Scenes from FAN EXPO Philadelphia

Photos by Bill Z. Foster

This past weekend, Philadelphia’s FAN EXPO offered exciting family-friendly attractions, events and world-famous celebrities.

The show, which started as Wizard World Philadelphia in 2001, featured celebrities and creators like Stan Lee, Chris Hemsworth, Michael J. Fox, Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Frank Grillo, Burt Reynolds, Patrick Stewart and many others.

Everyone’s a fan of something, and FAN EXPO Philadelphia is such a place to celebrate all things pop culture.

Attendees were able to get an autograph or photo with their favorite guests, then got a sneak peek at their favorite movies and TV shows during celebrity roundtables.


Professional comic artists competed in popular sketch duels, learned “how-to” workshops, and fans took pictures with their favorite costumed characters. People were also able to buy unique gifts on the huge showroom.

Among the many celebrities in attendance this year were actor William Shatner, Captain Kirk of ‘Star Trek’, actor John DeLancie, best known for his recurring role as Q in the various ‘Star Trek’ series and Frank Simmons in “Stargate SG-1,” and actor Taimak, star of the 1980s martial arts film “The Last Dragon.”

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