There is no stopping Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's fantasy football convention this year.
One year after being shut down by the NFL because of its supposed connection to a Las Vegas casino, the National Fantasy Football Convention (NFFC) is a full go for July with a who's who list of NFL players already committed to attend.
The event is set for July 15-17 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Calif., with Romo and ESPN's fantasy analyst Matt Berry as the hosts.
"I’m thrilled to be able to host this groundbreaking sports experience to life, bringing fans closer to the game they love”, Romo said in a release.
More than 100 players are set to attend, including Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones, Chiefs safety Eric Berry, Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer and Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas.
Several NFL analysts and commentators are scheduled to attend such as ESPN’s Todd McShay and Marcellus Wiley, Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd and Charissa Thompson, CBS Sports’ Allie LaForce and NBC Sports’ Kay Adams.
"The huge group of current NFL players, fantasy analysts and NFL commentators that will be in Pasadena in July for the NFFC is unprecedented and amazing,” Berry said. “I know fantasy players and NFL fans alike will have a weekend of learning and fun they'll never forget.”
It's billed as the ultimate fantasy weekend as the players and analysts will engage with the fans, conduct interviews and participate in a number of events and exhibits.
The main events include The Ultimate Fantasy League. Six attendees will have their fantasy become reality as they join a fantasy football league with six NFL stars, with the draft, and all 12 owners, hosted live on stage.
The Expert Draft Show allows fans unparalleled insights as the experts engage in a live fantasy draft and roundtable discussion, all on the main stage.
Some of the other elements of the weekend include the Fantasy Combine and the EA Sports Game Tunnel with Madden tournaments.
The Fantasy Football Hall of Fame will honor retired NFL stars, inducting them into the Fantasy Hall of Fame.
Visit www.GoNFFC.com for more details. Follow on Twitter at @GoNFFC.