The best comic con memories are created on the main floor of the AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON. Donald Searle Photography returns to the Phoenix Convention Center to instantly capture the fun with a professional photo set-up. The Photography booth will be located near the Artist Alley in the Main Hall. You can pose with one of the main guests like STAN LEE, featured cosplayers like JESSICA NIGRI, or even just your friends and family. For a low cost, 8×10 and other photo packages are available, that will be ready in just minutes
On Saturday January 26, Stan Lee will be making a ONE DAY ONLY appearance at the Amazing Arizona Comic Con. Posted below is his specific schedule of events*. We highly recommend purchasing Personal Photo Op and Autograph Tickets in Advance, before January 24 for best prices and to guarantee your spot in line.
11:00 AM- Stan Lee Signing
Stan Lee will be signing in the Main Convention Hall, in the Stan Lee Collectibles Booth located near the end of the Artist Alley. Stan Lee will sign ONE item per Autograph Ticket, available through Desert Wind Collectibles. Sorry but no photography of any kind is located in this area; time will be limited, so we can accommodate as many fans as possible. We highly recommend that you purchase in advance for best pricing, and assured availability. Stan will sign all licensed items, and all signatures will be at the discretion of Stan Lee Collectibles & Pow Entertainment.
1:00 PM- 2:00PM Stan Lee Photo Session
Stan will be taking personal photos with fans at the SEARLE PHOTOGRAPHY BOOTH located near the Cosplay area of the show floor, near the Artist Alley. You must have a ticket for a Stan Lee photograph, available for purchase HERE. Sorry but no individual photography is permitted in this area. You will receive a 8×10 photo, for pick up that same afternoon
2:30 PM- 3:00PM Stan Lee Photo Session 2
This is the LAST CALL for personal photos with Stan!
3:00 PM Stan Lee Signing
Stan Lee will be back signing in the Main Convention Hall, at the Stan Lee Collectibles Booth.
5:00 PM PANEL ROOM 1 SPOTLIGHT ON STAN LEE!
While this event is open to all General Admission Ticket holders, ALL VIP Ticket holders will have priority seating if you arrive 10 minutes before the start of the event. This is time to spend some time talking to a Living Icon of Comic Book Greatness- Excelsior!
January 18th, 2013 | Tags: stan lee | Category: News | Comments are closed
Jessica Nigri is one of the premiere cosplayers in the world. She first gained attention at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con in which she has appeared as Pikachu. Since that time Jessica’s costumes have ranged from hardcore to cute to comic books with Gears of War armor and Lollipop Chainsaw and Harley Quinn of InJustice showing the wide range of her costuming skills not to mention her personality.
Jessica Nigri is appearing as one of the Special Guests of the 2013 Amazing Arizona Comic Con, and we had a chance to ask her a few quick questions-
Jessica- you are a local Phoenix gal- how did you get into Cosplay? How long have you been doing it?
Ahhh the age old tale of how I got into cosplay… I was a quiet girl, played video games, watched anime read a few comics… the usual. One day my friend acquired some San Diego Comic Con tickets and gifted one to me! He said “You are a nerd! You should go to this! Sometimes they dress up and stuff!” So, me having NO IDEA what cosplay was or the like said “Sure!” and went as Sexy Pikachu. To my immense surprise, my sexy rendition of my childhood hero became a huge hit! It still blows me away to this day! That was back in 2009 when it all went down! So i have officially been cosplaying for 4 years! : )
Since your days first appearing as Pikachu, you have literally traveled the world. What were some of the craziest places you have been invited to?
It has been such a huge blessing and I have been so fortunate to travel all over the states! I have also been to Japan 3 times in 2012 alone! I have been to Canada as well, and 2013 has some promising conventions in store, anywhere from Australia to Germany to Moscow!
While Comic Con culture has grown dramatically in the last decade, no area has grown more than costuming. Why do you think that is?
It has grown a lot in the past decade! I feel it has so because people have always wanted to show their love of a videogame/comic book character in the past and as conventions have been growing more and more, with costuming becoming more mainstream people are enjoying doing it more! It is also a great way to show the creators of said video game/comic your appreciation for what they do! And quite frankly it is insanely fun. haha. Nerds are becoming the cool kids and it is the greatest feeling going to a convention with other people that share what you love and do : )
Arizona has one of the most active Cosplay communities that we’ve seen. There’s some great costume groups such as Arizona Avengers and JLAvengers; for Star Wars there’s a big following for the 501st and Rebel Alliance; for more traditional fantasty there’s the Laughing Moon; there’s countless Video Game and anime groups- I can go on and on- what makes this area so hardcore?
Every part of the world has developed a tight knit cosplay community and I think Arizona represents a taste of what the world has to offer! Arizona has A LOT of groups geared towards charities and simply helping out the general community which makes it quite admirable. The Arizona Avengers have expanded across the country to other costumers helping kids and families everywhere. These groups are great!
Cosplay at the Amazing Arizona Comic Con has grown each time out. What makes attending the January show so special? Why should other costumers come out this show? Why should fans come out this one?
This show is special to me because it is a hometown con, where I can see all my great friends and family. The Amazing Arizona Comic Con always brings out an all star cast of guests that really make the trip out from neighboring states and coasts totally worth it! Every year I have been able to have conversations with the guests on a personal level. AACC really makes you feel like those super popular famous people are your buddies and they are just here to come and hang out with you. Costumers should come out to this show because it is WARM this time of year and you can essentially wear whatever costume you see fit! I know a lot of costumers worrying about weather when deciding costumes, but not here in Arizona!! We also have some of the very best photographers here including Grant Brummet and Bobby Vynne to name only a few! AACC has DOUBLED every single year, so I can only imagine the turn out this year! I am insanely excited for the new location and for all the great guests making their way out this year!
Are you bringing any friends this year?
of course I am bringing my friends! I am bringing a number of girls from the XX crew, Monika Lee from Atlanta best known for her amazing Little Sister cosplay from Bioshock featured numerous times on Kotaku and other popular blogging sites. Leeanna Vamp known for her sexy videos and amazing photoshoots with IGN, and Playboy(Her Vamperalla cosplay is amazing). I am also bringing my buddies from the super popular clothing line Cherry Sauce Clothing, specializing in video game t-shirts and other awesome original art.
Jessica Nigri is one of the featured Cosplayers at the AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON. There will be a variety of events over the weekend including Costume Contest with Cash Prizes, Programs, Panels and more. Groups such as the Arizona Avengers, Justice League Arizona, the Star Wars group at the 501st and others will be on the show floor posing for pictures and more.
Single Day tickets and Full Weekend are now available at all TICKETMASTER locations, the Phoenix Convention Center Box Office, and ONLINE HERE
The newest Batman Joker Crossover from DC Comics is rocking the comic world with its high suspense, intricit plots, and elements of horror. The 2013 AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON- taking place at the Phoenix Convention Center on January 25-26-27- is your source for all the action!
Batman Special Guests coming to the convention include KYLE HIGGINS, writer of Nightwing, Detective scribe JOHN LAYMAN, and SCOTT LOBDELL, the creator responsible for Red Hood & Outlaws and Teen Titans.
The Three creators will be on hand all weekend to meet with the fans, and sign books. There will be a special panel over the weekend where Higgans, Layman, and Lobdell will discuss all things Batman Death of the Family related. Every Fan attending the Batman Panel will receive a special poster courtesy of DC Comics
Priority Seating to the Sunday Batman Panel will be given to VIP Members, with additional seating for General Admission attendees.
Tickets for the 2013 Amazing Arizona Comic Con are available at the Phoenix Convention Center Box Office, all TicketMaster outlets, and ONLINE HERE.
Already have a ticket but looking to upgrade to VIP Membership? CLICK HERE
The 2013 AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON is looking for a few Good Men and Women to assist with the convention, and making the event the best that it can be! We are looking for able bodied persons ages 15 and higher for the following duties:
All Volunteers must be cheerful and listen/follow to directions. And due to the “all hands on deck” nature of the job, ALL volunteers must able to routinely lift 50 lbs. boxes, carry equipment in the hall, and more. It must be stressed that this may very well be a very physical job.
In exchange for one of several FOUR HOUR shifts, we will grant 1 day admission to the Amazing Arizona Comic Con. To apply for the volunteer program, please send your email request to info@AmazingArizonaComicCon.com. Be sure to include your name, age, contact information such as cell phone and email address.
The AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON takes place this coming week, January 25-26-27 at the Phoenix Convention Center.
STAN LEE may have just celebrated his 90th birthday, but he has a gift for one lucky fan at the AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON!
Stan Lee is giving away his personal set of ALL covers to the Amazing Spider-Man #700 to a special winner spending the weekend with us in Phoenix. This historic issue caps the end of the Amazing Spider-Man era, with a harsh fate for Peter Parker. All standard editions, along with the rare alternate covers and scarce incentives are included here. The Godfather of Marvel Comics has signed this set, bringing the a market value of over $2000 to one lucky fan.
All attendees coming to the AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON on Saturday January 26th have a chance to win this special gift. Each ticket holder will receive one raffle entry as they come through the door on Saturday. As a special bonus, the Stan lee VIP Upgrade membersMessage from Stan! will receive *TWO* additional entries. The drawing for the Amazing Spider-Man #700 will take place near the end of the day at the Stan Lee Program, with the winner posted at the Desert Wind Booth. Prizes must be claimed no later than noon on Sunday January 27th, live and in person.
The AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON takes place downtown at the Phoenix Convention Center on the weekend of January 25-26-27. Single day tickets and 3 Day Full Admissions are available at all TICKETMASTER locations, the Phoenix Convention Center Box Office, and the ONLNE HERE.
Already have your ticket? STAN LEE VIP UPGRADES are now available HERE!
In addition to all the perks and swag included, you will receive 3 total entries for the Amazing Spider-Man #700 Signed Stan Lee Gift!
On January 10th, the countdown to the 2013 AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON starts with a pre-show mixer. The Drink & Draw Social Club is night out for pros and fans alike, sharing the mutual love of socializing, drinking and drawing. Drawing on napkins, menus, walls and sometimes even a sketchbook or two, this informal gathering huddles around the tables and booths of a local watering hole.
All New Phoenix Location for 2013, All the same fun!
The Drink & Draw on January 10th will be held at 8pm at the TILTED KILT in Downtown Phoenix , located 2 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003. Phone number is (602) 293-3888. The Tilted Kilt Downtown Phoenix is just a few blocks away from the NEW location of the Amazing Arizona Comic Con at the Phoenix Convention Center. You can visit them on the web at http://www.tiltedkilt.com/locations/phoenix/
Personal Touch with Amazing Arizona Comic Con!
Here, local talent and fans are welcome to come by, and meet the show promoters Jimmy S. Jay and Bill Jay, along with the Amazing Arizona Comic Con Staff, fellow attendees, and local pros.
“The Pre-Convention DRINK & DRAW sessions have become a true highlight in each of the years we have hosted the event,” adds Jimmy S. Jay. “The Arizona Comic Community is a talented bunch, not to mention one of the most warmest. It’s great to have a fun night, making the buzz around the comic con more personal. And by the time the actual Amazing Arizona Comic Con takes place, I feel like I’m spending the weekend with a few hundred of my best friends. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone once again, as well as seeing many new faces as well!”
Tilted Kilt will be extending Happy Hour through January 10th Drink & Draw event. Food and Drink specials will be going on throughout the evening. The Drink & Draw in Downtown Phoenix is free to attend for one and all!
And for Tickets to the main event at the AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON, these are available at all TicketMaster Locations, the Phoenix Convention Center Box Office, and ONLINE HERE
The AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON welcomes the Award Winning Special FX artist, Nichole Chilelli to the Phoenix Convention Center on January 25-26-27. Nichole will be appearing courtesy of BIG CHRIS ART, where she will be meting with fans, signing prints, and performing live cinematic make-up demos
Nicole Chilelli was just crowned the Winner of Face Off!!
She is the first female contestant to win the competition on SyFY’s Special FX TV show Face Off for its 3rd Season. Face Off is a competition/elimination series testing the skills of selected artists from around the world. Challenges incorporate effects make-up, and include a wide range of skill sets including prosthetics, 3-D design, sculpting, casting and molding. Other industry titles include the RAW Artist of the Yeae in 2012 at the RAWawards and more.
While in previous years the AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON has focused on pop culture phenomenon like the Walking Dead, and actively promotes pro/am costuming with Cosplay Contests and programs, at this year’s 2013 Comic Con, our goal was to widen the scope of horror and creature creation. Nichole Chilelli blends these worlds, and we are thrilled to see her creations up close and personal.
Start the New Year off with the biggest comic creators of all time coming to the Phoenix Convention Center for AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON January 25-26-27. The legendary architect of the Marvel Universe, Stan Lee will spend the entire day on Saturday meeting with fans, signing autographs, posing for pictures, and answer questions in an exclusive panel presentation. Stan Lee is best known for creating Spider-Man, The Avengers, X-Men, and more. Though he is 90 years young, this is your best chance to meet this comic book icon, appearing for one day only!
Stan Lee headlines an impressive guest list with Jim Lee- the best selling comic artist of all time. While Stan Lee represents the glorious past of Marvel, Jim Lee represents and shining future for DC Comics with top charting work on Batman, Superman, and Justice League.
At the 2013 Amazing Arizona Comic Con: Two Hall of Fame Creators, from Two Eras, responsible for the most recognizable comic characters of all time, teaming up for one great weekend!
Buy your General Admission or VIP Tickets NOW at all TicketMaster Outlets, the Phoenix Convention Center Box Office, or ONLINE HERE!
Stan Lee is coming to Arizona! Now is your time to get your favorite collectible signed by the man who is responsible for creating the Marvel Universe. It is as simple as clicking the link below and purchasing your Stan Lee signing ticket. And if you don’t have your ticket to get into the Amazing Arizona Comic Con, what are you waiting for? Now is your chance to meet Stan and get your item signed in 2013.