Conventions, Culture

3 Easy Steps to Photo Ops

The guests have slowly trickled in over the last few weeks and the countdown is slowly dwindling for Dallas Comic Con Fan Days taking place at the Irving Convention Center! If you know me, like really know me – deep down within my inner geek has been screaming for this moment. I’ve discussed my torrid love affair with everything Dallas Comic Con herehere, and a short cameo made here. This kind of makes me an expert in all thing Comic Con, so let’s get to what this is really about.

Photo Opportunities.

The email has been sent out (are you signed up for Comic Con emails?  YOU SHOULD BE?) that you can now purchases your photo ops with your favorite celebrity and I have immediately started game planning. Who did I want to take a professional picture with? What was my price range? What would be the cost for a group picture with friends? What times were each photo opportunity taking place?

As you can see, a lot of thought must go into assuring you get the best picture perfect moment. So I’m going to make this easier for you with a few tips.

Step 1 | Plan and purchase your photo op(s)

The great thing about Dallas Comic Con is that they give you ample amount of time to plan out your photo op(s) with a detailed schedule of times for everyone participating during Fan Days weekend. Visit the website to check out the photo ops schedule/pricing and plan what time will work best for your own schedule. This will also help with various panels that will be taking place and give you the best estimate of time that you will have either before or after your photo op to check out panels, Artist Alley, and other activities planned throughout the day. Purchase your photo op(s) today!

Step 2 | Purchase your tickets for Dallas Comic Con Fan Days

You can’t score a picture with your favorite superhero, if you can’t get into the convention center! With a variety of different options available, you can easily buy your tickets ahead of time to prep for what your weekend will look like. Feel like spending your weekend roaming Artist Alley and visiting every panel you can make – go big with a Gold Pass ($129 value). Whatever you do, get your tickets! You have to be IN the convention center in order to actually take advantage of your photo op(s).

Step 3 | Prepare yourself for the pose!

The secret behind a great photo op is to go into with an open mind of who you are taking your picture with. You can easily Google just about any of your favorite celebrities that frequent cons to see what type of poses they go for. The lines move very fast and you literally are in and out, but you have an ample amount of time in line to decide. Check out the two examples below:

I opted for a “traditional, let me run into your arms, tell you that you are tall, and you smell great” pose. Not a real pose? Oh well, talk about a flawless picture; it worked for Stephen Amell and I.


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Valery of Valery Brennan saw Giancarlo Esposito pull out his best Gus Fringe with box cutter and couldn’t pass it up for her photo op. I mean, could this photo get any cooler?!?

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Oh and if you are wondering, word on the street is if you say “anything goes,” you better hold on for quite the photo op ride. Your picture very well could become NSFW!

I think we’ve pretty much covered it all

What are you waiting for?!? Go and grab your photo op(s) and start the countdown to Fan Days!

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