The first Heroes & Villains Fan Fest has come and gone in San Jose, CA. Passionate fans showed up as their favorite characters from the sci-fi, superhero and fantasy worlds. The event lasted two days and included exclusive panels, celebrity photo opportunities, kids area, and vendors for all your collectible figures, art and comic book needs.
The crowd was small in numbers but large in enthusiasm. During a Q&A session with Rebecca Mader in which she was asked about her favorite shows she exclaimed, “I’d be a female Dr. Who for free”! During Lana Parrilla’s panel we learned that she really likes being the evil queen. She said there was just something about being able to do things others can’t or wouldn’t do.
Fans ponied up $50-$300 to get up close and personal with their favorite celebrities. They took photos and got autographs at private booths set-up throughout the festival. VIP ticket packages ranged from $180-$850, regular tickets were $40 for Saturday, $30 for Sunday and $65 for both days. With all the happy fans I saw, I expect this to become an annual event that can only get better and hopefully not more expensive.