Phoenix Comicon 2017 will be bigger than ever in downtown Phoenix.
Phoenix Comicon’s schedule is packed with panels, talks, shows, activities, workshops and parties from May 25 to 28 at the Phoenix Convention Center.
We were particularly intrigued by the adults-only offerings. Many of these are free with Comicon membership registration, but some require an additional paid ticket. All of these events are for audiences 18 and older only.
See the whole searchable programming list and find a tool to build your own personal schedule at phoenixcomicon.com.
Fanfiction Mad Libs
This interactive panel will feature fanfiction stories, where dirty words are removed, and are replaced with potentially dirtier ones suggested by the audience.
Details: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Phoenix Convention Center, North 231A. Free with membership.
Deadpool Beauty and Talent Pageant
Come see who is crowned the fairest Deadpool in all the land at this rowdy stage show. Or maybe you’ll participate yourself.
Details: 8-11 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Phoenix Convention Center, West 106ABC. Free with membership.
Men Strut Your Stuff!
This show is back by popular demand. Cosplayers are welcome to come and show off their best moves on stage while the audience goes crazy.
Details: 9-10:30 p.m. Friday, May 26. Phoenix Convention Center, West 106ABC. Free with membership.
Drinks with Authors and Creators
The popular event returns, allowing Comicon participants to mingle with the guest authors and other creators in a laidback setting, with giveaways, door prizes and booze, of course. Proceeds benefit Kids Need To Read.
Details: 8-11:30 p.m. Friday, May 26. Phoenix Convention Center, North 120CD. $10.
Talk Nerdy to Me: A Byte of Burlesque
This is the sixth year of the show and it’s extremely popular. Sable Switch will host the event featuring members of the BurlEscapades and Romantasy Cabaret. Participants are highly encouraged to buy passes ahead of time.
Details: 8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, May 26. Phoenix Convention Center, West 301BCD. $15. Reserved front-of-house seating is sold out. General admission is still available. memberships.square-egg.com/e/phoenix_comicon_2017.
Blue Ribbon Army Presents: The Dork Knight Rises
Party with your Con friends and make new ones at this big after-party, hosted by the Phoenix Comicon fan group the Blue Ribbon Army. The comic book-themed event features two DJs, dancing, special drinks and a photo booth. Proceeds benefit Kids Need to Read.
Details: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, May 27. Phoenix Convention Center, North 120CD. $20. memberships.square-egg.com/e/phoenix_comicon_2017.
Body Art Extravaganza
Hosted by Mark Greenawalt, body paint artists Brandon McGill, Papi Miranda, Vanessa Sophia Robertson, Eric Simmons, Holly Shoemaker, and Mythica Von Griffyn will turn models into droids for this fascinating stage show. Each artist will have two hours to transform their models into androids, robots or cyborgs, and the audience will get to witness this unique experience.
Details: 7-11 p.m. Saturday, May 27. Phoenix Convention Center, West 106ABC. Free with membership.
Is That A Wand In Your Pocket?
This naughty take on the Harry Potter books will give the audience a whole new perspective of Hogwarts and its inhabitants.
Details: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27. Phoenix Convention Center, North 128AB. Free with membership.
Whose Line Is It Anime?
This twist on the classic improvisational show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will feature an anime and video game theme.
Details: 9-10 p.m. Saturday, May 27. Phoenix Convention Center, North 222AB.
Hogwarts … More Like Snogwarts
This panel returns this year, featuring the Potter Professors who will discuss magic spells and how to use them outside of the classroom, and other taboo topics in the world of Harry Potter.
Details: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 26. Phoenix Convention Center, North 224AB.
Phoenix Comicon details
Thursday, May 25: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. registration, 4-9 p.m. exhibitor hall, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. programming.
Friday, May 26: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. registration, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. exhibitor hall, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. programming.
Saturday, May 27: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. registration, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. exhibitor hall, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. programming.
Sunday, May 28: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. registration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. exhibitor hall, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. programming.
Where: Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St.
Admission: $75 for full event membership, $299 for fast pass membership, $20 for Thursday only, $30 for Friday only, $45 for Saturday only, $30 for Sunday only. $10 for children ages 3 to 12. Free for children ages 2 and younger. Prices will go up at midnight on May 24.
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