We also have noticed that there are quite a few organizations that will be represented at the event in June.
Below are some of the many organizations that will either have booth space or some sort of representation at Phoenix Comicon 16.
The Arizona Autobots are a costuming enthusiasts who have designed and built a costumed character based on the 80’s cartoon and movie. The Autobots have done many toy drives, corporate and public events. The latest adventure of this group was they were cast in a live-action Hollywood fan film directed by Chisel Pixel Productions.
The Arizona Autobots were formed in the fall of 2014, with a goal of making properly scaled-to-each-other costumes, so when you come see us, we are as accurate as we can size wise “humanly” possible.
Come check out screenings of the film Generation: 1, meet the cast and crew at our film, come to a Q&A with Director Lior Molcho and Danit Sigler; the Director of photography, and voice over panels as well as finding out how to make costumes at our foam panel!
We look forward to seeing you all at our booth, and around the convention
The Arizona Avengers were founded back in 2009. They’re an all volunteer-based charity costuming group located in the state of Arizona. They work very hard to accurately capture everyone’s favorite Marvel characters while they visit hospitals, schools, shelters, low-income recreational facilities, food, toy, and book drives. They work alongside other non-profits to interact with children and their families all throughout the entire state. Their goal is to make the world a better place by giving back to the community, spreading positivity, and enriching the lives of others through their costuming, commitment, and dedication to service.
Also can you please only provide the link to our facebook page? It’s what we use the most and would like to refer people to that: https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaAvengers/
Arizona Cactus Brick Lego Builders Club
Formed in June of 2008, Cactus Brick is a group of adult (over 18 only) fans of LEGO who collect, build, play with, and share ideas about the LEGO hobby. We meet officially on a monthly basis and present our creations at public displays throughout the year. Please feel free to attend one of our meetings or find us at one of our public displays.
AZ T.A.R.D.I.S. is a large group of Doctor Who cosplayers and fans raising awareness and funds for charity, focused on spreading the word about our favorite science fiction series. This year at Phoenix Comicon, AZ T.A.R.D.I.S. will be holding raffles benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Be sure to stop by our booth in the Hall of Heroes to see our full-scale TARDIS, have your picture taken with the Daleks, K-9 and various Doctors. While you’re there, don’t forget to purchase your raffle tickets!
Facebook group page/forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AZTARDIS/
The Dark Empire is an international costuming home for fans of the dark side of the force. We welcome custom and canon Sith, Dark Jedi, and Grey Jedi. Other dark side-affiliated custom and canon costumes accepted include force users and non-force users such as Sith Troopers, Sith Inquisitors, Imperial Agents, and Non-Mandalorian Bounty Hunters and Pirates / Smugglers. These costumes must represent Sith-affiliated characters from any of the STAR WARS movies, or from any era within the Expanded Universe including books, games, comics, and animated series. The purpose of The Dark Empire is to promote multi-generational fandom and appreciation of STAR WARS through acts of charity, and to encourage creative costuming as custom characters and canon characters representing the “dark side” of the Star Wars universe.
Department of Zombie Defense
We are highly trained agents specializing in counter zombieism and zombie defense.
Dune Sea Garrison 501st Legion
The Dune Sea Garrison is the Arizona chapter of the international Star Wars costuming club known as the 501st Legion. With over 5,000 members worldwide, the 501st, while not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., is Lucasfilm’s preferred Imperial costuming group.
Members of the Dune Sea Garrison strive to create movie quality, screen accurate costumes of the “bad guys” from the Star Wars Universe. From Stormtroopers to Boba Fett, from Jawas to Darth Vader we strive for quality and accuracy in every costume we create.
What we do – Beyond building screen accurate costumes, the primary focus of the Dune Sea Garrison is charitable contribution to our community. We have helped raise thousands of dollars for many different charity organizations and have brought smiles to faces of sick children for years.
For more information visit www.duneseagarrison.com
Heroes United AZ
Heroes United is a non-profit community & charity costuming group dedicated to bringing smiles and happiness to the people through cosplay. HU is a no-restriction cosplay group in which the members can cosplay anything from Television, Video Games, Comic Books, Movies and more without having to stick to one specific universe and makes for interesting events at all times.
