- Hayden Christensen – STAR WARS
- Zachary Levi – SHAZAM!
- Sean Astin – THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY, GOONIES
- Jon Bernthal – THE PUNISHER
- Sam Raimi – LEGENDARY DIRECTOR
- Charlie Cox- DAREDEVIL
- Christina Ricci – THE ADDAMS FAMILY
- Katee Sackhoff – THE MANDALORIAN
- Bonnie Wright – HARRY POTTER
- Tom Welling – SMALLVILLE
- Kristin Kreuk – SMALLVILLE
- Michael Rosenbaum – SMALLVILLE
- Henry Winkler – LEGENDARY ACTOR
- Chazz Palminteri – A BRONX TALE
- Stephen Amell – ARROW
- Emily Bett Rickards – ARROW
- Grace Van Dien – STRANGER THINGS
- Tom Wilson – BACK TO THE FUTURE
- Peter Weller – ROBOCOP
- Dante Basco – HOOK
- Sean Astin – JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION
- Katee Sackhoff – STAR WARS REBELS & CLONE WARS
- Shameik Moore – SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
- Tara Strong – TEEN TITANS, MY LITTLE PONY, ARKHAM CITY
- Jodi Benson – THE LITTLE MERMAID
- Kathleen Herles – DORA THE EXPLORER
- Dante Basco – THE LAST AIRBENDER
- Peter Cullen – TRANSFORMERS
- Christopher Sabat – DRAGON BALL Z, MY HERO ACADEMIA
- Jessie James Grelle – MY HERO ACADEMIA
- Jason Liebrecht – MY HERO ACADEMIA
- Elizabeth Maxwell – My Hero Academia
- Maile Flanagan – NARUTO
- Zach Aguilar – DEMON SLAYER, GENSHIN IMPACT
- Megan Shipman – SPY×FAMILY
- Natalie Van Sistine – SPY×FAMILY
- Alex Organ – SPY×FAMILY
- Dameon Clarke – BORDERLANDS
- David Hayter – METAL GEAR SOLID
- Xander Mobus – PERSONA
- Maggie Robertson – RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE
- Steve Burton – FINAL FANTASY
- Joe Quesada – Legendary Creator
- Dan Slott – Spider-Man, Fantastic Four
- C.B. Cebulski – Editor-In-Chief – Marvel Comics
- Frank Cho – Superstar Artist
- Jim Shooter – Legendary Writer and Editor
- Mike Hawthorne – Batman, Deadpool
- J.G. Jones – Wanted, Final Crisis, Black Widow
- Tim Jacobus – Goosebumps Cover Illustrator
- Jeremy Adams – The Flash, Green Lantern
- Enid Balám – New Mutants: Lethal Legion, Hawkeye: Kate Bishop
- Jim Calafiore – Artist
- Chris Campana – Ghost Rider
- Joe Corroney – Star Wars, Lucasfilm
- Mike DeCarlo – Legendary Artist
- Asiah Fulmore – Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld
- Scott Hanna – Amazing Spider-Man
- Tony Harris – STARMAN, EX MACHINA
- Emma Kubert – Stoneheart, Pandora Radiant Ink, Inkblot
- Greg Land – Avengers Beyond
- Sean Lewis – King Spawn, The Scorched
- Anthony Marques -The Kubert School
- Mike McKone – Cover Artist and more
Meet the best and the brightest in cosplay!
- Cosplayer: Sarahisloading – COSPLAYER
- Cosplayer: Cobalt Cosplay – COSPLAYER
- Cosplayer: Vaultfox – COSPLAYER
- Cosplayer: AISquared – COSPLAYER
- Cosplayer: Thatallcosplayer – COSPLAYER
- Cosplayer: AlisonBirbz – COSPLAYER
- Andrea Swabb
- Brandon Sommers
- Brenton Potter
- Eric Zuerlein
- Gwen Crawford
- Lauren Jerzy
- Justin Crawford
- Marc Draven
- Matt Rister
- Nick Puma
- Tori Robinson
Attraction at the Fan Expo Philadelphia 2023
Fan Expo Philadelphia is known for its wide variety of panels and workshops on various topics related to pop culture. These panels cover everything from in-depth discussions of beloved franchises like Star Wars to more general topics like cosplay and gaming.
