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Arizona Conventions 2016

Here's a master list of all the fandom conventions held in Arizona in 2016, courtesy of the Arizona Penny Dreadfuls.

Event and venue links will take you to their respective official websites. Address links will take you to those locations on Google Maps. History links are to these conventions' dedicated pages within our Arizona Fandom History site, which documents all conventions in Arizona going back to 1970, with more details, images and PDFs.

As an archived page for a previous year, not all external links may remain valid. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine may help to see deleted or changed sites.

New Events for 2016 are:

January 2016

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th
TaiyouCon (anime)

Year 6 (history)

Saturday 23rd
Tempe Public Library Comicon (pop culture)

Year 2 (history)

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th
Shindig Monster Camp (Monster Scouts)

Year 1 (history)

February 2016

Friday 12th to Sunday 14th
Dust World Expo (World of Dust)

Year 4 (history)

Friday 12th to Sunday 14th
Amazing Arizona Comic Con (pop culture)

Year 6 (history)

March 2016

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th
Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention (steampunk)

Year 5 (history)

Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th
Tucson Festival of Books (books)

Year 8 (history)

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th
Con-Nichiwa (anime)

Year 7 (history)

Saturday 19th
Apache Junction Public Library LibraryCon (pop culture)

Year 2 (history)

Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th
Blazing Desert Comic Con (pop culture)

Year 3 (history)

Saturday 26th
LibCon (pop culture)

Year 6 (history)

April 2016

Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th
Space Access (space transportation)

Year 23 (history)

Saturday 9th
Verde Valley Comic Expo (comic books)

Year 1 (history)

Saturday 4th
Tempe Book Festival (books)

Year 1 (history)


Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th
ZapCon (arcade and pinball)

Year 4 (history)

May 2016

Saturday 7th
Yuma County Library Comic Con (pop culture)

Year 3 (history)

Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th
DevCon (pop culture)

Year 3 (history)

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th
Mad Monster Party (horror)

Year 3 (history)

Saturday 14th
Underground Publishers Convention (zines)

Year 7 (history)

Thursday 19th
Laughing Moon Con (pop culture)

Year 8 (history)

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th
Detonation (wastelanders)

Year 2 (history)

  • Uranium Springs
    25 minutes east of Holbrook, AZ

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th
Cirque du Livre (books)

Year 1 (history)

June 2016

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th
Phoenix Comicon (pop culture)

Year 15 (history)

Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th
Spacefest (space)

Year 7 (history)

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th
Supernatural Official Convention (Supernatural)

Year 2 (history)

Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th
LepreCon (science fiction)

Year 42 (history)

Saturday 25th
Arizona Toy Con (collectible toys)

Year 3 (history)

Saturday 25th
PHX Comic Art Expo (art)

Year 2 (history)

July 2016

Saturday 9th to Sunday 10th
Crit Hit! (tabletop roleplaying)

Year 1 (history)

Saturday 16th
Casa Grande Comic Con (pop culture)

Year 2 (history)

Saturday 23rd
Payson Book Festival (books)

Year 2 (history)

August 2016

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th
Game On Expo (multimedia gaming)

Year 2 (history)

Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th
Maricopa Con (tabletop gaming)

Year 5 (history)

September 2016

Friday 2nd to Monday 5th
Saboten Con (anime)

Year 9 (history)

Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th
Keen Halloween (Halloween)

Year 3 (history)

Friday 30th to Sunday 2nd October
Arizona Fur Con (fur community)

Year 5 (history)

Friday 30th to Sunday 2nd October
RinCon (gaming)

Year 9 (history)

October 2016

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th
Fangoria FearCon (horror)

Year 7 (history)

Monday 10th to Sunday 16th
Northern Arizona Book Festival (books)

Year 19 (history)

Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd
Phoenix Fan Fest (pop culture)

Year 3 (history)

Sunday 23rd
PHX Zine Fest (zines)

Year 1 (history)

Saturday 29th
Cottonwood Comic Book Show (comic books)

Year 2 (history)

November 2016

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th
Doc Con (Doc Savage)

Year 19 (history)

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th
Tucson Comic-Con (pop culture)

Year 9 (history)

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th
Kikori Con (anime)

Year 4 (history)

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th
TusCon (science fiction)

Year 43 (history)

Saturday 12th
YumaCon (pop culture)

Year 2 (history)

Saturday 19th
BASIS Mesa Comic-Con (pop culture)

Year 1 (history)

December 2016

Saturday 10th
LIBCON West (pop culture)

Year 1 (history)


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