Phoenix Comicon 2017 was a very good time for me and Kendall. I’m happy to report 4 full days and I made it through in good spirits the entire time. Even Friday morning when we had to wait over 2 hours to get in. I was happily surprised to see virtually everyone in good spirits. Over 110K in attendance this year, and I noticed it especially on Sunday which was the most crowded Sunday I have noticed in the past 4 years we have been attending. Being Memorial Day weekend may have influenced more attendees to come out, but there was also a full day of programming and panels too.
Phx Comicon has I think maxed out the Convention center here. We had to wait about 15 minutes before we could go up to the third floor for the Saturday Bonnie Wright panel because the fire marshal said the third floor was at max capacity, and folks had to clear out before more could go up. I don’t see the Con getting any smaller either. Four years ago we had 75K, and now we are at 110K. Hopefully they will be able to use the South Hall next year. Would be great if there was an underground concourse between the North and South Halls.
I did not Cosplay this year, and from what I hear it is smart to put a full year into getting your outfit done right. I did run into one dude who did the Black Knight from Monty Python’s Holy Grail, which was amusing. He said he got used to the metal helmet he was wearing. I was considering a paper mache helmet if I went with that idea. But I’m just not sure what I want to do right now.