UPDATE 5/23: Our hearts ache for the victims of last night’s attack in Manchester, and for all the individuals and families affected. Today, we ask for your support as we work to keep our community, our fandom family, safe.
Your security will always be the highest priority at Fan Fest events. We have made it a core tenet of our company to prepare for any eventuality – not in the days following an attack, but months before an event is announced.
This morning, we met to audit our safety and security procedures, and have made the necessary additions and adjustments for this weekend’s event under the guidance of our security team, venue, and local law enforcement.
Many of these adjustments must remain private to be effective. Others will be communicated here, on our website, and by email as they are finalized. Some changes may seem inconvenient or deviate from our usual policies, but they are done to protect everyone participating in this weekend’s event.
We’ll share more details in the coming days. Until then, our hearts and prayers are with the people of Manchester.

Fan Fest arrives to revolutionize the comic con landscape

Emily Bett Rickards
Felicity Smoak, Arrow
Richard Brake
The Night King, Game of Thrones & Joe Chill, Batman Begins
Chris Wood
Mon-El, Supergirl & Kai Parker, The Vampire Diaries
Jessica Lucas
Tabitha, Gotham

What is Heroes and Villains? We bring the stars of today’s comic inspired television shows & movies to you! From Agents of SHIELD to Guardians of the Galaxy, we’ve got it! Best of all? You won’t just meet superheroes…you’ll become one! Fly on our free zip line, or practice your skills with safe archery! Climb our velcro wall like Spiderman, or test your agility on our inflatable obstacle course! There’s something for everyone!

I’ve been to many, many conventions, but I’ve never had the kind of personal experiences I’ve had at Heroes & Villains. I was blown away by how much time every single actor spent with us fans. They truly wanted to talk to us, tell us how much they appreciate us, not just sign a picture and send us on our way.Heroes & Villains was, hands down, the BEST con I’ve ever been to. I can’t wait for this year!

-Jamie M., A 2016 Attendee


Six months saving, eight hours in the car one way, and four months of autism therapy to get her okay with crowds…..it was all worth it for that picture. Stephen was the epitome of humbleness, grace, class, and kindness. My daughter still speaks so highly of him and our experience at our first con. And that picture? It is the only picture I have in which she is both looking at the camera AND smiling.

– Ashley H., A 2016 Attendee

I got to shoot arrows with Stephen Amell! I was at the archery booth and skimmed the bottom of the target. Then I heard someone say, “That doesn’t count.” I look next to me and there he was. Stephen Amell. Green Arrow. I couldn’t believe it. He then asked to see the bow. I gave it to him of course. He drew the bow back, and then shot. He missed the first one. He looked at me and smiled. He said it was easier on the show. I laughed, but was still in shock. I was shooting a bow with Green Arrow. He shot the second arrow and hit it dead on. He then shook my hand and introduced himself. This will by far go down as one of the greatest weekends of my life!

– J.J. D., A 2016 Attendee


During the Ladies of Arrow panel, the girls briefly discussed the importance of being true to yourself, that we are all beautiful just the way we are, and to not let anyone say different. What an amazing message to give especially for the younger attendees who need to hear that type of thing from their heroes.

– Tiffannie L., A 2016 Attendee

I loved being surrounded by so many people who are just as in love with these shows and these people as I am. I remember sitting in line waiting for my photo op with Stephen and Robbie and having a great conversation with the girls in line by us. I am not a naturally social person, but it was so easy to be social and talk to people at Heroes & Villians because we were all there for the same thing, to celebrate and support the wonderful actors that we all love. I cannot wait to come back this year!

Allegra P., 2016 Attendee