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Arts & Culture Family Taylor Bishop May 24, 2019

A family of Super Mario Bros. characters looking dapper in front of the Phoenix Convention Center.

Phoenix Fan Fusion soared into action on Thursday, May 23 with more than 60,000 attendees expected over the Memorial Day weekend.
This year, we’re extra excited about the Zia Records Pop-Up Shop in Arizona Center, photo ops with celebrities and of course, the extraordinary costumes.
Check out some of the event highlights below along with some of our favorite costume spottings.
P.S. Get 💧FREE WATER💧 from the DTPHX Ambassadors at four hydration stations around the Phoenix Convention Center.


Subject to change. Check website for latest info.
Friday, May 24
6 p.m. Zia Records Popup: Special performance by Jason Devore of Authority Zero. Where: Suite 1100 at The Arizona Center (east of AMC Theatre)
7:30 p.m. Phoenix Ultimate Geek Smackdown: Witness the entertaining carnage as 16 fans square off in heated debates on the silliest comic fest related topics. Where: North 122ABC
Saturday, May 25
12 p.m. Frank Caliendo Hosts the Comic Playground Podcast. Where: North 132 ABC
9 p.m.-1 a.m. DC vs. Marvel Superhero Showdown
Join the Blue Ribbon Army and Noah’s Arcade for fun, music, and adult beverages and help support Kids Need to Read. Where: North120CD / Tickets: $20
Sunday, May 26
10:30 a.m. Youth Fashion Show
See the future of your favorite fandom on stage at this fun, non-competitive costume fashion show for kids 12 and under. North: 232ABC
12 p.m. Meet George Takei — best known for his role as Mr. Sulu from the original Star Trek TV series. Where: West 301BCD
4:30 p.m. Chatterbox Storytelling Open Mic
Share all your lore, sagas, anecdotes, and tales in the lounge and close out Phoenix Fan Fusion on a high note. Where: North 224AB


Use #DTPHX to show us your lewk or cool outfits seen on the downtown streets.

An assembly of Deadpools seen in Downtown Phoenix.

Diamond from ‘Land of the Lustrous’ with a steampunk fox pose in front of the Phoenix Convention Center.

‘God of War’ characters Atreus and Kratos are ready for a weekend of Fan Fusion fun.

‘X-Men’ character Jean Grey struts her stuff on Washington Street.

Red Riding Hood and The White Rabbit.

Peridot and Lapis Lazuli from ‘Steven Universe.’

Connie and Garnet from ‘Steven Universe.’

Mera and Aquaman made a trip to Phoenix all the way from Atlantis.