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Arizona Conventions in 2016

Here's a master list of all the fandom conventions held in Arizona in 2016.
Look back at 2015, forward to 2017 or at all Arizona conventions.

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.

As an archived page for a previous year, not all external links may remain valid.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 Special Notes

BASIS Mesa Comic-Con
Cirque du Livre
Crit Hit!
LIBCON West
PHX Zine Fest
Shindig Monster Camp
Tempe Book Festival
Verde Valley Comic Expo

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December



January 2016


Friday 15th to Sunday 17th
TaiyouCon
(anime)

Year 6 (history)

Mesa Convention Center
263 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201


Saturday 23rd
Tempe Public Library Comicon
(pop culture)

Year 2 (history)

Tempe Public Library 3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282


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

Year 1 (history)

Usery Mountain Park 3939 N Usery Pass Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207

February 2016


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

Year 4 (history)

Falcon Field
4800 E Falcon Dr, Mesa, AZ 85215


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

Year 6 (history)

Phoenix Convention Center
100 N Third St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

March 2016


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

Year 5 (history)

Old Tucson Studios
201 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735


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

Year 8 (history)

University of Arizona
University of Arizona Campus, Tucson, AZ


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

Year 7 (history)

Tucson Convention Center
260 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701


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

Year 2 (history)

Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N Idaho Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119


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

Year 3 (history)

Cesar Chavez Cultural Center
1015 N Main St, San Luis, AZ 85349


Saturday 26th
LibCon
(pop culture)

Year 6 (history)

Chandler Downtown Library
22 S Delaware St, Chandler, AZ 85225

April 2016


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

Year 23 (history)

Radisson Hotel Phoenix North
10220 N Metro Pkwy E, Phoenix, AZ 85051


Saturday 9th
Verde Valley Comic Expo
(comic books)

Year 1 (history)

Cottonwood Recreation Center
150 S 6th St, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326


Saturday 4th
Tempe Book Festival
(books)

Year 1 (history)

Tempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe, Arizona 85282


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

Year 4 (history)

Mesa Convention Center
263 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201

May 2016


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

Year 3 (history)

Main Library
2951 S 21st Dr, Yuma, AZ 85364


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

Year 3 (history)

ASU West
4701 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale, AZ 85306


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

Year 3 (history)

We-Ko-Pa Resort
10438 N Fort McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85264


Saturday 14th
Underground Publishers Convention
(zines)

Year 7 (history)

Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004


Thursday 19th
Laughing Moon Con
(pop culture)

Year 8 (history)

Desert Edge High School
15778 W Yuma Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338


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)

Jarrod's Coffee, Tea and Gallery
154 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201

Inside the Bungalow
48 N Robson, Mesa, AZ 85201

Lost Dutchman Coffee House
12 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201

Volstead Public House
105 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201

Lulubell Toy Bodega
128 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201

Margaritas Grille
10 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201

June 2016


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

Year 15 (history)

Phoenix Convention Center
100 N Third St, Phoenix, AZ 85004


Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th
Spacefest
(space)

Year 7 (history)

J W Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa
3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745


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

Year 2 (history)

Renaissance Glendale Hotel
9495 W Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305


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

Year 42 (history)

Park Terrace Suites
2577 W Greenway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85023


Saturday 25th
Arizona Toy Con
(collectible toys)

Year 3 (history)

Glendale Civic Center
5750 W Glenn Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301


Saturday 25th
PHX Comic Art Expo
(art)

Year 2 (history)

Ottawa University
9414 N 25th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021

July 2016


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

Year 1 (history)

Hilton Phoenix Airport
2435 S 47th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034


Saturday 16th
Casa Grande Comic Con
(pop culture)

Year 2 (history)

Vista Grande Public Library
1556 N Arizola Rd, Casa Grande, AZ 85122


Saturday 23rd
Payson Book Festival
(books)

Year 2 (history)

Gila Community College
201 N Mud Springs Rd, Payson, AZ 85541

August 2016


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

Year 2 (history)

Mesa Convention Center
263 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201


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

Year 5 (history)

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport
3422 E Elwood St, Phoenix, AZ 85040

September 2016


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

Year 9 (history)

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
340 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004


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

Year 3 (history)

Phoenix Convention Center
100 N Third St, Phoenix, AZ 85004


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

Year 5 (history)

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 E McCormick Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85258


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

Year 9 (history)

Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
5151 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85714

October 2016


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

Year 7 (history)

Sun Studios of Arizona
1425 W 14th St, Tempe, AZ 85281


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

Year 19 (history)

Orpheum Theater
15 W Aspen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Coconino Center for the Arts
2300 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Uptown Pubhouse
114 N Leroux St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Firecreek Coffee Co
22 Historic Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Barefoot Cowgirl Books
18 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Flagstaff Public Library
300 W Aspen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001


Saturday 18th
LibraryCon
(pop culture)

Year 5 (history)

Southeast Regional Library
775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234


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

Year 3 (history)

Phoenix Convention Center
100 N Third St, Phoenix, AZ 85004


Sunday 23rd
PHX Zine Fest
(zines)

Year 1 (history)

The Icehouse
429 W Jackson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003


Saturday 29th
Cottonwood Comic Book Show
(comic books)

Year 2 (history)

Cornerstone Church
412 N 10th St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

November 2016


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

Year 19 (history)

Comfort Suites University of Phoenix Stadium Area
9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ 85305


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

Year 9 (history)

Tucson Convention Center
260 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701


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

Year 4 (history)

Little America Hotel
2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004


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

Year 43 (history)

Radisson Hotel Tucson Airport
4550 S Palo Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85714


Saturday 12th
YumaCon
(pop culture)

Year 2 (history)

Yuma Civic Center
1440 W Desert Hills Dr, Yuma, AZ 85365


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

Year 1 (history)

BASIS Mesa
5010 S Eastmark Pkwy, Mesa, AZ 85212

December 2016


Saturday 10th
LIBCON West
(pop culture)

Year 1 (history)

Glendale Public Library
5959 W Brown St, Glendale, AZ 85302



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