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Minnesota Fan Fusion

Aug. 3
3-11:30 p.m.
Aug. 4
10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Aug. 5
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
$12-$30 daily admission; $40-$45 weekend pass; $150-$175 VIP
Expos, Family Events, Festivals

Wizard World Comic Con isn’t coming here this summer. But superfans in the Twin Cities still have options, as Minnesota Fan Fusion is stepping up its game in St. Paul this week. The multi-day festival, now in its second year, will offer all the things people love about cons: vendor and artist alleys, celeb talks, and cosplay galore. Famous people coming to town for photo-ops, fan meetups, and talks include Laurie Holden (The Walking DeadThe Americans), Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Summer Glau (FireflyArrow), Danielle Panabaker (The Flash), Ray Park (Darth Maul in theStar Wars prequels), and John Rhys-Davies (Indiana JonesLord of the Rings). Other happenings of note include an ’80s dance party, fashion shows featuring steampunk and Disney looks (not on the same runway, unfortunately), a cosplay lip-sync battle, and trivia sessions for fans of Rick and MortyHarry Potter, Creepypasta, and the world of Tolkien. Find tickets and the complete schedule at minnesotafanfusion.com.