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Phoenix Comicon 2016: Wrap Up

This last weekend marked another successful Phoenix Comicon!

Running Thursday through Sunday, there were countless hours of programming and stars to meet and greet. Each year that I have attended, they have really taken to heart the suggestions of their guests from the previous year and changed how foot traffic flowed, where registration is held, and even where you can go to see your favorite media guests all in the hopes of making everything run more smoothly for each con-goer.

This year was not without its issues, of course

A downed network on Friday made registration a total mess, causing many to have to wait in line for several hours outside. Phoenix Comicon was very quick to address the problem, taking to social media to right the mishap.  Other than that one problem, the rest of the weekend appeared to continue on without a hitch.

Along with hours upon hours of panels, Phoenix Comicon was also host to two separate weddings: a Doctor Who themed one and a Zombie Apocalypse themed one. Many of PHXCC’s favorite panels returned for 2016, including P.U.G.S. and the Harry Potter Planetarium. Joining those favorites were newcomers Stream Team Podcast with several trivia panels and Blumhouse Productions with several horror themed panels. Both plan to return again next year.

For aspiring writers and lovers of books, PHXCC 2016 featured a newly laid out writing workshop schedule as well as an opportunity to drink with your favorite authors. There were also several opportunities during PHXCC to save a life with United Blood Services hosting a blood drive all weekend.

Check out the slideshow below for highlights of the weekend’s activities!

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Phoenix Comicon 2016: Guests & Events

Phoenix Comicon is back again this year and it promises to be better than ever. With celebrity guests, artists, writers, amazing vendors, and plenty of after-hours activities, there is sure to be something for everyone at this convention.

This year will mark Phoenix Comicon’s 14th year, with each passing one getting bigger and better. The event will be June 2-5 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Media guests will include Sean Astin, Alex Kingston, Billie Piper, Mark Pellegrino, James Marsters, Timothy Omundson, Caity Lotz, and many more. Each media guest will have their own spotlight panel and  fans will have an opportunity to get a photo or autograph with them. Along with media guests there will be comic creators/artists including Basil Gogos, George Perez, Jae Lee, and Mark Brooks as well as authors like Kevin Hearne, Scott Sigler, and Sarah Remy.

Along with an amazing Cosplay Fashion Show, Steampunk Fashion Show, and Masquerade, the convention will be hosting a Geek Bridal Showcase! (Seeing as I am recently engaged, I am super interested in this event). All you geeky lovebirds out there will be able to contact Phoenix Comicon with all your wedding, renewing vows, or proposal needs!

If you’re the type that can still party it up after a long day on the convention floor, be sure to check out the One Party To Rule Them All presented by Blue Ribbon Army, Drinks with Authors, Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia, or a stand-up comedy show. Don’t miss Jareth the Goblin King’s Masquerade Ball Friday night as well!

If you like to attend as many panels as you can (like I do), there is a full lineup of programming that can be found here. Once you’re logged in you can add them to your Conquest and easily access them from your mobile device. I already have a ton of conflicts and need to prioritize my panel schedule since there’s just too much great programming this year!

Whatever your interests be certain to not miss this year’s Phoenix Comicon! Tickets are now available, so don’t hesitate to grab yours while you can!

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Wizard World: Las Vegas Preview

Searching for something exciting to do this weekend? Look no further than Wizard World Las Vegas!

The multi-location convention is coming back to Las Vegas for its second year and will once again be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Featured guests include Jewel Staite (Firefly, Serenity, Warehouse 13, Stargate: Atlantis), Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob, Clerks II, Mallrats), Sean Maguire (Once Upon A Time, Meet the Spartans), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead, Jumper, Mallrats), and Lori Petty (Tank Girl, Gotham, Orange is the New Black, A League of Their Own).

In addition to entertainment guests, the event also will host a vast array of authors, artists, creators, and cosplay guests. There will also be a full line-up of panels to attend where guests can ask their favorite actor or author questions and gain general knowledge on a variety of geeky subjects.

If you have never attended a comic convention, then I highly recommend attending Wizard World. Conventions are a great way to meet people like you who are into comics, fantasy and sci-fi! There will be amazing vendors to help you fill your home and dress your person with the best in all manner of geeky goods and wares (we will be highlighting a few of those vendors soon, so stay tuned). Compared to other conventions, Wizard World is unique because they set a large area aside just for tattoo artists, where you can forever ink your love for your favorite character or fandom.

A full list of all the amazing guests attending Wizard World: Las Vegas can be found on their website.

General Info:

TICKETS

Use the code ZIARECORDS16 for 20% off

March 18–20, 2016

Las Vegas Convention Center

3150 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89109

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 – 3pm – 8pm

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 – 10am – 7pm

Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 – 10am – 4pm

Let us know if you will be in attendance this weekend, and share your experiences, photos in the comments!

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