Geek Fan Expo, a new genre convention, is launching this weekend at the Dearborn/Detroit DoubleTree hotel.

Detroit native and prolific voice actor Rob Paulsen (“Animaniacs,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) is headlining the event, along with “Star Wars” author and Michigan State University grad Timothy Zahn. The usual convention lineup of artists, panels and vendors will be joined by events such as the Geek Fan Variety Show, a fan fiction contest, a celebrity sing-along and more.

The event will run Friday-Sunday. Admission is $30 for two days or $50 for all three. The DoubleTree is at 5801 Southfield, Detroit. For information, visit

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