Creativity at Phoenix Comicon 2017 Part 3

Even More Cosplay Fun by Durrilion I have said it before, and will continue to say it: I love ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ (animated series, and comic books – we don’t discuss that other ‘thing’).  So when I saw Princess Azula at Phoenix Comicon I just had to speak with her.  Lucky for me, she was in a good mood and didn’t fire bend me out of existence.  *wink  This…

Creativity at Phoenix Comicon 2017 Part 2

More Cosplayers! by Durrilion I love costumes.  I love making them, seeing them made, wearing them, and seeing them worn.  It is one of the creative arts in which I was lucky enough to have talent.  For the record, I don’t think I sing well, and I probably won’t win any Academy Awards anytime soon.  Enough about me! This article, in all of its parts is about YOU! Yes YOU!…

Creativity at Phoenix Comicon 2017 Part 1

Cosplayers Everywhere! by Durrilion Every con I attend is full of amazing people in amazing creations.  Whether you call it ‘cosplay’ or ‘costuming’, these fan creations caught my eye! Covered in fur, this young man and his father put this ‘Game of Thrones’ giant together in about 2 to 3 weeks.  Even though he is 6′ 2″, Sage Grey wore platforms to boost his height to 7′.  It definitely made him…

On Recent Events, An Open Letter to Cosplayers From a Cosplayer

To my creative friends: Conventions have always been the ultimate “safe space” for nerds, geeks and superfans. Even in recent years as fandom has become more mainstream, the con scene has remained a haven for those looking to celebrate their passions. In some cases, the family/community environment has led to security more reliant on an honor system than true vigilance, with voluntary peace bonding and self-checking. It was no big…

Alan Tudyk and His "Extra Crappy Bag of Crap" at Phoenix Comicon

Alan Tudyk’s Panel at Phoenix Comicon 2017 by Durrilion Fans of Mr. Tudyk will recognize him from ‘A Knight’s Tale’, ‘Death at a Funeral’, ‘Firefly’, and other roles.  While in Phoenix this past weekend, Alan engaged fans with his humor, generosity, and all around awesomeness.  Unfortunately I was running late, and ended up sitting in the very last row.  At least I made it though! Despite the best laid plans…

Phoenix Comicon 2017 – Updated Info on Props, Entrance to the Con & Security

With everything that has happened over the last 24 hours everyone in Phoenix is just running to keep up. Matt Solberg and his crew have heard all the good and the bad since the announcement last night of banning all props from the convention.  This morning brought an updated set of information and rules: There are many outstanding questions from our announcement yesterday. We now have UPDATES, including the prohibited…

Keeping Your Pets Safe, Clean, and Geeky

Crescent Canines – A Vendor Spotlight by Durrilion (All photos courtesy of Crescent Canines) It is a known fact that Geeks love their Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Comics/Anime, you name it.  If we didn’t there wouldn’t be conventions like Phoenix Comicon.  Equal to that love, if not above it is our love for our pets.  Whether they be furry, finned, or scaly, we dote on those creatures like nobody’s business. At Phoenix Comicon 2016,…

No Props or Prop Weapons Allowed At Phoenix Comicon Starting Friday May 26th

With the recent events in Manchester, England. and an incident this morning at Phoenix Comicon where an armed man was removed from the site by police and security, an urgent message came this evening from Convention Director Matthew Solberg. In light of recent events, Phoenix Comicon, in cooperation with the Phoenix Convention Center and the Phoenix Police Department, will be implementing enhanced screening to ensure the safety of all our…

Dick Van Dyke Comes to Phoenix Comic Con For the First Time!

In what has to be one of the most surprising and joyful guest announcements of 2017 Phoenix Comic Con has announced that legendary actor, dancer, all around amazing person Dick Van Dyke will be appearing at Phoenix Comicon on Saturday, May 27th! It just doesn’t get any better than this! Dick Van Dyke is an award-winning actor and a recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. He is…

Matt Solberg Talks Changes, Staff and the Future of Phoenix Comicon

It’s been a rough month for Phoenix Comicon, and no-one knows that better then the man at the top. Matt Solberg is the Convention Chair of the 5th largest pop culture convention in the US and he’s aware more than most on the changing landscape that is the national convention scene. But the road to change is a slippery one and in a world where fans take both pride and…