The convention typically offers multiple panels and workshops at the same time, so attendees can customize their schedules to attend the ones that interest them the most. These sessions are a great way to learn more about your favorite franchises and connect with other fans who share your interests.
- CELEBRITY Q&A’S, AUTOGRAPHS & PHOTO OPS
- BACK TO THE FUTURE SPECIAL EXPERIENCES
- FAN FAVE COSPLAYS, COMPETITIONS, & COSPLAY RED CARPETS
- COMICS, ANIME, SCI-FI, HORROR, ANIMATION, GAMING, & MORE
- PANELS, DEMOS, & WORKSHOPS
- COMIC CREATORS, ARTIST ALLEY, & COMMISSIONS
- FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
- COMMUNITY GROUPS & FAN MEETUPS
- 250,000 SQ FT OF SHOPPING MADNESS!
Before and After Party
Even before the exhibit floor opens, the enjoyment doesn’t stop when it shuts. Their after parties and events make sure that every fan has a packed weekend.
SIP N’ COLOR
After a day of panels, celebs, and shopping need to relax? Join FAN EXPO for an evening of coloring for adults where you can socialize with other fans and color all you want. There will also be a complete cash bar with beer, wine, and other beverages.
- Event Date/Time: Friday June 2, 2023 from 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
- Cost: Free with FAN EXPO Philadelphia admission
- Location: Aloft Hotel Philadelphia Convention Center
- Address: 101 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
OFFICIAL MORNING MEETUP – SCHMEAR IT
Schmear It’s bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and schmears are the perfect way to get ready for the universe. To create the taste sensation of your dreams, combine flavors and textures! While supplies last, save money with your FAN EXPO event badge and receive freebies.
- When: Friday 7:30 – 11:30 AM, Saturday & Sunday: 8 – 11:30 AM
- Where: East Market – 19 S. 12th Street (12th & Ludlow) Philadelphia, PA 19107
DANCE AT THE SILENT DISCOS
Come dance the night away at one of their silent discos! YOU decide what plays, including music from sci-fi, anime, and more. For precise times, consult the schedule closer to the performance.
THE LOCAL OASIS – GAMING AFTER PARTY
Play all night long at The Local Oasis, the official gaming after party of FAN EXPO Philadelphia. Come play open gaming on Playstation, Nintendo Switch, PC, and more with Fan Expo at Nerd Street’s Localhost. We’ll also have a live DJ and a cash bar after it’s 8 o’clock. With the promo code “FANEXPO23” or by presenting your show badge at the entrance, you can save $5 off the $25 price of the tickets.
- When: Saturday June 3 – 12 PM to 8 PM (all ages) / After 8 PM (21+)
- Where: Localhost – 401 North Broad Street (GET TICKETS TO AFTER PARTY)
K-POP DJ NIGHT
Are you prepared to dance the night away at FAN EXPO Philadelphia? On June 2nd at 10 PM, come to Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia for their K-Pop DJ Night for some sounds that are buttery smooth. Do purchase your tickets, du-du-du!
- When: June 2nd at 10 pm
- Where: Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia
$18 Advance / $20 At the Door – BUY TICKETS
20TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF THE ROOM WITH GREG SESTERO
Greg Sestero (Mark), your closest friend and the writer of The Disaster Artist, will be there for a live Q&A. Moreover, get a first-look photograph of Bob Odenkrik in the role of Tommy Wiseau from the future remake (a fundraising initiative for Acting with a Cause). Remember to bring your spoons.
As they recreate some of your favorite Smallville scenes, Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) and Tom Welling (Clark Kent) invite you to watch. They will ask viewers to participate and act with them as they read and direct parts of the show. Each fan in attendance will receive a memento, and a select few will win items that Tom and Michael themselves carefully choose. Though they’ll make an effort to stay in character, mischief and antics are certain to occur during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
- MAID CAFÉ – Konnichiwa! Maid Café Mikkusu
- MEET YOUR FAVORITE ANIME VOICE ACTORS
- ANIME PANELS & MORE
- ANIME COSPLAY MEETUPS
- GAMES & TRIVIA
- K-POP DJ NIGHT
- JAPANESE ARCADE
Cosplay is a huge part of any Fan Expo, and Philadelphia is no exception. Fans come from all over the world to show off their creative and elaborate costumes, and the event is a perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and show off your own fandom.
