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About Famous Monsters® Convention Dallas
The Dallas Famous Monsters Convention is a brand new event experience formed from the science fiction enthusiasm for conventions and the creative passion of horror fanatics. Running at the Dallas Sheraton May 26-28, 2017, the event features genre film and television stars, vendors, artists, and a full blown independent film festival in the form of the 2017 Silver Scream Film and Comic Fest.
Famous Monsters’ legacy is rooted in fostering fan creativity, from its founder Forry Ackerman’s very first documented cosplay to the pages of the black and white magazine that changed lives around the world, and the Dallas Convention will keep that tradition alive with guests from THE X-FILES, STAR TREK, SHIN GODZILLA, and many more.
About Famous Monsters of Filmland®
The internationally distributed Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine was the first-ever Sci-Fi, fantasy, and horror pop culture fanzine of its kind, created by Forrest J Ackerman in 1958. Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, Stephen King, and countless other influential artists in the entertainment field praise the magazine for inspiring them to dive into their craft. Established by Forrest J Ackerman to celebrate monster movies, genre films, and to unite fans from around the world, Famous Monsters strives to not only honor the classics while sharing new and upcoming projects but to also provide insight for readers on how to create their own monster and Sci-Fi films at home. From makeup tips to special-effects tricks, FM has become a “how-to” for generations of aspiring storytellers.
Cosmic-Con is the event division of Famous Monsters of Filmland, the world’s longest running entertainment fan magazine (est. 1958). For years, Famous Monsters has brought fans of sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and pop culture together at events across the United States. Cosmic-Con, officially established in 2012, developed as a natural progression of Famous Monsters as a means to champion, promote, and foster fan gatherings, including the world-renowned San Diego Comic-Con International. The mission of Cosmic-Con is to partner with the biggest names in the entertainment industry to bring audiences experiences that are truly out of this world.
Celebrity guests from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, X-FILES, SHIN GODZILLA, ATTACK ON TITAN, and more confirmed for Famous Monsters Convention Dallas 2017.
“When I took over Famous Monsters, I knew that it came with some perks. You could spend a lot of money to start something new, but you can’t buy time. When something’s been around since 1958, you can’t recreate that. You’d have to wait another 58 years.”
— Philip Kim, Publisher
Founding Date: 1958
Features of Famous Monsters Convention Dallas:
- Renowned celebrity guest stars from many movies and TV shows
- Celebrity Photo Ops and Autographs
- VR Pavillion: Get behind a headset and dive into the world of virtual reality
- Panels and Q&As with your favorite celebs on an array of interesting topics
- Tons of awesome merchandise from hundreds of different vendors
- Comic book writers and artists
- Silver Scream Film Festival
- Dinner and a Movie with Titans of Toho, director Shinji Higuchi and Keiichi Sakurai
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