DALLAS FANTASY FAIRS

The Dallas Fantasy Fair was, for many years, the premiere comics-related event in town. When the show went out of business in '96, many of us were shocked and saddened. Here is a collection of photos from about a half-dozen shows over the years -- at this point I have no idea what happened at which show, and that's probably for the best. Because I was more of a sf buff in those early days, this selection leans more heavily towards actors rather than comic book guys. Just so you know.

JAMES O'BARR  
Creator and original artist of THE CROW.

 

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Of course, guys dressed in goofy costumes are always a staple.

 

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Our good friend, the lovely Cindy Johns, in her Blond Avenger togs, drapes over some guy in a Spawn suit.

 

BLOND AVENGER AND SPAWN 

FORREST J. ACKERMAN
The legendary FJA, creator and editor of the equally legendary FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, a magazine that wonderfully warped the minds of millions of impressionable children (including me).

 

MORE FORRY 

CLIVE BARKER 

MORE CLIVE 

ADAM WEST 

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VAMPIRELLA 
 I don't know this young lady's name, but she was the most gorgeous woman ever to don a Vampi costume... she did a lot of appearances for Harris in the mid-'90s, and appeared on a couple of photo-covers, but I haven't seen here associated with Vampi in years. A real shame...

 

BRINKE STEVENS
The lovely Brinke Stevens -- known primarily as a Scream Queen, although she also had her own comic book (BRINKE OF DESTRUCTION) and was formerly married to Uber-artist Dave (ROCKETEER) Stevens (and posed for many of his classic drawings) -- was one of the sweetest celebrities I've ever met. She was always extremely gracious to her fans, and was not constantly "hawking" herself when you came near her table. She really seemed to enjoy meeting people, and she radiated charm. Here, she was kind enough to pose with a copy of WET PAINT, a fanzine I was publishing at the time.

Another shot of the lovely Ms. Stevens.

BRINKE AND SOME OTHER GUY 
That's me -- early '90s and on a REALLY bad hair day -- with the Brinke of Lovlieness.

 

MARK GODDARD 
 Major Don West from LOST IN SPACE

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