Friday, December 15, 2017
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Grab the Sharpie for Fanboy Expo

New to Tampa Bay is FanBoy Expo, which is basically a chance to get celebrity autographs and attend question and answers sessions. On the schedule this weekend are Chandler Riggs (AMC's The Walking Dead), Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira "Mistress of the Dark"), Adrian Paul (the Highlander series), Doug Jones (Hellboy and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army), Sid Haig (Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses), Margot Kidder (Superman movies) and Lorenzo Lamas (Renegade). There are also dealers with comics, toys, action figures and collectibles, a tattoo alley and a costume contest with prizes on Saturday. The expo runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Grand Hyatt Tampa, 2900 Bayport Drive. Admission is $20 a day, $35 for the weekend, 10 and younger free, but remember autographs cost extra. Autographs range from $10 up to $40 (Riggs, Williams, Peterson). (865) 280-2023. On Saturday, there's also a beach party with celebrity karaoke — with a performance from Thomas Ian Nicholas from American Pie — from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Grand Hyatt. It's included with your expo ticket purchase.

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