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Layoffs Hit Phoenix Comicon’s Parent Company Ahead of 2019 Show

Square Egg Entertainment, the company behind Phoenix Comicon – sorry, I mean Phoenix Comic Fest – sorry, I mean Phoenix Fan Fusion, as well as Minnesota Fan Fusion, and the new Vegas Fan Fusion – has confirmed a number of layoffs having been made made across the convention organizer’s divisions. “As a business, we must align internal organizational structure […]


Life After Star Wars: The Fillbach Brothers Talk About Their Own Graphic Novels

From Neil Greenaway (of Nerd Team 30): I had first heard about the Fillbach Brothers through their collaborations with Joseph Michael Linsner on some of his Dawn comics in the ’90s. They followed that up with comics of their own from Sirius and then Dark Horse. They spent almost a decade working on the Star […]

Life On Mars With Mark Gardner And John J. Rust

From Neil Greenaway (of Nerd Team 30): I had the chance to sit down and speak with novelists Mark Gardner and John J. Rust at Phoenix Comicon last month. I was eager to hear about the books they had each authored individually, and equally excited to hear that they had recently co-written a sequel to […]

Ash Maczko And Ashley Witter Spoiling Squarriors: Winter… Just A Little Bit

Neil Greenaway (of Nerd Team 30) writes for Bleeding Cool: Ash Maczko & Ashley Witter (creators of the Squarriors series from Devils Due Publishing) are busy people. Not only do they write and draw (respectively) the Squarriors comic, they are the driving force behind the Count-i-Con pop culture convention, they make appearances all through the […]

A Better Way To Longbox – The Drawerboxes Of Rich Vincent

Neil Greenaway (of Nerd Team 30) writes for Bleeding Cool: I have used the DrawerBox Storage System for years. When I first found them, I fell in love with how easy they made it to sort through and file my comics. Through the past few years, I have slowly replaced all of my traditional long […]

Kaiju, Cthulhu And The Music To Match – Talking To Keith Foster About Kodoja

Neil Greenaway (of Nerd Team 30) writes for Bleeding Cool: Kaiju have been around for a long time, and they have amassed a huge following over the years. There are thousands of movies, games, novels and comics dedicated to the stories of these monsters’ destructive powers. At Phoenix Comic Con last month I met a […]


Devil’s Due Comics’ Sherard Jackson Talks Diversity At Phoenix Comicon

Donald Guillory writes for Bleeding Cool: At conventions, I typically walk around looking for something to catch my eye. There seem to be endless moments when I don’t stop to look around at someone’s table, displays, items for sale. There are some ventures down rows of tables and booths where I don’t take a picture because […]

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Power Ranger Jason David Frank Responds To Being Target Of Heavily Armed Suspect At Phoenix Comicon

More details have emerged via the Arizona Republic surrounding the arrest of Matthew Sterling,  who according to Phoenix Police arrived on Thursday at Phoenix Comicon carrying weapons with the intend to target specific individuals including Power Rangers actor Jason David Frank.  As noted in the probable cause filing against Sterling, weapons recovered from him included: A TWELVE GAUGE SHOTGUN, TWO 45 […]

Jae Lee’s New Creator-Owned Comic To Be Announced Today At Phoenix Comicon

Recently we’ve seen and noted Jae Lee, creator of Hellshock, doing covers for Niobe, She Is Death for Stranger Comics and wondered what it was leading to. Well, today at Phoenix Comicon, Stranger Comics will be holding a panel in which they will announce Jae Lee’s first creator owned project in 22 years. It’s at […]


Tom Hodges’ Midknight #1 Debuted At Phoenix Comicon

James Sabata writes,  Phoenix Comicon was the first show to feature the debut issue of Antiis Comics Presents, a new book from Tom Hodges. Antiis Comics Presents is a single title with a rotating cast of new heroes and villains, set to build a Universe one story at a time all in one title. “The […]

Jamal Igle – Making People Think Differently, At Phoenix Comicon

Don Guillory,  history professor at Arizona State University, specializing in civil rights and black culture, writes for Bleeding Cool Walking through Phoenix Comic Con, I felt compelled to look more deeply upon the vendors, writers, and artists in attendance. I saw a variety of work and many that seemed to follow the same trends, characters, […]

A Comic Made Entirely Out Of Creepypasta, At Phoenix Comicon

James Sabata writes Mr. Creepypasta is a narrator and voice actor who has gained well over a million subscribers to his YouTube channel over the past five years.  His associate, Vincent V. Cava, has been writing horror for over fifteen years and has published five books in the genre.  They recently teamed up to create […]

All 440 Cosplay Shots From A Weekend Of Phoenix Comicon

It was hot. Damn hot. But Matthew Barta and SaraJean Greenaway of Nerd Team 30 took so many cosplay photos for Bleeding Cool from Phoenix Comicon that we had to compile them all in one massive post… See yourself? Let us know in the comments! All photos taken by Neil Greenaway and Matthew Barta See Thursday/Friday […]

Comic Cons And Tax Codes – Updated

I spent this past weekend at the Phoenix Comicon, one of my favorite conventions of the year. I will be writing up a con recap shortly. But something that bugged me this weekend about the show was something the convention had no control over and something that I think there should at least be a […]


Phoenix Comicon Apologises For Heated Lines

Photo by Jay Boni. Neil Greenaway (of Nerd Team 30) writes for Bleeding Cool – It gets hot in Phoenix. On Friday, it reached all the way up to 113 degrees. So the attendees of Phoenix Comicon 2016 were understandably upset when the registration line to enter the convention was moved outside, with people having […]

No, Chris Gore, Wet Hot American Summer Did Not Win A Peabody Award…

SaraJean Greenaway (of Nerd Team 30) writes for Bleeding Cool- It was the first night of Phoenix Comic Con on Thursday. It’s a short night for the convention, the floor is only open 5 hours and there is not a whole lot going on. Luckily for us with Bleeding Cool, we ran into Chris Gore […]