Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2013 Recap

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Last weekend the Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2013 took place at downtown Phoenix. Swarms of fans flooded the convention center to talk to their favorite creators, artists, writers cosplayers and more. It was a fun convention and Jim Lee was the guest of honor. Stan Lee was suppose to be there, but sadly he got sick and couldn’t attend. We wish Stan a speedy recovery.

Jimmy Jay from Jay Company Comics put up a great event. The venue was bigger than past years because, as you can imagine, this convention keeps getting bigger each year.

There were lots of different panels and activities for all ages.

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Jim Lee from DC comics signed a lot of items for the fans that were waiting in line for hours, and also made se sketches for them!

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Top Cow president Matt Hawkins was also at the event promoting his awesome series “Think Thank”. Word on the street is that reading this comic book will make you smarter.

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The new company Contraband Comics was at the show at full force! Jonathan and Jim Hanna even posed for the camera

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20130128-160943.jpg Jon made an awesome Link!

Marat Mychaels was also there promoting his awesome comic Blindside. You definitely need to check it out.

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There was also a very funny and informative DC Comics New 52 panel. We will have audio of the panel in a few days. Scott Lobdell moderated the panel which included Joshua Hale Fialkov, Brian Buccellato and Kyle Higgins.

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CHEW! and Detective Comics New 52 writer John Layman was also at the convention and we were lucky enough to hold his CHOG. it was a surreal experience. CHOGS will be available to the public very soon!

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Brian Buccellato, co writer and colorist of The New 52 Flash, and creator of FOSTER was doing sketches and signing comics for his fans, myself included.

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And who can’t forget about our amazing and beautiful cosplayers?? They were at full force at the con. Jessica Nigri, Ivy Doomkitty, Monika Lee, Amie Lynn, XX Girls, Aaron Forrester, Justice League Arizona, Arizona Avengers and more attended the event and brought lots of happy smiles.
Check out the pics below.

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20130128-163847.jpgCynthia as Psylocke with John Dolmayan, drummer of System Of A Down and comic book collector.

20130128-164055.jpg Destiny Nickelsen as Harley Quinn. Photograph by Grant Brummett.

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Jessica Nigri, Ivy Doomkity and Monika Lee were having too much fun at the con.

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Overall a really fun convention, the first one to kick off 2013.

We want to thank Jimmy Jay and his team for allowing us to attend the Amazing Arizona Comic Con! We are looking forward to next years!

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