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Welcome to AZFandom, 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.


All AZ Conventions in
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
2021 2022 2023 2024 2025

AZ Film Festivals
AZ Book Clubs

With so many conventions cancelling or postponing soon before their scheduled dates in 2020 and 2021, here's a special page for COVID-19 Updates.


All AZ Conventions
Chronology of AZ Conventions
Status of AZ Conventions
Bids We Won and Lost

Google Map of
All AZ Conventions

(shows all 2020 conventions
by default)

Publications Index
Program Books


AZ Fandom Groups

AZ Fans
AZ Authors
AZ Artists


A Brief History of
Arizona Fandom

TusCon's Illustrated
History Pages



Arizona Fandom has secured a supply of funds to sponsor guests at conventions. Here are the guests that we've sponsored thus far:

Linda Addison was the Local Author Guest of Honor and Ave Rose was the Artist Guest of Honor at CoKoCon 2022.

Bruce Davis was the Local Author Guest of Honor and andyvanoverberghe was the Artist Guest of Honor at CoKoCon 2023.

Most Recent Program Books Added

Index of Program Books


Payson Book Festival 9

Wild Wild West
Steampunk Convention

CoKoCon 6

Tucson Comic-Con 14


Desertcon 2

LepreCon 2

Desertcon 6

TusCon 6

TusCon 7

TusCon 8

TusCon 9

TusCon 11

AZ Fandom debuted brand new postcards at Phoenix Comic Fest in 2018 at the Apocalypse Later table in Artist Alley. Many thanks to Jason Drotman for making these happen. Since then we've been getting them, and other convention postcards, flyers and posters onto freebie tables at many different conventions in many different places.

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 Apocalypse Later Empire.

Information sources on top of individual convention websites include Anime Cons, Arizona Postal History, CASFS, Coming Attractions, CthulthuWho1's Blog, Down in Flames, Dragon magazine at Ann Archive, Fancyclopedia, Fan Lore, Flagstaff Central, GeekCalendar, HobbySpace, LepreCon, Inc., Nerdvana, 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 and Wikipedia.

Thanks to Anna at Glendale Public Library, Stephanie Bannon, Len Berger, Richard Bolinski, Mark Boniece, Jon Bonnell, Deb Cady, Masao Carrington, Craig Dyer, Bruce Farr, Greg Fennell, Margaret Grady, Matthew Hunt, Khurt Khave, Neil Kotler, Bridgett Lane, Scott Malcomson, Jason McCord, Victor Moreno, Sue Thing, Rowan Wakefield and Mike Willmoth for providing further corrections, filling in gaps or at least pointing me in new directions.

Special thanks to Daniel Arthur, Terry Ballard, Stephanie Bannon, David Bell, Mark Boniece, Cathy Book, Carol de Priest, Lyle Dillie, Jason Drotman, Jesse Ever, Tony Ewing, Gary Farber, Bruce Farr, Michael Fett, Shawn Flanders, Wolf Forrest, Marty Freetage, Jeff George, Margaret Grady, Ron Hyde, Khurt Khave, Daniel Kings, Tim Kyger, Andrew Long, Sue Martin, Bob Nelson, Mandy Parker, Doc Skinner, Ken St. Andre, Jim Strait, Curt Stubbs, Paul Tanton, Sue Thing, Larry Vela, Rowan Wakefield, Lee Whiteside, Mike Willmoth and Jason Youngdale for providing digital files and/or physical material I could turn into them.

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Last update: 26th March, 2024