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Arizona Conventions 2017

Here's a master list of all the fandom conventions held in Arizona in 2017. If you check out any of them out, please tell them them the Arizona Penny Dreadfuls sent you!

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.

It's still early enough in the year that some events have not yet announced dates, so crosscheck with our 2016 page. Some are ahead of the game with dates detailed on our 2018 page.

Special Notes:

January 2017

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th
Taiyou Con (anime)

Year 7 (history)

Friday 21st to Sunday 22nd
Arizona Game Fair (tabletop games)

Year 1 (history)

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th
Shindig Monster Camp (Monster Scouts)

Year 2 (history)

Saturday 28th
Tempe Public Library Comicon (pop culture)

Year 3 (history)

February 2017

Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th
AZ Eventure Con (comic books)

Year 1 (history)

Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th
Dust World Expo (World of Dust)

Year 5 (history)

March 2017

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th
Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention (steampunk)

Year 6 (history)

Saturday 11th
Blazing Desert Comic Con (pop culture)

Year 4 (history)

Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th
Tucson Festival of Books (literature)

Year 9 (history)

Saturday 18th
Apache Junction Public Library LibraryCon (pop culture)

Year 3 (history)

Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th
Capture! PhotoCon (photography)

Year 1 (history)

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th
Con-Nichiwa (anime)

Year 8 (history)

April 2017

Saturday 1st
Verde Valley Comic Expo (comic books)

Year 2 (history)

Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th
Cochise College Comic Con (pop culture)

Year 1 (history)

Saturday 22nd
LibCon 2017 (pop culture)

Year 7 (history)

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th
Cirque du Livre (books)

Year 2 (history)

Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th
ZapCon (arcade and pinball)

Year 5 (history)

May 2017

Saturday 6th
Yuma County Library Comic Con (pop culture)

Year 4 (history)

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st
Mad Monster Party (horror)

Year 4 (history)

Saturday 20th
TransContinental 2017 Gaming Convention (gaming)

Year 2 (history)

Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th
Phoenix Comicon (pop culture)

Year 16 (history)

Friday 26th to Monday 29th
Detonation (wastelanders)

Year 3 (history)

  • Uranium Springs
    25 minutes east of Holbrook, AZ

June 2017

Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th
Spacefest (space)

Year 8 (history)

Friday 9th to Sunday 11th
Supernatural Official Convention (Supernatural)

Year 3 (history)

Saturday 24th
Arizona Toy Con (collectible toys)

Year 4 (history)

July 2017

Saturday 1st to Sunday 4th
Westercon / LepreCon (science fiction)

Year 43 (LepreCon) (history)
Year 70 (Westercon) (history)

Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th
Crit Hit! (tabletop roleplaying)

Year 2 (history)

Saturday 22nd
Payson Book Festival (books)

Year 3 (history)

August 2017

Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th
Maricopa Con (tabletop gaming)

Year 6 (history)

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th
Game On Expo (multimedia gaming)

Year 3 (history)

September 2017

Friday 1st to Monday 4th
Saboten Con (anime)

Year 10 (history)

Friday 29th to Sunday 1st October
RinCon (gaming)

Year 10 (history)

Saturday 30th to Sunday 1st October
Thrill Halloween (Halloween)

Year 1 (history)

October 2017

Saturday 7th
YumaCon (pop culture)

Year 3 (history)

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th
Lady Death Fiend Festival (comic books)

Year 1 (history)

Friday 27th to Saturday 28th
Arizona Cosfest (cosplay)

Year 1 (history)

November 2017

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th
Tucson Comic-Con (pop culture)

Year 10 (history)

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th
Shindig Monster Camp Tucson (Monster Scouts)

Year 2 (history)

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th
TusCon (science fiction)

Year 44 (history)

Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th
Phoenix Fan Fest (pop culture)

Year 4 (history)

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th
Arizona Fur Con (fur community)

Year 6 (history)

December 2017

Saturday 9th
LIBCON West (pop culture)

Year 2 (history)


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