Arizona may be a burning furnace, but we still manage to pull off a couple of super cool cons each year. Out of the many, the two most popular are Phoenix Comic-con and Fan Fest. Both take place in the Convention Center at Downtown Phoenix and it is always such an exciting time! A couple of streets get closed down only to be flooded by some of the most impressive cosplays you have ever seen; you can pose next to some of the most beloved vehicles in cinema such as The Jurassic Park Jeep, the Ecto-1 Ghostbusters car and a yellow Chevrolet Camaro aka Transformer Bumble Bee. And you can dance with Daleks at a Doctor Who ball.
Of course, the main event has to be the panels. Last year Fan Fest had an epic line up including WWE star Jon Cena, “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D” stars Brett Dalton and Elizabeth Henstridge, Tahmoh Penikett from “Supernatural” and Tim Rose from “Star Wars.” The two that made my heart stop were David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown from the Netflix hit “Stranger Things.” They were both darling and hilarious.
Fan Fest has started to announce it’s 2017 lineup including stars from “Steven Universe,” TV star Mallory Janses, original Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson, “Pirates of the Caribbean’s” Kevin McNally and cosplayers Asia Young and AmberSkies. I cannot wait to see who they announce next!
FanFest will take place November 11-12, 2017.
PS: I will be there as Totoro and Scarlett Witch