Fan Expo Boston (also known as Boston Comic Con) is a popular culture convention held every summer at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The fan gathering, which attracts hundreds of thousands of people, is dedicated to comics, sci-fi, anime, horror, and gaming.
Founded on March 18, 2007, as Boston Comic Con, the convention was renamed to Fan Expo Boston ten years later. Cosplay has been one of its main attractions throughout the years. Thousands compete in the Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix or simply walk Cosplay Red Carpet to show off their amazing costumes in front of cheering fans.
Other highlights of the three-day family-friendly event include celebrity panels, cosplay and costume contests, an art auction, a tabletop/CCG/RPG gaming room, and more. Artists Alley allows fans to meet their favorite creators and get their autographs as well as see original art. The exhibition floor features hundreds of retailers selling comics, memorabilia, DVDs, videos, games, toys, and costumes.
Previous guests of Fan Expo Boston included Neal Adams, Stan Lee, Jeff Goldblum, Michael J. Fox, Jason Momoa, William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, Elijah Wood, Leonard Nimoy, Billy Tucci, Tara Strong, Soni Aralynn, Justin Briner, Zach Callison, J. Scott Campbell, Greg Capullo, Amanda Conner, Michaela Dietz, Dave Dorman, Estelle, Joe Flanigan, Jeff Goldblum, Cecil Grimes, Deedee Mango Hall, Bob McLeod, Jonboy Meyers, Jason Momoa, Mark Morales, Oliver Phelps, Lucie Pohl, Andy Price, Frank Quitely, Humberto Ramos, Fernando Ruiz, and Lea Thompson. The show runs from 4 to 9 pm on Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm on Saturday, and from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday.