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Phoenix Comic Con 2016

posted Jun 10, 2016, 11:54 AM by Tallia W
My favorite part of the beginning of Summer is getting to attend Phoenix Comic Con. I attended the event on Friday this year. 
In years past the event has sold out on Saturdays. Since this is a common thing that happens. Due to so many people attending the event. I bought my Saturday ticket months ago. That way all I have to do is print my ticket the night before the event.   Then pick up mt badge at the registration and go into the event.

 When I got to the event with my friends we ended up waiting in line for almost 2 hours. Just to get into registration fro the event. (Bring water, sunscreen and a hat). That weekend it was over 113*F outside. 

After getting through registration my friends and I went into the main hall. Where you can purchase art work and everything that a Geek could possibly want. My goal is to get new art work for my office. I tend to by new art from my two favorite artist Val Brazier- Mystery Babylon . I have purchased some of her Doctor Who Prints in the past. They are amazing and look great framed. The other artist that I am a huge fan of is Meghan O-Connell-Dirty Teacup Designs. She creates beautiful works of art. I have prints from her fashion villains. This year I purchased a Ursula pinup print and a pinup girl in bourbon glass. 

The Hero Hall on the 4th Floor of the event center is where there are a lot of professional Cos Players are. The celebrities from TV and movies are also on this floor. My friend Marcia and I walked around the floor and took pictures with people.  I was lucky enough to get a picture with Ms. Karan Ashley. As a little girl she was my favorite Yellow Power Ranger. She was even kind enough to talk to me for a few minutes. Before we took the picture. 

 While I was asking a professional Cos Player. Who was  dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow. If I could please get a picture with him. After I was done asking him. A gentleman walked up and started talking to him. When I turned to look at him, I noticed that it was Professional Cos Player Michael Huffman. I follow him on Facebook. Right away I said Mike, he looked at me. And said I think I know you from Facebook right? Yes. I asked if he had time for us to get a picture together. He kindly agreed.  ( Michael is very tall, you can tell by the picture.) He also is a gentleman. 

The Captain Jack Sparrow gentleman was great. He had Jack down to the letter. Perfect. Even when he walked he had pirate swag walk down. I thanked him for the picture. 

Marcia and I kept walking around the floor. When turned the corner I noticed a tall man with a crowd around his table. I looked up at the sign and noticed it was actor Sam J. Jones. The actor who played in the movie Flash Gordon. Couldn't believe it. He is a tall gentleman who was very nice to his fans. Even when the lady who walked past his table and sang Flash Ahhh (very off key)!


The hall had 4 floors of things that people could attend different  events. There were even classes on how to make the costumes for cosplay and cosplay makeup. We stayed at the event for 5 hours. Then we headed outside to take pictures o the cars from different movies and TV show. Every car from Baby from Supernatural to vehicles from Mad Max Road Fury. Although I have to say the crew from Mad Max were great. They were letting people take close up pictures with the cars. And even let people take pictures with them. Yes, of course I took a picture with them. The tall gentleman was hilarious. He growled at me, don't he expected me to do it right back to him. We both laughed, then he and you can come stand me to me.  

All in all the Phoenix Comic Con was a lot of fun this year. Although if I attend next year I will be buying a fast pass. So I don't have to wait in line. The event coordinators got the total for attendance. 100,000 people attended this year. Makes sense, it's a popular event. If you ever get a chance to attend a Comic Con in your area or invited to one. Please go you will not regret going.