What’s Happening at Phoenix Comicon This Weekend

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It may seem crazy, but Phoenix Comicon starts TOMORROW! In less that 24 hours geeks from all over will be descending on the Phoenix Convention Center to geek out for their respective fandoms. So while an exhaustive list of the awesomeness would be too long for a single post (and a tad redundant since you can see it all on Phoenix Comicon’s website), your trusty editor will give you the rundown on what she’ll be looking forward to at Phoenix Comicon.


14980554_10154325881943855_382259480300581265_nWhile most of my Thursday will spent checking out the exhibit hall and hunting down new sketches for my Carol Danvers Compilation Sketchbook, Thursday evening will be spent battling it out at P.U.G.S. – Phoenix Ultimate Geek Smackdown. How to explain P.U.G.S.? It’s a debate competition where only the strong, knowledgeable, and somewhat absurd survive. Here’s a longer post, where I describe my first battle.


pcc17_osric_chau_instaThere’s a Doctor Who-se Your Own Adventure panel with a fan written live script reading of a Doctor Who mashup episode where the audience gets to choose how the story progresses.

Also, a certain Supernatural Favorite, Osric Chau will have a panel at 12:30 that day (squee!)


Then in the evening, if I progress to the finals I’ll be at P.U.G.S. again.



There’s much to enjoy on Saturday, a Legible Scrawl panel for To Prove A Villian, their comic-centric podcast. They’ll be doing a live script reading with some of their familiar voice actors.

At noon Diana Gabaldon will be having a spotlight panel. She’s always got great stories about the writing and filming of Outlander, so I’ll be sure to be there.

And at 3:00 actress Bonnie Wright will be having a spotlight panel of her own.

While Dick Van Dyke would have been great to plan and see, the changes with panel fees left many to find other panels to attend.


pcc17_karen_david_instaKaren David will be at a Once Upon A Time panel, and while I’ll mainly be attending because I loved her in Galavant I’m sure it will be a fun panel none the less.

Finally, while they don’t have panel times listed, I’ll be spending my free time at the con looking for Geekly Press favorite authors Beth Cato, Ryan Dalton and Wesley Chu!


What are your plans for Phoenix Comicon 2017? Let us know in the comments.

Striking Up a Conversation With Author Ryan Dalton

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So the title of this post is a bit of a pun, that you should get by the end of the next sentence. Ryan Dalton‘s new book The Year of Lightning comes out on January 12th. Get it yet? No… rinse, repeat, and read on!

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Summer Reading from Phoenix Comicon Authors, Part 4 Beth Cato

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In my final of four author interviews, I spoke on Sunday with Beth Cato who’s just released the next in her Clockwork Dagger series. Continue reading “Summer Reading from Phoenix Comicon Authors, Part 4 Beth Cato” »

Summer Reading from Phoenix Comicon Authors, Part 3 Viola Carr

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In my third of four interviews with Phoenix Comicon Authors I had the chance to break with some supernatural literature and move into steampunk, while talking with Viola Carr about her new book The Diabolical Miss Hyde. Continue reading “Summer Reading from Phoenix Comicon Authors, Part 3 Viola Carr” »

Summer Reading from Phoenix Comicon Authors, Part 1 Alex Gordon

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If you’re like me, Summer, being a time of cons, is a season for enjoying new things. And by things I mean authors. At Phoenix Comicon I had the opportunity to sit down with some of Harper Fantasy’s authors of the convention to talk to them about they’re latest work, and it’s all material I can’t wait to get into. Continue reading “Summer Reading from Phoenix Comicon Authors, Part 1 Alex Gordon” »