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Published on May 3rd, 2017 | by 8bitbrit


Do You Have Your Phoenix Comicon 2017 Membership Badge?

It’s time to “discover your inner geek” at Phoenix Comicon. I have gathered some of the most important tips and pieces of information attendees need before attending Phoenix Comicon. If you a first time Phoenix Comicon attendee, I hope this information finds you well and I am excited to tell you that you have an epic lineup of guests, exhibitors, and artists to see this year. Some of the major guests attending #PHXCC this year are famous celebrities like Alan Tudyk, Bonnie Wright, Jon Bernthal, Dick Van Dyke, Danny Trejo, and many more…

The staff at #PHXCC has put together an amazing article for those attending the convention for the first time that can be found here, First Time Attendees.

Do you have your membership badge? Don’t forget to purchase it here and stay tuned to my blog for live streams and news when Phoenix Comicon’s doors open up May 25th! Oh, and cosplayers! Don’t forget to read the costume & weapon policy before you head to the con! You can find it below and on their website.


Peace Bonding Procedure

All costume weapons that Phoenix Convention Center (PCC) Security and Phoenix Police Officers determine to appear dangerous, on a case-by-case basis, shall be peace bonded before being allowed into the convention center. Peace bonding tables will be located at designated main entrances to the Phoenix Fan Fest event space. Security and off-duty Phoenix Police Officers will conduct the peace bonding process:

  1. Peace bonded costume weapons will be recognizable by a bright neon tag attached to a non-intrusive area of the prop weapon. The tag must remain visible at all times.
  2. If the weapon is steel, such as a sword, the peace bond process will secure the sword inside the sheath. At no time shall the sword be removed from the sheath while attending the event.
  3. If a costume weapon is deemed unacceptable, security and/or Police Officers may advise the wearer to return the weapon to a personal vehicle or hotel room. Entry to the convention will not be permitted with a weapon deemed unallowable.
  4. Security and Police Officers will have the final say on whether an item will be allowed or not.

Permitted weapons/props:

  1. Replicas of firearms provided the prop is easily identifiable as a prop weapon.
  2. Prop firearms such as air soft guns, nerf guns, blowguns, and water guns are permitted, however, they must be inoperable and unable to fire any projectile and the ends painted orange. A law enforcement officer won’t be able to tell from 10 to 20 feet away that it is a toy, made out of plastic, which is why we ask the tips be painted orange and the items be inspected and peace bonded.
  3. Fake, prop or homemade weapons are permitted if they are in no way dangerous to fellow attendees.
  4. Sufficiently blunt wooden staves, swords, and bullwhips are permitted. The swords must be secured in a sheath, and bullwhips shall be rolled and secured by the peace bonding process.
  5. Costume bows are allowed, as long as they are inoperable and cannot shoot projectiles of any kind. Prop arrows are permitted, as long as they are not sharply tipped, cannot be fired, and are secured within the quiver and cannot be removed.
  6. Security and Police Officers will have the final say on whether an item will be allowed or not.

Prohibited weapons:

  1. The Phoenix Convention Center is a licensed liquor establishment; pursuant to A.R.S Title  4-229, No firearms are allowed on the premises.
  2. Steel swords that cannot be secured in a sheath. Including metal claws like Wolverine.
  3. Firearms and guns designed to fire a projectile, i.e., BB guns, pellet guns, paintball guns, dart guns, crossbows, and ammunition of any sort, are not permitted.
  4. Flail weapons: Nunchaku, are not permitted per A.R.S. 13-3101 Section A, Paragraph 8, Sub-Section a, Part v. Quote: “Prohibited weapon”: – Includes the following: – An instrument, including a nunchaku, that consists of two or more sticks, clubs, bars or rods to be used as handles, connected by a rope, cord, wire or chain, in the design of a weapon used in connection with the practice of a system of self-defense.”
  5. Incendiary weapons, i.e., which spark, shoot flame(s), burn, smolder, or can otherwise cause combustion or which exist for no purpose other than to be lit with a combustion device.
  6. Self-defense weapons, i.e., pepper spray, mace, stun guns, and tasers.
  7. Wooden, aluminum or solid/hard plastic baseball bats.
  8. Other prohibited items, i.e., skateboards, golf clubs, paddles, and signs that are not integral to the costume.
  9. Security and Police Officers will have the final say on whether an item will be allowed or not.


Registration Hours

  • Thursday     9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday           9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday      9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday         9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Exhibitor Hall Hours

  • Thursday        4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday           10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday      10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday         10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Programming Hours

  • Thursday     10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
  • Friday          10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
  • Saturday      10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
  • Sunday         10:30 AM – 5:30 PM

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  • Born on Earth but drawn to the stars. From Super Mario Brothers to Call of Duty, I’ve been gaming for as long as I can remember. As a proud female gamer and journalist in the industry, I pride myself in the ability to game and share related interests/news with my community.

    My new interests and friends have led me into the costuming world. As overwhelming as it is at times, I am happy to start cosplaying with them and my daughter. Together we make an amazing costuming team and we hope you enjoy our passion!

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