Phoenix Comicon

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Looking for something to do Memorial Day weekend with the kids?  Phoenix Comicon is May 23-26 and if you have not been, what are you waiting for?!  It is an amazing pop culture experience that you and your family are sure to enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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One of my favorite parts of Comicon is seeing all the people that dress up!  Some come as their favorite comic book super heroes,  science fiction characters, action adventure stars and even Disney princesses!  And they LOVE taking photos so don’t be afraid to ask! ๐Ÿ˜‰  Just the people watching, could be reason enough to attend.

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Kids 12 and under get in FREE!  Two children allowed per one paying adult! ๐Ÿ™‚   Some kid friendly highlights include:

 

Act Like a Monster Competition

Arizona Avengers Target Training Course

Create Your Own My Little Pony

Forget Neverland, Learn to be a Pirate!

Harry Potter Planetarium Show

Learn to Dance The Thriller

Magic Caulderon: Adventure Time

Magic Wand Making

Mermaids 101

Plants Vs. Zombies

Youth Lego Build Off

 

Full programming here.

Dream Photography Studio 003Comicon is not just for kids, there is plenty for us moms to be excited about too!  How about Wil Wheaton from Star Trek the Next Generation?  Or Anthony Michael Hall from the Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles?!  And the shopping… you could spend half a day easy, just looking at all the vendors and nerdy goods.

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Last year, I met the author of the Last Unicorn and he signed a copy of his book for me. ๐Ÿ™‚  I even got my picture taken with one my favorites, Tinkerbell (see below).  There are definitely some “PG-13” events and costumes but overall, it is a family friendly event that your kids are sure to remember and talk about for years to come.

Dream Photography Studio 005 (1)Lightning Octopus, the place for local nerd culture, has this post that shares some great tips for attending.

I will be there, camera in hand, and hope to see some familiar faces/other nerd loving Moms there too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Stacey is the owner of North Phoenix Moms Blog and Dream Photography Studio. She is a dreamer and nerd at heart, which explains her love for all things Disney, SciFi and musical theatre. As a Phoenix native, she has fallen in love with the city she was born in, and all it has to offer. She is an advocate for locally owned small business and loves the arts. She considers herself to be a bit of a foodie; she also enjoys cooking, hiking and watching movies. The two main men in her life, her husband and son, have completely stolen her heart. She is super excited and proud to lead North Phoenix Moms Blog.

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  1. Hi Mermaid Odette! I did not make to your panel/class but thought many a (little) girl would enjoy it… alas, there are only boys in my family, my generation and the younger ones (I am the only girl!). Hope it went well and you had fun at Comicon!

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