Get Ready for the 2015 Phoenix Comicon – Convention Center May 28-31 2015

Are you one of THOSE people who can’t wait until Halloween to get into your favorite superhero costume? Ignore THOSE critics who call you a geek because you are 35 years old and dressed up as Wonder Woman. Chances are they have never experienced the excitement generated at the most popular celebration of comics, characters and pop culture.

Cyberelf™ will be appearing at the @PhoenixComicon this year and @TucsonComiCon in November - Photo Credit Cyberelf™ ‏@TheRealCyberelf

Cyberelf™ will be appearing at the @PhoenixComicon this year and @TucsonComiCon in November – Photo Credit Cyberelf™ ‏@TheRealCyberelf

Photo Credit Alvin Johnson ‏@alvinphotog  - More Photos Here

Photo Credit Alvin Johnson ‏@alvinphotog – More Photos Here Follow @AZFoothillsMag

Photo Credit Coop ‏@enVader and Michele Specht ‏@MicheleSpecht

Photo Credit Coop ‏@enVader and Actress/Commedienne Michele Specht ‏@MicheleSpecht

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Photo credit Kim Pomper ‏@mintxwine

Phoenix Comicon 2015 promises to be bigger and better than ever. It is one of the most highly attended conventions in the state of Arizona. The event is so big that it spills out of the Phoenix Convention Center on North Third Street and into three nearby hotels (The Hyatt Regency Phoenix, The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, and the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown).

Artist. Writer. Director. Producer Todd_McFarlane Hanging with Meat Grinder

Artist Writer Director and Producer Todd McFarlane @Todd_McFarlane hanging with Meat Grinder at the ’68 booth! – Photo credit ’68-THE Zombie Comic ‏@68Zombie

Photo Credit Shell ‏@foreverfangal

Photo Credit Shell ‏@foreverfangal

Photo Credit Space Rock Man ‏@geoffnotkin

Photo Credit Space Rock Man ‏@geoffnotkin

Thousands and thousands are expected to come to Phoenix Comicon 2015. The much anticipated festivities begin on Thursday, May 28 and run through Sunday, May 31. All ages are welcome. Families, couples, and friends all are there to have a great time. The atmosphere is both laid-back and electric. Everyone is accepting of all the different folks from different backgrounds that show up at Comicon. The cosplayers exude energy and make it feel like there is electricity in the air.

Photo Credit Ammerzon ‏@Ammerzon

Photo Credit Ammerzon ‏@Ammerzon

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Photo Credit Chad Simplicio ‏@ChaosNOrder626

Actress Satu Runa ‏@SatuRuna Photo credit Steve J. Palmer

Actress Satu Runa ‏@SatuRuna Photo credit Steve J. Palmer

Speaking of cosplayers, the costumed professionals that appear at Comicon events around the country, you never know who you might see. Your bound to come across the characters from Batman including the Caped Crusader, The Joker, and Bat Girl. The X-men, Superman, Darth Vader and the Star Trek crew from the Enterprise may be spotted at any time.

Mirror Universe Uhura Phoenix Comicon 2012 - Photo Credit Costume Designer Cosplayer and Dragon Age geek C'loni Bailey ‏@clonistudios

Mirror Universe Uhura Phoenix Comicon 2012 – Photo Credit Costume Designer Cosplayer and Dragon Age geek C’loni Bailey ‏@clonistudios

Lance  @JazeCosplay - Photo Credit Jeremy JPOOL Colwill ‏@GNERDCorner

Lance @JazeCosplay – Photo Credit Jeremy JPOOL Colwill ‏@GNERDCorner

It is perfectly acceptable to let out a little scream when you come face-to-face with your favorite comic characters, but don’t try to grab them. Say hi and most will be happy to pose for a picture. For even better memories of Phoenix Comicon 2015, get someone to take a picture of you posing with the costumed characters you just love and adore.

