Phoenix Comicon 2016: Countdown to the Stars of Film and Comic Fame


In less than three months, Phoenix Comicon will be returning to Phoenix, Arizona, for another four days jam-packed with your favorite stars of TV, film, and the book/comic book world. Though the convention is a few months away, there is already an impressive list of guest announcements compiled.

Some of film and TV’s hottest actors from then and now are slated to attend the con. Here is a brief list of just some of the actors scheduled to attend:


-Alex Kingston, from Doctor Who, ER, and Arrow

-Billie Piper, from Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and Penny Dreadful

-Caity Lotz, from Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow

-David Ramsey, from Dexter, The Flash, and Arrow

-Eve Miles, from Torchwood

-Graham McTavish, from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Outlander

-Kane Hodder, “Jason Voorhees” in multiple Friday the 13th films

-Lee Majors, from The Big Valley, The Fall Guy, Raven, and The Six Million Dollar Man

-Lindsay Wagner, from The Paper Chase, The Six Million Dollar Man, and The Bionic Woman

-Mark Pellegrino from Supernatural, Lost, Being Human, Dexter, and Quantico

-Timothy Omundson from Supernatural, Galavant, and Psych

And while there are amazing actors lined up, one cannot forget that Phoenix Comicon is, indeed, a comic convention, with a plethora of guests from book authors to comic book creators, writers, artists, and illustrators. Again, the con is still a few months away, but already Phoenix Comicon has an impressive list of names from the worlds of books and comic books:

Comic/Author Guests:

-Basil Gogos, horror illustrator

-Becky Chambers, author of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

-Ben Templesmith, artist and writer known for his work on 30 Days of Night, Fell, and more

-Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Crown and The Clockwork Dagger

-Beth Sotelo, comic artist for Top Cow, Marvel, DC, and Aspen Comics

-Billy Tucci, illustrator and author of title and character, Shi

-Bishop O’Connell, author of the American Faerie Tale series

-Brian Augustyn, comic writer of The Flash

-Brian and Kristy Miller, co-owners of Hi-Fi Colour Design, an important part Arizona comic culture and the comic book industry as a whole

-Chad Hardin, comic artist and current illustrator of DC’s Harley Quinn

-Chrissie Zullo, comic book cover artist of Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love

-Christopher Uminga, illustrator and artist for Disney’s Wonderground Gallery

-Dan Wickline, comic book writer of 1001 Arabian Nights: The Adventures of Sinbad

-Don Rosa, comic book artist known for many Disney characters

-Jae Lee, artist of the Dark Tower, Inhumans, Batman/Superman, and more

-James O’Barr, graphic artist creator of comic book series The Crow

-Jason Meents, artist and illustrator of Baron Von Saturday’s Tales From Beyond

-Joel Gomez, comic book artist on WildStorm Productions The Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs

-Joseph Nassise, author of Riverwatch

-June Chung, comic book artist on Wolverine

-Lexie Dunne, author of Superheroes Anonymous

– Marv Wolfman, comic book legend, known for The New Teen Titans, Blade, and many more

-Michael Golden, comic book artist for Marvel Comics’ The Micronauts

-Mike Zeck, comic illustrator Captain America Lives

-Mitch Gerads, comic book illustrator on The Punisher

-Patrick Hemstreet, author of The God Wave

-Raven Gregory, comic writer of The Gift

-Renee Witterstaetter, writer, editor, and comic book colorist

-Ryan Cody, comic artist of Dark Horse’s Monstrous

-Sarah Remy, author of the Malachi and Avani series, which includes Stonehill Downs and Across the Long Sea

-Shannon Denton, comic artist and writer who has worked with Marvel, Cartoon Network, DC Comics, and Paramount
-Steven Pulawa, comic book artist and Tyke illustrator

-Stuart Sayger, comic artist and creator of Shiver

-Teddy Tso, comic artist and one of the founders of INC Comics

-Whilce Portacio, comic writer and artist, known for his work on The Punisher

Phoenix Comicon is not just about the guests, though. For several years, Phoenix Comicon has partnered with the charity Kids Need to Read to support this group that helps to fight illiteracy among children. One hundred percent of the revenue from the first 100 Fast Pass sales went to Kids Need to Read. More information on how Phoenix Comicon is helping Kids Need to Read will be released in the coming months.

If you’re in Arizona–or even if you have to travel–make your way to Phoenix Comicon June 2-5, 2016, and see what the con has to offer! You never know what guest, panel, or even vendor can change your life!

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