1805 Main Ave W, West Fargo, ND
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fargo Pop Expo brings the best media personalities, authors, artists and more to the area! Autographs, photo opportunities and guest merchandise will be available at their booths. Enjoy their presentations and participation in the Fargo Pop Expo!
Born and raised in Southern California, Barry William Blenkhorn began his career as an 11 year old studying acting and music with other young artists. With his first job on television’s RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, Barry became Barry Williams and launched himself into a diversified and distinguished show business career that has spanned over 5 decades. Early television credits include DRAGNET, The FBI, IT TAKES A THIEF, GOMER PYLE USMC, THE MOD SQUAD, MARCUS WELBY, MD and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE. Then came THE BRADY BUNCH where he was cast to become America’s most reliable big brother, Greg. THE BRADY BUNCH has enjoyed unprecedented success spawning subsequent sequels, movies, a cartoon show, variety show called The BRADY BUNCH HOUR, specials and even another series titled simply THE BRADY’S. Barry was the recipient of the Young Artist Foundation Former Child Star LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in 1989. Immediately following his years with THE BRADY BUNCH, Barry moved to New York and won the title role in the Broadway musical PIPPIN. He created the role for the first National Touring Company and returned to New York to join the cast on Broadway. This launched an extensive career in Musical Theatre with over 85 productions including Broadway, Broadway National Tours, Regional Theatre and Performing Arts Centers. Starring roles include; ROMANCE/ROMANCE, CITY OF ANGELS, THE MUSIC MAN, SOUND OF MUSIC, OKLAHOMA!, GREASE, WEST SIDE STORY and many others.
Barry wrote his autobiography, GROWING UP BRADY: I WAS A TEENAGE GREG which stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for more than six months. Williams then Executive Produced GROWING UP BRADY into a two hour TV movie for NBC. He hosted THE BARRY WILLIAMS SHOW on radio for 5 years as a DJ on satellites’ SiriusXM. Barry has recorded several CD’s and performed all over the world. In 2013 he starred in the Syfy made for television movie BIGFOOT with Danny Bonaduce. Barry produced and wrote a live variety musical show; 70s MUSIC CELEBRATION! STARRING BARRY WILLIAMS which ran for 6 years in Branson, MO. Williams also wrote, co-produced and starred in 3 USO Christmas Shows, touring the world and bringing USA entertainment to our troops overseas.
Currently Mr. Williams resides in Branson, MO with his wife Tina. He continues to Sing/Act/Perform with no early retirement plans. He is a member of the musical trio BARRY WILLIAMS and THE TRAVELIERS.
As a little girl, Cristy Lee remembers growing up in an immersive playland that other kids might fantasize about — she spent her days running around the greenhouse in the backyard of her home outside of Daytona Beach, Florida. A greenhouse filled with orchids, a pool, and a stone waterfall — all hand-built and designed by her father. Other days called for joy rides on her dad’s dirt bike, where she sat behind the gas tank as a toddler, her tiny hands resting on the handlebars while he puttered around the yard. And yet Cristy’s favorite memories as a child remain in her father’s local import auto shop and the garage in their home, where she watched him tinker with his classic BMW 2002 — a restoration project he spent years working on with the hopes of handing over the keys to Lee when she was of age.
The car never came to fruition, but for Cristy, it’s never been about the final outcome. For this independent spirit, it’s always been about working with her hands. Over the years, her father’s DIY mantra has followed her into her adult life, where she’s fallen in love with building and rebuilding cars and motorcycles and learning more about the reconstruction process.
Cristy is a highly active motorcyclist with over 18 years of riding experience. Every car and motorcycle Cristy works on offers a new challenge or a new concept to grasp. When she’s in the shop, she’s always learning something new while working with different manufacturers, makes, models, and years.
Today, Cristy has made a name for herself. She made a bold move from Daytona Beach to Detroit after college to invest in real estate. Breaking into the industry as a Radio DJ not long after her move to the Motorcity, she began to follow her passion for motorsports and has since been seen on FOX, NBCSN, ESPN, SPEED, ABC, and CMT as a Motorsports host and pit reporter, covering the XGames, MotoGP, WorldSuperBike, MotoAmerica, American Flat Track, Arenacross, Nitro Rallycross, Off-Road Truck racing, and Monster Jam.