Fan Expo Philadelphia even features a cosplay competition like other conventions(A-KON, Etna Comics or CloverCon), with prizes awarded for the best costumes. Whether you’re a seasoned cosplayer or just starting out, Fan Expo Philadelphia is a great place to show off your skills and connect with other fans who share your passion for cosplay.
- MEET LEGENDARY COMIC CREATORS
- THE JOE QUESADA EXPERIENCE
- MARVEL AT PHILADELPHIA
- THE KUBERT SCHOOL
- ARTIST ALLEY – APPLY FOR 2023
- GET YOUR COMIC BOOKS AUTOGRAPHED
- SKETCH DUELS & MORE!
- CREATOR STAGE
- THE ULTIMATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
- SIP N’ COLOR
- THE FAN EXPO PHILADELPHIA COSPLAY CRAFTSMANSHIP CUP
- THE COSPLAY RED CARPET
- COSPLAY PANELS AND HOW-TO’S
- COSPLAY PHOTO PARK
- COSPLAY MEETUPS
- KIDS’ COSPLAY CONTEST
- MEET GAMING VOICE ACTORS
- PLAY TABLETOP GAMES WITH THE PHILLY GAME SHOP
- GAMING ZONE
- GAMING PANELS & MORE – SUBMIT PANEL APPLICATION
- GAMING COSPLAY MEETUPS
Sci-fi and Fantasy Attractions
- MEET SCI-FI & FANTASY CELEBRITIES
- SCI-FI & FANTASY PANELS AND MORE
- SCI-FI & FANTASY COSPLAY MEETUPS
- MEET HORROR CELEBRITIES
- HORROR PANELS & MORE – SUBMIT PANEL APPLICATION
- HORROR COSPLAY MEETUPS
- FAMILY ZONE
- PADAWAN TRAINING WITH THE SABER GUILD
- CARTOON ACADEMY WITH JOE WOS
- GET CRAFTY WITH HOSHI’S NERD SQUAD
- UNDER THE SEA PHOTO EXPERIENCE
- CREATE IN THE MINECRAFT BUILDER SPACE
- KIDS’ COSPLAY CONTEST
Meet a community superhero with:
- THE PHILADELPHIA AVENGERS
- HEROES FOR HEROES PHILADELPHIA
- AMAZING SPIDERLINGS
- CHILDHOOD CANCER SOCIETY
Join the ranks of the:
- DELOREAN TIME MACHINE
- 501ST LEGION: GARRISON CARIDA
- REBEL LEGION: KYBER BASE
- MANDOLORIAN MERCS: MAV OYA’LA CLAN
- USS SOVEREIGN NCC-7500
- PHILADELPHIA SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY – PHILCON
- PENNSYLVANIA BROWNCOATS
Don’t get scared by:
- THE HORROR & SCI-FI PROP ASSOCIATION
- SNAILUG (LEGO USER GROUP)
- THE FINEST: G.I. JOE COSTUME CLUB
- TOKYO BRONX
- PHILLY OTAKU
- Comic Creators
- Cosplay Demo
- Best little Horror House in Philly
- Comic books Gurus
- Father & Son: A Star Wars Podcast
- It Ain’t Hard to Tell
- Rogue Wav
Get the complete schedule for each event here
Vendor and Exhibition Hall
Finally, no discussion of Fan Expo Philadelphia would be complete without mentioning the vendor hall. This massive space is filled to the brim with booths selling all kinds of merchandise, from rare comic books to action figures to t-shirts.
It’s a collector’s paradise, and it’s easy to lose track of time wandering through the aisles and discovering new treasures. Whether you’re looking for the latest comics from your favorite franchise or a rare action figure to complete your collection, you’re sure to find it in the vendor hall.
Fan Expo Philadelphia 2023 is shaping up to be an incredible event that fans won’t want to miss. With a fantastic lineup of guests, an extensive artist alley, engaging panels, and an impressive vendor hall, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of a particular franchise or just looking to immerse yourself in the world of pop culture, this convention is sure to be a memorable experience. So mark your calendars for June 2-4, 2023, and get ready to let your geek flag fly!
Source: Fan Expo Philadelphia Website(https://fanexpohq.com/)
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