Comicon transforms Phoenix Convention Center into sci-fi paradis - KMSP-TV

Comicon transforms Phoenix Convention Center into sci-fi paradise

Posted: Updated:
  • Arizona HeadlinesMore>>

  • Deputies: Arizona woman tried to run over ex

    Deputies: Arizona woman tried to run over ex

    An Arizona woman is facing charges after police say she tried to run down her ex-husband while her child was in the car.
    An Arizona woman is facing charges after police say she tried to run down her ex-husband while her child was in the car.
  • Yavapai deputies arrest 2 men in luring case

    Yavapai deputies arrest 2 men in luring case

    Deputies from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office arrested two men they say were trying to lure teenagers.According to deputies both men thought they were talking on a social media website with an teenage minor, it was actually an undercover YCSO deputy.
    Deputies from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office arrested two men they say were trying to lure teenagers.According to deputies both men thought they were talking on a social media website with an teenage minor, it was actually an undercover YCSO deputy.
  • High school standout in ICU after breaking neck in Hawaii

    High school standout in ICU after breaking neck in Hawaii

    A 17 year-old high school senior and star athlete from Glendale found himself in the same hospital as a Gilbert mother of two after both broke their necks on the beach in Hawaii, on the same day.As we've reported, the Gilbert mother died from her injuries. The 17 year-old boy remains in the hospital in Hawaii.
    A 17 year-old high school senior and star athlete from Glendale found himself in the same hospital as a Gilbert mother of two after both broke their necks on the beach in Hawaii, on the same day.As we've reported, the Gilbert mother died from her injuries. The 17 year-old boy remains in the hospital in Hawaii.
PHOENIX -

Phoenix Comicon continued with one of the biggest attendance days ever.

Organizers are expecting upwards of 45,000 visitors during the four-day event, making 2013 the biggest year yet.

From zombies, to superheroes, to whatever--anything goes at Comicon.

Everyone comes for different reasons.

"Even though you don't know them, you have something in common.  You can just walk up to them and be like, 'Hey, how you doin?" said a Comicon visitor.

"My favorite part is definitely the costumes. I like the artwork too, but I come for the costumes and meeting other people who are into it," said another visitor.

It's this type of response that's making the Phoenix Comicon bigger every year.

This year is the biggest yet, with an estimated 40,000 to 45,000 people visiting from across the region.

"I've been coming for about three years and it's definitely getting bigger each time in a good way.  It's not just art people anymore, or just costumes, it's a nice, big variety of stuff," said one Comicon fan.

"What's cool about Phoenix, is that it's growing," said Brian Buffon, with GameChurch.com.

Buffon is a vendor that goes to different cons.

"We go all over the country," said Buffon.

He says Phoenix is definitely on track to be one of the fastest growing.

"It's cool to see something, a cultural movement, that's just growing continually and continues to get bigger and bigger, so that's really neat," said Buffon.

Comicon wraps up it's four-day run on Sunday at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Online: http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/


Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices