Another FanX in the books, and this year’s spring event left many fans, including myself, very satisfied. The event was supposed to be the “smaller” of the two Fan-X events but it definitely didn’t feel that way.
Walking up to the event, I could see the same level of dedication that I witnessed at last fall’s event. Nerds from everywhere gathered together with some impressive costumes. As I walked through the doors, I could hear the lyrics to Backstreet Boys’, “I Want It That Way.” It turns out that someone had the idea of having an impromptu karaoke sesh with most of the songs being a throwback to the Backstreet Boys. I mean what’s not to like?
The theme of this year’s event seemed to revolve around the fans again. Go figure. The setup was pretty much the same as last year, with the exception of the Evermore booth not being there. I was able to make my over to the PlayStation booth which had a pretty decent line to get in there. The booth was one of the new installments for last year’s event and was pretty successful. This year was no different. A couple of new games were available to play like Days Gone, a zombie thriller, and Mortal Kombat 11, the popular fighting game that’s been around since 1992. They were also handing out some coupons for discounts on items in the PlayStation Store. Free merch is always a bonus when coming out to a gathering like this.
This year had no shortage of stars bringing out names like, Asher Angel (Shazam), John Cleese (Monty Python), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Tom Felton (Harry Potter series), Seth Gilliam (The Walking Dead), Clark Gregg (The Avengers) and many more. One of the amazing features about this convention is bringing out stars like this to do meet and greets, pictures, autographs etc. The fans are the focus. I happened to run by one of my heroes, Brian Baumgartner (Kevin from The Office) and it made my weekend.
Overall, FanX has done it again. They managed to put together an incredible event that made the fans the focus. There were questions and maybe there still are about the rebranding of the event and how it would affect future conventions. After attending the last two events, I think they’ve done something amazing in managing to bring out an insane amount of fans and making it all about them. Thank-you FanX! Until next time.
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