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Photo Credit HeavyMetalTelevision ‏@heavymetaltv

Awesome @Guardians of the Galaxy cosplay at the @ziarecords booth

Awesome @Guardians of the Galaxy cosplay at the @ziarecords booth

Pop culture fans will recognize a number of the real-life actors and actresses who will be making an appearance during the four-day event. Some celebrities will only be in attendance for one or two days while many of the invited guests will be at Phoenix Comicon every day.

Photo Credit MI*HUE ‏@earu_lee

Photo Credit MI*HUE ‏@earu_lee

Photo Credit Christine O'Donnell ‏@ChristineOnNews

Photo Credit Christine O’Donnell ‏@ChristineOnNews

The most recent celebrity secured for the big happening is Christopher Lloyd. Lloyd played the irreverent Reverend Jim on the star-filled (Judd Hirsch, Danny Devito, Tony Danza, Marilu Henner) hit TV show Taxi. An accomplished Hollywood actor, Christopher Lloyd is perhaps best known for his role as Doc Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy.

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Droid vs Dalek – the REAL Duel in the Desert! – Photo Credit Alex Hamilton ‏@TheBlogadin

Inaraserra Cosplay - Photo Credit Sara Moni ‏@KrayolaKid

Inaraserra Cosplay – Photo Credit Sara Moni ‏@KrayolaKid

Brad McQuillen

Photo Credit Brad McQuillen ‏@BradCreates

Lou Ferrigno, a.k.a. The Incredible Hulk, is one of the more famous and recognizable
faces you might get a chance to see. A regular at some of the biggest Comicon events around the country, Ferrigno was also well known for playing himself as the next-door neighbor of Doug and Carrie Heffernan on the TV series, The King of Queens.

Alexis Denisof and Alyson Hannigan

Alexis Denisof and Alyson Hannigan – Photo Credit Geek News Network ‏@WeAreGNN – geeknewsnetwork.net

Jesse Röhas Met The Original Exorcist @RealLindaBlair - Photo Credit Jesse Röhas ‏@JesseRojas_

Jesse Röhas Met The Original Exorcist @RealLindaBlair – Photo Credit Jesse Röhas ‏@JesseRojas_

Phoenix Comicon filmfest

Phoenix Comicon Filmfest to feature a little film called Wild Wild Breast Clydesdale Manhattan ‏@info_clydesdale ClydesdaleManhattan.com

While many of the celebrities and comic characters on hand will be happy to pose for a photo or sign an autograph, there is also a special section on the third floor of the North Building where you can purchase an autograph or enjoy a photo op of your favorite actors and actresses. Among the celebrities who will be selling autographs and photos are Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Christina Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica, Miami Vice). Olmos and some of the others who charge for their signatures are not doing it to make a buck. They direct their earnings to charitable causes.

Arizona Star Wars Guys

Photo Credit Az Star Wars Guy ‏@AZSTARWARSGUY

Harrison Cosplay 2015

Photo Credit A.C. Harrison ‏@ReadACHarrison

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Photo Credit @KrayolaKid Jeremy JPOOL Colwill ‏@GNERDCorner

Don’t miss your chance to show off your musical talents. You can submit your own music videoin the Comicon Music Video Contest. Your video will be watched and judged by your peers and a panel from Comicon. You might earn an Audience Choice Award or a nice prize if the panel of judges selects your music video.

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Photo Credit Kate Lathrop ‏@irishdiva

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Photo Credit Mike Doyle ‏@mikedoyle_12

As part of the entertaining menu of events you can enjoy watching a fabulous collection of films over the entire four-day event. The Phoenix Comicon Film Festival is sure to be a big hit with the crowd.

Photo Credit Jim St. Leger ‏@intel_jim

Photo Credit Jim St. Leger ‏@intel_jim

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Programming-CHNOPS – Photo Credit Eileen Kane ‏@EileenMKane – www.eileenmkane.info

Thanks to all of you who will be staying with us at the Thunderbird Suites Hotel when you attend this very special event. We can’t wait to see you!

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