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TV stars abound at Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix Comicon, the signature pop culture experience of the southwest, returns to downtown Phoenix June 5-8 at the Phoenix Convention Center, North Building, 100 N. 3rd St.

Movie and television actors Bruce Campbell, left, and Nathan Fillion are two of the headliners at this year’s Phoenix Comicon, set for June 5-8 in downtown Phoenix (photo courtesy of Bruce Campbell).

Movie and television actors Bruce Campbell, left, and Nathan Fillion are two of the headliners at this year’s Phoenix Comicon, set for June 5-8 in downtown Phoenix
(photo courtesy of Bruce Campbell).

Headliners include television/film stars Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Burn Notice), Richard Dean Anderson (McGuyver, Stargate), Eliza Dushku (Doll House, Buffy), and John Barrowman (Arrow, Scandal). The wildly popular comic book master Stan Lee will make an appearance on Sunday only. Fans of The Dresden Files sci-fi book series will get a chance to meet author Jim Butcher in person all four days.

The original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers members Walter Jones, Austin St. John and David Yost will be on hand courtesy of Galactic Productions.

Comicon presents guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries. Entering its twelfth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw more than 65,000 attendees to downtown Phoenix.

There also will be plenty of entertainment, including a film festival, Geek Prom, Captains Cantina Party, Charlie Ross’ One Man Star Wars Show, a Comedy Mutant show, Cosplay Fashion Show, Doctor Horrible Shadowcast, and more (some events have separate ticket prices).

A membership pass for all four days is $70 in advance online. Individual day passes range from $15 to $40. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free with paid adult (limit two children). For more information, go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com.

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