If you missed this year's Sci-Fi Expo at the Irving Convention Center, you missed a lot of fun. For those unaware, outside of Bigfanboy.com, I manage these events with Official Pix and my buddy Ben Stevens. For the past decade we've had anywhere from three to four shows a year covering comic books, Sci-Fi movies and TV, and just about anything that falls into the realm of "geek" culture. The Sci-Fi Expo dates back to the 90's, when Ben started them as a way of bringing STAR WARS guests to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. When he and I first met, I was hosting comic book shows in Dallas, and we eventually partnered up to make the conventions in Big D bigger and better. In retrospect, we've accomplished a lot in a short period of time, bringing in some of the coolest celebrities and comic book artists this area has ever seen. A few weeks ago we hosted the latest installment of the Sci-Fi Expo show. Among the guests we had half the cast of FIREFLY (Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher and Ron Glass), comic legends Bill Sienkiewicz and Bernie Wrightson, painter extraordinaire Joe Jusko, Marvel superstar artist Mark Brooks, STARGATE's Alexis Cruz, ROBOCOP's Angie Bolling, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN's Ali Faulkner, THE NEVERENDING STORY's Noah Hathaway... and that's just the short list. One of our headline guests was the very sexy Eliza Dushku, who appeared on Saturday of the show and packed our Q&A room with enthusiastic fans. Dushku, known for her work as "Faith" on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and "Echo" on DOLLHOUSE, answered audience questions for the better part of 45 minutes, in between her lengthy signing sessions and photo ops. We've compiled some video highlights below for you to check out, shot by the always-reliable Rachel Parker of DFWLive.org - the photos on this page are also by Rachel, shooting once again for Bigfanboy.com
Check out the video and tell us your thoughts in the comments below. Our next big event is the Dallas Comic Con this May 19-20, which you can find more information on HERE. Our thanks to Eliza for hitting Big D, and big thanks to all the fans for coming out!
A few more photos of Eliza Dushku for your enjoyment:
All photos and video by Rachel Parker of DFWLive.org shot for Bigfanboy.com
Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.
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