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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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Phoenix Comic Con 2015 Lineup

Looking for something to do next week after the rush of Memorial Day is over? If you’re near the Phoenix area, look no further than the annual Phoenix Comic Con. This year takes place from May 28-31, 2015.

There are several notable media guests appearing this year including; Alyson Hannigan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother, American Pie), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future Trilogy, Addams Family, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica, Agents of Shield, Blade Runner), Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Aquaman, Stargate:Atlantis), Karl Urban (Star Trek, The Lord of the Rings, Almost Human), and Summer Glau (Firefly/Serenity, The 4400, Terminator:The Sarah Connor Chronicles).

For those seeking out their favorite artists/creators/writers, Phoenix Comic Con will have Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Batman and Robin, Wolverine), Max Brooks(The Ultimate Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z), Brett Booth (The Flash, Teen Titans, Justice League of America), Brian Pulido (Lady Death), Arthur Adams (Batman, Superman, Avengers, X-Men) and Jay Lee (The Inhumans, Fantastic Four:1234, Before Watchmen: Ozymandias).

If anime is what you fancy, be sure to come in and meet your favorite voice actors, such as Chuck Huber (Hiei in YuYu Hakusho, Stein in Soul Eater, Kululu in Sgt. Frog, Mohji in One Piece, Shou Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist), Vic Mignogna ( Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Yoshimori in Adult Swim’s Kekkaishi, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek Continues), Michele Specht (Dr. Elise MacKenna in Star Trek Continues, Red in Fallout: Nuka Break), Todd Haberkorn (Italy from Hetalia, Ling Yao from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Keroro from Sgt. Frog, Hikaru Hitachin from Ouran High School Host Club, Death The Kid from Soul Eater), and Veronica Taylor (Ash and May on Pokemon,April on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Abby on Cubix).

Phoenix Comic Con will also have non-stop programming in their many panel rooms as well as gaming tournaments, spotlight Q&A’s, a Masquerade Ball, Cosplay fashion show, and a Film Festival. To purchase your tickets, please follow the link here.

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