Well, wasn’t THAT a party! The 2015 Phoenix Comicon is a sweet memory now, but it’s definitely one we won’t be forgetting anytime soon!
At the time of this writing this year’s attendance count hasn’t been officially released but, guaranteed, it’s going to be the biggest yet.
I suppose the most impressive aspect of the Phoenix Comicon is that, no matter how big it gets, the organizers and crew are super heroes when it comes to making the event as smooth and stress free as possible for it’s attendees. This year in particular was a huge improvement over last year’s event as far as crowd management is concerned. In spite of record breaking numbers of geeks, freaks and nerds, the human gridlock was almost non existent this time around.
While I wasn’t able to make it to any panels this year, word is they were epic. I did however get to spend a considerable amount of time on the main floor, collecting Cosplay photos, ( and, of course, falling in love several times over in the process.)
Every year the Comicons around the country have a character, movie or television show that seems to dominate. Personally, I will forever be remembering the 2015 Phoenix Comicon as the year of Harley Quinn & Deadpool, with a healthy amount of Guardians of the Galaxy in the mix.
Unlike the guys dressed in very similar Deadpool costumes, the Harley Quinns were actually all kind of amazing in the fact that I don’t believe I saw two that were alike, the sheer creativity and variety was as astounding as it was impressive. In fact, as far as all the cosplay was concerned, this year, more than any other, the guys were definitely owned by the ladies. Sure, the guys had the obligatory Jokers and Spidermen, (and one ridiculously perfect Thor) in the mix but the girls won the weekend thinking a little farther out of the box than the boys this time around, without question the muscle of female empowerment could be seen everywhere you looked this year, with many women opting for creative interpretations of previously known male characters, a trend I hope never ends.
Rather than ramble on any longer, it’s time you just take a look for yourself. Enjoy! See you at the Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest, 12/4-6! (can’t wait!)