Phoenix Comic Fest Nightlife Events: What You Need to Know!

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Greetings again, fellow Geeks!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Phoenix Comic Fest Week!

One great facet of the show that people sometimes forget about is the nighttime programming.  Over the last several years, Phoenix Comic Fest has made it increasingly tempting to stick around long after dark.

*Some of these events will require you to purchase a separate ticket to attend. You can get them HERE.


Here are some of the nighttime highlights that you shouldn’t miss:

Insomnia Falls Formal Ball 21+
710 N Central Ave, Phx 85004
Friday, May 25, 2018 – 8:00 pm to 1:00 am
You can purchase tickets through Pre-Sale for $5 HERE or $10 at the door.
Sign up for fashion walk HERE

Although not an official Phoenix Comic Fest event, local cosplay group Horsemen Of has put together a formal ball for any of you that would like to dress up and dance the night away. More information at their Facebook event page HERE.

Talk Nerdy To Me: Sexy And We Shot It! 18+
West 301ABCD

Friday, May 25, 2018 – 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Price: $20
Talk Nerdy To Me burlesque returns with a bang featuring all new performers and acts. Brainy and buxom brunette producer Sable Switch has crafted the biggest show yet for year number seven. This year’s show includes surprise guests from galaxies far, far away so keep an eye on the event page to meet our captivating cast.

The Free Stand Up Comedy Show 18+
North 227C
Friday, May 25, 2018 – 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Promoted as, “a horde of nerdy local comedians, regaling you with tales of the things that matter most in life: comic books and video games”, this Friday night event shows promise.  Stand-up and nerdery?  What’s not to love?  You need to be over 18 to attend.


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Rocky Horror Shadowcast
North 120 AB
Friday, May 25, 2018 – 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Celebrating the classic Rocky Horror Picture Show, the best (arguably only) way to watch the movie is with a live cast acting it out in front of the screen.  Be ready to enjoy having bread thrown at you and water sprayed on you, along with an array of other weirdness that is the backbone of a real Rocky Horror experience.

Masquerade Costume Contest
West 301ABCD
Saturday, May 26, 2018 – 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm
The perennial classic and costuming highlight of the Show, the Masquerade is THE place to be on Saturday night.  Hosted as ever by the handsome, irrepressible and always-hilarious TD-0013, the Masquerade showcases the finest in creativity, color, and wild imagination as expressed in the magnificent costumes at the Show.  Be sure to get in line early, as this event is always full to capacity.


Other evening highlights . . .

Thursday night:

THE RICK SANCHEZ HOUSE PARTY! With Special Guests The Library Bards
Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock School Stage
Thursday, May 24, 2018 – 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Deadpool Beauty Pageant 2 – The Sequel
West 106ABC
Thursday, May 24, 2018 – 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

The Beer Debates: PC vs. Console
Third Street Outdoor Activities Area
Thursday, May 24, 2018 – 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Friday night:

P.U.G.S.: Phoenix Ultimate Geek Smackdown
North 122ABC
Friday, May 25, 2018 – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Ultimate Cosplay Karaoke Lounge
North 224AB
Friday, May 25, 2018 – 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Men Strut Your Stuff 18+
West 106ABC
Friday, May 25, 2018 – 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Saturday night:

Awesomely Awful: Audience Picks!
North 132 ABC
Saturday, May 26, 2018 – 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The 3rd Roast of Darth Vader
North 229AB
Saturday, May 26, 2018 – 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

You’re Scared of What? 18+
North 226BC
Saturday, May 26, 2018 – 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm


For more information and ticketing info for Phoenix Comic Fest 2018, head over to their site HERE.

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