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Phoenix Comicon Expands at the Phoenix Convention Center

June 2, 2014
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The Phoenix Convention Center welcomes Phoenix Comicon to its facility for the fifth consecutive year. The 11th annual signature pop culture event of the Southwest will attract more than 70,000 attendees from June 5–8. This year, attendees can expect additional programming including expanded youth programming. And, that’s not all that has expanded! The event now offers registration and youth activities in the South Building and outdoor activities on Third Street between Washington and Monroe.

Guests are encouraged to register for memberships in advance at for the event that includes a Zombie Walk, fan autograph and photo sessions, a Cosplay Fashion Show, Geek Prom, Brain Eating Contest and Avengers Boot Camp among numerous other activities. Third Street will be closed to host outdoor activities including a car show featuring famous TV/movie cars, Roller Derby, Saturday night street party, live music, food trucks and the Arizona Comedy All-Stars. The celebrity guest list includes Danny Glover, Cary Elwes, Adam West, Burt Ward, Mark Bagley, Bruce Campbell, The Power Rangers, Mark Shepard, John Barrowman, Stephen Amell, Patrick Rothfuss, Charlaine Harris, Crispin Freeman and many more.

Comicon guests can pick up their membership packets in the South Building at 33 S. Third St. Guests should be aware that bag checks will be in place as well as peace bonding for all props. To get to the Phoenix Convention Center, there are several convenient transportation options including METRO Light Rail, Green Cabs, pedicabs and carpooling. Parking is available in the Convention Center East, West, North and Heritage garages, which will have adequate signage to direct attendees to the registration area in the South Building.

The Phoenix Convention Center is an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant facility which welcomes guests with special needs and service animals. Our facility offers accessible parking and entrances, wheelchair ramps, multiple elevators, automatic doors and accessible restroom facilities. For additional information about ADA accommodations, please call 602-262-6225 or TTY 602-495-5048.

About the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues:
The award-winning Phoenix Convention Center is one of the 25 largest convention venues in the United States. It offers nearly 900,000 square feet of rentable meeting and exhibition space and can accommodate 80% of the convention meetings market. Established in 1969 as a department of the city of Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center is a critical economic enterprise for the state and local economy. The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues include the Phoenix Convention Center, Executive Conference Center – Downtown Phoenix, Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre and five parking garages.

Phoenix Comicon Expands at the Phoenix Convention Center

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