Phoenix Comicon This Weekend

Jan 23rd 2008
Phoenix Comicon:
Where the Geek can be Chic for a weekend of fun


Mesa - Boba Fett. The Incredible Hulk. Chewbacca. Enterprise's Lt. Chekov.

Only in comic books and movies can these characters have their stories told, and only at the Phoenix Comicon can you meet the actors who brought them to life; along with comic book artists, anime voice actors, and best selling authors.

"The pop culture lights shine bright at the Phoenix Comicon" says Convention Director Matt Solberg. "From those who grew up reading comic books under the covers to those who cheered the Rebels on in Star Wars, we offer something for everyone who has a little bit of geek in them."

Media guests attending the Phoenix Comicon are:

Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), Walter Koenig (Star Trek's Lt. Chekov), Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager Lt. Tyvok), Peter Mayhew (Star Wars' Chewbacca), Jeremy Bulloch (Star Wars' Boba Fett), and Jeph Loeb (writer & producer Lost and Heroes)

"Only at the Phoenix Comicon can you meet Vulcans, superheros, anime ninjas, Zombies, and other characters only found in your imagination," says Solberg.

In addition to the media guests, superstar comic book creators such as Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies), David Finch (Incredible Hulk), Ed McGuinness (Superman and Batman), and Matt Wagner (Batman) will be attending. Anime voice actors Greg Ayres, Michelle Ruff, and Luci Christian will be hosting panels and meeting fans.

"You don't need to wear a cape to enjoy the Phoenix Comicon," offers Joe Boudrie, Director of Programming, "but if you do you might win the Masquerade Costume Contest!"

The Phoenix Comicon offers a full weekend of events, from the Zombie Beauty Pageant, to Jedi Lightsaber training for kids. A Japanese Fashion Show, Art Auction, musical performance by Star Trek's Tim Russ, costume contest, dance, and anime dodgeball are just a handful of the 166 hours of programming that is being offered.

The Phoenix Comicon is January 26-27th at the Mesa Convention Center. Doors open on Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM. Full events tickets are $25, with single day passes available. Kids ten and under get in free with a paid adult. Tickets are available online and at local comic book stores.

The Phoenix Comicon is Arizona's largest, multi-media, popular arts convention, focusing on comic books, anime, gaming, music, and film. The Comicon presents a full weekend schedule of guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, and gaming worlds.

For more information visit www.phoenixcomicon.com or call 602-697-4007.

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