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Phoenix Fan Fusion is this weekend, here’s what you need to know

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Posted at 4:47 PM, May 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-28 10:37:06-04

PHOENIX, AZ — Phoenix Fan Fusion is back! The three-day event runs this Friday through Sunday, May 29.

The last time the pop-culture convention took place in the Valley was back in 2019 and has been in hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For this weekend, its comeback year, the event is being hosted at the Convention Center in which “there are no restrictions on attendees, nor required proof of vaccination status.” None the less, “face coverings are recommended indoors for all individuals regardless of vaccination status,” read the statement on their website.

If you still don’t have a pass to Phoenix Fan Fusion- you’re in luck- you can still purchase them. Prices vary from day to day; Friday $50, Saturday $65, Sunday $65. There are other options to consider as well, such as the Full Event membership of $125. Click here for more options.

Phoenix Fan Fusion is where characters from different worlds come together, and where costumes come to life.

“It takes probably about three or four months. I have four suits that are operational,” said Tony Contreras.

Contreras is a part of Comicare, a charity that brings comic books to children who are in the hospital. When they go and visit kids, they come dressed in their costumes.

Though, he isn’t the only one who was there representing charities.

The Phoenix Ghostbusters were also there. They raise money for Ryan House, a hospice for children.

“We are the Justice League of Arizona. We cosplay for charity,” said Mike Syfritt, who was dressed as Harley Quinn’s henchman.

Mitchell Delgadillo is a part of the league and was dressed as NightWing. He tells ABC15, this is a place where he can reconnect with old friends.

“Oh yeah, I still help him out now. Always,” he said to Batman.

If you’re planning on going, here’s what you need to know:

PROHIBITED ITEMS: There are several prohibited items that cosplayers and other attendees should keep in mind. Some items include outside alcohol, firearms (real, toy or simulated), impact weapons and edged weapons. Click here, to see the full list.

PARKING: To beat traffic and to park closer to the event, you can purchase a parking space in advance; you can do so, by clicking here.

Public transit is another option if you don’t want to drive to the event.

HOURS: According to Phoenix Fan Fusion, here are some schedules you need to keep in mind.

Badge redemption station

  • Friday & Saturday: 8 a.m.- 11:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Security entrance

  • Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m.- 11:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 9am- 5pm

Lower-level exhibitor hall & hall of heroes (halls 1-6)

  • Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Programming events hours

  • Friday & Saturday: 10:30 a.m.- 11:30p.m.
  • Sunday 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.