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/heroesunitedaz/
Justice League Arizona
The Justice League Arizona is an all-volunteer organization formed to bring Arizona costume enthusiasts together under a collective identity. JLAz brings awareness to charitable organizations and causes, supports their events through dynamic DC character presence, and participates in unique and fun community events. The JLAz performs direct charitable events (such as toy drives, hospital visits, etc.) and seeks to educate others on the DC Comics Universe, high-quality costume creation, and ways to help their community. Members strive to be the positive role models embodied by the heroes they represent and/or to be villains that do good deeds!
Mandalorian Mercs – Shonare Vhekadla Clan
The Arizona chapter of the Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club, the Shonare Vhekadla Clan, is the largest in the world. The Mandalorian Mercs is a Star Wars fan-based costuming organization intent on commemorating the Star Wars universe using costumes and props, specifically by constructing custom Mandalorian characters based on official movies, books, comics, and games. The Mercs aim is to celebrate all things Star Wars through the wearing of costumes, and to promote the quality of costumes and props through research and creativity. The club’s secondary intents are to promote interaction with charity organizations, and the betterment of the community through volunteer work.
Mos Eisley Base: Rebel Legion
Mos Eisley Base is the Arizona chapter of the Rebel Legion, an international Star Wars costuming organization created by, of and for people interested in creating costumes from the Star Wars mythos. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucasfilm recognizes the Rebel Legion as a premiere volunteer Rebel costuming group. Research, create, build and improve your costumes in a place where costumers with similar passions share skills, tips and ideas. Jedi, Rebel Pilots, Troopers, Princesses and even Wookiees…. we’ve got them all….and we’re always looking for more. We are the good guys! What makes us the good guys? Besides our ‘Good Guy’ costumes, our worldwide membership often choose to give back to their communities (through costumed volunteer activities and charity events). No one can provide the public with a greater range of Star Wars costumes, nor a more personable, interactive, face to face experience.
R2-D2 Builder’s Club
Local members will be at Phoenix ComiCon, showing off their creations, and discussing the finer points of building Astromechs and other Star Wars Droids.
Come see us at the Star Wars Neighborhood!
The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our “Known World” consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.
The Dread Fleet
The DREAD Fleet is comprised of five ships, each specializing in a spectrum of pirate talents; belly dancing, sword fighting, living chess matches, stage shows, contra dancing, and all manner of pirate history! Our ships sail Arizona executing educational and entertaining performances. If ye think us merely a sailor’s grog induced ramblings, we beg you visit when we make port at Phoenix Comic Con. Our adventures promise to amuse and may entice the wayward free-booter!
The Galactic Academy
The Galactic Academy is a Star Wars costuming club exclusively for kids and teens. Anyone under the age of 18 who likes to dress as a Star Wars character is welcome to join. The Academy serves as a gallery online of pictures for kids and teens. It also serves as a club where members can feel proud to be part of a community of fans.
The Galactic Academy is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd. STAR WARS™, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
For more information visit www.galactic-academy.net
The Kingdom of Umbria
The Kingdom of Umbria is located in Arizona. We have an exceptional group of artisans who always amaze us with their ability to do phenomenal work that range from bardics, paintings, cooking, brewing, archery. We also have fierce combatants who are truly a sight on any field.
We have members in Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and places in between. If your interested in speaking with members in your city, contact the Kingdom Hospitaler Sir Fafnir at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome you to attend our monthly tournaments and practices in Phoenix and Tempe, or any of our events listed on our home and event pages.
The Princess Project
The Princess Project Az is a locally owned and operated charity that goes to local children’s wards, and other event locations to visit ill children dressed up as Disney princess. To give them a smile in their time of need. Contact email@example.com
Umbrella Corporation Arizona Hive
Umbrella Corporation Arizona Hive is a non-profit cosplay for charity group that helps raise money for the AAWL (Arizona Animal Welfare League). the first and largest no-kill animal shelter in Arizona. We are designed off of the Umbrella Corporation from the beloved Video game and movie franchise Resident Evil. When ever we can we attend events to raise money for charities. we have 300+ active dress up members and 180 total members and quickly growing. we love what we do and are always looking for more members to help the group grow and in return help the animals.
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