She is best known for her work as a host on the all-female automotive show “All Girls Garage” and “Garage Squad” on the MotorTrend Network, where she showcases her expertise, taking on complex automotive projects, classic car restorations, and performance upgrades for both customers and some very deserving car owners. She can do everything from grinding metal, to ripping out an entire car interior, to pulling an engine and transmission all the while being able to put it back together again. Cristy is also known for her work as a host on the “Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction LIVE” broadcasts for MotorTrend and Discovery Networks.
Her latest endeavor will be taking on the role of interior designer and automotive specialist on the upcoming discovery+ series “Celebrity IOU Joyride,” a spin-off of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” Drew and Jonathon Scott’s hit Celebrity IOU. On the show Cristy will work with A-listers, including pro skateboard legend Tony Hawk, Mary J. Blige, Octavia Spencer, Renee Zellweger, and James Marsden, helping them renovate and design dream joyrides for the people they love. She’s also tapped into her home renovation and design experience as the Exterior Designer on Food Network’s “Grill of Victory” where amateur-chef contestants battle for the backyard makeover of their dreams.
Cristy Lee is considered a go-to guru for all things cars and motorcycles, while paving the way for women in the industry. She believes that while she grew up learning how to be independent and confident in her abilities, she wouldn’t be where she is today without a strong support network. In what was once considered a historically male-dominated industry, Lee said it’s beautiful to see such an abundance of women working in automotive, as well as trades industries in general. She is part of a collective group of women empowering one another, offering advice and inspiration.
For Cristy, just being in the automotive game is how she empowers other women. Lee urges women to go after their most passionate endeavors. She believes women can do anything they put their heart and mind to, and Lee is here to show women they are capable.
A true lover of all-things motorsports, in her spare time she enjoys turning laps at track-days, riding moto trails, or just cruising around the country. When she’s not riding on two-wheels, Cristy loves to get behind the wheel road racing, improving her skills at performance driving schools, doing autocross and even some drag racing. Always on the go, she manages to still find time to squeeze in mountain biking, snowboarding, weightlifting, fitness and of course, her personal projects – like her latest 2019 Ninja 400 track bike build or time with her 1972 Chevy C10. In addition to her fuel-filled lifestyle, Cristy Lee continues to focus on real estate, investing, home renovation and interior design.
In 1964, Patrick landed the role of child werewolf Eddie Munster, starring alongside Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as Lily Munster and Al Lewis as Grandpa, on the CBS television series The Munsters, a fantasy situation comedy loosely based on Universal's movie monsters. The role of Eddie was originally portrayed by child actor Happy Derman in the pilot episode before Patrick was ultimately selected out of hundreds of boys for the role.
When asked how he landed the role of Eddie, Patrick recalled "I had a lot of experience. But maybe it was because my fangs were my own teeth. My teeth were so bad, that even when I closed my mouth they stuck out. I was about a head smaller than the other kids, and they liked that because it played off Herman's height." Living on the East Coast at the time, Patrick commuted to Los Angeles every week during filming of the series, appearing in 70 episodes during The Munsters two-season run from 1964 to 1966.
After The Munsters ended, Patrick continued to appear in guest-starring roles on various popular television series of the 1960s, including I Dream of Jeannie, Death Valley Days, Gunsmoke, The Monkees, Daniel Boone, and Adam, as well as a recurring role as Gordon Dearing on the CBS family comedy series My Three Sons. During this time, Patrick also appeared in several Walt Disney films, including Way Down Cellar, The Young Loner and The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, as well as portraying the role of Milo in the 1970 MGM live-action/animated film The Phantom Tollbooth.
