The Heroes & Villains Fan Fest traveled to the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus for the second time this year, bringing countless goodies and special guests for two days of fun. Due to January’s Fan Fest being partially ruined by “Snowmageddon 2016,” the event returned to the Garden State for the second time this year over 4th of July weekend.
During Fan Fest, the exposition center was dominated by countless fans of hit television series such as Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Heroes and many more. Popular celebrity guests were stationed throughout the perimeter of the event center, with hundreds of fans lining up to get their photos taken with some of their favorite actors and actresses. Performers like Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Neal McDonough, Danielle Panabaker, David Ramsey and Hayley Atwell, among many others, were delighted to meet their elated fans.
The event also hosted over a dozen panels throughout the weekend, where the convention’s celebrity guests spoke about their respective shows; these panels provided patrons with exclusive insight into the behind-the-scenes antics of the actors and producers.
Admirers packed the exposition center, chatting with celebrities, attending panels and browsing through countless collections of art, comic books, movies and memorabilia. Though it was challenging to walk through the crowded aisles of vendors, it was worth it to admire and purchase the creative fan-made artwork and exclusive collectibles.
Kids who attended the event were able to enjoy a massive Kid Zone with inflatable slides and obstacle courses. Those who paid a bit extra could also partake in private photo-ops with most of the special guests in attendance over the weekend.
The Heroes & Villains Fan Fest provided die-hard fans, television addicts and occasional viewers with the opportunity to immerse themselves in entertaining pop culture, innovative artwork and exclusive insight into some of television’s top shows. Patrons were overjoyed to meet and interact with their favorite performers, and the celebrity guests remained equally as thrilled to meet fans.
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