Phoenix Comicon 2015: Friday Photo Recap – Star Wars, Steampunk and Steranko

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Jabba’s dancers Lyn Me (left) and Greeata (right) make an appearance at Friday’s Phoenix Comicon 2015.

Friday’s Phoenix Comicon saw another large crowd in attendance and we got a glimpse at some of the layout beyond the main convention hall. Between Steampunk programming at the Renaissance Hotel, every kind of gaming imaginable at the Hyatt Regency and the autographs and costuming areas of the main building’s 3rd floor, this year’s show is insanely huge.

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Jerusafunk performing on the Phoenix Comicon 2015 outdoor concert stage.

The day started off with some great music by an incredible local band called, Jerusafunk, and they were getting the crowd charged up as the Friday attendees walked by the outdoor concert stage towards the main PHXCC building. If you’d like to see and hear a few seconds of this groovy group, check our out Twitter post HERE.

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Archie 75th Anniversary panel with (L-R) Maegann Yarbrough, Brendan Wright, Joanne de Biasi and Archie vs. Predator author, Alex de Campi.

Our first stop inside the Con on Friday was the “Archie 75th Anniversary” panel, with guest speakers Maegann Yarbrough; Archie vs. Predator editor, Brendan Wright; Joanne de Biasi; and Archie vs. Predator author, Alex de Campi. Mrs. Yarbrough had an excellent presentation on the history of America’s favorite teenager and his gang, from his origin in the WWII era Pep Comics #22 through today’s zombie and Predator fighting hero – a very informative and fun panel.

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Jim Steranko and friends at Phoenix Comicon 2015.

The highlight of the day was meeting the legendary comic book creator, Jim Steranko, who told me a fascinating story behind his work on Captain America #110, from back in the late-sixties. Check out this Sunday’s Classic Comic Cover Corner to read all about it.

Peruse our gallery of Friday’s PHXCC photos below (just click the image to see it larger.)

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Bob Leeper

Bob Leeper is the co-owner and manager of "Arizona’s Pop Culture and Alternative Art Network," Evermore Nevermore. He is the co-creator of the pop culture events Steampunk Street and ENCREDICON, and is a member of the Phoenix Film Critics Society. He also curates the Facebook fan site The Arizona Cave – AZ Fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and is one of the few brave and bold fans of Jar Jar Binks.

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