Angel Medina began his career with Megaton Publications ('Berzerker', 'Megaton') and First Publishing ('Dreadstar', 'Jodah the Hammer') in the second half of the 1980s. He then went to Marvel Comics, where he had runs on 'The Incredible Hulk', 'Warlock and Infinity Watch', ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, ‘Marvel Knights Spider-Man’ and 'The Avengers'. Later on he joined Image Comics with Todd McFarlane, where he was the artist of 'Sam and Twitch'. The series is a spin-off of the two very popular characters from McFarlane's 'Spawn'. He eventually began focusing primarily on the main Spawn comic, which he has drawn for several years. He has also done the 'Kiss: Psycho Circus' title, based on the famous pop group. In 2005, he was assigned to the Marvel Knights Spider-Man' title with writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa at Marvel.
John Bivens’ work has appeared in the Eisner and Harvey Award winning Comic Book Tattoo, the Harvey Award winning Popgun volume 4, and the Harvey nominated Reading with Pictures. He has also received nominations for an Eagle Award and a Ghastly Award. He has worked for IMAGE Comics, Heavy Metal Magazine, Vault Comics, Valiant Comics, IDW Publishing. and others.
John’s work spans the genres of crime, horror, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and education. His education includes the undergraduate illustration program at Northern Illinois University and the Graduate program at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Northern Illinois University, Dakota County Technical College, and participated in multiple visiting workshops and panels.
John currently resides in Minneapolis, MN where he is a proud member of World Monster HQ studios.
Outside of the comics realm, Eliot has also worked with some well known names in television including David Letterman Spike O'Dell and John Williams. He also has done some stand up comedy in the past.
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Adrian Lee is the founder of The International Paranormal Society and a member of the Luton Paranormal Society in England. He has investigated ghosts and paranormal activity all over the world for twenty-five years. Lee first came to Minnesota early in 2008 to work on several paranormal video productions and spent two years working in Minneapolis as the national and international news correspondent for a live paranormal talk radio show on 100.3 KTLK. He currently hosts the only weekly paranormal news quiz show, More Questions than Answers, every Friday on the Dark Matter Digital Radio Network. A show that was nominated for the 2018 Comedy Awards. Lee has also appeared on My Real Ghost Story, Fox 9, WCCO, Eyewitness News, KSTP, KGRA, KSAX and KARE 11.
Lee has written the following books: Ghosts & UFOs, Connecting Paranormal Phenomona through Quantum Physics; How to be a Christian Psychic: What the Bible says about Mediums, Healers and Paranormal Investigators; Mysterious Midwest, Unwrapping Urban Legends and Ghostly Tales from the Dead and Mysterious Minnesota, Digging up the Ghostly Past at Thirteen Haunted Sites. He currently lectures on all aspects of the paranormal, including ghosts, UFOs, psychic development and angels.
Clint has been a professional Adam West Batman look-a-like for 36 years now and toured with all the original Batmobiles back in the 80's and early 90s. He bought his Batmobile about 20 years ago and only tours with it now. Clint also owns the ONLY Batmobile on that has been ridden in and autographed by both Adam West & Evel Knievel! It’s also the only batmobile on Earth that has been jumped over and autographed by Evel's son and famous daredevil Robby Knievel. This summer it was featured in a movie trailer with Clint also as Batman. Welcome Clint back to Fargo with his amazing display!
Johnny Green is known for his work on The Magic of Christmas (2021), Batman (1966) and Five Angry Women (1974). Bass player/leader of the green-haired show band Johnny Green & the Greenmen.
FROM THE BATMAN TV SERIES In many ways the tale of Johnny Green and the Greenmen is an inside and personalized chronicle of American show business. Few performers have experienced such a varied and unbelievable career; whether it's touring with Bob Hope, playing on the television series "Batman", opening for the Rolling Stones, hanging out with Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles or running Liberace's publishing company, this book is a singular odyssey through the peaks and valleys of American entertainment. More importantly, it examines the pathway and vision of a musician, bass player, promoter, producer, booking agent, and undeniable innovator who rubbed shoulders with the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from a level of experience that is often overlooked when the spotlight shines on the main stage.
The MUNSTER KOACH! * '66 BATMOBILE! * GHOSTBUSTERS TRIBUTE "ECTO-1"!
BUMBLEBEE! * TRANSFORMERS MOVIE CARS & TV PROPS & DISPLAYS!
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