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It’s my first time at Minnesota Fan Fusion. What Should I Expect?

Minnesota Fan Fusion is a celebration of comics, creators, and collectibles. We focus on local creators and artists to showcase the finest talent in the Twin Cities area and welcome artists and authors from around the country. Minnesota Fan Fusion offers a fantastic display of exhibitors with pop culture, geek, mainstream, and hard-to-find items. With over a dozen programming rooms, Minnesota Fan Fusion seeks the best presenters to offer insights, trivia, fun, and excitement on a variety of comic book, sci-fi, fantasy, and cosplay related topics. Come for a day, or come for the weekend. There’s plenty to do.

It’s my first time at Minnesota Fan Fusion. What Should I Expect?

Minnesota Fan Fusion is a celebration of comics, creators, and collectibles. We focus on local creators and artists to showcase the finest talent in the Twin Cities area and welcome artists and authors from around the country. Minnesota Fan Fusion offers a fantastic display of exhibitors with pop culture, geek, mainstream, and hard-to-find items. With over a dozen programming rooms, Minnesota Fan Fusion seeks the best presenters to offer insights, trivia, fun, and excitement on a variety of comic book, sci-fi, fantasy, and cosplay related topics. Come for a day, or come for the weekend. There’s plenty to do.

Dress the Part

Cosplay and costuming are central to most comic conventions and Minnesota Fan Fusion welcomes cosplayers of all kinds. From novice to expert to professional, costumes are a big part of our shows.

You should expect to see lots of popular characters from comic books, movies, and TV shows. Minnesota Fan Fusion is a family-friendly show so we have specific rules about costumes. Safety of all our attendees is important to us, so we also have safety practices that limit some costuming props. Be sure to visit our policy pages before you dress up.

Dress the Part

Cosplay and costuming are central to most comic conventions and Minnesota Fan Fusion welcomes cosplayers of all kinds. From novice to expert to professional, costumes are a big part of our shows.

You should expect to see lots of popular characters from comic books, movies, and TV shows. Minnesota Fan Fusion is a family-friendly show so we have specific rules about costumes. Safety of all our attendees is important to us, so we also have safety practices that limit some costuming props. Be sure to visit our policy pages before you dress up.

I can meet WHO!?!

Minnesota Fan Fusion brings your favorite comic book authors and writers, movie and TV stars, pop culture icons, and fandom celebrities right to you. Guest panels give you an opportunity to hear our guests talk about past, current, upcoming projects, and sometimes answer questions from the audience.

Read more below on how you can meet the celebrity guests with photo ops and autographs!

I can meet WHO!?!

Minnesota Fan Fusion brings your favorite comic book authors and writers, movie and TV stars, pop culture icons, and fandom celebrities right to you. Guest panels give you an opportunity to hear our guests talk about past, current, upcoming projects, and sometimes answer questions from the audience.

Read more below on how you can meet the celebrity guests with photo ops and autographs!

What is a photo op?

Our professional photographers will snap a candid of you and your favorite celebrity in our photo booth. Most photo ops include up to 4 people. Head to our point-of-sale booth for buying photo ops, and much more. Photo ops include one printed copy. Additional copies and digital downloads are available for an added fee.

*This is not a meet & greet and should not be viewed as such*

How does the autograph work?

Choose from available 8 x 10 photographs or bring your own memorabilia (additional fee may apply) and have it signed by one of our guests at their signing table. This is your chance for a slightly longer conversation. Some guests prefer to handle their own sales and autographs can only be purchased directly at the table. Others let us handle the money at our point-of-sale booth or online. Only one autograph per purchase, please.

Can I get a selfie?

There’s nothing better than getting up close and personal with your favorite star and snapping that unforgettable shot. But, not all our guests allow selfies or photos at their signing table, so be sure you ask their assistant or a crew member for permission before shooting. Most of our guests will charge an additional fee if selfies are allowed.

What to Do! What to Do!

The programming and activities at Minnesota Fan Fusion provide opportunities to learn and meet with people who have the same interests, whether it’s DC & Marvel Comic characters, Doctor Who & Sherlock Holmes, Star Wars, or Star Trek, there’s a little bit of everything happening throughout the day. Keep checking the schedule for updates and download the Minnesota Fan Fusion app for up-to-the-minute information.

Activities include competitions and trivia games, kids’ activities, celebrity guest appearances, and discussion panels where you can learn from and interact with local and national experts and enthusiasts on a whole host of topics.

Fun for the Whole Family

Minnesota Fan Fusion is a family-friendly event. We offer many activities for kids of all ages. Sunday at Minnesota Fan Fusion is Family Day. We will have special programs dedicated to the children in your family and the child at heart in all of us. Specific information will be on our programming page and on our Facebook page.

Read, Shop, Sign, Shop, Eat, Shop… Repeat

The exhibit floor at Minnesota Fan Fusion will feature many local shops that you may already know as well as some new ones you haven’t seen before. Grab copies of some of your favorite pop culture books and comics and find out about authors and artists you haven’t seen. Many guests will autograph copies of books and comics right in their booth. You can also find memorabilia from almost every genre, including prints, original art, collectible items, and more! Be sure to schedule plenty of time to visit all of our exhibitors, grab some lunch, and visit with friends.

The Nitty Gritty

Minnesota Fan Fusion will be taking over the Saint Paul Rivercentre so make sure you wear comfortable shoes and stay hydrated. All costume props and weapons must go through the Prop Check station at the Security Entrance for review and peace bonding. Any costume props that are denied will need to be removed from the premises. Please check out our Costume Weapons Policy for more information on costume prop weapons.

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