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Welcome to AZFandom.org, a site dedicated to Arizona fandom from its beginnings in the late 1960s to its future in the years to come.

There's a lot of information here! Follow our quick menu or visit a more detailed index.

Also, join us as we look both backwards and forwards in time on Facebook.


Arizona Conventions in 2017
Arizona Conventions in 2018
Arizona Conventions in 2019


History of All Arizona Conventions
Chronology of Arizona Conventions
Status of Arizona Conventions
Bids We Won and Lost


Publications Index
Program Books


A Brief History of Arizona Fandom



AZ Fandom represented at Phoenix Comic Fest at the Apocalypse Later table in Artist Alley and handed out brand new postcards.

It was fantastic to talk to so many fans who are becoming aware that there are a lot of different events here in state. I hope to keep shouting that message at other conventions too. Maybe it's time to start hosting AZ Fandom fan tables. Let me know what you think!


This site couldn't have been put together without the valuable input of many. Many thanks to you all!

Everything here is hosted by the Arizona Penny Dreadfuls.

Information sources include Anime Cons, Arizona Postal History, CASFS, Coming Attractions, CthulthuWho1's Blog, DarkCon, Dragon magazine at Ann Archive, Fancyclopedia, Fan Lore, Flagstaff Central, GeekCalendar, HobbySpace, Leprecon Inc, Nerdvana, Phoenix Comicon, Phoenix DinoCon, Phoenix FearCon, ThePulp.Net, A Science Fiction Convention Attendance Chronology, SmofInfo, Space Access Society, Tenth Letter of the Alphabet, TusCon's Illustrated History Pages, Westercon, WesternSFA, WikiFur, Wikipedia and Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention.

Thanks to Anna at Glendale Public Library, Stephanie Bannon, Richard Bolinski, Mark Boniece, Jon Bonnell, Craig Dyer, Bruce Farr, Greg Fennell, Margaret Grady, Matthew Hunt, Khurt Khave, Neil Kotler, Scott Malcomson, Victor Moreno, Rowan Wakefield and Mike Willmoth for providing further corrections and filling in gaps.

Special thanks to Terry Ballard, Stephanie Bannon, Cathy Book, Lyle Dillie, Jason Drotman, Tony Ewing, Bruce Farr, Michael Fett, Wolf Forrest, Jeff George, Margaret Grady, Ron Hyde, Andrew Long, Sue Martin, Bob Nelson, Mandy Parker, Paul Tanton, Larry Vela, Rowan Wakefield, Mike Willmoth and Jason Youngdale for providing digital files and/or physical material I could turn into them.

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Last update: 31st May, 2018