In a move inspired by the recent court case involving Comic Con International and Salt Lake Comic Con, Phoenix Comicon announced today via their official FB page that they will no longer use the now “litigious” Comicon in “its many forms” and will be known as Phoenix Comic Fest.
In recent months, the use of the word Comic-Con, and its many forms, has become litigious. We would prefer to focus on…
Posted by Phoenix Comic Fest on Tuesday, January 2, 2018
In recent months, the use of the word Comic-Con, and its many forms, has become litigious. We would prefer to focus on creating the best events and experiences for our attendees.
Therefore, effective immediately, our event held annually in Phoenix in the spring will be rebranded as Phoenix Comic Fest. It will take the remainder of this week to transfer our website, social media sites, and other assets to the new name. In the meantime, we look forward to bringing you more guest announcements, more comic creators, more programming, and more excitement for 2018.
In the coming weeks, look for announcements about our improved entry points and security, new partners, and more!
No doubt this is likely the first of many such name changes we will see in coming months as conventions across the country work to avoid the ire, and possible lawyers, from Comic Con International. Although to what extent CCI will choose to extend their copyright hold on the words “Comic Con” has yet to be seen.