Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest 2015

Graham McTavish from The Hobbit and Outlander will be at Fan Fest!

October 5, 2015

Known for his portrayal of Dwalin on The Hobbit and Dougal Mackenzie on Outlander, actor Graham McTavish is going to be joining us at Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest!

McTavish’s portfolio also includes voice and motion capture work for the evil psychopath war criminal Zoran Lazarevic in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, the voice of the main protagonist Dante Alighieri in Dante's Inferno, Restoration leader Commander Lucius in the Shadow Complex video game, and the Decepticon Thundercracker in Transformers: War for Cybertron. McTavish has also leant his voice to the Marvel Comics villain Loki in Hulk Vs. Thor and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, antagonist Joseph Bertrand III in Infamous 2 and newcomer Charlie Cutter in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.

Read more about Graham here.

Guest Announcements Begin! Welcome Tom Cook to Fan Fest!

September 30, 2015

We are excited to kick off our 2015 Fan Fest guest announcements with animator and director Tom Cook! Tom began his career as an animator and director in 1978 at Hanna-Barbera Studios where he was hired to work as an assistant animator on Challenge of the SuperFriends, Godzilla, Scooby Doo, Smurfs, Pacman and The Flintstones.

Tom has also worked on Tarzan, Flash Gordon, Blackstar, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Brown Hornet, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra Princess of Power, Ghostbusters, Lone Ranger, Zorro, The Kids Super Power Hour with Shazam (Captain Marvel), Hero High and the futuristic Western Bravestarr.

Read more about Tom here.

2016 Film Festival Submissions are Open

September 1, 2015

Attention Film Makers! You can now submit your films for the 2016 Phoenix Comicon Film Festival! With four days of non-stop film screenings, the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival is a premier festival for genre fare.

In past years we've accepted entries from around the world and winners have gone on to have their films noticed and distributed by major producers. We welcome not only genre fare such as horror, science fiction and fan films - documentaries, comedy, drama, crime thrillers, animation, family films and music videos have been among our past winners.

Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest MembershipsFan Fest Memberships on Sale!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Memberships to Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest opened today and are now available! Following the success of last year's inaugural winter convention which had an attendance of 11,403, Fan Fest returns to the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona this December 4-6, 2015. Focusing on creators, artists, actors, costumers and exhibitors, Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest is growing into its own signature event in the Valley.

We listened to your feedback and prices for Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest 2015 are lower than last year! Pricing for Fan Fest 2015 isn't only lower, but also simplified. Rather than having multiple price increases in the months leading up to the convention, Fan Fest passes have a single price point before the show that raises slightly onsite. Full Event Memberships are $30 until December 3rd, then $35 onsite. Children 2 years old and younger are free to the event, and Sidekicks aged 3-12 are $5, regardless if purchased before or during the convention. For full pricing details, including passes for individual days, click on Memberships.

Hosting a pop culture and comic book convention at a venue normally associated with sporting events in the winter presents some opportunities unique to Fan Fest. Costume enthusiasts can take advantage of the cooler weather to display their talents. The outdoor space surrounding the Stadium will again feature activities for the whole family. Free parking is plentiful at the Stadium, and there is a variety of dining options available nearby at the Westgate Entertainment District.

Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest has again partnered with the Hampton Inn & Suites Glendale and the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa to provide an option for staying close to the action all weekend long. Hotel rooms at the Hampton can be booked now. Rooms at the Renaissance will be available soon.

Programming information and guest announcements will be announced in the next few months as Fan Fest approaches. For more information, please visit Phoenix Comicon on Facebook, Twitter, and online here at

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