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Recap: Phoenix Comicon 2014

OK, has everybody finally recovered from last weekend’s Phoenix Comicon? I’m still having trouble — what a whirlwind! Great, new guests, tons of incredible cosplay, and oh, that huge Exhibitor Hall!

Apparently, attendance was almost 78,000 this year, compared to 2013’s 55,000. And you could tell right away. I mean, Thursday is usually a relaxing evening of badge pickups, Twitter friend reunions, and a bit of wandering around the Exhibitor Hall. You don’t expect a lot of cosplay on day 0, and panels are lucky to fill their seats.

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10 Must-Dos for Phoenix Comicon

For me, Phoenix Comicon is the best weekend of the year. As a local, I love seeing downtown, which is usually a ghost town, all of a sudden crawling with superheroes, Time Lords, Browncoats, steampunks, Storm Troopers, and furries. The guy offering rickshaw rides from the parking garage is dressed like Darth Vader, the convention center sound system is playing the Star Trek theme song, and everywhere there are nerds. Old nerds, young nerds, in costume and not, eyes shining, clutching their latest purchases, deep in discussion over all things geek. Ahhh….this must be what heaven looks like…

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