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…

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…

Professional Passes to No Longer Be Offered at Phoenix Comicon

There are sure to be more changes announced in the coming weeks as Phoenix Comicon restructures to combat protests over their volunteer staffing practices. This has set off a domino effect inside the organization and we have found out that as part of the coming changes Phoenix Comicon will no longer be offering passes to professionals. This email was recently received by our contributor, Douglas Monce, who had inquired into…

Keen Halloween: Year One

Think of the Best Halloween From Your Childhood by: BustleGirl Keen Halloween cast its adorably spooky shadow on the Phoenix Convention Center the weekend of September 24-25, and attendees were left with a sense of fun, creativity and family inclusiveness. After a hiatus of two years, the slick reboot put together by Square Egg Entertainment gave the impression that it would continue this new tradition, and give Phoenix an opportunity…

Cosplay: Concept & Construction Part 3

Becoming Lord Elrond by Durrilion With all the construction finally completed, I went to a friend for help with hair and makeup.  As she labored on my hair, and the wig, as well as the makeup, I ceased to be Durrilion the Freelance Writer and became Durrilion the Cosplayer. As she pulled, twisted, and pinned my own hair, I tried not to wince.  Every now and again it was painful….