Catch the Wave

Get ready Arizona, Phoenix Fan Fusion is heading your way on May 23-26, 2019! The annual pop culture convention is taking place at the Phoenix Convention Center on 100 North 3rd Street in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Special media guests attending the show include Jeff Goldblum (Thor: Ragnarok), Catherine Tate and John Barrowman (Doctor Who), Robin Lord Taylor and Paul Reubens (Gotham), George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, and Walter Koenig (Star Trek), Rebekah McKendry (Shock Waves), Chris Sarandon (Nightmare Before Christmas), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter), Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings), Thomas Estrada (Emperors New Groove), Amy Jo Johnson and Steve Cardenas (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Phi Phi O’Hara (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Billy Dee Williams, Ray Park,  and Brian Herring (Star Wars), Ian Ziering (Sharknado), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), Garrett Wang (Star Trek Voyager), Adam Savage (Mythbusters), Summer Glau (Firefly), Kara Eberle, Arryn Zech, Samantha Ireland, and Barbara Dunkelman (RWBY), Lucie Pohl (Overwatch), Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time), and Christopher Sabat (Dragon Ball Z).  

Comic artists attending the show include Landon S. Huber (The Punctuation Men), David Lizanetz (Tiny’s Big Shot), Joel Gomez (Brightest Day), Chris L. Brown (Omega Black), Buddy Scalera (Deadpool), Gerardo Preciado (Old Skull Comics), David Marquez (Annkidu), Daniel Bayliss (Big Trouble in Little China), Brian Pulido (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Mark Kidwell (Creature From the Depths), Jeremy Clark (Grimm Fairy Tales: Legacy), Arthur Suydam (Merc with a Mouth), Joel Gomez (Gears of War), Lorenzo Sperlonga (Heavy Metal Magazine), Shelby Robertson (Deadpool: Bad Blood), Cillian Cubstead (Dirge of Viqdis), Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp), James Stone (Tome of Terror), Adam Orndorf (Blood & Dust: Glenny Family Values), Mike Maclean (Piranhaconda), Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan), Seanan McGuire (October Daye), Andy Carreon (Marvel Masterpiece), Al Sparrow (Red Skirts), Josh Dubois (Queen City: Days of Decadence), Dietrich Smith (Battlestar Galactica), and Jay Fotos (Wynonna Earp).

While Phoenix Fan Fusion has unveiled their extensive guest list, they have yet to disclose their full program guide. However, attendees can expect panels and workshops, photo-ops and autograph sessions with guests, cosplay contests, and the Phoenix Fan Fusion Masquerade. There will also be family friendly programming and events specifically geared toward younger fans. Check the site in the week’s leading up to the show for updates. 

The con is running Thursday 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM, Friday 10:30 AM to 1 AM, Saturday 10:30 AM to 1 AM, and Sunday 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Membership passes are $20 for Thursday, $30 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, and $35 for Sunday. A full weekend pass is $85, with a sidekick pass (ages 3-12) available for $10. VIP passes are also currently available. 

For more information on the upcoming convention, or to purchase tickets, visit phoenixfanfusion.com