Category Archives: PHXCC 2015
Phoenix Comicon offers a myriad of things to do from celebrity panels to maid service to cosplayers to, of course, the exhibitor hall. The exhibitor hall offers all sorts of pleasures all on its own. Endless shopping, author autographs, displays, free poster, the list goes on. The exhibitor hall at Phoenix Comicon has grown every year and this year was the biggest year yet. The only downside? I never feel like I get the chance to see everything. And I want to see everything. My hunter gatherer instincts are in full swing by the time I hit the exhibitor floor on the first day and even if I get there every day of con I still never feel like like I have explored every corner of every aisle.
In the age of the internet and websites like Esty it is not as difficulty to find items of a geeky nature but to be able to feel the hand of the fabric, check the quality of a book binding before you by it or and the ability to talk to a creator directly make shopping in the exhibitor a special experience. I asked the team what treasures they found this year in the exhibitor hall. First up is Megan.
Phoenix Comicon’s last day was two weeks ago, but it still feels like it all happened yesterday. I have very vivid memories of the exhibitor hall and the booths that it housed, the panels, and of course, the cosplayers. I have no qualms saying that I’ve seen some of the best costumes ever at Phoenix Comicon this year. Below are the highlights:
Phoenix Comicon is officially over now, but it created a lasting impression and a lifetime experience for a first-time goer like me.
I had the fortune to attend the con from Friday to Sunday, and in order to save time and spare myself the hassle, I decided to stay at the Hyatt and shared a room with geek hosts Cassie and Megan. And let me tell you, staying at that hotel was one of my highlights during the con. I’d heard tales about Hyatt dedicating a giant room to board games, but I was at awe by how big and busy it was. It was a whole floor occupied by tables upon tables on which people could set up all kind of board games and start playing in seconds. And the variety of board games they had were nothing but impressive. Settlers of Catan, Cards Against Humanity, Magic the Gathering, etc. I’m not a big board game fan, but Cassie introduced me the game King of Tokyo, and it was great fun.
I am not going to lie. Squeesfest time is my favorite time of year. All of the team captains debating about which guys to add to their teams, the endless searching for sexy pictures for the PowerPoint, and the incredibly loud squeeing of the audience. And this year…WOW…you audience members were amazing, especially the men in the back practically doing cartwheels for their favorite guys. This year one of the team captains, Krissy Lenz, made up raps for all of her team members. All of it makes for a crazy good time!
For those of you who could not be in the audience here’s how the voting went down:
Feature Image Photo via Phoenix Comicon Photographer Devon Christopher Adams
We made it through another Phoenix Comicon! This weekend always seems to pass by at warp speed and this year was no exception. For the third year, Educating [Geeks] spent the better part of the weekend bringing you some awesome panels and we were so glad to see your smiling faces! It was truly an honor to see some of you again and meet many of you for the first time. Whether we were geeking out over American Horror Story or dancing in the seats to celebrate our favorite hot guys in sci-fi you are what made the panels so worth while. We can’t thank you enough for making 2015 another great year at Phoenix Comicon and we hope we helped make your weekend a little more awesome as well.
We’ll have some more in-depth recaps of what we saw and did at Phoenix Comicon in the coming weeks, but here’s a brief preview of stuff that happened and the people who helped make it possible: