DINOCON Stomps Through Phoenix July 27th

dinocon_logoIf there is a special place in your heart for the Dinosaurs TV series (“Not the Mama!”) and you’ve spent majority of your life quoting Jurassic Park (“Life, uh, finds a way.”), then you need to get pumped up for the first ever DinoCon here in Phoenix, AZ!

The event takes place at the Arizona Museum of Natural History and attendance is FREE with prior registration. The sad news is due to the limited capacity the event is currently sold out. However, there is a wait list you can sign up for and the event will e-mail you as space becomes available to attend.

For more information check out DinoCon’s official press release below and visit the website at www.phxdinocon.com!



Phoenix DinoCon roars into Arizona Museum of Natural History on July 27

 Convention for dino-nerds to feature pop culture panels, trivia, fossils and a Giganotosaurus photobooth

MESA, Ariz. (June 27, 2013) – Is Pterri the Pterodactyl your favorite dinosaur? Did you want to be a T-Rex, like the Dad on “Step Brothers,” but tabled that dream for a corporate job? Was “Terra Nova” your guilty pleasure? Are you over 18 and still display your dinosaur collection? Those who answer yes to the above will most likely be attending the first-ever dinosaur fan convention in Arizona, Phoenix DinoCon.

Taking place from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 at The Starlight Theater in the Arizona Museum of Natural History (53 N. MacDonald, Mesa, AZ 85201), Phoenix Dinocon celebrates the facts, fantasy and fun of dinosaurs with a popular culture focus and allows a platform for dino-fans ages 12+ to share their interests in all things awesome, ancient and reptilian.

In addition to original panels, Phoenix DinoCon features a heated trivia session sponsored by Skyboundʼs Super Dinosaur comic book series, a prehistoric photo booth with a six-foot Giganotosaurus cutout and two local artists, Jon Garza and Damien Hernandez, drawing dream dinosaur scenarios per attendeesʼ requests (think raptors in sailor suits or a T-Rex skateboarding).

Programming and panels at DinoCon include a dinosaur craft demo, a Jurassic Park book vs. movie discussion, a look back at beloved dinosaur toys like the DinoBots, guidelines to turn your Jeep into a vehicle straight off of Isla Nublar and a glimpse at a typical day on a dinosaur dig with a hands-on fossil opportunity.

Admission is complimentary with reservation at dinocon.brownpapertickets.com, where discounted admission to the exhibits at the Arizona Museum of Natural History will also be available, along with Phoenix DinoCon t-shirts.

For more information on the inaugural Phoenix DinoCon, visit www.phxdinocon.com.


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