5 Things to Expect at Phoenix Comic Fest
As the calendar turns to spring it’s hard to believe that 2018’s event is just around the corner. We’ve picked the top 5 reasons you’ll want to geek out at Phoenix Comic Fest.
1. Epic Talent
Whether it’s your favorite celebrity from a beloved pop culture franchise, a nationally-known fantasy author, or a comic book legend, Phoenix Comic Fest is filled to the brim with talented creators of every kind. In addition to our massive lineup of celebrity talent, you’ll find that our homegrown creators can be just as creative with their own art, stories, and crafts.
2. Costumes Galore
In addition to our lineup of amazing cosplay guests who are adept at sewing and prop building, you’ll find that our attendees’ costumes will blow your mind! Everywhere you look, you’re bound to find super-heroic Avengers, Disney Princesses, and Muggles dressed as Wizards, with even more coming to life through the magic of cosplay.
3. Fun for the WHOLE Family
We’ve got hours of activities and panels from all your favorite genres, including Harry Potter, Marvel Universe, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and more. And once the sun goes down, the nightlife lights up with parties such as the Guardians of the Galaxy-themed Rocket’s Rad 80’s Party and the Rick and Morty-themed The Rick Sanchez House Party. Dancing not your thing? We’ve got Drinks with Creators, Talk Nerdy to Me Burlesque, comedic Roasts of Batman and Captain Kirk, along with our Charity Poker Tournament supporting Kids Need to Read.
If you love console or tabletop games — we have dedicated space entirely to eSports and tabletop gaming. Whether you’ve been practicing your Fortnite and Overwatch skills, or you want to throw your D&D character into a new adventure, you’ll find fellow gamers just like you and be able to enter tournaments all weekend long.
Kids can meet their favorite Star Wars rebels and Justice League friends in our Hall of Heroes, listen to stories from national children’s authors, find plushies and toys in the Exhibitor Hall, or build Lego creations to their heart’s content.
4. Shop Till You Drop
With over six hundred exhibitors and artists, you’ll find just about anything geek or pop culture related you can ask for in our exhibitor hall. You’re guaranteed to find the largest selection of Funko Pop figurines, art prints and movie posters, T-shirts, cosplay wigs and accessories, comic books, and your next favorite novel.
5. One Big Family
At Phoenix Comic Fest, we are brought together under one giant roof to celebrate our fandoms and Discover Our Inner Geek™ together. Throughout our seventeen years of operation, we have witnessed attendees cultivate new friendships and make a lifetime of memories. Did you know some of our celebrity guests roam the exhibit hall on their breaks? How about running into an epic, geeky proposal between two cosplayers? You might even get the chance to sit in an actual DeLorean or meet a REAL mermaid! You’ll never know who or what you’ll see when you’re roaming Phoenix Comic Fest. Most of all, we’ve had the pleasure of seeing people from every background come together as one big, happy family. Our community is full of passionate, warm, supportive, welcoming fans that grow every year and, if this is your first year at Phoenix Comic Fest, we can’t wait to have you join the big, geeky family.