It has come. The time of year when downtown Phoenix is over run by the horde. When stares of shock and amazement come from both attendees and the confused normal masses alike. Phoenix Fan Fusion is upon us once more, and there is so much to expect from this year’s festivities it would make even the head of the Night King spin.
In the event you have been living under Sauron’s gaze and haven’t been able to keep up on the massive amount of guests and vendors blessing us with their presence for this year’s proceedings, have no fear for I am here to let you know all you need to know about the biggest convention this side of San Diego. First up, let’s discuss the guests! After all, everyone at some point has certainly thought about what it would be like to meet the legendary Jeff Goldblum, and this year is your chance to make that dream come true! Amid the list of absolutely out of this world guests this year, including Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Catherine Tate, and the original Lando himself Billy Dee Williams, this event is stacked with some of the biggest names in sci-fi imaginable.
Sci-fi not your thing? Don’t worry, this year’s got you covered on all the fantasy and childhood nostalgia you could ever need as well! This list of heavy hitters includes everyone’s favorite zero to hero Matthew Lewis, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and the beloved savor of Middle Earth, Elijah Wood. However, if Hollywood or television isn’t really your thing, there are also plenty of video game and cartoon voice actors blessing us with their talents this year! If you’ve ever wanted to meet the voices behind characters from Adventure Time and RWBY, then don’t pass up the opportunity to see Jeremy Shada, Barbara Dunkleman, Kara Eberle, and Arryn Zech in person!
Though not everyone goes to the convention wanting to rub elbows with celebs, of course. Both the lower and third floor exhibit halls are packed to the brim with all the art, comics, and collectibles you could imagine for those going to the convention to get that instant gratification fix or snag some con exclusives. Among all the artists and pop-culture items, also keep an eye out for the real-life super heroes of the Arizona Avengers, Justice League Arizona, and the Arizona Autobots! The third floor vendor hall is certainly a place to take the kids for their wholesome fix of meeting the very heroes that their parents passed down a love of, and who doesn’t want a picture with a real life Ghostbuster or Mandalorian?
In all, this year’s convention is shaping up to be one hell of a ride. With a lot of ground to cover and only 4 days to see everything, a game plan and LOTS of water is always a must going into any big event. Be sure to check out the convention’s website for a list of events and panels later this month to stay on top of your options to meet your favorite stars and artists, as well as both free and paid entry events happening all con long! We hope to see you May 23rd through 26th when Phoenix Fan Fusion takes over downtown, and be sure to get your tickets from https://phoenixfanfusion.com/ soon to avoid price hikes! Stay geeky my friends!